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Legislators spar over funds, offices
EMS offers CPR training to public
Mom encourages teens to get help
Lake Park-Audubon Elementary is running out of class space
Lakers host track scrimmage (Photo Gallery)
Richards named to NIT 18 hockey team
Cihak named to MFCA all-star football team
Mavericks and Tanner Lane heading to Frozen Four
Frazee girls basketball season awards
April Fools' Day still brings laughs after decades of hoaxes
Asparagus frittata is quick and easy to prepare
No limit to amount of SSA benefits a couple can receive
Partner with doctor to keep yourself healthy
Falk gets chancellor’s award at UW-Stout
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
Comedy showcase at casino
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
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
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March 7, 2015
Capitol Chatter: GOP lawmakers differ on right to work approach
ST. PAUL -- Two Minnesota Republicans, two approaches to the Wisconsin right to work debate. First, Rep. Pat Garofalo of Farmington sent to letter to two Wisconsin companies that support right to work to move to Minnesota, letting them know that the union provision remains in Minnesota...
March 7, 2015 - 5:40am
March 6, 2015
Transportation brings together Bakk, Dayton
ST. PAUL -- "Let's create a photo op." With those words from Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, and a hug with Gov. Mark Dayton, the two most powerful Minnesota Democrats publicly made peace Thursday, after a nearly month-long spat. The two were in Dayton's office promoting their...
March 6, 2015 - 5:50am
March 5, 2015
Wisconsin union debate leads to Minnesota invitation
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota legislator has invited two Wisconsin businesses to set up shop west of the border after they testified against Wisconsin "right to work" legislation that is expected to pass Thursday. Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, sent letters to the firms after they...
March 5, 2015 - 5:20am
March 4, 2015
Lawmaker's culture crusade draws apology demand
ST. PAUL -- The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities demands an apology from a South St. Paul lawmaker after he appeared critical of the group last week during a House committee hearing. However, Democratic Rep. Rick Hansen of South St. Paul said Wednesday that what the coalition...
March 4, 2015 - 4:19pm
GOP pushes tax relief on Social Security, veterans benefits
ST. PAUL-- Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt said last week that Republicans would consider tax exemptions for Social Security and veterans benefits as part of their plan to give back more than $900 million of the projected state budget surplus. On Tuesday, lawmakers examined...
March 4, 2015 - 9:01am
Nuclear power moratorium debate returns
ST. PAUL -- The owner of Minnesota's nuclear power plants has no plans to build a new one, but wants flexibility to do it if needed. A state law bans nuclear plant construction. It is time to give Minnesota utilities the ability to consider a new nuclear plant, said Sen. Mary...
March 4, 2015 - 8:46am
February 27, 2015
Lawmakers consider changes to state elections
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's elected officials are looking at election changes. On Thursday alone, lawmakers considered bills to change the primary election date, allowing 16-year-olds to preregister to vote and establishing a commission to redraw political district lines every 10 years. All...
February 27, 2015 - 5:35am
February 25, 2015
Bill would allow easier path to appoint county officials
ST. PAUL -- A few Minnesota counties annually seek legislative approval to turn elected offices into appointed ones. Now, a bill making its way through legislative committees would give county commissions and the public a new way to decide if the change makes sense for them. The...
February 25, 2015 - 10:08pm
Blue alert could help track down police attackers
ST. PAUL -- Legislation is moving ahead to establish a Minnesota alert system that would be activated when a law enforcement officer has been killed or seriously wounded. Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, said a so-called blue alert program would help find suspects quicker...
February 25, 2015 - 9:04pm
Paying for telemedicine required under Minnesota bill
ST. PAUL -- Forcing insurance companies to pay for telemedicine appointments could bring specialized health care to all parts of Minnesota, hospital officials and lawmakers say. While some health insurance policies already pay for telemedicine, the use of technology to allow a...
February 25, 2015 - 4:10pm
Lawmaker says water rules threaten mines
ST. PAUL -- Existing water quality standards threaten one of Minnesota's biggest industries, a state representative claims, and could force cities, industries and agriculture processing plants to spend millions. "The 10 standard will bring down our taconite industry," Rep. Carly...
February 25, 2015 - 5:20am
February 24, 2015
Summit participants: 53-year-old Cuba trade ban hurtful
ST. PAUL -- A "farmer" who plants seeds the same way for years and they do not grow, "you probably are not a farmer," Cargill Inc. Vice President Devry Boughner Vorwerk told a Monday summit on restoring relations with Cuba. That was her description about how the United States has...
February 24, 2015 - 8:12am
House passes first part of child abuse law changes
ST. PAUL -- The state House passed the first step of a child abuse prevention effort that began when a west-central Minnesota boy died after 15 reports that he was being mistreated. On a 130-0 Monday vote, the House approved legislation that would put into law the provision that...
February 24, 2015 - 8:07am
February 23, 2015
Thanks to rural influx, GOP legislators’ focus turns outstate
ST. PAUL -- If rural Minnesota lawmakers get their way this session, a lot more taxpayer dollars soon will start flowing out of the seven-county metro area and into the countryside. The new rural-dominated House Republican majority is putting outstate issues at the top of its agenda,...
February 23, 2015 - 5:05am
February 22, 2015
$18 million awarded for MN public housing
Minnesota Housing approved funding awards today to make urgent safety and energy conservation improvements to the state’s aging public housing stock. These funding awards are part of the record level of support for affordable housing approved by the Legislature and Governor Dayton...
February 22, 2015 - 5:15am