Many Farmers Comply With Controversial Buffer Law

Most Minnesota farmers will meet the first deadline to put buffers between cropland and water. Executive Director John John Jaschke of the state Board of Water and Soil Resources announced Thursday, Oct. 5, that 94 percent of parcels will have pollution protections in place by the Nov. 1 deadline. The Department of Natural Resources has…
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Car Dealers Take On Carmakers

Minnesota’s new car dealers are at war, fighting an unlikely foe: car manufacturers. “MANUFACTURING LIES” a headline blares in the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association most recent magazine. That is followed by a series of other headlines, such as “The Dahms obstacle,” “The misinformation campaign” and “Overcoming alternative facts.” They are biting comments considering dealers need…
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U.S. High Court Leaves Minnesota Sex Offender Program Running

Minnesota can keep its program that indefinitely locks up sex offenders after they finish serving prison terms. The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday, Oct. 2, that it will not consider a case brought by patients of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, who claimed the state cannot keep them in a prison-like setting. That means the…
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Individual Health Insurance News Better Than A Year Ago

Minnesotans who do not have employer or government funded health insurance received good, but not great news when state officials released 2018 premiums rates they will pay. Most individual insurance premiums will remain about the same as this year when Minnesotans can start buying them in a month, but many say the rates already were…
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Need For Oil At Center Of Pipeline Dispute

        Pipelines are safe. Pipelines are dangerous. Oil that moves through pipelines is needed. Oil is not needed. Warm cookies are good. An apple is healthy. Those diverse views are, in short, what state officials must sort out as they decide whether a northern Minnesota oil pipeline should be rebuilt, a Thursday,…
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