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Candidate filing period opens
Track and field day: Century students run in the sun
Operation Round Up awards $45,000 to local programs
Tax ruling on Enbridge has counties concerned
Akeley off-sale exception bill passes
Panthers open playoffs with comfortable win
Kruchowski, Bagstad pitch Panthers past Patriots
Home runs lift Snurdbirds past Crookston, Wolf Lake
Kirlin, Jasmer run in Fargo Marathon
BHV, WDC defeat Braves in PRC play
Pamela Jean Evenson
Corwin Arthur Myers
Lawrence "Larry" Delbert Dierks
Darlene Mable Shearer
Tawny Dog Park opens in Park Rapids
Despite late start, farmers optimistic about getting crops in for the season
Judge says Line 3 should stick to its old route; recommendation allows tribes to stop pipeline
Benefactor of Daddy-Daughter Dance delivers $1,000
Drones ahoy! Woman-owned business takes innovative approach
Place a Business Announcement
Acts set for Minnesota State Fair’s biggest free stage
Menahga artist wins award at Youth Art Exhibit
Three Park Rapids students win awards at national PTA contest
Nemeth Art Center launches new art, live music events
Movie Review: Third 'Avengers' is a stunningly well-made feature
Whopping walleye catch
Minnesota state park campsites booking fast
Bird Wise: Catch a wave and you're sitting on top of the world
North Country Trail Column: Adopt a hiking trail on National Trails Day
Conservation officers' weekly report
Letter to Editor: This community is awesome
Letter to Editor: Looking for Osage descendants
Letter to Editor: Animals need better legal safeguards
Letter to Editor: Lizakowski's rebuttal to allegations
Commentary: Oil, water and the judges
What you need in your winter survival kit
Heads up, Moscow mule lovers: That copper mug could be poisoning you
December 1, 2011
UPDATED: State budget shows a surplus, but comes with warnings
Jaws dropped this morning as Minnesota leaders learned the state budget will be $876 million bigger than earlier thought. But the news came with warnings: -- A $1.3 billion deficit is expected in two years. -- The Minnesota economy could take another turn for the worse if the European...
December 1, 2011 - 10:06am
September 17, 2011
Park Rapids 2012 budget up modest increase from 2011
Park Rapids has approved the preliminary General Fund budget and proposed property tax levy for 2012 at a slight increase from 2011. The Park...
September 17, 2011 - 1:00pm
September 10, 2011
Hubbard County looks to employees to reduce 2012 budget
Hubbard County employees, by enrolling in high deductible health plans and living healthier lifestyles, gave taxpayers a break when their health...
September 10, 2011 - 1:00pm
August 27, 2011
Hubbard County begins 2012 budget
As Hubbard County embarks on its fourth "no frills" budgetary year, commissioners are starting to ask bolder questions. What if the jail were no longer funded? What if certain programs like Sentence to Service were eliminated?
August 27, 2011 - 1:00pm
July 23, 2011
Dayton was right that budget would bring pain
Minnesotans knew, or should have known, that the final state budget would not please people. "My proposed budget solution will be reasonable, balanced - and painful - because I see no easy alternative," Gov. Mark Dayton said in his inaugural address Jan. 3. After that, he repeatedly...
July 23, 2011 - 10:11am
July 21, 2011
Legislators approve nearly $500M in public works projects across state
ST. PAUL -- It's Christmas in July for Minnesota colleges and other state-owned facilities. Minnesota legislators early Wednesday approved $498 million worth of public works projects such as college building renovations, flood-fighting projects and developing the state's newest park. "It...
July 21, 2011 - 7:46am
July 19, 2011
Special session starts today, shutdown ends soon
The Minnesota Legislature begins voting on budget bill this afternoon, setting up the end to the state's longest government shutdown. Late this morning, Gov. Mark Dayton signed a proclamation calling lawmakers back into special session to pass the state budget. "We worked very,...
July 19, 2011 - 11:26am
Capitol opens today; more work to be done on budget
Signs that the Minnesota government shutdown soon may end are surfacing, but work remains. Gov. Mark Dayton ordered the state Capitol to open again at 9 a.m.
July 19, 2011 - 7:52am
July 16, 2011
Council hears from legislators, CGMC rep
Tim Flaherty of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities and legislators Sen. Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook, and Rep. David Hancock, GOP-Bemidji, arrived at this week's Park Rapids Council meeting to share insights on the "new majorities' and governor's quarrel." "The governor supports...
July 16, 2011 - 1:00pm
July 15, 2011
Minnesota leaders announce budget deal 'framework'
Minnesota government could reopen within days if what appears to be a fragile budget agreement holds up. Democratic Gov.
July 15, 2011 - 7:17am
July 13, 2011
Judge to Minnesotans: 'Flood' lawmakers, governor with shutdown stories
The judge deciding what parts of state government can run during a shutdown, which enters its 13th day Wednesday, says legislators and the governor need to hear how it affects Minnesotans. Chief Judge Kathleen Gearin of Ramsey County said that is especially true for people who live...
July 13, 2011 - 7:46am
July 12, 2011
Gambling no sure bet for budget fix
A Minnesota Capitol undercurrent for months has suggested gambling as a way to help solve a budget impasse that now has become the longest government shutdown in state history. "The governor wants more revenue, Republicans want no new taxes," Rep. John Kriesel recently tweeted. "Enter...
July 12, 2011 - 6:34am
July 6, 2011
Budget talks resume with agreement to talk more
Minnesota state government is in a partial shutdown and the first budget negotiations in days resulted in nothing more than an agreement to meet again. When Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton was asked what can be done to reach a budget deal with Republican leaders, his only response was:...
July 6, 2011 - 6:44am
July 2, 2011
Quiet Capitol, quiet government: Six days of tense marathon budget talks end with shutdown
July 2, 2011 - 11:46am
July 1, 2011
Loggers receive Temporary Restraining Order
A Koochiching County District Court Judge issued a temporary restraining order early this morning against the state of Minnesota that allows logging to continue in state forests during the government shutdown. Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources had halted timber harvesting...
July 1, 2011 - 11:20am