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Hancock School Board decides to use different levy option
Relay raises $72,500 so far (with video)
Morris Area board sets proposed project referendum date
Helping the garden grow
Officers on leave after shooting in Willmar, Minn.
Junior Legion: Morris falls to elimination bracket
Sunny skies for annual Marv Meyer Fun Run
Legion Baseball: Hancock eliminated from sub-district playoffs
Zosel heads to USF for golf
Amateur Baseball: Morris takes Stevens County with win at Hancock
Letter to the editor: Second amendment not under attack
Colorful crew tosses candy July 4
Stevens County Times Editorial: Take care of your lawn
Letter to the editor: Contact Senate about healthcare bill
Letter to the editor: Happy July 4
Active farming applications available July 24
Dairy hosts Open House
WROC's Features from the Farm: Research on industrial hemp
Taking a break from ag work
Weather dictating pace of spring field work
May 23, 2014
Cyrus fire all among local programs funded by Legislature
MORRIS – Funding for a new fire hall and community center in Cyrus was included in a bonding bill passed by the Minnesota House and Senate before the legislature adjourned last week. Both the Minnesota House and Senate included $225,000 from the state’s budget surplus for...
May 23, 2014 - 4:30pm
May 20, 2014
Legislative bonding bill includes funding for Cyrus fire hall
MORRIS – Funding for a new fire hall and community center in Cyrus was included in a bonding bill passed by the Minnesota House and Senate before the legislature adjourned last Friday night. Both the Minnesota House and Senate included $225,000 for the project, which will improve...
May 20, 2014 - 3:04pm
Filing for federal, state and county offices opens today
MORRIS – The filing period for federal, state and county offices up for election in November 2014 begins at 8 a.m. today, Tuesday, May 20, and ends at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3. Candidates filing for federal office need to file with the Office of the Secretary of State in St....
May 20, 2014 - 5:05am
May 19, 2014
Pipelines allow Legislature to flow to the end
ST. PAUL -- Pipe dreams expressed early in the 2014 Minnesota legislative session gave way to pipelines as it neared an end Friday night. The House adjourned for the year at 8:59 p.m. Friday, with the Senate following at 10:13 p.m. after two pipeline issues were settled in the...
May 19, 2014 - 3:42pm
May 3, 2014
Rep. Jay McNamar: Much accomplished, much left to do this session
Wednesday evening, I had the privilege of joining a bipartisan handful of House and Senate members in escorting Governor Mark Dayton into the House Chamber to give the annual State of the State Address. The State of the State address is a tradition that goes back all the way to 1858...
May 3, 2014 - 5:05am
April 25, 2014
Nancy Taffe will continue campaign for state representative
MORRIS – Nancy Taffe of Morris announced Wednesday that she will continue her campaign for the House of Representatives in District 12A and...
April 25, 2014 - 8:55am
April 18, 2014
Rep. Jay McNamar: Women’s Economic Security Act provides the fairness we expect
When it comes to equitable pay and fairness in the workplace, I feel most everyone in our part of the state is willing to hold up their end of the bargain. Our legislative district spans a large area in West Central Minnesota with lots of open farming country and many tight-knit...
April 18, 2014 - 4:05pm
Cyrus Fire Hall gets legislative boost
MORRIS – The Cyrus Fire Department may be getting some help from the Minnesota Legislature to build a new fire hall and community center. ...
April 18, 2014 - 3:32pm
April 8, 2014
Minnesota minimum wage deal includes lower small business pay
ST. PAUL -- Small businesses that dot greater Minnesota would not be forced to pay employees as much as larger firms pay under a minimum wage...
April 8, 2014 - 10:59am
April 1, 2014
Pope County Commissioner Gordy Wagner exploring run in House District 12B
GLENWOOD — Pope County Commissioner Gordy Wagner of Glenwood is exploring a possible run for the District 12B Minnesota House of Representatives...
April 1, 2014 - 4:24pm
March 25, 2014
District 12A Republicans endorse Jeff Backer
MORRIS – District 12A Republicans endorsed Jeff Backer of Browns Valley to challenge incumbent Rep. Jay McNamar, DFL-Elbow Lake, in the general...
March 25, 2014 - 12:23pm
March 22, 2014
Sen. Torrey Westrom Tax conformity needed soon
Taxpayers are one step closer to getting clarity on Minnesota's tax laws as the Senate Tax Committee finally sent a bill (HF 1777 - Senate language) to the floor addressing federal tax conformity. A fix for the “marriage penalty” and relief for taxpayers that had a short-sale...
March 22, 2014 - 5:21am
Rep. Jay McNamar: Momentum in greater Minnesota
This year’s short session is moving along at a rapid pace, and every day continues the progress we’re making for the state of Minnesota. Because the legislature has paid back schools and balanced the state budget, we’ve been able to really devote ourselves to expanding economic...
March 22, 2014 - 5:20am
March 19, 2014
Committee OKs classes instead of tickets
ST. PAUL -- Local Minnesota governments could offer classes instead of fines to drivers ticketed for minor traffic violations, a House transportation committee decided Tuesday. On a unanimous vote, the committee approved a bill by Rep. Jay McNamar, D-Elbow Lake, to let cities...
March 19, 2014 - 12:33pm
March 14, 2014
McNamar authors bills to increase program aid and rural business development
ST. PAUL – As members of the State House of Representatives continue to introduce bills in committee, Rep. Jay McNamar spent Tuesday presenting several bills that will have a significant impact on Greater Minnesota residents, businesses and local governments. One of those bills...
March 14, 2014 - 12:17pm