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  • Jay McNamar

    ST. PAUL, MN – On Monday, September 30, Governor Mark Dayton, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, House Speaker Paul Thissen, Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter, and Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius announced that Minnesota schools …

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    01 Oct 13
  • Garfield Elementary

    Garfield Elementary, a K-6 elementary school in the Alexandria School District (#206), has been awarded the 2013 National Blue Ribbon School Award by the U.S. Department of Education. Schools across the nation were selected for …

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    27 Sep 13
  • MNsure

     St. Paul, Minnesota — This week, the Obama Administration released information on premiums in the 36 states where the federal government is setting up health insurance exchanges, along with average premium costs for 47 states. …

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    26 Sep 13
  • Smoking Cigarette

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As tobacco sellers feared, Minnesota’s increased tax on cigarettes has dampened sales since taking effect on July 1. On Thursday, early Department of Revenue figures show a double-digit percentage fall in …

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    26 Sep 13
  • Hunger Free Minnesota

    SAVAGE, Minn. (AP) — More than a million pounds of Minnesota sweet corn is being donated to feed hungry people around the nation this year, thanks to a program aimed at redirecting food that would …

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    26 Sep 13
  • Unemployment Down

    Jobless rates in western Minnesota counties decreased in the last month.   The unadjusted unemployment rate in Stevens County was 3.1 percent in August, a decrease of 0.5 percent from July, according to figures from …

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    25 Sep 13
  • Stevens County Sheriffs Badge

    Two high speed chases in Stevens County over the weekend have resulted in criminal charges for the drivers. Twenty-one year old Jose Carlos Flores-Querido, of Maplewood, was arrested after officers chased him on the evening …

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    25 Sep 13
  • Eric Schwartz

      Eric Schwartz, dean of the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, will deliver the 2013 Jooinn Lee Lecture on Wednesday, October 9, at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109. The title of Schwartz’s talk will …

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    25 Sep 13