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DNR to review Crow Wing lakes ordinance; county AIS coordinator resigns
'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
Leech Lake officials break ground at site of new casino
Crosby man dies after snowmobile breaks through ice
County board approves 2.9 percent increase in tax levy
Panthers defeat Cardinals, improve to 3-0 in conference
Panthers use nine pins to spark win over Wolves
Accepting roles will be key to Braves' success
Three Panthers win titles at Crookston
Nevis girls drop conference openers
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
Betty Rose (Corliss) Dyck
Patricia "Pat" Kay Anderson
Lillian Evelyn Ryther
Basic Business Cents: How do you 'manufacture' good workers?
Vorhes wins legal services Advocacy Award
Coborn named Minnesota Housing Top Producing Loan Officer
Bemidji Burger Kings close after salmonella outbreak sickens at least 27
Trump-pardoned turkey raised in Douglas County
'Magical Medora Christmas' tour coming to Park Rapids
PRAHS drama club is performing 'a magical, musical fable'
Crookston siblings vying for HGTV home renovation show
Standing ovations for first woman with Down syndrome to compete in Miss Minnesota USA
Dreamcatcher lesson celebrates Native American heritage
New northern pike fishing regulations in spring 2018
About Fishing: Venture onto early ice at your own risk
New law expands license requirement to wheelhouse shelters
Early ice is not safe; wear life jackets on cold water
Whitefish and cisco sport netting to open on Straight Lake
Letter to Editor: Winter and snowmobiles: Think snow!
Letter to Editor: Line 3 project will move forward and benefit Minnesotans
Letter to Editor: Place more importance on human family
Check It Out: Park Rapids Library connecting people with resources, creating community through diversity
Letter to Editor: Remember Pearl Harbor
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
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
King Tut, Jello show things are not well in Capitol
Two colorful quotes demonstrate the tough state of the Minnesota Legislature. "Anyway, back to King Tut," Sen. Sandra Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, told fellow senators as she returned to a lengthy discussion of all things Tut and dinosaur, saying the Science Museum of Minnesota would be...
May 19, 2011 - 7:07am
May 18, 2011
24-hour budget debate, plus vote to ban gay marriages
Minnesota Republicans are mounting an around-the-clock campaign to pass budget bills that appeared destined to be vetoed. The House met through the night, leaving at 6:30 a.m. today, after passing tax, higher education and public school bills. The Senate began its work on the budget...
May 18, 2011 - 11:19am
May 17, 2011
Dayton cuts tax hike, but no budget progress
The two sides in Minnesota's budget conflict agree on one thing: They are in no mood to negotiate away issues they hold dear in the remaining seven days of the 2011 legislative session. Gov.
May 17, 2011 - 6:57am
May 16, 2011
Dayton opens budget talks offering to chop his tax increase
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton this morning told Republicans he would cut his tax increase plan in half, but said that is as far as he will go. Republican legislative leaders left the meeting saying they never will agree to a tax increase. In that case, Dayton told reporters, Republicans...
May 16, 2011 - 12:38pm
March 10, 2011
GOP budget $3 billion less than Dayton's
Senate Republicans say they want to spend $34.3 billion in the next two years, about the same as in the current budget. While big cuts will be needed in some spending areas, it appears local government aids would not sustain cuts as deep as many expected. House Republicans will...
March 10, 2011 - 11:55am
March 9, 2011
Park Rapids mayor joins others in asking governor for LGA
Mayors from across Minnesota, including Park Rapids Mayor Nancy Carroll, gave Gov. Mark Dayton a unified message today: State aid is vital for...
March 9, 2011 - 11:52am
March 6, 2011
Detroit Lakes asks state to allow for 1% local sales tax
Although details are up in the air at this point, the Detroit Lakes City Council has authorized city staff to submit a request to the State Legislature allowing the city to enact an up to 1 percent local sales tax. The city of Grand Rapids is also requesting the authorization, and...
March 6, 2011 - 12:49pm
March 5, 2011
Senior services could face big state cuts
Deep cuts to a growth industry about to see a wave of Baby Boomers has nursing home administrators concerned for their futures: Who will take...
March 5, 2011 - 1:00pm
February 28, 2011
UPDATED:Minnesota gets $1.2 billion in good news; helps nursing homes and the rich
Minnesota's new budget deficit will be about $5 billion, down from $6.2 billion, but there are so many unanswered economic questions that the budget also could end up in worse shape. Even with the better number, the state faces a massive deficit that legislators and the governor...
February 28, 2011 - 4:29am
February 21, 2011
Beltrami County Republican Convention: Carlson, Hancock hold fast on budget principles
Once Minnesota finds its way out of a $6.2 billion budget gap, it should lay away $4 billion in a rainy day fund, says Sen. John Carlson, R-Bemidji. Once the business cycle hits an upturn, and Minnesota's current 37 different taxes begin collecting more revenues, Minnesota should...
February 21, 2011 - 7:28am
February 15, 2011
Dayton mixes cuts with take hikes in budget plan
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants to preserve state aid to local communities while raising taxes on the richest Minnesotans and increasing education spending in a budget proposal he released this morning. The Democrat's total budget plan for the next two years would be $37 billion,...
February 15, 2011 - 11:25am