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Dayton attacks Trump transgender reversal
Ex-chief justice takes over stadium board leadership
Leading the way: Minnesota FFA president, vice president share experiences of office
U.S. labor, housing markets data underscore economy's stamina
Friday snow storm expected to wallop southern Minn., less expected in the north
College basketball: Bluejays routed by St. Cloud Tech
Timberwolves' Thibodeau hasn't found trade he likes 'at this point'
Twins' Sano working to put down roots at third base
Red-hot Gophers win 6th straight, upset No. 24 Maryland
College basketball: Lady Jays roll
Letter: Agency on aging here to help seniors
Column: Stop the Trump hysteria
Bill to jumpstart Minnesota shrimp industry passes first committee stop
Elderly waiver program reform proposal makes progress
Column: A failure to communicate
Richard Robert Mork
Robert "Bob" Reed Prahm
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John and Beverly Troth
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Column: Worthington’s first Shorty — A colorful life and a sad end
At 102, Eleanore Ebeling enjoys a sharp mind -- and daily exercise, too
You gotta have heart: Heart attack recovery sets new priorities for Murphy
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January 19, 2017
In Minnesota, buffer debate for farmers ranges from U.S. Constitution to timing
ST. PAUL -- Nearly two years into a Minnesota law requiring plant buffers between cropland and water, some farmers remain furious. They say the 2015 buffer law violates the U.S. Constitution provision saying no "private property (can) be taken for public use without just compensation,"...
January 19, 2017 - 8:53pm
Real ID bill passes first test in Minnesota House, but illegal immigrants’ access at issue
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans — and many of the lawmakers who represent them — generally want the state to make its driver’s licenses valid for airplane travel and other federal purposes before next year. But, like last year, the way the Legislature wants to adopt the federal Real...
January 19, 2017 - 8:49pm
January 17, 2017
Legislation would pay Minnesotans for Wisconsin tax losses
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House Taxes Committee chairman is tired of dealing with Wisconsin about income taxes. So Chairman Greg Davids, R-Preston, drew up a provision he plans to insert into his tax bill this year that would reimburse Minnesotans who pay higher taxes working in Wisconsin...
January 17, 2017 - 9:09pm
Is this the year Sunday liquor store sales ban ends? Minnesota House panel says yes.
ST. PAUL — The long-running debate over Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota is back with renewed strength to strike down the century-old ban. “We are going to pass Sunday liquor sales out of the House this year,” promised House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown.
January 17, 2017 - 8:55pm
Money set aside to preserve Minnesota land, improve water
ST. PAUL — A state-federal program supported by groups ranging from conservationists to farmers is designed to improve Minnesota water quality by paying landowners to preserve 60,000 acres. The land in southern and western Minnesota would be marginal farmland, state Agriculture...
January 17, 2017 - 8:53pm
Minnesota bracing for health care spike urge lawmakers on relief deal
ST. PAUL — Sheri Sexton is fed up with “the arguing between the Democrats and the Republicans” over passing health insurance relief for people like her. “Nobody can seem to agree on anything,” said Sexton, a dairy farmer from Millville, in southeastern Minnesota, who’s...
January 17, 2017 - 8:51pm
January 16, 2017
Longtime Iowa state senator pushes for conservation fund
OCHEYEDAN, Iowa — Longtime District 1 State Senator David Johnson made national headlines in June 2016 when he suspended his Republican Party...
January 16, 2017 - 9:23pm
January 15, 2017
What’s the holdup on Minnesota $300 million health insurance premium relief?
ST. PAUL -- If both Republicans and Democrats agree that the state should pass $300 million in relief for Minnesotans struggling to pay their health insurance, why is it taking months to pass it?
January 15, 2017 - 8:18pm
January 13, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Partial quick start for Minnesota Legislature
ST. PAUL — The first new law of 2017 came nine days into the annual legislative session. Now, that's zippy in a process that often drags on until May, especially when the issue is taxes, like the legislation Gov. Mark Dayton signed Friday, Jan. 13. And a couple other issues are...
January 13, 2017 - 9:09pm
January 12, 2017
Senators pass health insurance premium aid bill as debate focuses on rural Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Rural Minnesota may never have been mentioned so often in a state Senate debate not about a specific rural issue. Small towns and farmers were featured Thursday, Jan. 12, before senators passed 35-31 legislation to help Minnesotans afford individual health insurance policies....
January 12, 2017 - 8:09pm
January 11, 2017
Immigrants plead for Minnesota driver's licenses
ST. PAUL — Jose Sanchez says his immigrant community fears living without driver's licenses. "Our community needs licenses to get around, to get to work, to get to school," he told a Minnesota House committee Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. "I ask that you listen to us and deal with your...
January 11, 2017 - 9:10pm
How to give health insurance relief? Lawmakers must weigh speed vs. control
ST. PAUL -- Finding $300 million to help Minnesotans struggling with health insurance premiums was the easy part. The part that’s been tying Minnesota leaders in knots this month is how to get the money to the people who need it. Lawmakers want to spend the money quickly, accurately...
January 11, 2017 - 9:05pm
January 10, 2017
Health insurance debate on top this week in Minnesota Legislature
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers say they want to pass a relief package for Minnesotans facing soaring health insurance premiums by the end of this week, but lots remains to be done before policyholders know if they will get a state rebate.The next few days will determine whether that...
January 10, 2017 - 9:04pm
January 9, 2017
Minnesota state auditor Rebecca Otto to run for governor
ST. PAUL — Three-term Minnesota Auditor Rebecca Otto will run for governor, she told the Pioneer Press, joining what is expected to be a crowded race to replace DFL Gov. Mark Dayton. “I’m different. I’m authentic,” she said in a Friday interview. “Minnesota has given me...
January 9, 2017 - 12:36am
January 6, 2017
Capitol Chatter: GOP in charge, a Senate surprise
ST. PAUL -- Mark Johnson of East Grand Forks stood on the floor of the Minnesota Senate chatting about recent snow storms with Rep. Debra Kiel of Crookston.Johnson, minutes away from becoming northwest Minnesota’s newest state senator, appeared calm and collected in the newly renovated...
January 6, 2017 - 9:09pm