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Peak Wind Gusts
Saturday night rain totals
This spring, lakes should see an earlier ice-off date than in the past
Planning commission passes hotel proposal, council is next
Doubles success in focus for DL tennis
Chippewa Triathlon accepting registrants
Big expectations for Laker softball
Track teams fifth and sixth at Bemidji
Jernberg, Smith headed to USAG Regionals
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?
February 19, 2015
House bill would ditch Minneosta cigarette tax increase
ST. PAUL -- A bill to eliminate the annual inflator on cigarette excise taxes drew support from store owners and tobacco interests in its first House committee hearing Wednesday — and opposition from public health groups who said higher cigarette taxes have reduced smoking in the...
February 19, 2015 - 8:34am
February 18, 2015
Eken authors bill for nonpartisan redistricting
Citing a need to de-politicize the legislative redistricting process as much as possible, Minnesota Senator Kent Eken has authored a proposed bill that would take the responsibility for redrawing district boundaries out of the hands of the State Legislature and create a special, nonpartisan...
February 18, 2015 - 11:15am
$6 billion would buy 607 road, bridge projects
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton produced 607 reasons why he thinks Minnesota should raise and spend $6 billion over 10 years to upgrade the state's roads and bridges. On Tuesday, he released a list of 607 projects across the state that he said would not be built if his proposal is...
February 18, 2015 - 9:01am
February 14, 2015
GOP needs to speak up before hitting the iceberg
Just like clockwork, Republican strategists and campaign advisors to unsuccessful campaigns who were actively involved in the 2014 elections, deciding how to spend millions of dollars, are on a post-election media tour to discuss what went wrong during the elections and why they should...
opinion / editorials
February 14, 2015 - 5:55am
February 13, 2015
Capitol fireworks erupt as Senate seeks to suspend raises for Dayton’s commissioners
ST. PAUL -- The weeks’ long controversy over pay raises Gov. Mark Dayton gave to his commissioners fractured relations between the DFL governor and the DFL Senate leader on Thursday, which ended with Dayton exploding with anger. “To have a majority leader of the Senate come...
February 13, 2015 - 8:00am
Bills to end Endangered Species Act protections for wolves introduced in Congress
DULUTH, Minn. -- Two bills have been introduced in the U.S. House this week to strip federal Endangered Species Act protections from wolves in several states. U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., introduced HF 843 that would prohibit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from listing wolves...
February 13, 2015 - 5:55am
February 11, 2015
Republicans slap back at commissioner raises
Minnesota House Republicans took a swat at Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton Monday for giving his commissioners what one called “luxurious, gold-plated salaries.” Rep. Steve Drazkowski’s remarks echoed those of other Republicans who criticized Dayton for giving raises that in...
February 11, 2015 - 10:15am
Committees cannot decide on two university regent candidates
ST. PAUL -- Legislators serving on higher education committees punted twice Tuesday night on their job of picking a single candidate for two University of Minnesota Board of Regents openings. They succeeded in deciding to recommend one candidate for each of the other three open...
February 11, 2015 - 9:47am
Bill would keep tiny beads out of consumer products
ST. PAUL -- Tiny plastic beads found in soap and other personal care products may be on the way out. "Small plastic is a big problem," Stiv Wilson told a Minnesota Senate environmental committee Tuesday. Wilson, an advocate of ridding products of plastic microbeads, said the...
February 11, 2015 - 5:15am
February 6, 2015
Plan expands preschool access through scholarships
ST. PAUL -- After sparring over how much Minnesota should expand early education programs, a group of Republicans and Democrats came together Thursday to support a proposal to increase funding for scholarships to private preschools. A bipartisan group of lawmakers joined members...
February 6, 2015 - 5:30am
Rep. Kahn again proposes lower drinking age
ST. PAUL -- Longtime state Rep. Phyllis Kahn, who has tried for years without success to lower the state’s drinking age, is back this year with two bills that would allow people under 21 to drink in bars and restaurants. “It’s a very good way to deal with the serious problem...
February 6, 2015 - 5:25am
Wolf bills would ban snaring, increase livestock fund
ST. PAUL -- A federal court recently outlawed Minnesota's wolf hunting and trapping seasons, but wolf supporters are not ending efforts to redraw state laws in the animals' favor. Three bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature on Thursday, including one that would require...
February 6, 2015 - 5:10am
New derailment ignites calls for safer rail cars
ST. PAUL -- Authorities began to clean up after a northeastern Iowa ethanol train derailment Thursday morning, at about the same time that rail safety advocates renewed calls to get rid of old, less safe rail tank cars that commonly carry crude oil through Minnesota and North Dakota. Canadian...
February 6, 2015 - 5:05am
February 3, 2015
Schools with 4-day weeks plead to continue
ST. PAUL -- Nearly a dozen Minnesota school districts launched four-day school weeks as a means to save money, but as state officials say they need to return to five-day schedules, school officials, teachers, parents and students pleaded with a state House committee Tuesday to let...
February 3, 2015 - 8:30pm
Pre-Labor Day school start praised, criticized
ST. PAUL -- Proposals to allow schools to start classes before Labor Day, a frequent legislative debate topic, would hurt the state's economy, a Brainerd-area resort owner testified Tuesday. At the same time, Tom Kavanaugh of Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort said: "There is no evidence...
February 3, 2015 - 5:30pm