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Washington County event celebrates state's oldest standing courthouse
Minnesota special session wraps up $46 billion budget
Woodbury's Craft Beer and Kitchen to close
Police brief: Server at Cottage Grove's Eagles cited for serving a minor
UPDATE: Inmate apprehended in Minneapolis after prison van taken over
crime and courts
Softball: Close win puts Park in section championship game
Where the buffalo roam
Vaulting forward: East Ridge sophomore reaches new heights
Boys' Tennis: Raptors are headed back to state
Boys' Golf: Park gets highest SEC finish in years
The Busby brothers of River Falls
A cure for procrastination: Surgeon combines diverse background in decision-making framework
Body of work: Cottage Grove artists included in Red Wing exhibition
Health briefs: Biking for health in New Richmond; blood donation opportunities
Architect of the past: Newport woman recognized for historical preservation efforts
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Donna R. Wolden, 78
Frank P. "Egg" Schaeppi, 86
Sheila J. Breisler, 62
Richard L. "Dick" Kampmeyer, 79
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Editorial: Honor WWII vets as nation salutes WWI
Viewpoint: Setting PTSD record straight
Editorial: Senate, help those suffering from mental illness
Judge Greg Galler Viewpoint: Numerous possible reasons to seek judge's removal
Sen. Dan Schoen Viewpoint: Fighting to make PTSD a workplace illness
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May 20, 2014
League of Women Voters forum: Campaign disclosure advocates look long term
Any successful attempt at broader campaign finance disclosure laws likely would require a groundswell of public support, advocates predicted,...
May 20, 2014 - 1:12pm
February 25, 2014
Minnesota legislative session to be short, but full
Expect a minimum wage increase, but no tax increase, when Minnesota legislators return to St. Paul for the year at noon Tuesday.
February 25, 2014 - 11:17am
January 14, 2014
Lawmakers: Bonding, minimum wage among '14 session priorities
Public works projects and a long look at the state’s minimum wage will take center stage at the Capitol this year, members of south Washington...
January 14, 2014 - 11:57am
January 6, 2014
Bigham to challenge Lehrke for Washington County Board seat
Karla Bigham, a former state lawmaker and Cottage Grove City Council member, will campaign this fall for the Washington County Board seat held by Autumn Lehrke.
January 6, 2014 - 10:09am
September 26, 2013
MNsure health exchange will check security until last minute
Supporters and opponents of Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace disagree whether it will be able to launch as planned next Tuesday, but...
September 26, 2013 - 12:51pm
September 19, 2013
Candidate forums planned for District 833 School Board, St. Paul Park City Council races
South Washington County residents will have an opportunity next month to hear from candidates for the St. Paul Park City Council and the District 833 School Board.
September 19, 2013 - 12:46pm
May 28, 2013
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