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Video of foster children surprised with adoption news at Disney goes viral
House bill aims to make permitting process easier for oil pipelines that cross borders
Why do we still care so much about O.J. Simpson?
A divided Washington comes together in support of John McCain, 'an American hero'
Pa. parents sent to prison for 'gifting' six daughters as 'sex slaves' to self-proclaimed prophet
Legion baseball: Heidebrink helps Worthington top Faribault
Amateur baseball: Worthington-Pipestone game tonight
Minnesota United, Houston play to scoreless draw
Johnson, Spieth favorites as British Open begins
Twins' Kennys Vargas still struggling to find foothold in majors
Column: A judiciary transformed at blazing speed under Trump
World of Wine: Wine tasting is about new discoveries
Trump has made it a priority to dismantle Obama's legacy. He has little to show for it so far.
Lost Italian: Refreshing summer slushes to to help beat the heat
Letter: Copper mining plan must be defeated
Alan Dale Haberman
Beulah "Bea" Litka
Janit M. Rose
Looking Back: 2007 -- Luverne airport gets key federal funding
'Green.com' and 'megabyte blue:' Crayola's '90s tribute to the internet
Column: ‘Kids Went Here’ - That’s what you could say on bronze plaque
Looking Back: 1992 -- Disaster aid sought after strong area storms
Another use for summer's sweet cherries: In a simple grain salad
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Doeden 85th birthday
Birth: July 18, 2017
Becker 60th anniversary
Henning 50th anniversary
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Notice of Public Hearing
May 10, 2017
Lac qui Parle County again needs a sheriff
MADISON — Lac qui Parle County Sheriff Lou Sager has tendered his resignation 11 months after having moved from the East Coast to take...
May 10, 2017 - 12:10am
March 30, 2017
Minn. grants nearly $24 million to grow rural transit
ST. PAUL — Bus services throughout greater Minnesota could add up to 100,000 service hours with extra funding from a new state grant. Lt....
March 30, 2017 - 1:45pm
February 11, 2017
Businesses seek solutions for aging rural workforce
ST. PAUL — As the median age of Minnesotans creeps higher, the state's changing demography signals economic struggles for rural communities....
February 11, 2017 - 9:04am
December 23, 2016
Communication, regulation changes seen as child care improvement keys
ST. PAUL — Better communication and streamlined regulations are parts of the solution to a greater Minnesota child care crisis, according to key Republicans who will control the 2017 Legislature.Greater Minnesota home-based child care providers are dropping out, often to go to work...
December 23, 2016 - 9:13pm
November 29, 2016
Greater Minnesota struggling economically, data shows worst-hit areas cast ballots for Trump
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans confused by claims that the state is struggling economically only need to look outside the Twin Cities. And they should look at November's election returns. Koochiching County has one of the highest unemployment rates in Minnesota, at 6.9 percent. In 2012,...
November 29, 2016 - 8:45pm
November 24, 2016
In rural Minnesota, residents facing economic challenges, opportunities
ST. PAUL -- Rural Minnesotans are happy, to a point. They are optimistic, to a point. They see local jobs available, to a point. "It is kind of a mixed bag," Executive Director Brad Finstad of the Center for Rural Policy and Development said. On the down side, for instance, the farm...
November 24, 2016 - 8:33pm
July 18, 2016
Franken pushes bills to help rural health
ST. PAUL -- Rural Minnesota needs medical healing, and U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he has part of a cure. The Minnesota Democrat said Monday that he is pushing three bills to help bring better medical services to rural areas: -- One would provide more ways to get to health-care services,...
July 18, 2016 - 8:48pm
May 11, 2016
Transportation funding in the headlights
ST. PAUL — The key to finishing the 2016 Minnesota legislative session remains short of the ignition switch. Legislative leaders say the key...
May 11, 2016 - 9:05pm
April 29, 2016
Lewis & Clark advances: System gets approval to install water line, build meter station
WORTHINGTON — Two Nobles County committees took action during Wednesday night meetings to pave the way for the construction of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System pipeline into Nobles County. Dan Zulkosky, construction administrator for LCRWS, appeared before both the county’s...
April 29, 2016 - 8:53am
April 12, 2016
Small-town Minnesota grocers look to state for help
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s small-town grocery stores are closing at a rate that is expected to speed up as their owners age. In most cases, owners...
April 12, 2016 - 9:04pm
March 27, 2016
Competition with chains causes rural grocers to fear future
ARTHUR, N.D. — Mary’s Market has been a cornerstone of downtown Arthur for 34 years. Tucked inside the mall on Main Street, the grocery store...
March 27, 2016 - 9:05pm
January 26, 2016
Accountant by day, writer by night: Slayton woman pens series of self-published books
SLAYTON — Lisa Saner of rural Slayton has occasionally wondered what her life would have been like if she had pursued writing in college instead...
January 26, 2016 - 8:20pm
January 19, 2016
‘Level the playing field’: DFL, GOP agree on rural goals — but not means
ST. PAUL — Democratic and Republican legislators agree on many goals for rural Minnesota, but often differ on how to reach them. House Democrats...
January 19, 2016 - 8:44pm
January 18, 2016
Lewis & Clark tapped as best tasting water
TEA, S.D. — The Lewis & Clark Regional Water System won the best tasting water award at the taste test contest during the South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems’ annual technical conference last week in Pierre. Lewis & Clark will now compete nationally at the...
January 18, 2016 - 7:43pm
January 14, 2016
Dayton aims money at small, rural communities with water woes
ST. PAUL — Minnesota cities, especially small rural ones, ask the state for money almost every year to improve their sewage treatment systems....
January 14, 2016 - 8:21pm