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Frozen pipes bursting onto the local scene
BSU takes a sober look at alcohol use
Mowing, Not Plowing
Arson suspected in Naytahwaush fire
Ranchers are howling over wolf ruling
Girls Hoops: Raiders win second game of the season
Hornet girls pick up win No. 12
No. 3 Hornets win at Central Cass
DL wrestlers split at Fosston Tri
Super Bowl billboard campaign seeks acceptance for gay players
Before texting and e-mail, there were penned messages of affection
Friday Matters: Everyday Christmas Pageant
Thursday Matters: Everyday Well Water
Turning back the pages
Step up your snack game
Friends & Neighbors
Herman named CEO of Essentia Health
MN gas prices fall slightly after uptick
Bremer Bank aquires 13 Eastwood banks
Economic Development Summit coming up
Global study released on U.S. teens’ financial literacy, keys to success
Winter Light Festival is Monday, Feb. 2 in NYM
'Mortdecai' starts 2015 with a whimper
Quilted vintage linens now on display at Hjemkomst Center
‘Paints ’n Pints’ set on Monday
‘American Idol’ picks singers from Bemidji, Fargo
Cheers for ‘dropped call’ reform
A vibrant community is like a potluck
Letter: State of Union response given by a great American
Letter: Children in crisis need better service
When visitors decide to stay
Lake sturgeon continue recovery in Rainy River and Lake of the Woods
AIS trailer decals: Still unanswered questions
Wild birds not as frequent visitors this year
Register for beginner fly-fishing weekend
Thin ice causing big problems on northern Minnesota lakes
Menahga baby is first this year
Growing deep winter greens
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
January 27, 2015
Dayton budget plan covers a wide range of issues
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's two-year budget plan would pump more than a half billion dollars into education, increase the number of food inspectors by 26, add facilities at some parks, fund better supervision of child abuse programs, improve railroad crossings and provide...
January 27, 2015 - 8:40pm
Peterson to run again in Minnesota’s 7th District
WASHINGTON – There’s no waiting game for U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson this year. Peterson, a Detroit Lakes Democrat who represents Minnesota’s sprawling 7th Congressional District, which stretches along the western edge of Minnesota, said through a spokeswoman Tuesday that he...
January 27, 2015 - 4:04pm
Dayton releases budget plan
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants Minnesota to collect and spend more than $40 billion from state taxpayers in the next two years, without a general tax increase. As always for Dayton, key in his budget proposal he was releasing today is increasing education funding, this year...
January 27, 2015 - 10:59am
Dayton seeks $11 billion for transportation
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota motorists would pay at least 16 cents a gallon more gasoline taxes under Gov. Mark Dayton's transportation funding proposal. They would pay slightly higher motor vehicle license fees and $10 more to register a vehicle. Also, a half percent sales tax increase...
January 27, 2015 - 7:59am
January 24, 2015
North Dakota tax on cigarettes could increase if bills pass
Smokers would pay more than triple the current state tax on cigarettes in North Dakota under two bipartisan bills promoted Wednesday by anti-tobacco groups and others. North Dakota’s current excise tax of 44 cents per pack is the 46th lowest in the nation and hasn’t been raised...
January 24, 2015 - 11:00am
Fight for medical marijuana fires up in ND
If you ask Rilie Morgan, it’s time for North Dakota to make medical marijuana legal. The affable silver-haired financial planner, who goes by his middle name, Ray, has neuropathy. The neurological affliction has for the past two years given the 64-year-old Fargo man constant...
January 24, 2015 - 10:30am
January 23, 2015
Fight over Sunday liquor sales continues
ST. PAUL -- Claiming new momentum for a cause that’s been a perennial loser at the Capitol, opponents of Minnesota’s law banning Sunday liquor-store sales said Thursday that they’ll push for a repeal this session. “Coming off an election cycle where this was an issue that...
January 23, 2015 - 7:22am
January 22, 2015
Top Minnesota GOP bill features business breaks
ST. PAUL -- Improving the Minnesota economy will be difficult, a representative sponsoring the Republican House's top priority says. Even so, Rep. Ron Kresha said Thursday, "there is no excuse to throw up our hands and admit defeat." The Little Falls lawmaker took members of...
January 22, 2015 - 8:53pm
Anti-abuse bill puts children first
ST. PAUL -- Hank Marotske's mother allowed her children one meal a week. "That pot of whatever she cooked had to last a week," he said. When the food ran out one time, his mother caught Marotske trying to sneak food out of a cabinet. "She threw me from the counter, across...
January 22, 2015 - 8:31am
State ignores 2007 meatpacker rights law
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota state department has not followed a law to notify meatpacking plants and workers about protections the state provides. Pointing to a bookshelf full of Minnesota laws, Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles said Wednesday, "one of them sort of got lost." The law...
January 22, 2015 - 8:26am
January 21, 2015
Obama strikes defiant tone with Republicans in big speech
President Barack Obama struck a defiant tone for his dealings with the new Republican-led Congress on Tuesday, calling on his opponents to raise...
January 21, 2015 - 9:00am
Dayton and GOP offer tax proposals
ST. PAUL -- Both Republicans and Democratic-Farmer-Laborites rolled out proposals to cut Minnesota’s taxes Tuesday, but leaders from the two parties are targeting their tax cuts at different groups. Republican lawmakers proposed to exempt seniors’ Social Security income from...
January 21, 2015 - 8:30am
January 20, 2015
Minnesota looks at new nursing home funding method
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota will do a better job caring for its senior citizens if nursing homes are paid based on their quality of care and the area's average pay, backers of a nursing home funding reform bill say. Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, and Sen. Tony Lourey, D-Kerrick, on...
January 20, 2015 - 9:10pm
Wolf ruling could affect Minnesota livestock
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans lost their ability to protect livestock and pets when a federal court ordered wolves to return to the endangered species list, a Minnesota House committee heard Tuesday. "This is one of the top issues for our members," Thom Peterson of the Minnesota Farmers'...
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January 20, 2015 - 9:06pm
Rural Minnesota groups announce funding wants
ST. PAUL -- A pair of greater Minnesota organizations seeks more than half of an expected $1 billion state budget surplus for their priorities. The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities and the Greater Minnesota Partnership announced Tuesday that their top funding requests include...
January 20, 2015 - 9:03pm