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Baby born on way to hospital
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Minneapolis police step up security for gay pride festivities
Smith, Heck renew rivalry at PGA Juniors in Chaska
Laettner Camp a success on many age levels
Golf Celebration at Lakeview July 1-3
Angels defeat Lakers 4-1
Wild tour stops in DL
Nevis native takes unexpected trip abroad
How to avoid the dreaded long TSA lines
Sauce gives a sweet finish to your grilled favorites
Social Security benefits are calculated the same way for men, women
Wirth graduates at military academy
Friends & Neighbors
Local co-op hosts membership picnic
Litte Caesars looking for franchisee
Average MN gas prices dropped 5 cents last week
Avoiding estate mistakes
Award for Minnesota Management and Budget
DCC’s Lakeview to host golf festivities in honor of centennial
The joys of curling and other Olympic pursuits
NLOC’s ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens July 28
Movie magic – in your own backyard
Vikingland Band Festival to feature big parade
Petronilla "Patty" Wander
Alice Lenora Gross
Lester R. (Butch) Mosher
Carol M. Linden
Delores Arlene Crane
10 tips for protecting our water
It should be easy to vote, hard to cheat
Classified 911 report ‘very disturbing,’ should be released to the public
MN gains primaries, keeps caucuses
North used to be thata way
Frazee woman nabs record sturgeon
How to hook, use leeches and crawlers
These two birds are way easier to hear than see
Fine fishing so far in MN
Northwest MN Fishing Report
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
Find ‘refuge’ from hectic life at wildlife sanctuary
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
March 27, 2016
Congress’ gridlock can be broken
Gridlock has become synonymous with Congress. But despite the deep divisions among elements of the U.S. House and Senate, the first session of the 114th Congress (2015), to the surprise of many observers, got some good stuff done. Surely some big things were left undone, including...
opinion / editorials
March 27, 2016 - 5:05am
March 6, 2016
Ada city administrator seeks Republican nod
Ada City Administrator James Leiman hopes to win the Republican endorsement to run against DFL incumbent Kent Eken for the Minnesota Senate District...
March 6, 2016 - 5:35am
April 23, 2015
U.S. Senate unanimously approves human trafficking bill
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation increasing penalties and crack down on human traffickers and take steps to stop the exploitation of children — an effort in which this region’s two women senators — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.,...
April 23, 2015 - 8:20am
April 2, 2015
Legislators spar over funds, offices
Area lawmakers disagreed Monday on whether Minnesota should implement universal public education for 4-year-olds any time soon. The controversy...
April 2, 2015 - 4:19pm
Capitol redo could leave legislators homeless
The Minnesota House soon may be homeless. The Senate likewise. The state Capitol’s multi-year renovation project is putting the crimp on many state officials and others who surround them. Two-thirds of the Capitol is closed, with all but tunnels through the basement due to...
April 2, 2015 - 5:45am
March 27, 2015
Minnesota Senate Democrats take middle budget ground
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate Democrats' budget plan falls between the higher-spending Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and the big-tax-cut House Republicans. Senators...
March 27, 2015 - 11:44am
February 13, 2015
Capitol fireworks erupt as Senate seeks to suspend raises for Dayton’s commissioners
ST. PAUL -- The weeks’ long controversy over pay raises Gov. Mark Dayton gave to his commissioners fractured relations between the DFL governor and the DFL Senate leader on Thursday, which ended with Dayton exploding with anger. “To have a majority leader of the Senate come...
February 13, 2015 - 8:00am
June 2, 2014
Minnesota Republicans go with McFadden for Senate
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The Republican U.S. Senate endorsement came down to money vs. party tradition. Mike McFadden, the moneyed candidate, won. Candidate...
News / government
June 2, 2014 - 9:15am
February 25, 2014
Minnesota Senate office building ruling appealed
ST. PAUL - Former state Rep. Jim Knoblach is appealing a judge's decision to throw out his challenge to a new state Senate office building. A Ramsey County judge dismissed the suit earlier this month after Knoblach tried to stop planning for a $63 million office building and $27...
News / government
February 25, 2014 - 10:00am
January 15, 2014
Republicans want Minnesota Senate building killed
ST. PAUL -- Republican senators say they want a proposed Minnesota Senate office building plan canceled. Some will have a chance to talk about it and vote against it Wednesday, when the Senate Rules Committee is supposed to decide whether construction will begin. The Democratic-controlled...
News / government
January 15, 2014 - 8:21am
June 18, 2013
Moderate Republican enters race against Franken
ST. PAUL -- A moderate Minnesota Republican known for his work on health care legislation plans a U.S. Senate campaign. State Rep. Jim Abeler of Anoka Tuesday announced his intention to challenge Democratic Sen. Al Franken. “Minnesota needs a senator from Minnesota who has...
News / legislative
June 18, 2013 - 12:50pm
April 24, 2013
Heitkamp: Let states tax Internet sales
In her maiden speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate Tuesday, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., called for the federal government to “level the playing field” and allow states to collect sales taxes on Internet sales. The Marketplace Fairness Act, of which Heitkamp is a co-sponsor,...
News / government
April 24, 2013 - 8:36am
March 14, 2012
Phil Hansen to run for Senate
Detroit Lakes volunteer, small business owner and former NFL player Phil Hansen will make an announcement Thursday, March 15, at a series of stops throughout the newly formed Senate District 4 including Detroit Lakes, Moorhead and Ada.
March 14, 2012 - 11:36am
July 25, 2011
Friends, colleagues, kin pay respects to Bob Stenehjem; funeral is today
BISMARCK -- About 700 people paid their final respects to Senate Majority Leader Bob Stenehjem at a rare event Sunday in the Capitol. The funeral visitation in the Senate chamber marked the final time the leader will enter the room he's guided for the past decade. State officials,...
July 25, 2011 - 9:03am
June 30, 2010
Potter offers plan 'to fix Social Security forever'
BISMARCK - North Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Tracy Potter said Wednesday that he has a solution "to fix Social Security forever." If elected, the Bismarck state senator said he will introduce legislation that will make the upper 6 percent of income earners pay the same FICA rate...
June 30, 2010 - 2:02pm