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Sun pillars light up the sky
Bemidji truck driver dies in crash with Amtrak train
Sun pillars light up the sky
Republican state senator Westrom announces bid to unseat Peterson in 7th District
Man accused of planting recorder in woman's home
Rudquist's double-double sparks Braves
Panthers net one goal in tie, loss against section foes
Braves looking to take on new roles
UNC's Kjellberg, Lusti, Carlson receive honors
Balance lifts Rangers past Panthers in season debut
MARGARET MARIE MANLOVE
ROBERT F. LANG
ROBERT F. LANG
Upcoming events Dec. 4 - 9
Christmas has arrived in PR
The good and bad of ice and snow
Reason for vanishing bees remains mystery, ag official says
ATV clubs compete to maintain trails
Mantrap spearing starts Dec. 2
Chateau being built, ski slopes being shaped as project moves ahead
Valuing an employee’s contribution
Knute Nelson showcases GrandCare
Basic Business Cents: Workplace behavior operating principles
Forester plans for trees and wildlife
Big Sand Lake supports community
Privatization has been a costly failure
Commentary: Pipeline spills unlikely but possible
Letter: Not in favor of new pipeline proposal
Editorial: County should pay for second investigator
Christmas cookies bring family together for holidays
The tale of the Christmas cactus
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