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Trestle burns, collapses along busy Minnesota rail line
41 indicted for multi-state drug trafficking ring
Lewis and Clark Water now flowing to Rock County
Crime victim organizations honored for Safe at Home program
Car salesman rescues trucker in fiery crash
Section 3A girls track: Luverne girls take title; Homandberg surprises self
Section 3AA golf: Worthington boys make state
Section 3A softball: Edgerton/Southwest Christian gets it done
Section 3AA baseball: Luverne dumps New London-Spicer
VFW baseball: Worthington sweeps Westbrook in opener
Column: Rand Paul's decline
Column: Being Bill Kristol
As others see it: Dayton right on pre-K
Letter: Help with lake clean-up effort is appreciated
Letter: WASO presented memorable concert
Donna M. Kroeger
Helen Wyman Abramson
Lynn A. Davis
Bernice Eleanor Anderson
Janice J. Bruns
Religion briefs: May 28
Out & About: May 29-June 12
Looking Back: 1990 -- Bigelow church preparing to mark 75th anniversary
Legion longevity: Lease, Meier recognized for continuous membership
Column: Worthington's unexpected link to Sherwood Forest
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Schulz 50th anniversary
Voss 90th birthday
Pearson 90th birthday
Oldham 95th birthday
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May 17, 2015
Dayton reappoints three to rural health panel
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton has reappointed three members to the state’s Rural Health Advisory Committee. They are John Baerg, Butterfield, consumer member; Ellen De la torre, North Mankato, consumer member; and Margaret Kalina, Alexandria, nurse member. Each will serve four-year...
May 17, 2015 - 7:22pm
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 the governor said he wants more education funding. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, D-Cook, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, emerged...
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 decisions are coming too late to wrap up the 2015 legislative session by Monday’s deadline. The three high-level negotiators Thursday...
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
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 budget with Gov. Mark Dayton, but most legislators know little about what is going on at the governor’s residence and are getting worried...
May 12, 2015 - 8:05pm
May 7, 2015
Senators vote to end online lottery games
ST. PAUL — Minnesota senators left no doubt they think the lottery director overstepped his authority in allowing online games as they voted...
May 7, 2015 - 7:54pm
May 6, 2015
Dayton tests the waters as issue
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton used an annual report about Minnesota’s drinking water to highlight what he says has quickly become a big priority of his second term — improving water quality. In the coming months, Dayton said he would name a director of water quality to help...
May 6, 2015 - 9:27pm
May 4, 2015
Dayton vows to veto GOP campaign cash changes
ST. PAUL — Visions for rules governing political cash collided Monday, with DFL Gov. Mark Dayton pledging to veto changes that Minnesota Republicans are backing. The Republican-controlled House has voted to lift campaign spending limits, allow candidates to collect more cash...
May 4, 2015 - 8:48pm
5 million: Number of dead birds still multiplying from avian flu outbreak
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s poultry death toll went beyond 5 million birds Monday when state officials announced 80 farms in 21 counties have been hit by the H5N2 avian influenza. The number of bird deaths, mostly turkeys, topped 5.3 million, with some flocks not yet counted. The...
May 4, 2015 - 7:51pm
May 1, 2015
Dayton signs emergency response funding for bird flu into law
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton signed Chapter 12, HF 2225 into law Friday, providing emergency response funding for avian influenza in Minnesota. The bill appropriates $514,000 to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and $379,000 to the Board of Animal Health for the costs of avian...
news / agriculture
May 1, 2015 - 9:35pm
April 29, 2015
Dayton shows turkey safe to eat
ST. PAUL — With millions of Minnesota turkeys affected by an avian flu epidemic, Gov. Mark Dayton invited news cameras into the governor’s mansion to watch him eat a roast turkey. “I just want to assure Minnesotans that turkey is completely safe to eat,” the governor said,...
April 29, 2015 - 9:37pm
MN House passes $2 billion tax break bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Republicans passed a bill Wednesday that would provide $2 billion in personal income tax breaks and business tax cuts — if it ever became law. But it likely won’t, because the DFL-controlled Senate and Gov. Mark Dayton believe such a deep cut in...
April 29, 2015 - 9:34pm
Buffer deadline looms
ST. PAUL — Water quality varies from good in northeastern Minnesota, where plenty of plants border waters, to poor in the southwest, with its heavy concentration of agriculture, a new state report says to no one’s surprise. State officials say the report was in the works before...
April 29, 2015 - 8:13pm
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 state’s budget surplus to increase access to state-funded preschool. After visiting a preschool class at Richardson Elementary in North...
April 28, 2015 - 9:34pm
April 24, 2015
Capital conundrums: Little progress seen thus far in Legislature
ST. PAUL — The Democratic governor is threatening vetoes and, in some cases, saying bills the Minnesota Legislature is considering are not even worth negotiating, but says a transportation funding boost is vital. The House, a lone Republican bastion at the Capitol, stands by itself...
news / politics
April 24, 2015 - 9:56pm