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Sheriff anounces staff moves
Akeley suffers frozen water lines
Riverside utility and street improvement project unveiled
Panthers skate to 16-7-3 overall record
Pine River-Backus edges Braves in section playoff game
Gymnasts show major improvement
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CLARENCE V. TRUSHENSKI
BERTRUM "BERT" HAMBLIN
KIELA GEM KNOWLES
NLOC to perform ‘The Apothecary
Enterprise’s Chili Challenge raises $14,487 for food shelf
Cookbook guru will be at builders show
Let’s not lose our heads about AIS
Minnesota Senate committee votes to suspend wolf hunt
Possible record trout catch could land angler in trouble
USXC racers speed across countryside
DNR eagle camera goes live
Josh’s Collision open on Highway 34
Letter: What everyone wants - Purriercare!
Letter: We’ve known who Enbridge is for a while
Letter: Some lakes with public access seem private
Editorial: Proposed anti-bullying policy timely
Letter: Short-term gain doesn’t trump lands
Hubbard County man credits FATHER Project for helping his family succeed
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...
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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 groundwork for them to become involved if the governor and legislators cannot agree on a budget before July 1.
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