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Group hopes to save Laporte music program
Heartland Homes celebrates 40 years of service
Deputies, firefighters train for ice rescues
First graders delve into Earth Day
House tax bill is 'Ain't My Fault' effort
Shepersky leads Hurricanes to national title
Braves looking for versatility to offset lack of experience
Tigers look to contend for conference crown
Boys swimming, diving team enjoyed record-breaking season
Three section golfers return to lead Warriors
John Mitchel Kyllonen
Charles Alfred Knutson
Marilyn H. Whitchurch
Charlotte L. Robbins
Charlotte L. Robbins
Judge says Line 3 should stick to its old route; recommendation allows tribes to stop pipeline
Benefactor of Daddy-Daughter Dance delivers $1,000
Drones ahoy! Woman-owned business takes innovative approach
Online purchase scams are the riskiest type of fraud
Citizens National Bank donates to Heartland Homes
Place a Business Announcement
Sculpture entries sought for Red Bridge Park
Energetic woodwind quintet performing March 15
Historical re-enactor brings 'Prohibition in Minnesota' to library
Metallica announces concert dates in region in September
Local baker to discuss Victorian recipes for Lifelong Learning
Gardening 101: Reading a seed packet
If it's predictable, it's preventable: Wildfire Prevention Week
About Fishing: To CHIRP or not to CHIRP
North Country Trail Column: Multiple rewards of maintaining a trail
Minnesota deer management plan due out this week
Commentary: Join one of ACTION Park Rapids' many 90-day plans
Commentary: Is it time to stop electing sheriffs?
Commentary: We should expand MinnesotaCare so anyone can buy in
Commentary: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Letter to Editor: Kudos to law enforcement
What you need in your winter survival kit
Heads up, Moscow mule lovers: That copper mug could be poisoning you
January 22, 2018
Shutdown ends after Democrats agree to trust that McConnell will allow 'dreamer' vote
WASHINGTON - After three days of contentious negotiations and name-calling, Congress voted to end a government shutdown Monday when Democrats...
January 22, 2018 - 8:18pm
January 7, 2017
Editorial: Another shutdown for Minnesota?
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota legislators should be in a happy mood. They have returned to a spectacularly renovated Capitol building. The coffers are more than full, thanks to a surplus surpassing a billion dollars. The state's business climate, job growth and status as...
January 7, 2017 - 10:00am
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...
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,...
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,...
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