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Camp Ripley: Striking first before wildfire season
MN man accused of following woman, girl for more than 20 miles
Ms. Simplicity: Gift-giving during a health crisis
Trump's proposed budget wouldn't affect local Meals on Wheels
Animal shelter opens in rural Pequot Lakes - Babinski's dream is a reality
Dahlberg earns all-state honorable mention
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Watch: MN team wins with half-court heave
Wild draft pick Kunin inks 3-year deal
Twins' Puerto Ricans rejoin camp
Barbara "Barb" A. Berg
Peter A. Smude
Thousands share their charm in Crosslake
Pages from the Past - March 23, 2017
Card games: March 20, 2017
Senior Menus: March 20-24, 2017
Pages from the Past-March 19, 2017
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
American wines are gaining in popularity
From the Lefthand Corner: Health care assurance, not health care insurance
Vogt's Notes: A conflicted time of life
Minding Our Elders: Family members may feel guilty about missing the passing
letters to the editor
Births-March 12, 2017
May 14, 2015
No luck for Governor on opener, Lt. Gov. catches first walleye
NISSWA, MN – Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon kicked off the 2014 fishing season at Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake...
May 14, 2015 - 3:18pm
May 8, 2014
Dayton to buy fishing license Friday at S&W Bait
Gov. Mark Dayton is scheduled to buy his fishing license at 3 p.m. Friday, May 9, at S&W Bait north of Brainerd when he arrives in the lakes area to open the fishing season.
May 8, 2014 - 4:40pm
May 6, 2014
Gildow, Kvalevog to guide Dayton, Prettner Solon
Brainerd lakes area angler Ray Gildow will host Gov. Mark Dayton and fellow angler Toby Kvalevog will guide Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon for the Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener on Saturday, May 10. A U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captain, Gildow has been a professional fishing...
May 6, 2014 - 6:14pm
April 22, 2014
Thanks to the fiscal responsibility of Gov. Mark Dayton and DFL legislators, Minnesota has a true budget surplus for the first time in more than a decade. This is in stark contrast to the years of budget deficits under Republican leadership. Recently, Republican Rep. Mark Anderson...
April 22, 2014 - 5:32pm
February 25, 2014
Bonding bill is big topic at legislative session
Area state legislators rank the bonding bill among the most important topics of the session that started Tuesday, Feb. 25, in St. Paul. “Without question this will be a year for a large bonding bill legislation whereby the state borrows to provide state money to communities throughout...
February 25, 2014 - 5:32pm
February 11, 2014
Governor’s surgery went well
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's hip surgery at Mayo Clinic went well. “He's resting comfortably,” Dayton Press Secretary Matt Swenson said Monday. The surgery was to reattach a tendon to his hip. Dayton is to remain at Mayo a couple more days, then wear a...
February 11, 2014 - 9:49am
February 6, 2014
Joan Mondale remembered
ST. PAUL -- The wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale was on the minds of Minnesota Democrats on Tuesday. Joan Mondale died Monday at age 83. Gov. Mark Dayton asked for a moment of silence at a Tuesday campaign rally in which he announced that Tina Smith would be his running...
February 6, 2014 - 10:42am
December 3, 2013
Business expansions will generate 5,600 jobs in Minnesota
According to a report from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), 31 businesses announced expansion projects in Minnesota during the third quarter and plan to create an estimated 1,500 new jobs statewide in coming years. During the first three quarters...
December 3, 2013 - 3:01pm
October 8, 2013
Tickets to Cass-Crow Wing DFL fall dinner in Nisswa available
The 11th annual fall dinner sponsored by Cass County DFL and Crow Wing County DFL will be conducted Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Nisswa American Legion. Guests will gather at 5 p.m. for conversation and mingling. Invited guests include Sen. Al and Franni Franken, Sen. Amy Klobuchar,...
October 8, 2013 - 6:29pm
July 1, 2013
Questions raised In Don Bye’s commentary of June 27 (“Dayton approval”), he asserts that those who will pay the additional 2 percent income tax, championed by DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and Mr. Bye, are “the fortunate ones (who) can well afford the minor added assessment” and...
July 1, 2013 - 6:44pm
June 18, 2013
Promises made, promises kept
Promises made, promises kept The 2013 legislative session was a great success for Minnesotans. Gov. Mark Dayton and DFL legislators balanced the state budget without shifts or gimmicks, extended free all-day kindergarten to all children in Minnesota and provided property tax relief....
June 18, 2013 - 6:02pm
May 14, 2013
Local legislators stand on opposing sides of historic bill
A bill in support of same sex marriage passed in the state House of Representatives with a vote of 75-59 and the state Senate with a vote of 37-30, and Gov. Mark Dayton was to sign the bill Tuesday, May 14. The law would become effective in August. Area legislators stood on opposite...
May 14, 2013 - 4:52pm
April 16, 2013
Area students invited to participate in Financial Literacy Essay Contest
State Rep. John Ward, DFL-Baxter, joins Gov. Mark Dayton, the Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Department of Commerce to encourage area students to participate in the annual Financial Literacy Essay Contest. The contest is open to all Minnesota students in grades 3-5. The students...
April 16, 2013 - 4:24pm
March 12, 2013
Radinovich meets with Dayton, shares concerns
Rep. Joe Radinovich, DFL-Crosby, and a group of DFL legislators met with Gov. Mark Dayton last week to discuss the state budget. Dayton listened to the input of legislators, who shared their ideas and concerns about the governor’s budget. In particular, legislators shared concerns...
March 12, 2013 - 7:04pm