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Which way do we go? Roundabout proven safer, but some are confused
Hog heaven: Sibley-Ocheyedan FFA chapter meets fundraising goal
St. Gabriel's Church gives back with Stations of the Cross donation
Minnesota West volunteers to be featured during fund drive
Some Minnesota highways will get higher speed limits
Section 3A boys basketball: DeBoer board, free throw save Southwest
Girls basketball: MCW, BEA, JCC, Pipestone Area move on
College wrestling: Henning, Farris ousted in nationals
State wrestling tournament: Axford upsets No. 1; Two Trojans in semis
State Class A wrestling tournament: W/ML's Stevens goes OT to advance
Column: A step forward in Afghanistan
Column: District 518 moving forward with high school addition project
Column: The waiting game Boehner can't win
Column: Workforce housing key to economic growth in Greater Minnesota
Column: Twitter as America's conscience
Joseph L. Tolver
Robert H. Strandberg
Joan Vance Wiley
A real puzzler: Pat Loosbrock puts together works of art, piece by piece
Column: Hay! Did you know about our town's wonder crop?
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Looking Back: 1940 - Historic Chautauqua Park pavilion torn down
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Lamfers 80th birthday
Grube 80th birthday
Erdman 80th birthday
Moser 85th birthday
Data: Feb. 28, 2015
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Notice of Proposed City Ordinance
Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale
Data: Feb. 24, 2015
January 27, 2015
Letter: Look to commandments for answers
By Mary Henkels, Worthington During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Dave Kanellis taught a community college class called “Current World Problems.” Among the topics he discussed was the self-fulfilling prophecy. Example: I define you as my enemy, treat you like an enemy and...
opinion / letters
January 27, 2015 - 5:03pm
January 23, 2015
Democrats say they helped Greater Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Democrats think they are getting a bum rap by Republicans who say that Greater Minnesota has been ignored in recent years. A move to treat Greater Minnesota right was the GOP focus for much of last fall’s House campaign and has intensified since then....
January 23, 2015 - 10:13pm
January 16, 2015
Christie, in Iowa, says no pressure on White House bid decision
DES MOINES, Iowa — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was back in Iowa Friday as he weighs jumping into the presidential race. Christie attended the inauguration of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad at a convention center in Des Moines. The appearance was part of a tour of swearing-in ceremonies...
news / politics
January 16, 2015 - 9:52pm
Dayton to propose buffer zones bordering all state waters
SAM COOK Forum News Service BROOKLYN PARK — Gov. Mark Dayton announced Friday that he will propose legislation calling for vegetative buffer zones 50 to 60 feet wide bordering all waters of the state, with the regulation to be enforced by the Minnesota Department of Natural...
news / politics
January 16, 2015 - 9:51pm
Schomacker authors bill to protect aging adults' quality of life
ST. PAUL — District 22B Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, is authoring a comprehensive bill that seeks to address the needs of our aging population. “Minnesota has a long way to go until we’ve fully addressed the workforce shortage in the area of senior care, but this bill takes...
news / politics
January 16, 2015 - 9:49pm
January 15, 2015
Column: Common ground, standing up for middle class are priorities
WASHINGTON — I’m grateful to the people of Minnesota for giving me the chance to serve a second term as senator. And I’m ready to keep fighting for middle-class families and for families aspiring to be in the middle class. Republicans now control the Senate majority, and while...
opinion / columns
January 15, 2015 - 5:00pm
January 12, 2015
‘No choice’ but to raise taxes for transportation
ST. PAUL — There is no choice but to raise taxes to improve Minnesota’s transportation system, say state Senate Democrats. “I can’t think of another path ... without some increase in revenue,” Sen. Vicki Jenson, D-Owatonna, said Monday as she and colleagues introduced...
January 12, 2015 - 9:31pm
January 11, 2015
Transportation plans evolving
ST. PAUL — Transportation funding this legislative session is about as easy to navigate as a rural dirt road after a summer thunderstorm. It is obvious to every Minnesota Legislature observer that transportation will be a major issue, but the issue became pretty confusing in...
January 11, 2015 - 6:44pm
Set for an urban vs. rural fight for state aid
ST. PAUL — The push in this year’s legislative session to funnel more state goodies to Greater Minnesota and away from the core cities appears likely to intensify debate over a program that’s been a source of urban-rural friction for years: local government aid. Republicans...
January 11, 2015 - 6:34pm
January 5, 2015
Dayton urges ‘one Minnesota’
ST. PAUL — Uniting Minnesota is one of Gov. Mark Dayton’s goals as he begins his second, and final, term as the state’s chief executive. “What helps some Minnesotans usually helps all of us,” Dayton said in his Monday inaugural address to about 400 invited guests. “So...
January 5, 2015 - 8:20pm
January 4, 2015
Lawmakers face long list of issues
ST. PAUL — Republicans and Democrats agree on the big issues Minnesotans want addressed when lawmakers return to the Capitol Tuesday, but true bipartisanship is as much a work in progress as the century-old Capitol building now under renovation. Transportation, education, health...
January 4, 2015 - 9:37pm
January 2, 2015
Wants vs. limits -- state legislators begin balancing act on Tuesday
ST. PAUL — State Sen. Kent Eken wants to boost state funding 5 percent for home-based care Minnesota’s elderly and disabled receive, as well as giving a similar raise to nursing homes. The Twin Valley Democrat suggests a higher gasoline tax for transportation needs and would...
news / politics
January 2, 2015 - 9:54pm
Capitol Chatter: "Dayton unbound' for new session
ST. PAUL — Mark Dayton has emerged from his campaign shell. The 67-year-old governor, preparing to start his final elective term, was at times funny and a couple of times harsh during a recent interview with Forum News Service and St. Paul Pioneer Press reporters. He fulfilled...
news / politics
January 2, 2015 - 9:50pm
January 1, 2015
As others see it: Harkin left his mark
Few, if any Iowans would argue the signature achievement of Tom Harkin’s 40 years in Congress (10 years in the House, 30 years in the Senate) is the Americans With Disabilities Act he authored and shepherded to passage and signature by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. The ADA...
opinion / editorials
January 1, 2015 - 9:32pm