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Central Minnesota Friends of the NRA celebrate 25 years of success
Powassan virus one of many diseases transmitted by deer ticks
UPDATE: Last of 9 prisoners who escaped in state van caught on Minneapolis bridge
Mother Nature meets Monet
BH-V advances with extra inning victory over Pequot Lakes
Wolverines open 6AA playoffs at home
W-DC girls golf seventh at Detroit Lakes Invitational
Wolverines finish regular season with a road win
Wadena-DC boys sixth at Minnesota True Team Championships
Dale Eugene Clarin
Dale Eugene Clarin
Tri-County Health Care president/CEO to rappel off high rise for fundraiser
West Central Telephone membership elects two new directors
Redig joins Tri-County Health Care as emergency specialist
Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative holds 77th Annual Meeting
Schoon announced Minnesota FFA Star in AgriBusiness
Registration for community events open
Entertainment briefs - May 18 edition
'Made in Minnesota'
Entertainment briefs - May 11 edition
Great American Think-Off finalists announced
Birth announcements - May 18 edition
Huhta graduates from Michigan Tech University
Greek Chicken Kabobs
Cottrell graduates from Augsburg College
MN House and Senate budget proposals concerning
VA National Cemeteries Now Offering Pre-Need Eligibility Determinations
What is a bumper height law and the law about tires that extend out past the fenders?
Your letters - May 11 edition
What are the most common vehicle equipment violations?
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
Minnesota should see another good turkey hunting season
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
January 3, 2017
Court says Minnesota sex offender law OK
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota may continue to put some of the worst sex offenders in prison-like facilities after they complete their sentences, a federal...
January 3, 2017 - 11:19am
December 19, 2016
Live stream at 1 p.m.: Minn. pre-Legislative session briefing
ST. PAUL -- Forum News Service will host a briefing with the governor and four legislative leaders at 1 p.m. Monday afternoon, Dec. 19. View...
December 19, 2016 - 11:00am
November 16, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Lots of broadband requests
High-speed broadband Internet is in demand. Lt. Gov. Tina Smith says that $70 million in requests have been made to expand broadband, mostly in rural Minnesota. That is twice as much as state lawmakers approved earlier this year. The $70 million in requests is from 60 grant applications....
November 16, 2016 - 8:15am
November 9, 2016
Hudson tops MacDonald for MN court seat
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Voters chose to return Justice Natalie Hudson to the Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday, Nov. 8, this time as an elected...
November 9, 2016 - 9:12am
November 8, 2016
Hudson, MacDonald compete for MN court seat
Voters were asked to decide if a recent appointee or an attorney should be placed on seat six of the Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday, Nov....
November 8, 2016 - 11:10pm
Minnesotans like panel for determining legislator pay
November 8, 2016 - 11:09pm
November 7, 2016
568,196 Minnesotans already voted
ST. PAUL—Election day may be Tuesday, but 568,196 Minnesotans already have voted. That is the word this morning from the secretary of state's...
November 7, 2016 - 10:11am
October 17, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Obama promotes his rural agenda
Many rural Americans, who are heavily Republican, are not happy with how President Barack Obama has dealt with their issues as he nears the end of eight years in office. The Democratic president says he has done well. "I've spent most of my life living in big cities," Obama recently...
October 17, 2016 - 12:08am
September 20, 2016
Task force urged: Include moms when addressing mental health issues
During a day devoted to Minnesota's mental health needs, a public health nurse had a plea for a 15-member state task force: Don't forget the moms. "Our providers can offer a safe space for women to go and seek help, rather than feeling shame, or thinking that feeling badly is just...
September 20, 2016 - 12:08am
August 15, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Experts tell farmers to launch sales campaign
A major focus at Farmfest, the all-things-agriculture show in southwest Minnesota, was the need for farmers to sell themselves. That is not natural. Most farmers do not like to self-promote. "We need to get our message out," state Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, told a Farmfest...
August 15, 2016 - 12:10am
August 1, 2016
DNR to stock muskies in Gull chain near Brainerd
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Monday announced it was moving forward with stocking muskellunge in several lakes but withdrawing...
August 1, 2016 - 12:08am
July 31, 2016
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
Minnesota's minimum wage rises Aug. 1 and several new laws will hit the books. The state's large employers must pay at least $9.50 an hour, while...
July 31, 2016 - 12:10am
July 18, 2016
Minnesota water buffer maps released
Minnesota officials released maps showing landowners what water needs plant buffers around it, and how deep the buffers must be. The long-awaited...
July 18, 2016 - 12:10am