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Massive cash pouring into Minnesota legislative campaigns
Residence Inn opened Friday in Woodbury
County candidates speak at forum
Middle Eastern quick serve opens in Woodbury
Minnesota drivers expected to hit more than 42,000 deer
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Volleyball: Park sweeps rival Woodbury
Boys Soccer: Raptors’ winning streak grows to six games
Girls Soccer: Raptors put weather aside to defeat Roseville
Adapted Soccer: Thunderbolts roll in home opener
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Residents rally for Big Truck Day
38th annual Afton Art in the Park in pictures
The gift of writing: Local author recognized, donates books
Belwin Conservancy unveils new look for education center
Kids Glo Run: Neon is back in style
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December 28, 2010
Dayton sets Landmark inaugural
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton will take the oath of office at noon Monday, Jan. 3, in St. Paul's Landmark Center. He will be joined by other statewide elected officials in the same place that Tim Pawlenty became governor in 2003. Dayton picked the theme "Going to Work for Minnesota" as...
December 28, 2010 - 11:03am
December 27, 2010
A new Legislature: Transportation enjoys dedicated funds
ST. PAUL -- The transportation committees, in some ways, may be the envy of the Minnesota Legislature. While other committees struggle to plug a $6.2 billion budget gap, most of the $5.8 billion transportation budget is from funds dedicated to roads, transit and other transportation...
December 27, 2010 - 12:33pm
December 23, 2010
A new Legislature: GOP frowns on 2011 bonding bill, but door is open
ST. PAUL -- Gov.-elect Mark Dayton wants the state to borrow $1 billion for public works construction projects around the state. He should not get his heart set on it. "We are so diametrically opposed," said Rep. Larry Howes, House chairman of the committee that would send projects...
December 23, 2010 - 9:30am
Pawlenty disputes, strongly, that he ignored Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Gov.
December 23, 2010 - 6:32am
December 21, 2010
Minnesota's 5.3 million people keep 8 U.S. House seats
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota grew by 384,446 people in the past decade, but 15,000 is a more important number. Minnesota beat North Carolina by 15,000 people to keep its eight U.S. House seats. Had 15,000 fewer Minnesotans filled out their census forms last spring, the state would be faced...
December 21, 2010 - 2:52pm
Pawlenty says he concentrates in Minnesota issues
December 21, 2010 - 12:10pm
Pawlenty seeks ag disaster in four counties
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants federal aid for farmers in four Minnesota counties after a rough weather year. In a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Pawlenty Monday sought a disaster declaration for Chippewa, Renville, Wright and Freeborn counties. "A secretarial...
December 21, 2010 - 11:10am
December 17, 2010
Dayton, GOP senators differ on stadium, but want to cut permitting time
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Democratic Gov.-elect Mark Dayton and Republican Senate leaders agree on the need to reduce the time it takes for businesses and farmers to get state permits, but differ on building a new Vikings football stadium. A rare, if not unique, meeting with the two...
December 17, 2010 - 10:03am
December 10, 2010
Pawlenty passes baton to Dayton
ST. PAUL -- There is no doubt the election is over: Democrat Mark Dayton, Minnesota's governor elect, and Republican Tim Pawlenty, who holds the office until Jan. 3, sounded like old pals Thursday after they met privately and before Pawlenty and his wife showed Dayton and his sons...
December 10, 2010 - 1:43pm
December 9, 2010
Dayton, Emmer end campaign as differently as their politics
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer ended their quest for the Minnesota governor's office as differently as they were on the campaign trail. Dayton, the liberal winner, was somber. Emmer, the conservative loser, was loser light hearted.
December 9, 2010 - 12:33pm
December 8, 2010
Emmer prepares to call it quits
ST. PAUL -- Tom Emmer apparently is leaving the Minnesota governor's race at his home, an appropriate ending to a campaign in which he discussed his wife and seven children more than any other topic. Numerous reports indicate that what his campaign calls a "major announcement" this...
December 8, 2010 - 11:05am
December 2, 2010
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 - 12:02pm
November 30, 2010
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 - 12:21pm
November 25, 2010
Area legislators, law enforcement back synthetic pot ban
ST. PAUL -- State legislators and Twin Cities law enforcement officials want to ban synthetic marijuana, a chemical they say is being used by teenagers statewide in increasing numbers and with dangerous effects. The lab-manufactured substance is currently legal to sell and possess...
crime and courts
November 25, 2010 - 6:43am
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 Monday 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 - 7:24am