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Otter Tail County evolves with emergency management plan
Study names MN as second best run state in nation
Stacked storm packed a windy punch, but not much snow
Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Additional street improvements considered for city of Ottertail
Perham grapplers storm through triangular
Offensive woes continue for Laker girls in loss to Prairie Centre
Perham girls stifle Breckenridge in first HOL win
Yellowjacket grapplers run away with Kaatz Memorial
Detroit Lakes wins the Jackie Mann Invitational
William J. Cole
Diana Lynn Aker
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Arvig to hire 200 workers
Ottertail's Hilltop Lumber breaks ground on new showroom
Perham's Second Hand Rose blossoms in new, bigger space
Bongards buys Main Street building in Perham for new cheese store
Nest takes flight: New coffee shop, kitchen retailer opens in Perham
Angel of Hope vigil canceled
Ottertail's Otterdazzle is Saturday at community center
Gobble Wobble 5K in Perham onThanksgiving Day
Holiday Tour of Homes benefits school foundation
2016 East Otter Tail County 4-H honors members during annual meeting and awards program
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
Director: Talented cast performs "Little Shop of Horrors'
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'
June 10, 2015
Dayton wants Friday special session
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature appears set to finish passing the state budget on Friday. Details of three vetoed budget bills have been worked out and legislators are ready with two other spending measures, leaving only the formality of four legislative leaders and Gov....
June 10, 2015 - 3:22pm
June 3, 2015
Minnesota budget deal still in works
ST.PAUL – Details remain to be worked out before Minnesota leaders are ready for a special legislative session to finish the state budget. Leaders on Tuesday sounded much like they did late Monday, saying they are close, but technicalities remain and they hoped a special...
June 3, 2015 - 12:04pm
May 18, 2015
1 vote down, 1 left, 1 veto remaining for Minn. education bill
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House passed an education funding bill along party lines early today, with the Senate planning to take it up before...
May 18, 2015 - 1:26pm
May 4, 2015
Dayton signs avian flu emergency funding
ST. PAUL, MN – Gov. Mark Dayton signed emergency response funding for avian influenza in Minnesota into law on Friday. The bill appropriates $514,000 to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and $379,000 to the Board of Animal Health for the costs of avian influenza emergency...
May 4, 2015 - 11:11am
April 17, 2015
Minnesota adds 7,800 jobs in March
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota employers added 7,800 jobs last month, according to figures released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Education and health care led all sectors with 5,800 new jobs, while trade, transportation and utilities (1,800...
April 17, 2015 - 11:35am
April 7, 2015
Safety board calls for new oil rail cars
WASHINGTON - Requiring new train cars carrying some flammable liquids be equipped with protection systems meeting or exceeding current standards...
April 7, 2015 - 11:01am
April 1, 2015
Minnesota gets renewal of waiver from No Child Left Behind
DULUTH, Minn. – Minnesota is one of five states that have received four-year renewals of waivers from the controversial federal No Child Left Behind law. The first waiver – granted by the U.S. Department of Education in 2012 – allowed Minnesota to create a new,...
April 1, 2015 - 12:05pm
March 16, 2015
Governor Mark Dayton to discuss rail safety today in Moorhead
MOORHEAD - Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will make stops in Moorhead and Bemidji today to outline his proposals to improve area roads, bridges, and rail crossings. Dayton will speak today at the Hjemkomst Center at 10 a.m. and at Bemidji City Hall at 1:30 p.m. His...
March 16, 2015 - 10:20am
March 11, 2015
Minnesota lawmaker wants students to pass citizenship test before graduating
ST. PAUL - A former government teacher wants Minnesota students to pass a citizenship test before graduating from high school. State Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, said Minnesota students suffer from a crisis of civics knowledge. His bill would require high school...
March 11, 2015 - 10:30am
Minnesota DNR wants to ban bear feeding
ST. PAUL -- Fresh off a legal victory over bear-feeding researcher Lynn Rogers, Minnesota wildlife officials want to outlaw feeding wild bears. Under a proposal moving through the state Legislature and supported by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, feeding...
March 11, 2015 - 10:27am
March 10, 2015
Minnesota legislation designed to give students school options
ST. PAUL -- Legislation would provide options for some Minnesota students to get private school education. One bill is written to...
March 10, 2015 - 10:29am
March 6, 2015
Senator’s staff, healthcare leaders hold discussion in Perham
Minnesota’s Senator Al Franken has been hosting a series of 20 roundtable discussions across the state in an effort to learn more about the status of rural healthcare, its challenges and successes. Franken serves as co-chair of the Senate Rural Health Caucus, a bipartisan group...
March 6, 2015 - 1:18pm
March 3, 2015
Klobuchar, Franken fight invasive species
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, both Minnesota Democrats, are co-sponsors of legislation to help stop the spread of invasive carp and other species. The bill would give federal agencies authority to take more actions than they now can. "We...
March 3, 2015 - 10:45am
February 23, 2015
Minnesota lawmakers want final say on water quality rules
Environmental groups are alarmed about an effort at the Minnesota Legislature to put the brakes on new rules designed to keep the state’s lakes and rivers clean. Unlike past attempts to give the Legislature more power over water protection, the latest effort involves...
February 23, 2015 - 10:42am
February 19, 2015
$58.3 million referendum looks likely: Funds would pay for new high school, other long-term projects
Perham-Dent School Board members are reaching important decisions about how and when to ask taxpayers to fund some major construction projects. During a special work session last Tuesday, the board made a preliminary agreement to bring a $58.3 million referendum to a vote on May...
February 19, 2015 - 4:38pm