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UPDATE: Boyfriend with a record arrested in crash that killed University of St. Thomas student
Felon accused of counterfeiting scheme, Hastings police say
Mystic Lake Casino planning Super Bowl acts
Frogs in Minnesota, across U.S. dying from disease
Susie Island transferred to Grand Portage Band
Tuesday prep roundup: WHS boys soccer team rolls on
Cross country: LQPV/DB wins in Madison
Girls tennis: Worthington nips Marshall, 4-3
Girls soccer: Offense hard to find in 8-0 WHS loss
College volleyball: Improved Lady Jays are energized
Column: District 518 continuing to offer PASS
How reading can make you healthier and happier
Bygone staples and technology of the 1970s
Mystery plant has edible berries
Patience is a virtue, especially in gardening
Marilyn (Rogers) Koch
Ronald W. Ebeling
Jacqueline "Jackie" Barrett
Terrie L. Roede
Disheveled Theologian: Evening reminiscences
Column: Sunday afternoon outing sufficient for true world wonder
Looking Back: 1992 -- Bristow joins staff of local insurer
Disheveled Theologian: Updates and encouragement
Column: There is White House shadow across swath of our local region
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Bruns 50th anniversary
Jensen 85th birthday
Hohensee 50th anniversary
Wallace 80th birthday
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Notice of hearing on proposed assessment
Notice of hearing on proposed assessment
January 27, 2015
Minnesota man survives home explosion
GRANT VALLEY TOWNSHIP — The cause of a Monday night house explosion that injured a Bemidji-area man appears to be accidental, officials said...
January 27, 2015 - 8:48pm
January 26, 2015
Dayton suggests gas tax increase
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton wants Minnesota to spend about $11 billion more in the next decade to improve the state’s roads and bridges and...
January 26, 2015 - 8:02pm
January 22, 2015
Work on ‘people’s house’ to proceed
ST. PAUL — Minnesota citizens will have more space and senators less space when a $273 million state Capitol renovation project is completed...
January 22, 2015 - 8:03pm
January 11, 2015
Set for an urban vs. rural fight for state aid
ST. PAUL — The push in this year’s legislative session to funnel more state goodies to Greater Minnesota and away from the core cities appears likely to intensify debate over a program that’s been a source of urban-rural friction for years: local government aid. Republicans...
January 11, 2015 - 6:34pm
January 8, 2015
Senate DFL, House GOP show contrasting priorities
ST. PAUL — One theme prevails in lists of priorities released Thursday by Democrats who control the Minnesota Senate and Republicans who run...
January 8, 2015 - 7:48pm
January 5, 2015
Man arrested Sunday for allegedly setting Willmar home on fire
WILLMAR — A 32-year-old Willmar man is in custody for allegedly breaking into a Willmar residence Sunday evening, pouring gasoline throughout...
January 5, 2015 - 8:16pm
December 25, 2014
Greater MN dominates committees
ST. PAUL — There is no doubt that power in the Minnesota House has shifted away from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Republicans who will control the House when the 2015 session begins at noon Jan. 6 have no members from the state’s two largest cities, so there will be no committee...
December 25, 2014 - 8:22pm
Higher Minnesota taxes? Take a guess
ST. PAUL — Let’s face it: What most Minnesotans want to know about the upcoming legislative session is whether lawmakers will raise their...
December 25, 2014 - 8:14pm
November 9, 2014
Can a divided Capitol still be productive?
ST. PAUL — The political lineup in St. Paul soon will look like Washington’s did for the past four years. In the nation’s capital, a Democratic president and Senate majority constantly fought with a Republican-controlled House, resulting in gridlock. After Tuesday’s election,...
November 9, 2014 - 8:25pm
November 5, 2014
Rural votes decide Minnesota House control
ST. PAUL — Rod Hamilton summarized the Republican takeover of the Minnesota House: “This election should be a wakeup call to all state leaders! Do not turn your back on greater Minnesota!!” Indeed, the Mountain Lake Republican legislator’s tweet pointed out, 10 of 11 House...
November 5, 2014 - 8:38pm
October 30, 2014
Benefit Monday for family that lost home in fire
WORTHINGTON — A benefit for the family of Jose Rivera, who recently lost their home and all of their possessions in a house fire last week,...
October 30, 2014 - 8:37pm
October 28, 2014
Controlling the House
ST. PAUL — Republicans have been shut out of power in the Minnesota state Capitol for two years, and in next week’s elections are seeking...
October 28, 2014 - 7:59pm
October 15, 2014
‘What nightmares are made of’
WINDOM — On April 1, 1939 at approximately 9 p.m., a loud explosion shook the center of town. Upon arrival of local law enforcement and the...
October 15, 2014 - 8:23pm
September 9, 2014
House of Representatives passes bill blocking Waters of the U.S. rule
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday to block the Waters of the U.S. rule. The rule would clarify Supreme Court rulings and help the Environmental Protection Agency determine what waterways the agency has jurisdiction over, EPA officials say....
September 9, 2014 - 8:32pm
August 26, 2014
Fire damages home in Luverne
LUVERNE — The Luverne Fire Department responded to a call for a house fire at approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of Evergreen Drive. According to Luverne Fire Chief David Van Batavia, the cause of the blaze is still unknown. An electrical fire is suspected. “There...
August 26, 2014 - 7:44pm