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ND archaeologist: No burial sites destroyed by Dakota Access
Man pleads guilty to drug charge
Ex-police chief found guilty seven years later of kiling pregnant girlfriend
High school volleyball: Trojans fight back but can't seal win at Redwood Valley
Wolter: The mysterious Minnesota Vikings
Girls tennis: Trojans put up a fight in final home match
Girls soccer: Trojans fall to Willmar in the rain
College football: Slow start comes back to bite Bluejays
Column: In praise of good government geeks
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Letter: WHS marching band something to take pride in
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Rory C. Burke
Kenneth R. Busch
Willa B. Muir
Douglas Ralph Geertsema
Truesdell is new pastor at American Reformed Church
Bosmas add barn quilt to their northwest Iowa property
Column: Shaking Up the Sanctuary
Looking Back: 1991 -- Perkins family receives conservation honor
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Bakker 50th anniversary
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Gerber 95th birthday
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June 28, 2016
Franken staffer hears infrastructure concerns
WORTHINGTON -- Regional officials convened Tuesday at the Biotechnology Advancement Center in Worthington to take part in U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s Rural Infrastructure Listening Tour. The discussion was led by Jake Schwitzer, Franken’s policy advisor. He was accompanied by Bree...
June 28, 2016 - 9:55pm
June 2, 2016
Column: Why I oppose the Trans-Pacific Deal
WASHINGTON — In the coming months, Congress will likely face a vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive trade deal covering 12 countries and 40 percent of global trade. It’s the largest trade deal the United States has ever negotiated, and would have an enormous effect...
June 2, 2016 - 9:42pm
May 15, 2016
Hotdish heaven: The recipes from the Congressional casserole contest
WASHINGTON — “Working together to improve the lives of Minnesotans, one hotdish at a time.” That was the tagline for the sixth annual Minnesota...
May 15, 2016 - 9:25pm
May 11, 2016
Rep. Walz wins state congressional delegation’s hotdish competition
ST. PAUL — U.S. Rep. Tim Walz’s “Turkey Taco Tot Hotdish” took top honors Wednesday in the sixth annual “Hotdish-Off” among Minnesota’s...
May 11, 2016 - 9:09pm
March 30, 2016
Educators skeptical about ESSA
WORTHINGTON — Dozens of southwest Minnesota school administrators attended a meeting with two of United States Sen. Al Franken’s advisers Wednesday afternoon to discuss a new federal law and district issues in rural Minnesota. The meeting at the Biotechnology Advancement Center...
March 30, 2016 - 9:55pm
March 28, 2016
Franken staffers to meet with area educators
WORTHINGTON — Members of Sen. Al Franken’s staff will be in Worthington Wednesday to meet with rural education leaders from southwest Minnesota. They will discuss the unique challenges educators face to ensure students in rural communities have the best schools and education possible...
March 28, 2016 - 9:45pm
February 5, 2016
Franken talks rural health care woes
ST. PAUL — U.S. Sen. Al Franken is taking on rural health care in his second term. The Minnesota Democrat is co-chairman of the Senate Rural Health Caucus and has traveled the state discussing the topic. “The conversations were vivid and personal, but also immensely practical,”...
February 5, 2016 - 9:47pm
February 3, 2016
Jackson student speaks on college debt during Klobuchar forum
WASHINGTON — A southwest Minnesota native explained her struggle in handling student debt during a Wednesday morning forum mediated by Sen....
February 3, 2016 - 9:49pm
December 11, 2015
Capitol Chatter: Democrats seek to stop rural legislative losses
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Democrats hope the flip-flopping of state House control continues through one more election. Democrats mostly dominated the House for years, until Republicans held control from 1999 to 2006. Since then, Democrats controlled two two-year sessions, Republicans...
December 11, 2015 - 9:36pm
December 10, 2015
Column: New education law will help students, schools
WASHINGTON — If we want a stronger nation tomorrow, we need to give our kids a world-class education today. That was the idea when Congress passed what you may know as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), a law that has governed our federal K-12 education policies for the last 13 years....
December 10, 2015 - 3:32pm
November 29, 2015
No Child Left Behind overhaul nears reality
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans will have more control over their schools if Congress approves a rewrite of the controversial federal No Child Left Behind Act. U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., recently led a bipartisan team of congressional negotiators that put the finishing touches on a compromise...
November 29, 2015 - 7:51pm
November 6, 2015
Column: Remembering our veterans
WASHINGTON — Each year, my Senate office has a poetry contest for Minnesota students so that they can write about the “veteran in their lives.” Often they write about a parent or another close friend or relative who has left home for extended periods to serve our nation in the...
November 6, 2015 - 9:42pm
November 4, 2015
Column: A real conversation about mental health
WASHINGTON — As has happened far too often in recent years, the mass shooting at an Oregon community college has prompted yet another “national conversation about mental health.” And mental health reform should indeed be a priority. Unfortunately, this conversation is often...
November 4, 2015 - 3:44pm
October 28, 2015
Minnesota receives $8 million to expand biofuel infrastructure
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded Minnesota $8 million in federal funding under the Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) to expand biofuel infrastructure. Minnesota is one of 21 states to receive federal funding to expand biofuel infrastructure...
October 28, 2015 - 9:43pm
September 16, 2015
Minnesota senators, representatives urge strongest level of funding for Lewis & Clark water project
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Reps. Collin Peterson and Tim Walz, are calling for the strongest level of funding possible for the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System (LCRWS). In a letter to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees,...
September 16, 2015 - 8:19pm