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Cottage Grove day care kids to receive congressional award
Nursing institute moving into Cottage Grove's BEC
Apparent wage ‘discrepancies’ discovered in Newport
Cottage Grove police reports for Jan. 29: Domestic, theft, lewd activity
Relay For Life event: Coaches vs. Cancer Jan. 30
crime and courts
Park Diving: Germscheid claims Park's six dive record
Super Bowl billboard campaign seeks acceptance for gay players
SB XLIX: Carroll, Belichick face off
U.S. activists keep domestic violence in Super Bowl spotlight
Mercurial Lynch accepted in Seattle - Part 1
St. Paul Park celebrates annual sledding day
The healing powers of art: Cancer survivors' work part of Woodwinds sculpture
Two local art events planned in Cottage Grove
Reeling in the 'Minnesota experience' during Cottage Grove's ice fishing outing
Birds of a feather: Carpenter Nature Center volunteers track avian population
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Lori L. Battcher, 53
Mark F. Mulvihill, 66
Doris M. Pinault, 85
Jeanette Lampe, 79
Lucille Mann, 92
Viewpoint: McNaughton rules outline insanity defense
Letter to the editor: Respect property when snowmobiling
Letter to the editor: Wake up and face realities in District 833
Letter to the editor: Integrity of school district must be restored
Viewpoint: Don't let sun set on Oakwood possibilities
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March 9, 2011
Minnesota committees OK North Dakota coal power
March 9, 2011 - 2:03pm
December 10, 2010
Pawlenty passes baton to Dayton
ST. PAUL -- There is no doubt the election is over: Democrat Mark Dayton, Minnesota's governor elect, and Republican Tim Pawlenty, who holds the office until Jan. 3, sounded like old pals Thursday after they met privately and before Pawlenty and his wife showed Dayton and his sons...
December 10, 2010 - 1:43pm
June 2, 2009
Reaction to Pawlenty plans comes quickly
ST. PAUL - Within minutes of word leaking that Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty would announce that he would not seek a third term, national political writers began reacting. Here is a sampling of news stories and blogs: The decision to avoid a potentially difficult re-election bid next...
June 2, 2009 - 2:09pm
May 27, 2009
More foreclosure help needed in rural areas
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's soaring home foreclosure rate, a top issue a year ago, has eased a bit in the Twin Cities, but not so much in other parts of the state. And as the foreclosure situation swells, especially in rural Minnesota, options are scarce. Ed Nelson of the Minnesota Home...
May 27, 2009 - 8:17am
May 26, 2009
New sales tax goes to outdoor uses
ST. PAUL - The environment and outdoors scored big in an otherwise rough Minnesota legislative session. A $4.6 billion budget deficit prompted spending cuts to most budget areas, including agencies dealing with the environment. But those budget reductions to ongoing state programs...
outdoors / news
May 26, 2009 - 8:02am
May 20, 2009
What Minnesota legislators did
ST. PAUL - Minnesota lawmakers ended their work for the year Monday. Some bills were signed into law, others await action by Gov. Tim Pawlenty and those that did not make the cut this year could be considered in the 2010 legislative session. Here is how issues fared during the 2009...
May 20, 2009 - 8:11am
May 19, 2009
Un-session brings unallotment
May 19, 2009 - 3:56pm
Shouting ends deficit session
ST. PAUL - Shouting matches ended the 2009 Minnesota legislative session early Tuesday as lawmakers struggled to balance the state budget. Legislators failed to reach a deal with Gov. Tim Pawlenty, but the Republican governor said he will finish the job. The normally staid Senate...
May 19, 2009 - 8:13am
May 18, 2009
UPDATE: Leaders, governor in last-ditch budget talks
ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislative leaders and Gov.
May 18, 2009 - 10:13am
May 15, 2009
Pawlenty starts cutting budget himself
ST. PAUL - Gov.
May 15, 2009 - 8:09am
May 14, 2009
Lawmakers OK steady school, lower college funding
ST. PAUL - Minnesota lawmakers propose to keep public school funding stable for the next two years and give public colleges and universities...
May 14, 2009 - 8:02am
Funding bills pass without full funding
ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators rushed through bills funding a bulk of the state budget Wednesday, but without fully paying. The Democratic-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty have not agreed on how to fund part of the budget, leaving tax and spending questions...
May 14, 2009 - 7:59am
May 13, 2009
New law prohibits sex offenders from using social networking sites
Registered sex offenders in Minnesota will now be prohibited from using social networking sites. Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed into law Monday the Public Safety Policy bill including provisions authored by Rep.
May 13, 2009 - 12:11pm
Deep revenue differences remain
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota legislative session could come to a smooth end if the Democratic-controlled Legislature and Republican governor could...
May 13, 2009 - 8:00am
May 12, 2009
Health bill heads to questionable future
ST. PAUL - Minnesota lawmakers passed a massive health-care spending bill that favors nursing homes and programs for the poor, but may be short-lived. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party-led Legislature on Monday advanced the health and human services budget bill that Republican Gov....
May 12, 2009 - 4:06pm