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Poet, folk singer offering free songwriting workshop at Nemeth Art Center
Who Will Be the Great American Storyteller?
Free screenings of Pine Point documentary this weekend
America's top female quintet performing Sept. 23
Sculpture tour will add to Art Leap experience
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
May 3, 2012
Dayton willing to consider 'harebrained' plan for stadium
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton is willing to consider what he called a "harebrained scheme" to build a Vikings stadium. Late Wednesday morning, the Democratic governor blasted a vague Republican plan as a "fiasco" and said "I just find it offensive." He said the GOP proposal could kill...
May 3, 2012 - 7:36am
May 2, 2012
Lawmakers look to change stadium proposal -- Dayton says Republicans, Vikings officials have been meeting in secret
ST. PAUL -- Legislators are looking at ways to change the Vikings stadium proposal, including discussions about an open-air stadium and the possibility of repaying construction loans with general tax money. The plan that awaits House and Senate votes calls for a roofed stadium that...
May 2, 2012 - 7:50am
April 28, 2012
Higher hunting, license fees negotiated; early opener dies
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislative negotiators agreed with 60 outdoors groups that hunting and fishing fees should increase, but ditched a proposal...
April 28, 2012 - 9:54am
April 27, 2012
Tax, bonding, stadium are the big three issues
ST. PAUL -- Monday will be the end of the 2012 Minnesota legislative session. Or not. Three major issues are hanging fire as lawmakers look...
April 27, 2012 - 10:55am
April 25, 2012
Tax leader wants hearing on stadium bill
A key Minnesota state senator gave Vikings stadium supporters a dose of reality this morning in announcing she plans to slow the rapid movement of a bill to construct a new facility. Sen. Julianne Ortman, R-Chanhassen, said the bill should stop in her Tax Committee before heading...
April 25, 2012 - 9:17am
April 24, 2012
Vikings stadium moves forward
Momentum continues today for the Vikings stadium construction effort with the Minnesota Senate jobs committee approving the bill early this afternoon, sending it to what may be its final committee stop before a full Senate vote. "We have a few more hurdles to clear, but we're encouraged...
April 24, 2012 - 2:15pm
House committee sends Vikings stadium plan to full House
ST. PAUL -- A Vikings stadium construction bill is headed to a full House vote after a dramatic Monday night turnaround. Minutes shy of being exactly a week after another committee defeated the plan, the House Ways and Means Committee sent the $975 million proposal to the House.
April 24, 2012 - 7:32am
April 18, 2012
Walleyes eye Mother's Day weekend opener
Walleye and northern pike may be safe until Mother's Day weekend after all, if discussion in a Senate committee Monday is any indication. Members of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee expressed no support for moving the fishing opener to May 5, a week earlier...
April 18, 2012 - 1:00pm
Hunting, fishing fee dispute stalls outdoors bill
ST. PAUL - Raising hunting and fishing license fees, supported by the governor and key legislators, is in limbo after Tuesday debate on a Senate game and fish bill abruptly ended. Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, blamed politics for the failure of his license fee increase, a...
April 18, 2012 - 7:35am
April 17, 2012
Senate unsupportive of moving up fishing opener
ST. PAUL -- Walleye and northern pike may be safe until Mother's Day weekend after all, if discussion in a Senate committee Monday is any indication. Members...
April 17, 2012 - 7:30am
April 16, 2012
Early fishing opener slipping off the hook
Time is running out to kick the Minnesota fishing opener up a week. Opinions about the issue are changing quickly, Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, said today after his environment and natural resources committee heard testimony that produced no strong support for the earlier...
April 16, 2012 - 11:03am
Minnesota prosecutors celebrate ability to carry guns
ST. PAUL - Prosecutors are happy to now have the same rights of other Minnesotans to carry guns. "Whether they need it or not, it is their right," said Rice County Attorney Paul Baumaster, president of the Minnesota County Attorneys' Association. However, before Gov. Mark Dayton...
April 16, 2012 - 7:30am
April 10, 2012
Fishing for an early opener
Minnesota could be seeing an earlier start to the big fishing season this year. "This is it -- this is the start of the madness," said Chris...
April 10, 2012 - 7:22am
April 6, 2012
Dayton rejects bill to repay schools
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton today vetoed a Republican plan to take money out of the state reserve fund to repay money owed Minnesota school districts. Dayton called the plan an irresponsible "raid" on state reserves. He also criticized a GOP Senate plan to take $100 million more...
April 6, 2012 - 8:44am
March 26, 2012
Minneapolis council majority backs stadium
Minneapolis officials say they have enough votes on their City Council to approve a new Vikings stadium, but financing and other issues keep the proposal in doubt. Mayor R.T. Rybak this morning gave Gov. Mark Dayton letters of support from seven council members, giving the stadium...
March 26, 2012 - 11:41am