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Referendum talks continue, repairs approved at PHS
Parents angry at DL school district
St. Henry’s holds geography bee
Knights celebrate 100 years
Slow starting Jackets fall to Trojans
Super Bowl billboard campaign seeks acceptance for gay players
SB XLIX: Carroll, Belichick face off
U.S. activists keep domestic violence in Super Bowl spotlight
BBB: Perham snaps skid with win over Fergus Falls
DAVID ALEXANDER NELSON
MELVINA "MEL" ALMIDIA TRIEGLAFF
GORDON "GORDY" ALLEN JOHNSON
Cheese louise! Bongards’ churns out the cheddar, 24/7
Grandma G’s snacks are a family affair
Family Dollar celebrates grand opening in Ottertail
Papacito’s gets a new owner
Turning phone books into a booming business: Ralph Logan retires from Arvig after 36-year career
Getting out a message across crossed wires
Minnesota must heed call of oil-safety report
Optimism is a useful quality
Bobcats common in the area, though rarely seen
The Prairie Spy: When the remedies are worse than the ailments
Old Timers Run set for Feb. 7
Grandparents of child orphaned in murder-suicide fight for custody
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.
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August 30, 2012 - 7:43am
Weeding through the 'new normal' at Pelican Lake
Pelican Lake has, for the past couple of years, been the unfortunate poster child of aquatic invasive species -- specifically zebra mussels. The beautiful lake between Detroit Lakes and Pelican Rapids spans close to 4,000 acres and has always been considered a pristine Minnesota...
August 30, 2012 - 7:22am
August 11, 2012
Benefit set for Sunday morning for Minn. infant whose mother died
August 11, 2012 - 5:12pm
No foul play suspected in death of 23-year-old Fergus Falls man
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - No foul play is suspected at this time in the death of a 23-year-old Fergus Falls man found in a vehicle Friday morning. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office received a report about 10:50 a.m. Friday of an unresponsive male parked in a vehicle in a driveway...
August 11, 2012 - 5:02pm
July 25, 2012
Feds reject individual flooding aid
Federal officials today rejected Minnesota's request to financially help individuals affected by last month's floods in the northeastern part of the state. "It has been determined that the damage to dwellings from this event was not of such severity and magnitude as to warrant" establishing...
July 25, 2012 - 2:27pm
July 20, 2012
Capitol Chatter: Critics make Franson more determined
Death threats, demands to resign and other attacks to have only made state Rep. Mary Franson more determined to stay in office, she says. A Democratic-Farmer-Laborite campaign official sent Internet links to a video clip of a recent Franson speech in Browerville in which she discusses...
July 20, 2012 - 10:55am
July 18, 2012
Bear traffic growing in NW Minnesota
GLYNDON, Minn. -- His face may be gruff -- scarred and beaten from countless scuffles -- but there's a certain smile-like quality to his haggard...
July 18, 2012 - 11:28am
July 9, 2012
Marriage amendment backers ask court to overturn title
ST. PAUL -- Supporters of a constitutional amendment proposal to ban gay marriage are asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to reject a rewritten title that voters will see when they vote on the proposal Nov.
July 9, 2012 - 10:36am
July 4, 2012
Minnesota reports first West Nile virus case of 2012
The first human case of West Nile virus disease in 2012 in a Minnesota resident has been confirmed. State health officials are urging Minnesotans to protect themselves from mosquitoes from now through the autumn frost. A St. Louis County man is the state's first laboratory-confirmed...
July 4, 2012 - 10:51pm
July 3, 2012
Windstorm in Itasca County claims a life
A line of severe storms that ran through northern Minnesota on Monday evening claimed one life, has left thousands of people without electricity, and has the Grand Rapids Police Department recommending only limited travel in the residential areas of the city. Lake Country Power Company...
July 3, 2012 - 1:15pm
June 29, 2012
Health-care debate will continue after ruling
ST. PAUL -- A U.S. Supreme Court ruling is the law of the land. Until it isn't. That is the message Republicans are spreading and Democrats dreading in light of Thursday's 5-4 decision to uphold a new federal health-care law. Minutes after the ruling became public, both major parties...
June 29, 2012 - 9:54am
June 28, 2012
Democrats declare health-care victory
The first Minnesota reaction to today's U.S. Supreme Court health care act ruling came from the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party chairman, who used it to seek donations. "Victory" is how DFL leader Ken Martin headlined an email to party members seeking contributions to protect the law...
June 28, 2012 - 10:07am
June 27, 2012
Ingebrigtsen receives public policy award
Politics in Minnesota and the Capitol Report have announced that Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, has won an award for the 2012 Leaders in Public Policy in the Business category. Ingebrigtsen is receiving the award along with Rep. Dan Fabian and Jeff Smith of the Minnesota...
June 27, 2012 - 3:05pm
New reports show Minnesota's wetlands are in danger
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources jointly issued reports on the state's wetlands last week. Data shows that Minnesota currently has 10.6 million acres of wetlands, which comprise 19.7 percent of the state's land cover, not counting...
June 27, 2012 - 12:57pm
July 20, 2011
Bars may buy alcohol again
ST. PAUL -- Bits and pieces from the Minnesota budget debate and government shutdown: -- A bill legislators passed early Wednesday allows bars and restaurants with expired liquor-buying permits to continue to make alcohol purchases until July 31.
July 20, 2011 - 11:05am