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N.D. man among two dead in I-94 crash in central Minn.
Perham's DeConcini, Beachy crowned Homecoming king and queen
Seeking local 'characters, kind folks and curmudgeons' for upcoming story series
$114,577 winning lottery ticket sold in Perham at Dean's Country Market
Newest poll shows 'Minnesota is in play' with Clinton up by 7 percentage points
Ryder Cup neighborhood gets no-pedestrian zone in Chaska
Perham boys cross country top Class A team at Mega Meet
Covington leads the pack at Milaca Mega Meet
Perham volleyball extends streak with home win over Bemidji
Josie Beachy has worked hard to help her team, and herself, grow
Charlotte June Huddleston
Herbert H. Limmer
Local resident receives national award for excellence in cancer advocacy
Perham hosts annual Harvest Fest Saturday
Community blood drive happening in October
TSMA's October meeting planned in Glenwood Oct. 4
Nest business opening in October
Preparing to become a caregiver takes planning
Store owner makes clean break from business
Felix joins Karkela, Hunt and Cheshire law firm
Debbie Irmen column: Nothing replaces first-day-of-school freshness
No solution in sight to approve tax relief
No matter what, oil will move
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
A Center for the Arts will feature Flamenco and Mediterranean Music from Spain: Las Migas
The Rose Ensemble brings program about Jerusalem to Detroit Lakes
Kirkbride Art and History weekend is Sept. 16-17 in Fergus Falls
Another kind of 'dance fever'
It's a dirty job
January 21, 2016
MnSure to offers special weekend hours
ST. PAUL, Minn.— During one of the final weekends of the 2016 open enrollment period, MNsure enrollment centers statewide will host special weekend hours on Saturday and Sunday, in an effort to help any Minnesotans who have not yet enrolled in health insurance coverage. MnSure...
January 21, 2016 - 12:45pm
January 16, 2016
North Dakota, Minnesota benefit from Powerball
BISMARCK -- The winners of Wednesday's record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot weren't the only ones sitting on a new pile of cash. State-run lotteries, like those in North Dakota and Minnesota, reported a rush of ticket sales in the days leading up to the drawing. And while both states...
January 16, 2016 - 10:00am
January 15, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Does Legislature really need to do anything?
ST. PAUL -- It's a refrain often heard in the Minnesota Capitol complex: "There's nothing we have to do this year." The two-year state budget passed last year, so anything that happens in the legislative session starting March 8 is purely optional. There certainly are issues that...
January 15, 2016 - 5:52pm
Dayton seeks to borrow $1.4 billion for public works projects
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants to spend $1.4 billion on public works projects around Minnesota, one of the largest requests in history and a big target for Republicans who prefer spending much less. Dayton's biggest request is more than $70 million to improve security at the Minnesota...
January 15, 2016 - 12:37pm
January 14, 2016
Dayton wants $220 million to clean Minnesota water
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota communities and farmers would receive a $220 million boost in their efforts to clean up the state's water under a proposal Gov. Mark Dayton unveiled today. Much of the money would help cities, mostly in rural Minnesota, to improve water and sewage treatment facilities....
January 14, 2016 - 12:25pm
January 8, 2016
Minnesota special session talks will continue
ST. PAUL -- Stay tuned: Minnesota's governor and legislators will continue to talk about three potential topics of a special legislative session. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk Friday decided to give...
January 8, 2016 - 9:52pm
Feds give states years to meet new ID standards
ST. PAUL -- Americans may board commercial airlines for at least two more years with state identification cards that do not meet new federal guidelines, but it was not clear after Friday's announcement if a rush to change Minnesota law will continue. The federal Department of Homeland...
January 8, 2016 - 9:50pm
January 6, 2016
Minnesota traffic deaths worst since 2010
ST. PAUL – Traffic deaths increased rather dramatically last year compared to 2014, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Preliminary numbers from the department showed 396 people died on Minnesota roads last year compared with 361 for 2014. After all reports...
January 6, 2016 - 1:29pm
Time to file state, federal taxe
ST. PAUL -- It is almost tax filing time. The Minnesota Revenue Department announced it will begin accepting individual income tax filings on Jan. 19, the same day the federal Internal Revenue Service does. The deadline this year will be April 18 for both state and federal returns....
January 6, 2016 - 1:11pm
Minnesota hands out $32 million for roads
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Eleven Minnesota highway projects, ranging from a short stretch of road to a new dairy farm to a major new interchange, will share in $32 million of grants. The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Department of Employment and Economic Development Tuesday...
January 6, 2016 - 1:02pm
January 2, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Democrats look to make governor history
ST. PAUL -- There is no statewide Minnesota election this year, so naturally politicos turn at least some of their attention to 2018. Eric Ostermeier of the University of Minnesota's Smart Politics blog feeds some of that need with an entry that reminds readers: "Gopher state Democrats...
January 2, 2016 - 11:19am
January 1, 2016
The good and bad of Minnesota's economy
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's economy is a study in contradictions. So much of the news looks good: near record-low unemployment, overall wage payments rising, few signs of the recession remain. But there also are warning signs: manufacturing, mining and farm economies lag; some parts of...
January 1, 2016 - 12:00pm
New laws in effect with the new year
ST. PAUL -- The new year brings new laws to Minnesota and new requirements to its leaders. While most state laws go into effect soon after they are approved, lawmakers wait to enact some requirements until Jan. 1. With help from the Minnesota House public information office and other...
January 1, 2016 - 1:00am
December 31, 2015
Top five baby names released in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- If you named your child Olivia or Jackson in Minnesota this past year you picked the top choice of parents. As of Dec. 24. the Minnesota Department of Health’s Office of Vital Records said the top 5 girls’ names selected were Olivia, Emma, Evelyn, Ava with a tie for...
December 31, 2015 - 12:37pm
December 28, 2015
Dayton thrilled with Minnesota’s economic progress
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton fared well in the first year of his second and final term. When asked about the past year, he immediately turned to the economy: "Overall, three and a half percent unemployment and projects being announced every day, we have made good progress."...
December 28, 2015 - 10:07am