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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 27, 2013
Married Minnesota gays will gain tax, pension, other federal benefits
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota same-sex couples who can wed beginning in a little more than a month will receive the same benefits as other married couples after the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled unconstitutional a federal law that did not recognize gay marriage. Among the most...
June 27, 2013 - 11:20am
May 24, 2013
Minnesotans will feel legislative session impact
ST. PAUL -- Legislative sessions have consequences, and 2013’s version will be felt by many Minnesotans. Republicans say Minnesotans of...
May 24, 2013 - 9:16am
May 22, 2013
Franken still frustrated with gas prices
United State Senators Al Franken, D-Minn., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today pressed the nation’s top energy official to act quickly to address...
May 22, 2013 - 9:41am
May 21, 2013
Capitol, flooding, veterans close out Minnesota session
ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Legislature decided to renovate the state Capitol building, help communities fight floods, give veterans a new facility and provide disaster assistance Monday night as it ended its 2013 session. Some votes were pending press time, but legislative leaders...
May 21, 2013 - 8:35am
May 20, 2013
Legislature puts $485 million more into Minnesota public schools
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Democrats say new money they are putting into education will boost the economy by giving the state a better-educated workforce. “This...
May 20, 2013 - 2:19pm
Minnesota tax bill heads to passage
ST. PAUL — The keystone of Minnesota Democrats’ budget plans, $2 billion in tax increases, was headed for final legislative passage while late Sunday a public works bill remained in doubt as time runs out in the 2013 legislative session. The tax increases are for plugging a...
May 20, 2013 - 2:08pm
May 13, 2013
Tears of a different sort flow after Minnesota's historic gay marriage vote
ST. PAUL - Gay Minnesotans and their supporters rallied with tears of sadness rolling down their faces two years ago. Today, their faces are covered with tears of elation as the Minnesota Senate voted to allow them to marry. Senators voted 37-30 Monday to remove a state law that...
May 13, 2013 - 5:14pm
May 9, 2013
Historic marriage vote brings emotions with it
Anticipation. Frustration. Elation. Love. Anger. Patience. Impatience. Today’s House vote on gay marriage attracted the range of emotion as Minnesotans began arriving at the Capitol this morning. A midday start was anticipated for debate on a bill that would allow same-sex marriages...
May 9, 2013 - 10:40am
May 3, 2013
Minnesota House defeats Sunday liquor sales
ST. PAUL — Another year, another defeat for Sunday liquor sales. The Minnesota House voted 106-21 Wednesday to retain state law forbidding Sunday liquor store hours. The issue arises regularly in the Legislature, always failing by a large amount. The vote came on an amendment...
May 3, 2013 - 10:43am
March 29, 2013
A look at Minnesota legislative issues
ST. PAUL – Here is where some issues stand as the Minnesota Legislature enters its home-stretch before a May 20 or earlier adjournment: Bonding: Gov. Mark Dayton plans to announce his proposal for public works projects soon. He says he will suggest bonding for $750 million, including...
March 29, 2013 - 12:59pm
March 22, 2013
Revised budget better, but still not enough
Gov. Mark Dayton recently made it official that he is backing off from his proposals to expand sales taxes to services like auto work and haircuts. He also is cutting his plan to create a business-to-business sales tax. It had become quite clear the governor lacked support from citizens,...
March 22, 2013 - 9:41am
March 20, 2013
MNsure to be where Minnesotans buy health insurance
Minnesotans will be able to shop for health insurance through a state marketplace beginning Oct. 1, but may not see savings for a couple of years....
March 20, 2013 - 2:20pm
Minn. House Dems to seek tax surcharge on rich
ST. PAUL – Minnesota schools would be the biggest beneficiaries of a state House Democratic budget proposal that goes beyond the governor’s...
March 20, 2013 - 10:00am
March 18, 2013
Health insurance marketplace only needs Dayton signature
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators approved 39-28 a health insurance marketplace along party lines this morning, leaving only Gov. Mark Dayton’s signature as the final step. Dayton is expected to sign the measure that would give Minnesotans a mostly Web-based place to buy health insurance,...
March 18, 2013 - 3:31pm
February 25, 2013
Reducing gun violence common goal, Minnesota gun rights and gun control advocates say
ST. PAUL -- Something can be done about gun violence in Minnesota. Gun rights and gun control advocates generally agree on that point, but they don't necessarily agree on what comes next. "To do nothing ...
February 25, 2013 - 10:27am