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.
Minnesota's two U.S. senators Monday released a report detailing the use by area counties of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
Crow Wing County led the way in use of heating assistance funds among area counties with $3,080,267.
BAXTER - Believing the federal deficit is the nation's biggest domestic problem, Rep. Jim Abeler, R-Anoka, said he stands apart from other Republican U.S. Senate candidates in his ability to address that issue.
Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Chris Dahlberg told Brainerd area Republicans Monday he was a staunch conservative who could appeal to Democrats and Republicans in the bid to unseat Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.
Forum Communications Co. announced Thursday it has entered into an agreement to purchase the Brainerd Dispatch from Morris Communications Co. The deal is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
Bill Marcil Jr.
Getting from Point A to Point B on Highway 371 - the Brainerd lakes area's main north-south thoroughfare - involved a few new wrinkles in 2013.
Road construction and realignment were a big part of summer travels through Nisswa and points north.