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Mildred Johnson, first woman to serve on ND higher education board, dies at age 96

September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

PERHAM, Minn. — Mildred L. Johnson, a trailblazing North Dakota attorney who became the first woman appointed to the North Dakota Board of Higher Education, died last week at the age of 96.
She was the only woman to graduate from her class at the …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

St. Paul rail yard expansion on the right track: City won’t fight appeal for environmental study

September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Over St. Paul’s objections, Canadian Pacific Railway will proceed with a major expansion of its switching yard near Pigs Eye Lake and the city’s downtown.
Although the city had determined that the Dunn Yard plan to fill about…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

GOP gubernatorial candidate Johnson pleased with poll numbers

September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

MARSHALL — Jeff Johnson says he expected to be further behind in polls for Minnesota governor than a series of recent surveys show.
The Republican who is trying to unseat Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton said that his average nine-point deficit in four…continue reading on dglobe.com

Township official accused of ballot burning

September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

RED WING — A township supervisor in southern Minnesota faces a felony charge for allegedly burning ballots after an election in March, according to a complaint filed Tuesday in Goodhue County District Court.
Thomas Joseph Shane, 58, Zumbrota, is t…continue reading on dglobe.com

Capitol Chatter: Klobuchar report shows propane shortage really cost Minnesotans

September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — It was cold last winter, really cold.
Propane was in short supply last winter, really short. And the fuel was expensive, really expensive.
The 10 percent of Minnesotans who heat with propane ­â€” as well as farmers, businesses and …continue reading on dglobe.com

Capitol Chatter: Klobuchar report shows propane shortage really cost Minnesotans

September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — It was cold last winter, really cold.
Propane was in short supply last winter, really short. And the fuel was expensive, really expensive.
The 10 percent of Minnesotans who heat with propane ­â€” as well as farmers, businesses and …continue reading on dglobe.com

Courtroom escapee back in custody

September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — The convict who bolted from a Minneapolis courtroom while the verdict was being read is back in custody.
Michael David Henderson, 25, of Richfield, was on trial in the Hennepin County Government Center when he scuffled with deputies …continue reading on dglobe.com

Cass County administrator found not guilty in domestic assault case

September 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A top administrator of North Dakota’s most populous county was found not guilty Friday of two fifth-degree misdemeanor charges of domestic assault against a 13-year-old boy.
As Cass County administrator Keith Berndt walked out …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Minnesota will take time to study pipeline route alternatives

September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — It all started with a crayon.

At least that was the rhetoric used during Thursday’s Minnesota Public Utilities Commission hearing regarding proposed alternate routes for the Sandpiper Pipeline project. The original route, along with…continue reading on dglobe.com

Minnesota will take time to study pipeline route alternatives

September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — It all started with a crayon.

At least that was the rhetoric used during Thursday’s Minnesota Public Utilities Commission hearing regarding proposed alternate routes for the Sandpiper Pipeline project. The original route, along with…continue reading on dglobe.com