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Owls eliminated by B-E Chargers in Section 4-9 man
Prep Volleyball: Updated postseason pairings
Prep Football: Semifinal pairings
UMM defeats CSS for first time since 2008 (with video)
Owls take on run-heavy Chargers offense (with video)
David O. Johnson
Robert "Punk" DeGier
Gary Eugene Ritzschke
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor
Farmers to head to harvest
Features from the Farm: Fly control for grazing and organic dairies
U.S. House Agriculture Committee chairman visits Minnesota
NRCS funding available to develop monarch butterfly habitats
July rains provide moisture boost for area crops
April 23, 2016
Stevens County to get drawings, estimate on highway facility
MORRIS — Stevens County is looking into the cost and possible design of a new office and repair facility for the Stevens County Highway Department. The current highway department facility has a range of issues including air quality concerns, an aging electrical system, deteriorating...
April 23, 2016 - 5:40am
April 15, 2016
Senate votes to eliminate confusion for buffers on private ditches
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature is close to cleaning up misunderstandings in a law meant to clean up the state's water. Senators...
April 15, 2016 - 4:58pm
Mowed lawns, abandoned cars, fire calls and rabbits: Morris City Council reviews proposed updates to city code
MORRIS — Morris Area High School ninth graders got a lesson in local government and civic responsibility when they attended a Morris City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 12 in the high school auditorium. The council regularly holds one meeting at year at the high school so...
April 15, 2016 - 4:15pm
April 14, 2016
Feasibility study planned for Morris southeast side improvement project
MORRIS — The city of Morris is looking ahead to a proposed summer 2017 road and infrastructure improvement project on the southeast side of Morris. City Manager Blaine Hill told the Morris City Council on Tuesday that the neighborhood — North, South and East Court Street,...
April 14, 2016 - 2:40pm
April 8, 2016
Pesticides, farm programs discussed as ag policy omnibus bill heads to House Floor
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House soon will decide whether certain pesticides should be prohibited from being used on golf courses and the best methods for encouraging organic farming. Representatives also will discuss helping with foreclosure mediation for farmers. Legislative...
April 8, 2016 - 4:29pm
April 4, 2016
Senators tell railroads to begin talking safety
ST. PAUL — Warning bells figuratively clanged Friday when a Minnesota state Senate committee held its first hearing on new legislation to force railroads to release more information about hazardous materials they haul. Even some Republicans who generally support railroads warned...
April 4, 2016 - 3:00pm
March 26, 2016
Morris City Council responds to questions on new water treatment plant
MORRIS — Earlier this month, the Morris City Council approved plans for a new $14 million water treatment plant and voted to seek bids on the project. The new facility, approximately four to five times larger than the current plant, will be located just north of the current...
March 26, 2016 - 5:19am
March 25, 2016
City happy with bids for Oregon Avenue, Pomme de Terre Park shelter
MORRIS — After many complications and delays, the Morris City Council was pleased to accept lower-than-expected bids for projects at Pomme de Terre Park and Oregon Avenue at their meeting on Tuesday night. Pomme de Terre Park After complications with the first round of bids,...
March 25, 2016 - 3:16pm
March 24, 2016
Gov. Dayton opens door to buying private prison, some day
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton continues to say he would veto a bill to open a shuttered western Minnesota private prison, but Wednesday...
March 24, 2016 - 1:33pm
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...
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