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8th Congressional District’s Healthcare Policies

One of the biggest issues in the Minnesota’s 8th District race is about healthcare. Congressman Rick Nolan is on one side while Republican challenger Stewart Mills is on the other. Last week we contacted both Congressman Nolan’s Mr. Mills campaign teams requesting interviews....

Minnesota Resort and Campground Operators Talk Tourism Trends

Between all of the lakes, resorts, and campgrounds, the $12.5 billion dollar tourism industry is vital to the success of northern Minnesota. More than 100 people attended the Minnesota Resort and Campground Association conference in Grand Rapids today to talk tourism with some of...

Students Join Discussion About Improving Graduation Rates

Graduation is a right of passage for most people, but 20% of students won’t receive their diploma this May. That’s why community leaders held a meeting of the minds in Bemidji today to talk about what’s going wrong before graduation. Educators, parents, and...

Minnesota requires vehicles to have two license plates

One car… two plates. That’s the law for cars in Minnesota. Minnesota State Police says the front license plate is just as important to them as the back plate. While officer typically use the rear plate during traffic stops, they use the front plate to help them identify cars that...

Why leaves change their color

Autumn means shorter days and a color display in Minnesota’s forests. As we watch this colorful chemical reaction unfold before us, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Naturalist, Jim Cummings, says it’s a reminder to prepare for colder weather. Cummings says leaves have...

Minnesota Gubernatorial Debate

Wednesday, October 1 at 7pm The first statewide broadcast of a debate between DFL Governor Mark Dayton, endorsed Republican candidate Jeff Johnson and Independence Party candidate Hannah Nicollet will be held on Wednesday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. live from the Mayo Civic Center in...
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Harvesting and producing some of Minnesota’s best wild rice

Wild rice harvesting and producing is a Minnesota tradition that has been slow fading. However, for five friends in Backus it’s still a fun way to spend a couple of weekends outside. After a weekend of processing the guys can turn about 800 pounds of harvested rice and turn it...

MnDOT trains 90 more snow plow operators

Training to move the snow. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is training new plow operators at Camp Ripley to be ready to clear snow during the upcoming winter months. The two-week training program consists of classroom work, behind the wheel training and truck...

Carters Named A Minnesota Farm Family of the Year

A variety of crops, three generations of family members, and an annual pumpkin party, the Carter family has been recognized in the Park Rapids community for years. Now the family is getting statewide recognition for their hard work. The Carters are one of 74 families that have...

Focus on School Testing Comes at a Cost

School districts across the state are welcoming thousands of students as they begin to fill their hallways and classrooms, but a new study says many of those students won’t have access to some important curriculums. Minnesota 2020 held a conference in Bemidji today to share...

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