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Q&A with Washington County Commissioner District 2 candidate Cheryl Anderson
County taps transportation kitty
Woodbury City Council candidates answer questions on Gold Line, aquifers, pollinators
Minnesota roundup: Searchers looking for missing canoeist on Leech Lake; Woman who didn't trust banks loses $224,000 life savings in home theft
Speaker demands health insurance action or will ask Dayton to resign
crime and courts
Girls Soccer: Raptors offense can’t connect in state loss to Andover
Volleyball: Eagles cruise past St. Paul Harding
Cross Country: Woodbury runners Holiday, Romain are headed to state
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
Family fall festival at King of Kings
Zywiec's 'Haunting Experience'
Harbor Church: Harvest Fest party Oct. 31
Paranormal investigators explain ghost hunting
'The Good Pig' author makes appearance at Woodbury library
arts and entertainment
Norman M. Lorentzsen, 99
Gary Carlton, 63
Jean Ekern, 91
John N. DeMorest, 54
Mary E. Edwards, 75
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LETTER: Isn’t it time to move forward? Gillespie is my choice for House
Real Estate Showcase
April 27, 2011
Capitol notebook: Student athlete says coaches need to understand concussions
ST. PAUL -- Chris Heffele was under more pressure than many Minnesota House meeting witnesses. First, the high school student was talking to high-powered state representatives. Second, he faces problems because of two concussions that occurred in sports events. Third, he was sitting...
April 27, 2011 - 3:51pm
April 15, 2011
Vikings owner offers lawmaker comfort
ST. PAUL -- At least one key legislator feels better about backing a new Minnesota Vikings stadium after meeting with the team owner. "It's...
April 15, 2011 - 8:11am
April 12, 2011
Abortion legislation gaining traction in Minn.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota women would not be able to receive state-funded abortions and could get no abortion 20 weeks after conception in bills that appear more likely than ever to pass the Legislature this year. Two committees approved the bills Tuesday. Full House and Senate votes...
April 12, 2011 - 2:23pm
April 11, 2011
Set, hut! Vikings stadium bills introduced today
ST. PAUL -- Legislative bills to build a football stadium and keep the Minnesota Vikings in the state for the next 40 years are being introduced today. A bill by Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, was listed early today on the Senate's daily bill introduction list and an identical one...
April 11, 2011 - 10:45am
March 30, 2011
Senate OKs cutting 15 percent of state workforce
ST. PAUL -- Many state agencies would sustain budget cuts of up to 20 percent under a Senate-passed bill, which eliminates 15 percent of state workers and freezes wages for those remaining on the payroll. Surviving state workers would be required to pay more for their health insurance...
March 30, 2011 - 4:38pm
UPDATE: House education bill faces Dayton opposition
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota representatives voted early today to make dramatic education changes after a six-hour debate. The governor does not like many of the bill's provisions. The House passed the Republican-proposed changes 68-59 in a bill that replaces teacher tenure with basing...
March 30, 2011 - 10:13am
Lawmaker: Vikings stadium bill could come as early as today
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators will introduce a bill to build a new Vikings football stadium soon. Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, said on Tuesday the bill will surface this week, perhaps as early as Wednesday. Lanning has worked on the bill with Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont....
March 30, 2011 - 7:10am
March 29, 2011
GOP Legislature votes to reduce college funding
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers voted to cut $300 million from college and university spending as they craft a state budget while plugging a $5 billion deficit. Opponents of the Republican-written bill said that some campuses are threatened and up to 1,500 higher education workers...
March 29, 2011 - 7:24pm
Courts gets steady funding, but not public safety, in Senate bill
ST. PAUL -- Senators approved a spending bill Tuesday that keeps money flowing to the courts while making cuts that could slow some crime investigations. The Republican-written measure would spend $1.8 billion in the next two years, $60 million less than current budget and $29 million...
March 29, 2011 - 1:44pm
March 28, 2011
Dayton wants to see complete GOP budget plan
ST. PAUL -- Gov.
March 28, 2011 - 3:14pm
March 22, 2011
Budget cut plan fires up state auditor
March 22, 2011 - 3:28pm
March 19, 2011
Kieffer, Lohmer, Lillie settling in at Capitol
March 19, 2011 - 9:00am
March 18, 2011
Woodbury man calls on lawmakers to increase carbon monoxide awareness
If you've ever left your vehicle running in a confined space during the winter - with ventilation - you've been at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. Didn't...
March 18, 2011 - 9:31am
March 15, 2011
House GOP proposes tax, LGA cuts
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota income taxes would fall $300 million in the next two years under a House Republican plan, while state payments to local governments drop significantly. The proposal, to receive a House Tax Committee vote late this week, eliminates Local Government Aid for Duluth,...
March 15, 2011 - 10:01am
Lawmakers roll out photo ID legislation
A Senate committee Monday engaged in the rare practice of allowing a state representative to testify. Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, talked to the committee about requiring voters to show a photo identification at the polls. She is a former secretary of state. The bill she and...
March 15, 2011 - 9:00am