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Marquart, Eken talk state issues
High Tunnel class in Park Rapids
6th-grader needs heart transplant
No job too small for 'Helping Hands'
Trucks crash on icy I-94 near Barnesville, one driver killed
Homers carry Lakers to 2-0 start to season
DL picks up first ‘W’
Lakers dominate Lakeview
Track and Field: Nielsen wins 2 events in Moorhead
Frazee softball opens with three-consecutive victories
In the Zone
Family favorite brightens up Easter morning
Lutheran church hosting Spring Rally
Social Security: Children do not need to live in same home to get Social Security benefits
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s births
Butzer on dean’s list at UM-Twin Cities
Friends & Neighbors
This year’s festival in Vergas even included maple syrup milkshakes
State tournament brings a thousand archers to Detroit Lakes
2014 Spring Laker Book
Brian's Beer Brew
Local archer given lifetime achievement award
Minnesota deer-feeding effort all but over
Brad Laabs: Use caution on ice; get ready for open water
Blane Klemek: The American crow is one of the smartest wild birds
Bear hunt application deadline is May 2
Fine dining at the 59er: The Lake Room is their latest addition
Two stylists join team at Creative Mix salon
T.S. Dock & Lift is now Shoremaster affiliate
DL man joins staff of Karvakko Engineering
Don’t forfeit past tax returns
DL should help, not hinder downtown businesses
A low health ranking for Becker County
Eric Bergeson: Goodbye writing, hello politics
Senate, governor need to follow House lead on rural broadband, local gov’t aid
Lynn Hummel: Spring is the season for optimists
Danell Haspel: Last chance to file income taxes!
Cash tribute set May 6
New exhibit at NYM Cultural Center
Celebrating our heroes: United Way event is April 24 in Detroit Lakes
Artists sought for show
February 6, 2013
Small cities worry over state aid's future
ST. PAUL -- Cities would receive more state money next year if legislators approve Governor Mark Dayton's budget, but after that some could get smaller checks from the Capitol. Dayton proposes adding $80 million next year to the Local Government Aid (LGA) program that primarily helps...
February 6, 2013 - 9:37am
February 5, 2013
Minnesota legislative gun debate under way with overflow crowd
ST. PAUL - The two sides of Minnesota's gun debate began laying out their arguments today during the first of a series of legislative meetings. This morning's packed House committee meeting, with two other rooms full of people watching on television monitors, was the first of five...
February 5, 2013 - 2:09pm
Bill advances to save Minnesota taxpayers' money this year
ST. PAUL -- As many as 192,000 Minnesotans would benefit if state legislators quickly pass a bill matching state tax law with federal law, the state House Taxes Committee chairwoman says. If that does not happen, Rep. Ann Lenczewski, DFL-Bloomington, told fellow lawmakers Monday:...
February 5, 2013 - 8:50am
February 4, 2013
Obama pushes gun control plan in Minnesota visit
MINNEAPOLIS -- President Barack Obama emphasized background checks and a ban on military assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in a speech to Minnesota law enforcement officials and local leaders Monday to promote his plan to curb gun violence. "We don't have to agree on everything...
February 4, 2013 - 3:21pm
Minnesota lawmakers ready for rapid-fire gun debate
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers are pulling the trigger on gun-related legislation. Hours of House committee gun-related hearings are scheduled...
February 4, 2013 - 10:30am
Obama to land in Minnesota; state not in lock-step with gun plan
February 4, 2013 - 10:24am
February 1, 2013
Dayton plan gets an 'F' from DL district
When Gov. Mark Dayton laid out his budget plan for the next two years, there were winners and there were losers.
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February 1, 2013 - 3:43pm
After initial LGA bump, cities' state aid could vary under Dayton budget plan
ST. PAUL -- Cities would receive more state money next year if legislators approve Gov. Mark Dayton's budget, but after that some could get smaller checks from the Capitol. Dayton proposes adding $80 million next year to the Local Government Aid program that primarily helps greater...
February 1, 2013 - 3:30pm
January 31, 2013
Legislative notebook: Obama, Legislature plan Minnesota gun discussions
ST. PAUL -- Next week is turning into gun week in Minnesota. President Barack Obama kicks the week off with a Monday Minneapolis visit to discuss gun violence and state legislators plan to consider a variety of gun-related legislation later in the week. White House spokeswoman Joanna...
January 31, 2013 - 9:19am
January 30, 2013
GOP raises concerns about Dayton plan
ST. PAUL -- Republicans are ramping up their complaints about Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's tax plan. During legislative meetings Tuesday, they especially questioned the Dayton proposal to send a $500 property tax refund to most homeowners. "We can guarantee people a tax increase,...
January 30, 2013 - 12:05pm
Minnesota lawmakers implement way to give ag interests a voice
January 30, 2013 - 9:33am
January 29, 2013
Legislative Notebook: Bill would raise 'little cigar' tax
ST. PAUL - Some Minnesota legislators want to raise the tax on "little cigars," saying the products cost less than cigarettes and they can be flavored as a way to attract children. Sens. Kari Dziedzic, DFL-Minneapolis, and Carla Nelson, R-Rochester, said little cigars basically are...
January 29, 2013 - 9:27am
January 28, 2013
Bill would cut costs of prescription drugs
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar recently re-introduced legislation to help lower prescription drug prices for seniors. The bill, the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act, would empower Medicare to negotiate for the best possible price of prescription medication for America's...
January 28, 2013 - 9:32am
New taxes, rebate round out plan
ST. PAUL - Business tax changes have grabbed much of the attention after Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal was released Tuesday, but a property...
January 28, 2013 - 9:15am
January 25, 2013
Animal cruelty target of North Dakota bill
BISMARCK - Aubrey, a cat turned over to the Central Dakota Humane Society in Mandan, was microwaved by her owner, and Smiley, a forfeited dog, had a leg wound that went untreated for multiple weeks. Both cases took place in North Dakota and could be a felony under a proposed bill...
January 25, 2013 - 9:27am