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ST. PAUL -- Two Minnesota senators want to form a "purple" caucus to bring lawmakers from both parties together. Sens. Roger Reinert, DFL-Duluth, and Jeremy Miller, R-Winona, said there is little time when members of the two parties can get to know each other, let alone discuss important issues.
ST. PAUL - Minnesotans either will get a better deal on health insurance or they will face problems if the Legislature and governor agree on a new way for 1.3 million Minnesotans to buy health insurance. That is how the debate boils down about a bill the Democrat-controlled House Monday night approved 72-58 over Republican protests. Rep.
Wadena-Deer Creek Schools will be two hours late today. There is no morning preschool.
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, since 1985. Rural businesses received $85 million while those in the Twin Cities were given $24 million. "It's a major priority," said Sen.
Two Fergus Falls men have been arrested in connection with a string of area burglaries over the past several months. Adam Sundby and Adam Devorak, both age 25, were arrested Friday after early morning burglaries that day at homes along Highway 78 near Otter Tail Lake.
A shed, skidsteer, about 30 bales of hay and several other farm items were lost in a fire in New York Mills on Friday. Charles Jacobson, of 36691 County Highway 67, reported that his shed was on fire, with flames exiting the roof, at about 6:45 p.m., according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office. Upon the arrival of the New York Mills Fire Department, the shed was fully engulfed. A local neighbor assisted the fire department by removing some hay bales with his skidsteer to clear a path to extinguish the rest of the fire. The Deer Creek Fire Department also assisted at the scene.
MORRIS, Minn. -- A barn fire in western Minnesota on Saturday morning killed about 1,800 hogs and caused nearly $700,000 in property damage, the Morris Fire Department reported. The barn and hogs are the property of Lowell Moser and Loren Schmidgall of Spring Valley Farms south of Morris in Stevens County. About 8:15 a.m. Saturday, the Morris Fire Department received a call about a barn fire off U.S. Highway 59.
By now most of us would like to have a little talk with Mother Nature about the possibilities of an early spring. The enchantment of those first fluffy snowflakes has long worn off as we've shoveled, tried in vain to keep our cars salt-free, trudged through slush and exhibited some interesting flailing of arms and legs as we've hit an unseen patch of ice. While I can't do anything to make spring weather magically appear outdoors, the recipes below will help warm your insides and lift your spirits. Quick Winter Herb Bread 1 1/4 c. unbleached flour 1 1/2 t. baking powder 1/2 t.
With a new director in place and construction on the housing pods starting to take shape, the Refuge Christian Outreach Center's project to build a 28-bed shelter for homeless men in the Detroit Lakes area is nearing completion. "We're not letting any moss grow under our feet," said Lynnette Price, who started her new job as director of the Compassion House on Friday.
A winter storm is bearing down on the region today, bringing with it as much as a foot of snow in the northern Red River Valley. The Fargo-Moorhead area likely will be less affected by the storm, possibly receiving between 4 to 6 inches throughout today, said WDAY's Chief Meteorologist John Wheeler. The National Weather Service predicted a higher amount - between 8 to 10 inches of snow for the F-M area. Wind speeds in Fargo will not reach blizzard level, and while visibility will be poor, there won't be whiteout conditions, Wheeler said. "This is not a blizzard.