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St. Paul Park police reports for Oct. 27: Drugs, theft, drunkenness
All Saints Lutheran Church's Pastor Helker arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography
Minnesota roundup: Searchers looking for missing canoeist on Leech Lake; Woman who didn't trust banks loses $224,000 life savings in home theft
Cottage Grove and St. Paul Park change firefighter retirement programs
Cottage Grove police reports for Oct. 27: Assault, drunken driving, alcohol offense
crime and courts
Volleyball: Eagles cruise past St. Paul Harding
Volleyball: Park sweeps Highland Park to start section tournament
MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Football: Wolfpack rolls at North in regular season finale
Crowd gathers to support Oktoberfest for Friends in Need Food Shelf
Bailey Nurseries chairman wins conservation award
Banking on Oktoberfest: Oct. 16 fundraiser in Cottage Grove helps Friends in Need Food Shelf's bottom line
Films in Five Festival gets "bigger and better"
Fans flock to Films in Five Festival in Cottage Grove
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc vs Kritzky
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Letter to the editor: Lewis not part of establishment
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April 3, 2012
Lawmaker warns of court challenge over wolf season
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota House members approved wolf hunting and trapping seasons on Tuesday despite warnings that the American Indian community may challenge it in court. "When we make laws, we make laws for all the people of Minnesota," Rep. Kerry Gauthier, DFL-Duluth, said before...
April 3, 2012 - 4:44pm
Senate uses reserve funds to cut business tax
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's Republican-controlled Senate approved business tax cuts Friday that Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton all but promises to veto. The...
April 3, 2012 - 8:09am
Vikings stadium finally moves ahead
ST. PAUL -- A Vikings stadium construction proposal took its biggest step forward ever Monday night when a House committee approved the nearly...
April 3, 2012 - 8:02am
March 30, 2012
House defeats Kriesel-backed Sunday liquor sales measure
Efforts to allow liquor stores to open on Sundays failed Friday in the Minnesota House. A proposed amendment by Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa, to an otherwise routine liquor-related bill failed 97-25. An attempt by Rep. John Kriesel, R-Cottage Grove, to allow border county stores...
March 30, 2012 - 4:27pm
March 28, 2012
Senate bonding bill differs from House, governor plans
ST. PAUL -- One of the 2012 Minnesota Legislature's prime tasks is to approve public facility repair and construction funds, but the three proposals vary widely as lawmakers look to wrap up their work for the year. The final of the three public works funding plans, from Senate Republicans,...
March 28, 2012 - 12:30pm
March 27, 2012
Legislative notebook: Senate OKs bill to repay school payment delays
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators Monday joined representatives in voting to take money from state budget reserves to catch up on back pay owed school districts. In a bill they passed 35-29, senators also opted to reduce most state programs' funding 1 percent to help pay schools. The...
March 27, 2012 - 10:11am
March 26, 2012
Voter photo ID measure closer to ballot; Sieben opposes, Kriesel supports
ST. PAUL -- Showing photo identification before voting may be inconvenient, but the senator sponsoring a proposal to require voter photo ID says it is worth it. "I will willingly admit that there is some burden placed on some of our citizens in exercising their right to vote," Sen....
March 26, 2012 - 4:48pm
March 21, 2012
Voter ID ballot measure spotlight moves to Senate
ST. PAUL -- Republicans held strong through hours of state House debate Tuesday night, maintaining it is critical to shore up Minnesota's election...
March 21, 2012 - 8:42am
March 15, 2012
Vikings stadium future remains in doubt
ST. PAUL -- A new Vikings stadium remains possible after a Senate committee delayed a construction proposal Wednesday and Gov. Mark Dayton delivered some harsh words about legislative leaders' lack of support. Stadium supporters have lots of work to do if they are to salvage the...
March 15, 2012 - 1:57pm
March 14, 2012
First Vikings stadium bill hearing abruptly ends with no vote
ST. PAUL -- Questions about constructing a Minnesota Vikings stadium piled up so high today that a committee suspended debate before taking a...
March 14, 2012 - 3:37pm
Proposal would increase state fishing, hunting licenses
ST. PAUL -- It is not something heard much around the Legislature: people suggesting fees they pay go up. But Minnesota anglers and hunters...
March 14, 2012 - 9:48am
March 13, 2012
'Right-to-work' bill advances on split vote
ST. PAUL -- Conservative Republican state Sens. Gretchen Hoffman and Bill Ingebrigtsen often see eye-to-eye. But the two who live in adjoining districts were on opposite sides Monday as a Minnesota Senate committee voted to ask voters decide to whether end the practice of requiring...
March 13, 2012 - 12:26pm
March 8, 2012
Sviggum resigns as university regent over conflict allegations
MINNEAPOLIS -- Former House Speaker Steve Sviggum today resigned from the University of Minnesota governing board after an ad hoc committee found...
March 8, 2012 - 12:05pm
March 5, 2012
Minnesota state Sen. Kubly dies
ST. PAUL -- One of the old-style Minnesota state senators, not into partisan bickering, has died. Sen. Gary Kubly, DFL-Granite Falls, died in a St. Paul hospital Friday after suffering a medical problem Wednesday morning.
March 5, 2012 - 8:22am
March 2, 2012
Vikings stadium plan rollout just the beginning
ST. PAUL -- Smiles surrounding a Minnesota Vikings stadium announcement seemed to indicate victory, but in reality they represented something...
March 2, 2012 - 10:06am