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Health insurance rate hikes upset state officials
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month
Courts - Oct. 8 edition
Commission puts Sandpiper project on hold after court decision
Ashbaugh takes Verndale board to Costa Rica
WDC gridders travel to Breckenridge Tuesday for 6 p.m. playoff game
Elementary football cancelled for Oct. 12
Pirates take top honors in Bertha-Hewitt tournament
Wadena County 4-H shooting sport team competes at Alexandria
Jones, Pirates hand Falcons 46-7 loss
Arvilla "Hap" Schumacher
Douglas J. Rivers
Steven "Steve" Maland
Azure Vision Care opens at new location
CMCU sponsors new scoreboard at ‘The Mas’
Sweet Pickins opens on north Jefferson
Verndale Custom Builders opens
Tickets on sale for Masquerade Ball
Madhatters to host Halloween fundraiser
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 8 edition
Wadena Area Concert Association season begins
Fochs to present "Minnesota's Lost Towns" Oct. 16
Birth announcements - Oct. 1 edition
Time away is important for everyone
God's not fooled by good performance
Chicken Fajita Melts
Immanuel Lutheran Church members serve Wadena
What's the rule on passing parked emergency vehicles
Power of the press is reporting the news consumers need
Your Letters - Oct. 1 edition
VA expands review of chemical exposure in drinking water at Marine Corps base Camp Lejeune
What needs to be done when selling vehicle through private party?
Bird feeders are fun in fall too
Tulaby boater chases buck until it drowns
Great summer, great color?
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...
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...
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