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'Keystone bandit' bypasses expensive liquor to steal beer
Delta Air Lines pilot locked out of cockpit for Las Vegas landing
NDSCS student quit working as confidential informant shortly before disappearing
School bus runs over boy's legs in front of Pelican Rapids High School
Seahawks "LOB" leads second Lombardi chase
Depth sparks Panthers' win over Prowlers
Panthers sweep C-I, W-DC to cap off undefeated Mid-State record
Lakers tie school record against Panthers
Johnson leads way as Panthers sweep season series from Rangers
DELORES JEAN MAKELA
CHARLES "CHUCK R. BURNS
DELMAR E. MARQUARDT
CLARENCE A. NELSON
GERALD "JERRY" W. JOHNSON
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First Responders on path to success after rough times
Legion Christmas dinner raises $3,000 for Salvation Army
Katy Perry's promise: lion, sharks and live singing at Super Bowl
Guest speaker shares strategies for arts center
Snowmobile race returns this weekend
State AIS battle seeing progress
Monarch butterfly count rises slightly as conservationists warn of extinction
Rescued loon dies of lung ailment
Letter: Opposition to Sandpiper pipeline
Letter: Pipeline spill could have repercussions
Editorial: How to prevent a fire tragedy
Letters: Enbridge responds to pipe yard letter
Editorial: It’s tax season: Here’s a few tips to assist
Cody’s Corner: Briards are great dogs
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