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  • Senator Torrey Westrom on Minnesota’s Tax Changes

    Dear Friends: The non-partisan Tax Foundation recently released the 2014 edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index which ranks Minnesota in the bottom ten states that suffer from “complex, non-neutral taxes with comparatively high rates.” Minnesota …

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    21 Oct 13
  • Safe Driving During Harvest Season

    The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is asking motorists traveling on Minnesota highways this fall to be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to market, grain elevators and processing plants. Harvest season is in …

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    17 Oct 13
  • Willmar Police Seek Robbery Suspect

    Willmar Police are asking for your help in identifying a person involved in a theft from the Willmar Wal-Mart on Tuesday night about 8:40. The suspect, pictured on the police department’s Facebook site, is believed to …

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    17 Oct 13
  • Medicare Open Enrollment Underway

     Minnesotans with Medicare Part D or an Advantage Plan are being urged to take a fresh look at their coverage, as the yearly open enrollment is now underway. About 800,000 Minnesotans rely on Medicare for …

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    17 Oct 13
  • County Attorney Aaron Jordan Acquires City Contracts

    Two contracts for the purchase of legal services came before the Stevens County Board of Commissioners during their meeting on Tuesday, October 15.   County Attorney Aaron Jordan presented the contracts to the board. The …

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    16 Oct 13
  • Federal Waterfowl Production Areas Re-opened to Hunters

      Due to the ongoing lapse in Congressional appropriations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made the decision to close all facilities and lands to public use. The closure comes at an extremely difficult time …

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    16 Oct 13
  • Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunges Come to West Central Minnesota

    Registration is now open for the 2014 Polar Bear Plunge, put on by Minnesota law enforcement to benefit Special Olympics Minnesota. Now in its 17th consecutive year, the Polar Bear Plunge is part of the …

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    16 Oct 13
  • Governor’s Deer Opener Seeks Hunting Grounds

    Fergus Falls area landowners who want to participate in the 11th annual Minnesota Governor’s Deer Hunt in Fergus Falls, November 8-9, can do so by volunteering to be a hunter host. Hunter hosts will help …

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    16 Oct 13