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Turkey processing returns to normal operations after workers sickened
Minnesota man takes marriage proposal to new heights
Man pleads guilty to killing 13-month-old daughter
OSHA begins inspection of Willmar Jennie-O plant
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Park Rapids rallies past Perham
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DGF claims HOL title, holds off Perham in win
Clean sweep for Perham Cross Country
Lakers earn narrow victory over Perham
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'Everywhere is beautiful’: Ukrainian man is enjoying his time in the Perham area as part of Global Workforce program
Expansion nearly complete at resource recovery facility
The PACC celebrates 25 years
Ottertail’s 14th annual Pumpkin Festival
A festival to fall for: Perham’s Harvest Fest will offer fun for families, this Saturday
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Frazee to host Oktoberfest on Oct. 5
Otter Tail County GOP selects new leadership at convention
The Otter Tail County GOP convened at Thumper Pond in Ottertail on Saturday to select new leaders for the party's executive committee. More than 120 delegates, alternates, and guests attended. Will Blasczyk of Dunn Township was elected to be presiding chair of the convention. Reports...
February 21, 2013 - 6:01pm
Kline pessimistic about avoiding massive federal budget cuts
Minnesota's senior congressional Republican shows little optimism that massive automatic federal spending cuts can be avoided. "My expectation is that we will see the cuts take effect," U.S. Rep. John Kline told reporters Monday after meeting with legislators in the Minnesota Capitol. Kline...
February 21, 2013 - 3:54pm
Coalition seeks $9.50 state minimum wage
A coalition of children's groups, religious organizations and unions say Minnesota's poor would benefit from a higher minimum wage, more state child care support and a tax credit for parents. Key in a proposal released last Wednesday is raising the state's minimum wage to $9.50 per...
news / state
February 21, 2013 - 3:25pm
February 20, 2013
Minnesota expands health care for poor
ST. PAUL -- Another 35,000 poor Minnesotans will get health care under a bill Gov. Mark Dayton signed Tuesday. The bill expands Medical Assistance, the state's Medicaid program. The federally funded expansion would save $129 million in the next two-year budget, supporters say. Opponents...
February 20, 2013 - 11:46am
Early childhood education featured in Minnesota budget plan
ST. PAUL -- Adding money to early childhood education and all-day kindergarten programs, as Gov. Mark Dayton suggests, is important to Minnesota's future, the state House education finance leader says. "Those two programs really pay dividends into the future," Rep. Paul Marquart,...
news / education
February 20, 2013 - 11:27am
February 14, 2013
Dayton promotes his tax plan, gay marriage in State of the State address
Minnesota is doing better than most neighboring states, Gov. Mark Dayton told legislators and Minnesotans last Wednesday night in his third State of the State address. And it is doing better than two years ago, he added. "Minnesota's job growth in 2012 was the 12th best among all...
February 14, 2013 - 1:33pm
February 8, 2013
Dayton says Minnesota OK, but needs his budget
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's financial picture is improving, Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed in his Wednesday night State of the State address, but policies in the last decade have hampered progress. His solution? Approve the $38 billion two-year budget he proposed two weeks ago that includes...
news / state
February 8, 2013 - 12:44pm
Rural DFLers could shoot down gun bills in Minnesota Legislature
ST. PAUL -- The message from Minnesota's rural Democratic senators about this week's gun-bill flurry is simple: Don't expect a warm reception in the Senate. "It's a good thing to vent, but it's not going anywhere," Sen. Tom Saxhaug, DFL-Grand Rapids, said, joining with others in...
February 8, 2013 - 10:02am
February 5, 2013
Bill advances to save Minnesota taxpayers' money this year
ST. PAUL -- As many as 192,000 Minnesotans would benefit if state legislators quickly pass a bill matching state tax law with federal law, the state House Taxes Committee chairwoman says. If that does not happen, Rep. Ann Lenczewski, DFL-Bloomington, told fellow lawmakers Monday:...
February 5, 2013 - 11:28am
February 4, 2013
Obama pushes gun control during Minnesota visit
President Barack Obama emphasized background checks and a ban on military assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in a speech to Minnesota...
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February 4, 2013 - 3:07pm
January 31, 2013
Legislative notebook: Obama, Legislature plan Minnesota gun discussions
ST. PAUL -- Next week is turning into gun week in Minnesota. President Barack Obama kicks the week off with a Monday Minneapolis visit to discuss gun violence and state legislators plan to consider a variety of gun-related legislation later in the week. White House spokeswoman Joanna...
January 31, 2013 - 11:22am
January 28, 2013
New taxes, rebate round out plan
ST. PAUL - Business tax changes have grabbed much of the attention after Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal was released Tuesday, but a property...
January 28, 2013 - 10:19am
January 23, 2013
Dayton emphasizes new money for education, jobs
ST. PAUL -- Nearly $730 million more would be available to education and jobs programs under a budget Gov. Mark Dayton proposes for the next...
January 23, 2013 - 9:41am
January 10, 2013
2013 Legislative session opens
Sunlight turned decorations atop the Minnesota Capitol dome a brilliant gold as state legislators prepared to begin their 2013 session at noon Tuesday. But in the background, clouds were approaching and fog surrounded downtown St. Paul. It was like what was going on under the dome....
January 10, 2013 - 12:01pm
January 3, 2013
Paychecks shrink as fiscal rhetoric expands
Americans will pay Washington more, despite rhetoric from politicians saying they shot down most tax increases on New Year's Day, and in the aftermath of what widely was described as a flawed federal budget bill the public should expect more federal fiscal drama in coming months. "We...
January 3, 2013 - 10:24am