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Cooling effect: Colder-than-normal weather may sweep in with La Nina
Five-day manhunt for accused murderer across five states ends on Nebraska-Wyoming border
Project leaders wanted: Federal funding may bring more opportunities to Worthington
Blood drive coming up at SWMC
Free sandbox sand offered May 7
College athletics: Minnesota West adds talent to athletic teams
Prep baseball: Adrian's Rogers no-hits MCC
Doug Wolter: Together, these Generals are hard to beat
Prep track: MCC, SWC win in Tracy; Thuringer, Moore get firsts for WHS in Fairmont
Prep baseball: Gumto paces JCC; Huska lifts Windom
Column: Plato, Aristotle and (oh dear) Trump
Column: The fault line between parties and voters
Letter: House Republicans make rural health care a priority
Letter: Make an investment in the Worthington area
Column: Hope doesn't get you GOP delegates
Ruby Eleanor Toussaint
Nancy Agnes Griffith
Religion briefs: April 28
First ‘Birding on the Green’ event is Monday
Looking Back: 2006 -- Central Elementary slated for demolition
Sublimely lime: The quest to make the best slice of Key lime pie
Class of 2016: Mayorga aspires to be a role model for other students
Out and About
Balk 80th birthday
Thueson 90th birthday
Zylstra 95th birthday
Thorn 65th anniversary
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April 5, 2016
Legislative talk turns to taxes
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators are more than a third of the way through their 2016 session and just beginning to talk about taxes, always one of the Capitol’s big issues. Senators Tuesday began digging into a Gov. Mark Dayton plan that centers on cutting taxes for up to 126,000...
April 5, 2016 - 7:45pm
January 13, 2016
Meet Matka, the Minnesota Capitol’s bomb-sniffing dog
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s Capitol complex has a new safety measure in place — in the form of the gentle nose of Matka, a bomb-sniffing dog....
January 13, 2016 - 9:19pm
January 11, 2016
Senate building quietly opens after Minnesotans built it
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Senate building opened Monday with lots of Minnesota materials, put up mostly by Minnesota workers, and designed to...
January 11, 2016 - 10:15pm
August 25, 2015
Tensions rise over Capitol renovation costs: Total now $310 million
ST. PAUL — Tension over a $2 million spending addition to the Minnesota Capitol’s $310 million renovation spilled into a high-profile committee meeting Monday featuring Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt. Earlier this year, Daudt, R-Crown, and other lawmakers pushed...
August 25, 2015 - 9:54pm
July 12, 2015
Backyard updates coming to Iowa governor's mansion
DES MOINES, Iowa — The backyard of Iowa’s historic governor’s mansion in Des Moines is set to get a major facelift, with a new reflecting pool and vintage style greenhouse. Both projects will be privately funded and the goal is to complete them by next summer, when Des Moines...
July 12, 2015 - 9:09pm
June 30, 2015
Highly anticipated medical marijuana law takes effect
MINNEAPOLIS — There won’t be thousands gathered on the steps of the state capitol with signs and banners, nor will there be a plume of pungent,...
June 30, 2015 - 9:37pm
May 3, 2015
A ‘people person’: For Kurt Daudt, budget crunch is a big test
ST. PAUL — House Speaker Kurt Daudt schedules 10 to 15 minutes for the five-minute walk from his office to his post atop the Minnesota House...
May 3, 2015 - 8:16pm
April 12, 2015
Sunday liquor sales a long shot
ST. PAUL — If things had gone differently at the Capitol this year, you might have been able to head to the liquor store Sunday. But it appears 2015 will wind up much as the past few years have: After lots of talk and attention to repealing Minnesota’s ban on Sunday liquor-store...
April 12, 2015 - 8:07pm
April 6, 2015
Capitol decisions influence local businesses
WORTHINGTON — Jim Pumarlo, director of communication for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, visited Worthington last week to discuss how bills...
April 6, 2015 - 9:20pm
April 5, 2015
Now, the real work at Capitol begins
ST. PAUL — The massive proposals to settle Minnesota’s big issues that have consumed lawmakers at the Capitol the past few months? Those were just the starting positions. When the Legislature returns from a 10-day break Tuesday, the real work will begin. “You are going to...
April 5, 2015 - 9:26pm
March 29, 2015
Where will the Minnesota House call home?
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House soon may be homeless. The Senate likewise. The state Capitol’s multi-year renovation project is putting the crimp on many state officials and others who surround them. Two-thirds of the Capitol is closed, with all but tunnels through the basement...
March 29, 2015 - 7:16pm
March 11, 2015
Bill would demote Columbus
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislation would order a change in how Christopher Columbus is described on a statue just southeast of the state Capitol. Current wording describes Columbus as “Discoverer of America.” A bill sponsored by Rep. John Persell, D-Bemidji, would require the...
March 11, 2015 - 9:03pm
March 5, 2015
Letter: Too many cooks in the Capitol project
William Schaffer Austin We have to cut the size of the Minnesota Legislature. With 134 representatives and 67 senators, we have the largest legislature in the United States per capita per our last census. No longer are we in the horse-and-buggy days. It’s time to amend the Constitution....
opinion / letters
March 5, 2015 - 9:05pm