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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
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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
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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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March 8, 2013
After weeks of complaints, Dayton to drop business sales tax plan
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton heard the complaints and is revising the tax reform proposal he announced six weeks ago. Gone is a business-to-business sales tax that drew most of the ire.
March 8, 2013 - 10:12am
March 7, 2013
Legislative notebook: New gun bill would do less than earlier bills
ST. PAUL -- The author of a new gun bill says she wrote it as a compromise, but those who already have related bills are not buying it. Rep. Debra Hilstrom, DFL-Brooklyn Center, on Wednesday announced a bill that falls short of what the Legislature's judiciary chairmen plan to discuss...
March 7, 2013 - 8:46am
March 5, 2013
Gay marriage debate returns to Capitol; Schoen and Sieben support, but say budget the priority
ST. PAUL - Those on opposite sides of the same-sex marriage debate use the same argument: It is about families. Both camps made their case Wednesday, Feb. 27, as Minnesota lawmakers released a proposal that would allow gay couples to wed. "We are affirming that thing that we all...
March 5, 2013 - 1:49pm
March 3, 2013
Legislative notebook: Assault weapon ban not in new House gun bill
ST. PAUL -- It looks like the Minnesota Legislature will not ban assault weapons or large-capacity ammunition clips this year. Rep. Michael Paymar, DFL-St. Paul, Thursday unveiled a bill wrapping together a series of gun initiatives he said he thinks can pass.
March 3, 2013 - 9:08pm
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 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
January 22, 2013
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
September 20, 2012
Minnesota lieutenant governor ready to jump for troops
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon is going above and beyond: above her Capitol office and beyond what others in her job have done. Prettner Solon announced Thursday that she will skydive with the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team on Tuesday to show support...
September 20, 2012 - 12:24pm
Pawlenty leaves Romney, lands bank lobbying job
ST. PAUL -- Former Minnesota Gov.
September 20, 2012 - 12:23pm
August 7, 2012
GOP senator claims Dayton popped pills in meeting
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- Gov. Mark Dayton says he takes pills for his depression and stomach acid problems, but adds that a state senator lied about his pill popping. Republican Sen. Mike Parry of Waseca, running for U.S. House in southern Minnesota, called the incident "scary" as...
August 7, 2012 - 3:06pm
May 14, 2012
Building Vikings stadium like winning championship
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Rep. Morrie Lanning knows how to win elections and football championships, and says getting a new Vikings stadium is much the same. "I'm a former football player who had an extraordinary team," the 1964 Concordia College of Moorhead center said Monday after...
May 14, 2012 - 9:32pm
May 11, 2012
'Skol, Vikings' heard 'round the Capitol as stadium deal sealed
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Vikings and their fans have something to cheer about. And they did cheer and sang "Skol, Vikings," the team's fight...
May 11, 2012 - 8:48am
May 10, 2012
Vikings stadium bill passes Legislature
ST. PAUL - Lawmakers approved the final version of a Vikings stadium construction plan Thursday, sending it to the governor's desk for approval....
May 10, 2012 - 3:26pm
House approves Vikings stadium; final vote today in Senate
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Vikings are close to a new stadium after the House early Thursday approved a construction plan 71-60. Representatives...
May 10, 2012 - 8:51am
May 9, 2012
Vikings stadium bill pressed for time as it moves forward
The task of finding a way to build a Vikings stadium falls to six legislative negotiators after the House and Senate passed different plans. The...
May 9, 2012 - 8:36am