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Evansville Art Center presents 26th annual Poetry Night
Educational event helps families manage autism in their home
Gala to feature student-made items in silent auction
Garms Family to perform southern gospel music concert
Free seminar discusses end of life planning
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
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Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Outdoor issues at stake in environmental bills: Viking Sportsmen on board with fee increases
DNR release: Spring burning restrictions begin today
Norman Allen Potvin
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Eudoris V. Hagen
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Letter: Sanctuary cities are lunacy
COMMENTARY: Don't shortchange students
Letter: New buffer law will create problems
Letter: How to celebrate Earth Day
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
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On The Street
March 8, 2017
Contentious Minnesota gun law would allow permitless carry
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans could bypass the permit process to carry a gun if a House bill became law. Another bill would eliminate the legal...
March 8, 2017 - 5:11pm
Gun permits hit record levels
The number of gun permits issued by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office spiked to 700 in 2016. That's more than the combined number of permits,...
March 8, 2017 - 6:00am
February 27, 2017
After murder-suicide, Minn. man faces child neglect, obstruction charges
LITCHFIELD, Minn. — A Grove City man is facing five charges, including child neglect and obstruction, for behavior before and after the murder-suicide...
February 27, 2017 - 3:44pm
February 14, 2017
Protect Minnesota group takes aim at 'lifetime permit' gun bill
ST. PAUL—Opponents of a proposal to allow carrying handguns for life say the legislation would allow people to carry guns after it is safe....
February 14, 2017 - 6:42pm
July 29, 2016
LETTER: Need background checks on all gun ownership changes
To the editor: If you want to buy a firearm in the state of Minnesota and quite possibly other states, you need a permit to purchase a firearm from the city police if you live in the city and the sheriff if you live in the county. What I have an issue with is why when guns are handed...
July 29, 2016 - 12:00am
May 18, 2016
Senate shoots down gun cell phone cases
Westrom worries about the bills ‘slippery slope’ By Don Davis Forum News Service Young Minnesotans may think mobile telephone cases that...
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am
March 29, 2016
Alexandria man sentenced on stolen weapon charge
A 30-year-old Alexandria man who pleaded guilty to felony possession of stolen firearms was sentenced to 23 months in prison. Kenneth Freeland...
March 29, 2016 - 12:04pm
March 25, 2016
Democrats try to expand gun background checks
A new effort to require background checks on all Minnesota gun buyers began March 10, but gun owner groups, Republicans and some rural Democrats...
March 25, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
LETTER: Where's the help that is needed?
To the editor: The president recently spoke to the public after another gun-related incident where more innocent people were killed. President Obama was in tears as he asked, “What’s going on, and why can’t we get a solution to this problem?” My question is: What’s going...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
January 29, 2016
How easy is it to get a gun at a pawn shop?
Buying a gun at a pawn shop isn't as easy as you may think. You can't just walk in, plop a wad of bills on the counter and leave a couple minutes...
January 29, 2016 - 12:00am
January 15, 2016
LETTER: No security system after a robbery
To the editor: I was in the pawn shops the other day and was surprised to see after their latest robbery they still failed to learn. They still don’t run a cable or lock up in a safe the long guns and the handguns nightly. There is no security system other than a cheap deadbolt...
January 15, 2016 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
LETTER: When will we stop accepting a double standard?
To the editor: Over 33,000 Americans die each year from gun violence. That’s over 90 lives a day. In any given weekend, we lose about as many people as were lost during the ISIS attack on Paris. Over this most recent holiday weekend, an armed gunman opened fire on a preventive care...
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am
April 3, 2013
April is for budget; guns and marriage return in May
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature is famous for deciding major issues near the end of each year's session. Expect 2013 to be no different. So far, Governor Mark Dayton has signed just one major bill into law, and eight minor ones, out of 3,172 that the 201 lawmakers have in...
April 3, 2013 - 12:00am
February 13, 2013
Gun week fires up supporters
ST. PAUL -- Gun week in the Minnesota Legislature came and went, but the debate is far from over. A former law enforcement officer, now a senator,...
February 13, 2013 - 12:00am
February 8, 2013
Gun supporters say 'assault' rifles are like hunting rifles
ST. PAUL -- So-called assault weapons are nothing more than fancy hunting rifles, gun supporters told a Minnesota House committee Wednesday. A federal ban on the guns that expired in 2004 did not work, Chris Rager of the National Rifle Association told the House public safety co...
February 8, 2013 - 12:00am