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Craving coffee: Businesses, others hopeful for downtown jolt
Okabena-Ocheda Watershed sets 2017 budget
Officials optimistic as Congress approves $1 billion opioid initiative
Trump tabs Branstad as top China diplomat
St. Cloud-based video company challenges state law on serving gay couples
Area girls basketball roundup: Adrian beats Luverne after slow start
Prep wrestling: Trojans fall in tight battle with W/RRC
Area boys basketball roundup: Huskies win high-scoring season opener
Boys hockey: Trojans refuse to quit in loss to Redwood Valley
Boys basketball: Trojans show teamwork, depth in victory over Luverne
Column: Reinvigorating renewable energy in southern Minnesota
Column: You wanted anti-establishment? Hold on.
In Trump's America, 'pizzagate' could be the new normal
Letter: Pioneer Village
Letter: Local government entities should live within their means
Nellie Van Santen
James (Jim) Kuhl
Gerald L. Smith
First Lutheran Church welcomes pastor Jeanette McCormick
First Lutheran Church welcomes pastor Jeanette McCormick
Disheveled Theologian: The Santa Boat
Looking Back: 1991 -- Wind chills up to 50-below close schools
Homemade granola easier, more affordable than you think
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November 6, 2016
Franken, Larson stump for Clinton at UMD
DULUTH -- U.S. Sen. Al Franken isn’t taking anything for granted heading into the home stretch of the election, even though Richard Nixon was the last Republican presidential candidate to carry Minnesota in 1972. During a campaign stop at the University of Minnesota-Duluth’s Kirby...
November 6, 2016 - 8:39pm
October 28, 2016
Capital Chatter: State leaders don't communicate on insurance problem
ST. PAUL -- "What we've got here is a failure to communicate." The famous quote from the 1967 movie "Cool Hand Luke" would seem to fit the Minnesota health insurance premium situation. All four legislative caucuses and the governor have released plans to help keep rising premiums...
October 28, 2016 - 8:08pm
October 27, 2016
Klobuchar, Franken announce more than $100 million in critical heating aid
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken announced Thursday that the administration has released $101,494,836 in critical heating assistance for Minnesota seniors and families through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which many Minnesotans rely...
October 27, 2016 - 9:42pm
October 20, 2016
Franken staff offers help with federal agencies
WORTHINGTON — Members of Sen. Al Franken’s office hosted an event in Worthington Thursday to meet with Nobles County residents and leaders....
October 20, 2016 - 9:47pm
October 17, 2016
Franken's staff to host Worthington event Thursday
WORTHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s staff will be in Worthington on Thursday to meet with people who need help working with a federal agency, such as United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Medicare, Social Security or the Passport Agency. Franken’s staff...
October 17, 2016 - 9:29pm
September 21, 2016
Franken staffer discusses federal program in Adrian
ADRIAN -- Members of Minnesota Sen. Al Franken’s staff met with local U.S. Department of Agriculture employees, farmers and experts Wednesday...
September 21, 2016 - 10:00pm
Franken staff member to visit Adrian today
ADRIAN -- Staff from U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s office and officials from USDA Rural Development will be at Adrian Care Center in Adrian today as part Franken’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Tour. Local farmers and businesses are invited to discuss the impact of federal...
September 21, 2016 - 12:00am
August 25, 2016
'Awesome' State Fair opens with more security
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- People in line complained too few shuttle buses were scheduled. A political party chairman complained about members of another party. Lines built quickly, and well before lunch, at the most popular food concessions. And then there was Ryan Hinkeldey. "It's...
August 25, 2016 - 9:42pm
Franken attends groundbreaking of new school
BENA -- Eighteen years ago, John Parmeter -- a safety compliance officer with the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School -- was found unconscious in his office due to some sort of toxic fumes inside the building. On Wednesday, after years of fighting for a new, safer high school, he was able to...
August 25, 2016 - 6:44am
July 26, 2016
Franken mocks Trump in opening night DNC remarks
PHILADELPHIA -- He was back in his old "Saturday Night Live" satirist mode Monday evening as he addressed a national TV audience. “I’m Al Franken, Minnesotan, senator and world-renowned expert on right-wing megalomaniacs: Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly and now Donald Trump,”...
July 26, 2016 - 6:31am
July 18, 2016
Franken pushes bills to help rural health
ST. PAUL -- Rural Minnesota needs medical healing, and U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he has part of a cure. The Minnesota Democrat said Monday that he is pushing three bills to help bring better medical services to rural areas: -- One would provide more ways to get to health-care services,...
July 18, 2016 - 8:48pm
July 1, 2016
Capital Chatter: Farm groups back new GMO bill
ST. PAUL -- Farm organizations are happy that the U.S. Senate may be about to pass a bill taking away states' rights to demand that food labels tell consumers if the item has been genetically modified. A bill could be in front of senators as soon as they return from the July 4 holiday...
July 1, 2016 - 9:21pm
June 27, 2016
Franken's staff in Worthington today
WORTHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s staff will be in Worthington today to meet with officials from across the area to discuss the current state of the region’s infrastructure, including roads, bridges, water systems and broadband services. The meeting is scheduled to begin at...
June 27, 2016 - 9:07pm
May 13, 2016
NCE to receive FEMA disaster aid
WORTHINGTON — After two rounds of appeals for disaster aid to the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) following the April 2013 ice storm, Nobles Cooperative Electric (NCE) was recently notified that FEMA is partially granting the appeal for up to $2.5 million. The next...
May 13, 2016 - 9:22pm
April 12, 2013
Dayton, Klobuchar, Franken and Walz coming Saturday
LUVERNE -- Gov. Mark Dayton, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, and U.S. Rep. Tim Walz will visit Rock and Nobles counties today to assess the damages from this week's ice storm. The contingent of state and federal politicians will fly in to the Worthington Municipal Airport...
April 12, 2013 - 4:02pm