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Employees find niche at Hancock Concrete
Taking a break? Snapping turtle sits on Morris lawn
Popular central Minnesota lakes near 'tipping points' for water quality
Morris to remove several stop signs on Oregon Avenue
Media groups argue for release of Wetterling files that family deems private
Junior Legion: Morris splits road games
Amateur Baseball: Orphans over Chokio in comeback fashion
Legion Baseball: Errors costly against Glenwood/Lowry
Legion Baseball: Hancock powers past Osakis
Amateur Baseball: Eagles sweep competition at Hinckley Invite
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
October 2, 2015
Legislators not wild about Real ID, but open to compromise
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers are still not wild about the idea of adopting federal Real ID standards, but during a meeting with federal officials, they said they are open to compromise. Like just three other states, Minnesota has blocked adoption of the federal standards...
October 2, 2015 - 3:41pm
September 26, 2015
Legislator promotes affirmative consent bill in visit to UMM
MORRIS — Even though issues of sex and consent can be difficult to talk about, Rep. Erin Murphy, the state's deputy minority leader from...
September 26, 2015 - 5:02am
September 21, 2015
McNamar will seek DFL endorsement for House District 12A
ELBOW LAKE — Former state representative Jay McNamar has announced that he will seek the DFL endorsement to run for the District 12A seat...
September 21, 2015 - 10:30am
Mike Rothman: It's your money and we want you to have it
With an estimated one in 20 Minnesotans having unclaimed property worth more than $100, the Minnesota Commerce Department was busy at this year's Great Minnesota Get-Together helping fairgoers find their missing money. We even had special assistance from our new Missing Money...
September 21, 2015 - 10:15am
August 22, 2015
Tina Smith: Rural broadband necessary, not just nice
In 1922, the Minneapolis Tribune ran an article touting the benefits of electricity. "Don't sell your farm, but electrify it, is the message science sends to farmers. The day will come soon when farms are run by electricity, just as the other great industries are." The newspaper...
August 22, 2015 - 5:47am
August 15, 2015
John Apitz: Railroads are improving on a strong record of safety
For Minnesota's railroads, working to keep our employees and the communities we serve safe is the most important thing we do. A recent commentary in this paper from the state commissioners of transportation, public safety and pollution control highlighted some of the steps railroads...
August 15, 2015 - 5:26am
August 13, 2015
Increase in nursing home funding will go to staff wages and benefits at West Wind Village
MORRIS — A funding increase for nursing homes and long-term care facilities approved during the last Legislative session will mean an increase...
August 13, 2015 - 1:49pm
Broadband grants bring access for rural residents, more funding and reforms needed
MORRIS — Business owners and government officials joined Deputy Minority Leader Paul Marquart (D-Dilworth) and House DFL Leader Paul Thissen (D-Minneapolis) in Morris on Monday to discuss broadband issues in rural Minnesota and how state grants to improve availability are...
August 13, 2015 - 1:46pm
July 1, 2015
Aid for the poor included in new Minnesota laws beginning July 1
ST. PAUL — Thousands of poor Minnesota families begin getting more state aid Wednesday as the new state budget begins. The $42 billion, two-year overall state budget provides more housing assistance, as well as lower child care costs. "Too many children are living in poverty...
July 1, 2015 - 5:25am
June 30, 2015
Stormwater pollution is next target in clean water regulations
MORRIS — The city of Morris will be cracking down on pollution in stormwater to comply with regulations designed to protect impaired waters like the Pomme de Terre River. On Tuesday, the Morris City Council voted to hire engineering firm Bolton and Menk to assist with putting...
June 30, 2015 - 2:24pm
June 20, 2015
Christopher Shoff: Fixing our transportation system should transcend election cycles
As the 2015 session finally came to a close last week, the Legislature was once again unable to come to agreement on a comprehensive transportation bill. This has become an annual disappointment for the members of the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC). Freeborn County Engineer...
June 20, 2015 - 5:01am
June 19, 2015
Agreement lacking on greater Minnesota accomplishments during session
ST. PAUL — It has been a week since the Minnesota Legislature went into overtime and finished passing the state budget, but talk about how lawmakers treated greater Minnesota is far from finished. So far, the grade is mixed.
June 19, 2015 - 4:15pm
June 12, 2015
Requirements of proposed buffer strip bill have strict timeline
MORRIS — Although this year's legislative session had mixed outcomes in many areas, one thing that's clear is that laws related to water quality are getting more stringent. On Tuesday, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners met with Kurt Deter, a lawyer with Rinke Noonan...
June 12, 2015 - 3:27pm
June 9, 2015
Minnesota special session more likely as Dayton gives up fight over auditor
ST. PAUL – Gov. Mark Dayton gave up his last major must-do item for a special Minnesota legislative session, setting up the possibility that lawmakers can pass the rest of the state budget later this week. Ending his fight to retain the state auditor's authority to audit county...
June 9, 2015 - 12:36pm
June 4, 2015
Little legislative progress towards special session other than on public works
ST. PAUL - Minnesota budget negotiators plodded along Thursday, reaching no overall agreement that would allow the governor to schedule a special legislative session to finish passing the state budget. While details were being discussed behind closed doors, negotiators reached...
June 4, 2015 - 5:17pm