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Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
Cottage Grove police citations for Feb. 20
Cottage Grove home damaged in fire
Public comment changes for Newport council meetings
Bus aide charged in molestation case resigns from South Washington County Schools
crime and courts
Wrestling: Woodbury, East Ridge fall in team section semifinals
Gymnastics: East Ridge wins section title
Girls' Basketball: Wolfpack improves streak to three games
Boys' Basketball: Park runs out of steam in two losses
Gymnastics: Park wraps up SEC schedule
Freeze and thank you: Polar Plunge raises $95,000
Splashed ice: Third-annual Polar Plunge will chill and thrill in Woodbury
Moon Glow lights up the night
Hot Air Affair Parade lights up downtown
Fashion show will kick off spring anti-hunger campaign
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Viewpoint: Whisper of spring in the air
Letters to the editor: Franke should be straight with constituents; Franke, Jurgens helped provide relief
Letters: Red Rock boondoggle shows county should stick to road planning
Viewpoint: Legislature should recommit to county program aid
Viewpoint: Health care aid law the first step
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May 16, 2016
Minnesota lawmakers fight back as overdose deaths rise
Minnesota drug overdose deaths have jumped four-fold since 2000, the Minnesota Health Department reported as state legislators made attempts...
May 16, 2016 - 8:04am
May 15, 2016
Sieben casts with Dayton, Daudt in chilly fishing opener
Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL-Cottage Grove, who is completing her final legislative session, fished with Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt...
May 15, 2016 - 9:30pm
May 12, 2016
Sunday liquor sales effort sinks again
Minnesotans who forget to buy booze will remain out of luck on Sundays after the state House Thursday rejected a proposal to allow liquor stores to be open seven days a week.
May 12, 2016 - 6:11pm
Sieben's family leave proposal in Senate-passed tax bill
Sen. Katie Sieben's plan would provide partial wage replacement to parents of new babies and workers who take time off to care for family members.
May 12, 2016 - 11:28am
Transportation funding in the legislative headlights
The key to finishing the 2016 Minnesota legislative session remains short of the ignition switch.
May 12, 2016 - 11:19am
May 11, 2016
House committee resurrects body cam regulations
Police body camera video generally would be kept secret in a Minnesota House bill a committee approved 11-2 Tuesday, reviving a measure once...
May 11, 2016 - 9:09am
May 5, 2016
Minnesota Legislature path forward unclear after bonding defeat
The Minnesota Legislature is in limbo after Thursday's narrow defeat of a major issue on the table this year. "I think for those Republicans...
May 5, 2016 - 10:43pm
Railroads promise more money for safer crossings
ST. PAUL -- Railroads carrying hazardous materials across Minnesota came forward Wednesday with a plan to pay more for safer road crossings and training. "The railroads plan to step forward and assist beyond that they usually do," railroad lobbyist John Apitz told House and Senate...
May 5, 2016 - 10:35pm
May 3, 2016
Nearly $1 billion separates public works deal
House and Senate leaders are far apart about how much to spend on public works projects. Nearly $1 billion apart. Minnesota Democratic senators Monday unveiled a plan to borrow money for $1.5 billion for public works projects, things such as finishing the project of bringing water...
May 3, 2016 - 5:11pm
April 26, 2016
Cost of Sieben's family leave plan questioned
Legislation requiring most Minnesota businesses to provide paid family leave to workers is on hold until new cost estimates are available.
April 26, 2016 - 7:38pm
April 25, 2016
GOP picks Holmstadt for Senate District 54 race
Leilani Holmstadt is south Washington County-area Republicans’ pick to seek an open state Senate seat in the fall election.
April 25, 2016 - 1:52pm
April 14, 2016
Graff announces Cottage Grove council candidacy
Cottage Grove has a candidate for one of its open City Council seats. Kim Graff announced this week she will make a bid for a council spot. “I have always been very interested in public service,” said Graff, who serves on the city’s Planning Commission. The council will have...
April 14, 2016 - 11:52am
Minnesota lawmakers ready to get down to budget specifics
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators are ready to put specific numbers to their budget plans, which so far mostly have been generic rhetoric. Senate...
April 14, 2016 - 8:22am
April 12, 2016
Minnesota House lights up fireworks
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House lit up fireworks legislation Monday, but Senate Democrats and Gov. Mark Dayton are expected to douse the red glare. The House voted 73-56 Monday to allow the same type of fireworks in Minnesota that residents now travel to Wisconsin, South Dakota and...
April 12, 2016 - 8:17am
April 8, 2016
Judge orders Lehrke to pay fine, file overdue report in campaign finance case
A Ramsey County judge fined Derrick Lehrke and ordered him to file an amended campaign finance report that explains how money from his past Minnesota House bid was used.
April 8, 2016 - 3:33pm