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Kids ride with Santa in Morris fire truck (with video)
Holiday DWI enforcement in Minnesota kicks off statewide
Search for RFC director to continue, board member says
Republican Tim Miller hopes to take on Collin Peterson
Lykken named president of Jennie-O as Leitch takes new position with Hormel
Sports Schedule for Friday, Nov. 24
UPDATE: Vikings seize control of NFC North with 30-23 victory over Lions
Basketball: Grove's 26 not enough at Mayville State
Swim: Entzi closes out season at state
Three earn All Area mention from WCT
Paul Dennis Aasness
Martin Bruce Hicks
Robert Belew Holmes
Commentary: 'Honor our Old Glory'
Letter to the editor: Vote yes for children on Nov. 7
Letter to the editor: Support the Morris Area Schools referendum
Ghosts in Stevens County? Editor's column
Stevens County Times Editorial: Abusers count on silence
William Roger Loberg
Abigail Cassandra-Joan Mogler
Khamora Johnay Mary Anderson
Brianna Marie Schaefer
Features from the Farm: News from the West Central Research and Outreach Center
Nov. 15 meeting on Farm Rental Agreements in Alexandria
Holloway farmer named American Star Farmer by National FFA
Features from the Farm: UMM students develop application for horticulture gardens
Ag credit counselor, mediator say new lending rules hit hard
May 16, 2015
Johnathan Hladik: Giving landowners the power
High-voltage transmission lines are needed to meet evolving energy needs. Engineers estimate that seven billion dollars of investment is required to properly maintain and update the electric grid. But building lines isn't easy. Developers will need to acquire thousands of acres...
May 16, 2015 - 5:26am
April 25, 2015
Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Stemming the tide against Alzheimer's Disease
Many of us know a loved one who has faced Alzheimer's disease. It's a wrenching experience — watching them slowly slip away, trying to be a source of comfort and companionship, even as a cure remains painfully out of reach. Alzheimer's has come to be known as the "long goodbye,"...
April 25, 2015 - 5:04am
April 18, 2015
Deborah Lawrence: Personal power stations in your garage
The electricity grid is an aging beast, but not so old that it's frozen in time. The grid as we know it typically operates by tapping several different power sources and by keeping some back-up on the side just in case. Oddly enough, it runs with virtually zero storage capacity,...
April 18, 2015 - 5:58am
Rep. Joe Atkins: The state found your lost wallet, but we aren't going to tell you
When I got the list of my constituents with unclaimed property being held by the state of Minnesota two months ago, I was astonished at the amount — a staggering $7 million in lost funds belonged to families from my House district of 39,500 people. I naturally assumed the people...
April 18, 2015 - 5:02am
April 11, 2015
Will Phillips: Telecom deregulation is bad news for landline users
A bill being seriously considered by lawmakers in St. Paul would remove regulatory protections for customers of landline telephone service, jeopardizing access to reliable and affordable phone service for the millions of Minnesotans who still rely on it. The bill (SF 736/HF 1066),...
April 11, 2015 - 4:48am
April 4, 2015
Dan Mohlin: Disability services across the state in critical need of funding
It frustrates and angers me that in all this recent state budget talk, Gov. Dayton has not once mentioned anything about righting the horrible wrong of under funding services for people with disabilities. Specifically I am speaking about adults and children with various disabilities...
April 4, 2015 - 4:01am
April 3, 2015
Rep. Jeff Backer: Investing in Minnesota's roads and bridges
As I travel around the district and speak with residents, I have heard a strong message — Minnesotans want to see improvements to the state's...
April 3, 2015 - 4:03pm
March 21, 2015
Debra Crusoe and Colleen Landkamer: Without trade promotion authority, Congress is holding back rural communities
Thanks to past trade agreements that have lowered barriers, aggressive monitoring and enforcement, and targeted promotion programs to help get our products on the shelves in foreign markets, the past six years have been the strongest in history for U.S. trade. America's farmers...
March 21, 2015 - 5:27am
Rep. Paul Marquart: Railroad companies need to pay to ensure safe communities
As the oil boom continues in North Dakota, more and more oil from the Bakken makes its way through our backyard as it is shipped to the eastern and southern US. This boom creates a danger for communities — including Morris — along the oil train lines. Oil trains traveling...
March 21, 2015 - 5:26am
March 14, 2015
Traci Bruckner: Senate bill to cap federal crop insurance premium subsidies
In February Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) introduced legislation to cap federal crop insurance premium subsidies at $50,000. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the cap would save roughly $2.2 billion over 10 years. On average, federal crop insurance...
March 14, 2015 - 5:06am
March 7, 2015
Brian Depew: Rural America is really complicated
There are two closely held, widely believed, narratives about rural America. The national media narrative, with roots in the 1980's farm crisis, is fatalistic. Rural places are dying. It lives on at the Brookings Institute and the New York Times, fueled by demographics that show...
March 7, 2015 - 5:37am
February 28, 2015
Michael Lackey: President Obama and religion
There has been much discussion and considerable criticism of President Obama's decision not to call ISIS an Islamic terrorist organization. President Obama's position could be stated thus: Islam is a religion, and as such, it would never sanction the atrocities that ISIS members are...
February 28, 2015 - 5:07am
Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith: Border-to-border high-speed Internet is necessary
In 1936, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act, which provided assistance to rural communities that lacked access to electrical lighting — replacing kerosene and wood stoves with alternating currents and wires. The Rural Utilities Administration would...
February 28, 2015 - 5:06am
February 21, 2015
John Crabtree: Study debunks meat labeling myths
Americans overwhelmingly support Country-of-Origin-Labeling (COOL). America's COOL law requires that retailers inform consumers about the country where beef, pork, lamb and certain other agricultural products were produced. In 2009 Canada and Mexico challenged COOL provisions...
February 21, 2015 - 5:51am
February 17, 2015
Rep. Jeff Backer: Productive first month of session at the Capitol
ST. PAUL — The first month of the 2015 Legislative Session is officially in the books and I am honored to serve as your representative...
February 17, 2015 - 12:18pm