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Here's the plan: District 518 releases site map for new property
Mentally aware: Worthington’s Nelson happy in life thanks to help, finding positives
New site, name means 'Serenity' now
Kruse files to run for House District 22B
Many closed for Memorial Day
Section 3A track and field: Athletes advance to finals
Les Knutson: Windom's BARC gym will honor a coaching legend
Amateur baseball: Windom scores in ninth to beat Pipestone
Section 2AAA baseball: Trojans split on first day
Section 2AAA softball: Trojans lose twice in tournament
Column: One race over; here comes another
Column: The GOP's lost hope for scandal
Column: Memorial Day takes on significance this election year
Column: Honoring our fallen heroes, respecting our veterans
Column: A Trump too far?
Raymond "Ray" LeRoy Powell
William "Bill" Weppler
Marcella L. Hurlburt
Raymond "Ray" LeRoy Powell
Jack-of-all-trades: Plans shaping up to name BARC gymnasium in Jack Kelly's honor
Column: Our young soldiers are becoming only a dim memory
Out & About: May 27-June 11
Five tips for backyard smoking this summer
Religion briefs: May 26
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Twylla von Holdt 80th birthday
Dayle von Holdt 85th birthday
Wick 90th birthday
Wibbens 95th birthday
Anderson 95th birthday
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February 10, 2016
Section 3A girls hockey: Luverne clinches first state tournament berth
REDWOOD FALLS — The seventh time is indeed a charm. The Luverne girls hockey team clinched the first trip to state in program history Tuesday with a 5-2 Section 3A championship win over third-seeded Fairmont. For the No. 1 Cardinals, it marked in their first section crown in seven...
sports / prep
February 10, 2016 - 12:24am
January 12, 2016
Greater MN brings back request: More state funds, please
ST. PAUL — There is no surprise to what Greater Minnesota cities want from the next Legislature: more state money. It is an issue Greater Minnesota city officials, along with those from Minneapolis and St. Paul, have brought to legislators every year for more than a decade. State...
January 12, 2016 - 7:46pm
Dayton to make water systems a spending priority
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will propose borrowing considerable sums this year to improve the state’s water systems, he said Tuesday. “I’m going to come out on Thursday as part of the bonding (bill) with a big water quality initiative,” Dayton told the Pioneer...
January 12, 2016 - 3:40pm
December 6, 2015
Cast in bronze: Minnesota residents serve as models for statues honoring veterans
LITCHFIELD — Area residents with ties to the military say they are proud to have been models for five bronze statues placed recently at a new...
December 6, 2015 - 8:41pm
November 10, 2015
Lawmakers say state not putting child safety first in abuse cases
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators who crafted legislation earlier this year to make sure a child’s safety is first priority in abuse cases say the state is not following through with that requirement. Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, opened a Tuesday meeting of a legislative...
November 10, 2015 - 8:15pm
November 5, 2015
Conflicting reports: Some say lawmakers’ calls for teacher licensing reform unheeded
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers received conflicting reports Thursday on the progress the state Board of Teaching has made in its efforts to streamline the way teachers are licensed. Erin Doan, the board’s executive director, told a joint session of the House Education Finance...
November 5, 2015 - 9:01pm
November 1, 2015
Class A state football: Johnson, North drop Tracy-Milroy-Balaton
ST. PETER — Tyler Johnson was all he was advertised to be and more. The Minneapolis North senior reiterated his commitment to play football...
sports / prep
November 1, 2015 - 11:20pm
October 25, 2015
Where the money goes: State lawmakers hit the road on bonding tours
ST. PAUL — It wasn’t your typical sight-seeing tour. During a visit to the medical examiner’s office in downtown Minneapolis last week, 20 members and staff of the Minnesota House Capital Investment Committee got to watch — at least those who could stomach the sight —...
October 25, 2015 - 8:58pm
October 14, 2015
State cold weather rule kicks in today
ST. PAUL — As of today, Minnesota law kicks in to provide warmth for residents who cannot pay their heating bills. Starting Oct. 15 and running through April 15, Minnesota’s six coldest months, utility companies must provide residential customers payment plans to avoid having...
October 14, 2015 - 9:43pm
October 1, 2015
Health insurance rate hikes upset state officials
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans who buy their own health insurance will pay more next year, in some cases a lot more. Officials of the state Commerce...
October 1, 2015 - 9:46pm
September 30, 2015
Sex offender court order expected in October, but case will go for years
ST. PAUL — Minnesota officials make it clear that they will not obey an upcoming federal judge’s order that would deem the state sex offender...
September 30, 2015 - 10:04pm
September 25, 2015
Rare bison given new home in Minnesota state park
MANKATO — A group of genetically rare bison has been released into a Minnesota state park. Minneopa State Park near Mankato is the new home of 11 bison largely free of genetic markers that would come from cross-breeding with cattle. Less than 6 percent of the half-million bison...
September 25, 2015 - 9:30pm
Minnesota prisons overcrowded
ST. PAUL — Minnesota imprisons 194 people per 100,000 population, fourth lowest in the country, but the prison numbers are increasing the fifth fastest in the country. The next lowest number of prisoners in the region is North Dakota, with 214 per 100,000; the country’s average...
September 25, 2015 - 9:27pm
September 16, 2015
Refugee or migrant? Here’s a primer
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has a long history of resettlement of refugees, dating back to World War II, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Now, tens of thousands of people from the Middle East and Africa are seeking safety in Europe at great risk. Many of them...
September 16, 2015 - 9:07pm
September 10, 2015
Minnesota revenue up in August
ST. PAUL — Minnesota state revenues were 8.5 percent higher last month than expected. The $113 million jump from what was forecast last February, continuing a trend seen most of this year, came thanks to the three state’s three major taxes coming in higher: individual income...
September 10, 2015 - 9:06pm