Lakeville artist Stephen Hamrick has won the 2015 Minnesota pheasant stamp contest. The state Department of Natural Resources says Hamrick’s painting was chosen as the winning design from among 16 entries. Nicholas Markell of Hugo took second place while Dean Kegler of Duluth placed third.
First-class stamp prices jumped up a penny on Monday.
The U.S. Postal Service says beginning next year it will honor living individuals on stamps.