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No injuries reported in west side house fire
Stevens County reviews vehicle fleet management, support for E-85 fuel
13 precincts in Stevens County switch to voting by mail
Burning household garbage source of pollution, report says
Hancock 2016 prom - Glitz and Glam
MA/C-A second and fourth at Hawley Invite
Tiger girls take first at Sisseton, boys sixth
Prep Softball: KMS improves to 15-0 with sweep of Minneota/Canby
Prep Baseball: VerSteeg fires two-hitter in Lakers’ 1-0 win
Prep Golf Roundup: Minnewaska boys, girls sweep West Central Conference meets
Delroy A. Asmus
James Alan McClernon
Marion Jane Schliep
Emily Piper: Prevention key to stopping abuse, neglect
Letter: Comments on Republican LGA and tax proposals inaccurate
Letter: Appleton Option is good for all of Minnesota
Letter: Schools and seniors shouldn’t suffer to fund transportation
Letter: Buddy Poppies improve the lives of veterans, families
Open Houses: April 30, 2016
Open Houses: April 23, 2016
2016 Farm Progress Issue
Stevens SWCD 2015 Annual Review
USDA Sees Strong Demand for Conservation Reserve Program
State grants available to help fund livestock improvements on the farm
NRCS announces early EQIP sign-up
March 24, 2016
Legislation would help farmers make tractors safer
ST. PAUL — Minnesota farmers driving 86,000 tractors do not have adequate safety equipment, some state lawmakers say, so legislation is being considered to provide them financial help to update their machines. "These would be the smaller, older tractors," Rep. Paul Anderson,...
March 24, 2016 - 11:27am
March 23, 2016
Racial tensions stop committee discussion on Appleton prison
ST. PAUL — Black-white and urban-rural tensions filled a Minnesota House committee room Tuesday, with black protesters telling the mostly...
News / region
March 23, 2016 - 11:57am
March 19, 2016
Local leaders share wishes for legislative session
MORRIS — As Minnesota's legislative session finishes its second week, Minnesota residents have heard a lot about what legislators and Governor Mark Dayton hope to accomplish before May 23 when the session ends. This week, we reached out to local leaders to see what their top...
March 19, 2016 - 5:24am
March 18, 2016
Child protection mandates will require on call social workers in Stevens County
MORRIS — Upcoming mandates about how quickly Minnesota counties must respond to child protection reports could require social workers to be on call during nights and weekends, but those requirements haven't been funded by the state of Minnesota. Human Services Director Liberty...
March 18, 2016 - 3:19pm
Four townships switch to mail balloting for 2016 election
MORRIS — Four Stevens County townships will switch to mail balloting for the 2016 election, Stevens County Auditor/Treasurer Amanda Barsness reported Tuesday. After learning more about the process, officials in Scott, Synnes, Stevens and Eldorado Townships voted to do away...
March 18, 2016 - 3:17pm
March 17, 2016
Change to buffer bill passes Senate committee
ST. PAUL — Changes in Minnesota's year-old law requiring vegetative buffers received approval of a Senate committee Wednesday. Over objections of environmental groups, a Senate agriculture committee on a split voice vote moved Sen. Rod Skoe's bill to extend until 2025 the time...
March 17, 2016 - 8:58am
March 16, 2016
Legislators to revisit 'buffer strip' law in Senate committee
ST. PAUL — A key water-quality initiative of Gov. Mark Dayton last year — vegetative buffer strips along streams and drainage ditches — is returning for an encore performance at the Capitol in St. Paul this week. On Wednesday, a Senate committee will hold a hearing...
March 16, 2016 - 11:30am
March 11, 2016
City of Morris approves plans for $14 million water treatment plant
MORRIS — On Tuesday, the Morris City Council approved plans for a new $14 million water treatment plant and voted to seek bids on the...
News / government
March 11, 2016 - 3:49pm
Bids come in low for planned Oregon Avenue project
MORRIS — City of Morris officials are pleased with low bids for an improvement project on Oregon Avenue planned for this summer. Engineers estimated the construction costs for the project would be about $2.2 million, but bids reviewed by the Morris City Council this week came...
March 11, 2016 - 3:13pm
March 4, 2016
Transportation, taxes, bonding issues to watch in session
MORRIS — Transportation, taxes, and bonding are the three key areas Rep. Jeff Backer and Sen. Torrey Westrom believe will be covered in...
News / government
March 4, 2016 - 3:28pm
Stevens County seeks bids for paving CSAH 1 north of Hancock
MORRIS — On Tuesday, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners voted to advertise for bids on the second phase of a project to improve County State Aid Highway 1 north of Hancock The bid is for 4.8 miles of bituminous paving and aggregate shouldering on CSAH 1 between Highway...
March 4, 2016 - 10:27am
March 1, 2016
Spring load restrictions in effect in Stevens County
The Minnesota Department of Transportation’s ending date for winter load increases in the Central Frost Zone, including Stevens County, was Monday, Feb. 29. The start date for spring load restrictions in the Southeast, Metro and Central Frost Zones is also Feb. 29. Winter load...
News / region
March 1, 2016 - 2:09pm
February 27, 2016
City asks for new bids on Pomme de Terre Park project
MORRIS — The Morris City Council voted Tuesday to have new bids drawn up for a project to renovate the shelter at Pomme de Terre Park. City Manager Blaine Hill recommended rebidding the project after a mistake by the architects meant the low bidder wouldn't be able to complete...
February 27, 2016 - 5:58am
Editorial: It is time to invest in LGA for rural Minnesota
One of the top issues for rural Minnesota in the 2016 Legislature will be the issue of Local Government Aid. There likely will be a showdown on the LGA issue between Gov. Mark Dayton and the DFL-controlled Senate versus the Republican-controlled House. With a projected $1.2 billion...
February 27, 2016 - 5:47am
February 21, 2016
Stevens County Commissioners seek grant to demolish empty Hancock building
On Tuesday, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners instructed County Coordinator Becky Young to apply for a grant that could help pay for demolition of the old Owl’s Nest building in downtown Hancock. During the discussion, county Coordinator Becky Young offered an overview...
News / local
February 21, 2016 - 7:08am