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Party for the 'pout': 39th annual International Eelpout Festival draws a crowd to Walker
Area communities awarded CERTs grants
Minnesota West hosting PSEO information night
Authorities apprehend Alexandria man after Mountain Lake standoff
Several advance in state wrestling; Prunty and Byrne earn spots for WHS
Russians outlast Germans in OT to claim men's hockey gold medal
Winter BWCA adventure qualifies as extreme camping
South Korea brings curtain down on 'Peace Games'
Unexpected Olympic moments up a frozen river
Commentary: Thank you, Joy Behar
Letter: J turn proposal not right for Heron Lake
Column: District 518 monitoring progress of English Learners
Kindness is a sweet gift to give or receive
We must admit it: This is who we are
Adrianna (Moret) Wagley
Kim Marie Nielsen
Esther Zavala de Adame
'Energy-efficient' sunlight: How LEDs allow homeowners flexibility in their homes
Eidhammer has many reasons to take heart
Disheveled Theologian: Billy Graham's hope (is the same as ours)
What to know about nursing home costs and hospice care insurance
Seed company offers intriguing new flowers, vegetables
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Meyer 80th birthday
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Sietsema 90th birthday
Boock 50th anniversary
Probate of Vernon G. Engelkes
City of Worthington planning commission notice of public hearing
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November 11, 2016
Capital Chatter: Urban legislators shut out of top Minnesota leadership roles
ST. PAUL — Three of four legislative leaders come from rural Minnesota, and none from Minneapolis or St. Paul. Only Rep. Melissa Hortman of suburban Brooklyn Park comes from the Twin Cities. The Democrat will be House minority leader. Rep. Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, continues as House...
November 11, 2016 - 8:27pm
November 9, 2016
Will 2017 be repeat of 2011 division, shutdown?
ST. PAUL -- The last time during Democratic Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's term that Republicans controlled the state House and Senate, things did not go so well.
November 9, 2016 - 8:50pm
Incumbent Republicans roll to wins in area state races
Southwest Minnesota’s three Republican lawmakers each won re-election Tuesday, as Sen. Bill Weber and Reps. Rod Hamilton and Joe Schomacker...
November 9, 2016 - 2:02am
November 4, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Simon says Minnesota election will not be rigged
ST. PAUL -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says the election is rigged against him, although he has offered no proof. Many people, including some in the federal government, fear Russia will try to affect the election with electronic attacks. But Minnesota Secretary of...
November 4, 2016 - 8:31pm
October 30, 2016
Editorial: Weber is pick for Minnesota District 22 Senate seat
When it comes to considering choices for the Minnesota District 22 Senate seat, it’s clear who has the most experience.
October 30, 2016 - 8:22pm
October 26, 2016
Editorial: Schomacker for District 22A Representative
Luverne Republican Joe Schomacker has served District 22A as its representative in the Minnesota House for the past six years, and he’s in the midst of seeking another two-year term against DFLer Laura Woods, also of Luverne.
October 26, 2016 - 10:40pm
October 25, 2016
Editorial: Hamilton for District 22B Representative
It’s no big secret that politics have been increasingly partisan at both the state and national levels this last year. Our upcoming presidential election has divided the nation, arguably, like none other in recent history, while state leaders continue to spar over issues that appear...
October 25, 2016 - 10:59pm
Tight rural races may determine which party runs things in 2017
WILLMAR -- Some would like to think that the road to control of the Minnesota Legislature goes through Willmar. Maybe so, maybe not. But a state House race there, expected to be very close, is a good example of where that control may be decided in rural districts around the state....
October 25, 2016 - 9:24pm
Outside money a major Minnesota legislative campaign factor
RED WING, Minn. -- Lisa Bayley laughs, halfheartedly, when talking about a political flyer showing her shoveling money into an incinerator. Then "there is one of me with a bunch of cows wandering around and it says that Lisa Bayley must think we are a bunch of cash cows," the Democratic...
October 25, 2016 - 9:23pm
October 20, 2016
Column: House Republicans bring shared priorities to state government
By District 1A Rep. Dan Fabian, R-Roseau ROSEAU -- Folks in our districts elected us to bring their priorities to state government, not play politics.
October 20, 2016 - 10:06pm
October 19, 2016
Mark Dayton’s health care comment reverberates in races
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Republicans believe Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s blunt critique of the Affordable Care Act could help them pick up seats in the Nov. 8 election. A week after the DFL governor said that “the Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable for an increasing number...
October 19, 2016 - 9:41pm
October 14, 2016
State candidate forum set for Tuesday
WORTHINGTON -- The Governmental Affairs Committee of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce will host a forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Worthington High School band room between candidates for Minnesota Senate District 22, Bill Weber and Brian Abrahamson, and also candidates for...
October 14, 2016 - 7:24am
October 13, 2016
Hamilton calls for special session to address health care costs
ST. PAUL -- State Sen. Jim Abeler, R-Anoka, and State Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, called Thursday for a Nov. 9 special session to address the perilous situation facing Minnesota’s health insurance market. Costs for 250,000 Minnesotans are slated to increase by up to 66...
October 13, 2016 - 9:38pm
Minnesota GOP ready for health care reform
CROWN -- Minnesota is facing a health care crisis. Hundreds of thousands of families will see health insurance costs increase by 50 percent or more next year. Thousands more will lose their plan or access to their doctor through no fault of their own. Greater Minnesota is hit especially...
October 13, 2016 - 8:30pm
October 11, 2016
Column: Let’s support candidates who will deliver results
By Sara Carlson and Dave Smiglewski Let’s not mince words: Minnesota’s 2016 legislative session was, by and large, a massive failure. Political posturing led to the demise of the transportation bill and bonding bill, while a typo that would have cost the state $100 million compelled...
October 11, 2016 - 8:41pm