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Flu cases nearly double across South Dakota
On MLK Day, Minnesota speakers say justice, equality still unanswered
Longtime Iowa state senator pushes for conservation fund
Prep roundup: Pipestone Area wins Big South Conference wrestling tournament; Three Trojans seniors place first
Prep roundup: Two late goals lift LS-H/SP past Luverne
Under one roof: Six Lady Jays players living together become a family
Reporter rap: Illegitimate Super Bowl without the Cowboys?
MW wrestling: Preuss 0-2 at Ridgewater Open
Column: Hosea, can you see
Column: Can Trump's Cabinet save him from himself?
GOP boosts expansion of rural broadband
Column: What happened to the honeymoon?
Column: Tillerson's foreign policy -- Russia first
Edward "Bud" John
Judy K. Thies
Leland "Lee" Hardekopf
Douglas C. McClure
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
Disheveled Theologian: A 'd-icey' adventure
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Five generations: Ebeling family
Wachter 95th birthday
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Public Notice of operating budge for 2017 fiscal year
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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...
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...
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...
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
May 12, 2015
What’s the deal with lack of legislative deal?
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators are getting antsy. Their leaders have spent hours this week negotiating a $40 billion-plus, two-year state...
May 12, 2015 - 8:05pm
April 28, 2015
Pushing for preschool
NORTH ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton got some help Tuesday from U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan in his unwavering push to spend part of the...
April 28, 2015 - 9:34pm
April 21, 2015
No agreement on rail ‘blast zone’ funding in Minnesota House
ST. PAUL — A new phrase is entering Minnesotans’ vocabulary. “Are you in the blast zone?” state Rep. Diane Loeffler, D-Minneapolis,...
April 21, 2015 - 10:00pm
April 9, 2015
Managing mental health: Jesson visits Worthington to discuss Dayton’s proposed budget
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson met with mental health providers who work together for the southwestern...
April 9, 2015 - 11:24am
March 27, 2015
Minnesota Senate Democrats take middle budget ground
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Senate Democrats’ budget plan falls between higher-spending Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and big-tax-cut House Republicans. Senators proposed their biggest increase in spending for education programs and want to boost the budget reserve by $250 million. Despite...
March 27, 2015 - 9:49pm
March 24, 2015
$2 billion in Minnesota tax cuts?
ST. PAUL — House Republicans want to cut Minnesotans’ taxes $2 billion, but do not yet know who would benefit. The GOP House majority...
March 24, 2015 - 8:44pm
March 22, 2015
‘Numbers guy’ has key role crafting GOP budget
ST. PAUL — It’s a rare legislator who wins back his seat after walking away from it eight years earlier. It’s even more unusual for...
March 22, 2015 - 8:15pm
March 17, 2015
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton proposed hundreds of millions of dollars in new spending for education and families Tuesday, leaving some senior citizens’ advocates disappointed with what they said is a too-small increase. The governor’s $866 million proposed budget increase...
March 17, 2015 - 9:53pm