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Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
WPD gets grants for new equipment
Aida Simon recognized for saving life of 4-year-old
District 518 board members discuss master plan options
Minn. Republicans' cuts to health, human services include shifts into next fiscal year
Twins coach tries to help Sano take the next step
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
Wild's slump can be blamed on just about everyone
ND native who once made 2,750 free throws in a row dies at 94
Column: Thanks to Minnesota farmers, we’re making great progress on new buffer requirement
Letter: Trump far from alone on climate change views
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Thomas "Tom" Skidmore
Donald Eugene Svoboda
David C. Larson
Carolyn Kay Feste Azad
Donald E. Svoboda
Church’s Lenten theme gets people thinking
Daughters often get first tanning salon experience with mom
Column: Your not-average people have great things going for them
Remarkable recovery: A combined 14 surgeries later, Bart and Sherry DeBoer share tale of crash with suspected drunk driver
Disheveled Theologian: Forsaken -- A few thoughts during Lent, week 4
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Talsma 100th birthday
McNab 95th birthday
Liepold 90th birthday
Reitmeier 85th birthday
Nau 50th anniversary
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July 12, 2010
Teaching the teachers
LUVERNE -- When you want to teach teachers the best way to get their students to see and experience nature through the eyes of a camera lens,...
July 12, 2010 - 9:06pm
May 22, 2009
Letter: Legislature offers balanced approach to state budget
The Legislature ended the 2009 Legislative Session by offering the governor a balanced approach to solving the state's $6.4 billion budget shortfall. Its final bill resolves the deficit through budget cuts, federal stimulus funds and an increase in permanent revenue. A balanced...
May 22, 2009 - 12:00am
May 15, 2009
Legislature increases funding for veterans program
Over the past few weeks, members of the Senate and House of Representatives have been working together in conference committee to create a budget for the departments of Veterans Affairs and Military Affairs. With the state facing a $6.4 billion budget shortfall, this was no easy task....
May 15, 2009 - 12:00am
May 6, 2009
Letter: Vickerman works to help local railroad
I have authored legislation this session that will allow the Buffalo Ridge Railroad Authority to apply for needed federal dollars to improve the rail line in Rock and Nobles Counties. The line transports crops and fertilizers between farms and grain elevators, and also serves the...
May 6, 2009 - 12:00am
March 19, 2009
Letter: Legislation could mean more money for food banks
My legislation to establish the Feeding Minnesota Task Force recently passed its first committee on its way to becoming law. If passed into law, the proposed task force would bring together leaders from the agriculture community, represented by 16 organizations and industries, to...
March 19, 2009 - 12:00am
February 24, 2009
Editorial: Digesting the 'breakfast'
The Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce should be commended for arranging Saturday's legislative breakfast, which brought all three of our region's St. Paul representatives together to meet interested constitutents. We also praise District 22 Sen. Jim Vickerman, DFL-Tracy, District...
February 24, 2009 - 9:16pm
February 23, 2009
Minn. Legislative Breakfast
WORTHINGTON -- The central message from Saturday's Legislative Breakfast seemed to be that everyone needs to work together to get through the...
February 23, 2009 - 9:35pm
February 21, 2009
People pack council for legislative listening session
WORTHINGTON -- At least 60 people overflowed the council chambers at Worthington City Hall Friday during a legislative town hall meeting, filling...
February 21, 2009 - 3:39pm
February 19, 2009
Interest in budget woes is lacking
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators face a massive state budget deficit, with many program cuts expected, yet many report public interest is surprisingly low. Many legislators say they are not hearing much public reaction, and some legislators plan town hall meetings to solicit the...
February 19, 2009 - 10:17pm
Breakfast event is Saturday
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Legislative Breakfast event from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday in the Rustic Room at Worthington Country Club. Invited to attend are District 22 Sen. Jim Vickerman, DFL-Tracy, District 22A Rep. Doug Magnus, R-Slayton, and...
February 19, 2009 - 7:34pm
February 2, 2009
Jackson County change tentatively OK'd
ST. PAUL - Jackson County could join a growing list of counties in removing a combined auditor-treasurer position from elective office. Senators tentatively approved the change 50-13 Monday, as long as 10 percent of the county's registered voters sign a petition approving the move. Sen....
February 2, 2009 - 1:55pm
January 31, 2009
Vickerman attends ag event
ST. PAUL -- District 22 Sen. Jim Vickerman, (DFL-Tracy) joined more than 135 agriculture legislators at the eighth annual Legislative Ag Chairs Meeting in San Diego, Calif., from Jan. 23-25. The invitation-only event is the premier opportunity for agriculture legislators from around...
January 31, 2009 - 12:00am
January 17, 2009
A CPR goal
SLAYTON -- When he first voiced the idea out loud, he was told he was nuts, but that didn't stop Jim Gertsema from pressing forward. His goal?...
January 17, 2009 - 12:00am
December 29, 2008
Minnesota budget future dark
ST. PAUL -- For 28 years, Jim Mulder has looked into his crystal ball and predicted how legislators and the governor will solve budget problems. Now, the Association of Minnesota Counties' executive director said, that crystal ball is dark. Mulder and other veteran budget-watchers...
December 29, 2008 - 5:00am
December 16, 2008
Editorial: A good dialogue
Much has already been made of the State of Minnesota's projected $4.6 billion deficit. As a result, cities and counties will almost certainly have to carry an additional burden in times of already-tight budgets. The Redesign Project, an effort being led by the Association of Minnesota...
December 16, 2008 - 12:00am