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Grant application deadline extended to March 23
Crow Wing County dairy princesses crowned
Elementary students take part in school olympics
Crow Wing SWCD seeks to get chummier with county board
Public informational meeting set for Whitebirch Development project in Breezy
Track and field: Cool Runnings
Dance: Revolution hosts year-end banquet
Pequot Lakes Community Ed. registration spring registration open
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - March 20, 2018
Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs Lake
Carol J. Coulter
Helen A. Tougas
Wendy Jean Bassamore
How one group is using scraps of wood to comfort others
Impress your guests with sweet Zeppole di San Giuseppe pastry
Sparkling wines are not created equally
Nisswa Garden Club to meet March 22
Cabbage, Reubens and more!
Commentary: For Pelican Rapids, losing McDonald's a blow
Ask A Trooper: What the law requires at red lights, stop signs
Opinion: Easter - America needs a good story
The Cracker Barrel: The most popular hobby
Letter to the editor: Reader believes bituminous plants illegal in Lake Shore
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We need Denny McNamara
A Personal Note From Denny
March 13, 2018
Smith, Murkowski introduce bipartisan bill to expand mental health services in schools
U.S. Sens. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced a bipartisan bill Monday to expand mental health services in the school...
March 13, 2018 - 1:30pm
March 9, 2018
Sen. Smith makes major child care access and affordability push
U.S. Senator Tina Smith, D-Minn., recently launched her "Childcare Access and Affordability" listening sessions across Minnesota. Back in Washington,...
March 9, 2018 - 1:30pm
January 3, 2018
Smith becomes Minnesota U.S. senator
WASHINGTON — Tina Smith raised her right hand and swore to uphold the U.S. Constitution, replacing Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken after...
January 3, 2018 - 5:11pm
January 2, 2018
Smith set to be Minnesota’s next senator as Bachmann considers running
WASHINGTON — Minnesota's best-known politician has resigned from the U.S. Senate while a well-known political celebrity considers running for...
January 2, 2018 - 3:51pm
December 28, 2017
Franken plans event for supporters as poll suggests voters want him to stay
MINNEAPOLIS — Hours before Sen. Al Franken makes an appearance to publicly thank “supporters and friends,” one new poll states the majority...
December 28, 2017 - 9:51am
December 20, 2017
Can Franken preserve his legacy? He made his first try Wednesday
WASHINGTON—Minnesota gets a new U.S. senator on Jan. 3. A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Al Franken said on Wednesday, Dec. 20, that the senator...
December 20, 2017 - 7:42pm
December 13, 2017
Smith praised by Minnesota delegation members
WILLMAR, Minn. — Seventh District U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson and Minnesota's two U.S. senators weighed in Wednesday, Dec. 13, on Gov. Mark...
December 13, 2017 - 6:57pm
'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
ST. PAUL — Mrs. Smith is going to Washington. Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will replace U.S. Sen. Al Franken once he resigns after eight sexual...
December 13, 2017 - 4:53pm
December 7, 2017
Tina Smith quickly rising to top of Senate speculation
PAUL — It took only minutes after the first sexual misconduct allegation was waged against Al Franken for speculation to begin about who would...
December 7, 2017 - 3:25pm
August 18, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Minimum wage automatically heads up
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's minimum wage workers will receive a 15-cent-per-hour bump on Jan. 1. The state Department of Labor and Industry...
August 18, 2017 - 2:15pm
March 30, 2017
Minn. grants nearly $24 million to grow rural transit
ST. PAUL — Bus services throughout greater Minnesota could add up to 100,000 service hours with extra funding from a new state grant. Lt....
March 30, 2017 - 1:45pm
February 3, 2017
CAPITOL CHATTER: A sea of color greets Minnesota agri-business
ST. PAUL — Pat Lunemann said he looks over his dairy farm employees and sees "a sea a multiple colors." Many workers come from close to...
February 3, 2017 - 2:48pm
January 12, 2017
State grants $34 million to expand internet access, including lakes area
ST. PAUL—A new round of state grants could extend broadband to thousands of businesses and households throughout areas of rural Minnesota...
January 12, 2017 - 12:41am
September 21, 2016
Lieutenant governor visits PR-B pre-kindergarten students
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith made her way to Pine River-Backus Elementary School on Tuesday, Sept. 20, as part of the Dayton-Smith administration's...
September 21, 2016 - 11:43am
July 26, 2016
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin August 1 in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's minimum wage rises August 1 and several new laws will hit the books. The state's large employers must pay at least...
July 26, 2016 - 8:37am