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Owatonna man wins truck at Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza
Bill puts teacher evaluations to the test ... again
Sanford to offer cholesterol screenings during Winterfest
Legislative agenda for 2016: Pass bonding, go home?
Sterling’s brings more fine dining to Luverne
Boys basketball: Pfeffer, Huska help Windom Area win in OT
Girls basketball: Thier, Adrian shine
High school hockey: Sengvongxay leads Luverne boys
True Team gymnastics: JCC, Worthington get good taste of state
Wrestling: CL/G-LR crowns two champs; Worthington dominates in Hartley, Iowa
Column: Spirit Week celebrated at Worthington Christian School
Column: Turning a deaf ear to the world
Column: Taxpayers suffer under IRS priorities
Column: When the pope talks ...
Letter: Winners named in Elks essay contest
Dewis Emalyn Ahlberg
Doris M. McClain
Dennis A. Roning
Nathan O. Skattum
Revving for retirement: Ricker leaves full-time ministry after almost 20 years at First Lutheran
Looking Back: 1940 - Steamed turned into blades of new turbine at Worthington power plant
Column: On a mild, windy January day, some storm stories
Out & About: Jan. 16-31
'Birdman,' 'Budapest Hotel' lead Oscar nominations
Out and About
Goedken 90th birthday
Clark 85th birthday
Van Ede 50th anniversary
Graff 70th anniversary
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Regular School Board Meeting Minutes for December
School Board Work Session for January
Special School Board Meeting January
August 4, 2014
Column: An upending of reason in the House
WASHINGTON — After conservatives on Thursday brought down House Speaker John Boehner’s bill to address the border crisis, the new House Republican leadership team issued a joint statement declaring that President Obama should fix the problem himself. “There are numerous steps...
opinion / columns
August 4, 2014 - 9:10pm
July 20, 2014
Column: A lawsuit with little merit
WASHINGTON — Rep. Pete Sessions, the House Rules Committee chairman who led Wednesday’s hearing on Republicans’ plans to sue President Obama, presented the legal credentials that have put him in this position of responsibility. “I’m an Eagle Scout,” the Texas Republican...
opinion / columns
July 20, 2014 - 9:12pm
May 28, 2014
Value of GOP endorsement to be tested
ROCHESTER — The Minnesota Republican Party’s process for endorsing candidates is at a tipping point. The 2,200 delegates to the GOP state convention this weekend in Rochester must show they can endorse candidates for governor and U.S. senator who are capable of winning elections....
May 28, 2014 - 9:12pm
May 19, 2014
‘We can do better’
LUVERNE — Rep. Kurt Daudt said he is glad to be done with the 2014 legislative session. “This kind of capped off the first year and a half, really, of single-party control in Minnesota,” said the House Republican Leader. “From our perspective, that really didn’t serve Minnesotans...
May 19, 2014 - 8:44pm
May 14, 2014
Bonding bill due in house, but GOP balks
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House expects to debate a public works funding bill today without a controversial house fire sprinkler provision and with partial funding for a southwest Minnesota water project, but possibly without enough Republican support for the statewide construction...
May 14, 2014 - 8:09pm
May 13, 2014
The clock is ticking
ST. PAUL — A bipartisan group of lawmakers will try to negotiate a compromise on medical marijuana legislation in the coming days. The state Senate voted Tuesday not to concur with legislation passed last week by the House, calling instead for the appointment of a conference...
May 13, 2014 - 9:24pm
May 9, 2014
‘I’m proud to be a flip-flopper’
ST. PAUL — Rep. Leon Lillie set the stage for a memorable and emotional Minnesota legislative debate. “This stuff is personal,” the North St. Paul Democrat said Friday regarding discussion about allowing medical marijuana use in Minnesota. “This could be us.” Rep. Rod...
May 9, 2014 - 9:19pm
May 8, 2014
Negotiators agree to new type of ‘Jesse checks’
ST. PAUL — Farmers, homeowners, renters and businesses would share $103 million in a second round of Minnesota tax cuts after negotiators worked out a compromise that is expected to pass the Legislature next week. Lawmakers from both parties hailed the agreement Thursday, saying...
May 8, 2014 - 7:52pm
Minnesota Legislature’s end is near
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House takes up medical marijuana today in what could be a debate lasting well into the night while pieces fall into place on tax and spending bills as the Minnesota Legislature nears the end of its 2014 session. Debate on the much-discussed proposal to...
May 8, 2014 - 7:38pm
May 7, 2014
Minnesota House passes Women’s Economic Security Act
ST. PAUL — New Minnesota mothers would more likely keep their jobs under the Women’s Economic Security Act, its supporters say. The House gave the measure its approval Wednesday, 104-24, with the Senate expected to follow suit. The bill that passed is a compromise between slightly...
May 7, 2014 - 9:34pm
May 5, 2014
Lewis & Clark out of House bonding bill
WORTHINGTON — According to District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton, the Lewis & Clark Regional Water project may be left out of the Minnesota House of Representative’s bonding bill. Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, said he was informed Friday by Capital Investment Chair Rep. Alice Hausman...
May 5, 2014 - 8:00pm
April 29, 2014
House OKs bill to phase out part-time peace officers
ST. PAUL — There are 175 licensed part-time peace officers in Minnesota, and a bill awaiting Senate consideration would ensure that number never increases. The House Monday passed 97-26 the bill that would prohibit law enforcement agencies from hiring new part-time peace officers,...
April 29, 2014 - 8:58pm
April 10, 2014
Senate passes second tax bill, different from House measure
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Senate on Thursday approved a second tax-cut bill that pretty much matches the total dollar number of tax breaks representatives approved earlier, but the two chambers go different routes to get there. Senators voted 57-6 for their $100 million tax-break...
April 10, 2014 - 8:53pm
April 8, 2014
Minnesota House could take medical marijuana vote
ST. PAUL — Minnesota state representatives could face a decision later this legislative session about whether to approve marijuana for medical use, even though a medical marijuana bill is stalled. Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, plans to offer an amendment that would allow medical...
April 8, 2014 - 9:02pm
April 3, 2014
House budget bill leans toward greater Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Much of the money in the Minnesota House’s plan to tweak the state’s two-year budget would go to greater Minnesota. “We focused on rural Minnesota and greater Minnesota,” House Majority Leader Erin Murphy, D-St. Paul, said, because many rural parts of the state...
April 3, 2014 - 9:08pm