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Minn. DNR fee increases take effect July 1
Active shooter training Thursday at UMM
Minn. counties prepare for the worst over tax mistake that could cost them millions
Mark Dayton reread the Constitution, then vetoed legislative funding. Now it goes to court
Prep Baseball: Metzger named to all-section team
Legion Baseball: Sayles earns complete game shutout at Osakis
Prep: Seven Owls recognized by Pheasant Conference
Legion Baseball: Wheaton downs Hancock in eight
Junior Legion: Morris 10-runs Benson
Carl "Pee Wee" Manska
Robert "Bob" Stevenson
Wayne K. Schmidgall
Theodore Ronald Estenson
Letter to the editor: Address changes are expensive
Letter to the editor County needs to rethink shop idea
Continuity and Change
Letter to the editor: Thank you for poppy support; Legion Auxiliary needs you
Commentary: A poem for veterans
WROC's Features from the Farm: Research on industrial hemp
Taking a break from ag work
Weather dictating pace of spring field work
Growing for the future
2017 Farm Progress Issue
December 27, 2013
Keni Zenner awarded Morris Human Rights Award
MORRIS, Minn. - Keni Zenner, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Morris who returned to the community last fall to help improve education...
December 27, 2013 - 3:44pm
December 18, 2013
MNsure executive resigns after vacation, computer issues
ST. PAUL -- A Costa Rican vacation gave MNsure's executive director a permanent break from her job. April Todd-Malmlov handed her resignation to the MNsure board Tuesday night after publicity about the trip she and another state official took before Thanksgiving. The trip came...
December 18, 2013 - 9:13am
December 4, 2013
Applications for Conservation Stewardship Program due in January
ST. PAUL – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is opening the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for new enrollments for federal fiscal year 2014. Through Jan. 17, 2014, producers interested in participating in the program can...
December 4, 2013 - 3:58pm
November 25, 2013
‘People have a right to expect lower property taxes’
ST. PAUL – The future of state aid that many local Minnesota governments depend on may be at stake in the next few weeks as property taxes appeared to be headed up. By mid-December, city, county and other local officials decide how much property tax they will collect. Those decisions...
November 25, 2013 - 4:16pm
November 14, 2013
Schools and roads focus of bonding committee visit
MORRIS – School districts who need to make energy upgrades to their building could get some support from the Minnesota Legislature’s Capital Investment Committee during the next legislative session. During a stop in Morris last Wednesday, members of the committee heard a...
November 14, 2013 - 4:05pm
October 18, 2013
Sen. Torrey Westrom: Minnesota lowers in rank as one of the 10 states with the worst tax climate
The non-partisan Tax Foundation recently released the 2014 edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index which ranks Minnesota in the bottom ten states that suffer from “complex, non-neutral taxes with comparatively high rates.” Minnesota dropped from 45th to 47th place on their...
October 18, 2013 - 3:58pm
September 27, 2013
West side project on track to meet November deadline
With about five weeks to go, Morris’ 2013 road improvement project on the west side remains on schedule to be finished by the beginning of...
September 27, 2013 - 4:02pm
August 30, 2013
Rep. Jay McNamar: Education investments will benefit the economy in the future
As our students and teachers return for the start of a new school year, it's important to remember what an important role our schools play in our communities. One way or another, each one of us is impacted by our local schools. That's why, when I came to the Capitol for my first session...
August 30, 2013 - 4:30pm
July 26, 2013
Rep. Jay McNamar: Numbers show state is moving forward
I wanted to write to address the status of Minnesota’s economy. New numbers released this month have shown that Minnesota’s unemployment rate has dropped yet again, from 5.3 percent down to 5.2 percent. That looks pretty darn good compared to the U.S. rate of 7.6 percent. The...
July 26, 2013 - 3:48pm
July 19, 2013
McNamar, Murphy discuss issues affecting seniors
MORRIS, Minn. – Minnesota seniors benefit from high quality care, strengthened family leave and consumer protection laws, and easier absentee voting as a result of the 2013 legislative session, Rep. Jay McNamar and House Majority Leader Erin Murphy told an audience of nursing home...
July 19, 2013 - 3:59pm
Douglas E. Schoen: 2014 could be the year of the senior
This summer, policymakers and pundits alike remain distracted by a host of scandals in Washington. However, it would be political malpractice to assume that fundamental issues - Medicare, the economy, trade, etc. - will take a backseat to today's scandals. As incumbent policymakers...
July 19, 2013 - 3:51pm
July 18, 2013
Stevens County included in request for federal disaster aid
MORRIS – Municipalities in Stevens County may be eligible for federal disaster relief to help recover from a major storm system that moved through the area in June. At a preliminary damage assessment on Wednesday, July 10, local representatives reported nearly $500,000 in damages...
July 18, 2013 - 4:07pm
July 5, 2013
DFL budget begins moving Minnesota forward
Starting at the beginning of this month, a select number of new laws designed to move Minnesota forward go into effect. The laws are part of comprehensive budget passed by the DFL-led legislature and signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton after the 2013 Legislative Session...
July 5, 2013 - 5:12pm
Westrom comments on new taxes
By Sen. Torrey Westrom July 1 marks the beginning of the new fiscal year for Minnesota, and with this comes a plethora of new taxes passed by the legislative majority. The new increased taxes, which I did not support, passed in the 2013 Session totaling more than $2 billion. A...
July 5, 2013 - 5:05pm
Commissioners discuss wheelage tax, prep for same-sex marriage
Correction: This story originally stated that County Attorney Aaron Jordan presented a proposal to abolish the Morris Police Department. That was incorrect. At the meeting, Commissioner Ron Staples suggested it was time for Stevens County and the city of Morris to discuss combining...
July 5, 2013 - 4:49pm