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U of M president: We need more money than Dayton provides
Morris Police officers committed to community
Man killed in farm accident on Monday
Tiger Cub Beat - Morris Area Elementary School 030814
Looking Back 030814
Ostby, Smith wrestle at state
Cougars swept by Scots
Cougar PR's ruled at Ole Open
Cold snap costs Cougars
Cougars claw their way to UMAC Championship
Linda Schmidgall Yackley
Donna Mae Gades
John Brunkhorst: Transportation funding in critical need
Down on the Farm: We're all phonies
Letter: Make our youngest citizens a priority in greater Minnesota
Letter: Vaccines will be offered as part of preparedness program
Sen. Torrey Westrom: Capitol filled with buzz at beginning of session
Open Houses 030814
Jaina Beth Felton
Bailee McCall Mohs
Landon Joel Hoiland
Area Student Accomplishments 030114
Program seeks to improve honeybee health
Farm Bill: Initial assessment on commodity programs
January 14, 2014
Prettner Solon will head home to Duluth next year
ST. PAUL -- Yvonne Prettner Solon plans to return home to Duluth a year from now after announcing today that she will not be Gov. Mark Dayton's running mate again. The psychologist and former state senator said she will leave state government when her term expires because...
news / government
January 14, 2014 - 10:31am
November 21, 2013
State Sen. Westrom considers running for Peterson seat
ST. PAUL – State Sen. Torrey Westrom promises a decision by year’s end about whether he will run for the U.S. House seat that has belonged to Collin Peterson since 1991. “I am giving it serious consideration,” the Elbow Lake Republican told Forum News Service on Thursday. In...
news / government
November 21, 2013 - 4:34pm
July 19, 2013
Sen. Ingebrigtsen weighs run for governor
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- State Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, says he is contemplating a run for governor. His name has been popping up in political circles as a possible contender for challenging DFL Gov. Mark Dayton in 2014. When contacted Tuesday, Ingebrigtsen said he’ll...
news / government
July 19, 2013 - 8:13am
July 5, 2013
Letter to the editor: Interesting radio ads
Interesting radio ads and mailers being recently run for Rep. Jay McNamer. They state, “He keeps his promises.” Really? How about his promise to vote for traditional marriage and only tax the rich? Ads apparently can distort any concept of keeping promises. Interesting...
opinion / letters
July 5, 2013 - 4:54pm
June 26, 2013
Pro-gay marriage group promises candidate financial aid
ST. PAUL – The main group promoting Minnesota gay marriage for the last two years has announced another 10 state lawmakers it will financially support because their pro-gay marriage votes could put them in political jeopardy. The rural and suburban lawmakers, added to five earlier...
June 26, 2013 - 4:29pm
December 4, 2012
State board approves legislative recounts
ST. PAUL -- The State Canvassing Board certified the winners of two legislative election recounts during a brief Tuesday meeting. Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, won by 12 votes over Democrat Bob Cunniff in the closest legislative race. Democrat Kevin Dahle heads to the Senate after...
news / government / region
December 4, 2012 - 8:10pm
November 28, 2012
Minnesota House recount in District 8B begins Wednesday
ST. PAUL -- A hand recount of 21,288 votes in a state House race begins Wednesday. Douglas County officials begin the work at 8:30 a.m. in the courthouse in Alexandria. In Otter Tail County, the recount begins at 9 a.m. Thursday in Fergus Falls. The State Canvassing Board on Tuesday...
November 28, 2012 - 1:00pm
November 10, 2012
Election puzzles Republicans, delights Democrats
ST. PAUL -- Dan Severson stood in disbelief watching election returns. The former Republican state representative and two-time statewide candidate watched election night as Fox News called the presidential race for Democratic President Barack Obama, and his mood got worse from there...
November 10, 2012 - 5:00am
November 9, 2012
Westrom, McNamar win seats in state legislature
MORRIS - Stevens County residents elected a new face to the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 12A, but went with a familiar face to represent them in the Minnesota Senate in District 12. Democrat Jay McNamar narrowly beat Republican Scott Dutcher in the race for District...
November 9, 2012 - 3:39pm
November 7, 2012
Elections bring happy days for Minnesota Democrats
ST. PAUL -- Forgive Minnesota Democrats if they wear broad smiles today. Democratic-Farmer-Laborites won all the big prizes in Tuesday's election. Witness: -- Both houses of the Legislature will be in DFL control for the first time in two-and-a-half decades. -- Democratic President...
November 7, 2012 - 10:19am
Election Notebook: Democrats say they will control Legislature
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature will be controlled by Democrats the next two years, reversing a historic Republican victory two years ago. It will be the first time in decades that Democrats have controlled the state House and Senate and held the governor's office. At 1:15...
November 7, 2012 - 1:31am
Incumbents return to Morris Area School Board; Wohlers, Storck, Solvie elected to Morris City Council
MORRIS - The Morris City Council will have two new members in three open seats, while all four incumbents to the Morris Area School Board will return after winning re-election Tuesday. In the Morris City Council races, newcomer Kevin Wohlers and incumbent Bill Storck were elected...
November 7, 2012 - 1:16am
Kopitzke, Staples, Wohlers win in Stevens County Commissioner races
MORRIS -- Bob Kopitzke, Ron Staples, and Donny Wohlers were elected to serve as Stevens County Commissioners by area voters in close races. According to the unofficial election results, Kopitzke beat incumbent Paul Watzke 436 votes to 425 votes in District 1. In District 3, incumbent...
November 7, 2012 - 12:05am
November 6, 2012
1:30 a.m. Update: McNamar wins District 12A, Westrom takes District 12
MORRIS - Democrat Jay McNamar narrowly beat Republican Scott Dutcher in the race for House District 12A, while Republican Torrey Westrom handily beat Democrat John Schultz for Senate District 12. With all precincts reporting, McNamar had 10,092 votes to Dutcher's 9,837 votes. Independence...
November 6, 2012 - 11:40pm
Peterson on way to 12th term in Congressional District 7
In Minnesota's 7th District Congressional race incumbent Collin Peterson was headed for victory late Tuesday night in a contest that mirrored his re-election two years ago. With 604 of 1,327 precincts reporting Tuesday, Peterson, a Democrat, had 59 percent of the vote to Republican...
November 6, 2012 - 11:38pm