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Options aplenty for ringing in 2015
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'Book Your Winter Getaway' at the public library
Pipestone museum to be free on Saturdays
Les Knutson: Jirele follows Pater to run for Mount Marty
High school holiday tournament basketball: J-W-P girls, Ellsworth boys prevail
Boys basketball: Get ready for another Holiday Classic
Holiday basketball: Kirk, Smith pace T-M-B
High school basketball: Fulda girls must make necessary readjustments
Column: When families pay a price
Column: Cuba Derangement Syndrome
Column: Scandal in our prisons
Column: Inglorious hackers, or 'Revenge of the Nerd'
Column: Holiday chores made special again by visit from mom
William J. De Kruif
Lois Ann Lorenzen
Floating tribue: Son's likeness featured on entry in Tournament of Roses Parade
Column: A few Christmases to be remembered from long ago
Looking Back: 1989 -- Hadley man named state's top cattleman
Religion briefs: Dec. 24
Column: If Worthington builds it, they sure would come
Out and About
Julius 90th birthday
Probst 80th birthday
School Board Minutes for November
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December 26, 2014
Elderly, disabled care top priorities
ST. PAUL — The top priority for many rural Minnesota legislators is to improve state funding sent to elderly and disabled care programs. House speaker-designate Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, puts that in his top three priorities — along with transportation and education — and most rural...
news / politics
December 26, 2014 - 9:24pm
December 25, 2014
Greater MN dominates committees
ST. PAUL — There is no doubt that power in the Minnesota House has shifted away from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Republicans who will control the House when the 2015 session begins at noon Jan. 6 have no members from the state’s two largest cities, so there will be no committee...
December 25, 2014 - 8:22pm
Higher Minnesota taxes? Take a guess
ST. PAUL — Let’s face it: What most Minnesotans want to know about the upcoming legislative session is whether lawmakers will raise their taxes. The answer is a resounding maybe. In most years, Republicans could be expected to reject any tax increase proposal. But some in...
December 25, 2014 - 8:14pm
December 21, 2014
Protests close Mall of America; more than 20 arrested
BLOOMINGTON — Thousands of protesters ignored warnings not to gather at the Mall of America on Saturday, prompting the shopping destination to close for part of the afternoon on one of its busier shopping days of the year. The group organizing the protest, Black Lives Matter, was...
December 21, 2014 - 9:06pm
Schomacker receives House committee assignments
ST. PAUL — District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, has been appointed to a number of new House committees. This will be Schomacker’s third term in the Minnesota House. Along with being named chairman of the Minnesota House Aging and Long Term Care Policy Committee, Schomacker...
news / politics
December 21, 2014 - 8:53pm
Michele Bachmann exiting Congress with plans undefined, ideology intact
STILLWATER — She’ll live in Minnesota but will give speeches around the country and write a nationally syndicated column. She’ll advocate...
news / politics
December 21, 2014 - 8:50pm
December 19, 2014
Doubt remains in Daubt; Democrats have concerns about new House speaker
ST. PAUL — Memories of 2011 remain fresh for Mark Dayton. That was when Dayton, Minnesota’s Democratic governor, faced a conservative Republican Legislature and as time ran out the two sides could not agree on a state budget, throwing Minnesota into a three-week government shutdown....
news / politics
December 19, 2014 - 9:50pm
December 18, 2014
Minnesota leaders look for $9 million for 2014 disasters
ST. PAUL — One of the first actions Minnesota legislators likely will take when they convene next month is approving nearly $9 million to help local governments pay for early-summer flooding that hit much of the state. Gov. Mark Dayton said that $3 million legislators set aside...
December 18, 2014 - 8:51pm
As others see it: Justice solution needed
The next step in the the Angela Brown case occurred Wednesday at a hearing in Madison where she faces charges related to treating her son with medical oil cannabis for a brain injury. Lac qui Parle County has charged Brown, 38, with two gross misdemeanors — endangering a child...
opinion / editorials
December 18, 2014 - 7:58am
December 17, 2014
Mother claims innocence in cannabis case
MADISON — An attorney filed motions in district court Wednesday seeking to dismiss a charge of child endangerment against Angela Brown, who has used medical cannabis to treat her son. Immediately after the hearing, Brown, 38, of Madison, and attorney Michael Hughes of Bend, Ore.,...
December 17, 2014 - 8:55pm
Hamilton meets with local health officials to discuss concerns
WORTHINGTON — District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton had a busy morning. Following a listening session at 7 a.m. Wednesday, he visited Buffalo Ridge Apartments to meet with regional health officials to hear concerns affecting their business, staff and — ultimately — the patients....
December 17, 2014 - 8:51pm
December 14, 2014
Data: Dec. 14, 2014
Accidents ROCK RAPIDS, IOWA — The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a three-vehicle accident at 4:31 p.m. Friday in the 100 block of First Avenue. Peggy Reck, 51, of Rock Rapids, was attempting to parallel park a 2004 Ford Explorer and struck a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban...
December 14, 2014 - 8:50pm
Lawsuit filed for broader review of pipeline
ST. PAUL — Two Minnesota environmental groups filed suit in state district court Friday asking for a broader environmental review for the proposed Enbridge Energy Sandpiper oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy and Friends of...
December 14, 2014 - 8:36pm
Charitable giving is up, but joint projects are most noticeable trend
ST. PAUL — After surviving a recession marked by mergers and closures, Minnesota’s nonprofit leaders were all about collaboration in 2014. They joined forces to work on get-out-the-vote drives, immigration reform and joint funding applications, among other efforts. With unemployment...
December 14, 2014 - 8:34pm
December 12, 2014
Minnesota may mount challenge over drones
ST. PAUL — Privacy advocates want legislators to regulate drones flying over Minnesota’s landscape. “As it now stands, it is a little bit of the wild west,” Jay Stanley of the American Civil Liberties Union told a Minnesota legislative meeting Friday. But it is not clear...
news / politics
December 12, 2014 - 10:14pm