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Polar Plunge a success despite recent warm weather
Wisconsin elderly couple's perplexing death may never be explained
Preparing for the Polar Plunge w/video
Lifestyles Expo off and running w/video
AgweekTV: Celebrating FFA
Boys basketball: Battlers wrap up LEC title against Ashby
Boys basketball: B-E wins fifth straight by edging WCA
Blizzard hockey: Alex sweeps, cushions lead for second in West
Section 5A swimming: Cards punch plenty of tickets to state
Wrestling: Bogart, Kluver-Longfellow punch their tickets to state
Set a goal, make a plan and save
Philippine women to lead message on World Day of Prayer
Zion Lutheran to host Church and State conference
Do members of congress pay into Social Security?
Acoustic Sound heads up EAC's First Friday Concert
Births - Feb. 24, 2017
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Stephany (Buschmann) Clay
Violet L. Angen
Curtis G. Olson
Steven James Velde
IT'S OUR TURN: The great puppy adventure
LETTER: Stop the land grab
LETTER: Snow angels are helping elderly
EDITORIAL: End ban on Sunday liquor sales
LETTER: School board should reconsider
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Lake businesses must take invasive species training
Ollie's Service named Dealer of the Year
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
hires and promotions
On The Street
February 1, 2017
LETTER: Retraction or apology?
Editor's note: The writer of a Jan. 27 letter, "Did you vote for this?" sent the following follow-up note, which clarifies how local legislators voted on health insurance relief. To the editor: Paul Anderson, Jeff Backer, and Mary Franson all voted Thursday for the Conference Committee...
February 1, 2017 - 9:00am
January 31, 2017
Gov. Dayton announces second grandson
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton began this week with some welcome news: His new grandson was born in the wee hours Tuesday, Jan. 31. “I...
January 31, 2017 - 5:04pm
January 30, 2017
Travel ban reaches Minnesota as Trump order brings confusion
ST. PAUL—They were words a Muslim American certainly did not want to hear: "We deported your wife and kids." A few hours later, the message...
January 30, 2017 - 6:00pm
January 27, 2017
Dayton wants 10 percent budget hike
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton wants to raise Minnesota's next two-year budget nearly 10 percent. "We must wisely invest and use our resources,"...
January 27, 2017 - 9:00am
LETTER: Did you vote for this?
To the editor: Are you a farmer or small business owner in Minnesota, and has the cost of your health insurance on the open market sky-rocketed? Are you depending on relief in time to pay for your insurance by the Jan. 31 deadline? The immediate relief you need is there right now,...
January 27, 2017 - 8:00am
Backer rushed to governor's aid
ST. PAUL — When Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed during his State of the State speech on Jan. 23, Rep. Jeff Backer was among the first to act....
January 27, 2017 - 6:00am
January 25, 2017
Dayton seeks health insurance purchase extension
ST. PAUL—Minnesotans who buy individual health insurance policies have until Tuesday, Jan. 31, to enroll for coverage this year, unless...
January 25, 2017 - 5:17pm
Dayton wants 10 percent budget hike
ST. PAUL — Raising Minnesota's next two-year budget nearly 10 percent is Gov. Mark Dayton's ask. "We must wisely invest and use our resources,"...
January 25, 2017 - 2:44pm
January 24, 2017
Gov. Dayton has prostate cancer; diagnosed on Friday
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has prostate cancer, he said at mid-day Tuesday, Jan. 24, before heading to a Mayo Clinic appointment...
January 24, 2017 - 12:56pm
January 23, 2017
Dayton collapses, then walks with aid after State of the State speech
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed during his State of the State speech Monday night, Jan. 23, but after a few minutes walked away with help....
January 23, 2017 - 9:49pm
January 20, 2017
Need for additional part-time position questioned
Hiring part-time staff, planning meetings, approving final plats and hearing about County Ditch 10 were just some of the topics on the agenda at Tuesday's regular Douglas County board meeting. Here's a look at some of the action taken by the commissioners. Public Works
January 20, 2017 - 7:00am
January 13, 2017
Senators pass health insurance aid bill as debate focuses in rural Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Rural Minnesota may never have been mentioned so often in a state Senate debate not about a specific rural issue. Small towns...
January 13, 2017 - 9:18am
LETTER: Pray for Trump
To the editor: Millions of people were praying for the election of our new president and asking for God's will to be done. God answered those prayers. Keep praying for our country and its people, for President Trump, and national and state officials. We need God's help in decisions...
January 13, 2017 - 9:00am
COMMENTARY: Senator will put Minnesota first
By U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota In the wake of last year's dramatic and surprising presidential election, there's a lot of uncertainty about what the new year will bring. Given the political earthquake we experienced in 2016, I'll refrain from making any predictions about what...
January 13, 2017 - 8:00am
Filing period to close Tuesday for Township officials
If you thought your civic duty ended after the November elections, guess again. Township elections are coming up and if you've thought about getting involved in grassroots government, this is your chance. The filing period to run for any of the township offices — supervisor,...
January 13, 2017 - 7:00am