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UPDATE: Man dies, grandson hospitalized after ATV breaks through ice near Alexandria Tuesday night
Essentia in talks to join Sanford Health Plan provider network
Librarian charged with entering Grafton homes, saying she was looking for books
Man sentenced in crash that critically injured PR woman
Area artists paint women killed by domestic violence for Beautiful Life Project
Baumgartner, Dravis win medals
Fritze, Benson advance to state
Panthers eliminate Rams from tournament
Panthers host Rangers as section playoffs start
Browerville boys eliminate Menahga from section play
PERCY D. ANDERSON
IDA MAY BENHAM
Target plans to cut thousands of jobs in Minnesota
Basic Business Cents: Culture eats strategic plans for lunch every time!
Pending approval, new PR bank to be called Northview
Dog food made by Perham company is recalled
Figure skating extravaganza is 26th annual
Park Rapids High School choir performs March 2
Nevis graduate publishes first book
Chili Challenge Wednesday
Osprey platform goes to new heights
Wolf seen pursuing snowmobiles in Voyageurs National Park
About Fishing: New wave for information on fishing; technology trumps know-how?
Black bear emergence is coming as hibernation ends
Local resorters meet with legislators: Post Labor Day school opening?
Letter: Thank you for making Cabin Fever a success
Letter: Obama’s remarks to WDAY were dishonest
Letter: Other options to transportation plan
Letter: Mental health jail diversion will save lives, money
Editorial: Social Security numbers are all over the place
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