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Louie Tinucci built a restaurant that lasted — and the family to carry it on
School District 833 to buy Bailey Nurseries property for new Oltman Middle School
Cottage Grove K-9 Blitz calls it quits
Mediation planned for South Washington County Schools teachers union contract
Klobuchar speaks at Cottage Grove Memorial Day ceremony
crime and courts
New Life Academy Baseball: Eagles open sections in style
Park Baseball: Wolfpack stay alive with win
East Ridge Baseball: Longmuir’s dominance leads to Raptors victory
Park Softball: Wolfpack now a win away from state tournament berth
East Ridge Softball: Raptors end season with loss to Eagan in sections
Banner of bravery: Cottage Grove veteran cherishes state flag he flew in Vietnam
Entries sought for second annual Films in 5 Festival
5K race makes strides against bullying
Cottage Grove 22-mile run/walk draws attention to veteran suicides
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arts and entertainment
Jane M. Hennen, 78
H. Byron Robinson, 93
Edward F. Rodd, 86
Kathleen A. Cognetta, 71
Louis R. Tinucci, Jr. 87
Viewpoint: Competency-based learning intriguing
Viewpoint: District prioritizes uniformity in VCCS plan
Letter to the editor: Country can't afford bloated military
Letter to the editor: Don't gripe, don't gloat; see who'll vote
Viewpoint: Miranda warning often misunderstood
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March 5, 2013
Gay marriage debate returns to Capitol; Schoen and Sieben support, but say budget the priority
ST. PAUL - Those on opposite sides of the same-sex marriage debate use the same argument: It is about families. Both camps made their case Wednesday, Feb. 27, as Minnesota lawmakers released a proposal that would allow gay couples to wed. "We are affirming that thing that we all...
March 5, 2013 - 1:49pm
March 3, 2013
Legislative notebook: Assault weapon ban not in new House gun bill
ST. PAUL -- It looks like the Minnesota Legislature will not ban assault weapons or large-capacity ammunition clips this year. Rep. Michael Paymar, DFL-St. Paul, Thursday unveiled a bill wrapping together a series of gun initiatives he said he thinks can pass.
March 3, 2013 - 9:08pm
February 16, 2013
Katie Sieben Viewpoint: Education funding, tax fairness are highlights of governor's budget plan
The budget debate kicked off at the Capitol last month with the release of Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal.
February 16, 2013 - 12:57pm
February 13, 2013
Farmington goalie scores into own net, flips off coaches and leaves ice
FARMINGTON, Minn. -- Farmington senior goalie Austin Krause purposely scored a goal for into his own net, then showed his middle finger in the direction of the coaching staff and gave a salute before leaving the ice in the third period Tuesday night in Farmington. The goal, scored...
February 13, 2013 - 1:22pm
February 1, 2013
Book Report: Going back keeps stories going
Sometimes an author doesn't realize he's got a good thing going and plunges on ahead when he might well have done better had he looked back. Popular...
columns / Life
February 1, 2013 - 8:44am
January 28, 2013
South Washington County lawmakers have some support, plenty of questions for Dayton budget plan
South Washington County lawmakers offered tepid support for key parts of Gov. Mark Dayton's state budget plan, questioned others and said they need to know more about how it would affect local residents. Sen. Katie Sieben and Rep.
January 28, 2013 - 1:26pm
January 22, 2013
Dayton ready to deliver tax, spend package
ST. PAUL -- If Minnesota Democrats ever are to see a state budget they like, today is the day. Gov. Mark Dayton is ready to announce his proposal at midday, giving Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Laborites the only chance they have had in a generation to approve higher taxes and more...
January 22, 2013 - 9:08am
January 16, 2013
Lawmakers upset at DNR 'reversal' on Asian carp barrier issue
January 16, 2013 - 2:06pm
Body found near Vermillion River in Hastings
A body was found along the Vermillion River in Hastings on Tuesday afternoon. The body was found near 10th and Progress streets by an outdoorsman...
January 16, 2013 - 4:30am
January 9, 2013
Some tension evident at start of Minnesota legislative session
ST. PAUL -- A debate about whether Democratic House leaders from the state largest cities are plowing under agriculture interrupted an otherwise...
politics / government
January 9, 2013 - 9:47am
January 8, 2013
2013 Legislature convenes: Money dominates, but isn't only issue this year
ST. PAUL -- Money dominates conversation as Minnesota legislators prepare to begin their 2013 session at noon today. It is such a dominant part...
January 8, 2013 - 9:02am
December 19, 2012
Minnesota news: Threats cause lockdown at Red Wing schools
RED WING, Minn.
December 19, 2012 - 12:25pm
December 14, 2012
Minnesotans prepare for possible shootings
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials say they have tried to prepare for school shootings like one Friday in Connecticut, but there always is more they can do. "We need to collaboratively do a better job of securing those kids," said state Sen.
December 14, 2012 - 4:53pm
December 13, 2012
Search resumes for Cottage Grove native missing in Chisago County
Volunteers showed up for a second day to search for a missing 27-year-old woman following her parents' plea to the public for help finding her. Family,...
December 13, 2012 - 2:35pm
December 11, 2012
Park High graduate reported missing in Chisago County
Chisago County authorities are searching for a missing Oakdale woman who is a 2003 graduate of Park High School, according to media reports. The...
December 11, 2012 - 5:15pm