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Column: The White House game of drones
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Column: The sacrifice of Sarah Palin
Judy & Bruce Schmidt
Myron Van Ommeren
Jeanette Delores Swenson
Dennis Palmer Luitjens
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Looking Back: 1940 -- Nobles County ranks among top flax producers in Minnesota
Looking Back: 1940 - Steamed turned into blades of new turbine at Worthington power plant
Column: On a mild, windy January day, some storm stories
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Ruesch 80th birthday
Altman 80th birthday
Hitzemann 85th birthday
Spessard 90th birthday
Hallstrom 99th birthday
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April 24, 2014
Panel votes to ban online lottery sales
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota State Lottery’s Internet ticket sales either are the wave of the future or will devastate families, a state House committee heard Thursday before approving a bill to ban the practice. The bill would shut down Internet lottery ticket sales that have been...
news / politics
April 24, 2014 - 9:26pm
April 22, 2014
Petition calls for two-year frac sand ban; Dayton won’t go it alone
RED WING — A group of Minnesota residents drove to the state Capitol Tuesday to deliver a petition calling for a ban on silica sand mining in southeast Minnesota, but Gov. Mark Dayton said he wouldn’t act without the Legislature. More than 6,000 people signed the petition for...
April 22, 2014 - 8:45pm
April 18, 2014
State lawmakers hear from constituents at Legislative Breakfast event
WORTHINGTON — Southwest Minnesota’s three state legislators heard citizens’ questions and comments Friday morning during a legislative breakfast event at the Travelodge Hotel. District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton. R-Mountain Lake, and...
news / politics
April 18, 2014 - 10:03pm
April 17, 2014
Miller offers contrast to Walz
WORTHINGTON — Aaron Miller wants to give the people of the 1st Congressional District a choice. “This is more about presenting my ideas, my beliefs and my values and really giving the folks of southern Minnesota a choice,” said Miller, who received the Republican nomination...
April 17, 2014 - 7:56pm
April 16, 2014
Rep. Hamilton hears from constituents
WORTHINGTON — The Minnesota Legislature may be on its Easter break this week, but it has been far from a break from District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton (R-Mountain Lake) as he made his second visit to Worthington in two days Tuesday for a listening session on health care for the aging. Hamilton,...
April 16, 2014 - 8:43pm
April 15, 2014
Column: Farmers engaged in Iowa Water Quality Initiative
By BILL NORTHEY, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture DES MOINES, Iowa — Many Iowa farm fields are turning green earlier than normal this spring as a rapidly growing number of farmers are using cover crops to help better protect the soil and water they depend on to make their living....
opinion / columns
April 15, 2014 - 6:34pm
April 14, 2014
As others see it: Wrong on DWI immunity
It is time for the Minnesota Legislature to update its longtime “immunity card” status that its member have while it is in session. Under Article 4, Section 10 of the Minnesota Constitution, state lawmakers “in all cases except treason, felony and breach of the peace, shall...
opinion / editorials
April 14, 2014 - 7:48pm
April 11, 2014
Much done and much left: Minnesota Legislature goes on break until April 22
ST. PAUL — The looks on Minnesota legislators’ faces before they began a holiday break told the story: They are tired. The 201 legislators put in long hours the past couple of weeks debating and initially passing pretty much every major bill of the 2014 session, often going well...
news / politics
April 11, 2014 - 9:54pm
April 10, 2014
Legislature clarifies farmers market requirements
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s food safety laws would be specifically tailored to address farmers markets under a bill headed to Gov. Mark Dayton’s desk. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Barrett, R-Lindstrom, and Sen. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, was passed 129-0 by the House late Wednesday. Senators...
April 10, 2014 - 8:54pm
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 9, 2014
House passes women’s economic aid
ST. PAUL — The fight to close Minnesota’s gender pay gap passed a major hurdle Wednesday when the state House passed the Women’s Economic Security Act. Supporters said the bill that passed 106-24 would advance their cause by requiring many businesses dealing with the state...
April 9, 2014 - 9:11pm
Letter: '5 percent' bill lumped unfairly with big spending
By District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake The “5 Percent Campaign,” which increases funding for disabled residents and their caregivers by 5 percent, has now been approved in the Minnesota House — but not without controversy. The legislation was one among dozens...
opinion / letters
April 9, 2014 - 5:03pm
April 8, 2014
Senate OKs $209 million budget addition
ST. PAUL — Minnesota senators want to tack $209 million onto a $39 billion, two-year budget that state leaders enacted a year ago. They also want to see how North Dakota’s oil boom is affecting Minnesota. The Senate voted 37-27 Tuesday night to increase spending for many programs,...
April 8, 2014 - 8:56pm
April 7, 2014
MN Senate panel approves $77M Senate building
ST. PAUL — The new, slimmed-down Senate office building project got the OK from the Senate Rules committee Monday, clearing the way for construction to potentially begin July 1. Financing is being held up by an outstanding legal challenge, but Monday’s approval was the last...
April 7, 2014 - 9:24pm
Minimum wage deal advances
ST. PAUL — Small businesses that dot greater Minnesota would not be forced to pay employees as much as larger firms pay under a minimum wage increase proposal legislative leaders announced Monday. “I think we have a pretty strong provision for small businesses,” Senate Majority...
April 7, 2014 - 8:23pm