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Sunspots: Sharon Carlson keeps on driving for Morris area
Bids for new water treatment plant $3 million over estimates
Garage sale maps are here!
History of the Morris Fire Department to be featured on Postcards May 1
Nellie DeJager Foundation established to help children in need in this area
Tiger teams second at Benson Invite
Tiger girls third at Pelican Rapids
Eagles stop Minnesota Morris' win streak
UM-Morris improves to 4-6 in UMAC
Prep Softball: Gjerde throws second no-hitter as KMS remains undefeated
Dorothy A. Berget
Floyd R. Lehman
Talking it over: Spring work
Mark Dayton: Accept responsibility of stewardship during Water Action Week
Letter: Climate change brings health risks too
Letter: Rural Minnesota, not the North Carolina Bathroom Bill, is the real issue
Letter: Transportation plan should work for all Minnesotans
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
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 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 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
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
February 27, 2016
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 24, 2016
Local caucus goers will make voices heard on Super Tuesday
ST. PAUL — Presidential candidates have given Minnesota a bit more love than usual this year as the state holds its precinct caucuses...
News / government
February 24, 2016 - 4:49pm
Town hall meeting with Sen. Westrom and Rep. Backer March 1 in Morris
District 12 legislators Senator Torrey Westrom (R-Elbow Lake), and Representative Jeff Backer (R-Browns Valley), will hold a series of town hall...
News / government
February 24, 2016 - 5:22am
February 22, 2016
Buffer maps coming by July 1, but plenty of questions remain
ST. PAUL — Minnesota landowners are to have access to maps showing where they need to install buffer strips by July 1, but questions, distrust and clarifications remain. The Minnesota Legislative Water Commission on Thursday heard that preliminary maps are to be available online...
February 22, 2016 - 3:13pm
February 18, 2016
Two Morris attorneys are candidates for Eighth District judge
ST. PAUL, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending three candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s Eighth Judicial District. This vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable...
News / local
February 18, 2016 - 6:10pm
February 16, 2016
Minnesota railroads safer, transportation funding undecided as session approaches
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's railroads are becoming safer, railroad officials and legislative transportation leaders agree. The state's four...
February 16, 2016 - 11:31am
February 5, 2016
Chokio packed for discussion on environment, buffer strips
A controversial bill passed during the last legislative session that requires buffer strips along public waters and public ditches "stopped...
News / government
February 5, 2016 - 4:26pm
February 1, 2016
Gov. Dayton backs off buffer strips for private ditches
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has ceded ground to farm interests, Republicans and some Democrats over a contentious aspect of his plan to require vegetative buffer strips to help protect water from agricultural runoff and erosion. Privately owned drainage ditches are...
February 1, 2016 - 12:11pm
January 26, 2016
Environmental listening session with legislators to be held in Chokio on Feb. 4
CHOKIO – State Representative Jeff Backer (R-Browns Valley) will hold an environmental listening session in Chokio on Thursday, Feb. 4 at the Chokio Fire Department, 221 Main Street, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.. Minnesota House Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee...
News / government
January 26, 2016 - 5:44am