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May 29, 2014
Republicans look for an opening
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Republicans are looking for any opportunity to get a foothold in a state government dominated by Democrats. Sen. Scott Newman announced Thursday that he is seeking to upset two-term Democratic Attorney General Lori Swanson and become the first Republican...
May 29, 2014 - 7:59pm
April 6, 2014
MN Charter school oversight still a work in progress
ST. PAUL — Larry McKenzie started his first job overseeing charter schools with a sense of urgency about the achievement gap, “a global crisis.” A...
April 6, 2014 - 8:29pm
October 20, 2011
Dayton seeks better results in government reform efforts
ST. PAUL -- Gov.
October 20, 2011 - 9:45pm
August 5, 2011
Minn. shutdown added to nationwide gov't job gloom
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Minnesota's 20-day government shutdown made the national hiring picture in July a little bit gloomier than it would have been otherwise. The U.S. Labor Department's July hiring report showed a slight uptick in hiring by private business, with about 154,000 jobs...
August 5, 2011 - 3:01pm
July 20, 2011
Column: Minnesotans lose trust in government
MINNEAPOLIS -- There is a deeper issue behind the current government shutdown, and it is not what the general public thinks. As Minnesotans fear for their jobs and families, we see tensions rising and trust plummeting. People are steadily losing confidence in our government. We...
July 20, 2011 - 12:00am
No budget negotiations happening
ST. PAUL -- Ten days remain before the state budget runs dry, but no high-level budget talks have occurred since Thursday. Republican legislative...
June 20, 2011 - 8:36pm
June 16, 2011
Dayton declares budget talks at impasse
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's budget talks are at an impasse and two weeks before a potential state government shutdown Gov. Mark Dayton said he does...
June 16, 2011 - 8:26pm
June 14, 2011
Letters warn Minnesotans about shutdown
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans are beginning to hear directly from state officials what a government shutdown could mean to them. More than 600,000 Minnesotans are opening letters from the Department of Human Services this week warning that their health-care and other benefits could stop...
June 14, 2011 - 9:47pm
June 13, 2011
Courts may decide impact
ST. PAUL -- The impact of a state government shutdown is in the hands of Minnesota judges. State Attorney General Lori Swanson on Monday laid groundwork for them to become involved if the governor and legislators cannot agree on a budget before July 1.
June 13, 2011 - 11:32pm
June 8, 2011
Colleges face possible shutdown
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is gearing up for a government shutdown. Or not. A Wednesday emergency meeting of the 54-campus system's board of trustees resulted in a resolution supporting shutdown preparation.
June 8, 2011 - 8:28pm
April 10, 2011
Local legislators Magnus, Hamilton and Schomacker talk budgets for education, nursing homes
WORTHINGTON -- The federal government may have managed to avoid a government shutdown, but movement at the state level was in full force as District 22 Sen. Doug Magnus, District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker and District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton met with local residents to discuss varying...
April 10, 2011 - 8:51pm
March 11, 2011
Minnesota's deficit one of the biggest
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's speeches these days contain one sure-fire applause line: "We're not Wisconsin." That is true, and Minnesotans appreciate the fact that thousands of protesters have not descended on their Capitol. But by at least one measure, Minnesota is worse...
March 11, 2011 - 10:37pm
January 20, 2011
GOP lawmakers call for tightening welfare payments
ST. PAUL -- Two Republican legislators want to crack down on what they call welfare waste, but Democrats say their idea likely would cost more...
January 20, 2011 - 7:51pm
December 14, 2010
Nobles County hosts Truth in Taxation hearing
WORTHINGTON -- Nobles County commissioners presented their annual Truth in Taxation public hearing Tuesday night in Worthington, but aside from...
December 14, 2010 - 9:00pm
October 26, 2010
Candidates separated over LGA
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's three major governor candidates picked up their rural campaigns in recent weeks, after a barrage of Twin Cities debates and fund-raising needs keep them off the farm and out of many communities. Campaigning away from big-city lights features one favorite question,...
October 26, 2010 - 7:53pm