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MORRIS, Minn. -- A deputy shot a man early Saturday in rural Swift County after an armed robbery in Morris. Just after midnight on Saturday, Feb. 22, an employee of...
A recent study led by a Harvard University economist deserves a lot more attention in the upper Midwest than it has been getting. That’s because the study of the “geography of upward mobility” confirms something that local residents have felt for a long time: North Dakota and Minnesota truly are great places to raise kids. In fact, the data suggest that the states rank among the best places for child-rearing on Earth. The paper by Harvard professor Raj Chetty and others looked at the adult tax forms of almost everyone born between 1980 and 1982, then compared the incomes reported ther
ALEXANDRIA -- Kmart stores in Alexandria and Fergus Falls are set to close this spring. The Alexandria store will close to the public in mid-May, according to Howard Reifs, director of corporate communications for Sears Holdings. Until then, the store will remain open for customers. It will begin its liquidation sale Feb. 23.
So far this winter, cold temperatures have caused water main breaks, frozen pipes, and fires. Reporter Katie Lange talks with experts for some tips to keep your furnace and plumbing...
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County Attorney Jenna Fischer and Willmar attorney Rodney Hanson were appointed as District Court judges to the Eighth Judicial District The appointments were announced Tuesday by Gov. Mark Dayton. Fischer will replace Kathryn N. Smith and Hanson will replace Jon Stafsholt, who both retired earlier this year. Fischer, who was elected as Kandiyohi County attorney in 2010, will be chambered in Willmar.
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A panel has recommended four candidates to fill two vacant judgeships in Minnesota's Eighth Judicial District. The candidates announced Friday by the Commission on Judicial Selection are: -- Jennifer Fischer, the Kandiyohi County attorney. Fischer prosecutes crimes and serves as the legal adviser to the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners. She previously was a partner in Jones and Fischer PA; prior to that, she was an assistant public defender for the Eighth Judicial District.
WASHINGTON — Three Upper Midwest senators have been named conferees on the farm bill. But the House Republican leadership’s refusal to appoint conferees and a plan for the House to vote on a big cut to the food stamp program means prospects for the bill passing this year have dimmed. Democratic Sens. Max Baucus of Montana, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Republican John Hoeven of North Dakota were all named to the conference committee on the farm bill on Aug.
WILLMAR, Minn. -- The farm shows Farmfest, held annually southeast of Redwood Falls, and Dakotafest, held annually southeast of Mitchell S.D., have reportedly been purchased by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. – One man is dead and another was in critical condition Thursday after a shooting late Wednesday near New York Mills, the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said.
NEW YORK MILLS, Minn.