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Man injured in rollover crash near Pelican Rapids
Taekwondo team participates at Greenquist Festival
DL girls golf third at Ridges invite
Laker girls place at Hamline Elite
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Tennis team fills holes with young players
Monday Matters: Everyday Never Sleeping
Mary Lee is calling it quits after 35 years selling parts!
Museum’s bear trap has rich history
Turning back the pages
Museum to host Hidden History event
Friends & Neighbors
Carhartt store opens in DL despite construction
Essentia DL receives stroke education fund
Minnesota gains 7,800 jobs in March
Gas prices jump up in Minnesota this week
Small bump up in gas prices throughout MN
DLHS Student Art Show to open Sunday at Trinity Lutheran in DL
DLMS Band Concert is Thursday
Simply Pink Truly Teal: Run/walk supports cancer patients
Stressed? Calm down and visit your library
Keeping Music Live grants available for Minnesota artists
Tribal college extending its arms
Union needed between development, environment
Letter: Becker County Transit serves seniors well
Letter: Four-way stop at Frazee and Washington a delight
Working to meet a healthy community’s needs
Forest tent caterpillar numbers should be minimal this year in Minnesota
Unpredictable spring weather slows the bite
Eastern bluebirds among the favorites of bird enthusiasts
Prairie chicken show exceeds expectations
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Capitol Chatter: How are things going at Minnesota Legislature? Don't ask
ST. PAUL -- The Democratic governor is threatening vetoes and, in some cases, saying bills the Minnesota Legislature is considering are not even worth negotiating, but says a transportation funding boost is vital. The House, a lone Republican bastion at the Capitol, stands by itself...
18 hours 2 min ago
April 23, 2015
Legislature considers smorgasbord, from sprinklers to broadband
ST. PAUL — Broadband expansion would be funded, but at a lower level than supporters want. Industrial hemp would be allowed on a limited basis, but not for general cropping. Stricter wild rice water pollution regulations would be deferred. Large homes would not be required to include...
April 23, 2015 - 8:47am
U.S. Senate unanimously approves human trafficking bill
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation increasing penalties and crack down on human traffickers and take steps to stop the exploitation of children — an effort in which this region’s two women senators — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.,...
April 23, 2015 - 8:20am
April 21, 2015
More money, but no full tuition freeze in Minnesota legislation
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate-passed legislation would increase state-run college and university spending slightly more than the House wants, but neither bill contains the money college officials seek to freeze all tuition. "It is my strongest intention that they do keep tuition...
April 21, 2015 - 8:52am
Minnesota Senate blocks soccer stadium tax break
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday to block professional soccer owners from even getting close to their goal of tax breaks for a Minneapolis stadium. The unexpected 61-4 vote bars the state from spending or borrowing any money or using any tax expenditures...
April 21, 2015 - 8:51am
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