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Holiday DWI enforcement in Minnesota kicks off statewide
Turkey tale: Did Ben Franklin suggest the wild turkey be our country's national symbol?
Thankful for family: Wadena couple weathers the rollercoaster of adoption process
Making a wish come true: Eischens receives custom-built Ice Castle Fish House through Make-A-Wish Foundation
Park Rapids fourth grader is Super Bowl Super Snack Challenge winner
International Falls scores final four goals in 6-2 win over Panthers
Panthers persevere through adversity
Hovelsrud caps off career at state meet
Two power-play goals spark Northern Lakes in 4-1 win over Panthers
Tigers advance to state championship game
Mary Louise Haedt
Marion Irene Ward Somers
Mary Louise Haedt
Judith Darlene Kocurek
Trump-pardoned turkey raised in Douglas County
Food shelf thankful for Coborn's donation
Two more northern Minn. resorts pass down ownership to next generation
Skarpness joins Enterprise editorial staff
Cranberry overload spurs U.S. producers to dump extra supply
Public invited to weigh in on criteria for proposed sculpture trail
Let the winter games begin
Veteran tuba soloist joins community band concert
New choir director leading Park Rapids High School ensembles
Bemidji's Ojibwe Language Project: Can it be applied in Park Rapids?
11-year-old boy bags rare spotted doe
Park Rapids area is 'go-to destination' for deer hunters
In the deer 'blind': Area man helps his legally blind brother bad his first deer at age 62
Minnesota gets first new bird atlas in 81 years
Weekend Adventures: The lost art of deer camp
Commentary: 'I am tired of being invisible to you all'
Letter to Editor: Our youth help our community thrive
Letter to Editor: Park Rapids volleyball team grateful for local support
Letter to Editor: Utke and Green support insurance companies instead of consumers
What you need in your winter survival kit
Heads up, Moscow mule lovers: That copper mug could be poisoning you
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
June 22, 2011
Shutdown court hearing grabs state government attention
Minnesota state government is focused on a Thursday court hearing about what could remain open during a government shutdown. No high-level budget talks have convened for six days as top policymakers remain in a deadlock over a new two-year budget, but the governor and legislative...
June 22, 2011 - 7:30am
June 21, 2011
House involved in shutdown case, MnSCU rescinds layoffs
The Minnesota House is poised to get involved in a government shutdown court case, mostly to protect its own operation. On a split vote this morning, the House Rules Committee approved a resolution allowing Republican leadership to hire former state Chief Justice Eric Magnuson to...
June 21, 2011 - 12:18pm
June 20, 2011
Elderly care givers ask for shutdown funds
A group representing nursing homes and other health-care providers for Minnesota's elderly asked the courts today to keep state funding flowing in case of a government shutdown. Aging Services of Minnesota and Care Providers of Minnesota filed paperwork in Ramsey County District...
June 20, 2011 - 12:04pm
June 18, 2011
Park Rapids audit shows healthy fund balance
The Park Rapids 2010 audit showed a healthy fund balance but an increased tax rate for the city. Steve Wischmann, with Kern, DeWenter, Viere, Ltd., presented the audit at Tuesday's City Council meeting. The city had repeat findings that are all common with small cities, Wischmann...
June 18, 2011 - 1:00pm
June 16, 2011
Dayton declares budget talks at impasse
Minnesota's budget talks are at an impasse and two weeks before a potential state government shutdown Gov. Mark Dayton said he does not know how the problem can be resolved. Republican legislative leaders Thursday gave Dayton a proposal that removed $200 million in tax cuts from...
June 16, 2011 - 5:19pm
Letters warn of shutdown: Minnesotans hearing directly from state officials
Minnesotans are beginning to hear directly from state officials what a government shutdown could mean to them. More than 600,000 Minnesotans are opening letters from the Department of Human Services this week warning that their health-care and other benefits could stop if the state...
June 16, 2011 - 8:10am
June 14, 2011
Minnesota courts could decide shutdown impact
ST. PAUL - The impact of a state government shutdown is in the hands of Minnesota judges. State Attorney General Lori Swanson on Monday laid...
June 14, 2011 - 7:28am
June 13, 2011
Minnesota asks courts to allow some spending in shutdown
June 13, 2011 - 2:54pm
June 10, 2011
New lawmakers willing to negotiate, but not on taxes or total spending
Pressure of the clock ticking toward a potential state government shutdown does not seem to affect the resolve of Republican legislators, many of whom are rookies who say they were elected to keep government in check. Rep.
June 10, 2011 - 3:06pm
June 7, 2011
Two weeks later, still no agreement on how to balance budget
It is two weeks since the regular Minnesota legislative session adjourned without passing a state budget, and less than four weeks to a potential government shutdown, but Democratic Gov.
June 7, 2011 - 6:32am
May 25, 2011
Dayton marriage amendment veto will not stop public vote
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed what he called a "mean-spirited, divisive, unMinnesotan" proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage, but his action will not stop the public from voting on it next year. The symbolic veto this morning drew attention to the most...
May 25, 2011 - 9:52am
May 24, 2011
Dayton vetoes GOP budget bills, blames right wing
May 24, 2011 - 1:30pm
Minnesota lawmakers adjourn without budget
The smiles seen on Jan. 4, opening day of the 2011 legislative session, became frowns by Monday as Minnesota's 201 lawmakers headed home with no idea when they will wrap up their primary job: writing a two-year budget. The House adjourned at 11:59 p.m. Monday, 16 minutes after the...
May 24, 2011 - 7:19am
May 21, 2011
Special session all but certain with no budget progress
One comment says it all: "Not much progress was made." With those words, House Minority Leader Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, summarized this morning's budget talks between legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton. Facing a Monday night deadline to complete the budget in the 2011...
May 21, 2011 - 12:15pm
May 19, 2011
A look at Minnesota budget bills
ST. PAUL -- Republicans who control the House and Senate are pushing through budget bills that fund state government, over objections of Democrats and Gov. Mark Dayton. The bills are compromises between ones earlier passed by the House and Senate.
May 19, 2011 - 7:09am