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Meet the new Pets of the Week: Hans, Finn and Poe (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Oct. 26
Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Minnesota teachers union protections
Much agreement among county commissioner candidates
School board candidates debate issues
6A-South VB: Chargers pull away to set up matchup with top-seeded Rockets
Sports schedule for Thursday, Oct. 27
8-3A volleyball: Bemidji ends Cards' season again
5AA football: Bulldogs' big third finishes Minnewaska season
Class A state tennis: Lakers fall in two matches
Otterness takes top honors in national field competition
Ecumen Bethany Community offers free memory screenings
Anishinaabe-Ojibwe storyteller to present at EAC
Hope and healing after abortion
Carlos to host youth Halloween party
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
The rush of the flush
From the stand: Bucks starting to move
DNR Report: Drawdown underway on Pope County lake
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
Delores E. Johnson
Floretta A. Ziegelmann
Melissa Heen Peterson
Paul John Dalluge
LETTER: Thank you to VA clinics
LETTER: Odell fully understands issues
LETTER: Time clocks are good business practice
LETTER: Keep Westrom working for students
FARGO FORUM EDITORIAL: This time for president, none of the above
Top 10 fall garden chores
AgCountry Farm Credit Services to award scholarships
ASK A TROOPER: Do farm vehicles need pilot cars?
FSA is committed to assisting producers
Find out what is a fair farm rental agreement at meeting
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
On The Street
October 25, 2016
Minnesota struggles with sex offender reintegration as latest plan ‘backfired on us’
ST. PETER, Minn. — Nobody wants sex offenders in their neighborhood. That's the difficulty facing the state, which expects additional...
October 25, 2016 - 2:24pm
October 21, 2016
Candidates for Legislature vie for votes
Candidates for Minnesota House District 8B and Senate Districts 8 and 12 made their case before more than 100 voters Tuesday night, clashing...
October 21, 2016 - 6:00am
October 19, 2016
LETTER: What's good for Twin Cities is good for Minnesota
To the editor: Public infrastructure is the foundation upon which private enterprise is built. Our economic system could not exist without it.
October 19, 2016 - 6:30am
October 7, 2016
MNsure divides District 12A candidates
Jeff Backer: The state's online health insurance, MNsure, is a disaster. It's driven up insurance rates 40 to 60 percent, wasted $408 million...
October 7, 2016 - 1:00am
October 5, 2016
LETTER: Bring some 'Backerbone' to table
To the editor: A few letters have touted Jay McNamar's ability to cooperate with the metro. That could be an admirable goal. However, true cooperation means both sides get what they need without taking advantage of the other side. That isn't the case right now. For many agricultural...
October 5, 2016 - 1:00am
Candidates for House, Senate, school, county to debate
Here's a chance to learn more about state and local candidates who will be on the ballot this November. The League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women are sponsoring two nights of candidate debates in Douglas County. Here's the schedule: Tuesday, Oct....
October 5, 2016 - 12:00am
October 3, 2016
Minnesota GOP House candidate is jailed
BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- A state legislative candidate from a southern Twin Cities suburb has been arrested on suspicion of strangulation and domestic assault.Brad Gerten of Burnsville was booked into the Dakota County Jail early Sunday, Oct. 2, and remained there into Monday morning....
October 3, 2016 - 9:19pm
September 22, 2016
Local House, Senate candidates to debate tonight
Candidates for Minnesota House and Senate positions in the Douglas County area will debate on Pioneer Public Television tonight, Thursday, September 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. The scheduled debates include: 7 p.m. -- House District 8A, C.J. Holl, DFL-Pelican Rapids and Bud Nornes, R-Fergus...
September 22, 2016 - 8:47am
September 16, 2016
GOP candidate quits campaign, job over ‘lynching’ posts
BLAINE, Minn. -- Nolan West, a Republican state House candidate who posted about lynching and tyranny, has resigned from his job at the Minnesota House, according to a House official.West, of Blaine, was a legislative assistant for the representative he is running to replace in House...
September 16, 2016 - 10:16am
September 8, 2016
DFL headquarters to open in Alexandria
The public is invited to the grand opening of the Douglas County DFL headquarters on Saturday, September 10, from 1 to 5 p.m. District candidates, running for both the Minnesota State Senate and House of Representatives, will be available to visit about community questions and concerns....
September 8, 2016 - 8:37am
September 7, 2016
COMMENTARY: Light rail remains barrier to special session
By State Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, MN It appears there will be no special session in St. Paul this summer to finish work on several major bills left over from the bizarre finish to the legislative session this past May. Leaders emerged from negotiations Aug. 18 with no agreement...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
August 31, 2016
LETTER: We need some backbone
To the editor: I am 83 years old. I have lived in Wilkin County for most of my life and have seen all kinds of changes. The border towns of Breckenridge and Wahpeton used to be similar for businesses, but 50 years of DFL tax-raising policies have taken a devastating toll. Now there...
August 31, 2016 - 12:00am
August 26, 2016
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
By Lee H. Hamilton, Director of the Center on Congress, Indiana University This seems a good time to step back and consider just what it is that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are fighting about. I don’t mean where they stand on the issues, or whose vision is more compelling....
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
August 17, 2016
Retired Air Force officer seeks to unseat U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson in Minnesota
A retired Air Force officer from Karlstad, Minn., will challenge longtime Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson in November. Dave Hughes, the...
August 17, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
Rural cities hopeful about special session
At an annual gathering of city leaders from Greater Minnesota, officials from across the state renewed their push for a special legislative session this summer to address the failed tax and bonding bills. Mayors, city council members and city staff from all over Greater Minnesota...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am