Kelliher Launches Third Ad, With ‘stone’ Theme

Margaret Anderson Kelliher has launched her third television commercial, a continuation of her "no stone left unturned" theme. The commercial, also available on line, indicates that Kelliher is willing to listen to ideas, no matter how small. She suggested providing more loans to small businesses so they can add jobs. "In life, we learn most…
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State Military Family Help To Expand

Minnesota’s help for families of military personnel stationed overseas will increase. About 500 Minnesota National Guard members are overseas, down from a couple of years ago, and first lady Mary Pawlenty says the Military Family Care Initiative will expand. The Internet-based program soon will allow businesses to offer discounts to military families as well as…
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FarmFest Forums To Offer Insight Into Candidates

FarmFest this year takes on a new type of political importance. The Aug. 3-5 all-things-farm show near Morgan, Minn., plays a role every election year, usually as the first debate among governor and congressional candidates. This year, however, it becomes one of the final debates before a primary election that has more interest than most.…
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More Counties Get Federal Disaster Aid

Six more Minnesota counties are eligible for federal assistance after June storm damage was discovered in recent weeks. Local governments in Blue Earth, Brown, Houston, Kittson, Nicollet and Sibley counties will be eligible for 75 percent reimbursement for work done after last month’s storms. Also, they may receive some funds to prevent future flood damage.…
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Klobuchar, Swanson Fight Asian Carp Invasion

Zentner, Klobuchar Fast-growing and destructive Asian carp could take over most Minnesota streams and lakes if the federal government does not act soon, a U.S. senator, the state attorney general and conservationists warn. Only the small part of Minnesota drained by the north-flowing Red River would not face a direct carp attack, said Luke Skinner,…
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