BAXTER - Crow Wing County Republicans favored Sen. Julianne Ortman, R-Chanhassen, for U.S. senator and former House Minority Leader Marty Seifert for governor as they met in caucuses Tuesday night.
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BAXTER - Five of six central Minnesota lawmakers on Thursday said they favored an increase in the state's minimum wage, although it appeared there were differences as to what that precise wage figure should be.
Win Borden, a former state senator whose career saw both great success and serious setbacks, died Monday at age 70. In recent years he lived, farmed and wrote from the 1929 wood-heated farm house he was raised in near Merrifield.
Sen. Julianne Ortman, R-Chanhassen, on Friday, was the latest in a succession of Republican U.S. Senate candidates who have brought their campaign to the Brainerd area as the Feb. 4 party caucuses draw near.
A federal judge ruled earlier this month in a 2012 free speech lawsuit against the city of Little Falls. The roots of the conflict began in 2011 when Robin Hensel, 60, set up political signs in her yard.
Three area projects were listed in Gov. Mark Dayton's $986 million bonding proposal that was released Wednesday.
The projects are:
• Little Falls truck station - Completion of this project will cost $3.58 million.