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Fargo officer shot, expected to die
Last four Oregon occupiers surrender
Theater professor to present program on vaudeville in Luverne
State finishes Clark shooting probe but does not release videos
Destined for growth: Luverne gets support for destination branding
Men's basketball: St. Cloud Tech tops Minnesota West
Scott Rall: A long week is the kind of trip I prefer
Doug Wolter: How to survive without the NFL
Section 3AA south wrestling: Worthington cruises to semifinals
Section 3A girls hockey: Luverne clinches first state tournament berth
Column: Clinton must fight for the female vote
As others see it: Broadband a priority in Iowa, too
Letter: Dance team deserves more support in paper
Column: Encouraging diversity vs. angry rhetoric
Paige M. Lutz
Janice C. Kroontje
Elvina "Dottie" Wiese
Sally Joan Jass
Drumming up support: Greg McFarlane puts the spotlight on kidney disease
Looking Back: 2006 -- Titus opens own law firm in Worthington
Column: Somebody is missing out on a great bet for making money
Looking Back: 1991 -- New business entering former Wolff's building
Column: The definition of love
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April 14, 2015
Letter: Look at state human services programs, roads
In order to determine if Minnesota’s health and human services programs are truly worth the costs taxpayers are spending on them, I’m supporting legislation that would analyze the return on our investment. Health and human services program spending continues to spiral out of...
opinion / letters
April 14, 2015 - 8:01pm
April 13, 2015
Transportation tweak ups rail safety money
ST. PAUL — A Republican transportation funding bill is being tweaked, including adding a bit of money for rail safety, while continuing ahead in the Minnesota House without raising taxes. Higher taxes would not be a good option, House Transportation Finance Chairman Tim Kelly,...
April 13, 2015 - 10:49pm
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
March 30, 2015
Letter: New GOP transportation proposal deserves support
A new legislative Republican proposal unveiled recently would dedicate $7 billion to road and bridge needs across Minnesota without raising taxes or fees. This is good news for Greater Minnesota. Public interest is at an all-time high when it comes to improving our local roads and...
opinion / letters
March 30, 2015 - 4:46pm
March 26, 2015
No House oil safety vote
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Republicans blocked an effort to debate an oil train safety bill Thursday, citing that the legislation was introduced just last week and more work is needed to prepare a response to oil train explosion fears. Rep. Paul Marquart, D-Dilworth, asked fellow...
March 26, 2015 - 9:16pm
Letter: Just say no to another roundabout
By Donald Junker, Dennis Luetgers, James Pierce, Sidney Eckerson, Vernon Verbrugge and Lowell Carlson, Worthington When it comes to a choice between a roundabout and the stop and go lights for the same cost, it should be a no-brainer to choose the lights. Just look at all the...
opinion / letters
March 26, 2015 - 4:13pm
March 25, 2015
Column: End the roadblocks and pass a new transportation funding plan
By HARLAN MADSEN LAKE LILLIAN — As a crop and dairy farmer, I could skimp on fertilizing my crops for a couple of years to cut costs; however, my yields will be reduced over time. Most notably, the nutritional value of my crops will be lowered for our dairy herd, resulting in...
opinion / columns
March 25, 2015 - 5:38pm
March 23, 2015
Taxes: To raise or not to raise
ST. PAUL — The announcement of Minnesota Republican legislators’ transportation plan Monday sets up the debate about how to fund road, bridge...
March 23, 2015 - 9:39pm
March 20, 2015
Minnesotans in oil train 'danger zones' urged to prepare
ST. PAUL — The 326,170 Minnesotans who live near railroad tracks carrying North Dakota crude oil should be prepared for a train accident, a state emergency management official says. “If you live by the train, people need to take some personal awareness of what’s around them,”...
March 20, 2015 - 9:50pm
March 19, 2015
326,170: Number of Minnesotans living in ‘danger zone’ near oil train tracks
ST. PAUL — State officials estimate that 326,170 Minnesotans live within a half mile of railroad tracks that carry crude oil, a distance often known as the danger zone. People within a half mile of tracks usually will be evacuated if an oil train could explode or catch fire after...
March 19, 2015 - 7:35pm
March 16, 2015
Letter: Petition orders railroad to preserve health, safety
By Paul Wulterkens, St. Paul Current lack of enforcement ignores growing threats of Bakken oil explosions so extensive and toxic, fire chiefs have testified that “even if we had an infinite amount of foam,” the fires and toxic emissions would continue until all fuel had been...
opinion / letters
March 16, 2015 - 4:04pm
March 11, 2015
Bipartisan Minnesota Senate group sets three priorities
ST. PAUL — A 2-year-old caucus that brings together Republican and Democratic Minnesota senators Wednesday offered general support to a trio...
March 11, 2015 - 9:09pm
March 8, 2015
Bridge, road report is mixed for region
WORTHINGTON — Anyone has traveled on a roadway has likely encountered a road construction zone. Of that group, several have probably been annoyed by the slower speed, traffic buildup or any number of the negative connotations associated with road work. But what if it stopped? If...
March 8, 2015 - 9:24pm
Feds take trucker off the road
MITCHELL, S.D. — A South Dakota one-man trucking company has been ordered to stop all commercial operations after safety violations were found in a federal investigation last year. After an unsatisfactory safety review, Roth Trucking, owned by Lonnie Roth of Mitchell, has been...
News / business
March 8, 2015 - 9:10pm
March 5, 2015
Transportation brings together Bakk, Dayton
ST. PAUL — “Let’s create a photo op.” With those words from Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, and a hug with Gov. Mark Dayton, the...
March 5, 2015 - 8:02pm