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2008 amendment offers buffet of outdoors, arts funds

July 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — The moose population in northern Minnesota’s forests is dwindling, but a tax that voters raised in 2008 could help save the giants.

“All of us came together on this project, Minnesota Moose Collaborative, to do what we know would …continue reading on

Dayton seeks disaster declaration

July 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday asked that counties damaged by floods last month be declared a presidential disaster area.

Dayton also added 16 counties to the state disaster list, meaning 51 of Minnesota’s 87 counties reported…continue reading on

Obama seeks money, fast hearings to curb young migrant surge

July 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. administration took steps Tuesday to halt a cross-border surge of children from Central America, asking Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending and putting in place plans to make the youngsters’ deportation hearings …continue reading on

New MN budget helps rural schools

June 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — A revised two-year Minnesota state budget that starts Tuesday is good news, rural education advocates say.

Rich suburban school districts have done well at raising residents’ taxes to improve their budgets, and the state has done a …continue reading on

Lake Park takes first steps to address housing

June 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

LAKE PARK, Iowa — The community of Lake Park is in the midst of assessing properties and compiling applications after being awarded a $246,000 Community Development Block Grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority to target housing rehabili…continue reading on

Library issue pulled from ballot

June 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — In unanimous agreement Tuesday morning, Nobles County commissioners voted to ask the city of Worthington not to include a referendum on November’s ballot seeking the public’s support to use Worthington’s former pool site for pot…continue reading on

‘A needed service’

May 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Last week, the Minnesota Department of Human Services announced $45.4 million in grants to increase access to mental health services in the state’s schools. Among the agencies that will receive the funds is Southwestern Mental Healt…continue reading on

Fundraiser for Worthington flag project is Friday

May 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — American flags will soon be lining Oxford Street, thanks to the efforts of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce Community Improvement Committee.

A total of 74 flags will stretch from near Oxford Street’s intersection with Dia…continue reading on

Townships awarded $5 million in energy impact grants

April 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Nearly 50 townships in North Dakota will receive a total of $5 million in grants to fix damaged roads and address other impacts of oil and gas activity.

The state Land Board voted unanimously Wednesday to award a total of $6.1 million…continue reading on

Rock County approves $4 million bond for roads, bridges

March 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

LUVERNE — Rock County Commissioners unanimously approved a $4 million bonding project following a public hearing in Luverne Tuesday and will dedicate the funds toward improving roads and bridges.
“Every Rock County Commissioner will tell you the…continue reading on

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