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Van strikes two WDC students just after school
Wadena Veteran's Park moves forward
Wadena business owner defies disability
Van strikes two WDC students just after school
Courts March 13
City continues electrical upgrades with SE transformer project
Hanson named Blue Devils' MVP
Bowling scores March 13
Nuggets hand Wolverines 58-34 playoff loss
Archery scores March 13
Vikings chopping but so far chips are small
Ben W. Meinhardt
Foto Find March 13
'Mr. Peabody and Sherman' fun family film
Five Wings announces $43,000 available for artists
Conclusion to Titanic of the Great Lakes Sinks
Irma Allen to play piano with WDC Band at March 10
New secure Veteran Health Identification Cards issued
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Horizons: Businesses succeed through creative adaptation
Spring sports are quickly approaching
Knowledge Bowl team earns fourth at regional competition
Hobo Hot Bake
Local piano students win at MMTA contest
Bruer, May graduate from Bemidji State
Area students earn honors at several colleges, universities
March 12, 2013
Minnesota officials seek way to release sex offenders
ST. PAUL — Many Minnesotans may be perfectly happy to see sex offenders tossed behind bars, with jailers throwing away the keys. However, a federal judge says the system Minnesota uses is so close to the throw-away-the-key philosophy that it violates the U.S. Constitution. He threatens...
March 12, 2013 - 12:07pm
March 11, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Gay marriage set for Tuesday debates
ST. PAUL -- Gay advocates have lobbied for allow same-sex marriages for years, but they made little progress. That appears ready to change Tuesday when House and Senate committees will hear bills overturning a state law outlawing gay marriage. With heavy liberal Democratic membership...
March 11, 2013 - 12:17pm
March 8, 2013
Senators approve online health insurance sales
The bill establishing a Web-based system to buy health insurance and a similar one the House passed Monday night will head to a conference committee where lawmakers will merge the versions into one that Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton likely will sign. Support for the Senate measure,...
March 8, 2013 - 9:51am
Minnesota GOP: Gay marriage should not be a priority
ST. PAUL — Republicans call gay marriage a distraction from important duties legislators face, such as passing a state budget. ADVERTISEMENTPrint ESSER PLUMBING AND HEATING OF PERHAMProducts you know People you trust. - Esser Family of Companies! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILSPrint GREAT...
March 8, 2013 - 9:48am
March 7, 2013
Rural Minnesota concerns raised over hospital staffing
ST. PAUL – Rural hospitals could suffer under a proposal aimed at improving patient care, some health care officials and lawmakers say. Ely hospital administrator John Fossum said a bill that would set state standards for how many registered nurses are on duty “could kill people.”...
March 7, 2013 - 3:49pm
New gun bill would do less than earlier bills
ST. PAUL -- The author of a new gun bill says she wrote it as a compromise, but those who already have related bills are not buying it. Rep. Debra Hilstrom, DFL-Brooklyn Center, on Wednesday announced a bill that falls short of what the Legislature’s judiciary chairmen plan to discuss...
March 7, 2013 - 3:32pm
March 6, 2013
Senior scams attacked by new Minnesota bill
ST. PAUL — Scammers who convince older Minnesotans to send money to people they think they are helping are targeted by a new bill. These scams continue to be a growing problem and we need to do all that we can to combat them,” said Rep. Joe Atkins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights. “This...
March 6, 2013 - 10:09am
Lawmakers aim to curb school bullying
ST. PAUL -- A rural Minnesota woman said if some schools had better programs and plans to deal with bullying, her son might not killed himself....
March 6, 2013 - 9:48am
Distillery asks for Sunday liquor sales
Minnesotans must loudly demand that lawmakers approve Sunday alcohol sales if the proposal has a chance to pass, its Senate sponsor says. Sen....
March 6, 2013 - 9:18am
March 5, 2013
Red plus blue equals purple bipartisanship
ST. PAUL -- Two Minnesota senators want to form a "purple" caucus to bring lawmakers from both parties together. Sens. Roger Reinert, DFL-Duluth,...
March 5, 2013 - 9:02am
Minnesota health insurance marketplace moves ahead
ST. PAUL - Minnesotans either will get a better deal on health insurance or they will face problems if the Legislature and governor agree on...
March 5, 2013 - 9:00am
March 4, 2013
Capitol Chatter: $30 million appears headed to help businesses grow
ST. PAUL -- Legislative leaders say the governor has a good chance of getting $30 million he wants included in the next two-year budget to help businesses move to Minnesota or expand. The Minnesota Investment Fund provided more than 600 loans, some of which do not need to be repaid,...
March 4, 2013 - 4:14pm
March 1, 2013
Federal budget cuts likely will hit Minnesota gradually
ST. PAUL - Minnesotans may not know what the word means, but as of Thursday they began to feel the impact of automatic and deep federal budget cuts known as "sequestration." No one knows for sure how Minnesotans will be affected, but there is widespread agreement it will be felt. U.S....
March 1, 2013 - 11:11am
Taxes not tabled after projected deficit shrinks
ST. PAUL - Talk of tax increases continues even as economists anticipate a smaller state budget deficit. "Tax reform is important for Minnesota's...
March 1, 2013 - 10:36am
White House says Minnesota would feel sequester
The White House claims thousands of jobs are at stake with today's beginning of a federal sequester, automatic cuts in most federal programs. Here are some cuts the White House and U.S. Rep.
March 1, 2013 - 9:01am