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5-year-old fighting for life after tragic farm accident
Swenson named Tribune publisher
Woman dies, man hospitalized from gunshot wounds in West Fargo incident
Yellowjackets battle at Hi-10 Tournament
2016 Hall of Fame inductees announced
Dickerson, Covington win time trials
‘Jackets practice under the lights
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Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Don Robert Schnoor, Jr.
Conrad Lynn Johnsen
Harry Paul Cornell
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Rody Luverne Ehnert
Grayson Christian Hahn
Owen David Hendrickx
Morgan Grace Maijala
State recommends 70 percent cut in Otter Tail Power's proposed rate increase
Schoeneberger Funeral Home to build, relocate in 2017
Two businesses move into former Perham bakery building
Two OTC dairy farms honored for superior cow care
Whisk from Scratch officially opens
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
Debbie's Digest: Change is just a part of life
Ban smoking in rental housing
LTE: Foster Grandparent program designed for older volunteers
Author to read, sign book in Wadena
Heartland Symphony Orchestra celebrates 40 years of classical music
New York Mills festival an immersion in Finnish culture
Beauty of lakes part of fishing in Otter Tail County
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May 15, 2014
Dayton signs bill requiring smartphone 'kill switches' in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota smartphones next year must include a way to disable them when stolen. Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill into law Wednesday...
May 15, 2014 - 9:35pm
May 2, 2014
Female vet plates OK’d
Minnesota representatives Monday gave unanimous approval to the establishment of a vehicle license plate for female military veterans. With a 110-0 vote and no debate, the House answered requests made by women veterans in numerous legislative committee meetings during the past...
May 2, 2014 - 9:36am
May 1, 2014
Innocent convicts may get state payments
Most Minnesota representatives agree that the state owes people wrongly convicted for crimes. The House voted 121-2 Monday to provide up to $100,000 a year to people wrongly imprisoned and up to $50,000 for people put on supervisory release after they were improperly convicted....
May 1, 2014 - 1:43pm
Dayton: Minnesota doing well, but more is needed
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton focused much of his State of the State speech Wednesday night on greater Minnesota, from HitchDoc in southern Minnesota's Jackson to the Kelliher schools in the north. He used areas outside the Twin Cities to tout the state's economic growth, but also...
May 1, 2014 - 9:45am
April 30, 2014
Minnesota Senate panel approves medical marijuana bill
ST. PAUL – A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota cleared a second committee hurdle in the state Senate on Tuesday, and is scheduled for another hearing Wednesday. The Senate’s state and local government committee approved the measure on a voice vote after reviewing...
April 30, 2014 - 10:41am
Minnesota online voter registration to continue
ST. PAUL - Minnesota senators approved online voter registration Tuesday over Republican objections that the bill lacks adequate data security protection. The vote came a day after a judge ruled the existing system illegal, likely meaning online registration will continue uninterrupted. Bill...
April 30, 2014 - 10:38am
April 15, 2014
Minnesota Gov. Dayton signs minimum wage increase bill into law
ST. Paul, Minn. -- Minnesota’s minimum wage will begin to climb this summer, and could keep climbing every year after that, now that Gov. Mark...
April 15, 2014 - 11:31am
March 20, 2014
Committee moves toward oil disaster preparedness
ST. PAUL -- Plans to train first responders such as firefighters to battle oil disasters are gaining traction in the Minnesota Legislature. "It...
March 20, 2014 - 12:19pm
March 12, 2014
Synthetic drug crackdown speeds along
ST. PAUL -- Fighting synthetic drugs is a popular topic among Minnesota legislators. Rep. Erik Simonson, D-Duluth, presented his bill to crack...
March 12, 2014 - 10:51am
March 5, 2014
Minnesota medical marijuana bill passes first committee test
ST. PAUL - A Minnesota House committee approved the use of marijuana to help suffering patients after 7-year-old Amelia Weaver provided an example Tuesday night of why some want the practice legalized. The girl suffered a seizure, one of about 30 she suffers a day, while her mother...
March 5, 2014 - 12:43pm
February 24, 2014
Minnesota legislative session will be short but full
ST. PAUL — Expect a minimum wage increase, but no tax increase, when Minnesota legislators return to St. Paul for the year on Tuesday. Expect widespread agreement on borrowing $840 million for public works projects, but not so much agreement on where to spend that money. Expect...
February 24, 2014 - 1:48pm
June 20, 2013
House likely to extend farm bill debate
A House vote on new federal farm policy may not come until next week. With 103 amendments to be debated after a late start on Wednesday, it appeared it would be difficult to meet today’s 3 p.m. deadline to vote on the nearly $1 trillion bill establishing American farm and nutrition...
June 20, 2013 - 10:45am
March 8, 2013
Senators approve online health insurance sales
Minnesotans should be able to buy health insurance online later this year, with legislators now just needing to wrap up the details. Senators debated 12 hours, ending late Thursday with what is believed to be a single-bill debate record, before approving 37-28 the Minnesota Insurance...
March 8, 2013 - 11:20am
June 3, 2012
Cities, conservationists say farmers pollute too much
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota city and conservation leaders say farmers contribute most pollution to state waters but do too little to prevent or fix the damage. They told reporters Tuesday that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency needs to take action by ordering farmers to lower their...
June 3, 2012 - 11:01am
May 22, 2012
Campaign season arrives with filing process
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's campaign season officially began on Tuesday. As she has for five elections, Rep. Joyce Peppin, R-Rogers, stayed overnight on her lawn chair in a hallway outside the secretary of state's office to be first in line to file candidate paperwork. Before the office...
May 22, 2012 - 9:51am