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Legislative candidates view mental health solutions differently
Speaker demands health insurance action or will ask Dayton to resign
The big chew: Goats deployed to Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park to eat invasive shrubs
Minnesota roundup: Family of 4 found safe, but parents arrested; Biden to make campaign stop in northern Minnesota
Newport City Council rejects TIF vote, new vote set for Nov. 3
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Volleyball: Park sweeps Highland Park to start section tournament
MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Football: Wolfpack rolls at North in regular season finale
Football: Royals upset Raptors in regular season finale
Crowd gathers to support Oktoberfest for Friends in Need Food Shelf
Bailey Nurseries chairman wins conservation award
Banking on Oktoberfest: Oct. 16 fundraiser in Cottage Grove helps Friends in Need Food Shelf's bottom line
Films in Five Festival gets "bigger and better"
Fans flock to Films in Five Festival in Cottage Grove
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Forum Communications Co. editorial endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
Letter to the editor: Lewis not part of establishment
Letter to the editor: Schoen gets work done, gets results
Letter to the editor: Vote on the future of Newport
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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...
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...
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...
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