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    Just before noon on Jan. 14, Mitch Daniels ceased to be governor of Indiana. By 2 p.m. he was in West Lafayette conducting a meeting as the soon-to-be president of Purdue University. A true Hoosier calls that a promotion. But his elevated new stage is a smaller one. And as national Republica…

      Everything that everyone loathes about Washington was present in the “fiscal cliff” bill just passed by Congress. It is 153 pages long; most members probably hadn’t read all of it before voting on it; it was delivered in the middle of the night; it was loaded with pork — the mother’s milk (t…

        America lost one of its iconic brands last month when Hostess, maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Wonder Bread and other staples of postwar Middle America, closed up shop.

        Minnesota’s governor has legalized recreational marijuana for people over 21 starting in August. Democratic Gov. Tim Walz signed the bill on Tuesday, making Minnesota the 23rd state to legalize the drug. Former Gov. Jesse Ventura spoke at the signing ceremony. He served as the state’s governor from 1999 to 2003 and has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization. Ventura said the new law is a dream he’s had for over 20 years, and it has finally happened. By August 1, marijuana will be legal to possess, use and grow at home in the state. People who have marijuana-related convictions can also get their records expunged.


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        The Winona County Board moved to discuss amending zoning ordinances related to dog breeding facilities at Tuesday’s meeting in a 3-1 vote, beginning a process that could change how and if Winona County provides permits to dog kennels.

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