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Prairie Winds Kite Fly is Sept. 10
Candidates plan ice cream social
Dayton wants Minnesotans to take clean water pledge
Minnesota State Fair celebrates Yellow Ribbon program for veterans
City planning for 2017 budget continues
Zimmer: It's 'possible' Bridgewater could be out for season
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
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
Out and About
Yungmann 80th birthday
Ringkob 45th anniversary
Bullerman 60th anniversary
Froderman 65th anniversary
Rutzen 65th anniversary
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May 19, 2016
House panel delivers Puerto Rico crisis bill
WASHINGTON — U.S. lawmakers Thursday began coalescing around revised bipartisan legislation to help address Puerto Rico’s unpayable debt...
May 19, 2016 - 3:21pm
House votes down bonding bill
ST. PAUL — A Minnesota House public works funding bill failed Thursday, an action on a major undecided issue that further muddles the fate of 2016 legislative session. The House vote follows the defeat of a Senate bonding bill earlier this month. A public works bill, financed by...
May 19, 2016 - 2:32pm
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
April 14, 2016
House slingshots 3-wheeled motorcycle bill
ST. PAUL — The state House says a three-wheeled vehicle like Minnesota-based Polaris produces fits in a category of its own. On a Thursday...
April 14, 2016 - 8:38pm
April 11, 2016
House vote backs making fantasy sports legal in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Fantasy sports should be legal in Minnesota, the state House decided Monday. Representatives gave 100-28 approval to legislation that would specifically make it legal. Current law is not clear. “Right now, we have a lot of ambiguity,” bill author Rep. Tim Sanders,...
April 11, 2016 - 10:43pm
February 1, 2016
Kruse to run for Minnesota House of Representatives
WINDOM — Kirby Kruse a former mayor of Windom, announced Monday that he is running for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 22B....
February 1, 2016 - 9:28pm
November 15, 2015
Decked out for the season — with a reason: Hospice Cottage Christmas House Walk is Friday, Saturday
WORTHINGTON — If Sue Nau ever needed an excuse to get a head start on decking her halls for Christmas, she’s certainly found one this year. Nau...
November 15, 2015 - 8:59pm
October 7, 2015
Letter: GOP has disconnection on broadband
By Paul Thissen, House DFL Leader, Minneapolis At a recent forum about the lack of high-speed Internet access in Greater Minnesota, a woman from Aitkin told us, “this isn’t just a need — it’s a necessity.” I agree. The availability of high speed Internet has become a...
October 7, 2015 - 7:20pm
September 28, 2015
7 escape from large house fire
COTTAGE GROVE — Seven people escaped a fire late Sunday that left one Cottage Grove home a total loss and damaged two neighboring properties. Firefighters were called at 11:55 p.m. to a fire at 8887 91st St. When the first crews arrived nine minutes later, fire was visible from...
September 28, 2015 - 10:17pm
September 1, 2015
One dead, two treated after house fire
FREEPORT — One person was found dead after authorities responded to an early morning house fire Tuesday in downtown Freeport in central Minnesota. Two other individuals at the home were able to get out of the house and were treated for smoke inhalation, according to a news release...
September 1, 2015 - 8:09pm
May 28, 2015
Habitat for Humanity to build in Edgerton
EDGERTON — The Edgerton City Council has approved the donation of a city-owned lot to Southwest Minnesota Habitat for Humanity, but not after some community residents expressed worries about the building of a new Habitat home in the city. Prior to the May 20 council approval...
May 28, 2015 - 8:56pm
May 3, 2015
A ‘people person’: For Kurt Daudt, budget crunch is a big test
ST. PAUL — House Speaker Kurt Daudt schedules 10 to 15 minutes for the five-minute walk from his office to his post atop the Minnesota House...
May 3, 2015 - 8:16pm
April 30, 2015
Husband upset with wife drives SUV through his house
COTTAGE GROVE — A Cottage Grove man drove his SUV through his house early Wednesday morning after a fight with his wife, police said. Michael Aaby, 38, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and domestic assault. He’s jailed and awaiting charges. According to Cottage Grove...
April 30, 2015 - 8:23pm
April 29, 2015
MN House passes $2 billion tax break bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Republicans passed a bill Wednesday that would provide $2 billion in personal income tax breaks and business tax cuts — if it ever became law. But it likely won’t, because the DFL-controlled Senate and Gov. Mark Dayton believe such a deep cut in...
April 29, 2015 - 9:34pm
April 13, 2015
Transportation tweak ups rail safety money
ST. PAUL — A Republican transportation funding bill is being tweaked, including adding a bit of money for rail safety, while continuing ahead in the Minnesota House without raising taxes. Higher taxes would not be a good option, House Transportation Finance Chairman Tim Kelly,...
April 13, 2015 - 10:49pm