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Sieben reflects on 14 years as lawmaker
River Oaks menu revamp underway
Afton resident part of Pulitzer-winning AP reporting team
Washington County: Child protection changes increase caseload
Workers evacuated after small fire at St. Paul Park refinery
crime and courts
Park Softball: Wolfpack now a win away from State Tournament berth
Conference Track & Field: Raptors boys win SEC team title
East Ridge Boys Tennis: Raptors win sections, headed back to State Tournament
Section Softball: Wolfpack rally past Raptors in section semis
Park Softball: Wolfpack win section opener
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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Kathleen A. Cognetta, 71
Lois Mae Quinn, 94
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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August 15, 2013
Hastings bridge on track for opening in either November or December
Crews have been hard at work finishing the last pieces of the new Highway 61 bridge, and traffic is expected to be using all four lanes by the...
August 15, 2013 - 8:41am
July 25, 2013
Old Highway 61 bridge in Hastings catches fire
A portion of the old Highway 61 bridge over the Mississippi River in Hastings caught fire this morning. The fire was reported at about 10:45...
July 25, 2013 - 11:18am
June 27, 2013
Married Minnesota gays will gain tax, pension, other federal benefits
On a 5-4 vote, the high court ruled DOMA unconstitutional.
News / politics
June 27, 2013 - 8:53am
June 26, 2013
Minnesota Democrats praise gay marriage ruling
Minnesota Democrats wasted no time to begin cheering the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this morning to reject a federal gay-marriage ban.
News / politics
June 26, 2013 - 11:03am
June 19, 2013
Helicopter crashes into Maplewood garage
Federal aviation investigators were called this morning to the scene of a helicopter crash in Maplewood. A low-flying helicopter believed...
News / accidents
June 19, 2013 - 2:40pm
May 29, 2013
Bachmann opts against another House term
Eight is enough. That is the message Tea Party darling Michele Bachmann delivered early Wednesday when she announced that she will leave the...
May 29, 2013 - 10:50am
May 28, 2013
Legislative session issue recap: From budgets to booze, guns to gay marriage
ST. PAUL -- Here are how some issues fared at the recently completed 2013 Minnesota Legislature: Bonding: Gov. Mark Dayton and House Democrats wanted to borrow $750 million to $800 million for public works projects around the state, but Republicans and Senate Democrats favored something...
May 28, 2013 - 11:19am
May 15, 2013
After bill signing, gay couples ready for married rights
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's gay community never has known such joy. That joy showed Tuesday night as American and rainbow flags flew in front of...
May 15, 2013 - 9:40am
May 13, 2013
Democratic leaders release budget outline; details to be negotiated
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota political leaders have spent months preparing state budget plans, and eight days before the Legislature must adjourn for the year they announced they have reached agreement on some tax and spend guidelines. Included in the budget framework is that the state...
May 13, 2013 - 6:39am
May 9, 2013
Minnesota House approves gay marriage; Schoen supports, McNamara opposes
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is a vote and a signature away from becoming the 12th state to allow gay marriage. The House voted 75-59 today to eliminate...
May 9, 2013 - 3:14pm
Historic marriage vote brings emotions with it
ST. PAUL -- Anticipation. Frustration. Elation. Love. Anger. Patience. Impatience. Today's House vote on gay marriage attracted the range of...
May 9, 2013 - 10:39am
May 1, 2013
Majel Carroll gets Cottage Grove's Volunteer of the Year award
For all of her working life, Majel Carroll was employed at various public agencies writing grants and setting up programs for people in crisis....
May 1, 2013 - 8:53am
March 8, 2013
Minnesota Senate approves online health insurance sales
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans should be able to buy health insurance online later this year, with legislators only still needing to wrap up the details. Senators debated 12 hours, ending late Thursday with what is believed to be a single-bill debate record, before approving 37-28 the Minnesota...
March 8, 2013 - 11:29am
After weeks of complaints, Dayton to drop business sales tax plan
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton heard the complaints and is revising the tax reform proposal he announced six weeks ago. Gone is a business-to-business sales tax that drew most of the ire.
March 8, 2013 - 10:12am
March 7, 2013
Legislative notebook: New gun bill would do less than earlier bills
ST. PAUL -- The author of a new gun bill says she wrote it as a compromise, but those who already have related bills are not buying it. Rep. Debra Hilstrom, DFL-Brooklyn Center, on Wednesday announced a bill that falls short of what the Legislature's judiciary chairmen plan to discuss...
March 7, 2013 - 8:46am