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Prep volleyball: Serving strong in win for H-BC
Girls tennis: Trojans show fight in loss
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Letter: Wake up and smell the drug companies
Letter: Either way, change coming in health insurance
Kenneth Linn Gaiser
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Looking Back: 1991 -- New group home opening in Jackson County
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Disheveled Theologian: Finding meaning in the motive
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Zimmer: It's 'possible' Bridgewater could be out for season
May 10, 2016
New London-Spicer School Board tables transgender policy
NEW LONDON — On a 5-2 vote Monday, as a crowd of more than 200 people watched, the New London-Spicer School Board tabled a proposed transgender...
May 10, 2016 - 3:46pm
April 27, 2016
Trumps foreign policy speech contained few details, but clear message: America first
WASHINGTON — Rolling out an “America first” foreign policy, Republican front-runner Donald Trump vowed Wednesday that if he were elected...
April 27, 2016 - 4:27pm
May 26, 2015
U.S. labor secretary touts parental leave during Twin Cities visit
ST. PAUL — U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said Tuesday paid parental-leave policies will be instituted from the “bottom up,” led by cities, state agencies and private-sector employers, as the need to retain workers increases in Minnesota and throughout the country. Under...
May 26, 2015 - 9:43pm
March 29, 2015
A little hope for ‘dead’ bills this session
ST. PAUL — They aren’t dead yet. Thousands of bills in the Minnesota Legislature failed to meet Friday’s deadline for policy legislation to clear policy-making committees. That tempts observers to mistakenly proclaim them dead. But at the Capitol, nothing dies until the...
March 29, 2015 - 7:32pm
March 1, 2015
Pregnancy discrimination claims more common in low-wage, male-dominated jobs
TRACY FRANK Forum News Service BISMARCK, N.D. — When Steph Meier took a job managing a maternity clothing store, she never expected her boss would harass her because she was pregnant. Or as Meier put it, “The most ironic thing that could ever happen.” Meier, 29, said she...
March 1, 2015 - 8:42pm
December 9, 2014
Alexandria City Council wrestles with prayer policy
ALEXANDRIA — A resolution recommended by the city attorney to adopt a prayer policy for Alexandria City Council meetings has been voted down — for now. For several years, the council has opened its regular meetings with a prayer offered by local clergy members, but there aren’t...
December 9, 2014 - 7:40pm
October 6, 2014
Settlement in Woldt vs. MCMC case
SLAYTON — A settlement between former Murray County Medical Center (MCMC) physician assistant Daniel Woldt and the MCMC Hospital Board of Directors was reached Sept. 24, and court documents released Monday state Woldt will receive more than $700,000. “The coverage provided...
October 6, 2014 - 9:23pm
October 2, 2014
Transgender vote postponed
BROOKLYN CENTER — Adoption of a transgender policy for high school student-athletes is on hold. The Minnesota State High School League’s board of directors voted Thursday to table a draft of a transgender policy during its meeting at league headquarters in Brooklyn Center. After...
October 2, 2014 - 7:37pm
July 8, 2014
Obama seeks money, fast hearings to curb young migrant surge
WASHINGTON — The U.S. administration took steps Tuesday to halt a cross-border surge of children from Central America, asking Congress for...
July 8, 2014 - 10:03pm
June 2, 2014
New policy requires feds to record interviews
FARGO, N.D. — A new federal directive requiring criminal investigators to record interrogations of suspects while in police custody has the support of North Dakota’s top federal prosecutor. The office of Tim Purdon, the U.S. attorney for North Dakota, prosecuted a murder case...
June 2, 2014 - 9:28pm
December 10, 2012
Environmental policy debated
WORTHINGTON -- Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson said Monday he "got a really good sense of what farmers are thinking" following the fourth of six planned public hearings offered across the state to gather input on environmental policy. Monday's hearing in Worthington...
December 10, 2012 - 10:46pm
June 26, 2012
As others see it: Policy should not be set by edict
There are many questions raised by President Obama's announcement on immigration policy. Obama announced an administrative order that will allow hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in the country and work. Illegal immigrants will not be deported if they can prove they...
June 26, 2012 - 12:00am
June 18, 2012
New policy could affect area immigrants
WORTHINGTON -- Hundreds of thousands of young, educated, illegal immigrants may get the opportunity to stay in the United States and work under a new policy announced Friday by the Obama administration, but it will take a few weeks until requests can be accepted. Secretary of Homeland...
June 18, 2012 - 9:00pm
July 21, 2011
Students sue Minn. district over gay policy
CHAMPLIN (AP) -- Several current and former students are suing Minnesota's largest school district over its policy requiring staff to remain neutral when the topic of sexual orientation is raised in the classroom. The five plaintiffs contend that the Anoka-Hennepin School District...
July 21, 2011 - 12:21pm
April 11, 2011
City Council discusses changes in snow policy
WORTHINGTON -- Worthington residents can expect to see some minor changes come next winter, as City Council members have adopted the first reading of an amended snow policy at Monday's meeting. The majority of the changes pertain to verbiage, such as personnel titles. The most...
April 11, 2011 - 10:22pm