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Lake cabin owner catches bear on deck in middle of day
Woman recognizes ex-husband in robbery video posted on Facebook, turns him in
Dayton signs police body camera bill, but not all pleased
Filing period closed
Section golf: Trojans Van Hove, Prunty get to state
Section 3AA baseball: JCC, Pipestone Area look sharp
Section 3AA softball: Pipestone Area keeps rolling on
Section 3A softball: Veldkamp, E/SWC roar into finals
Section boys tennis: Wohnoutka, Jelken punch tickets to state
Letter: A definition of love in the face of death
Letter: Middle class tax relief on its way to governor's desk
As others see it: No tax breaks for tobacco
Column: A legacy of a pre-post-racial era
Column: Hillary Clinton's protective crouch
Donna M. Rippel
Diane La Frenz
James Carroll "JIMBO"
Robert "Bob" Olson
John Richard Norton Jr.
Jack-of-all-trades: Plans shaping up to name BARC gymnasium in Jack Kelly's honor
Looking Back: 1966 -- New Nobles County parks dedicated
Column: Our young soldiers are becoming only a dim memory
Out & About: May 27-June 11
Five tips for backyard smoking this summer
Out and About
Twylla von Holdt 80th birthday
Dayle von Holdt 85th birthday
Wick 90th birthday
Wibbens 95th birthday
Anderson 95th birthday
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January 12, 2015
‘No choice’ but to raise taxes for transportation
ST. PAUL — There is no choice but to raise taxes to improve Minnesota’s transportation system, say state Senate Democrats. “I can’t think of another path ... without some increase in revenue,” Sen. Vicki Jenson, D-Owatonna, said Monday as she and colleagues introduced...
January 12, 2015 - 9:31pm
January 11, 2015
Transportation plans evolving
ST. PAUL — Transportation funding this legislative session is about as easy to navigate as a rural dirt road after a summer thunderstorm. It...
January 11, 2015 - 6:44pm
January 8, 2015
Senate DFL, House GOP show contrasting priorities
ST. PAUL — One theme prevails in lists of priorities released Thursday by Democrats who control the Minnesota Senate and Republicans who run...
January 8, 2015 - 7:48pm
November 5, 2014
GOP take control of Minnesota House
ST. PAUL — Victories in greater Minnesota on Tuesday delivered the state House back to GOP control. It was a lonely GOP victory in what otherwise was an election day dominated by Democrats in state races. Republicans picked up DFL seats in many rural areas, helping the GOP pick...
November 5, 2014 - 1:58am
Walz, Peterson headed back to D.C.
Rep. Tim Walz turned back a challenge from a tenacious opponent Tuesday, and the Mankato Democrat won a fifth two-year term representing Minnesota in the First District of the U.S House of Representatives. Walz, a former Mankato school teacher and retired command sergeant major...
November 5, 2014 - 1:55am
Hamilton, Schomacker re-elected
Both of the region’s races for Minnesota House turned out to be one-sided affairs Tuesday. In District 22B, Republican Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake cruised to his sixth two-year term, recording the largest margin of victory of his electoral career. With 86 of 88 precincts counted,...
November 5, 2014 - 1:52am
November 2, 2014
McFadden praises Klobuchar, attacks Franken in final debate
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s Republican U.S. Senate candidate held up Sen. Amy Klobuchar as a model senator in his final debate of the campaign. But...
November 2, 2014 - 9:15pm
October 30, 2014
DFL, GOP trade jabs over late-campaign mailings
ST. PAUL — It’s that time when campaigns get a little rough, as shown Thursday when Minnesota Democrats and Republicans criticized each other for mailing inaccurate and inappropriate literature in state House races. Democrats, led by House Speaker Paul Thissen, complained that...
October 30, 2014 - 8:41pm
October 28, 2014
Controlling the House
ST. PAUL — Republicans have been shut out of power in the Minnesota state Capitol for two years, and in next week’s elections are seeking...
October 28, 2014 - 7:59pm
October 19, 2014
A divided household
HASTINGS — It’s election season — prime time for political arguments to heat up. For more than one Hastings family, the battle between...
October 19, 2014 - 8:12pm
October 16, 2014
Johnson, Dayton trade jabs over jobs, insurance
ST. PAUL — With Election Day quickly approaching, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton exchanged verbal jabs Thursday over health insurance rates and the state’s falling unemployment rate. A day after Preferred One, the top-selling insurer...
October 16, 2014 - 9:13pm
October 15, 2014
Opponent sees Franken as yes-man
ST. PAUL — U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s Republican opponent says that in five years in the U.S. Senate Franken has become the poster child for a do-nothing, superpartisan Congress. Franken disputes the portrait painted by first-time candidate Mike McFadden. The Democratic incumbent...
October 15, 2014 - 8:38pm
Flag to be dedicated Friday
WORTHINGTON — A flag that once flew over the U.S. Capitol in Washington will be presented to Freedom Veterans Memorial Park in memory of three Nobles County veterans and their families at 10:30 a.m. Friday. The large five-by-eight foot flag was purchased through the office of Rep....
October 15, 2014 - 8:30pm
October 14, 2014
Different strokes for different candidates
DULUTH — Mark Dayton and Jeff Johnson see the world differently. Very differently. Democratic Gov. Dayton wants the minimum wage to rise as planned, saying, “I believe in the old-fashioned notion that work should pay” for the necessities of life. His Republican challenger,...
October 14, 2014 - 8:14pm
Column: The poster child for a broken Washington
WASHINGTON — If you were to seek out a poster child for all that is broken in Washington, you could find no better candidate than the Federal Election Commission. The agency that oversees our campaign-finance system, by law led by three Democratic and three Republican appointees,...
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October 14, 2014 - 7:50pm