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Pasta Power! International companies learn about pasta at Fargo's Northern Crops Institute
Road Closure in Dickinson County, Iowa
Former golf course yields trove of bones, tools from bison hunters 800 to 2,000 years ago
A fine day for a parade
Walleye working group has first meeting today
VFW baseball: Worthington focused on state
VFW baseball: Worthington falls to District 3 All-Stars
Amateur baseball: Hadley churns out win
Amateur baseball: Season ends for Jackson, Wilmont
Amateur baseball: Saufley leads Wilmont to victory
Column: Conception deception
Column: Senate Republicans promoting abortion?
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Letter: "Big Ag' still ignoring opposing opinions
Column: Clinton's new email fuss is no scandal
Ann Jaloyce Erickson
Jeanette (Wolter) Davids
Harlan Roy Schneiderman
A creative life: Tom Ling finds inspiration in the world around him
Column: It's by no means China in southwest Minnesota
Top tacos: Fresh flavors distinguish street fare
Out & About: July 31-Aug. 22
Okoboji Bible Conference gets under way Saturday
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Vortherms 40th anniversary
Gubrud 90th birthday
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July 12, 2015
Minnesota tax collections beat expectations again
ST. PAUL — Minnesota collected $555 million more in taxes over the last three months than state economists had predicted in February as both individual and corporate income turned out higher than expected. The news means lawmakers will have even more money than expected to dispose...
July 12, 2015 - 9:35pm
June 30, 2015
State budget starts: Aid for the poor included in new Minnesota laws
ST. PAUL — Thousands of poor Minnesota families will begin getting more state aid today as the new state budget begins. The $42 billion, two-year overall state budget provides more housing assistance, as well as lower child care costs. “Too many children are living in...
June 30, 2015 - 9:30pm
June 26, 2015
Column: Greater Minnesota will benefit from new state budget laws
By DISTRICT 16B REP. PAUL TORKELSON HANSKA — After years of being left behind at the hands of big-city lawmakers, Minnesota House Republicans insisted on prioritizing Greater Minnesota this session while crafting a new state budget. You can see the results in nearly every budget...
opinion / columns
June 26, 2015 - 9:30pm
June 10, 2015
Legislators to consider a variety of bills at special session
ST. PAUL — Here is a look at what Minnesota legislators are expected to consider during a special session to finish passing a two-year, $42 billion state budget: Education About $17 billion will be spent for early childhood-through-high school education. While Gov. Mark Dayton...
June 10, 2015 - 8:23pm
June 4, 2015
Bonding first pre-special session agreement
ST. PAUL — Minnesota budget negotiators said throughout Thursday they were confident they could hold a special Saturday legislative session...
June 4, 2015 - 8:58pm
June 2, 2015
Minnesota budget deal still in works
ST. PAUL — Details remain to be worked out before Minnesota leaders are ready for a special legislative session to finish the state budget. Leaders Tuesday sounded much like they did late Monday, saying they are close, but technicalities remain and they hoped a special session...
June 2, 2015 - 9:14pm
June 1, 2015
‘I think we’re there’ Daudt says of budget deal
ST. PAUL — A state budget deal is all done except for a few details, the chief negotiators said Monday, making a special session for lawmakers...
June 1, 2015 - 7:53pm
May 26, 2015
Minnesota governor, leaders want short special session soon
ST. PAUL — It was fitting that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt stood by a grandfather clock Tuesday after they began...
May 26, 2015 - 8:55pm
May 25, 2015
With more budget vetoes, shutdown preparations begin
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed legislation funding state programs ranging from education to the parks, setting up a special legislative session and launching preparations for a potential partial government shutdown. On Saturday, Dayton vetoed spending bills...
May 25, 2015 - 8:37pm
May 22, 2015
Iowa budget making progress
DES MOINES, Iowa — Progress has been made in determining Iowa’s overall budget spending for the next fiscal year, lawmakers said Friday, including talks on K-12 education. Republican House Speaker Kraig Paulsen and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal made the assessment...
News / politics
May 22, 2015 - 9:38pm
Dayton inks four budget bills; three await signature
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Friday signed half of the state’s budget bills into law. On Thursday, he vetoed an education spending bill, leaving three more for him to sign or veto today. He already vetoed one. The bills are part of a package that would spend nearly...
News / politics
May 22, 2015 - 9:34pm
May 15, 2015
Legislative leaders reach budget deal, but Dayton wants more education money
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislative leaders announced a budget agreement Friday night, after five days of negotiating with Gov. Mark Dayton, but...
News / politics
May 15, 2015 - 9:45pm
May 14, 2015
‘Progress’ and ‘special session’ in same legislative sentence
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s governor and legislative leaders are approving bits and pieces of the state’s two-year budget amid fear that the...
May 14, 2015 - 9:54pm
May 13, 2015
Bird flu infects Minnesota budget talks
ST. PAUL — Minnesota poultry farmers found themselves in the midst of political bickering Wednesday as high-level negotiators pushed time limits for resolving Democrat-Republican state budget differences. Rep. David Bly, D-Northfield, asked the House to debate a bill providing...
May 13, 2015 - 8:10pm
Supervisors approve budget, urban renewal changes
SIBLEY, Iowa — The Osceola County Board of Supervisors had a public hearing Tuesday on a budget amendment and voted on changes to the current urban renewal area established in the Kirk Grau Addition, which includes Noteboom Implement and Jackrabbit Junction. Budget amendment A...
May 13, 2015 - 8:08pm