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Wadena VFW taking nominations for Teacher of the Year
WDC welcomes 20 foreign exchange students
Weekly crime report - Sept. 21 edition
School board's elementary project receives a boost
One vegetable one community wrapping up first year
WCA/Ashby Knights wear down Wolverines
Wolverines rally to defeat Verndale
Wolverines downed by Long Prairie-Grey Eagle
Strong showing for Wolverines in Bagley
Wadena-DC drops two at triangular
John 'Gordy' Askew
Louise Marie Ollie
Living in the golden years
TCHC Foundation donates AED funds to police department
M State's Simon honored with Veterans' Voices award
Henning Clinic ranked one of top 15 performers in state
Offering up her '.02Cents'
Halbrooks featured at next legacy event
Entertainment briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Entertainment briefs - Sept. 7 edition
Author Charles Baxter comes to Wadena
Entertainment briefs - Aug. 24 edition
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Beef and Avocado Quesadillas
Faith briefs - Aug. 31 edition
Korean Beef Bowl
Faith briefs - Aug. 24 edition
VA hearing and vision benefits only 1 in 4 vets utilize
Your letters - Sept. 14 edition
10 overlooked VA disabilities
Minimum wage hike argument doesn't add up
What is a state patrol blood relay?
Knob Hill, MDHA sponsoring Forkhorn Field Day Oct. 1
Fly fishing class slated for May 24, 31 and June 7
Time to drop the lines
Sports briefs - April 27 edition
Chalk up a pair for the Grants
Sarah Lynn Cusey
Oryhan Mythyas Kotchen
Athena Jo Collom
Area students graduate from Bemidji State
February 24, 2017
Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
Minnesota representatives lifted their glasses to Sunday liquor store sales, the first time either chamber of the state Legislature has approved...
February 24, 2017 - 2:00pm
February 6, 2017
Dayton proposal includes extra $371 million for public schools
New funding for education makes up a weighty portion of the more than $1.9 billion in new spending Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton proposed in his...
February 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
January 23, 2017
CAPITOL CHATTER: Partial quick start for Minnesota Legislature
The first new law of 2017 came nine days into the annual legislative session. Now, that's zippy in a process that often drags on until May, especially...
January 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
Senators pass health insurance premium aid bill, debate focuses on rural Minnesota
Rural Minnesota may never have been mentioned so often in a state Senate debate not about a specific rural issue. Small towns and farmers were...
January 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
January 9, 2017
Agreement continues on state transportation needs, not funding
Minnesota legislators express nearly universal agreement that state roads and bridges need an infusion of money, but a deep divide about where...
January 9, 2017 - 3:00pm
Capitol Chatter: Broadband not a top 2017 topic
A new report says $100 million in state money is needed every two years to help expand broadband high-speed internet throughout Minnesota, but rural lawmakers have said relatively little about it leading up to the 2017 Legislature. In a series of Forum News Service lawmaker interviews...
January 9, 2017 - 12:08am
January 8, 2017
Health insurance No. 1 Minnesota issue
Preferred One dropped out. So did UCare. Blue Cross Blue Shield stopped offering its regular policies. Medica says it no longer will supply insurance...
January 8, 2017 - 10:18am
January 5, 2017
Legislative notebook: Lawmakers urge better college funding in 2017
Several legislators say that state-run college and university needs must be funded. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, D-Cook, who becomes minority leader in the 2017 session, told a recent Forum News Service forum that it is easy to keep state higher education funding down because...
January 5, 2017 - 3:00pm
December 30, 2016
Mental health task force helping to shape state agenda
The Wadena County Mental Health Task Force has the ear of the state's senate majority leader this coming year and members of the group are hopeful...
December 30, 2016 - 12:08am
December 26, 2016
Dayton, Daudt head into session with 'damaged relationship,' with no health insurance help on its way
The two top Minnesota political leaders will approach the legislative session in January with a "damaged relationship" following a failure to...
December 26, 2016 - 12:08am
December 17, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota called well run by news company
An Internet business news company says Minnesota is the second best-run state in the country, trailing only North Dakota. The news operation, 24/7 Wall St., basis its decision on state finances, as well as social and economic indicators.
December 17, 2016 - 12:10am
Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
What happens in Washington doesn't stay in Washington. A new president and a stronger Republican Congress are expected to make major changes...
December 17, 2016 - 12:08am
December 7, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Legislature by the numbers
The Nov. 8 election was unpredictable and the 2017 Minnesota Legislature likely will be, too. GOP candidates took many by surprise, including some fellow Republicans, and took over the state Senate. The GOP held a Senate majority in 2011-2012, but because of the election calendar...
December 7, 2016 - 8:15am
November 27, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota's 2018 campaign season underway
The 2016 election still looms large in Minnesota's rear-view mirror so, of course, it is time for the 2018 campaign to begin. And it has. The...
November 27, 2016 - 12:08am
November 17, 2016
Police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile charged with manslaughter
ST. PAUL — In a stunning decision that shook police and protesters alike, the officer who fatally shot Philando Castile was charged with manslaughter...
November 17, 2016 - 8:04am