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Higher minimum wage, new laws begin August 1
Park Rapids man charged with terroristic threats following disturbance at Burger King
Swenson named publisher at Detroit Lakes Tribune
Raised in Itasca State Park
CHI St. Joseph’s expands surgical services
Park Rapids, Sebeka eliminated from District 6 Legion tournament
It was a year of near misses for Panthers
Panthers reach finals
Midway rebounds for split with Staples
Husby misses cut at 113th MGA Amateur
Julie Ann Stewart
James Clarence Canada
Avery Jon Mikel
Karen E. (Pollock) Hinton
Basic Business Cents: Job description for vice president of culture
Big River Bread & Breakfast is now open
New owners at Foxy's Bar and Grill
A new era for the Schwarzwald Inn
Basic Business Cents: Memorable quotes by Deming
Kids theatre camp builds bridge between two communities
Minneapolis band returns to 2nd Street Stage
Crazy Days brings downtown bargains, entertainment
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens next week at Armory Square
New grand piano featured at next Noon Hour Concert
Fish activity peaks after storm fronts move through
Fly fishing provides stress relief
Hiking 4,600 miles across the country
About fishing: Memories are made with the special people we call friends
About fishing: Crappie time is upon us: Pursue everyone’s favorite fish
Commentary: Adults playing video games
Letter: Report raises Menahga open enrollment concerns
Editorial: Be alert; it’s election season
Letter: Progressive logic
Toxic Taters calls on RDO to show true support to local children
Recipes: Dad’s Day Menu
Home plate: Kabobs: From turkey, to pork, to pound cake
Home plate: Favorites shared
Home plate: Rhubarb, a versatile veggie
August 17, 2012
Disaster-relief bill includes individual aid
Individuals and small businesses recovering from summer storms would share in a disaster recovery bill lawmakers are discussing. The Federal Emergency Management Agency rejected Minnesota's request to help home and business owners, but a proposed nearly $190 million funding package...
August 17, 2012 - 7:16am
July 10, 2012
Amendments' altered wording fuels political ire
ST. PAUL - Republicans took Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie to court this morning for changing the title of a proposed constitutional amendment, then he changed the title of the second amendment going in front of voters on Nov. 6. Just after noon, the secretary announced...
July 10, 2012 - 7:34am
April 6, 2012
Dayton rejects bill to repay schools
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton today vetoed a Republican plan to take money out of the state reserve fund to repay money owed Minnesota school districts. Dayton called the plan an irresponsible "raid" on state reserves. He also criticized a GOP Senate plan to take $100 million more...
April 6, 2012 - 8:44am
April 5, 2012
White Earth offers stadium $400 million in exchange for casino rights
The White Earth Nation proposes giving the state $400 million for a Vikings stadium in exchange for permission to build a Twin Cities casino. "Minnesota will have the money and the Vikings will be able to proceed in a timely manner," White Earth Chairwoman Erma Vizenor told reporters...
April 5, 2012 - 11:58am
April 4, 2012
Lawmakers warned of possible wolf season challenge
ST. PAUL - Minnesota House members approved wolf hunting and trapping seasons on Tuesday despite warnings that the American Indian community may challenge it in court. "When we make laws, we make laws for all the people of Minnesota," Rep. Kerry Gauthier, DFL-Duluth, said before...
April 4, 2012 - 7:54am
March 28, 2012
Senate bonding bill sets up three-way talks
One of the 2012 Minnesota Legislature's prime tasks is to approve public facility repair and construction funds, but the three proposals vary widely as lawmakers look to wrap up their work for the year. The final of the three public works funding plans, from Senate Republicans, overwhelmingly...
March 28, 2012 - 2:42pm
March 26, 2012
Minneapolis council majority backs stadium
Minneapolis officials say they have enough votes on their City Council to approve a new Vikings stadium, but financing and other issues keep the proposal in doubt. Mayor R.T. Rybak this morning gave Gov. Mark Dayton letters of support from seven council members, giving the stadium...
March 26, 2012 - 11:41am
March 20, 2012
Wadena seeks aid as tornado forces out residents, businesses
Wadena is losing residents and businesses, city leaders told a Minnesota Senate committee Monday night in seeking state aid to rebuild facilities lost in a 2010 tornado. "We have been planning for 21 months," Mayor Wayne Wolden told members of the Senate committee that recommends...
March 20, 2012 - 7:19am
March 8, 2012
Protesters call for Alexandria Rep. Franson to resign after controversial YouTube post
ST. PAUL - Protesters chanted for Rep. Mary Franson to resign and a liberal organization submitted a petition this morning demanding that she...
March 8, 2012 - 2:21pm
March 2, 2012
New Vikings stadium in Minneapolis will tap revenue from electronic pulltabs and bingo
ST. PAUL -- Smiles surrounding a Minnesota Vikings stadium announcement seemed to indicate victory, but in reality they represented something else: a beginning. "Now, the real work begins, persuading a majority of the Minneapolis City Council and the Minnesota Legislature to approve...
March 2, 2012 - 7:33am
February 29, 2012
Slight state budget improvement projected
Minnesota's state government budget is a bit brighter than expected. Several sources this morning reported the state will have $323 million more in the current two-year budget than predicted in a November budget forecast. The official announcement was to come later in the morning,...
February 29, 2012 - 11:02am
February 6, 2012
Voter photo ID receives first examination
Opponents of requiring photo identifications for voters talked against it for hours Wednesday, knowing their chances of stopping the proposal were slim. Just four of more than 30 witnesses at a five-hour Minnesota legislative committee meeting spoke in favor of the proposed constitutional...
February 6, 2012 - 8:16am
January 31, 2012
GOP senators 'unfit to govern' after firing commissioner
Minnesota Republican senators fired a Gov. Mark Dayton appointee Monday, and the governor fired right back by saying they "are unfit to govern." Republicans...
January 31, 2012 - 7:09am
January 27, 2012
Minnesota county attorneys could soon be packing heat
ST. PAUL - County attorneys might soon be able to carry weapons while on duty if a bill unanimously passed by a Minnesota House committee Thursday makes it through the Legislature. The bill would exempt county attorneys and assistant county attorneys from a state statute prohibiting...
January 27, 2012 - 8:05am
January 25, 2012
Fireworks start on opening day
Good feelings evident at the opening of the 2012 Minnesota legislative session quickly evaporated as lawmakers dove into their work. Legislators exchanged handshakes and hugs early Tuesday as they returned to the Capitol.
January 25, 2012 - 7:54am