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Cop-killing suspect has long, violent criminal history
Hartley celebrates summer this weekend
Nobles County Fair begins next week
Evans takes two first-place ribbons at Pipestone County Fair
Legion baseball: Luverne bringing it home for state tournament
Scott Rall: Bats and the houses that fit them
Amateur baseball: Fairmont, Luverne win openers
Wayne Klumper returns to Fun Run
Les Knutson: Fun Run signals coming of fall
Editorial: A magnificent mall?
Column: Astounding legal corporate tax thievery
Column: Sick? Some of you can stay home
Column: John Kerry's lesson in humility
Column: Putting ideology above lives
Alice Janet DeKam
Richard "Dick" Middleton
Larry Van Briesen
Helen May Schulze
Viola Clara Menken
Religion briefs: July 31
Looking Back: 1964 - Fire causes excessive damage at area lumber yard
Column: Want a fun vacation? Get in line
Column: When getting on the road again, know you've come a long way
In the footsteps: Trekkers re-enact pioneer handcart journey
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Grant 95th birthday
Haller 90th birthday
Zuehlke 65th anniversary
Notice of Public Comment Period/Opportunity for Public Hearing
Request for Quotations for Utility Tractor for Independent School District 518
Request for Quotations for Skid Loader for Independent School District 518
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Data: July 31, 2014
July 16, 2014
Column: MNsure report ignores key facts
PRESTON — Recently, Gov. Mark Dayton and Democrats in control of the state legislature touted a preliminary report from the University of Minnesota’s State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) that purports to show a significant drop in the number of Minnesotans without...
July 16, 2014 - 8:46pm
MN farm taxes expected to rise
ST. PAUL — Although many Minnesota property owners could see some tax relief this year, farmers can expect higher taxes for at least the next two years. “What I am hearing is it is making it much more difficult to do business as a farmer,” Rep. Paul Marquart, D-Dilworth,...
July 16, 2014 - 8:26pm
July 6, 2014
Minnesota’s natural observers
ST. PAUL — In the name of science, Minnesotans are counting loons at the lake cabin, listening for frogs and peering at milkweed for monarch caterpillars. They’re catching dragonflies, measuring the clarity of local streams and noting the date when the first lilacs bloom. Using...
July 6, 2014 - 9:27pm
June 25, 2014
More than balancing the books
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota State Auditor DFL candidate Matt Entenza came from humble beginnings here in Worthington, where he was raised by his mother and grandmother. Entenza was back in his hometown Wednesday as part of his campaign tour across southwest Minnesota to discuss the...
June 25, 2014 - 7:56pm
June 15, 2014
Out with the old
SCANDIA — Curt Richter has found a future for Minnesota’s past. He exports old barns and log houses to other states, where they are rebuilt. His business, Rustic Innovations, is one of several that restore historic Minnesota farm buildings — and deliver them anywhere. “This...
June 15, 2014 - 8:44pm
June 10, 2014
Super Bowl benefits outweigh NFL’s demands, Dayton says
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday that the requests the NFL makes of Super Bowl host cities are “way overboard” but that those issues are outweighed by the benefits of bringing the game to town. “I don’t think anybody needs free bowling alleys. Anybody who can...
June 10, 2014 - 8:56pm
June 2, 2014
2014 election campaigns off and running
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s 2014 election campaign really got under way Monday. Republicans were looking to make a dent in Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party domination of state government, while Democrats sought ways to keep almost total power in state government. Both sides expressed...
June 2, 2014 - 9:24pm
May 29, 2014
Republicans look for an opening
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Republicans are looking for any opportunity to get a foothold in a state government dominated by Democrats. Sen. Scott Newman announced Thursday that he is seeking to upset two-term Democratic Attorney General Lori Swanson and become the first Republican...
May 29, 2014 - 7:59pm
May 28, 2014
Value of GOP endorsement to be tested
ROCHESTER — The Minnesota Republican Party’s process for endorsing candidates is at a tipping point. The 2,200 delegates to the GOP state convention this weekend in Rochester must show they can endorse candidates for governor and U.S. senator who are capable of winning elections....
May 28, 2014 - 9:12pm
May 23, 2014
MN political conventions provide interesting about-face
ST. PAUL — People attending next weekend’s Minnesota state political conventions may wonder if they are in the right place. Democratic-Farmer-Labor party delegates meet in Duluth, while Republicans are packing their bags for Rochester. But once in place, delegates may discover...
May 23, 2014 - 9:08pm
May 22, 2014
Zellers decides on running mate, not convention
MOORHEAD — Minnesota Republican governor candidate Kurt Zellers Thursday announced his running mate, Perham’s Dean Simpson, but he said he still does not know if he will seek the state convention endorsement or just go directly to the summer primary election. Grocery store...
May 22, 2014 - 7:56pm
Indian veterans get Minnesota Capitol honor
ST. PAUL — American Indians volunteer for the U.S. military in higher percentages than any other ethnic group, and now Minnesota officially recognizes that accomplishment. At the conclusion of a Thursday ceremony in front of the state Capitol, Chairwoman Erma Vizenor of the White...
May 22, 2014 - 7:54pm
May 21, 2014
Greater MN grades session
ST. PAUL — Minnesota farmers are happy that lawmakers lowered some farm property taxes, but small businesses complain that a higher minimum wage and a bill giving them more legal exposure will hurt. Dry southwestern Minnesotans think they may get Missouri River water, but some...
May 21, 2014 - 9:09pm
Secretary of state to stop issuing ‘get-out-of-jail-free’ cards to legislators
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s secretary of state said Wednesday that he’ll no longer issue lawmakers the “get-out-of-jail-free” cards that drew some controversy this past legislative session. The issue was raised by Concordia University students seeking to clarify that the “privilege...
May 21, 2014 - 8:45pm
May 18, 2014
MN legislative session ended on personal note
ST. PAUL — Minnesota state Sen. Kent Eken fought for years to increase pay for those who care for the elderly and disabled, but as state legislators wound down their 2014 session, he made it personal. “I had a brother who was intellectually disabled,” Eken said about Kyle,...
May 18, 2014 - 10:02pm