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Willmar man charged with indecent exposure at the library
5 injured in Stearns County accident
Minnesota man pleads guilty in birthday shooting case
Former Willmar officer one of the agents justified in fatal shooting of MN sex offender, prosecutor says
Marriage licenses for Kandiyohi County published Oct. 22
College Volleyball: No. 3 Ridgewater strong in Crossover
From ND to the pros, Carson Wentz wins over Philly
WNBA admits big L.A. basket shouldn't have counted
NFL Previews: Vikings’ Bradford returns to Philly
Junior Hockey: Sloppy WarHawks fall to New Ulm
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
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
The prairie chicken is featured on Northland Outdoors TV
Harold L. Wieber
Paul E. Biermann
Jim Vossen letter: Viable solutions for MNsure
Corrine Nelson letter: Help the U.S. rise from its decay
Tomi Pirrotta letter: Why this voter is with Dave
Jim Van Der Pol letter: Falk supports public education
Mark McNally letter: Westrom is a friend of education
April 11, 2016
Minnesota House lights up over fireworks
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House lit up fireworks legislation Monday, but Senate Democrats and Gov. Mark Dayton are expected to douse the red glare. The House voted 73-56 Monday to allow the same type of fireworks in Minnesota that residents now travel to Wisconsin, South Dakota and...
April 11, 2016 - 11:00pm
November 16, 2015
Candidate withdraws from Minnesota House race after ISIS comment
BURNSVILLE — A state House candidate ended his campaign this weekend shortly after saying that the group that claims responsibility for Friday night’s Paris attacks “isn’t necessarily evil.” Democratic candidate Dan Kimmel tweeted that comment about ISIS, and added, “It...
November 16, 2015 - 11:04pm
September 17, 2015
Mary Sawatzky announces her candidacy for DFL endorsement in District 17B race
WILLMAR -- Former State Representative Mary Sawatzky announced today that she is seeking the Democrat-Farmer-Labor party endorsement for...
September 17, 2015 - 5:22pm
April 18, 2015
GOP adds $8M for broadband after rural objections
ST. PAUL — A week of intense criticism about lack of broadband funding in a House funding bill ended Friday with $8 million being set aside for high-speed Internet development.
April 18, 2015 - 12:01am
January 6, 2015
Speaker’s gavel a reminder
ST. PAUL — Nicholas Daudt stood at the ready, holding a large white oak gavel, awaiting his uncle’s orders. When uncle Kurt Daudt told the...
January 6, 2015 - 9:35pm
December 23, 2014
Republicans prepare new rural agenda
ST. PAUL — Republicans who will control the Minnesota House the next two years make it abundantly clear they will focus on rural Minnesota...
December 23, 2014 - 11:09pm
December 7, 2014
Andrew Falk in the aftermath of defeat
MURDOCK — Negative campaign messages and a loud drum beat paid for largely by money from political action committees outside the district drowned...
December 7, 2014 - 9:18pm
November 5, 2014
Miller ousts Falk in District 17A
Republican Tim Miller of Prinsburg upset DFL incumbent Andrew Falk and won his first term to the Minnesota House of Representatives. The unofficial vote tally from Tuesday’s election showed Miller with 8,042 votes to 6,756 for Falk with 92 of 94 precincts reporting in District 17A,...
November 5, 2014 - 7:23am
April 24, 2014
Minnesota House OKs payday loan regulations
ST. PAUL — The average Minnesotan could be limited to receiving four payday loans a year. The Minnesota House approved that restriction 73-58, with most Democrats in favor and most Republicans opposed. The bill would limit interest rates on loans to some specific types of people...
April 24, 2014 - 10:58pm
May 10, 2013
Ballot results no predictor of House gay marriage vote
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A quarter of Minnesota House members wound up voting for their personal preference on legalizing gay marriage rather than following results of last November's ballot measure to ban it. Thursday's 75-59 vote in favor of a bill to permit same-sex marriage...
May 10, 2013 - 2:13pm
April 9, 2013
Minn. House offers $800 bonding bill
ST. PAUL -- The sponsor of the Minnesota House public works funding bill says it would help Minnesota continue its recovery from recession. By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- The sponsor of the Minnesota House public works funding bill says it would help Minnesota continue...
April 9, 2013 - 1:55pm
January 25, 2013
Lawmakers want faster payback of Minnesota school IOUs
ST. PAUL (AP) — House Democratic and Republican leaders have come to early agreement on the state budget: Both want the final product to repay IOUs to Minnesota schools faster than Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed. They differ on where to find the money. House Majority Leader Erin...
January 25, 2013 - 1:30pm