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Debbie's Digest: Bucket list pared down by one now
LTE:50 percent of Minnesotans protected from e-cigarette aerosols
Relay more than just a fundraiser
Debbie's Digest: Precision required
Richville plans summer fun events
Author to sign copies of latest historical book in Perham
Minnesota comedian Mitzie Calgaro still learning the ropes of her craft
Nyberg sculpture on the road to Byron from Vining
Dent Daze goes super hero style
September 5, 2013
Their View: Back off the Renewable Fuels Standards — they’re working
If I told you there was a piece of legislation that has reduced America’s dependence on foreign oil by 20 percent, supports 400,000 jobs, adds $43 billion to our gross domestic product, reduces greenhouse gas emissions by at least 34 percent and saves the typical motorist $1,200...
September 5, 2013 - 11:46am
August 21, 2013
Farm tax cancellation not part of Minnesota special legislative session
ST. PAUL -- Farmers will have to wait to see if legislators will overturn a new tax they pay. Legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton this...
August 21, 2013 - 3:43pm
August 19, 2013
Republicans aim to unseat Minn.’s Collin Peterson
MOORHEAD – National Republicans are targeting Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson in 2014, and Moorhead residents will soon see GOP bull’s-eyes...
August 19, 2013 - 9:31am
August 16, 2013
Sen. Ingebrigtsen wins award
Sen. Bill Ingebrigsten, R-Alexandria, was recognized by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities July 25 during the coalition’s summer conference in Bemidji for his positive impact on environmental policy. Ingebrigsten is serving his third term in the Minnesota Senate. The Legislator...
August 16, 2013 - 9:31am
July 23, 2013
State Sen. Ingebrigtsen weighs run for governor
Gov. Bill Ingebrigtsen? State Sen. Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, is contemplating the idea. His name has been popping up in political circles as a possible contender for challenging DFL Gov. Mark Dayton in 2014. When contacted Tuesday, Ingebrigtsen said he’ll make a decision...
July 23, 2013 - 9:14am
July 18, 2013
Letter to the Editor: Tax hikes don’t just impact the rich
Minnesotans were aware democrats raised state taxes and fees by around $2.5 billion this year, but it took until July 1 enactment for many to gather just how far the impacts will reach. The now-majority democrats said they wanted to “tax the rich” and make top earners pay their...
July 18, 2013 - 3:45pm
Letter to the Editor: Increased taxes the doing of the DFL
An article recently caught my attention in the Fergus Falls Daily Journal. It was titled, “State leaders say one thing and do the opposite.” I would always pay attention to these articles, as I pride myself with serving my constituents with honesty and respect. The columnist,...
July 18, 2013 - 3:43pm
July 10, 2013
Senate to vote on federal student loan interest rate plan
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate is expected to vote today on a proposal to roll back the student loan interest rate that increased from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1 because Congress didn’t pass a plan to prevent it. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said the proposal likely won’t...
July 10, 2013 - 10:21am
July 3, 2013
Former Rep. Arlan Stangeland dies
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Arlan Stangeland, who served as Minnesota’s 7th Congressional representative from 1977 to 1990, died Tuesday in Detroit Lakes, Minn., at the age of 83. Dobmeier Funeral Home in Barnesville, Minn., is in charge of arrangements. The funeral home’s...
July 3, 2013 - 12:18pm
July 2, 2013
'People blew it up on purpose,' Peterson says of farm bill
CROOKSTON, Minn. — U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson said changes to food stamps sabotaged a new Farm Bill in the House of Representatives, but he is pushing for new legislation. Dozens of area residents gathered Monday at the University of Minnesota-Crookston campus to visit with politicians...
July 2, 2013 - 1:55pm
Gabrielle Giffords to visit Fargo on Wednesday
BISMARCK – Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will be in Fargo on Wednesday during a weeklong tour calling for common-sense gun safety laws. Giffords will speak during the Rights and Responsibilities Tour hosted by Americans for Responsible Solutions, an advocacy...
July 2, 2013 - 8:55am
June 20, 2013
Farm bill fails in House
The U.S. House this afternoon defeated 234-195 a farm bill that would have funded agriculture and nutrition programs for the next five years. The defeat came after House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., had agreed to support the bill regardless...
June 20, 2013 - 1:59pm