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  • Dollars

    One of the biggest disappointments of the 2013 legislative session for DFL leaders was the failure to raise the state’s minimum wage. The Senate voted to increase the minimum wage to $7.75 by 2015, while …

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    23 May 13
  • WireTransfer

    One of the new laws that emerged from the 2013 Minnesota legislative session aims to prevent seniors and others from being scammed through wire transfers of money. Chief Author Representative Joe Atkins says that money …

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    23 May 13
  • DaytonEducationBill

    Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has signed an education package that boosts spending on schools and scales back high-stakes testing. Dayton and Democratic legislators celebrated the $15.7-billion bill Wednesday, which is about $485-million more than the …

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    23 May 13
  • RemmeRetirement

    A retirement party in honor of New Ulm District 88 Superintendent Harold Remme was held on Wednesday. A wide range of people talked about Remme’s accomplishments over the course of his career, and New Ulm …

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    23 May 13
  • NUEagles

    The New Ulm District 88 School Board will be considering the approval of a bid to replace the lockers at New Um High School over the summer during its meeting this (THU) evening. The lone …

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    23 May 13
  • Crash

    A Fairmont man was injured in an accident on Highway 22 in Blue Earth County Tuesday afternoon. 26-year-old Kenneth Sandt of Kiester was driving a Chevy pickup pulling a trailer southbound on 22 near 200th …

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    22 May 13
  • SpringPlanting

    The warm, dry weather of the past week gave farmers their best opportunity yet for fieldwork this season. Around 5 days were suitable for fieldwork last week in Minnesota. That let corn planting advance by …

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    22 May 13
  • EmeraldAshBorer

    Governor Dayton has proclaimed this Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week in Minnesota. The designation is part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the destructive nature of the tree pests, and to spread the …

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    22 May 13