Skip to main content
Morris Sun Tribune
Trump tells Canada, Mexico he'll renegotiate, not end NAFTA
Ag groups urge Trump to stick with NAFTA
Man who nearly died in Alexandria medical helicopter crash in dispute with employer
Authorities searching for U of M student in Mississippi River
Minnesota-based beef-supplying giant Cargill to exit U.S. cattle-feeding business
Zosel, Tigers open golf season
UM-Morris golf closes out spring season
Northwest Minnesota school in danger of losing fall, winter sports
More bests for Hancock track
Hancock splits conference games
James Francis Grossman
Stirling "Tommy" Tomlin
Bits and Pieces
Commentary: University system needs local support on legislative issues
Letter to the editor: Be a true American
Letter to the editor: In denial on Trump
Letter to the editor: Plan needs to preserve trees
Hancock Record Open House
Hancock Open Houses
Weather dictating pace of spring field work
Growing for the future
2017 Farm Progress Issue
National FFA Week 2017
2016 Stevens SWCD Annual Report
July 26, 2013
Rep. Jay McNamar: Numbers show state is moving forward
I wanted to write to address the status of Minnesota’s economy. New numbers released this month have shown that Minnesota’s unemployment rate has dropped yet again, from 5.3 percent down to 5.2 percent. That looks pretty darn good compared to the U.S. rate of 7.6 percent. The...
July 26, 2013 - 3:48pm
July 25, 2013
Sen. Torrey Westrom: New laws starting on Aug. 1
The Minnesota Legislature adjourned May 20 and passed a wide variety of new laws that will go into effect this year. The following is a list of highlighted new laws that will be in effect Aug. 1. A new law pushed by the DFL leadership this session will change the term “marriage”...
July 25, 2013 - 3:35pm
July 19, 2013
McNamar, Murphy discuss issues affecting seniors
MORRIS, Minn. – Minnesota seniors benefit from high quality care, strengthened family leave and consumer protection laws, and easier absentee voting as a result of the 2013 legislative session, Rep. Jay McNamar and House Majority Leader Erin Murphy told an audience of nursing home...
July 19, 2013 - 3:59pm
July 11, 2013
GOP farm bill plan falters
ST. PAUL – A Republican plan designed to pass a farm bill appears to have failed. Reuters news service reports that GOP leaders have not been able to produce enough votes from their members to pass a bill funding farm programs for the next five years. The GOP idea had been...
July 11, 2013 - 9:11am
June 27, 2013
Sen. Torrey Westrom: Decriminalizing fireworks is a $6 million secret
July 4th, 2013 is the 237th celebration of what we recognize as the birthday of our country. Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, is a very important national holiday. It commemorates the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4,...
June 27, 2013 - 8:37am
June 26, 2013
Married Minnesota gays will gain tax, pension, other federal benefits
ST. PAUL – Minnesota same-sex couples who can wed beginning in a little more than a month will receive the same benefits as other married couples after the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled unconstitutional a federal law that did not recognize gay marriage. Among the most...
June 26, 2013 - 4:30pm
June 21, 2013
Sen. Torrey Westrom: Minnesota Supreme Court ruling will be significant win for landowners
Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY)! This is the issue landowners are faced with when a project for a “public purpose” comes through and negatively affects their property for the benefit of the public. NIMBY is happening across our state right now. When major transmission lines are constructed,...
June 21, 2013 - 3:53pm
Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Coming together for Minnesota farmers
Whether it is a cold and wet spring, a punishing drought, or foreign countries unexpectedly shutting down their markets to American products, Minnesota farmers and ranchers must contend with a wide range of unpredictable variables that can threaten their livelihood. The U.S. Congress...
June 21, 2013 - 3:48pm
June 20, 2013
Farm bill fails in House
The U.S. House this afternoon defeated 234-195 a farm bill that would have funded agriculture and nutrition programs for the next five years. The defeat came after House Speaker House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., had agreed to support the bill...
June 20, 2013 - 1:42pm
House likely to extend farm bill debate
A U.S. House vote on new federal farm policy may not come until next week. With 103 amendments to be debated after a late start on Wednesday, it appeared it would be difficult to meet today’s 3 p.m. deadline to vote on the nearly $1 trillion bill establishing American farm and...
June 20, 2013 - 9:03am
June 19, 2013
Food stamps take center stage in farm bill debate
ST. PAUL – Food stamps are at the same time the biggest hurdle to enacting federal farm policy and a necessary part of passing the farm bill. Discussion about cutting spending for the program to feed poor Americans dominated Tuesday as three days of U.S. House debate began on...
June 19, 2013 - 3:11pm
June 10, 2013
Peterson thinks new farm bill will be approved this summer
WILLMAR, Minn. – U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson believes a new federal farm bill could be approved before Congress’ August recess. In a visit to Willmar on Friday, the congressman said there is more farm bill-related activity in the House this year than a year ago, when the bill...
June 10, 2013 - 9:49am
April 9, 2013
Job, tax plans could benefit rural Minnesota
ST. PAUL – Rural Minnesota businesses could hire more employees and afford to stay in the state with some extra state help, some lawmakers...
April 9, 2013 - 4:51pm
March 13, 2013
Same-sex marriage advances in Minn. Legislature
ST. PAUL -- Legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota took a key step forward Tuesday but faces many hurdles to approval. The Senate Judiciary...
March 13, 2013 - 10:19am
June 25, 2009
Republicans pick Zellers as leader
ST. PAUL - A 39-year-old North Dakota native is the new as Minnesota House Republican leader. Fellow House Republicans gave Rep. Kurt Zellers...
June 25, 2009 - 8:23am