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United Way honors Becker County’s heroes
Korean war vet’s remains return home
DL alderman resigns; who will fill seat?
Compassion House’s change over to women is going well
White Earth Tribal and Community College is offering four free summer classes to anyone
NDSU duo and Laker alums shine in freshman golf seasons
Hawley Valley Plains Meet track results
Lakers walk off two wins over Cardinals
DL baseball sweeps at Staples
Frazee girls fourth at HOL Hawley
Museum’s bear trap has rich history
Turning back the pages
Museum to host Hidden History event
Friday Matters: Everyday Peace to Hope
Thursday Matters: Everyday Hope
Friends & Neighbors
Carhartt store opens in DL despite construction
Essentia DL receives stroke education fund
Minnesota gains 7,800 jobs in March
Gas prices jump up in Minnesota this week
Small bump up in gas prices throughout MN
DLHS Student Art Show to open Sunday at Trinity Lutheran in DL
DLMS Band Concert is Thursday
Simply Pink Truly Teal: Run/walk supports cancer patients
Stressed? Calm down and visit your library
Keeping Music Live grants available for Minnesota artists
Tribal college extending its arms
Union needed between development, environment
Letter: Becker County Transit serves seniors well
Letter: Four-way stop at Frazee and Washington a delight
Working to meet a healthy community’s needs
Prairie chicken show exceeds expectations
Unpredictable spring weather slows the bite
Eastern bluebirds among the favorites of bird enthusiasts
Go take a hike
Wild turkey hunters in five counties asked to help with avian influenza surveillance
Spring Laker Book
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
April 23, 2013
Minnesota House approves health bill without knowing impact on hospitals
Health bill highlightsST. PAUL – Key figures from a House bill funding health programs for the elderly, disabled and poor: $13 billion total spending over two years$105 million new funds from hospital surcharge$1 billion more federal hospital aid expected over next four years3 percent...
news / government
April 23, 2013 - 9:28am
March 7, 2013
New gun bill would do less than earlier bills
ST. PAUL -- The author of a new gun bill says she wrote it as a compromise, but those who already have related bills are not buying it. Rep. Debra Hilstrom, DFL-Brooklyn Center, on Wednesday announced a bill that falls short of what the Legislature’s judiciary chairmen plan to discuss...
news / legislative
March 7, 2013 - 8:19am
March 5, 2013
Minnesota health insurance marketplace moves ahead
ST. PAUL - Minnesotans either will get a better deal on health insurance or they will face problems if the Legislature and governor agree on...
news / legislative
March 5, 2013 - 8:34am
Red plus blue equals purple bipartisanship
ST. PAUL -- Two Minnesota senators want to form a "purple" caucus to bring lawmakers from both parties together. Sens. Roger Reinert, DFL-Duluth,...
March 5, 2013 - 8:26am
February 28, 2013
Minnesota lawmakers learn deficit shrinks to $627 million
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's projected budget deficit for the next two years is lower than expected at $627 million, the Minnesota Management and Budget reported this morning. Legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton will use this information to set the state's budget over the next three months....
February 28, 2013 - 10:21am
Electric Asian carp barrier clears Minnesota legislative committee
ST. PAUL -- State legislators are moving ahead with plans to build an electric barrier in the Mississippi River to stop the spread of Asian carp. A bill instructing the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to contract for design work on an electric barrier at Lock and Dam No....
outdoors / news
February 28, 2013 - 8:22am
Gay marriage debate revisits Minnesota Capitol
ST. PAUL -- Those on opposite sides of the same-sex marriage debate use the same argument: It is about families. Both camps made their case...
February 28, 2013 - 8:18am
Butanol may join ethanol as farm-based fuel in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota farmers soon could produce a new biofuel, butanol. "We see Minnesota as being a tremendous place to produce butanol," said Adam Schubert of Butamax, a company formed by BP Petroleum and Dupont to produce the fuel. State House and Senate agriculture committees...
February 28, 2013 - 8:15am
February 27, 2013
Lawmakers consider doubling Minnesota tourism budget
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's resorts, government and residents would benefit from a larger tourism marketing effort, supporters of a bill to double...
February 27, 2013 - 9:08am
Lawmakers want to increase elderly funding
ST. PAUL -- A proposal to increase Minnesota long-term care funding could help elder care as baby boomers prepare to retire, supporters say, but overall state budget questions threaten its future. House and Senate legislators from both parties on Tuesday released a bill to increase...
February 27, 2013 - 9:01am
February 26, 2013
Thursday's forecast to show budget temperature
One of the big days of the Minnesota legislative session arrives Thursday, when state fiscal leaders announce how state revenues and spending are doing. The budget forecast, released twice a year, tells legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton how much the state has to spend or, most often...
February 26, 2013 - 8:36am
Representatives hear that minimum wage increase would help economy
Minnesota minimum wages would rise from $6.15 to as much as $10.55 an hour under bills lawmakers are examining this week. The proposal's first committee votes could come this week. Two wage experts told a House committee Monday that, despite what opponents say, raising the minimum...
February 26, 2013 - 8:27am
Minnesota Sunday liquor sales stalled, short of a public outcry
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans must loudly demand that lawmakers approve Sunday alcohol sales if the proposal has a chance to pass, its Senate sponsor...
February 26, 2013 - 8:21am
February 25, 2013
Courts seek more money for salaries
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota judges for years told the public that justice delayed is justice denied, and budget cuts delay justice. Budget struggles...
February 25, 2013 - 8:37am
Reducing gun violence common goal, Minnesota gun rights and gun control advocates say
ST. PAUL -- Something can be done about gun violence in Minnesota. Gun rights and gun control advocates generally agree on that point, but they don't necessarily agree on what comes next. "To do nothing ...
February 25, 2013 - 8:34am