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Record May Rainfall
Hidden History event is Friday
Fire leaves family homeless
Man gets 2 years for burglary
Laker boys south subsection golf champions
Minnesota 8U hockey numbers increase
Three Raiders receive all-conference baseball nods
Six Lakers named to Mid-State all-conference softball team
Angels improve to 4-1
Two friends paddle the remote Little Fork River
What happens when a company won’t fix a misspelled name
Being the perfect packer
DL couple plans wedding visit around national parks
Artichokes can help kids learn to love veggies
Friends & Neighbors
Youth, volunteers produce TV ad for Ice Cream Truck
National Star of Life Award goes to Kaiser
Lamppa steps away from oil pipeline biz
Low interest loans available for farmers
Beware: Not all pay-day loans legit
9th annual Quake the Lake to be held next weekend
Library summer reading program underway
'Tomorrowland' is a well-intentioned mess
Book signing Friday in Detroit Lakes
June 11 concert set to support Vergas Trail
Letter: Republicans’ ‘alchemy’ hurting the middle class
Letter: Is it now against the law to help others?
Minnesota tobacco use down
Bad luck gets the blame and a bad rap
Marquart: ‘Every vote I take’ is for rural MN
More bears, likely looking for food, wandering near homes in Minnesota this year
Musky season opens next weekend
Difficult to appreciate, the tick lives an amazing lifecycle
Homeowners should be bear-aware this spring
Minn. DNR using iFish app to net data with the help of anglers
Lake & Home Real Estate - June 2015
Summer Scene - May 2015
Discover the outdoors at wildlife sanctuary
Try one of the many golf courses in the area
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
May 28, 2015
4 year olds at heart of Minnesota budget impasse
ST. PAUL — An early-learning center visit Thursday reinforced the Republican House speaker's resolve to offer scholarships for pre-kindergarten education instead of Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's wish to pay for all Minnesota 4 year olds to attend school. Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown,...
May 28, 2015 - 8:19pm
Minnesota budget negotiators looking to compromise
ST. PAUL — Compromise is in the air. With birds chirping in the background, Minnesota's four budget negotiators emerged from talks Wednesday evening saying they were making progress and have reached some agreements on state spending as prelude to a special legislative session...
May 28, 2015 - 8:17am
May 27, 2015
Minnesota governor, leaders want short special session soon
ST. PAUL – It was fitting that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt stood by a grandfather clock Tuesday after they began planning a special legislative session. The two said they do not want much time to elapse before they revise and pass three vetoed budget...
May 27, 2015 - 8:32am
May 26, 2015
Capitol Chatter: State Senate changing as times change
ST. PAUL — Minnesota senators took an abrupt about-face moments after the legislative session ended with shouting and confusion. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk did not want his colleagues to leave, even though the midnight hour had passed. "It's a pretty emotional time,"...
May 26, 2015 - 8:29am
With more budget vetoes, preparations begin for partial government shutdown in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed legislation funding state programs ranging from education to the parks, setting up a special legislative session and launching preparations for a potential partial government shutdown. On Saturday, Dayton vetoed spending bills for...
May 26, 2015 - 8:24am
May 23, 2015
MN lawmakers hit deadline with too much undone
We wish we could report that the dust settled at the State Capitol on Tuesday after an eventful legislative session, which ended at midnight Monday on constitutional schedule. But the session wasn’t as eventful as it should have been. Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he would veto...
opinion / editorials
May 23, 2015 - 5:20am
May 22, 2015
Dayton signs four budget bills, three remain
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Friday signed half of the state's budget bills into law. On Thursday, he vetoed an education spending bill, leaving three more for him to sign or veto Saturday. He already vetoed one. The bills are part of a package that would spend nearly...
May 22, 2015 - 1:59pm
As promised, Dayton vetoes $17 billion Minnesota education funding bill
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the state’s education budget Thursday, setting up a special session of the Legislature in the coming weeks. Dayton had promised to veto the budget earlier this week but couldn’t use his veto power until the bill was officially presented to...
May 22, 2015 - 8:21am
May 21, 2015
Minnesota education funding dispute forces layoff notices
ST. PAUL – Minnesota's education funding dispute means more than 800 state education workers will begin receiving layoff notices June 1. Gov. Mark Dayton said he regrets the need to upset workers' lives, but state law requires that workers who could be laid off receive a month's...
May 21, 2015 - 8:45am
From A to Z: How Minnesota legislation fared
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature adjourned Monday, but potential vetoes and a looming special session could change some of what they accomplished. The following list includes the latest information about key issues. Avian flu: About $19 million was approved for low-interest...
May 21, 2015 - 8:30am
May 20, 2015
6 facts about Minnesota's special session
Why? Special legislative sessions are called when the Legislature does not complete its work, needed bills are vetoed and must be repassed or an urgent need arises, such as a disaster. This year? Gov. Mark Dayton says he will call a special session to pass an education funding...
May 20, 2015 - 9:23am
Minnesota's special session may be full
ST. PAUL – Minnesota lawmakers could debate issues ranging from education to private accountants in a special session this spring or summer. It has been apparent for days that legislators will be summoned back to pass an education funding bill more to Gov. Mark Dayton's liking,...
May 20, 2015 - 9:18am
May 19, 2015
Shouts, confusion end late-night legislative session in St. Paul
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature ended early Tuesday morning amid shouts of "crooks' and "shameful," with plenty of confusion mixed in, as lawmakers failed to finish everything they wanted to do in 2015. A special legislative session is expected after Gov. Mark Dayton's promised...
May 19, 2015 - 8:05am
May 18, 2015
Special session, failures face Minnesota lawmakers
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota Legislature appears set to head into a special session over an education spat and the three main legislative forces each are close to losing their top 2015 priorities. Lawmakers made good progress on most of the eight major spending bills Sunday, facing...
May 18, 2015 - 8:31am
May 14, 2015
Bird flu infects Minnesota budget talks
ST. PAUL — Minnesota poultry farmers found themselves in the midst of political bickering Wednesday as high-level negotiators pushed time limits for resolving Democrat-Republican state budget differences. Rep. David Bly, D-Northfield, asked the House to debate a bill providing...
May 14, 2015 - 8:32am