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West Fargo man facing charges after driving lawnmower while intoxicated
Dayton, Johnson differ on campaigns, issues
Grand Forks sheriff's deputies nab suspects using unmanned aircraft in first-ever night flight
Fergus Falls man dies in one-vehicle rollover near Perham
Mother of Barnesville 9-year-old who turned her in for growing pot charged
Going, going ... gone: Twins fire Gardenhire
Another slow start costs Panthers
Swimmers suffer first dual loss at Bemidji
Tigers looking to end losing streak
Hitchcock's two TDs lift Tigers to 42-22 victory over Hill City
JOHN "SLUG" ROEHL
DOROTHY EVELYN LONG
Menahga receives Business Retention award
L.L. Bean plans Mall of America store, its first west of Chicago
Dogs Paw on Highway 34 expanding
Deer Lane under new management
A big beer brewhaha
Heartland Concert season announced
Public screening of inspirational film ‘Girl Rising’ at library
Gravy, partner nearly win Fall Slam; D’s win in a squeaker
Itasca schedules Hiking Fest, annual meeting for Oct. 4
Friend heard screams as hunter was being mauled; bear found dead next day, wounded hunter recovering
Lake Lunacy 1.0: Searching for the sunken commode
Hunters head into opener with numbers soaring in the flyway
DNR finalizes decision denying permits to Ely bear researcher Lynn Rogers
Editorial: Candidates should fight for Greater Minnesota
Thanks for being honest
Budget cuts, status quo not the answer
Conservative standards for state government
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The last hurrah of the garden vegetables
Enjoy some colorful squash
Couple reunited on TV in June is now engaged
Necce’s Ristorante hosts Italian wine master
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 14, 2011
Budget talks back on after Dayton drops tax hike
Gov. Mark Dayton says ending the state government shutdown is so important that he is willing to drop his long-held demand to increase taxes on Minnesota's top earners. His announcement this morning was convincing enough to Republicans who control the Legislature to agree to meet...
July 14, 2011 - 1:03pm
July 13, 2011
Shutdown launches Itasca Sports expansion
When the state shutdown closed Itasca State Park, the propellers for Itasca Sports' pontoon rental business came to a halt. Momentarily. Sam...
news / business
July 13, 2011 - 1:00pm
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 9, 2011
Anglers grapple with lockdown on Minnesota fishing license sales
Bob Rogers sees them every day. They're would-be anglers from other states, passing through Duluth, trying to buy a Minnesota fishing license. Rogers,...
outdoors / fishing
July 9, 2011 - 12:40pm
July 7, 2011
Lawmakers pessimistic about quick shutdown end
Count many Minnesota legislators among those who expect a long government shutdown. "My gut tells me that if this goes two weeks, it will go until January," Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker said. Sen. Tom Saxhaug, DFL-Grand Rapids, added that a quick end to the shutdown is not likely....
July 7, 2011 - 7:16am
July 2, 2011
Shutdown hits campers, businesses, road work
Sam Smith's 11 pontoon boats bobbed quietly on a blistering Thursday afternoon before Minnesota's busiest holiday weekend was to start. Ideally, those boats should have been ferrying tourists up and down the shores of Lake Itasca. The co-owner of Itasca Sports Rental was securing...
news / local
July 2, 2011 - 12:00pm
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
Minnesota residents to notice shutdown's effects this time around
Many Minnesotans would feel a state government shutdown, even though a judge is allowing more than a third of state employees to stay on the...
June 30, 2011 - 7:04am