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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
Dispute over trail detours final Minnesota legislative work
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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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
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 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
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 3, 2013
Paychecks shrink as fiscal rhetoric expands
January 3, 2013 - 3:21pm
December 27, 2012
John Kriesel biography picked for Washington County reading event
John Kriesel has represented Cottage Grove-area communities in the Minnesota House the past two years, and now Washington County residents are being encouraged to read about his military history. Kriesel's biography, "Still Standing," was chosen for the Washington County Library...
December 27, 2012 - 3:11pm
December 5, 2012
Minnesota deficit pegged at $1.1 billion, more if Washington fails
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's budget future includes uncertainty, spending cuts and tax increase proposals. Especially uncertainty. State officials...
December 5, 2012 - 7:03pm
November 29, 2012
McCollum to back Washington County transit priorities
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum said she will continue to support Washington County transit initiatives in her new role representing a large swath of...
November 29, 2012 - 1:06pm
November 28, 2012
Minnesota vote up, but more voters possible
ST. PAUL -- More than 76 percent of Minnesota's eligible voters cast ballots Nov. 6, best in the country, but the state's top election official says even more would participate if they could vote early. In this year's election, 2,950,780 Minnesotans voted. That is the most ever,...
November 28, 2012 - 9:28am
November 15, 2012
McNamara re-elected in District 54B
State Rep. Denny McNamara rolled to re-election but saw his Republican Party lose control of the Minnesota House. McNamara, R-Hastings, beat DFLer Joanna Bayers 57-42 percent in the House District 54B race last week. McNamara had 12,498 votes to Bayers' 9,228. McNamara has served...
November 15, 2012 - 11:03am