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Dayton offers $41 billion budget
Counting the lives lost to intimate violence
A gathering of ‘deer’ friends
Traffic stop leads to drug bust
Minnesota man survives home explosion
Prep girls basketball: Southwest Minnesota Christian remains undefeated in conference
Prep boys basketball: Fluit shot wins it for Edgerton
Prep hockey: Luverne gets sweep over Worthington
Prep wrestling: Jackson County Central gets key win; Adrian nipped on the road
Prep gymnastics: Jackson County Central finds 140s again
Column: A blueprint for success in 2015
Letter: A common-sense approach to energy policy
Letter: Bowled over by football -- literally
Letter: Stop creation of Internet 'slow lanes'
Letter: Look to commandments for answers
Judy & Bruce Schmidt
Dennis Palmer Luitjens
Allan (Al) Altnow
Raymond E. Barrett
Revving for retirement: Ricker leaves full-time ministry after almost 20 years at First Lutheran
Looking Back: 1940 -- Nobles County ranks among top flax producers in Minnesota
Looking Back: 1940 - Steamed turned into blades of new turbine at Worthington power plant
Column: On a mild, windy January day, some storm stories
Out & About: Jan. 16-31
Out and About
Ruesch 80th birthday
Altman 80th birthday
Hitzemann 85th birthday
Spessard 90th birthday
Hallstrom 99th birthday
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Special School Board Meeting January
October 25, 2012
Editorial: Klobuchar should get second term
Six years ago, Amy Klobuchar was elected to her first term in the U.S. Senate. It hasn't taken her long to become a respected legislator on both sides of the political aisle, as well as someone widely recognized as a hard-worker who can get things done. She is, almost certainly, the...
opinion / editorials / politics
October 25, 2012 - 12:00am
October 19, 2012
Klobuchar, Bills see budget through different lenses
ST. PAUL -- Kurt Bills dumped several books on a table in his U.S. Senate campaign office, declaring they were his plan to fix the federal budget. He said those documents provided a "starting point," admitting that key provisions such as eliminating the Education Department likely...
news / politics
October 19, 2012 - 9:51pm
August 31, 2012
Senate race between Klobuchar, Bills turns aggressive
FALCON HEIGHTS -- A crowd gathered around U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar's Minnesota State Fair booth, cheering like at a campaign rally. At the same time, her challenger, Kurt Bills, was not far away talking one-on-one with the few fair visitors at his booth. The contrast showed a difference...
news / politics
August 31, 2012 - 9:39pm
August 30, 2012
Klobuchar, Bills hold nothing back in fiery debate
FALCON HEIGHTS -- Amy Klobuchar and Kurt Bills shared broad smiles and agreed it was hot. But then the two U.S. Senate candidates took to a Minnesota State Fair stage Thursday in what proved to be a feisty debate during which they agreed on little. Bills, a Republican state representative...
August 30, 2012 - 9:59pm
July 13, 2012
Capital Chatter: Bakk suggests House OK disaster aid, then leave
ST. PAUL -- The question on everyone's mind during a news conference about a special disaster aid legislative session was whether Republican...
news / politics
July 13, 2012 - 9:51pm
May 29, 2012
Bills signs to challenge Klobuchar
ST. PAUL -- Kurt Bills' family, and three day care children, backed him as he signed on the bottom line Tuesday to run against U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. The Rosemount state representative's four children and wife greeted him outside the secretary of state's office before he filed...
May 29, 2012 - 8:29pm
April 5, 2012
Legislative bonding bills stall
ST. PAUL -- Passing a public works funding bill, for projects like constructing buildings and fixing state facilities, may be tough this year. As Minnesota legislators left on an extended Passover-Easter break Thursday, there was no sign how the so-called bonding bill can pass. In...
April 5, 2012 - 9:19pm
July 19, 2011
Back to work for the state
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's longest government shutdown is poised to end after state legislators Tuesday night rushed through a series of spending bills. While ending the shutdown, the bills fund state government for two years.
July 19, 2011 - 9:35pm
July 18, 2011
Capitol opens, first spending bills surface
ST. PAUL - Signs that the Minnesota government shutdown soon may end are surfacing, but work remains. Gov. Mark Dayton ordered the state Capitol to open again at 9 a.m.
July 18, 2011 - 9:19pm
April 13, 2010
State of Minnesota delays payments to schools, universities to pay its bills
news / politics
April 13, 2010 - 12:00am
February 11, 2010
Lawmakers want to cut governor power
ST. PAUL -- Bills to restrict a governor's ability to unilaterally cut budgets are being introduced in the Minnesota Legislature, and the state Supreme Court says it will accept cities' input when it considers the issue this spring. To balance the budget, Gov.
February 11, 2010 - 12:00am
January 27, 2010
State delays additional school aid
ST. PAUL--Minnesota officials turn to schools as the state's bank this spring. The state will run out of money in March and April, and the Pawlenty...
news / education
January 27, 2010 - 12:00am