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Pet breeder inspection in proposed Minnesota measure
Dayton plan puts $1.2 billion surplus toward more tax cuts, bigger reserves
Minnesota committee approves synthetic drug bill
Bemidji police still looking into 6-year-old girl's death
Sebeka council calls meeting to discuss police chief accused of DWI
Swegarden takes 4th in 145-pound state division
Lucky Fun Run will be March 15
Frazee wrestling places three in Class 1A state meet
Richter places in Class 1A state 100-yard breaststroke
Laker girls' basketball falls in overtime to Alexandria in Section 8-3A quarters
In the Zone
Immersed in literature one word at a time
French toast brunch with Rep. Green in Lake Park Saturday
Social Security: Money earned pre-retirement shouldn’t reduce benefits
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s births
Remmen named to U of M dean’s list
Friends & Neighbors
Tough winter for wildlife
Brad Laabs: Prepare ahead to get ice houses off lakes
Blane Klemek: Sharptails are a delight in the outdoors and on the table
Rogers’ hand-feeding of bears increases risk for public, scientist testifies
400 show up at Minnesota Capitol to protest wolf hunting
A view from the top: Detroit Mountain construction in full force
DL's Chris Reep earns top honors for growth
General surgeon joins Essentia Health St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes
ProBuild hires new general manager for DL, Hawley
Steady MN gas prices could be the calm before the storm
Here’s how to get public records
Lynn Hummel: DIDOs — better than the Oscars
Sen. Kent Eken: Getting back to work in the MN Senate
Good news on the education gap
Eric Bergeson: San Diego’s Balboa Park a delight for the senses
Piano duo to perform two concerts as part of Motion theater fundraiser Saturday at Holmes
Lakes Area Chorale, Youth Choir to make debut at March 9 concert in DL
Detroit Lakes library full of Dr. Seuss magic this month
'Mr. History' comes to Detroit Lakes Library March 12
Country legend Ricky Skaggs at Shooting Star this Friday
DAWN MARIE OMVIG
Miss Northwest Committee looking for volunteers
Northland Real Estate Guide
Guide to Becker County 2014
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