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ST. PAUL -- Those on opposite sides of the same-sex marriage debate use the same argument: It is about families. Both camps made their case Wednesday as Minnesota lawmakers released a proposal that would allow gay couples to wed. "We are affirming that thing that we all prize: Love that is the center of everything," bill author Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis said, adding the bill is "changing nothing, redefining nothing." Opponents said marriage is about more than two people's decisions and legalizing same-sex marriage will have widespread impacts. "When marriage is redefined...
A good amount of snowfall is causing a good amount of trouble for area anglers. Snow pack and drifts on the lakes are making for a tough time hauling fish houses off lakes, and snow or not, time is ticking. The Minnesota DNR requires houses be removed by certain dates according to where they are located. Houses south of Highway 10, including Detroit Lake, need to be off by midnight this Monday.
A dozen neglected horses tonight are in a warm barn with hay and water after a massive rescue on a farm near Vergas on Tuesday. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's office is investigating the death of six horses, including one overnight. No charges have been filed. By midafternoon the entire farmyard welcomed the trailers full of rescued horses that started rolling into HighTail ranch near Hawley.
A proposal to increase Minnesota long-term care funding could help elder care as baby boomers prepare to retire, supporters say, but overall state budget questions threaten its future. House and Senate legislators from both parties on Tuesday released a bill to increase how much money the state sends to nursing homes and the elderly who live at home. It would increase funding $56 million, which is 5 percent, each of the next two years. Sen.
Karen Hunnicutt, who submitted this photo of a foggy and frosty morning, said it was taken Sunday in rural Wadena.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's resorts, government and residents would benefit from a larger tourism marketing effort, supporters of a bill to double its state support told a House committee. Rep. John Ward, DFL-Baxter, told the House Commerce Committee on Tuesday that his plan to spend more than $16 million in each of the next two years on tourism would attract more visitors and their money. "There are few ways government generates revenue and jobs," Ward said.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds interested participants that the spring conservation action on "light" geese (snow geese, blue-phased snow geese, and the smaller Ross's goose) will open Friday, March 1, and run through Tuesday, April 30, again this spring. The action is allowed under a federal conservation order which permits the take of "light" geese during the spring. The conservation order season is in place to try to reduce the population of snow geese and Ross's geese that breed in the Arctic coastal areas and around Hudson Bay.
A 6-year-old boy was forced to walk a quarter-mile home in freezing temperatures last week after a school bus driver refused to let the child off the bus at his house. According to Daryl Bohn and Amber Thayer, their younger son, Darrion, tried to disembark the bus after his 8-year-old brother, Devin, was let off at their driveway after school last Wednesday. But the bus driver physically held Darrion back and shut the door in his face, driving him a quarter-mile down the road and making him walk home in the cold as punishment for not following directions, they said. "Devin said tears were f
FERTILE, Minn. - A head-on collision on state Highway 32 killed a teenage boy from Fertile on Tuesday afternoon, the State Patrol said. By: Forum News Service, INFORUM A head-on collision on state Highway 32 killed a teenage boy from Fertile on Tuesday afternoon, the State Patrol said. Cody W. Christianson, 16, was southbound in a Mitsubishi Montero Sport when the SUV crossed the centerline and crashed into a Freightliner semi, the patrol said. The accident occurred at around 3 p.m. 10 miles north of Fertile. The driver of the semi, Brian L. Doehling, 39, of Hector, was not injured.
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