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Rough legislative road smooths out at end
Biking trail dispute derails Minnesota Legislature's final budget work
Willmar hospital and clinic seek affiliation with CentraCare of St. Cloud
Grand Forks man dies, another injured in head-on crash in Becker County
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, May 24
Track and Field: Minnewaska girls win West Central Conference Championship
Softball: Chargers' experience shines through as B-E advances in winner's bracket
Softball: Hardy tosses shutout, hits game-ending homer in first round of 8AAA playoffs
Softball: Streaks rally for three seventh-inning runs to take second in the 6AA-North
Girls golf: Lakers first after day one of 3AA Tournament
At Ole Oppe Fest, Big Ole will meet new family member
Have questions? The library has answers
Flags to fly on Veterans Hill
Alexandria students write their own play within a musical
Bus tour visits Arboretum
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Marion G. Bauer
Lee Howard Urness
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
Commentary: Reforms protect your water and your wallet
Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
Letter: Memorial Day meaning can get lost
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
hires and promotions
On The Street
December 20, 2009
Survey weighs opinion on abortion issues
Only about 1 percent of Minnesotans think that abortion is the single most important problem facing the state year after year, according to a statewide St. Cloud State University Survey released Friday. However, past surveys have found that as a voting decision issue it is more important...
December 20, 2009 - 12:21pm
June 19, 2009
Survey shows trust in local banks
A recent survey by KRC Research, an international market research firm, shows that a majority of Americans trust their own banks over the government as sources of information about the financial sector. The same survey also showed that most Americans paid little or no attention to...
June 19, 2009 - 12:00am
May 6, 2009
Organic farmers urged to respond to survey
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is urging organic farmers in the state to respond to the first organic production survey to be conducted by the USDA's National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS). The survey will be mailed in early May. MDA Organic and Diversification...
May 6, 2009 - 12:00am
April 29, 2009
Wage, benefits survey under way in area: AAEDC is collecting and compiling information
The 2009 West Central Minnesota Wage and Benefit Survey is currently under way, and businesses are strongly encouraged to participate. If your company has anywhere from one to 1,000 employees and you wonder if your pay ranges are competitive with other companies in the area, then...
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
December 30, 2008
Teens are butting out of smoking - Survey shows rates are falling
There's new news about the numbers of teens smoking and it's good - for the most part. A survey released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) in early December indicates that tobacco use among Minnesota teens continues to decline. The 2008 Youth Tobacco Survey shows that...
December 30, 2008 - 12:00am
December 1, 2008
Boomers expected to cut back on holiday giving, spending
Blame it on the Grinch - the market Grinch, that is.
December 1, 2008 - 12:00am
November 14, 2008
New survey weighs support of CLRSD plan
A new survey is stirring up controversy around an already contested sewage treatment plant. Officials with the Central Lakes Region Sanitary District are protesting a recently released questionnaire meant to measure public opinion over the proposed project, calling the survey inaccurate...
November 14, 2008 - 12:00am
October 29, 2008
Eighty-seven percent of Minnesota motorists buckle up
The state's overall seat belt use compliance is now 87 percent, comparable to the record-high 88 percent use rate recorded in 2007. That's according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS), which conducted a two-week motorist observational survey in August of more than...
October 29, 2008 - 12:00am
September 24, 2008
State fair survey asks about clean water amendment
The League of Women Voters Minnesota brought the following question to voters at the fair: What is your favorite stop at the Minnesota State Fair? Animal Barn won with 105 votes out of 650 ballots cast. International Bazaar (95) took second and the Food Building (87) placed third. League...
September 24, 2008 - 12:00am
September 19, 2008
Legislative survey shows split results on seat belt law
The Minnesota State Fair has closed its gates for the season, but not before thousands of visitors participated in a nonpartisan poll conducted by House Public Information Services. The poll is an informal, unscientific survey addressing some of today's biggest discussion topics. Here's...
September 19, 2008 - 12:00am
May 23, 2008
Long-term care ranks as top three concern for Minnesota voters
New survey results suggest a strong majority of Minnesotans believe that the state government needs to provide additional funding and support for nursing homes and assisted living facilities. According to poll results released by the Long-Term Care Imperative, 83 percent of Minnesota...
May 23, 2008 - 12:00am
Survey: Impaired driving prevalent in Minnesota
State traffic safety officials are underscoring the dangers of impaired driving following a survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that identifies Minnesota among the leading states for impaired driving. "Impaired driving is one of the most common...
May 23, 2008 - 12:00am