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Bemidji kidnapping suspect formally charged
Fun fun fun at Westbrook Fun Days
Professional dancers lead intensive instruction at Dance Academy
Amateur baseball: Henning, Cubs clip Lakefield
Legion baseball: Hurley shines for Post 5
Amateur baseball: Cubs baseball: 'It was all good'
Prep softball: Sheldon edges S-O
VFW baseball: Worthington takes two from Marshall
Column: For Trump, fringe conspiracies take center stage
Column: For the GOP, a pickle of a platform
Column: The braggart with the ducktail who would be president
As others see it: Legislature special session now unlikely
Mnsr. Eugene E. Egan
Edward G. Lenz
How does your garden grow? Williams property one of four on upcoming tour
Column: June 28, 1876 -- Circus in town, complaints ensue
Looking Back: 1966 -- Construction aplenty taking place in Worthington
Heart of St. Kilian: 129-year-old parish goes to oratory status
Column: People are always talking about other people here
Out and About
Puhl 80th birthday
Isder 85th birthday
Alberts 97th birthday
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May 31, 2016
Dayton signs police body camera bill, but not all pleased
ST. PAUL — Amid four hours of testimony on a bill about how and when Minnesota’s police forces can use body cameras — a bill signed into law Tuesday — was a telling moment: a flash of passion from a longtime law enforcement officer, sitting on a key state legislative committee...
May 31, 2016 - 9:04pm
Bonding backer nervous about Dayton special session decision
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota state representative responsible for drawing up legislation funding public works projects statewide said he is "nervous"...
May 31, 2016 - 4:49pm
Dayton issues vetoes, signs other bills
ST. PAUL — A pension bill and parts of an outdoor-program funding bill received governor vetoes Tuesday. The pension bill would have cut payments to retired government workers, which Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton said he found unacceptable. He said that government employers and current...
May 31, 2016 - 2:37pm
May 30, 2016
This year, Dayton holds all the power: Governor says he’s analyzing major bills, possible special section
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will spend his holiday weekend reviewing the minute details of the spending and tax bills the Legislature...
May 30, 2016 - 8:36pm
May 27, 2016
Squabbling over waning moments of legislative session continue
ST. PAUL — Legislative leaders cannot even agree on what they agreed to, so it is no surprise they can’t agree on what happened. The argument...
News / politics
May 27, 2016 - 9:35pm
May 24, 2016
Dayton has doubts on transportation funding
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton is not confident that transportation funding legislation could pass if he calls a special legislative session to finish work not done by Sunday's midnight deadline. "I think it’s unrealistic to think they’re going to agree on something before or during...
May 24, 2016 - 4:41pm
May 23, 2016
Special session? We’ll see
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature has built a reputation for chaotic endings, followed by a special session to pass what lawmakers left...
May 23, 2016 - 8:17pm
May 20, 2016
As deadline looms closer, Dayton says tax and budget deal are not done
ST. PAUL — State lawmakers appear ready to cut Minnesotans’ taxes nearly $260 million before they leave for the year Monday, but Gov. Mark Dayton said he will veto the plan if he does not get provisions he wants in a spending bill. Legislative leaders announced the tax relief...
News / politics
May 20, 2016 - 9:34pm
May 18, 2016
MN Legislature: ‘I don’t see transportation being in play’
ST. PAUL — Four days remain in the 2016 Minnesota legislative session and even those in charge do not seem to know how, or whether, they will finish major legislation dealing with transportation, taxes, budget and public works. Gov. Mark Dayton hosted House Speaker Kurt Daudt and...
May 18, 2016 - 9:20pm
$800 million: House bonding bill faces tough fight
ST. PAUL — Paul Torkelson needs to come up with quite a sales pitch. As chairman of the Minnesota House committee that recommends funding for...
May 18, 2016 - 9:00pm
May 16, 2016
Dayton willing to drop gas tax plan, but increase tab costs
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans likely will pay higher vehicle license fees if the governor and lawmakers reach a transportation funding deal this year....
May 16, 2016 - 9:20pm
May 10, 2016
First stages: SWCD completes study of preliminary buffer map
WORTHINGTON — Nearly a year after the state’s controversial buffer program was signed into law, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
May 10, 2016 - 8:46pm
May 9, 2016
Deal-making so far ‘constructive, not productive’
ST. PAUL — The annual Minnesota Capitol deal-making dance began on a rainy Monday afternoon in Gov. Mark Dayton’s Summit Avenue mansion. Inside the official residence, Dayton, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, the deputy and assistant Senate majority leaders,...
May 9, 2016 - 8:53pm
April 29, 2016
Lawmakers optimistic on transportation funding
ST. PAUL — How Minnesota can provide billions of dollars to fix roads and provide for other transportation needs in the next decade may become clearer within a week. House Transportation Chairman Tim Kelly, R-Red Wing, said Senate and House negotiators probably will meet at least...
News / politics
April 29, 2016 - 9:12pm
April 25, 2016
Buffer changes become law
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law Monday legislation that clarifies a law enacted last year requiring buffer strips around water. He also signed a bill that allows governments to donate some surplus equipment to nonprofit organizations. The buffer change exempts...
April 25, 2016 - 8:29pm