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'Two from Galilee' musical opens at Light the Way Church in Cottage Grove
Holiday Train makes 14th-annual stop Friday in Cottage Grove
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Sugar rush: Annual cookie sale draws a large crowd in St. Paul Park
‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ run/walk Sunday in Cottage Grove for hungry students
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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
January 24, 2011
Dayton rejects Bachmann health-care request
ST. PAUL -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann asked Gov. Mark Dayton to rip up an order he signed just after taking office this month joining a federal...
January 24, 2011 - 12:26pm
December 21, 2010
Census data: Minnesota keeps 8 seats in Congress
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota, with 5.3 million people, will keep eight U.S. House seats. The Census Bureau this morning released its 2010 population figures, which will be used to draw new congressional and legislative district lines. Many had feared Minnesota would not gain as many people...
December 21, 2010 - 11:36am
December 3, 2010
Emmer admits he lacks recount votes, but presses on
ST. PAUL -- Tom Emmer said today that he is not gaining enough votes in a recount to win the Minnesota governor race, but said he needs more answers before ending his post-election effort. The Republican state representative from Delano said he expects most ballot challenges his...
December 3, 2010 - 11:17am
December 2, 2010
State deficit grows, but local governments safe this month
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota cities and schools will not need to help plug a state budget gap this month, but the state faces a major budget deficit as lawmakers prepare to decide on spending and revenue for the next two years. State finance officials on Thursday released a budget forecast...
December 2, 2010 - 1:31pm
Dayton numbers edge up as recount nears end
ST. PAUL -- More than 84 percent of the 2.1 million Minnesota governor race ballots have been counted a second time, with Democrat Mark Dayton maintaining a lead far bigger than any Minnesota recount ever has overturned. Short of a major surprise, Republican Tom Emmer cannot find...
December 2, 2010 - 8:06am
December 1, 2010
Recount shows minor changes in Washington County
Washington County election officials on Wednesday wrapped up their work in the statewide governor's race recount. Election workers around noon...
December 1, 2010 - 2:58pm
Dayton, Emmer camps take different recount routes
ST. PAUL -- One of Minnesota's two governor hopefuls is in Washington, D.C. today, meeting with governors and White House officials, while representatives of the other are challenging ballots and thinking about challenging the election in court. Democrat Mark Dayton, holding his...
December 1, 2010 - 10:15am
November 30, 2010
Counties continue to finish recount as Dayton gains
ST. PAUL -- Just 14 of Minnesota's 87 counties continued to recount governor race ballots this afternoon as the Mark Dayton camp claimed that he continued to gain votes. After saying the Democrat gained 177 votes on Monday, the first day of the statewide recount, today his recount...
November 30, 2010 - 1:43pm
A Dayton friend, Gelbmann watches recount from afar
The man called the "the referee in the sandbox" during the intense 2008 U.S.
November 30, 2010 - 12:01pm
Dayton gains a bit as quiet recount starts
ST. PAUL -- Recount 2010 started quietly Monday, with one exception, as Mark Dayton picked up a mere 24 votes in the Minnesota governor race. Democrat Dayton extended his lead over Republican Tom Emmer to 8,794 votes out of 2.1 million ballots cast. Dayton picked up 20 votes while...
November 30, 2010 - 8:10am
November 29, 2010
Few problems reported in statewide recount
ST. PAUL -- More than two dozen of Minnesota's 87 counties had finished their portion of 2.1 million ballots in the governor's race by mid-afternoon today. The recount begin quietly and relatively few vote changes were evident. "Overall, they are going amazingly well," said Ken...
November 29, 2010 - 4:20pm
Recount under way in Washington County
Washington County election judges on Monday began the tedious process of recounting governor's race votes on ballots from each of the county's...
November 29, 2010 - 10:33am
November 27, 2010
Ballot counters hope Minnesotans learned their lesson
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans remember all too well the days, weeks, months of squabbling over ballots two years ago. There were ballots with stray marks, raising in some minds a question about who those voters actually picked in the 2008 U.S. Senate race. In a classic example, the oval...
November 27, 2010 - 8:30am
November 24, 2010
Election board in recount balancing act
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota State Canvassing Board ordered a statewide recount in the governor's race Tuesday while trying to balance campaigns' rights to challenge local election decisions with limiting frivolous challenges. It was no surprise that the board ordered a recount in the...
November 24, 2010 - 8:33am