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Cottage Grove day care kids to receive congressional award
South Washington County Schools wins bid to buy Valley Crossing Community School
Nursing institute moving into Cottage Grove's BEC
Cottage Grove police reports for Jan. 29: Domestic, theft, lewd activity
Relay For Life event: Coaches vs. Cancer Jan. 30
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Park Wrestling: Individuals shine amid team struggles
Seahawks "LOB" leads second Lombardi chase
New Life Boys Basketball: Strong second half lifts Eagles past Trinity
East Ridge Boys Basketball: Raptors honor Ellingson, thrash Forest Lake
Gymnastics: East Ridge flexes muscle in win over Woodbury
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
arts and entertainment
Lori L. Battcher, 53
Brant A. Short, 81
Mark F. Mulvihill, 66
Doris M. Pinault, 85
Jeanette Lampe, 79
Viewpoint: 2015-16 budget planning leads to need for reduction
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
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April 2, 2013
Lawmakers question future of Crosswinds school in Woodbury
Two Twin Cities schools' future rests in legislators' hands. A East Metro Integration District board governing Crosswinds school in Woodbury and Harambee in Maplewood decided to give away the facilities, but Minnesota Management and Budget has ruled that the only thing it can do...
education / politics
April 2, 2013 - 10:15pm
March 22, 2013
House committee sends gun bill to full House
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House will debate guns. The House public safety committee passed a watered-down gun regulation bill on a 10-8 vote Thursday night, with the House floor the next stop for the controversial issue. The bill contains several noncontroversial provisions to keep...
March 22, 2013 - 8:45am
March 20, 2013
MNsure to be where Minnesotans buy health insurance online
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans will be able to shop for health insurance through a state marketplace beginning Oct. 1, but may not see savings for a couple of years. Minutes after Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday signed a bill into law establishing the marketplace, to be known as MNsure, he said...
March 20, 2013 - 2:09pm
New House deal expands firearms background checks only to gun shows
ST. PAUL -- Gun control backers have given up controversial proposals in an effort to pass some measures aimed at curbing gun violence in Minnesota. The House Public Safety Committee chairman dropped a plan to expand background checks to virtually all gun sales that was set for a...
March 20, 2013 - 1:32pm
House DFL budget plan would tax surcharge on rich
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota schools would be the biggest beneficiaries of a state House Democratic budget proposal that goes beyond the governor's plan to increase taxes on the rich. Minnesota House Speaker Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, unveiled a budget outline Tuesday that accepts Democratic...
March 20, 2013 - 9:05am
March 12, 2013
Same-sex marriage moves to full Senate
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota Senate committee voted 5-3 today to move forward with a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota. "This is about family," bill author Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, said. "We are not redefining anything." The Judiciary Committee sent...
March 12, 2013 - 3:37pm
Schoen tapped for health insurance exchange conference committee
Freshman state Rep. Dan Schoen is serving on a panel assigned with hammering out a compromise plan for a new health insurance exchange for Minnesota. Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, is one of 10 members of a House-Senate conference committee that is trying to reconcile the two chambers'...
government / politics
March 12, 2013 - 10:24am
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
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 year. "Very good news for Minnesota," Gov.
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 such as formaldehyde and bisphenol A from products children use. "As a mother, I know parents are concerned about the chemicals their...
politics / news
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 to people with untreated severe mental illness. "This is not about trying to prevent them from getting it," Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park,...
government / politics
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 third State of the State address. And it is doing better than two years ago, he added. "Minnesota's job growth in 2012 was the 12th best among...
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 their fathers. The son of the Minneapolis' Accent Signage owner, killed in a mass shooting last year, offered his support Tuesday to gun-control...
politics / government
February 5, 2013 - 1:34pm
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 he had the support of at least one member of an audience of law enforcement officials, lawmakers and local leaders on that point. "We need...
February 5, 2013 - 12:26pm
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.
government / politics
January 23, 2013 - 10:23am