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Panthers' future bright after 10-11 season
Midway splits with Lakers, Brewers
Panthers maintained positive attitude
Runners complete Grandma's Marathon
Park Rapids shooters qualify for state
Big River Bread & Breakfast is now open
Basic Business Cents: Job description for vice president of culture
New owners at Foxy's Bar and Grill
A new era for the Schwarzwald Inn
Basic Business Cents: Memorable quotes by Deming
Dorset hosting Boardwalk Art Festival this Saturday
Storytellers invited to enter new Park Rapids contest
Boardwalk Art Festival in Dorset on Saturday
Kids theatre workshop offered in July
Pat Beaumont's father entertained Wild West show fans
Recipes: Dad’s Day Menu
Home plate: Kabobs: From turkey, to pork, to pound cake
Home plate: Favorites shared
Home plate: Rhubarb, a versatile veggie
January 21, 2015
Letter: Working to strengthen Greater Minnesota
The committee that I am most looking forward to serving on this session is the Greater Minnesota Economic and Workforce Development Policy Committee. On Tuesday and Thursday of this past week, I was honored to chair this committee as committee Chair Bob Gunther was away from the Legislature....
opinion / letters
January 21, 2015 - 11:54am
March 26, 2014
Minnesota bills focus on communications during response to oil spills
ST. PAUL - North Dakota oil is a regular discussion item around the Minnesota Legislature, with improving communications among oil transportation companies, public safety officials and state government the latest topic. Primarily, lawmakers have concentrated on how to deal with...
News / region
March 26, 2014 - 8:56am
March 4, 2014
Minnesota physicians ponder medical marijuana
Minnesota Public Radio Is marijuana an effective treatment for pain, illness and disease? It's a question many Minnesota physicians are pondering as the Legislature prepares to debate a measure that would allow doctors to prescribe some form of the drug. Mayo Clinic...
News / state
March 4, 2014 - 8:07am
June 5, 2013
Editorial: Big money could stymie reform
Does anybody out there remember the great recession of 2008-2009? Millions of people lost their jobs. Millions of people lost their homes. The stock market sunk like a stone. Housing prices collapsed. That great recession. It was caused by subprime mortgages being bought and sold...
opinion / editorials
June 5, 2013 - 11:24am
March 28, 2013
New funding proposal will provide more sustainable water supplies to Minnesota communities, business, including Park Rapids
Gov. Mark Dayton is proposing a new funding structure to help ensure that Minnesota’s growing economy has reliable supplies of high quality water. The proposal is expected to be introduced in the Legislature early next week. Seventy-five percent of Minnesotans get their drinking...
News / state
March 28, 2013 - 10:37am
March 26, 2013
Governor signs all three ND anti-abortion bills, anticipates court battles
BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed three abortion-limiting bills passed by the North Dakota Legislature, giving the state the most anti-abortion laws of any U.S. state and setting up possible legal challenges over provisions critics say are unconstitutional under Roe v. Wade....
News / region
March 26, 2013 - 12:12pm
February 28, 2013
Lawmakers want to increase elderly funding
ST. PAUL -- A proposal to increase Minnesota long-term care funding could help elder care as baby boomers prepare to retire, supporters say, but overall state budget questions threaten its future. House and Senate legislators from both parties on Tuesday released a bill to increase...
February 28, 2013 - 8:12am
February 12, 2013
Nolan unveils bill to overturn Citizens United
Newly elected U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan said Monday he is introducing a constitutional amendment that would overturn the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision...
February 12, 2013 - 6:51am
February 7, 2013
Ex-FBI agent: Assault gun would have killed more at Red Lake
ST. PAUL -- Jeffrey Weise shot and killed his grandfather on March 21, 2005, and tried to load a semi-automatic rifle. But former FBI agent...
February 7, 2013 - 8:21am
July 27, 2012
Law expands illegal synthetic drugs
ST. PAUL -- More synthetic drugs will be illegal under a law taking effect Wednesday, and a state agency will be able to act faster to make newly developed versions illegal. Still, as makers of the so-called "designer drugs" continue to change chemical formulas to skirt the law,...
July 27, 2012 - 7:51am
April 12, 2012
MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE: Increase in hunting, fishing license fees still alive
The Minnesota House of Representatives didn't include an increase in the price of hunting and fishing licenses in the game and fish policy bill it passed last week, but a key Senate lawmaker said he remains optimistic a fee hike will pass the Legislature. "The people who are paying,...
outdoors / hunting / News
April 12, 2012 - 7:44am
April 15, 2010
Legislation would lift spearing ban on Cass Lake
A bill that could lift the ban on spearing fish on Cass Lake is headed to the Minnesota Senate floor, along with measures to provide training on invasive species to dock installers and to realign natural resources agencies. All are bills authored by Sen. Mary Olson, DFL-Bemidji....
outdoors / fishing
April 15, 2010 - 7:08am
November 9, 2009
Swift County will seek legislative clarification of mini truck law
BENSON -- What started out as a seemingly simple request to allow mini trucks to travel on Swift County roads could end up back in the lap of...
November 9, 2009 - 6:57am
February 4, 2009
Teachers pay program given an 'incomplete'
Give Minnesota's Q Comp teacher pay and performance program an "incomplete." That was the message auditors delivered Tuesday to legislators who are considering Gov.
February 4, 2009 - 6:50am
Moorhead mom seeks tougher restraint laws
Dixie Duncan sat in front of the Senate Transportation Committee, with daughter Brynn in a wheelchair at her side, and paused to regain her composure. "Pass...
region / News
February 4, 2009 - 6:20am