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Council changes purchase agreement for movie theater
'Living Well' workshop begins Oct. 3
'A blessing and a curse.' Saved from the rubble, Minn. plane crash victim won $27.7M judgement before judge reversed it.
After skydiving mishap, Army staff sergeant from Minn. takes on traumatic brain injury
Luverne DFL event is Oct. 3
TIMBERWOLVES: Athletic Jefferson catches Thibodeau's eye
Prep volleyball: Luverne takes three straight from Fulda
Gophers RBs Smith, Brooks expected to return vs. Maryland
MEN'S HOCKEY: Minnesota State Mankato picked to win WCHA, Bemidji State second
Gopher mascot runs over 7th grade Eagan football players at Vikings halftime
BROST: Add bean dips to your football fare
PARENTING PERSPECTIVES: Our reporter is embedded deep in the War on Bedtime. Here's the latest from the front lines.
AstroBob: Wildfire smoke smudges our starry skies
Flashy fall foliage: Spice up landscaping with brilliant colors
Conserving estate money no excuse for risking elder's health
Rita E. Kolander
Ruby Ethel Thurmer
Betty J. Hamann
Bill "Jockpot" Top
Delores "Dee" Hansen
Disheveled Theologian: Horror show!
Column: That would have been one great summer season
Looking Back: 1992 -- Wellstone was speaker at King Turkey Day
KTD speaker: Start noticing people
Disheveled Theologian: Evening reminiscences
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Baby Shower: Carson Werner
Bruns 50th anniversary
Jensen 85th birthday
Hohensee 50th anniversary
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Special School Board Meeting
Regular School Board Meeting Minutes August 2017
Notice of public hearing
August 11, 2015
Food and prizes at Federated Rural Electric’s 80th Annual Meeting
JACKSON — Federated Rural Electric will host its 80th annual meeting Tuesday at the Martin County Arena in Fairmont. Federated members receive free admittance to the Martin County Fair between 3:30 and 6 p.m. by registering at the northwest gate (look for the Federated sign). Members...
August 11, 2015 - 9:17pm
May 19, 2015
No money for Lewis & Clark
WORTHINGTON — Worthington Public Utilities General Manager Scott Hain was standing outside the door of the Minnesota House of Representatives shortly before midnight Monday, watching the chaos as bills were pushed between the House and Senate before the mandatory midnight adjournment. Unfortunately,...
May 19, 2015 - 9:25pm
May 17, 2015
Dayton reappoints three to rural health panel
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton has reappointed three members to the state’s Rural Health Advisory Committee. They are John Baerg, Butterfield, consumer member; Ellen De la torre, North Mankato, consumer member; and Margaret Kalina, Alexandria, nurse member. Each will serve four-year...
May 17, 2015 - 7:22pm
May 5, 2015
Safe turkey sales pitch not reaching everyone
ST. PAUL — A suburban Minnesota legislator proved his rural colleagues still have work to do as they spread the word that turkey is safe to...
May 5, 2015 - 8:57pm
April 9, 2015
Dayton sticks to education and transportation, eases up on buffers
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton stuck to his tried-and-true themes during his Thursday night State of the State speech, but rural lawmakers...
April 9, 2015 - 9:28pm
April 5, 2015
To a strong rural economy
WORTHINGTON — The 11th annual Worthington Bio Conference begins Thursday and will feature guest speakers on a wide array of topics during its two days, ranging from agriculture and animal health to economic development and workforce training. Dan Dorman, executive director of...
April 5, 2015 - 9:09pm
April 2, 2015
Home loan and home repair funding available
WORTHINGTON — USDA Rural Development offers home loans to low- and very-low income individuals and families living in rural Minnesota. Applicants must be unable to qualify for traditional financing and meet USDA income and credit requirements. Homes must be modest in size and design...
April 2, 2015 - 9:34pm
February 22, 2015
GOP focus turns outstate
ST. PAUL — If rural Minnesota lawmakers get their way this session, a lot more taxpayer dollars soon will start flowing out of the seven-county metro area and into the countryside. The new rural-dominated House Republican majority is putting outstate issues at the top of its...
February 22, 2015 - 8:13pm
February 18, 2015
Farmers look to Legislature for expansion paths
ST. PAUL — Minnesota farmers want state leaders to help them expand to new markets. They are ready to enter a new era of producing crops...
February 18, 2015 - 8:32pm
February 16, 2015
Broadband appetite grows in Upper Minnesota River Valley
APPLETON — Work comes before play in the countryside, so it should come as no surprise that economic needs are driving a growing appetite to develop broadband service in the five rural counties served by the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission. Policy-makers...
February 16, 2015 - 9:43pm
February 9, 2015
Greater Minnesota officials seek apartment-building aid
ST. PAUL — Greater Minnesota leaders say that apartment houses may be the answer to their housing shortages. The Greater Minnesota Partnership and Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities propose a state program to give grants and tax credits to companies willing to erect apartment...
February 9, 2015 - 9:57pm
January 28, 2015
Loan forgiveness could attract health professionals to rural areas
ST. PAUL — Rural Minnesota is short of medical professionals, and many health advocates are lining up behind a proposal to partially forgive student loans of graduates who practice in rural areas. “This can bring needed resources to our rural and frontier communities,” Shauna...
January 28, 2015 - 8:08pm
January 21, 2015
Nursing home officials say lack of state funds hurts residents
ST. PAUL — Minnesota nursing home workers can earn more money by working at Fleet Farm, Dairy Queen and a sugar beet processing plant than...
January 21, 2015 - 8:32pm
January 20, 2015
Rural Minnesota groups announce funding wants
ST. PAUL — A pair of Greater Minnesota organizations seeks more than half of an expected $1 billion state budget surplus for their priorities. The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities and the Greater Minnesota Partnership announced Tuesday that their top funding requests include...
January 20, 2015 - 9:47pm
Minnesota looks at new nursing home funding method
ST. PAUL — Minnesota will do a better job caring for its senior citizens if nursing homes are paid based on their quality of care and the area’s average pay, backers of a nursing home funding reform bill say. Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, and Sen. Tony Lourey, D-Kerrick,...
January 20, 2015 - 7:36pm