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Audit: Minn. welfare programs have lax eligibility checks
It's back: Minnesota Senate has plan to revive Real ID
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
State Fair doughnut fry leads to political fray
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
CMCS rebounds to play for consolation crown
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Gophers riding turnaround into NCAA Tournament
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Derald F. Rolfsmeier
Loren E. Meyer
Ruth O. Jones
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
Dave & Vivian Swanson
January 12, 2015
Boy’s death spurs new legislation
ST. PAUL — The death of 4-year-old Eric Dean in west-central Minnesota is producing state legislative discussions about how to improve child abuse investigations. “There has been a light shining onto the child protection system in our state...” Human Services Commissioner Lucinda...
January 12, 2015 - 11:07pm
December 25, 2014
Rural legislators prioritize care for the elderly, disabled
ST. PAUL — The top priority for many rural Minnesota legislators is to improve state funding sent to elderly and disabled care programs. House...
December 25, 2014 - 11:55pm
October 14, 2014
MACCRAY to repeat pitch for four-day week: May also seek legislation needed to maintain it
CLARA CITY — When Minnesota Commissioner of Education Brenda Cassellius rejected the MACCRAY School District’s plan to continue with a four-day school week next year, she left open the door for the district to pitch a new plan. School board members intend to do so, as well as...
October 14, 2014 - 9:45pm
June 2, 2014
Will state’s first medical marijuana facility be in Montevideo? Entrepreneur behind proposal driven by child’s urgent need
MONTEVIDEO — No sooner had Governor Mark Dayton signed the bill legalizing medical marijuana in Minnesota than Jeremy Pauling was lining up...
June 2, 2014 - 11:37pm
March 31, 2014
Analysis: The art of building a bill in Minn. Legislature
ST. PAUL — You can just see the commercial: “State Rep. Michael Beard refused to vote for a bill giving Minnesota’s transportation system a much-needed $50 million boost.”
March 31, 2014 - 6:30am
March 19, 2014
Congressman hopeful EPA will not cut Renewable Fuel Standard by 10 percent
MONTEVIDEO — Seventh District Congressman Collin Peterson is hopeful that the Environmental Protection Agency will not reduce the nation’s...
March 19, 2014 - 11:06pm
Pressure is building as immigrants looking for legislation
WASHINGTON — With immigration legislation stalled in Congress, Hispanics and Asian-Americans say getting relief from deportations is more important for many of the 11 million immigrants here illegally than creating a pathway to U.S. citizenship, a new study finds. Two polls released...
December 19, 2013 - 11:23pm
August 5, 2013
Increased local government aid vital to government partnerships
WILLMAR --EMDASH-- When a house or barn catches fire in a rural community, property owners expect fire trucks to come screaming down the road....
August 5, 2013 - 11:25pm
January 2, 2013
Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson: 'Fiscal cliff' bill puts budget further behind
ST. PAUL — Rep. Collin Peterson, an accountant before turning politician, could not support budget legislation passed on New Year’s night...
January 2, 2013 - 11:23pm
Minn. House joins Senate in supporting Clara City woman's campaign for Jacob's Law
SAINT PAUL -- Jacob's Law is now one signature away from becoming the law of the state. The Minnesota House of Representatives followed the Senate's lead and unanimously approved the legislation championed by Sarah Guggisberg of Clara City on Monday. Guggisberg said it is now headed...
April 2, 2012 - 4:19pm
November 14, 2011
Clara City, Minn., mother campaigns for parental notification after son's abuse goes unreported to her
CLARA CITY -- Like so many young victims of sexual abuse, Jacob Gould kept it secret. For four years. "I wasn't aware of anything until 2009,...
November 14, 2011 - 12:00am
October 15, 2010
American Opinion - On TV ad legislature
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On TV ad legislation: Many Americans undoubtedly are annoyed when the volume on their televisions suddenly rises during commercials.
October 15, 2010 - 12:00am
American Opinion: On how federal health care legislation
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On how federal health care legislation: America is graying due to lower birthrates after the baby boomers came to be. That means relatively fewer people will be paying taxes to support...
September 15, 2010 - 12:00am
August 17, 2010
Farmers offer their thoughts on the 2012 farm bill
WILLMAR -- Managing the risk in agriculture is a common refrain when farmers gather to discuss their ideas for the 2012 farm bill. "Risk management is a moving target," said Dave Frederickson, outreach director for U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. "(Farmers) want to make sure the next farm...
August 17, 2010 - 12:00am
July 6, 2010
Cap and trade could benefit agriculture if it has role in shaping climate legislation
WILLMAR -- Climate change legislation could offer economic benefits to farmers, if they have a role in shaping it. That's the gist of a study...
July 6, 2010 - 12:00am