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New royalty will be crowned during Donnelly Threshing Bee
New faculty welcomed to UMM
Morris FMSC packing event exceeds goal in 2016
Zebra mussels discovered in Pope County lake
Highway 59 & 28 intersection to reopen
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tigers 1-2 at Osakis quad
Gregg H. Bitter
Hazel Marion Anderson
Richard Alison DeWall, M.D.
Ronald Hawkinson, Sr
Ewald Ludwig Moerer
Talking it over
Letter: Fairboard thanks you for making 2016 Stevens County Fair a success
Letter: We need some backbone
Buddies gets building permit in 2006
Ready and waiting for students
Liliana Elena Mendoza
Lucas Palmer Broesder
Open Houses: August 13, 2016
Theodore Norval Windingstad
U.S. House Agriculture Committee chairman visits Minnesota
NRCS funding available to develop monarch butterfly habitats
July rains provide moisture boost for area crops
FSA County Committee nominations open
Three Stevens County farms recognized as 2016 Century Farms
Legislator promotes affirmative consent bill in visit to UMM
MORRIS — Even though issues of sex and consent can be difficult to talk about, Rep. Erin Murphy, the state's deputy minority leader from...
September 26, 2015 - 5:02am
September 21, 2015
McNamar will seek DFL endorsement for House District 12A
ELBOW LAKE — Former state representative Jay McNamar has announced that he will seek the DFL endorsement to run for the District 12A seat...
September 21, 2015 - 10:30am
Mike Rothman: It's your money and we want you to have it
With an estimated one in 20 Minnesotans having unclaimed property worth more than $100, the Minnesota Commerce Department was busy at this year's Great Minnesota Get-Together helping fairgoers find their missing money. We even had special assistance from our new Missing Money...
September 21, 2015 - 10:15am
August 22, 2015
Tina Smith: Rural broadband necessary, not just nice
In 1922, the Minneapolis Tribune ran an article touting the benefits of electricity. "Don't sell your farm, but electrify it, is the message science sends to farmers. The day will come soon when farms are run by electricity, just as the other great industries are." The newspaper...
August 22, 2015 - 5:47am
August 15, 2015
John Apitz: Railroads are improving on a strong record of safety
For Minnesota's railroads, working to keep our employees and the communities we serve safe is the most important thing we do. A recent commentary in this paper from the state commissioners of transportation, public safety and pollution control highlighted some of the steps railroads...
August 15, 2015 - 5:26am
August 13, 2015
Increase in nursing home funding will go to staff wages and benefits at West Wind Village
MORRIS — A funding increase for nursing homes and long-term care facilities approved during the last Legislative session will mean an increase...
August 13, 2015 - 1:49pm
Broadband grants bring access for rural residents, more funding and reforms needed
MORRIS — Business owners and government officials joined Deputy Minority Leader Paul Marquart (D-Dilworth) and House DFL Leader Paul Thissen (D-Minneapolis) in Morris on Monday to discuss broadband issues in rural Minnesota and how state grants to improve availability are...
August 13, 2015 - 1:46pm
July 1, 2015
Aid for the poor included in new Minnesota laws beginning July 1
ST. PAUL — Thousands of poor Minnesota families begin getting more state aid Wednesday as the new state budget begins. The $42 billion, two-year overall state budget provides more housing assistance, as well as lower child care costs. "Too many children are living in poverty...
July 1, 2015 - 5:25am
June 30, 2015
Stormwater pollution is next target in clean water regulations
MORRIS — The city of Morris will be cracking down on pollution in stormwater to comply with regulations designed to protect impaired waters like the Pomme de Terre River. On Tuesday, the Morris City Council voted to hire engineering firm Bolton and Menk to assist with putting...
June 30, 2015 - 2:24pm
June 20, 2015
Christopher Shoff: Fixing our transportation system should transcend election cycles
As the 2015 session finally came to a close last week, the Legislature was once again unable to come to agreement on a comprehensive transportation bill. This has become an annual disappointment for the members of the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC). Freeborn County Engineer...
June 20, 2015 - 5:01am
June 19, 2015
Agreement lacking on greater Minnesota accomplishments during session
ST. PAUL — It has been a week since the Minnesota Legislature went into overtime and finished passing the state budget, but talk about how lawmakers treated greater Minnesota is far from finished. So far, the grade is mixed.
June 19, 2015 - 4:15pm
June 12, 2015
Requirements of proposed buffer strip bill have strict timeline
MORRIS — Although this year's legislative session had mixed outcomes in many areas, one thing that's clear is that laws related to water quality are getting more stringent. On Tuesday, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners met with Kurt Deter, a lawyer with Rinke Noonan...
June 12, 2015 - 3:27pm
June 9, 2015
Minnesota special session more likely as Dayton gives up fight over auditor
ST. PAUL – Gov. Mark Dayton gave up his last major must-do item for a special Minnesota legislative session, setting up the possibility that lawmakers can pass the rest of the state budget later this week. Ending his fight to retain the state auditor's authority to audit county...
June 9, 2015 - 12:36pm
June 4, 2015
Little legislative progress towards special session other than on public works
ST. PAUL - Minnesota budget negotiators plodded along Thursday, reaching no overall agreement that would allow the governor to schedule a special legislative session to finish passing the state budget. While details were being discussed behind closed doors, negotiators reached...
June 4, 2015 - 5:17pm
May 18, 2015
Special session, failures face Minnesota lawmakers as constitutional deadline approaches
ST. PAUL – A special session over education funding and the failure of the three main legislative forces' priorities face Minnesota legislators when midnight arrives Monday. Lawmakers made good progress on most of the eight major spending bills Sunday as they worked to write...
May 18, 2015 - 10:01am