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Trump picks Iowa Governor Branstad as U.S. ambassador to China: transition official
Family Art Night scheduled during parent-teacher conferences week
Remembering Pearl Harbor: WWII veteran on Oahu when Japanese launched sneak attack
Seminar aims to create smooth transition for retiring business owners
Area girls basketball roundup: Adrian beats Luverne after slow start
Prep wrestling: Trojans fall in tight battle with W/RRC
Area boys basketball roundup: Huskies win high-scoring season opener
Boys hockey: Trojans refuse to quit in loss to Redwood Valley
Boys basketball: Trojans show teamwork, depth in victory over Luverne
Letter: Pioneer Village
Letter: Local government entities should live within their means
Column: 21st Century Cures Act a remedy for all Americans
Letter: There's a third group of Americans, too
Letter: Thanks to organizers of community Thanksgiving
Gerald L. Smith
Looking Back: 1991 -- Wind chills up to 50-below close schools
Homemade granola easier, more affordable than you think
PieLogNog: A holiday mashup of chocolate, salted caramel, eggnog and pecan pie
Change maker: Kevin Donovan pushes Worthington, and himself, to succeed
Our region was major supplier of early engines for Humvees
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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 17, 2016
Minnesota lawmakers rush through range of bills
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers may be struggling to decide many of the big spending bills, but they are in high gear passing legislation dealing...
May 17, 2016 - 8:39pm
November 5, 2015
Conflicting reports: Some say lawmakers’ calls for teacher licensing reform unheeded
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers received conflicting reports Thursday on the progress the state Board of Teaching has made in its efforts to streamline the way teachers are licensed. Erin Doan, the board’s executive director, told a joint session of the House Education Finance...
November 5, 2015 - 9:01pm
October 25, 2015
Where the money goes: State lawmakers hit the road on bonding tours
ST. PAUL — It wasn’t your typical sight-seeing tour. During a visit to the medical examiner’s office in downtown Minneapolis last week, 20 members and staff of the Minnesota House Capital Investment Committee got to watch — at least those who could stomach the sight —...
October 25, 2015 - 8:58pm
September 1, 2015
Lawmakers strongly deny police report of 'making out': Both say description of encounter in park is false
EAGAN -- A Dakota County sheriff’s deputy allegedly caught two Minnesota lawmakers “making out” in a parked car last week, according to...
September 1, 2015 - 9:51pm
May 17, 2015
Special session, failures face Minnesota lawmakers
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature appears set to head into a special session over an education spat and the three main legislative forces...
May 17, 2015 - 9:42pm
May 10, 2015
Minnesota lawmakers face busy final week
ST. PAUL — With just eight days to go until the Minnesota Legislature must adjourn, the Capitol is about to become a humid den of chaotic action. Lawmakers will debate and trade votes late into the night. Their overworked staffs will scour bill language and spreadsheets until...
May 10, 2015 - 8:19pm
April 1, 2015
Local area leaders to call on Worthington area lawmakers to support clean energy plan
WORTHINGTON — Local and area leaders from the Clean Energy and Jobs Campaign will call on area lawmakers to support a responsible Minnesota Clean Energy Plan at 1 p.m. today at the Nobles County Library, 407 12th St. The plan includes changing the state’s Renewable Energy Standard...
April 1, 2015 - 9:07pm
March 18, 2015
Lawmaker immunity challenged again
ST. PAUL — Police need to know they can arrest state lawmakers, supporters of clarifying legislation say. “It is not necessarily clear to law enforcement, lawmakers or the general public,” Rep. Ryan Winkler, D-Golden Valley, on Wednesday told a Minnesota House committee about...
March 18, 2015 - 8:40pm
May 13, 2014
The clock is ticking
ST. PAUL — A bipartisan group of lawmakers will try to negotiate a compromise on medical marijuana legislation in the coming days. The state Senate voted Tuesday not to concur with legislation passed last week by the House, calling instead for the appointment of a conference...
May 13, 2014 - 9:24pm
March 27, 2012
Lawmakers want to keep Facebook passwords private
ST. PAUL -- Conservative and liberal Minnesota legislators are combining efforts to stop a business practice they say invades job applicants' privacy. National reports in recent days have told of employers, both private and public, demanding passwords for social Internet sites potential...
March 27, 2012 - 10:08pm
March 20, 2012
Lawmakers back Capitol fix
ST. PAUL -- Fixing the Minnesota Capitol building's crumbling outside walls and aging interior won easy approval from a key House committee Tuesday,...
March 20, 2012 - 10:06pm
March 15, 2012
Students don't want lawmakers to 'get out of jail free'
ST. PAUL -- Legislators who drink and drive should face the same consequences as everyone else, a group of college students argues. In Minnesota,...
March 15, 2012 - 8:43pm
March 14, 2012
Lawmakers consider cracking down on synthetic drugs
ST. PAUL -- In a continued fight against synthetic drugs, Minnesota lawmakers are considering making selling some of them a felony. A bill is...
March 14, 2012 - 8:47pm
March 1, 2012
Lawmakers want more details on stadium proposal
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators hope to vote on a Vikings stadium this session, but many said the details still are missing. "I'm just full of questions," Rep. Mary Murphy, DFL-Hermantown, said hours after a stadium proposal was released Thursday. "And, frankly, I haven't found...
March 1, 2012 - 9:56pm