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No bomb found after threat in Pelican Rapids
Toddler, whose mother was stabbed during abduction, found safe; suspect arrested
Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
Minn. Republicans' cuts to health, human services include shifts into next fiscal year
Staying safe and warm: Homelessness programs have a big impact in the area
Richter commits to Golden Gophers
HOL wraps up 2016-17 basketball season
Perham's Richter verbally commits to play football for the Gophers
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Fergus Falls advances to Minnesota Class 3A boys fifth-place game
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Former intern joins KW as showing agent
Must be ‘ruff’: The Backyard now pampering dogs and cats with full-service grooming salon
Rumors of sporting goods store opening in Perham 'absolutely false'
Blandin Foundation awards broadband grant to Otter Tail County for feasibility study
New kid on the (cheese) block: Bongards store opening Thursday in Perham
Two local veterans receive Quilts of Valor quilts
New board members elected to The Bridge Community Pantry
Otter Tail County women who died within days of each other were related
'How beautiful the brain is': Perham woman and crash survivor, Kellie Smith, reaches out to others like her with new brain injury support group
PHS students collecting change for food pantry
Movies can transport viewers to new heights
Two Perham fellas help one damsel in distress
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Guest Editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include tasting competition
Giggles, games and goodies: St. Henry's Fun Fair
WE Fest lineup announced for Aug. 3-5 DL music fest
Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show starts Friday
Bill Paxton, 'Titanic' and 'Big Love' Star, Dead at 61
June 13, 2015
Minnesota Lawmakers OK final budget piece
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislative leaders succeeded early Saturday to pass the final piece of the state budget. The central issue was a controversial agriculture and environment finance bill that environmentalists said was too weak. After senators voted to change the bill, the...
June 13, 2015 - 2:12pm
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