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Man dies after falling through ice on Alexandria-area lake, boy hospitalized
Lawmaker's culture crusade draws apology demand
Federal bust nets seven drug trafficking indictments
Teacher shaves head for good behavior reward
It's Food Share Month, when most food for year is donated
Three Lakers named to All-Section 8A hockey team
Cowboys upset Nuggets in 8AA south basketball final
Waubun falls in Section 6A semifinals
Laker duo ready to enjoy state swimming and diving meet
Intense state final caps Huwe’s wrestling season
Pork replaces veal in this tasty saltimbocca dish
Earnings test doesn’t usually include pre- retirement income
Protect, detect and report Medicare fraud
Wednesday Matters: Everyday Praying Life
Students on Bethel University dean’s list
Friends & Neighbors
Leaner Target has Minnesota worried
Arctic Cat acquires riding gear company
Gas prices up again in Minnesota, nation
Marco Inc. purchases IT company, Solbrekk
Manufacturers to meet, talk exporting
Knights of Columbus to hold fish fry
Wood, Stoddard to play in NYM Saturday
Honor local physicians on Doctor’s Day, March 30
Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s unique sound has brought long-lived success
Easton Corbin plays Shooting Star this Friday
Federal shield law sorely needed
An Oscar for school bus drivers
Resolve debate over oil conditioning vs. stabilizing
Workforce housing key to economic growth
Do your part to stop pest, AIS invasions
The wildlife of MN: The pileated woodpecker
Wolf seen pursuing snowmobiles in Voyageurs National Park
Now is a good time to prep for open water season
The European starling is a transplant to North America
Ice house removal dates here
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