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OfficeMax in Cottage Grove latest retailer to announce closure
Washington, Ramsey counties set to purchase Newport garbage processor
St. Paul Park police reports for Aug. 26
Cottage Grove vehicle break-in, theft reports pile up
Slight levy hike expected in St. Paul Park for 2016
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East Ridge Boys Soccer: Raptors build on success
Park Boys Soccer: Wolfpack poised to level up
New Life Academy Boys Soccer: Rupp has high goals for his team
Park Soccer: Wolfpack ready for start of new era
East Ridge Girls Soccer: Raptors expect balanced contribution
Ragnar relay runners make pit stop in Cottage Grove
Scorching temps test runners in Ragnar Relay Great River
St. Paul Park Heritage Days sizzles on Broadway
Lexi Franke, 9, digs up St. Paul Park Heritage Days medallion
St. Paul Park Heritage Days Medallion Hunt Clue No. 4
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Viewpoint: Land of 10,000 buffers
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Viewpoint: Child protection services receives boost
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
South Washington County lawmakers give session mixed grades
Local lawmakers assigned mixed grades to the recently completed legislative session. Sen. Katie Sieben and Rep. Dan Schoen, Democrats whose...
May 28, 2013 - 11:10am
May 23, 2013
Process dispute leads to Dayton outdoors vetoes
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed two provisions of a bill funding outdoors and arts projects, saying a House committee ignored a citizen advisory panel. The vetoes eliminated $3 million to fight aquatic invasive species that was destined for tribal and local governments and $6.3...
May 23, 2013 - 12:59pm
May 21, 2013
Capitol, flooding, veterans, disaster aid end session
May 21, 2013 - 11:56am
May 20, 2013
House OKs $2 billion tax bill, Senate backs Capitol repair
ST. PAUL -- The keystone of Minnesota Democrats' budget plans, $2 billion in tax increases, won House approval early today and the Senate pulled...
May 20, 2013 - 9:03am
May 17, 2013
Cigarette tax to back stadium construction
ST. PAUL - Smokers will provide the backstop to Viking stadium construction funding, the governor and legislative leaders announced Thursday...
May 17, 2013 - 9:18am
Dayton, DFL legislative leaders announce final tax plan
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House, Senate and governor's office agreed to a tax plan Thursday night, four months after the Legislature started...
May 17, 2013 - 9:12am
May 16, 2013
No more formaldehyde
A newly signed law bans formaldehyde from children's products. Things such as shampoo, lotion and bubble bath now may contain the toxic substance, but they will not be allowed to be on store shelves after Aug. 1, 2015.
May 16, 2013 - 8:24am
Record Senate debate ends with unionization approval
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators set a modern-day record for debating a single bill Tuesday night and Wednesday morning before voting to give childcare providers and personal care attendants the right to unionize. The bill passed 35-32 a little after 8 a.m.
May 16, 2013 - 8:21am
Tax, budget work continues as session nears end
ST. PAUL -- Taxes remain a key issue as the Minnesota House, Senate and governor's office negotiate a final budget deal in the last days of the 2013 legislative session. House-Senate tax conference committee members exchanged a number of proposals Wednesday, but did not come to a...
May 16, 2013 - 8:18am
Senate legacy funds debate turns rural-urban
ST. PAUL -- Rural and urban Minnesota senators battled Wednesday night about how to divide outdoors and arts program funding. Rural senators won, but just barely. Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, said rural Minnesota is "under assault once again" with an amendment by Sen.
May 16, 2013 - 8:14am
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 14, 2013
Gay marriage issue split south Washington County lawmakers
Gay marriage split south Washington County's legislators just as it divided area residents. In historic votes to make Minnesota the 12th state...
May 14, 2013 - 11:47am
May 13, 2013
Tears of a different sort flow after historic gay marriage vote
ST. PAUL -- Gay Minnesotans and their supporters rallied with tears of sadness rolling down their faces two years ago. Today, their faces are covered with tears of elation as the Minnesota Senate voted to allow them to marry. Senators voted 37-30 Monday to remove a state law that...
May 13, 2013 - 4:37pm