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Column: Does Tsarnaev deserve to die?
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Editorial: Is the 4th the 4th if its the 3rd?
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Column: Worthington, America's Civil War City
Looking Back: 1940 -- City votes to purchase copper sulfate to treat Lake Okabena for algae
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Column: Ebola? It's nothing, compared to plagues of the past
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Notice of Public Hearing of the Planning Commission
Data: April 23, 2015
Notice of Hearing on Petition for Probate of Will of the Estate of Marvena M. Erwin
Notice of Informal Probate of Will of Karolyn L. Laughery
Data: April 22, 2015
April 23, 2015
Job prospects for teens looking up for summer
ST. PAUL — Job prospects for Minnesota teenagers have improved considerably since the recession, with the average unemployment rate for young people ages 16 to 19 falling to 11.4 percent in 2014, according to figures from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development...
April 23, 2015 - 7:50pm
April 22, 2015
Column: Getting good voting habits started early
By Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State ST. PAUL — Spring is now upon us, and that means it’s time for some spring cleaning. It’s a good habit that many of us practice. Spring is also the time Minnesota legislators make decisions about our future, so it’s a good time...
opinion / columns
April 22, 2015 - 4:39pm
April 21, 2015
Cult following drives popular Spotted Cow craft beer
HUDSON, Wis. — “Hudson beer runs” are a staple of drinking in the Twin Cities, as the Wisconsin town on the banks of the St. Croix River is the closest town on Interstate 94 for those finding themselves short on libations on Sundays. But it’s not just the Minnesota liquor...
April 21, 2015 - 10:20pm
Six Minnesotans accused of attempting to join Islamic State
MINNEAPOLIS — Six young Minnesotan men, reportedly disillusioned with American life and swayed by a peer who’d already made the journey, tried repeatedly to travel to Syria and fight with the Islamic State, according to federal charges filed Monday. They were thwarted with the...
April 21, 2015 - 2:32pm
April 20, 2015
Minnesota Republicans roll out tax package worth $2 billion
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans deserve a $2 billion tax break, House Republicans say, while admitting they will not get their way. A plan the GOP laid out Monday features a provision to give Minnesotans $539 million income tax cuts with another $453 million for beginning to phase out the...
news / politics
April 20, 2015 - 10:00pm
No full tuition freeze, but more money, in Minnesota legislation
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Senate-passed legislation would increase state-run college and university spending slightly less the House wants, but neither bill contains the money college officials seek to freeze all tuition. “It is my strongest intention that they do keep tuition low,”...
news / education
April 20, 2015 - 9:54pm
Minnesota Senate blocks tax break for professional soccer stadium
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday to block professional soccer owners from even getting close to their goal of tax breaks for a Minneapolis stadium. The unexpected 61-4 vote bars the state from spending or borrowing any money or using any tax expenditures...
news / politics
April 20, 2015 - 9:43pm
Editorial: More bucks for broadband
It’s supposed to be the Greater Minnesota session, right? At least that’s what House Republicans strongly implied when they gathered in St. Paul earlier this year. Well, it looks like rural folks are getting short shrift once again — this time in broadband assistance. Earlier...
opinion / editorials
April 20, 2015 - 2:56pm
Letter: Rural nursing homes get boost under provisions
A number of provisions that improve the financial condition of rural Minnesota nursing homes and their workers are one step closer to becoming reality. The House majority made those who care for our elderly a top priority, and that priority is reflected in a comprehensive health...
opinion / letters
April 20, 2015 - 2:55pm
Letter: House bill offers aid for bird flu emergency
By District 20B Rep. David Bly, DFL Lead, House Committee on Agriculture Policy, DFL-Northfield As many of you know, Minnesota is the nation’s largest turkey producer and 26 of our turkey farms have been devastated by H5N2, the avian influenza virus. This crisis isn’t just...
opinion / letters
April 20, 2015 - 2:54pm
April 19, 2015
WMS team runner-up to Windom at SW MN Spelling Bee
WORTHINGTON — Spot-on spellers from eight area schools faced off Saturday in Fulda at the 2015 Southwest Minnesota Spelling Bee. Qualifying fifth- and sixth-grade students worked their way, letter by letter, through challenging words such as “kiln,” “edification” and...
April 19, 2015 - 8:08pm
April 17, 2015
Republicans add $8 million for broadband after complaints from rural Minnesotans
ST. PAUL — A week of intense criticism about lack of broadband funding in a House funding bill ended Friday with $8 million being set aside for high-speed Internet development. The $8 million is a far cry from $200 million a governor’s task force said is needed to bring...
news / politics
April 17, 2015 - 9:52pm
State lawmakers struggle to get rural dentists more money
ST. PAUL — Some money must be extracted from a plan written to help dentists who treat poor Minnesotans. A $101 million proposal to increase how much the state pays dentists for about a million patients on government-funded programs is too expensive to fit into the state Senate...
news / politics
April 17, 2015 - 9:36pm
April 16, 2015
Minnesota adds 7,800 jobs in March
ST. PAUL — Minnesota employers added 7,800 jobs last month, according to figures released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Education and health care led all sectors with 5,800 new jobs. The professional and business services sector lost...
April 16, 2015 - 8:37pm
Turkey virus: From China to Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Blame Minnesota’s famous lakes. The country’s top veterinarian said the state’s lakes may be part of the reason so many Minnesota turkeys are taking ill from the latest strain of avian influenza. Dr. John Clifford of the U.S. Department of Agriculture told a...
April 16, 2015 - 8:24pm