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Football: Wolfpack rolls at North in regular season finale
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Girls Soccer: Bunnell, Raptors break out in section championship game
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Crowd gathers to support Oktoberfest for Friends in Need Food Shelf
Bailey Nurseries chairman wins conservation award
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Films in Five Festival gets "bigger and better"
Fans flock to Films in Five Festival in Cottage Grove
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Viewpoint: Friends in Need gets ready for 2016 holiday season
Letter to the editor: Jurgens promises to work for us
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Letter to the editor: Peterson has courage, work ethic to get job done
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February 28, 2013
Minnesota budget doing $463 million better
ST. PAUL - Minnesota still has a projected budget deficit for the next two years, but it will be $463 million lower than anticipated late last...
February 28, 2013 - 1:31pm
February 15, 2013
Sieben seeks ban on chemical in children's containers
A revived movement to keep Minnesota children safe from toxic chemicals is beginning in the Legislature. Three bills are aimed at removing chemicals...
February 15, 2013 - 10:40am
February 12, 2013
Schoen bill part of legislative gun debate
Rep. Dan Schoen has entered the gun debate at the Minnesota Capitol as he proposes using law enforcement information to possibly limit gun permits...
February 12, 2013 - 12:02pm
February 6, 2013
Dayton promotes his tax and spend plan, gay marriage
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is doing better than most neighboring states, Gov. Mark Dayton told legislators and Minnesotans Wednesday night in his...
February 6, 2013 - 9:38pm
February 5, 2013
Schoen bill in mix as legislative gun debate begins to overflow crowd
ST. PAUL -- Sami Rahamim delivered a powerful message to Minnesota legislators: Don't let other youths suffer through the shooting deaths of...
February 5, 2013 - 1:34pm
DFL spends more in 2 of 3 south Washington County legislative races
Democrats spent more and won more in south Washington County last fall. Sen. Katie Sieben far outspent her opponent in the 2012 election, and freshman Rep. Dan Schoen also had more resources than his challengers, according to final campaign finance reports submitted last week. In...
February 5, 2013 - 1:32pm
Obama in Minnesota: Americans need to push for gun violence solution
MINNEAPOLIS - President Barack Obama says citizens must make their opinions heard on gun violence issues for change to be possible, and Monday...
February 5, 2013 - 12:26pm
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 23, 2013
Dayton budget impacts on Cottage Grove, Washington County
Washington County's nearly 3,000 wealthiest residents would pay higher income taxes under Gov.
January 23, 2013 - 10:23am
Questions remain on Dayton tax plan impact
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton said tax changes he proposed Tuesday would not cost middle-class Minnesotans more money. Dayton said his state budget...
January 23, 2013 - 9:45am
January 22, 2013
Dayton calls for tax changes, more spending
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton says taxes on average Minnesotans would not increase under the budget proposal he released at mid-day. The plan...
January 22, 2013 - 11:10am
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
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...
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