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They’re gonna put on a show: WMS choristers to perform Thursday, Friday
Planning commission discusses new apartments, garage addition
Public Works director reappointed to four-year term: County denies pay increase for Schnieder
Cruz drops out: Trump wins big in Indiana
Statewide gas tax proposed: Nobles & Cottonwood support 16-cent-per-gallon hike
Track and field: Competition keen at Nangle Relays
Boys tennis: Trojans play Redwood Valley tough
Prep golf: Brinkman paces JCC girls
Prep softball: MLA downs Flying Dutchmen
Prep baseball: Volk hit jump-starts HL-O
Letter: Half-cent tax can do a lot more good
As others see it: Let's all fight teen drug use
Column: Cruz-Fiorina -- a musical comedy
Letter: Walz deserves kudos for bipartisan efforts
Column: Trump, in his own words
Robert H. Bakken
Marian Ruth Weitgenant
Leon "Buster" Joseph Pommier
Loren P. Ulbricht
Religion briefs: May 5
Column: For the love of vinyl
Looking Back: 1966 -- Parachutist treated at local hospital
Detective work: Dave Hoffman recognized as one of the ‘Faces of Hope’ by Crisis Center
Column: Think we've had rain? Remember this stormy weather?
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Breuker 90th birthday
Verdoorn 50th anniversary
Kruger 90th birthday
Kremer 98th birthday
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May 3, 2016
Outdoors projects receive Minnesota Senate OK
ST. PAUL — Minnesota senators approved spending $158 million Tuesday, with little discussion, for outdoors projects. The votes came on a $112 million plan that mostly buys land to preserve prairies, forests, wetlands and wildlife habitat and a $46 million bill that focuses on a...
21 hours 53 min ago
April 14, 2016
Ending buffer confusion: State Senate votes unanimously to clarify landowner, county and water district responsibilities
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature is close to cleaning up misunderstandings in a law meant to clean up the state’s water. Senators passed...
April 14, 2016 - 8:17pm
April 1, 2016
Senators tell railroads: begin to talk safety
ST. PAUL — Warning bells figuratively clanged Friday when a Minnesota state Senate committee had its first hearing on new legislation to force railroads to release more information about hazardous materials they haul. Even some Republicans who generally support railroads warned...
April 1, 2016 - 9:00pm
March 10, 2016
State to aid Iron Range: Senators pass unemployment extension for steelworkers
ST. PAUL — Two Iron Range senators made emotional pleas Thursday to extend unemployment benefits for thousands of men and women who have lost...
March 10, 2016 - 8:51pm
February 16, 2016
Obama scolds Senate Republicans for Supreme Court threat
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday to pick an indisputably qualified nominee for the Supreme Court and chided Republicans...
February 16, 2016 - 9:31pm
January 11, 2016
Senate building quietly opens after Minnesotans built it
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Senate building opened Monday with lots of Minnesota materials, put up mostly by Minnesota workers, and designed to...
January 11, 2016 - 10:15pm
November 18, 2015
Agencies seek state bonds to complete Lewis & Clark
LUVERNE — The Senate Bonding Committee met with members of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System Wednesday in Luverne to discuss future...
November 18, 2015 - 9:08pm
November 4, 2015
Senate votes to disapprove Waters of the U.S. rule, more action needed to block implementing it
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution to do away with the controversial Waters of the U.S. rule. But opponents of the legislation still need to overcome a presidential veto, which they say they’re unlikely to do. WOTUS, as it’s commonly known,...
November 4, 2015 - 9:29pm
May 13, 2015
Bird flu infects Minnesota budget talks
ST. PAUL — Minnesota poultry farmers found themselves in the midst of political bickering Wednesday as high-level negotiators pushed time limits for resolving Democrat-Republican state budget differences. Rep. David Bly, D-Northfield, asked the House to debate a bill providing...
May 13, 2015 - 8:10pm
May 12, 2015
Heitkamp co-sponsors bill to lift ban on U.S. crude oil exports
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D.-N.D., and Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska plan to introduce a bipartisan bill today to lift...
May 12, 2015 - 8:33pm
May 6, 2015
Weber appointed to Conference Committee
ST. PAUL — Sen. Bill Weber (R-Luverne) was appointed to the conference committee on House File (H.F.) 846, the Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources Appropriations Bill, earlier this week. This committee will resolve the discrepancies between the two versions of the bill that...
May 6, 2015 - 9:29pm
May 4, 2015
Tax bill passes, sets up negotiations
ST. PAUL — The Democrat-controlled Minnesota Senate voted Monday for tax cuts a fraction of the size that Republicans in the House want, sending negotiators into what could be a contentious final two weeks of the legislative session. The Senate tax bill and a House agriculture...
May 4, 2015 - 7:49pm
May 3, 2015
He’s always been a builder: Both houses and laws require firm touch and ability to compromise, Bakk says
ST. PAUL — Two weeks ago, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk knew Republicans were about to put his fellow DFLers on the spot. The Senate was...
May 3, 2015 - 8:12pm
April 27, 2015
Senate DFLers propose $260 million in tax reductions
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Senate DFLers are offering state taxpayers just over one-tenth of the tax relief that House Republicans have proposed. Senate Tax Committee Chairman Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook, outlined a plan Monday that would provide $260 million in overall tax reductions...
April 27, 2015 - 10:55pm
Klobuchar pushes for access to federal emergency funds for avian flu
LITCHFIELD — Millions of federal dollars have already been spent to respond to a deadly avian influenza that has wiped out millions of turkeys in Minnesota ,and there’s a commitment to spend even more money as the virus continues to devastate area farms. “My major push is...
April 27, 2015 - 9:41pm