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Former labor secretary elected to lead Democratic party
Delays, new forms and more: Get ready for 2017 tax season
There's a new top concern for vehicle owners, study shows
As DAPL camp cleared, protesters plot resistance to other pipelines
An all-star artist: SD high school grad designs trophy for NBA skills challenge
DNR staff highlight need for Minn. license fee increase
Wrestling: MW's Lamont Cannon two-time All-American
High school sports roundup: Red Rock Central tops Fulda
Wrestling: Eight Trojans advance to Section 3AA semifinals
Les Knutson: From Granite Falls to New Richland watching high school basketball
Phillips: A well-timed letter reminded me to look for kindness
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Little things make a big difference with gardening
Column: Plenty of art activities in District 518 classrooms
Column: At CPAC, conservatism betrayed
Dean Juit Frantsen
Robert "Bob" Reed Prahm
Richard Robert Mork
Robert "Bob" Reed Prahm
Luverne native succeeding as professional mountain bike racer
Column: Adventures of that Hardy boy were the stuff of legend
Disheveled Theologian: Ornithology 101
2012: Kusz appointed Nobles County Attorney
Column: Worthington’s first Shorty — A colorful life and a sad end
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Meester 60th Anniversary
Birth: Feb. 18, 2017
Coyer 100th birthday
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Regular School Board Meeting January Minutes
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January 16, 2017
GOP boosts expansion of rural broadband
I was pleased to learn that the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded nearly $3.4 million locally for state grants to expand broadband access. Our policy changes ensured that the areas that truly needed broadband assistance received it. This...
January 16, 2017 - 8:44pm
January 11, 2017
Letter: Tax relief could soon be on its way
The Minnesota House of Representatives has taken the first step toward providing tens of thousands of Minnesotans with tax relief by recently approving a tax conformity proposal. I supported the measure. Tax season is here, and it’s critical that Minnesotans are given every opportunity...
January 11, 2017 - 10:56pm
June 13, 2016
Area GOP endorses Weber, Schomacker and Hamilton
EDGERTON — Republicans from eight counties gathered Friday in Edgerton to officially endorse the re-election bids of their current state lawmakers. Sen. Bill Weber of Luverne and Reps. Joe Schomacker of Luverne and Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake received the party’s support and...
June 13, 2016 - 10:16pm
May 18, 2016
$800 million: House bonding bill faces tough fight
ST. PAUL — Paul Torkelson needs to come up with quite a sales pitch. As chairman of the Minnesota House committee that recommends funding for...
May 18, 2016 - 9:00pm
May 12, 2016
Immigrant driver’s licenses, outstate cities in spotlight
ST. PAUL — Immigrants’ driver’s licenses, a long-simmering issue at the Capitol, came to the fore Wednesday in a House debate over the federal Real ID standards. Shortly before a House panel approved a measure to usher in the federal rules, Rep. Rod Hamilton made clear he did...
May 12, 2016 - 9:19pm
May 3, 2016
Statewide gas tax proposed: Nobles & Cottonwood support 16-cent-per-gallon hike
WORTHINGTON — With an estimated $600 million annual shortfall in the state’s transportation fund, area counties were asked to consider a...
May 3, 2016 - 9:13pm
May 2, 2016
Letter: Bill gives boost to agricultural safety
Protecting and preserving our food supply was the top focus of comprehensive agriculture legislation approved by the Minnesota House of Representatives recently. The proposal was passed on a 72 to 54 vote. Last session we were able to make record investments in agriculture while addressing...
May 2, 2016 - 4:08pm
April 20, 2016
Harriet Tubman to be featured on U.S. $20 bill
WASHINGTON — Civil rights activist Harriet Tubman will replace slaveholding former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, becoming the first...
April 20, 2016 - 3:56pm
April 12, 2016
Plan would move bird flu money to disaster fund
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House agriculture finance chairman wants to move nearly $2 million out of a fund set up to fight bird flu last year. Chairman Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, offered a plan under consideration so the money could be used for other agriculture disasters. “Right...
April 12, 2016 - 9:36pm
Small-town Minnesota grocers look to state for help
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s small-town grocery stores are closing at a rate that is expected to speed up as their owners age. In most cases, owners...
April 12, 2016 - 9:04pm
April 11, 2016
Letter: Legislator's bill would finally end water project
I’m the chief author of legislation that would complete the long-awaited Lewis and Clark Regional Water System project. The majority of the funding for the pipeline is in place, and a reliable water source is now available in Luverne. Now it is critical for all parties involved...
April 11, 2016 - 5:46pm
April 4, 2016
Letter: House keeps REAL ID moving forward
A measure designed to conform to federal guidelines and allow Minnesotans to board a commercial airplane in 2018 has been approved in the Minnesota House. This is the first step that the House needs to take in order to begin the discussion process for implementing REAL ID. I expect...
April 4, 2016 - 5:27pm
March 21, 2016
Letter: Input appreciated in St. Paul
The 2016 legislative session will last 10 weeks this session, and because of this, dozens of people from across southwestern Minnesota have already traveled to St. Paul to make their voices heard. Over the past week I’ve met with farmers, children’s advocates and local officials,...
March 21, 2016 - 4:50pm
February 18, 2016
Hamilton, Schomacker and Gunther meet to talk child care on Feb. 29
WORTHINGTON — State Reps. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake; Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne; and Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont, invite parents and child care providers to attend a listening session from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 29 at the Worthington Fire Hall in Worthington, 830 Second Ave., to discuss...
February 18, 2016 - 8:01pm
Letter: Legislator looks forward to upcoming session
With the start of the 2016 session just around the corner, I’m expecting a handful of topics to dominate the headlines at the State Capitol this year. Tax relief and long-term transportation funding remain on the compromise table from last session. If we can reach consensus with...
February 18, 2016 - 8:36am