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  • Stevens Land Assessments Show Increase in Ag Property

    The assessed values of Stevens County properties are on the rise, according to County Assessor Judy Thorstad. In particular, agricultural property values again saw an increase, following the trend of recent years.   Ag land …

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    06 Nov 13
  • House Investment Committee in Grant, Pope, and Stevens

    The House Capital Investment Committee will visit several sites in Southwest and Central Minnesota this week, hearing from constituents on projects for possible consideration in the 2014 Bonding Bill.   There are twenty-one members in …

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    06 Nov 13
  • Elections Results Trickling In

    Tuesday, November 5 was Election Day and on Wednesday, November 6, results are being posted. Polling results in most West Central Minnesota voting districts are still pending, with results being tallied and submitted to the …

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    06 Nov 13
  • Senator Westrom Writes Concerning Veterans Day

    Dear Editor:   Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day in 1938 to mark the anniversary of the ending of World War I. Not until 1954 did we officially proclaim it Veterans Day in order …

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    06 Nov 13
  • UMM Chancellor Emeritus to Visit Campus

    Chancellor Emeritus David Johnson will return to the University of Minnesota, Morris on Monday, November 11, to attend the David and Jean Johnson International Service-Learning Scholarship Presentations. The presentations will be held at 5 p.m. in the …

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    06 Nov 13
  • MnDOT Prepares for Winter Weather

    The Minnesota Department of Transportation’s snowplow operators are trained, experienced and prepared for another winter weather season.       “MnDOT has the equipment, technology and know-how to continue to provide first-rate service and performance,” said MnDOT …

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    06 Nov 13
  • MnDOT Winds Down Road Construction Season

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – Major bridge construction, new interchanges and road resurfacing were a big part of the 2013 construction season, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.    This year’s program included more than …

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    04 Nov 13
  • Election Day: School, Municipal Polls in West Central Minnesota

    Several West Central Minnesota school districts will open polls today (Tuesday), in an effort to increase or extend funding for education. There are also several municipal elections scheduled in West Central Minnesota today. The Chokio-Alberta …

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    04 Nov 13