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La. farmers brace for worst year since 2008

NEW ORLEANS — Flooded fields and fickle temperatures put Louisiana farmers and ranchers in a pensive mood as they gathered here Thursday for the...

Potentially deadly amoeba found in Louisiana water

BATON ROUGE — A potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba has been discovered in the St. Bernard Parish Water System at the site of a leaking...

Higher numbers of La. students reach college-ready ACT score

BATON ROUGE — The number of public high school seniors who scored well enough on the ACT standardized test to enter college without remedial...

Louisiana budget shortfall could still top $50 million

BATON ROUGE — Tax bills were rushed through in such frenzy in the final minutes of the special legislative session that the governor, lawmakers...

Jindal wants to arm National Guard to protect military sites

BATON ROUGE— Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is directing the state National Guard to arm soldiers as needed to protect local military installations. Jindal announced the...

Treasurer: Debt refinancing saved Louisiana $12M

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana has saved $12 million from a debt refinancing that took advantage of lower interest rates. State Treasurer John Kennedy announced the...

State sells property to residents

Sen. Ryan Gatti: Legislature is the best path to ownership As many residents around Lake Bistineau know, it can be hard to obtain financing for...

Harper Edwards seeking police jury seat

Editor’s note: The following is a submitted campaign annoucement and not an endorsement from Minden Press-Herald or Specht Newspapers, Inc. Special to the Press-Herald My name...

Edwards keeps Jindal-era salaries he criticized

BATON ROUGE— When he was a candidate, John Bel Edwards said Louisiana's cabinet secretaries were paid too much by then-Gov. Bobby Jindal, calling the...

LSU boasts most diverse student body ever

BATON ROUGE — LSU officials say the freshman class this fall has the highest average ACT score and highest average grade point average in...

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