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Capitol Chatter: Dayton says clean water tops light rail politics
No tax cuts. No construction work. No special session.
Zebra mussels confirmed in Otter Tail Lake
Driver's medical issue lands vehicle in pond near Perham
Political campaign signs not permitted on state highway rights of way
Finck wins 14th club championship at Whitetail Run
WDC volleyers out to improve on 2015 finish
PRC teams can expect more trouble with Pirates
WDC harriers hunting for personal bests
Twins should have sights set on 2017
Joan Gertrude Wagner
William 'Bill' Bretz
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
New coffee, boutique shop to open on Highway 10
Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning announces fall schedule
Entertainment briefs - Aug. 25 edition
Step back in time at Finn Creek Folk Festival
Railroad Days celebration is this weekend in Staples
England Prairie Show Days return this weekend
Do youth see God and religion as irrelevant?
Garlic Parmesan Chicken
Birth announcements - Aug. 18 edition
Perkins graduates from Northwest Technical
Extraordinary encounter with stranger enlivens parish pilgrimage
New Ways of Stealing Credit Card Data
State legislature frozen in dysfunction
Your letters - Aug. 18 edition
Bad ideas to improve VA services
Can a vehicle be sold without a VIN plate?
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
Anglers exceed Mille Lacs walleye quota, season continues anyway
DNR offers tips to private forest owners dealing with storm damage
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
December 27, 2015
Flu season update: Sporadic activity reported
Typically, the flu virus is pretty busy this time of year, when it begins to grow and spread. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), December is usually when peak flu season starts across the country. But this year, things are different. A CDC report...
December 27, 2015 - 8:15am
December 25, 2015
New rules, regulations for drivers in 2016
Drivers will be required to start bringing their insurance information when registering, renewing license tabs or transferring ownership of motor...
December 25, 2015 - 8:15am
December 21, 2015
Capitol Chatter: Democrats seek to stop rural legislative losses
Minnesota Democrats hope the flip-flopping of state House control continues through one more election. Democrats mostly dominated the House for years, until Republicans held control from 1999 to 2006.
December 21, 2015 - 12:08am
December 7, 2015
MNsure sees steady activity in first weeks of open enrollment
With more than two weeks of open enrollment in the books, MNsure is successfully enrolling Minnesotans into quality, affordable health insurance coverage and is seeing a steady pace of enrollment. As of Nov. 17, 23,181 Minnesotans have enrolled in health insurance coverage through...
December 7, 2015 - 12:08am
December 5, 2015
Former Miss Wadena crowned Miss North Dakota USA
A former Miss Wadena has been named Miss North Dakota USA. Halley Maas, daughter of Jim and Kim Maas, is now living in Grand Forks and is...
December 5, 2015 - 12:08am
December 3, 2015
State having trouble spending taxpayer's money
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's budget surplus has ballooned to $1.9 billion, state officials announced this morning. The surplus, more than double what lawmakers had when they finished work in June, drops to $1.2 billion when $665 million is allocated to reserves and to make payments required...
December 3, 2015 - 9:59am
November 30, 2015
Allow extra time for driving with winter conditions
High winds and snow made for slippery driving conditions in the first winter storm of the season last Thursday. A truck rolled over in a ditch...
November 30, 2015 - 12:08am
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota looks to cut drug sentences
State officials are looking into reducing some drug sentences and whether the action could help relieve prison overcrowding. Drawing from available data, Executive Director Nathaniel Reitz of the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission said that "probation may be something that...
November 30, 2015 - 12:08am
November 28, 2015
Gas prices under $2 a gallon an early Christmas gift
Santa has arrived at the gas pump. The price of regular unleaded gasoline has dipped below $2 a gallon in Wadena last week and experts from...
November 28, 2015 - 12:08am
November 24, 2015
Five shot, injured near shooting protest
MINNEAPOLIS -- Five people were shot and injured late Monday near the Minneapolis police 4th Precinct, where protesters of a young black man's shooting have camped out for more than a week. Protesters at the encampment called the shooters white supremacists. Police said the injuries...
November 24, 2015 - 9:22am
Capitol Chatter: Again, property taxes to increase
Minnesota's Revenue Department tells property owners something they already assumed: Property taxes will rise next year. The department received data from local governments indicating that overall city taxes will jump 5.2 percent, counties will be up 3.7 percent and townships plan...
November 24, 2015 - 12:10am
November 23, 2015
Farmers can get monarch-saving money
Federal authorities are ready to give farmers in Minnesota and nine other states money to help save the iconic monarch butterfly. The U.S...
November 23, 2015 - 12:08am
Rarely-seen Vermilion bird visits rural Becker County couple's backyard
The crowds have been gathering at a rural Becker County farm recently for a rare sight in these parts. A peculiar, brilliantly, bright red...
November 23, 2015 - 12:08am
November 18, 2015
Patrol adds unmarked cars to fight distracted driving
Distracted drivers attract the full attention of the Minnesota State Patrol. Five new unmarked cars were added to the patrol fleet Monday so troopers can better find distracted drivers, such as those using mobile telephones and not paying as much attention to the roads as they...
November 18, 2015 - 12:10am
MNsure pushes shopping during open enrollment
The state's MNsure health insurance sales program says that what its officials have said for weeks now has a study to back them up. Interim CEO Allison O'Toole and others have promoted, heavily promoted, shopping around the MNsure Website to find the best insurance deals. Wakely...
November 18, 2015 - 12:08am