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Minnesota State Fair celebrates Yellow Ribbon program for veterans
City planning for 2017 budget continues
Area prep volleyball roundup
Prep volleyball: Serving strong in win for H-BC
Girls tennis: Trojans show fight in loss
College volleyball: Lady Jays open season with new look
Prep football: Area football teams gear up for another season
Letter: Kiwanis projects are making an impact
Column: The cost of the EpiPen price increase
Column: Reforms and solutions to help First District farmers
Letter: Wake up and smell the drug companies
Letter: Either way, change coming in health insurance
Kenneth Linn Gaiser
Fern Rosezella Clauson
Lucille Margaret Poynter
Looking Back: 1991 -- New group home opening in Jackson County
Biking Bob: 78-year-old Hibma still doing plenty of pedaling
Column: A Nobles County cowboy made 1934 history
Column: Together 2016 a gathering to remember
Disheveled Theologian: Finding meaning in the motive
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Yungmann 80th birthday
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Zimmer: It's 'possible' Bridgewater could be out for season
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
November 17, 2015
Column: It’s time to fix rip-offs on prescription drugs
Q: What can Congress do to address the high prices for prescription medicines? A: There’s no doubt that the price of prescription medicines is a big concern for Iowans. This issue comes up repeatedly at my town meetings. It’s not only a pocketbook issue that squeezes household...
November 17, 2015 - 9:04pm
September 15, 2015
Congress about to fail on budget, but highway funding may yet pass
If it is September, then elected officials in Washington must be talking about short-term budget fixes. In what has become commonplace, Congress will not approve a full budget by the time the fiscal year ends Sept. 30, but lawmakers representing the Upper Midwest are optimistic...
September 15, 2015 - 8:59pm
August 31, 2015
Rep. Schomacker urges Congress to expand telemedicine access to medicare patients
ST. PAUL — District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, who chairs the Minnesota House Aging and Long Term Care Policy Committee, has co-authored a letter calling on Minnesota’s congressional delegation to support allowing a Medicare reimbursement extension to cover telemedicine...
August 31, 2015 - 9:10pm
July 19, 2015
Local members of Congress concerned, cautious with Iran nuclear deal
FARGO — Congressional delegates from North Dakota and Minnesota had mixed reactions to a proposed nuclear deal with Iran. Here are excerpts of statements they released: Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. Franken said he would review the deal closely in the days to come. “Obviously,...
July 19, 2015 - 8:12pm
May 12, 2015
Heitkamp co-sponsors bill to lift ban on U.S. crude oil exports
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D.-N.D., and Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska plan to introduce a bipartisan bill today to lift...
May 12, 2015 - 8:33pm
March 22, 2015
New agreement could ease border congestion
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A new agreement between the U.S. and Canada is being billed as a way to ease congestion and speed up border crossings. The preclearance agreement would allow U.S. officials to conduct inspections on Canadian soil and vice versa before allowing people or goods...
March 22, 2015 - 7:55pm
March 18, 2015
Lawmaker immunity challenged again
ST. PAUL — Police need to know they can arrest state lawmakers, supporters of clarifying legislation say. “It is not necessarily clear to law enforcement, lawmakers or the general public,” Rep. Ryan Winkler, D-Golden Valley, on Wednesday told a Minnesota House committee about...
March 18, 2015 - 8:40pm
March 3, 2015
Netanyahu’s speech to Congress over impending Iran deal draws rebuke from Obama
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States Tuesday that it was negotiating a bad deal with Iran that could...
March 3, 2015 - 9:34pm
February 12, 2015
Editorial: Support Simonson for regents’ board
For more than 20 years, a Mayo/Rochester representative has had the Congressional District 1 position on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. Quite simply, we think it’s time that changed. Dr. Randy Simonson, CEO of Grasix Animal Health in Worthington, is a finalist for...
February 12, 2015 - 9:30pm
February 11, 2015
War on the horizon?
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday sent Congress his long-awaited formal request to authorize military force against Islamic...
February 11, 2015 - 9:05pm
January 29, 2015
Flood relief bill passes MN House
ST. PAUL — By a vote of 132 to 0, the Minnesota House approved legislation Thursday that will bring disaster relief funding to southwestern Minnesota communities that were devastated by heavy rains and flooding last June. Last session lawmakers set aside money for a special natural...
January 29, 2015 - 10:09pm
Democrats set high bar for supporting Obama on trade
PHILADELPHIA — Senior Democrats in the House of Representatives said Thursday they would insist President Barack Obama provide hard evidence that proposed free trade deals will boost median U.S. incomes, laying out tough terms to support his trade agenda. The demands, hours before...
January 29, 2015 - 8:47pm
January 20, 2015
State of the Union
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama challenged the Republican-led Congress Tuesday to break out of the “tired old patterns” of confrontational...
January 20, 2015 - 10:06pm