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Making progress: Luverne's economic development efforts highlighted during lieutenant governor visit
Prairie Pedal kicks off in Luverne
Playing with dolls: Minnesota West's nursing program receives new training mannequin
Bigelow's Swamp Days back for another year
Farmers Appreciation Days to take place for 31st time
Amateur baseball: Hadley goes 13 to beat Heron Lake
Summer sports: It's fun to run
Blast from the Past: Twins lead American League, Cubs advance in 1965 amateur playoffs
Doug Wolter: T-Ball alive and expanding in Rushmore
VFW baseball: Worthington headed to state
As other see it: For safety, arm military
Column: Washington forgets the art of friendship
Column: Obama's truth out of Africa
Column: Running for office now a gold rush
Letter: Let's remember to love our enemies, too
Glen Arthur Tiesler
Bonnie P. Ralph
Donata Lee (Baumgartner) Ehlenz
Glen A. Tiesler
Madame President: WHS grad Haffield heads MSUM Student Association for second term
Okoboji Bible Conference gets under way Saturday
Looking Back: 1940 -- City utilities official attends meeting on lake pollution
Column: Brewster has a history of band performances, too
Looking Back: 1990 -- Rail cars collide in Bigelow
Out and About
Kass 80th birthday
Birth: July 30, 2015
Eisele 80th birthday
Bolkema 90th birthday
Lindaman 50th anniversary
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July 29, 2015
Prairie Pedal kicks off in Luverne
LUVERNE — On the eve of leading a 122-mile Prairie Pedal bike ride through southwest Minnesota, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner...
News / education
7 hours 45 min ago
New state laws go into effect Saturday
ST. PAUL — A new Minnesota law taking effect Aug. 1 will make it illegal to put bodily fluids into another person’s food or drink. The law was inspired by the case of a Blaine man who ejaculated into a co-worker’s coffee cup. But it turned out nothing in state law actually...
7 hours 58 min ago
July 28, 2015
Minnesotan accused of killing Zimbabwe's popular Cecil the lion
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Wildlife officials on Tuesday accused a Minnesota man of killing Cecil, one of the oldest and most famous lions in Zimbabwe, without a permit after paying $50,000 to two people who lured the beast to its death. The lion was lured out of Hwange National Park...
July 28, 2015 - 1:01pm
July 27, 2015
Minnesota soldiers ‘sitting ducks,’ legislator says
NISSWA — Some Minnesota lawmakers want the state’s National Guard soldiers to be able to carry firearms without a permit, citing deadly violence against military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Fort Hood, Texas. Together with other GOP legislators Monday, State Sen. Paul...
July 27, 2015 - 9:39pm
July 26, 2015
New Vietnam exhibit at Minnesota Military Museum shows conflict through veterans' memories
LITTLE FALLS —— A new exhibit at the Minnesota Military Museum shares the memories and feelings from participants in America’s most divisive...
July 26, 2015 - 9:16pm
July 23, 2015
MPCA seeks public comment on proposed beef feedlot expansion
MARSHALL — A Nobles County beef cattle producer is proposing to build a new feedlot near an existing feedlot southeast of Adrian in Olney Township. R&R Thier Feedlots Inc. is aiming to build two new total confinement barns, each with a capacity of 3,000 steers. As required...
News / agriculture
July 23, 2015 - 9:38pm
July 21, 2015
After 3-year wait, 148th Fighter Wing launches active association
DULUTH — U.S. Air Force Capt. Tanner Lee’s arrival at Duluth’s 148th Fighter Wing this week is an event more than three years in the making...
July 21, 2015 - 9:54pm
Minnesota top of child well-being rankings
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota is the top state in the nation for child well-being, according to the annual Kids Count survey. The state moved from fifth last year to the No. 1 spot thanks to a top-six finish in each of the four categories rated by the Annie E. Casey Foundation: economic...
July 21, 2015 - 8:03pm
Column: More public-private partnerships ideal for Greater Minnesota economy
By BRIAN HERMAN and MAURA DONOVAN, University of Minnesota Greater Minnesota faces a growing challenge. Regional economies throughout the state are feeling the effects of unsteadiness in key industries like manufacturing and agriculture. In some cases, jobs, and consequently residents,...
opinion / columns
July 21, 2015 - 5:10pm
July 19, 2015
Report finds Minnesota, North Dakota fall short in produce consumption
FARGO — Adults in North Dakota and Minnesota rank lower than the national average in eating the amount of fruits and vegetables needed to reduce...
July 19, 2015 - 8:04pm
July 17, 2015
Ventura comes 'off the grid' firing during Minneapolis speech
MINNEAPOLIS — Former Gov. Jesse Ventura emphasized peace and understanding in a wide-ranging, sometimes off-color, speech Friday in Minneapolis. In between jokes, Ventura acknowledged what would have gotten him in hot water while he was governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003. Although,...
July 17, 2015 - 9:43pm
Dayton, Nolan visit storm-ravaged region
NISSWA — Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., on Friday visited Brainerd-area resorts damaged by recent severe weather to emphasize the area tourism industry is “open for business” in the wake of the storm. “Come to Nisswa, come to the lakes area,” Dayton...
July 17, 2015 - 9:40pm
July 15, 2015
Legislator to work as consultant for medical marijuana manufacturer
ST. PAUL PARK — State Rep. Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, is taking a leave of absence from his job as a Cottage Grove police officer to spend more time on legislative issues and to be a paid consultant for LeafLine Labs, the medical marijuana manufacturer that has opened in Cottage...
July 15, 2015 - 9:49pm
July 13, 2015
A Pig Tale: 4-year-old girl learns responsibility through showing pigs
The Red River Valley Fair is finishing up this weekend in West Fargo and the livestock shows are a big part of the festivities. We caught up...
July 13, 2015 - 8:00am
July 12, 2015
Minnesota tax collections beat expectations again
ST. PAUL — Minnesota collected $555 million more in taxes over the last three months than state economists had predicted in February as both individual and corporate income turned out higher than expected. The news means lawmakers will have even more money than expected to dispose...
July 12, 2015 - 9:35pm