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Judge says Wetterling files are public
Shovels and sleds replace bats and gloves
Teenager suffers minor injuries in two-vehicle crash
Community in shock over mother, son victims in Perham's double homicide
Update: Suspect identified in double homicide outside of Perham
Wolverines blast Staples-Motley in opener
Wadena-DC boys win third straight indoor meet, girls finish sixth at Foley
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Gopher Road Trip coming to Perham
Morneau dazzles fans at Men’s Night Out
Jeanette Irene Guyton
Charlotte L. Robbins
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Sebeka Fire and Rescue receives TCHC Foundation grant
Wadena SWCD establishes priorities for 2018
Wadena County DAC day program faces seven percent cut
Farmers, ag suppliers bracing for busy planting season
Kathleen Novak to visit Wadena for Book Ends
Northern Lights Chorale concerts coming soon
Minnesota poets to read at Wadena County Historical Society April 19
Entertainment briefs - April 5 edition
Entertainment briefs - March 29 edition
St. Huberts church hosting Harvest Festival Oct. 28
God may be an easy target, but he's a strong one
The cost of being a disciple
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Veterans: 3K-5k National Personnel Records Center military records restored weekly
Ask A Trooper: What is the length limit for loads off the rear of a pick-up?
Letter: Thankful for Good Samaritan
Letter: Gun violence crisis runs much deeper than mass shootings
Veterans: 3 tips for transitioning service members from former VA secretary
Public comment sought on Minnesota’s first deer plan
Time to call in those longbeards is coming soon
Return of cold weather doesn’t mean ice is safe
Why are good duck numbers not translating to good hunter numbers?
Count your blessings and your birds
Maddison Caroline Hendershot
Ethan James Johnson
Ellie Marie Karlson
Josiah Alvin Barnes
February 19, 2018
Gun debate begins as Legislature begins 2018 work
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers will be drawn into a gun debate that has blossomed since last week's Florida school shooting that left 17...
February 19, 2018 - 3:03pm
February 9, 2018
Gov. Dayton, legislative leaders to answer questions together
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's governor and legislative leaders often communicate with each other by letter or by talking to the media. But a week...
February 9, 2018 - 11:50am
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
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
August 26, 2016
State legislature frozen in dysfunction
St. Paul seems to be holding its customary winter celebration in August. The state Capitol remains frozen in dysfunction as Gov. Mark Dayton and the legislative leaders of both parties continue their slow-motion - glacial - feud over the tax and bonding bills. The ice palace now has...
August 26, 2016 - 12:10am
August 21, 2016
Happy faces, not happy talk for special session
Minnesota's three top political leaders walked out to talk to reporters, wearing big smiles and delivering an occasional laugh. However, it did...
August 21, 2016 - 12:08am
July 25, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Unified groups have clout
People often complain about what their elected officials do, or do not do, but the Catholic Advocacy Network is trying to drive home the point that Minnesotans in general have the real say in government. "Many Catholics are experiencing a sense of political homelessness," the group...
July 25, 2016 - 12:08am
July 4, 2016
Several new state laws take effect July 1
The following are selected new laws passed during the 2016 legislative session that take effect July 1. The asterisk following the bill number denotes the language that became law. Summaries of all laws passed by the 2016 Legislature are available online from nonpartisan House Public...
July 4, 2016 - 12:10am
June 27, 2016
Vikings stadium finished ahead of schedule
Contractors handed the new Minnesota Vikings stadium over to the state Friday, six weeks earlier than planned. Construction of U.S. Bank Stadium...
June 27, 2016 - 12:10am
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
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