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If the shoe fits, paint it: Sisters create custom shoes in Bemidji
Bemidji introduces charging stations for electric cars
MN state agencies receive 10 government innovation awards
MN minimum wage set to go up August 1
Kate Smith in the field at Resorters
The smell of football is in the air
DL Pro Gal golf tourney results
Royals win DL Major League championship
Hole in one
Young Life Triathlon: Rock the Beach 5K, Kids Run part of the action
Saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new
These s’mores can be made any time of year
Jorgenson piano students end season with recital, awards
Social Secuirty: Thank you for last 31 years… and goodbye
Friends & Neighbors
‘Bait boys’ take over Quality Bait and Tackle
Encouraging good spending
MN property tax refund filing tips
Tips on insurance and storm damage claims
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Bluestem extends summer concert series into October
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ has strong native presence
Apple Music buys ‘Carpool Karaoke’ TV series
Park Rapids Crazy Days July 28-29
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Julie Ann Stewart
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
David Lomen Stenseth
Wind power destabilizing power grid
Adults playing their games...
Letter: Unendorsed 7th District candidate should bow out
Letter: Union workers advocate for pipeline
Cheers to young volunteers
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
April 28, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Swanson urges clarifying get-out-of-jail-free provision
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators have carried what popularly is known as get-out-of-jail-free cards since the 1980s, with the understanding that showing the card would prevent them from being arrested for crimes when the Legislature is in session. State Attorney General Lori Swanson...
April 28, 2014 - 11:23am
April 16, 2014
Marquart, Eken talk state issues
State Rep. Paul Marquart and State Sen. Kent Eken held a town hall meeting in Detroit Lakes Monday — and they had a lot to talk about. “The...
April 16, 2014 - 4:00pm
April 13, 2014
Capitol Chatter: GOP offered bonding deal before bullying, wage votes
Republicans passionately fought an anti-bullying bill that the Democrat-controlled House passed in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, after a nearly 12-hour debate. GOP representatives said the proposal to require school districts to implement strong bullying policies, and the...
April 13, 2014 - 10:00am
March 31, 2014
Minn. bill would reduce number of lawmakers
ST. PAUL - A new bill, introduced Monday after most legislative deadlines passed, would reduce the number of lawmakers serving Minnesotans and, thus, eliminate the need to build a new Senate office building. Rep. Bob Barrett, R-Lindstrom, would reduce the number of House members...
March 31, 2014 - 1:02pm
March 26, 2014
Minnesota bills focus on communications during response to oil spills
ST. PAUL - North Dakota oil is a regular discussion item around the Minnesota Legislature, with improving communications among oil transportation...
March 26, 2014 - 8:22am
March 18, 2014
Minnesota News Briefs
Tougher drunken driving sentence considered in Minnesota ST. PAUL - The family of a baby who died in a motor vehicle accident say a bill named after the boy is needed for repeat drunken driving offenders. Minnesota state Rep. Rep. Chris Swedzinski, R-Ghent, introduced "Drake’s...
March 18, 2014 - 9:35pm
March 10, 2014
DFL senators put brakes on passage of tax cut bill
ST. PAUL - Minnesota senators will not rush to judgment on a $500 million tax cut the House passed last week. On Monday, Senate Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, wanted senators to immediately take up the tax bill House members passed Thursday, but Democrats defeated...
March 10, 2014 - 9:17pm
March 7, 2014
House passes $500 million tax cut; Dayton wants more cuts, Senate less
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House passed a $500 million tax cut Thursday and the governor announced he wants to trim taxes $616 million, but the...
March 7, 2014 - 8:25am
March 3, 2014
Bill makes it harder to pass amendments in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota Senate committee Monday approved two similar bills to make it more difficult to send proposed constitutional amendments to the public. Current law requires a simple majority of legislators to approve a proposed amendment. The committee approved requiring...
March 3, 2014 - 7:46pm
February 27, 2014
E-cigarette regulation bill begins to move in Minnesota Legislature
ST. PAUL -- Electronic cigarettes would not be available to youths under a bill the Minnesota House is considering, but a provision that would...
February 27, 2014 - 8:20am
February 26, 2014
Minn. Senate panel OKs propane aid
ST. PAUL - The Senate Finance Committee Wednesday unanimously approved a House-passed bill to provide $20 million to help Minnesotans afford heat. However, the committee made two amendments, so if the Senate passes it early next week it must make another stop at the House for approval...
February 26, 2014 - 10:59am
Dayton considers adding cash to public works bill
ST. PAUL – Using Minnesota’s budget surplus to expand the number of public works projects, ranging from repairing the Capitol to updating college buildings, is being considered, Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday as the Legislature began its 2014 session. Dayton said he received...
February 26, 2014 - 8:45am
Minnesota legislators begin work with propane aid, tax talk cut
ST. PAUL – Providing financial aid to Minnesotans struggling to pay heating bills in this polar vortex of a winter came first as the state...
February 26, 2014 - 8:40am
February 25, 2014
Propane aid begins Minn. legislative session
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators opened their 2014 session today battling the polar vortex. With the session starting at noon, the House plans to provide a $20 million boost to Minnesotans struggling to pay heating costs this winter. No opposition surfaced in two unofficial committee...
February 25, 2014 - 12:23pm
Analysis: Election-year politics never will be far from Minnesota
ST. PAUL – Politics and legislating always are intertwined, but they could be even more so in the Minnesota Legislature this year. Minnesota’s 201 state lawmakers return to St. Paul today for a shorter-than-normal 2014 legislative session – they must be done by May 19 –...
February 25, 2014 - 8:30am