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Hornet track teams place third at Pelican Rapids
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Hornet girls fifth at Perham Invite
Heading off to summer Bible camp
Parenting a Pete can be painful
Judge not: Christian or not, there’s no room for judgment
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Downtown project to pave the way for revitalization
Small bump up in gas prices throughout MN
Essentia DL named ‘stroke ready hospital’
SJE acquires ICS Healy-Ruff for PRIMEX
Boman opens Edward Jones office in DL
Garfield metal worker creates sculptures from used parts
Review: ‘Kumiko’ holds hidden treasures
Jazz artist Spalding coming to Fargo
Frazee Art Festival features art, music and mosaics
Holocaust Remembrance Day is April 16
Dollar for dollar: Having an equal pay day
Coffee with Cop helps bond police, community
71,250 fans and not enough noise
Construction begins, have patience
Minnesota needs a transportation fix
Get ready for early season open water pan fish bite
Woodland caribou populations continue downward trend
11-year-old claims new state record with tullibee caught in Otter Tail County
Rainy River fishing slow, should get better
Wildlife signs can tell a story if you take the time to read them
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April 15, 2015
Legislators ready to up bird flu funding
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators are reacting to avian flu by providing money for state agencies to attack the spreading outbreak. The Minnesota House agriculture finance committee Tuesday night voted to add nearly $1.8 million to the fight and its chairman said more is on the...
April 15, 2015 - 8:56am
April 11, 2015
Dayton fights GOP tax cuts
It is impossible to listen to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton very long and not realize he hates Republican plans to disperse a state budget surplus by cutting taxes. A surplus can “evaporate” quickly, he told reporters, adding that the surplus should be used to advance Minnesota. Dayton...
April 11, 2015 - 5:50am
April 10, 2015
Dayton sticks to education and transportation, but eases up on buffers
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton stuck to his tried-and-true themes during his Thursday night State of the State speech, but rural lawmakers said they felt he showed a willingness to ease a controversial proposal to require 50-foot buffer strips around all water. The governor...
April 10, 2015 - 8:19am
April 8, 2015
Dayton clean-water proposal debated
Minnesota Senate Majority leader Tom Bakk suggested Tuesday that state Legacy Amendment funds could be used to pay farmers cash to make it more palatable to enact a clean-water proposal by Gov. Mark Dayton. Dayton and clean-water advocates aren’t opposed to farmers being compensated...
April 8, 2015 - 11:22am
Senator wants ‘Skoe savings’
Then-Gov. Jesse Ventura embraced “Jesse checks” when the state sent rebates to Minnesotans to get rid of a surplus. This year, House Taxes Chairman Greg Davids, R-Preston, likes to call proposed tax cuts “Davids dollars.” Now that the Senate also wants tax cuts, although...
April 8, 2015 - 10:13am
April 7, 2015
Dayton releases $842 million in bonding requests
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton this morning announced he is pursuing a public works funding bill with $842 million in projects, something that Republicans who control the House earlier declared dead on arrival. The proposal, to be funded by the state selling bonds, would...
April 7, 2015 - 1:30pm
April 5, 2015
Congress, President need consult — not just on Iran
Congress has developed a fondness for open letters when it comes to Iran. First came the warning shot signed by 47 Republican senators that touched off a storm of criticism. Not to be outdone, the House checked in with its own bipartisan and more diplomatically stated letter to the...
opinion / editorials
April 5, 2015 - 5:20am
April 2, 2015
Legislators spar over funds, offices
Area lawmakers disagreed Monday on whether Minnesota should implement universal public education for 4-year-olds any time soon. The controversy follows a proposal by DFL Gov. Mark Dayton to spend $348 million of the state’s $1.9 billion surplus on universal public education for...
April 2, 2015 - 4:19pm
Capitol redo could leave legislators homeless
The Minnesota House soon may be homeless. The Senate likewise. The state Capitol’s multi-year renovation project is putting the crimp on many state officials and others who surround them. Two-thirds of the Capitol is closed, with all but tunnels through the basement due to...
April 2, 2015 - 5:45am
March 27, 2015
Minnesota Senate Democrats take middle budget ground
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate Democrats' budget plan falls between the higher-spending Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and the big-tax-cut House Republicans. Senators propose their biggest increase in spending for education programs and want to increase the budget reserve by $250 million. Total...
March 27, 2015 - 11:44am
March 26, 2015
MN legislature talks Sunday liquor sales
Chances that Minnesota liquor stores will be allowed to open Sundays are fading, but state leaders may be chipping away at related liquor laws. Sen. Roger Reinert, D-Duluth, said Monday the chances for overturning the Sunday sales ban this legislative session are dim. “Anything...
March 26, 2015 - 5:55am
Proposed bill could give families religious right to stop autopsies
Two American Indian families’ efforts to prevent loved ones’ bodies from undergoing autopsies earlier this year resulted in Minnesota legislation to require religious objections to be considered. The bill by Sen. Tony Lourey, D-Kerrick, specifically allows families to make...
March 26, 2015 - 5:50am
March 25, 2015
House passes minimum wage curb
The Minnesota House passed a bill Monday night that would allow employers to pay a lower wage to workers who make more than $4 per hour in tips. The bill, which passed 78-55, represents an effort by the Republican-controlled House to blunt the minimum-wage increases passed last...
March 25, 2015 - 10:27am
Debate over road taxes continues in MN
The announcement of Minnesota Republican legislators’ transportation plan Monday sets up the debate about how to fund road, bridge and transit programs: increase taxes or use existing revenue. Republicans and Democrats agree that some transportation money should be borrowed,...
March 25, 2015 - 9:50am
March 24, 2015
Minnesota Republicans feature $2 billion tax cuts
ST. PAUL -- House Republicans want to cut Minnesotans' taxes $2 billion and increase state spending $1.5 billion in the next two years. House committees are to work out the details after GOP leaders this morning announced spending targets for each finance committee. While Republicans...
March 24, 2015 - 1:32pm