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July 1, 2014
Letter: Don't forget conservation when thinking about water
By Linden Olson, Worthington There has been a lot of discussion and a fair amount of ink lately about the serious water situation in southwest Minnesota and the Worthington area in particular, including the relationship of Lakes Ocheda and Okabena to the Lake Bella wellfield that...
opinion / letters
July 1, 2014 - 8:22pm
June 13, 2014
Dayton meets on Lewis and Clark in Washington
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday he and Minnesota federal lawmakers had a productive meeting in Washington this week regarding Lewis and Clark Regional Water System funding, but believes it’s going to be up to state and local governments to keep moving...
news / politics
June 13, 2014 - 9:52pm
May 16, 2014
Legislature works toward adjournment; House OKs bill with Lewis and Clark money
ST. PAUL - Minnesota representatives approved a pair of public works funding bills spending more than $1 billion early today as lawmakers head toward what they hope is adjournment for the year later today. The Senate is scheduled to take up the public works bills later this morning. Other...
news / politics
May 16, 2014 - 7:29am
May 15, 2014
New plan for Lewis & Clark water breaks session deadlock
ST. PAUL — Rewriting this year’s remaining major spending bills to fund a water project for dry southwest Minnesota appears to have broken a legislative logjam. Finding a way to pay for the Lewis and Clark water system opens the possibility that the 2014 Legislature could end...
news / politics
May 15, 2014 - 10:09pm
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 12, 2014
Thirsting for water
WORTHINGTON — As if Worthington’s need for water wasn’t dire enough with the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System hinging on the generosity of state legislators and a bonding bill, the state’s environmental agency is now threatening to shut down a Lincoln-Pipestone Rural...
May 12, 2014 - 10:43pm
May 8, 2014
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 6, 2014
Water system a symbol of bonding debate
ST. PAUL — Southwest Minnesota’s long-awaited water project has become the poster child for those who say the legislative public works funding process is flawed. Republicans in the House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday said that the need for water should trump projects like...
May 6, 2014 - 9:46pm
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
Lewis & Clark in Senate bonding bill for $13 million
WORTHINGTON — Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian said he believed the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System would receive a significant amount of money once the Senate bonding bill was released. When the final projects included in the $1 billion bill were unveiled Monday morning,...
May 5, 2014 - 7:44pm
Bonding projects debated
ST. PAUL — The last remaining major puzzle piece to finishing the 2014 Minnesota Legislature is set to be put in place. Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, D-Plummer, Monday announced a proposal topping $1 billion to fund public works projects around the state. It came two weeks before the Legislature...
May 5, 2014 - 7:38pm
May 1, 2014
Lewis & Clark pushes on
LUVERNE — Gov. Mark Dayton highlighted several southwest Minnesota job opportunities during his annual State of the State Address Wednesday...
May 1, 2014 - 7:40pm
Editorial: It's crunch time for bonding bill
Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian was an invited guest of Gov. Mark Dayton for Dayton’s State of the State address Wednesday night, which just goes to show much southwest Minnesota has become a focal point of a current statewide debate on how big the next bonding bill should be. By now,...
opinion / editorials
May 1, 2014 - 11:33am
April 30, 2014
Dayton gives State of the State address
ST. PAUL — Minnesota is in good shape, Gov. Mark Dayton declared Wednesday night, taking some of the credit while saying more work remains. Among...
April 30, 2014 - 8:37pm
April 28, 2014
Luverne Mayor invited to State of the State address
LUVERNE — Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian will join a select group of individuals Wednesday evening as Gov. Mark Dayton presents his State of the State address at the Minnesota Capitol. Baustian, who is past president and current member of the Southwest Minnesota Lewis & Clark...
April 28, 2014 - 9:46pm