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This spring, lakes should see an earlier ice-off date than in the past
Planning commission passes hotel proposal, council is next
Firefighter battles PTSD
Big expectations for Laker softball
Chippewa Triathlon accepting registrants
Track teams fifth and sixth at Bemidji
Jernberg, Smith headed to USAG Regionals
DL wrestlers qualify for NYWA state tournament
Pushing the boundaries of her time
Turning back the pages
Grilled lamb chops provide quick, flavorful meal
Earnings limits apply to widow’s benefits
Friends & Neighbors
MN legislature talks Sunday liquor sales
Gas prices take big dip in Minnesota
Microsoft Dynamics Lunch ‘n Learn set
The Lodge receives Chairman’s Award
Good named partner at Pemberton Law
Crisis Center to hold annual banquet
MSUM hosting trio of authors at on-campus events April 13
Watch out for April Fool’s Day at library
Egg decorating class Tuesday at NYM center
Long Lake Theater season starts June 10
Foundations have big impact
Needed: Crash course in open records
Letter: Some lake officials push back against ‘aggressive’ DNR stocking of muskie
Question was a deal-breaker
Help for problem gamblers
Six of top 10 most popular state parks located in northern Minnesota
Signs of spring are all around: From migration to sugaring
Last week to ice fish
Comments sought on proposed deer goals
Governor’s budget would help maintain vitality of Minnesota state parks
Murder mystery at the Holmes
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
July 20, 2011
Lawmakers work all night, special session wraps up with budget work finished
ST. PAUL -- House Speaker Kurt Zellers hugged Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch and the two called it a session early today after Minnesota legislators passed a budget spending $35.7 billion in the next two years. Once Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton signs the nine budget bills this morning,...
July 20, 2011 - 8:17am
July 19, 2011
Legislature zips through votes to reopen state government
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's longest government shutdown is poised to end after state legislators Tuesday night rushed through a series of spending bills. While ending the shutdown, the bills fund state government for two years. They keep health-care funding flowing to poor, disabled...
July 19, 2011 - 10:54pm
Special session starts today, shutdown ends soon
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature begins voting on budget bill this afternoon, setting up the end to the state's longest government shutdown. Late this morning, Gov. Mark Dayton signed a proclamation calling lawmakers back into special session to pass the state budget. "We worked...
July 19, 2011 - 11:48am
May 24, 2011
Dayton vetoes GOP budget, blames right wing
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov.
May 24, 2011 - 1:47pm
Eken: GOP budget would eliminate 30,000 jobs - mostly due to cuts to hospitals
St. Paul, Minnesota - The 2011 legislative session ended Monday night without balanced budget, likely forcing a special session. State Rep. Kent Eken (DFL - Twin Valley) said he was disappointed in the outcome and preferred that a compromise was reached. Unfortunately, the majority...
May 24, 2011 - 9:36am
Lawmakers run out of time, fail to pass Legacy bill for arts, clean water, outdoor projects, parks and trails
ST. PAUL - Time expired on the 2011 Minnesota legislative session before the House could vote on a bill to provide $450 million in sales tax proceeds for arts, clean water, outdoor projects and parks and trails. After earning quick passage in the Senate Monday afternoon, the House...
May 24, 2011 - 9:26am
May 23, 2011
Legislature moves slowly to the end; special session coming
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton says he is pessimistic of any real movement toward a budget deal today, the final day of the 2011 regular legislative session, and Republicans in control of the Legislature could point to no progress. Nine budget and tax bills sit on Dayton's desk for...
May 23, 2011 - 2:56pm
May 22, 2011
No progress in talks Saturday -- legislative session heading for a train wreck
ST. PAUL -- Two high-level meetings Saturday showed no progress toward solving Minnesota's budget dispute. The stalemate, which produced familiar rhetoric from both sides, prompted one legislative staffere to joke: "This could have been November." But it was no joke. What Gov.
May 22, 2011 - 11:46am
May 17, 2011
Republicans defeat Dayton tax plan amid accusations from both sides
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislative Republicans went after Democratic Gov.
May 17, 2011 - 9:30pm
State leaders say they are ready to negotiate budget
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's legislative leaders and governor say, in effect, that they are done negotiating with themselves and at least are talking about working together on a new state budget. But in case that does not work, several of Gov.
May 17, 2011 - 1:46pm
February 9, 2011
Dayton asks lawmakers for cooperation
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton pleaded with Republicans who control the Legislature for cooperation today as the state faces a $6.2 billion budget deficit. In his first State of the State speech, Democrat Dayton said that a government shutdown should never happen because...
February 9, 2011 - 3:44pm
February 8, 2011
State Legislature: Negotiators quickly agree on cutting $900 million
ST. PAUL -- The first budget-cutting bill of 2011 could be on Gov.
February 8, 2011 - 9:38am
February 4, 2011
Dayton unveils education plan
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton laid out what he called his vision for education reform Friday, but a key Republican lawmaker said she saw nothing new in the seven-point plan. Dayton suggested increasing education funding, concentrating on early-childhood education (including improving...
February 4, 2011 - 2:58pm
Proposal would lift ban on Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota
Duluthians who run out of beer and want to grab a last-minute 12-pack before Sunday's Super Bowl have two choices: Head to Superior or go thirsty. But State Sen. Roger Reinert, DFL-Duluth, wants to help.
February 4, 2011 - 9:25am
February 3, 2011
Senate votes to chop $830 million out of next budget
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators voted to trim $830 million out of the next state budget and $125 million from the current one today in a first step to plugging a budget gap. The 37-27 vote came as Republicans stood together to back their plan. "We know we are going to have to make...
February 3, 2011 - 2:55pm