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Wisconsin man charged with kidnapping two Women in Afton
Alleged car thief gets nabbed on his first try
Police report: Bobcat at the beach, roaches in a tin, and a possible protest
100 mph chase through Woodbury brings Somerset man to Minnesota courts
Afton approves bid for $12.5 million downtown project
crime and courts
New Life Academy girls soccer: Eagles drop opener to Visitation
New Life Academy tennis: Eagles fare well in tournaments
East Ridge tennis: Raptors lose to Eagan, dominate Henry Sibley
East Ridge volleyball: Raptors adjust to high-tempo opponent in season-opening 3-1
East Ridge boys soccer: Hoeffel emerges in pair of wins
Valued council members bid adieu to Woodbury Days
Area 4-H members win at Washington County Fair
Dogs and ducks: Kids learn life lessons in theater camp
What to do at Woodbury Days
Hope Glen Farm unveils treehouse suite
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Bank of America vs Bright
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Donna Reynolds, 83
Helen L. Van Allen, 88
Florence E. Jacques, 88
Tom W. Mertz, 48
Roger C. Meikle, 60
VIEWPOINT: East metro deserves 100-year plan for transportation
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VIEWPOINT: Woodbury Days provides inspiration for appreciation
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March 1, 2013
Smaller state deficit doesn't slow tax talk
ST. PAUL - Talk of tax increases continues even as economists anticipate a smaller state budget deficit. "Tax reform is important for Minnesota's future," Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, said.
March 1, 2013 - 8:48am
February 27, 2013
Legislative notebook: Lawmakers want to increase elderly funding
ST. PAUL -- A proposal to increase Minnesota long-term care funding could help elder care as baby boomers prepare to retire, supporters say, but overall state budget questions threaten its future. House and Senate legislators from both parties on Tuesday released a bill to increase...
February 27, 2013 - 6:07am
February 26, 2013
Sunday liquor sales stalled, short of a public outcry
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans must loudly demand that lawmakers approve Sunday alcohol sales if the proposal has a chance to pass, its Senate sponsor says. Sen.
February 26, 2013 - 10:23am
February 18, 2013
Legislative notebook: 'Nothing is not an option' in gun debate
ST. PAUL -- Joan Peterson said Minnesota lawmakers must act to control gun violence like the shooting that killed her sister in the Twin Cities 13 years ago. "Nothing is not an option," the Duluth woman told a couple hundred people at a Monday anti-gun violence rally in the state...
February 18, 2013 - 9:30pm
February 8, 2013
Legislative notebook: Higher cigarette, little cigar taxes on agenda
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators are considering raising cigarette taxes and the cost of little cigars by classifying them cigarettes, which are taxed at a higher rate than cigars. The House taxes committee took comments about the proposals, but did not vote on either issue Thursday....
February 8, 2013 - 10:06am
February 4, 2013
Obama pushes gun control plan in Minnesota visit
MINNEAPOLIS -- President Barack Obama emphasized background checks and a ban on military assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in a speech...
February 4, 2013 - 4:52pm
January 17, 2013
Legislators dig into tax reform
ST. PAUL - Minnesota lawmakers have started making the case for tax changes -- including the possibility of a tax on clothing purchases -- they say will simplify the tax code and balance the state's budget. Dozens of bills affecting property, sales and income taxes have been proposed...
January 17, 2013 - 11:28am
January 9, 2013
New lawmakers soak in Day 1 at Capitol
January 9, 2013 - 9:55am
November 28, 2012
Policy and politics quiet in Capitol, but still there
ST. PAUL -- It is a busy, busy time in legislative offices these days. Some legislators and employees are packing up to leave after election losses or voluntary retirements. New folks are moving in.
November 28, 2012 - 12:23pm
November 20, 2012
Professor: 'Bellwether' Woodbury will likely remain swing district
If Woodbury voters haven't yet gotten used to the revolving door of legislators it's seen over the past decade, one political analyst said they...
November 20, 2012 - 8:53am
November 16, 2012
Capitol Chatter: Vikings say seat licenses were part of the deal
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Vikings say Gov. Mark Dayton and others are jumping the gun in criticizing the idea of selling pricey seats to some season-ticket holders. In strong language, Dayton wrote to Vikings owners complaining about their interest in selling high-priced seat licenses...
November 16, 2012 - 11:26am
November 8, 2012
DFL senators pick northern Minnesota's Bakk as leader
ST. PAUL -- Sen. Tom Bakk will be the Minnesota Senate's leader. A Tweet from inside a closed meeting early this afternoon gave the expected news. Bakk, DFL-Cook, was to meet with reporters later today. Democratic senators and senators-elect met at the St. Paul Hotel this afternoon...
November 8, 2012 - 2:16pm
November 7, 2012
Election Notebook: Democrats say they will control state Senate
ST. PAUL -- The top Minnesota Senate Democrat said early today that his party has regained control it held for 38 years. Senate Minority Leader...
November 7, 2012 - 12:45am
November 6, 2012
10:16 p.m. update: Voters split over if they should show IDs
November 6, 2012 - 8:10pm
Marriage amendment battle costliest ever
ST. PAUL -- A battle about whether to define marriage as only between a man and woman produced the most expensive Minnesota constitutional amendment campaign ever, but regardless of the outcome nothing will change soon. As voters entered polling places Tuesday, it appeared the question...
November 6, 2012 - 8:07pm