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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?
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...
4 hours 38 min ago
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...
11 hours 56 min ago
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...
12 hours 11 min ago
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
February 21, 2015
Capitol Chatter: Mother Jones says Dayton 'terrible' campaigner, but successful
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's Mark Dayton is a lousy campaigner, but Mother Jones magazine says he became a good governor. The headline on Patrick Caldwell's story proclaims Dayton is the "most successful governor in the country." But, Caldwell writes, "for a man who has won a competitive...
February 21, 2015 - 5:00am
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