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Wealthy in ND: 3 counties among the nation’s 15 highest-paying

December 4, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The boom in the state’s Oil Patch and strong farm prices have given a big boost to personal incomes in North Dakota, putting per capita pay in some places on par with the most famously rich counties in the U.S. Continue Reading

Newman, Schiroo seeking Senate 18 seat: Scott Newman

October 31, 2012 in West Central Tribune

HUTCHINSON Incumbent Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, and challenger Steven Schiroo, the DFL-endorsed candidate from Cokato, are seeking election to the Minnesota Senate seat in District 18.
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Down to the wire

October 28, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Absentee ballots pouring in; area counties expect high voter registration on election day
WORTHINGTON While the deadline to pre-register to vote in Minnesota was Oct. 16, residents of the state still have an opportunity to cast a ballot in November’s general election by registering at their polling place on election day. Continue Reading

Beckman, Van Hon named as Eighth District Judges

October 26, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Stephanie Beckman and Thomas Van Hon as District Court judges in Minnesota’s Eighth Judicial District. Continue Reading

Dickinson lawmaker has ‘big and bold’ proposal for west: Oil-producing counties make case for more funding

October 18, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

MINOT The state’s oil-producing counties are building a united front to change how oil tax revenue is distributed so they can better keep up with rapid growth. Continue Reading

Outdoor community theater to open Meander weekend in Granite Falls, Minn.

October 4, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The ninth annual Meander Upper Minnesota River Arts Crawl will celebrate its opening night on Friday with two performances of a special outdoor “walking theater” play highlighting the 11,000-year history of the Minnesota River in 45 minutes through the voices of local actors and musicians. Continue Reading

Black Hills counties want right to ban fireworks

September 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) Fourteen counties in and around the Black Hills have agreed to push for legislation that gives counties the option to ban fireworks. Continue Reading

Hot topic: Oil tax revenue sharing; Booming counties feeling shorted by current formula

July 13, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK How much money North Dakota’s oil- and gas-producing counties should get to help pay for all the needs that have come with rapid growth promises to be one of the biggest issues of the 2013 legislative session. Continue Reading

Area counties talking about security for prosecutors too

May 20, 2012 in West Central Tribune

OLIVIA Glen Jacobsen was early in his law career and serving as a prosecutor for a number of suburban communities in the metro area.
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Minorities half of residents under 5 in 3 counties

May 17, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL (AP) While minorities make up 17 percent of Minnesota’s population, new U.S. Census Bureau estimates show they make up 30 percent of the state’s preschoolers. Continue Reading