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Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee donates 36k to DL Boys & Girls Club
Not drinking or driving, teens increasingly put off traditional markers of adulthood
Former Minn. assistant principal plans guilty pleas to charges related to explicit childrens' images
Study shows playing football before age 12 can lead to mood and behavior issues
Minnesota school accountability system up for review to meet federal standards
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Area pro and college sports briefs
DL Whalers capture squirt hockey title in Fargo
Raiders push win streak to three games
Laker volleyball runners-up at Hawley Invite
Girls soccer picks up sixth win in eight games
"The first day at school wasn't the worst day": Story from 1977 rings true today
Social Security celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Column: Sleeping with a neanderthal
Column: The very first school in Becker County
3 pumpkin-themed recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth
friends & neighbors
Flipping houses--it's not like TV
Arvig schedules cut-over date for all-digital conversion in Ada, Callaway, Glyndon, Hawley and Lake Park
Nurse practitioner joins Essentia Health-Park Rapids Clinic
MN gas prices up slightly over last week
Essentia Health Welcomes General Surgeon in Detroit Lakes
Fargo photographer exhibiting his work at Trinity Lutheran this month
NYM Cultural Center to host fiber arts classes Sept. 22-23
Eagles tribute show to open new season at the Holmes
'Sulfer Springs' is a can't miss read for Krueger mystery fans
Lakes Area Chorale headed for New York City: Picnic, info meeting on joining local community choir set for Sunday
Beejay Eckman and Tracy Nealis
Nena Rae Bartnes
Jerry & Monica Thunstrom
Alton O. Haugen
Leo L. Rabideaux
Eva Della Fritz
Anna Mae Nelson
It all started with an apple
Letter: Brain injury survivor provides bike helmets for kids
Marine recruit supports Tobacco 21 in DL
Warm up with roasted eggplant and garlic soup
This argument against Tobacco 21 should go up in smoke
A sight to make the neighbor drop his rake
Autumn full moons are fun times to fish
Black bears live in the shadows
Time for cooler-weather boat maintenance
Grosbeaks sure brighten up a wintertime yard
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
pine to palm
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
Ystebo cruises to Pine to Palm Senior title
Chris Swenson captures the 85th Pine to Palm championship
December 9, 2014
Tax exemptions may be part of Super Bowl game plan
December 9, 2014 - 8:07am
September 20, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Klobuchar report shows propane shortage really cost Minnesotans
ST. PAUL -- It was cold last winter, really cold. Propane was in short supply last winter, really short. And the fuel was expensive, really expensive. The 10 percent of Minnesotans who heat with propane -- as well as farmers, businesses and others that use it -- felt to crunch...
September 20, 2014 - 1:30pm
September 13, 2014
U.S. lawmakers fault rail sector for slow service
U.S. rail operators must put investment ahead of profits to clear the way for grain, automotive and chemical shipments now clogging the tracks, lawmakers said at a congressional hearing Wednesday about the health of the rail grid. Rail backups in the Midwest are particularly acute...
September 13, 2014 - 1:30pm
September 9, 2014
Special session not expected in Minn. for disaster
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's new disaster fund may be enough to reimburse local governments for early-summer flood-fighting costs until legislators return to work Jan. 6. That is the gist of a Tuesday memorandum from the state finance commissioner and emergency management director. The...
September 9, 2014 - 2:22pm
August 3, 2014
Voting law is Simon’s passion
Steve Simon has been in the Minnesota Legislature for 10 years, and successfully shepherded through several major, bipartisan improvements to...
August 3, 2014 - 9:30am
August 1, 2014
Minnesota’s minimum wage hike goes into effect today
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is seeing its first minimum wage increase in nearly a decade. Starting today, most of the state’s lowest paid workers will receive $8 an hour. It’s the first of three annual increases that will push Minnesota’s wage floor from $6.15 an hour — among...
August 1, 2014 - 7:30am
July 30, 2014
State’s minimum wage hike takes effect starting Friday
People earning a minimum wage are people we depend on to care for our children and our elderly and disabled family members, yet they do not make enough money to care for their own families. Some are working two to three jobs to try to provide for their children’s basic needs. Because...
July 30, 2014 - 11:31am
July 16, 2014
Minnesota farmland taxes expected to rise
ST. PAUL -- Many Minnesota property owners could see some tax relief this year, but farmers can expect higher taxes for at least the next two years. "What I am hearing is it is making it much more difficult to do business as a farmer," Rep.
July 16, 2014 - 10:52pm
July 2, 2014
New Minnesota rail regulations are a safety net for increased oil by rail shipment
ST. PAUL — New Minnesota laws took effect Tuesday to improve the safety of citizens and rail workers who live and work near railroad tracks that carry crude oil through Minnesota. “Trains carrying crude oil pass through our communities every day,” said Gov. Mark Dayton in...
July 2, 2014 - 8:02am
June 14, 2014
President Obama signs bill expanding definition of AIS
Fighting the advance of invasive species in Minnesota got a boost from changes to the federal Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which...
June 14, 2014 - 2:00pm
May 29, 2014
Gov. Dayton signs Minnesota medical marijuana bill into law
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Thursday signed into law a bill to allow the use of medical marijuana. Unlike many major bills, the signing was not held in public. Dayton released a statement: “I pray it will bring to the victims of ravaging illnesses the relief they...
May 29, 2014 - 10:45am
May 28, 2014
‘Unsession’ gets 1,175 obsolete laws off the state’s books
ST. PAUL -- It’s no longer a crime in Minnesota to carry fruit in an illegally sized container. The state’s telegraph regulations are gone. And it’s legal to drive a car in neutral — if you can figure out how to do it. Those were among the 1,175 obsolete, unnecessary and...
May 28, 2014 - 10:00am
May 27, 2014
New law puts lab cats, dogs up for adoption
Minnesota on Tuesday became the first state to ensure that dogs and cats used in laboratory testing be offered for adoption. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the Omnibus Supplemental Budget Bill containing the Beagle Freedom Law. Authored by Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, and Rep....
May 27, 2014 - 9:30am
May 22, 2014
Greater Minnesota legislative issues receive mixed grades
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota farmers are happy that lawmakers lowered some farm property taxes, but small businesses complain that a higher minimum wage and a bill giving them more legal exposure will hurt. Dry southwestern Minnesotans think they may get Missouri River water, but some...
May 22, 2014 - 7:45am
May 21, 2014
Dayton signs four bills for tax cuts and spending
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday signed the four big tax-cut and spending bills passed by the Legislature last week. During a Capitol news conference that resembled a Democratic-Farmer-Labor campaign rally, Dayton pronounced the legislative session that ended Friday a huge...
May 21, 2014 - 9:30am