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Higher minimum wage, new laws begin August 1 in Minnesota
Local FFA leaders attend summer conferences
Morris City Manager recognized by Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Vavra receives Eagle Scout
Orphans finish season with a 7-11 record
Morris VFW falls despite outhitting Willmar
Over 80 participate in Marv Meyer Fun Run
Orphans win last regular season game
Black wins twice to claim 2016 title
Bennett "Buck" Columbus Schaffer
Lawrence "Larry" Kill
Evelyn L. Graff (Hyatt)
Steve Lang: Traversing inner space with sale-ing adventures
Katie Erdman: Celebrations are fun, but also a lot of work
Letter: Watch what Jay does, not what he says
Letter: McNamar will help landowners with ditch issues
Talking it over: Follow the chain
CotahRose James O'Brien
Grayson Scott Luthi
Jackson Dean Ver Steeg
Billy James Blaisdell
Open Houses: July 23, 2016
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
Weekend frost nips some farm fields, time will tell if damage warrants replanting
July 18, 2016
Sen. Al Franken pushes bills to help rural health
ST. PAUL — Rural Minnesota needs medical healing, and U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he has part of a cure. The Minnesota Democrat said Monday...
July 18, 2016 - 4:56pm
June 23, 2016
Minnesota ranks No. 1, North Dakota eighth in child well-being
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota is ranked No. 1 nationally in child well-being, while North Dakota is ranked No. 8, in the 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book released this week. It's the second year in a row that Minnesota has earned the top ranking, thanks to being ranked first in measures...
June 23, 2016 - 9:43am
June 15, 2016
Bonding panel focuses on transportation, but dispute remains ahead of possible special session
ST. PAUL — Transportation funding appears to remain the main hurdle to a special legislative session to fund Minnesota public works projects and fix a tax bill. A meeting of House and Senate public works negotiators Tuesday failed to produce any sign they are closer to agreement...
June 15, 2016 - 10:23am
June 13, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Campaigns are on for special session
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Democrats and Republicans agree on the need for a special legislative session, but that does not mean one is certain. Democrats, led by Gov. Mark Dayton, argue that a one-day June session is needed to approve funding public works projects in a bonding bill....
June 13, 2016 - 10:19am
June 8, 2016
Trust lacking, but Minnesota leaders hope for special session
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's political leaders say they have a problem trusting each other, but on Tuesday they pledged to continue trying to pass failed tax and public works legislation. "We all have trust issues with one another," Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton said. House Speaker...
June 8, 2016 - 9:26am
June 7, 2016
Dayton on special session: 'We can't agree on anything'
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday morning expressed hope that he would be able to call a special legislative session to finish work Minnesota lawmakers failed to accomplish as their regular session ended last month, but used words like "discouraged" more than optimistic...
June 7, 2016 - 12:01pm
June 1, 2016
Sitting state and county officials face challengers in November election
MORRIS — Local voters will have many choices to make this November, with contested races for the Minnesota House, Senate and all three open seats on the Stevens County Board of Commissioners. The filing period for federal, state and county offices officially closed on Tuesday,...
June 1, 2016 - 11:55am
May 23, 2016
Presidential primary change among bills made law before session deadline
ST. PAUL — Minnesota will move from a presidential caucus to a presidential primary for the 2020 election. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the switch into law on Sunday. Under the new system, voters would make their February partisan presidential picks in an election run by the state,...
May 23, 2016 - 9:55am
May 17, 2016
Feds again reject request for a Real ID extension
ST. PAUL — Minnesota has still not done enough work to merit an extension on complying with the federal Real ID driver's license standards, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In a letter last week, released Monday, Homeland Security officials acknowledged...
May 17, 2016 - 2:31pm
May 2, 2016
Lawmakers optimistic on transportation funding with talks set to begin
ST. PAUL — How Minnesota can provide billions of dollars to fix roads and provide for other transportation needs in the next decade may become clearer within a week. House Transportation Chairman Tim Kelly, R-Red Wing, said Senate and House negotiators probably will meet at...
May 2, 2016 - 10:26am
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