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Noxious weed on state’s eradication list found in Nobles County
Amato to speak Oct. 9 at Murray County Historical Society annual meeting
Hobie Wave Midwest Regional Regatta begins today on Lake Okabena
Former college linebacker sues bars, attackers for injury in 2014 Mankato brawl
Regency Beauty schools close nationwide, including five in Minnesota
Soccer: WHS boys shut out Jordan, girls shut out by Jordan
Area prep volleyball roundup
Girls tennis: Trojans tennis tops MACCRAY
Scott Rall: Why you feed them all year long
Prep football: Key contests are on tap
Column: Trump -- too much of a wacko bird to be an albatross
Letter: Crossing at middle school must be made safer
Letter: “It’s time for Trump”? Not so much
Column: Sniffles and The Cyber go to town
Column: I'm not done yet -- a tribute to a friend
Nellie Lois Bruns
Douglas Ralph Geertsema
Art exhibit opening is Sunday
Looking Back: 1966 -- Luverne man awarded bronze star for ‘heroic achievement’
Truesdell is new pastor at American Reformed Church
Bosmas add barn quilt to their northwest Iowa property
Column: Shaking Up the Sanctuary
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Rehborg 50th annivwrsary
Benson 55th anniversary
Bakker 50th anniversary
Data: Sept. 30, 2016
Review and comment on the school construction proposal
Notice of informal probate Carl Edward Smid
Data: Sept. 29, 2016
Data: Sept. 27, 2016
June 22, 2015
Column: 'Our broken roads are broke'
By CHRISTOPHER N. SHOFF, Association of Minnesota Counties ALBERT LEA — As the 2015 session finally came to a close, the Legislature was once again unable to come to agreement on a comprehensive transportation bill. This has become an annual disappointment for the members of...
June 22, 2015 - 9:50pm
May 29, 2015
Toward Zero Deaths -- all about saving lives
FAIRMONT — Members of law enforcement and other government agencies gathered Friday morning in Fairmont for the South Central Minnesota Toward...
May 29, 2015 - 9:55pm
April 27, 2015
In transportation debate, mayors want to be remembered
ST. PAUL — Minnesota mayors say their cities need more street money from the state. “A preemptive strike is needed,” Frazee Mayor Hank...
April 27, 2015 - 7:36pm
April 21, 2015
No agreement on rail ‘blast zone’ funding in Minnesota House
ST. PAUL — A new phrase is entering Minnesotans’ vocabulary. “Are you in the blast zone?” state Rep. Diane Loeffler, D-Minneapolis,...
April 21, 2015 - 10:00pm
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
March 16, 2015 - 4:04pm