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Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to visit Worthington Thursday
District 518 board hears news of Prairie Elementary activities
Sunset Park is headquarters for Saturday swim, hockey
City sees increase in commercial and residential development in 2016
Worthington man sentenced for first-degree criminal sexual conduct
Prep roundup: Pipestone Area wins Big South Conference wrestling tournament; Three Trojans seniors place first
Gymnastics: Trojans score over 141, top Blue Earth Area
Prep sports roundup: Marshall tops JCC boys basketball team again
WHS basketball: Trojans claim fourth straight in win over New Ulm
Prep roundup: Two late goals lift LS-H/SP past Luverne
Health care bill offers ‘real solutions’
Letter: Weber’s ‘bait and switch’ on health care
Letter: Changes needed in charitable gaming taxation
Letter: Introduction of invasive species can be stopped
Column: Restoring checks and balances
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Dora Mae Laura Pommier
Paul Henry Jones, Sr.
Looking Back: 2007 -- Hoffman, Hagen earn special Chamber honors
Herb chicken and mushrooms easy, elegant dinner favorite
A fast-food salad you’ll want to make at home
Column: Nose for news and all other noses once were pressed into these
Paulzines embrace adoption, finalize fourth in November
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Five generations: Ebeling family
Wachter 95th birthday
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2017 Minnesota City Summary Budget Statement
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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...
21 hours 21 min ago
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.
21 hours 36 min ago
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...
21 hours 38 min ago
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...
21 hours 39 min ago
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
January 5, 2017
MN governor revises, brings back tax bill that had $101 million mistake
ST. PAUL -- A tweaked 2016 tax proposal that never made it into law is back. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said on Thursday, Jan. 5, that his plan calls for $230 million in a variety of tax cuts and $70 million in new spending for things such as increased state aid to local governments....
January 5, 2017 - 9:15pm
What Minnesota health insurance relief would do
ST. PAUL -- Thousands of Minnesotans are facing a similar crisis this year: skyrocketing health insurance rates. After failing to reach agreement on a relief package last year, Minnesota legislative leaders on Thursday rolled out a new plan that includes immediate relief as well as...
January 5, 2017 - 9:06pm