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Girls Lacrosse: Park wins final regular season game on senior night
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STORAGE SALE 06/19/19 Acorn Mini Storage, Cottage Grove, MN
CITY OF NEWPORT: Public Hearing 06/06/19 - Amend Chapter 32
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May 13, 2019
When the vice president surprise visits your restaurant
The nerves started at 5 p.m. Line cook Chris Effinger was told U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was coming to the North Pole Restaurant in Newport....
May 13, 2019 - 5:19pm
March 12, 2019
Editorial: Keep the sun shining on your government
Rain may be falling, but this is Sunshine Week regardless of the weather. Sunshine Week is the nationwide celebration of your access to public...
March 12, 2019 - 8:00pm
January 23, 2019
Editorial: Do something about that ice dam
Temperatures keep dropping. Snow keeps falling. The season of ice dams has arrived. The trouble — especially with a snow-covered roof...
January 23, 2019 - 6:00pm
January 3, 2019
Here are the new words Merriam-Webster added in 2018
English is a language that is constantly evolving, and every year, new words are added to the dictionaries. This past year, Merriam-Webster...
January 3, 2019 - 5:00am
December 17, 2018
Dayton's legacy is as champion for Students, teachers and schools
When Gov. Mark Dayton and I took office in 2011, Minnesota faced a $6 billion shortfall, and the state's public schools had weathered more...
December 17, 2018 - 2:00pm
December 9, 2018
2019 tax season likely won’t be too messy after all. But Minnesota’s code may still need a rewrite
ST. PAUL — A mess. Six months ago, if you asked anyone involved in state tax collections how the 2019 filing season would go, there’s a good...
December 9, 2018 - 6:05pm
September 7, 2018
Capitol Chatter: Rural guy in big cities for a reason
ST. PAUL—Almost every morning when I come to work, part of the trip is on a 10-lane-wide stretch of freeway. It is a long ways from my...
September 7, 2018 - 7:00am
August 18, 2018
Minnesota state primary results: Walz, Johnson led in Washington County
Jeff Johnson and Tim Walz will be Minnesotans' choices for governor this fall. "I think we sent a message, people want something different,"...
August 18, 2018 - 9:57am
August 12, 2018
Editorial: Time to vote in the primary
If you're thinking about skipping Tuesday's primary election, think again. Our representative form of government uses primaries for two main...
August 12, 2018 - 7:00pm
August 10, 2018
Interest in Minnesota primary seems high
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn.—Minnesotans are interested in the primary election. Almost triple the number of early ballots have been cast compared...
August 10, 2018 - 2:53pm
Minnesota Attorney General Swanson denies pressuring employees to work for campaign
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson denies allegations that an aide hired workers in her state office to do campaign work....
August 10, 2018 - 2:22pm
August 3, 2018
Minnesota GOP governor candidates come with differences
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Republicans should know something about their two major governor candidates in the Aug. 14 primary election. Jeff Johnson...
August 3, 2018 - 3:40pm
July 27, 2018
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota struggles in dealing with sex offenders
ST. PAUL—Dealing with sex offenders has been one of Minnesota's most difficult problems for at least 15 years.
July 27, 2018 - 10:32am
July 1, 2018
Letter: Stop the talking and put words into action
I call on every youtuber, every social media voice, every news anchor (radio and TVB), every local politician (city and state) who wants to make...
July 1, 2018 - 5:00am
May 23, 2018
Dayton vetoes most legislative session work
ST. PAUL -- The veto pen found found most legislation Minnesota lawmakers passed this year. Gov. Mark Dayton announced Wednesday, May 23, that...
May 23, 2018 - 4:38pm