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JCC looks to increase activity fees/offer more free passes

Tue 5-23-2017

The Jackson County Central School Board met in regular session last night. 

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MN Crops continue to progress

Tue 5-23-2017

A cold, wet week limited Minnesota farmers to less than three days suitable for fieldwork.

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Legislative sesssion heads to OT

Tue 5-23-2017

Minnesota legislative leaders say they'll call a special session to finish the state budget after they miss Monday's midnight deadline to finalize a new spending package.

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Brandstad confirmed as China ambassador

Tue 5-23-2017

The vote Monday night was 82-13.

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Federated names scholarship winners

Mon 5-22-2017

Nine area graduates will have a diploma in one hand and a Federated scholarship in the other.

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MN budget deadline looms

Mon 5-22-2017

Minnesota lawmakers are down to their last day to wrap up several major budget bills to avoid needing extra time to finish the work of the legislative session.

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MN Children's Museum set to open

Mon 5-22-2017

Museum officials say a grand reopening will be held June 7.

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Three arrested on drug charges in Jackson

Sat 5-20-2017

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, around 11pm on Thursday, May 18th, the Sheriff’s office, with the assistance of K9 Bosco, executed the warrant on an apartment on Sheridan Street in Jackson

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MN budget negotiations "on knife's edge"

Sat 5-20-2017

Gov. Mark Dayton says the odds of wrapping up a new state budget on time are "on a knife's edge."

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Economic outlook stabilizes

Fri 5-19-2017

More stable crop prices have improved the economic outlook for rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states, but bankers expect little growth in the next few months.

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MN continues to add jobs

Fri 5-19-2017

Minnesota employers added 15,100 jobs in April, the most monthly job gains in the state since September 2013.

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MN Budget bill at standstill

Thu 5-18-2017

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders hit an impasse Thursday in their quest to set a new Minnesota budget.

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Gov. Dayton signs Real ID bill

Thu 5-18-2017

Minnesota was the final holdout in meeting stricter federal ID standards.

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Gov. Brandstad to issue disaster proclamation

Thu 5-18-2017

The proclamation will be signed Thursday for Kossuth and Webster counties in response severe weather Tuesday.

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Busy night for Jackson City Council

Wed 5-17-2017

Several scheduled guests and a couple unscheduled guests addressed the Council. 

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Gov. Dayton-Legislature resume budget talks

Wed 5-17-2017

The Legislature has less than a week to finalize a new, two-year budget.

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Weather finally allows progress on spring planting

Tue 5-16-2017

Warm, dry weather across Minnesota last week let farmers get caught up on their planting — and then some.

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MN medical marijuana manufacturers report losses again

Tue 5-16-2017

Minnesota's two licensed medical marijuana manufacturers have lost a combined $11 million in two years of legal sales.

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Is another shutdown looming for MN?

Mon 5-15-2017

Minnesota's political leaders are entering the legislative homestretch with no budget deal in sight and unfortunately, It's familiar territory.

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Willmar Lakes area to host 2018 Governor's Fishing Opener

Mon 5-15-2017

The 71st annual event will be held on Green Lake in Spicer.

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Gov. Brandstand highlights successes

Mon 5-15-2017

As Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad prepares to step down from office, he's highlighted his administration's successes in recent years.

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Gov. Dayton readies for fishing opener

Fri 5-12-2017

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton will share a pontoon boat with Republican legislative leaders when he hits the Mississippi River in St. Cloud on Saturday for the 70th annual Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener.

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