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Stevens County Times
Candidates for Donnelly Threshing Bee royalty
Ducks on the pond; no swimming, fishing
Feed My Starving Children seeks 2 million mark
Check This Out: Time flies at the library
Path of the eclipse: When and where to get the best view
Osterman racing to improve
Schmidgall learns lacrosse to stay active in college
Area high schools open up fall practice
Amateur Baseball: Chokio wins Region 9C title
Tiger tennis jumps into 2017
Lorraine "Lori" Lerbs
Dean S. Hanson
Letter to the editor: Socialism not the answer to poverty
Letter to the editor: Music should not be a petty political divider
Column: In this Minnesota whodunit, chomp on girl's foot points to muskie
Letter to the editor: Laws need to change in response to shootings
Letter to the editor: Second amendment not under attack
Buying local fuels communities
Congressional committee hears Minnesota ideas for farm bill
Speakers talk about importance of farm bill to rural America
West-central Minnesota farmer a pioneer in raising Kernza
Active farming applications available July 24
September 3, 2016
Remains confirmed to be that of Jacob Wetterling
ST. JOSEPH, Minn.—After nearly 30 years of searching, wondering, waiting and hoping, Patty and Jerry Wetterling finally know what happened...
September 3, 2016 - 7:07pm
August 11, 2016
Local governments want special session
ST. PAUL — Local government officials across Minnesota need to know if a special legislative session will be called to pass a tax bill. They are nearing a deadline to plan for money the bill would provide them, but Friday is the earliest state leaders will meet about the issue....
August 11, 2016 - 3:46pm
July 18, 2016
Sen. Al Franken pushes bills to help rural health
ST. PAUL — Rural Minnesota needs medical healing, and U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he has part of a cure. The Minnesota Democrat said Monday...
July 18, 2016 - 4:56pm
June 23, 2016
Minnesota ranks No. 1, North Dakota eighth in child well-being
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota is ranked No. 1 nationally in child well-being, while North Dakota is ranked No. 8, in the 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book released this week. It's the second year in a row that Minnesota has earned the top ranking, thanks to being ranked first in measures...
June 23, 2016 - 9:43am
June 15, 2016
Bonding panel focuses on transportation, but dispute remains ahead of possible special session
ST. PAUL — Transportation funding appears to remain the main hurdle to a special legislative session to fund Minnesota public works projects and fix a tax bill. A meeting of House and Senate public works negotiators Tuesday failed to produce any sign they are closer to agreement...
June 15, 2016 - 10:23am
June 13, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Campaigns are on for special session
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Democrats and Republicans agree on the need for a special legislative session, but that does not mean one is certain. Democrats, led by Gov. Mark Dayton, argue that a one-day June session is needed to approve funding public works projects in a bonding bill....
June 13, 2016 - 10:19am
June 8, 2016
Trust lacking, but Minnesota leaders hope for special session
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's political leaders say they have a problem trusting each other, but on Tuesday they pledged to continue trying to pass failed tax and public works legislation. "We all have trust issues with one another," Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton said. House Speaker...
June 8, 2016 - 9:26am
June 7, 2016
Dayton on special session: 'We can't agree on anything'
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday morning expressed hope that he would be able to call a special legislative session to finish work Minnesota lawmakers failed to accomplish as their regular session ended last month, but used words like "discouraged" more than optimistic...
June 7, 2016 - 12:01pm
June 1, 2016
Sitting state and county officials face challengers in November election
MORRIS — Local voters will have many choices to make this November, with contested races for the Minnesota House, Senate and all three open seats on the Stevens County Board of Commissioners. The filing period for federal, state and county offices officially closed on Tuesday,...
June 1, 2016 - 11:55am
May 23, 2016
Presidential primary change among bills made law before session deadline
ST. PAUL — Minnesota will move from a presidential caucus to a presidential primary for the 2020 election. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the switch into law on Sunday. Under the new system, voters would make their February partisan presidential picks in an election run by the state,...
May 23, 2016 - 9:55am
May 17, 2016
Feds again reject request for a Real ID extension
ST. PAUL — Minnesota has still not done enough work to merit an extension on complying with the federal Real ID driver's license standards, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In a letter last week, released Monday, Homeland Security officials acknowledged...
May 17, 2016 - 2:31pm
May 2, 2016
Lawmakers optimistic on transportation funding with talks set to begin
ST. PAUL — How Minnesota can provide billions of dollars to fix roads and provide for other transportation needs in the next decade may become clearer within a week. House Transportation Chairman Tim Kelly, R-Red Wing, said Senate and House negotiators probably will meet at...
May 2, 2016 - 10:26am
April 8, 2016
Pesticides, farm programs discussed as ag policy omnibus bill heads to House Floor
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House soon will decide whether certain pesticides should be prohibited from being used on golf courses and the best methods for encouraging organic farming. Representatives also will discuss helping with foreclosure mediation for farmers. Legislative...
April 8, 2016 - 4:29pm
April 4, 2016
Senators tell railroads to begin talking safety
ST. PAUL — Warning bells figuratively clanged Friday when a Minnesota state Senate committee held its first hearing on new legislation to force railroads to release more information about hazardous materials they haul. Even some Republicans who generally support railroads warned...
April 4, 2016 - 3:00pm
March 24, 2016
Legislation would help farmers make tractors safer
ST. PAUL — Minnesota farmers driving 86,000 tractors do not have adequate safety equipment, some state lawmakers say, so legislation is being considered to provide them financial help to update their machines. "These would be the smaller, older tractors," Rep. Paul Anderson,...
March 24, 2016 - 11:27am