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Records published Oct. 27
Turf wars: NLS plan to upgrade football field under scrutiny
Dayton fails to visit all 87 counties in 86 days
Spicer man charged with kidnapping in alleged violent assault of woman
Man injured in Atwater electrical accident
Analyst: Zimmer tackle rotation versus Eagles 'horrible'
Wild's Niederreiter gaining confidence on new line
Conley, Grizzlies hold off Timberwolves
Roundup: Ridgewater sees win streak end in tough five-set match
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Melissa Heen Peterson
Francis H. "Fran" Uhlenkamp
Colleen Thomson Michels letter: Schwantes is committed to public service
Cindy Regan's letter: Clinton's corruption runs deep
Suzie Richter letter: Get informed, then go and vote
Ryan Rauenhorst letter: Lang will hold true to his values
Election letter deadline is Nov. 2
June 17, 2016
Editorial: Legislative leaders are failing Minnesotans
The leaders of Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton are no closer to an agreement on bonding, tax and transportation bills than they were...
June 17, 2016 - 6:00am
March 22, 2016
DFL lists education priorities
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate Democrats put high priorities on ending the state's teacher shortage, increasing the number of school counselors and expanding schooling for 4 year olds. The senators announced their plan Monday, including offering student loan forgiveness and other financial...
March 22, 2016 - 5:30am
March 1, 2016
Willmar DFL caucus prefers Clinton
WILLMAR — People who’ve been attending DFL caucuses since the 1970s had never seen a crowd like the one at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar...
March 1, 2016 - 11:49pm
April 24, 2015
Playing games with avian flu
One of the things we've quickly learned as first-term members is that the Legislature has a long history of acting quickly and in a bipartisan fashion to help Minnesotans facing natural disasters and emergencies. Turkey farmers in Kandiyohi County and more than a dozen other...
April 24, 2015 - 4:35am
January 8, 2015
Editorial: Legislature is off to a civil start for 2015
Minnesota’s Legislature opened Monday with ceremony and civility. It is a first step, but one shouldn’t expect it to last for too...
January 8, 2015 - 6:00am
August 18, 2014
Letter: More Minnesota jobs are lost
Letter: More Minnesota jobs are lost I heard on the news this morning, Aug.15, that Minnesota lost 4,200 jobs last month. Minnesota increased its minimum wage effective Aug. 1. Hmmm - do you suppose the Republicans were correct when they said that jobs would be lost because of...
August 18, 2014 - 1:00am
May 31, 2014
Copper mining resolution exposes rift among DFL members
Just when it seemed 1,200 DFL delegates might roll in and out of Duluth this weekend without disagreeing on much of anything, along comes an...
May 31, 2014 - 6:00am
May 30, 2014
DFLers invade Duluth for convention this weekend
By JOHN MYERS firstname.lastname@example.org DULUTH - There will be little suspense but plenty of hoopla for 1,200 delegates to the DFL party state convention this weekend at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Most of the action is set for Saturday afternoon, when the...
May 30, 2014 - 10:21am
May 28, 2014
Letter: The DFL’s successful record
Minnesota Democrats made astounding progress for middle-class families during the last two years by creating an economy that works better for everyone. They led the way on leveling the economic playing field for women. They raised the minimum wage to lift hardworking families out...
May 28, 2014 - 5:00am
February 4, 2014
Minnesota Opinion: Find any reason to caucus tonight
From Forum News Service An editorial from recent Minnesota newspapers. On finding any reason to caucus tonight DULUTH — Go because Minnesota’s political races already are heating up and there’s a candidate or two you kinda like. Go because this time, doggonit, you’re...
February 4, 2014 - 12:24pm
Caucus locations tonight in Kandiyohi County
DFL caucus locations The Kandiyohi County DFL party is hosting precinct caucuses at seven locations. Multiple precincts will meet at one location. Bethel Lutheran Church 411 Becker Ave. SW, Willmar All city of Willmar precincts, Willmar Township and Whitefield Township ...
February 4, 2014 - 12:20pm
February 3, 2014
Retired MACCRAY teacher seeks GOP nod for District 17A
CLARA CITY –– Gary Nelson, a retired teacher and high school coach from Clara City, announced Monday he is seeking the Republican endorsement for the District 17A House seat. Nelson is the second GOP candidate to announce his candidacy for the office, which is currently held...
February 3, 2014 - 11:21pm
Retired MACCRAY teacher seeks GOP nod for District 17A
CLARA CITY –– Gary Nelson, a retired, longtime teacher and coach at MACCRAY High School, said today he will seek the Republican endorsement...
February 3, 2014 - 1:00pm
January 24, 2014
Willmar businessman Dave Baker will seek Republican nod to challenge Sawatzky in House race
WILLMAR –– Willmar businessman Dave Baker announced this afternoon that he will seek the Republican nomination for the Minnesota House of...
January 24, 2014 - 1:10pm
January 19, 2014
Precinct caucuses set for Feb. 4
WILLMAR –– Political parties will hold precinct caucuses Feb. 4 in Minnesota, signaling the kick-off to the 2014 campaign and election season. In Kandiyohi County, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, the Republican Party and the Independence Party will hold precinct caucuses. All...
January 19, 2014 - 11:40pm