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May 3, 2010
GOP gives Seifert thanks
MINNEAPOLIS - And the winner is: Marty Seifert. At least the Marshall Republican won the appreciative applause award Saturday, a day after he lost the Republican governor endorsement to fellow state Rep. Tom Emmer. Seifert appeared embarrassed at a Republican unity breakfast Saturday...
May 3, 2010 - 8:17am
May 1, 2010
GOP pick for governor to introduce himself
Conservative political activists know Tom Emmer, but as the Republican candidate for governor he now plans to introduce himself to a wider audience. "This...
May 1, 2010 - 9:14am
April 29, 2010
Senate panel approves flood money
ST. PAUL -- Local governments affected by this spring's Minnesota and Red river floods will not need to pay flood-fighting and recovery costs under a bill zipping through the Legislature. The Minnesota Senate Finance Committee Wednesday gave unanimous approval to spend $3.7 million...
April 29, 2010 - 10:12am
April 28, 2010
Pawlenty's departure shaping legislative agenda
ST. PAUL -- Even some of the program's most ardent supporters say a bill the Legislature passed this session to save health care for the poor was not the bill they wanted. But with Gov. Tim Pawlenty's term ending in January, many are hoping they will have another chance to tackle...
April 28, 2010 - 11:37am
April 26, 2010
Governor candidates keep campaigns off floor
State Reps. Tony Sertich and Rod Hamilton were concerned when the Legislative session started that having five of their colleagues running for governor could disrupt the flow of work in the Minnesota House. But the Legislature has cut $312 million from the state's nearly $1 billion...
April 26, 2010 - 3:12pm
April 8, 2010
Off-duty State Patrol trooper charged with DWI
An off-duty Minnesota State Trooper was arrested for driving while impaired following a two-vehicle injury crash Tuesday evening. The crash occurred about 9:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 12 about two miles east of Litchfield. Scott Urdahl, 40, of Darwin, was driving his pickup westbound...
April 8, 2010 - 10:31am
March 26, 2010
Mexican herb may become illegal
Minnesota may be on the brink of joining the North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin in banning the sale and possession of an increasingly popular hallucinogenic drug. Read more about the drug and push to ban it at Capitol Chatter, the news blog of Forum Communications Capitol...
March 26, 2010 - 10:49am
March 22, 2010
Fed health bill likely to make big impact on state budget
ST. PAUL -- The U.S. House-passed health care bill will bring millions of dollars to Minnesota, helping to balance the state budget. Combined with another congressional bill, yet to pass, most of the expected cuts to Minnesota health and human services programs now will not be needed,...
March 22, 2010 - 11:27am
Budget fix disliked by all
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers today will debate budget bills no one likes. Not legislators. Not the governor. Not people who receive state money. The bills cutting state spending are necessary because the state faces a $944 million deficit.
March 22, 2010 - 8:25am
March 17, 2010
State prepares to fight floods
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans filling and stacking sandbags are backed by a nearly invisible around-the-clock state operation coordinating everything from providing manpower to finding people to rescue horses. The state Emergency Operations Center opens at 8:30 a.m. today with up to 100...
March 17, 2010 - 11:37am
March 16, 2010
Court question: Who decides budget?
ST. PAUL -- In the simplest terms, Minnesota's seven Supreme Court justices are deciding if the Legislature has full control of state spending, or if the governor has a role once a budget is approved. The decision could affect not only the current state budget, but also could impact...
March 16, 2010 - 8:05am
March 12, 2010
Legislature passes bonding bill despite gripes
ST. PAUL -- Republicans blasted a public works funding bill as being too expensive, but as the Minnesota House and Senate passed a revised measure Thursday a Democrat delivered the most stinging speech against the plan written by his own party members. Rep.
March 12, 2010 - 10:43am
March 10, 2010
Former Tiger Woods girlfriend, of Bemidji, comes out in support of pro golfer
Golf is not all of what Tiger Woods is about. Neither is infidelity, according to Irene Folstrom, his college girlfriend, who has come out to...
March 10, 2010 - 12:29pm
March 9, 2010
Saltzman's bill to help 4-H met with some criticism
ST. PAUL -- A state senator's bill designed to help fund a 4-H program in one county could end up hurting them statewide, a fellow senator and a county fair representative warn. Sen. Kathy Saltzman's bill to provide new ways to fund 4-H programs passed out of its first committee...
March 9, 2010 - 8:00am
February 26, 2010
August primary election bill advancing
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota primary election would be Aug. 10, rather than Sept. 14, under a bill representatives passed 126-5 Feb. 25. The action was required by Congress, which passed a law giving military and other overseas Americans more time to vote. Minnesota's September primary...
February 26, 2010 - 8:24am