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Goats killed in barn fire near Perham
A view from the top: Detroit Mountain construction in full force
Grand Forks cop delivers baby at woman's home
Bemidji police still looking into 6-year-old girl's death
NFPA encourages testing smoke alarms as Daylight Saving Time begins
Patriots top Panthers in regular-season finale
Carlson caps career with a second-place finish at state
Smythe places in both events at state
Panthers close season with win over Patriots, loss to Rangers in 8AA play
Panthers defeat Pelican Rapids
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Sleigh bells ring in Hubbard
Possible record trout catch could land angler in trouble
USXC racers speed across countryside
DNR eagle camera goes live
DNR says 12 people face 80 charges in Lake of the Woods fishing case
Enthusiasm builds for USXC Winnipeg to Willmar I-500 race through PR
Josh’s Collision open on Highway 34
Northwoods Dental under new ownership
DL liquor sales up by $500,000
Randall joins Lake Country Associates
Letter: Contact me about 2014 session
LETTER: Thanks for supporting Community Fish House
Letter: Critical need for transportation funds
Editorial" Don’t skip township meetings
Letter: 2014 session has begun
Chefs sought for fifth annual Chili Challenge
Chefs sought for fifth annual Chili Challenge
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...
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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
June 30, 2011
Today's $34 billion (or more) question: deal or no deal?
Minnesota legislative leaders bought themselves some budget negotiating time today by summoning their members to the Capitol, but they left the talks late this morning without more scheduled. There was no indication if there were problems with the budget talks, but legislative leaders...
June 30, 2011 - 10:38am
June 25, 2011
School's fund balance is improving in Park Rapids
Park Rapids School District business manager Carol Hutchinson reported "slightly improved fund balances in all funds," for the 2010-11 school year at this week's board meeting. But from an historical perspective, this is an understatement. The projected general fund balance of $1,630,552...
June 25, 2011 - 1:00pm
June 24, 2011
Judge reluctant to make shutdown spending decisions
The courts are not equipped to make state spending decisions, a judge said on Thursday while hearing testimony asking her to do just that if July 1 arrives without a budget in place. "The courts have been drug into this," Chief Judge Kathleen Gearin of Ramsey County said. "We will...
June 24, 2011 - 6:28am
June 22, 2011
Dayton, GOP plan lock-in to negotiate budget
June 22, 2011 - 3:44pm
Dayton, Swanson oppose senators' suit against court spending power
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's governor and attorney general want a petition filed by four Republican senators claiming the courts have no say in funding state programs during a government shutdown to be tossed out of court. Democrat Gov. Mark Dayton's attorney filed a court document this...
June 22, 2011 - 12:03pm