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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, a Democrat serving in his 27th year in the U.S. House, had the highest bipartisan legislation score in 2017, according a study by Georgetown University. The non-partisan analysis shows Peterson’s track record of working across the aisle on a variety of issues for his congressional district and to rural America. Peterson represents most of farm and lakes country in all of western Minnesota.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D, is concerned about two major issues that can affect farmers and ranchers this year. One is the farm bill that faces an uncertain future as it's set to expire in September. The other is waivers that some small U.S. refineries have been receiving from the Environmental Protection Agency to not produce ethanol. As for the five-year farm bill, Rounds said he has many concerns as the Senate works to possibly pass its version of a farm bill after the House completed its work without Democratic support.
FARGO—A 12-member delegation from Sanford Health is making a journey to Vatican City this week for a major healthcare conference that is emphasizing cutting-edge technology as researchers from around the world close in on new treatments and possible cures for a number of diseases and health issues.
BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The southeast Minnesota woman accused of shooting to death her husband at their home in Blooming Prairie and then a stranger she met in Florida was captured in a convenience store video in Iowa that law officers hope will help in finding her. The Dodge County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Department said the video shows Lois Ann Riess grabbing a sandwich and asking a clerk for directions to go south.
ROSEAU, Minn.—A Warroad, Minn., man faces numerous charges for allegedly threatening to kill police and kicking the face of an officer, giving the officer a bleeding mouth. The Warroad Police Department arrested Justin James Johnson, 22, Friday after they were called to an apartment complex for a domestic report, according to court documents. Johnson initially ran from Officer Brendan Sandy but then stopped, the documents say.
ST. PAUL — As part of its ongoing effort to rescue human trafficking victims and bring traffickers to justice, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on Tuesday, April 17, announced that Minnesota law enforcement and the trucking industry will join together in the effort.
BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn.— A southeast Minnesota woman being sought after her husband was murdered in March is now a suspect in a second death. Lois Riess of Blooming Prairie has been identified as a suspect in death of Pamela Hutchinson in Bradenton, Fla., according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office in southern Florida. Investigators believe Riess may have killed Hutchinson earlier this week in order to assume her identity. The Lee County Attorney's Office announced charges against Riess in Hutchinson's death on Friday morning, April 13.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota ranks fourth in the nation in life expectancy, according to a study released Tuesday, April 10. Men in the state actually lead the nation with a life expectancy of 78.7 years, while women rank fourth at 82.9 years.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A 61-year-old Volga farmer has been put on probation for a year and ordered to pay a $100 fine for disturbing six protected wetlands on his property. Kevin Jay Mast was sentenced in federal court by U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier in Sioux Falls on Monday, April 9.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Really? An ice rescue on a central Minnesota lake in April? The Stearns County Sheriff’s Department sent out a warning Friday, April 6, that people and their dogs should be careful on lake ice as the sun this time of year is as powerful as in September.