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Community Development Bank buys bank in St. Michael
In a dramatic late-night vote, the GOP health care bill got smacked down. John McCain swung the hammer.
Mall of America closes ride after Ohio State Fair accident involving similar attraction
Release of pet goldfish may have killed thousands of carp in southern Minnesota lake
Casting a rainbow during battle
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
Rodney Owen Thompson
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
West-central Minnesota farmer a pioneer in raising Kernza
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
November 1, 2013
Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Protecting Minnesota seniors
For Duluth resident Peggy Hiestand-Harri, it all started when her mother received repeated phone calls promising a Mercedes Benz that would be shipped to her if she would first wire money to Jamaica. Over time these criminals were able to learn more about her mother’s assets and...
November 1, 2013 - 4:08pm
October 21, 2013
Shutdown over, farm bill up next
ST. PAUL – President Barack Obama makes new federal farm policy his third highest congressional priority now that the federal shutdown is history, but that is no guarantee a farm bill will have easy sledding. The bill is more complex than a combine filled with computers, global...
October 21, 2013 - 10:18am
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
October 4, 2013
Next federal money crisis could help farm bill
ST. PAUL -- The current federal government shutdown overshadowed the end of many federal farm laws Tuesday, but the next federal fiscal crisis could lead to a stalled farm bill’s resurrection. At least that is the hope of many from farm country who see $24 billion in savings...
October 4, 2013 - 5:08pm
Shutdown impacts spotty so far
MORRIS -- Visitors to the North Central Soil Conservation Research Laboratory in Morris are now greeted by locked doors and a simple sign: “The U.S. Department of Agriculture office is closed, due to the lapse in federal government funding. The office will reopen once Congress restores...
October 4, 2013 - 4:15pm
September 24, 2013
MNsure will check security until last minute
ST. PAUL -- Supporters and opponents of Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace disagree whether it will be able to launch as planned next...
September 24, 2013 - 4:32pm
September 11, 2013
Lawmakers rapidly OK disaster aid
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators breezed through disaster-relief approval Monday, about as fast as winds that uprooted thousands of trees in...
September 11, 2013 - 9:30am
September 9, 2013
Insurance rollout brings more debate
September 9, 2013 - 9:34am
September 6, 2013
Sen. Torrey Westrom: Disaster relief for Minnesota, but no tax relief
A special session is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 9 to address disaster relief for up to 18 counties impacted by severe storms, high winds, and flooding that occurred across the state between June 20 and 26.
September 6, 2013 - 4:20pm
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
August 29, 2013
Legislators raise questions about disaster aid
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers appear ready to spend money to help local governments affected by June storms, but during a Wednesday night meeting...
August 29, 2013 - 11:57am
August 23, 2013
Farm tax cancellation not part of special legislative session
ST. PAUL -- Republicans who essentially set the agenda for a special legislative session said Wednesday that it was more important to repay schools...
August 23, 2013 - 3:48pm
August 9, 2013
Leaders renew debate about renewable fuels
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn.
August 9, 2013 - 3:32pm
August 8, 2013
Special session could dump ag tax
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- Gov. Mark Dayton says he is willing to overturn a new sales tax on farm implement repair when the Legislature next month...
August 8, 2013 - 2:38pm
August 7, 2013
Farm bill plan advancing, but its future unknown
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- Top agriculture members of Congress can be ready with a backup farm bill quickly, but it is not clear if it ever will...
August 7, 2013 - 11:32am