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Minnesota State Fair celebrates Yellow Ribbon program for veterans
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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
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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
February 4, 2015
Letter: Dayton's budget falls short for nursing homes
Recently Gov. Mark Dayton unveiled his budget priorities for Minnesota’s next two-year budget cycle. After giving it careful review, the plan falls short in at least two areas. One of the glaring items I noticed was the lack of investment to people with disabilities and our nursing...
February 4, 2015 - 8:15pm
January 19, 2015
Letter: Committee will work for all in agriculture
The first hearings for the Minnesota House Agriculture Finance Committee have taken place, and I’m pleased with how the committee has taken shape. I’m honored to be the ag finance chair, and I believe this is the most bipartisan, diverse, geographically balanced group we’ve...
January 19, 2015 - 6:04pm
December 26, 2014
Elderly, disabled care top priorities
ST. PAUL — The top priority for many rural Minnesota legislators is to improve state funding sent to elderly and disabled care programs. House...
December 26, 2014 - 9:24pm
December 17, 2014
Hamilton meets with local health officials to discuss concerns
WORTHINGTON — District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton had a busy morning. Following a listening session at 7 a.m. Wednesday, he visited Buffalo Ridge...
December 17, 2014 - 8:51pm
Local representatives hear the issues
WORTHINGTON — District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton and District 22 Sen. Bill Weber heard key regional issues on which their constituents think they...
December 17, 2014 - 8:44pm
December 15, 2014
Legislative breakfast event Wednesday
WORTHINGTON — The Governmental Affairs Committee of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative breakfast event Wednesday. The event will begin at 7 a.m. at the Hickory Lodge, 2015 N. Humiston Ave. Invited to attend are District 22 Sen. Bill Weber, District...
December 15, 2014 - 2:41pm
November 18, 2014
Hamilton named chairman of House Agriculture Finance Committee
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Speaker-elect Kurt Daudt has appointed District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, as Chairman of the Minnesota House Agriculture Finance Committee. “I am excited and humbled by this appointment and cannot wait to get to work for our farmers and...
November 18, 2014 - 9:41pm
November 7, 2014
Hamilton loses speaker bid; new GOP leaders put priority on Greater Minnesota
ST. PAUL — The state House’s two leaders promise to give Greater Minnesota a greater say in state government once a new Legislature is seated...
November 7, 2014 - 11:08pm
November 6, 2014
Hamilton up for speaker
MOUNTAIN LAKE — Now that District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton has won re-election, he has a loftier goal in mind: becoming the next speaker of the Minnesota House. Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, who earned a commanding victory over challenger Cheryl Avenel-Navara on Election Day, confirmed...
November 6, 2014 - 9:47pm
November 5, 2014
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
October 30, 2014
Editorial: Vote Hamilton, Schomacker
For the last 10 years, Rod Hamilton has more than ably represented his District 22B constituents in the Minnesota House. He’s now in the midst of seeking his sixth two-year-term, and to get it he’ll have to defeat DFLer Cheryl Avenel-Navara for the second consecutive election....
October 30, 2014 - 9:08pm
October 29, 2014
District 22B debate airs live Thursday night
APPLETON — Pioneer Public Television will broadcast its final live call-in debate of the 2014 election season at 7 p.m. Thursday. House District 22B Republican incumbent Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake will debate DFL challenger Cheryl Avenel-Navara of Worthington in a live debate...
October 29, 2014 - 8:40pm
Republicans Schomacker, Hamilton aim for re-election
Editor’s note: The following are written responses to questions posed to the candidates; they are published in the form they are received and not edited. District 22A Joe Schomacker Occupation: Small business Owner — Schomacker Cleaning of Luverne Current residence: Luverne What...
October 29, 2014 - 8:32pm
District 22A, 22B candidates talk education
WORTHINGTON — Three of the four candidates for Minnesota House seats 22A and 22B faced off in Worthington Wednesday afternoon during a gathering...
October 29, 2014 - 8:17pm
October 19, 2014
State reps earn Guardian of Small Business awards
ST. PAUL — The state’s largest small business group in terms of entities, the National Federation of Independent Business Minnesota, with 13,000 members statewide, has announced that District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, and District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake,...
October 19, 2014 - 3:10pm