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Mayhem on I-94: Car theft suspect climbs on truck as traffic comes to halt
VFW honors Mehl and Becker with 'Teacher of the Year' awards
Emergency Service Personnel Recognized for Dedication to their Communities
Living History: JCPenney sale license is extended
Hutson recognized with international teaching award
Seniors set to lead Raiders into track season
Wolverines have positions open for new fastpitch talent
Wolverines have five state qualifiers back for 2017
Sports briefs - March 23 edition
Tigers hold Pirates at bay in 41-37 subsection tilt
Allen A. Nikkari
Assisted living facility construction moving along quickly
Tri-County Health Care offering new acid reflux procedure
Tri-County Health Care earns ACR accreditation
Minnesota Valley Irrigation celebrates 25 years
Wadena Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors present awards
'A Band Called Honalee' to perform timeless music of the '60s
Author Mary Casanova packs 'em in at Book Ends event
Entertainment briefs - March 16 edition
Gallery exhibit honors women's artwork and advocacy
Young country music star to perform in Wadena
Birth announcements - March 16 edition
The seasons of dating and marriage
Area students named to NDSU dean's list
Humbly listen to God and one another
Your letters - March 16 edition
Phillips: 'Neighbors' columnist gets well-deserved kindness
Are colored well lights against the law?
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune
Lack of snow means burning restrictions will happen soon
Tulibee dominate catch in Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza
Annual Menahga Family Fishing Derby is Jan. 21
Shout-out for Pout: New Minnesota state eelpout record is on the books
Chronic Wasting Disease found in two farm-raised deer
March 17, 2017
Editorial: Sailing a course to Real ID
You can find Scylla and Charybdis in the Strait of Messina, the two-mile-wide gap between Italy and the island of Sicily. That's where, since ancient times, sailors have used great caution when navigating between the rocks of Scylla on one side and the whirlpools of Charybdis on the...
March 17, 2017 - 3:00pm
March 13, 2017
Minnesota legislators' salaries slated for a 45 percent bump
ST. PAUL—Next year's Minnesota legislators are going to get a 45 percent raise. An independent council, created by a voter-approved constitutional amendment, will raise state lawmakers' salary from $31,100 to $45,000. "Since it is a citizen-Legislature, I think we have to be...
March 13, 2017 - 7:53am
March 2, 2017
Bring on the champagne, Sunday liquor sales passes in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Champagne corks could soon be popping — a bill repealing Minnesota's 159-year-old ban on Sunday liquor store sales is headed...
March 2, 2017 - 8:55pm
January 29, 2017
Gun rights bills enter Minnesota's House, but how far will they get?
ST. PAUL—As the Legislature warms up, House Republicans have authored a series of strong gun rights bills — though it remains unclear...
January 29, 2017 - 4:28pm
January 21, 2017
Minnesota leaders look for ways to reduce health insurance premiums and 'reinsurance' may help
WOODBURY, Minn.—Melody Camp describes her son Bryant as a "normal kid," but the 16-year-old Woodbury student also has "a lot of things...
January 21, 2017 - 4:04pm
January 20, 2017
Real ID bill passes first test in Minnesota House, but access at issue
ST. PAUL—Minnesotans — and many of the lawmakers who represent them — generally want the state to make its driver's licenses valid for airplane travel and other federal purposes before next year. But, like last year, the way the Legislature wants to adopt the federal...
January 20, 2017 - 6:20pm
February 14, 2015
Minnesota law would help parents save for disabled children's future
Leslie Sieleni found out her son had Down syndrome when he was five days old. Now 14, Sean Sieleni talks about driving a car, going to college, living on his own and getting a job. His mom supports those dreams, but she worries. "He's going into 10th grade next year.
February 14, 2015 - 12:10am
January 18, 2015
Elderly, disabled care top priorities
ST. PAUL -- The top priority for many rural Minnesota legislators is to improve state funding sent to elderly and disabled care programs. House...
January 18, 2015 - 12:10am
Higher Minnesota taxes? Take a guess
ST. PAUL -- Let's face it: What most Minnesotans want to know about the current legislative session is whether lawmakers will raise their taxes. The answer is a resounding maybe. In most years, Republicans could be expected to reject any tax increase proposal. But some in the...
January 18, 2015 - 12:08am
January 16, 2015
Republicans prepare new rural agenda
ST. PAUL -- Republicans who will control the Minnesota House the next two years make it abundantly clear they will focus on rural Minnesota as...
January 16, 2015 - 12:10am
Greater Minnesota dominates committees
ST. PAUL -- There is no doubt that power in the Minnesota House has shifted away from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Republicans who gained control of the House when the 2015 session began Jan.
January 16, 2015 - 12:10am
Closing of 'donut hole' benefits local schools
Wadena-Deer Creek will likely see a slight increase in state aid from a provision in the tax law passed earlier this legislative session, which closed a so-called "doughnut hole" that had left out Minnesota's mid-sized districts. The additional aid means the district should be...
May 16, 2014 - 12:00am
May 15, 2014
House, Dayton put Minnesota closer to medical marijuana
Friday was a good day for Jeremy Pauling and others who long have worked to make medical marijuana legal in Minnesota. An overwhelming House...
May 15, 2014 - 7:59am
May 1, 2014
Medical marijuana compromise bill continues to advance in Minnesota senate
ST. PAUL — A bill that would provide legal access to medical marijuana for people with specific debilitating medical conditions continued to advance Wednesday in the Minnesota Senate. The Senate Committee on Judiciary referred the measure to the Senate Finance Committee, where it...
May 1, 2014 - 7:58am
April 9, 2014
Minnesota House passes anti-bullying bill
ST. PAUL -- A bill written to prevent school bullying across Minnesota appears headed into law. Representatives early today approved a bill 69-63 to require school districts to establish rules against bullying, better train staff on the issue and provide guidance about what must...
April 9, 2014 - 10:36am