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Itasca-Mantrap launches solar project
Galloping grass fire challenges three departments
Certificate of Need ruling on Sandpiper pipeline expected April 13
EDA approves additional loan for Armory Square
Motorcycle visibility hinges on numerous blind spots
Panthers open track season by placing 14th at Paul Bunyan Classic at BSU
New boys track coach has to replace talent, state experience
Girls track team expecting to make a run at defending section title
Pike qualifies for national wrestling tournament
Menahga girls basketball team took roller-coaster ride to 10-16 record
GWENDOLYN "GWEN" THEISEN
TERRANCE "TERRY" BURKMAN
MELVIN "MEL" BENTON
MICHAEL "MIKE" WAGNER
Tuning in to an instrumental career
Kraft Foods to merge with ketchup maker Heinz
Basic Business Cents: Leadership should follow PDSA cycle
Tinkering his way into a career: New HVAC business opens in Park Rapids
When muse meets her artist:Manet’s favorite model inspires Maureen Gibbon’s new novel
Mevissen appearing at Bloomington Writers Festival
Dance academy successful at Duluth contest
Northern Light Opera Company garners regional theater awards
David Johnson still enjoys riding the trail nearly 60 years after building the first Polaris snowmobile
DNR urges state forest and off-highway vehicle trail users to check for temporary closures
Spring burning restrictions take effect this week in much of Minnesota
DNR alerts the public to spring burn restrictions
Minnesota DNR wants to ban bear feeding
Letter: Rep. Peterson has always supported Keystone XL
Editorial Investing in state parks, trails system a good plan
Letter: Big Ag bills take away Minnesotans’ rights to file complaints
Letter: Nolan working to block freetrade agreement fast-track
Editorial Gov. Dayton’s proposal to tax railroads logical
June 30, 2011
Shutdown chances increase as budget talks break up late
A Minnesota government shutdown became more likely Wednesday with each tick of the clock. Budget talks ended late Wednesday without a deal to avert the shutdown. "We do not have a deal," Deputy Senate Majority Leader Geoff Michel, R-Edina, said just before 10 p.m. Gov. Mark Dayton...
June 30, 2011 - 6:48am
June 29, 2011
Shutdown notebook: Blame impasse on the rookies
Nearly everyone involved in budget negotiations is new to the process, providing a key reason why the budget impasse is going down to the wire. "Each of the leaders in this struggle is new," former Rep. Phil Krinkie said. "Dayton is a first-time governor with little or no executive...
June 29, 2011 - 8:26am
June 24, 2011
Judge reluctant to make shutdown spending decisions
The courts are not equipped to make state spending decisions, a judge said on Thursday while hearing testimony asking her to do just that if July 1 arrives without a budget in place. "The courts have been drug into this," Chief Judge Kathleen Gearin of Ramsey County said. "We will...
June 24, 2011 - 6:28am
June 22, 2011
Dayton, GOP plan lock-in to negotiate budget
June 22, 2011 - 3:44pm
Some Hubbard County functions could be affected by state shutdown
If you have a driver's license renewal coming up, better get on it. Ditto for a July wedding. Get the license now. As Minnesota moves closer and closer to a government shutdown, county offices that perform state functions are preparing for the worst and asking questions they aren't...
June 22, 2011 - 1:00pm
Dayton, Swanson oppose senators' suit against court spending power
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's governor and attorney general want a petition filed by four Republican senators claiming the courts have no say in funding state programs during a government shutdown to be tossed out of court. Democrat Gov. Mark Dayton's attorney filed a court document this...
June 22, 2011 - 12:03pm
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 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 15, 2011
Shutdown warning letters issued to Minnesotans
ST. PAUL - Minnesotans are beginning to hear directly from state officials what a government shutdown could mean to them. More than 600,000 residents are opening letters from the Department of Human Services this week warning that their health care and other benefits could stop if...
June 15, 2011 - 10:08am
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