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Minnesota set to up its fight against opioid abuse with $2.5 million in federal funding
News briefs - Sept. 22 edition
Sculpture tour will add to Art Leap experience
Courts - Sept. 22 edition
Man accused of threatening women with arrow, hammer, saw
Bowling scores - Sept. 22 edition
Wolverines tag Pirates with first setback of season
Mahlen, Hayden going into MSHSL Hall of Fame
Girls tennis team makes strong showing at Midstate tourney
Pirates shut out Bears 20-0 Friday
Paws & Prairie Animal Clinic expanding in Wadena
Cyber Cafe offers safe space for teens
Lunde Auto Sales opens in Wadena
Karvonen Funeral Home adding cremation services
Henning woman accepts new NJPA position
Who will be the Great American Storyteller?
Entertainment briefs - Sept. 22 edition
The Art of Labor: Working for a Living
2016 Chili Cook-off winner announced
Area artist carves, paints decorative gourds
Wadena County 4-H demonstrates knowledge, skills at State Fair
Birth announcements - Sept. 15 edition
Bacon-Cheese Hot Dogs
How to become a disciple
Quincer graduates from UND
Don't make one of these four mistakes with car seats
What are the license requirements for three-wheeled motorcycles?
When is the best time to claim Social Security?
Are you prepared for a new school year?
Your letters - Sept. 8 edition
Outdoor briefs - Sept. 15
State pheasant forecast both good and bad
Shooting sports highlight for Forkhorn Field Day
Pheasant harvest shows 41 percent increase
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
June 27, 2016
Operation Round Up awards $8,825 to local non-profits
Giving back to the community is a core cooperative principle. The Operation Round Up Program from Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative is a way for the co-op and its members to give back. Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative's Community Trust Board recently met and awarded 18 Operation Round...
June 27, 2016 - 12:08am
June 26, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Politicians wonder about the different 2016 election
The big question politicos discuss these days is how a Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump presidential race would affect races such as for the state Legislature. The answer, of course, is that nobody knows, especially given the fact that the two are pretty unpopular. On Minnesota Public...
June 26, 2016 - 12:10am
June 20, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Governing by the letter
So it now is negotiation by letter. The governor and various legislative leaders have taken to sending letters to each other, copying the media, instead of actually talking. "I have received too many letters to respond to each one individually," Gov. Mark Dayton joked when he opened...
June 20, 2016 - 12:08am
June 6, 2016
A look at Minnesota legislative results
Minnesota legislators introduced 7,763 bills in the 2015-2016 legislative period, most of which went nowhere. Here is a look at some of the bills that passed or did not pass this year, including some still awaiting Gov. Mark Dayton's approval. Animal trusts: Minnesotans will be able...
June 6, 2016 - 12:08am
June 5, 2016
No blaze pink, but lead ammo ban is a go
Blaze pink is dead. Minnesota's lead-ammo ban and muskie stocking plans are alive. A wholesale makeover of northern pike fishing regulations is on the slow track. And a plan to expand the elk herd has been dealt a major setback. Those are among the biggest upshots for outdoors enthusiasts...
June 5, 2016 - 12:08am
June 4, 2016
Get ready for 'mumble strips' on some highways
Motorists on several central Minnesota highways will soon encounter a quieter form of rumble strips on the roadway. Crews began installing sinusoidal centerline rumble strips, or "mumble strips," on 13 highways, some of them near Wadena and Otter Tail Counties, earlier this week....
June 4, 2016 - 12:10am
May 30, 2016
Transportation, bonding fail at end of Minnesota Legislature
Minnesota legislators came to St. Paul with hopes to pass a good many bills, but they failed to approve two major issues, transportation and...
May 30, 2016 - 12:08am
May 23, 2016
Legislators fight back as overdose deaths rise
Minnesota drug overdose deaths have jumped four-fold since 2000, the Minnesota Health Department reported Friday as state legislators made attempts to slow the increase. Opioid pain relievers such as Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet, morphine and codeine have become the drugs most associated...
May 23, 2016 - 12:10am
May 16, 2016
Dayton to appoint new judge for Seventh Judicial District
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced it is recommending three candidates to Gov. Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota's Seventh Judicial District. The vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable Joseph A. Evans, and the eventual...
May 16, 2016 - 12:10am
May 15, 2016
'Governor's Quilt' now on display at Becker County Museum
It isn't often that you get politicians from across the country to come together in a cozy, warm way, but that is exactly the situation at the...
May 15, 2016 - 8:15am
May 13, 2016
Local public works projects off the table
Republicans in the Minnesota Senate have narrowly blocked Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed $150 billion public works funding bill, putting in doubt water projects and improvement projects across the state. In this area, impacts include $680,000 for M-State in Wadena and $650,000 for the...
May 13, 2016 - 8:15am
May 9, 2016
Nearly $1 billion separates Minnesota legislators on public works funding
House and Senate leaders are far apart about how much to spend on public works projects. Nearly $1 billion apart. Minnesota Democratic senators...
May 9, 2016 - 8:15am
Recent fatalities mark 100 deaths on Minnesota roads
Imagining bright futures and making lasting memories came to an unexpected end for the family and friends of 100 people since Jan. 1 in Minnesota. That's how many people died in traffic crashes in the first 120 days of 2016, according to preliminary information from the Minnesota...
May 9, 2016 - 12:10am
April 25, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Legislators look for investigations
Minnesota lawmakers do more than legislate; they also sometimes ask people to investigate, and they want to see those reports. Such is the case in a couple of recent issues: a state worker who seemingly emailed opposition to a northern Minnesota oil pipeline and a Commerce Department...
April 25, 2016 - 8:15am
April 19, 2016
Pesticides, farm programs discussed as ag policy omnibus bill heads to House Floor
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 tweaks without associated...
April 19, 2016 - 12:10am