Bart Taylor of Crosslake is meticulous about the preparation of his award-winning chili. His personal preference is to enjoy a cocktail or two at home while he smokes beef briskets for 18 hours and pork shoulders for 10 to 12 hours.
It may be an odd-numbered year with no big elections scheduled statewide, but Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie on Monday made the case for election changes he says will increase turnout and efficiency.
BAXTER - Faced with political realities this year that likely would make any increase in the gas tax a highly unpopular suggestion, Gov. Mark Dayton charged Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Charlie Zelle with the task of telling a story.
Thieves emptied the contents of U.S. Postal Service boxes in Pequot Lakes and Nisswa either Thursday night or early Friday, prompting federal officials to offer a reward of up to $10,000 for assistance on the case.