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Dayton vetoes most legislative session work
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
Panthers rated in state softball, baseball polls
Golfers tune up for subsection tournament at Blueberry Pines
Tigers defeat Braves to end regular season
Panthers open playoffs with comfortable win
Kruchowski, Bagstad pitch Panthers past Patriots
Corwin Arthur Myers
Janet Louise Turbyne Ahern
Pamela Jean Evenson
Lawrence "Larry" Delbert Dierks
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
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
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