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Over 80 participate in Marv Meyer Fun Run
Morris VFW falls despite outhitting Willmar
Orphans win last regular season game
Black wins twice to claim 2016 title
Pirates claim 2016 Little League title over Mets
July rains provide moisture boost for area crops
FSA County Committee nominations open
Three Stevens County farms recognized as 2016 Century Farms
Weekend frost nips some farm fields, time will tell if damage warrants replanting
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March 8, 2014
John Brunkhorst: Transportation funding in critical need
Do you recall what you paid per gallon the last time you filled up? As most Minnesotans have been to the gas pump lately they probably have noticed a price fluctuation each time they fill up. Price swings of 5 to 20 cents have not been uncommon. At least when the gas goes up more...
March 8, 2014 - 5:59am
March 7, 2014
Sen. Torrey Westrom: Capitol filled with buzz at beginning of session
The 2014 Legislative Session opened last Tuesday and the Capitol is once again filled with buzz and excitement. With the budget set last year, this session’s focus will be on closing last year’s business and addressing a few specific bills, particularly repealing taxes on farmers...
March 7, 2014 - 3:30pm
U of M president: We need more money than Dayton provides
ST. PAUL -- University of Minnesota officials want legislators to be more generous in funding their construction and repair requests than Gov....
March 7, 2014 - 3:26pm
March 5, 2014
Minnesota medical marijuana passes first committee test
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota House committee approved the use of marijuana to help suffering patients after 7-year-old Amelia Weaver provided an example Tuesday night of why some want the practice legalized. The girl suffered a seizure, one of about 30 she suffers a day, while her...
March 5, 2014 - 11:09am
March 4, 2014
Make it clear: Dayton administration wants state law 'spring cleaning'
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota car owner who wants a massive bright yellow bug deflector, with purple polka dots, could install one under a provision...
March 4, 2014 - 4:09pm
March 3, 2014
Property taxes cuts miss prediction
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota property taxes did not fall as much as the Dayton administration said they would. A one-page report that appeared without notice on the state Revenue Department website late Friday afternoon indicated the property taxes fell $8 million in 2014, far short...
March 3, 2014 - 11:07am
Dayton signs bill to provide heating assistance
ST. PAUL -- An additional $20 million is on its way to Minnesotans who can’t afford to pay for heat this winter. After legislators unanimously passed the heating aid increase in the first days of the 2014 session, Gov. Mark Dayton signed it Friday. The money goes into the state's...
March 3, 2014 - 9:43am
March 1, 2014
Gov. Mark Dayton and Gov. Terry Branstad: Don’t mess with the RFS
We are governors from neighboring states and different political parties. We don’t agree on everything, but we stand united in our belief that our nation needs a robust Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and together in our opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal...
March 1, 2014 - 5:08am
February 28, 2014
Taxes hot topic at town hall in Morris
MORRIS – At a town hall meeting in Morris last week, Rep. Jay McNamar said he supports a plan to give surplus money back to Minnesota residents. “Governor Dayton said this: if we get a surplus, that means we’re taxing too much – we need to give some of that money back,”...
February 28, 2014 - 4:11pm
February 26, 2014
Minnesota legislators begin work with propane aid, tax cut talk
ST. PAUL -- Providing financial aid to Minnesotans struggling to pay heating bills in this polar vortex of a winter came first as the state Legislature...
February 26, 2014 - 11:40am
February 24, 2014
Legislative session to be short, but full
ST. PAUL -- Expect a minimum wage increase, but no tax increase, when Minnesota legislators return to St. Paul for the year at noon Tuesday....
February 24, 2014 - 4:50pm
February 15, 2014
Rep. Jay McNamar: Progress has been made on MNsure
I wanted to give you a brief update on the status of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange, known as MNsure, and some information to help those who are experiencing challenges enrolling through the exchange. As you may know, MNsure launched in October with the lowest premium...
February 15, 2014 - 5:22am
February 14, 2014
Legislators argue for a minimum wage increase
MORRIS – Legislators in the Minnesota House and Senate are prepared to increase the minimum wage when the legislature convenes later this month,...
February 14, 2014 - 3:41pm
February 5, 2014
Ortman, Seifert take GOP polls statewide and in Stevens County
ST. PAUL – Minnesota Republicans gave U.S. Senate candidate Julianne Ortman and governor candidate Marty Seifert bragging rights at Tuesday night's precinct caucuses. With 97 percent of straw poll votes counted Wednesday, the two came out atop crowded fields of candidates looking...
February 5, 2014 - 4:34pm
February 4, 2014
Update: UMM to host panel discussion on minimum wage
MORRIS – On Thursday, Feb. 6, students from the University of Minnesota, Morris will host a conversation about the minimum wage for the Morris campus and community in the Room 1020, Science Building, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please note, this is a change in time and location from...
February 4, 2014 - 5:22am