Danielle Killey covers local government for the South Washington County Bulletin. She has worked as a reporter for other Forum Communications newspapers since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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RED WING, Minn. – Red Wing will honor its namesake and Native American heritage on the day federally dedicated to Christopher Columbus, the Red Wing City Council voted Monday. The...
RED WING, Minn. -- John Howe hopes to have his name back on the ballot this fall. Howe, a former Red Wing mayor and state senator, has announced he is seeking the Republican endorsement for secretary of state. “I certainly enjoyed my time when I served in the Senate and also when I served as mayor,” Howe said.
ST. PAUL – Local emergency responders say they want the state’s help handling safety concerns as crude oil travels on railroads, highways and pipelines through their communities, but the Legislature has little time to act on the issue this year and many questions to answer. The Minnesota Legislature's 2014 session begins Tuesday, and committees must initially pass bills less than a month after they convene.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Democrats had enough members to pass nearly anything they wanted, but this legislative session remained about as contentious as any other. It was not necessarily a surprise to many Democrats, who say their party contains a variety of opinions and members from across the state.
ST. PAUL – Smokers will provide the backstop to Viking stadium construction funding, the governor and legislative leaders announced Thursday night. If that is not enough, eliminating corporate tax loopholes will be a second backup to electronic pulltabs and bingo, which have failed to generate as much state revenue as expected.
ST. PAUL – Ten Minnesota lawmakers must decide exactly how to raise about $2 billion for the state, and they have plenty of work to do before the Legislature adjourns Monday. The joint House and Senate tax committee has a self-imposed Friday deadline to determine key pieces of the tax plan such as a cigarette tax increase amount, property tax relief and the new income tax rate on top earners.
ST. PAUL – A man law enforcement officials say was plotting a terror attack in Montevideo will stay in federal custody while more information is gathered. Buford “Bucky” Rogers, 24, has been charged with one count of felony possession of a firearm.
ST. PAUL – A bill to fund local road and bridge work, flood prevention measures, civic centers and other projects throughout the state appears stalled in the Minnesota Legislature as time runs down on the session. “We’re getting a little nervous, obviously, because we’re quite close to the end,” House Capital Investment Chairwoman Alice Hausman, DFL-St.
ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The state Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case both sides say could have a significant impact on public data access. The case came before Minnesota’s highest court more than two years after Timberjay newspapers of Tower requested the details of a subcontract Johnson Controls had with Architectural Resources for construction work on St.