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Muslims tell Minnesota Capitol gathering they feel more misunderstood now than ever before
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Ivanka Trump becomes unpaid White House employee
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UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
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Letter: Newspaper needs more ‘local flavor’
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Column: Thanks to Minnesota farmers, we’re making great progress on new buffer requirement
Letter: Trump far from alone on climate change views
Amanda Faith Schmidt
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Salvador Adame Magana
Mareileen "Neen" Benson
Church’s Lenten theme gets people thinking
Daughters often get first tanning salon experience with mom
Column: Your not-average people have great things going for them
Remarkable recovery: A combined 14 surgeries later, Bart and Sherry DeBoer share tale of crash with suspected drunk driver
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May 1, 2013
Letter: Tax increase is bad policy
Following a nearly nine-hour debate on the Minnesota House floor, the House Democratic majority approved a $2.7 billion tax increase proposal...
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
April 29, 2013
Letter: A pay raise? Are you kidding me?
Well, what do you know? The Minnesota politicians can get something done. Even after costing Minnesota taxpayers millions of dollars with the shutdown of the state and a sex-scandal lawsuit, Minnesota senators voted themselves an $11,000-per-year pay raise. I thought it was a joke...
April 29, 2013 - 12:00am
April 26, 2013
Hamilton, others fight for rural Minnesota in lieu of feeling 'left behind'
ST. PAUL -- House Majority Leader Erin Murphy and Rep. Paul Marquart stood side-by-side Tuesday introducing House Democrats' education funding...
April 26, 2013 - 9:34pm
April 25, 2013
Column: Historic LGA deal will strengthen our communities
CLOQUET -- There is an historic moment at hand for Greater Minnesota.
April 25, 2013 - 12:00am
Letter: Hamilton - I'm fighting for long-term care facilities, nursing homes
During a comprehensive health and human services finance bill debate on the Minnesota House floor, I -- as well as other rural lawmakers -- made the attempt to give nursing homes and long-term care facilities and their employees much-needed funding increases.
April 25, 2013 - 12:00am
April 23, 2013
Letter: Pay raises needed for those who care for our elderly, developmentally disabled
I will support legislation that is intended to give nursing homes, group homes and long-term care facilities -- and their employees -- a long-overdue pay raise. The Democrats are proposing an increase of $3 billion in state spending that will impact every hardworking taxpayer in...
April 23, 2013 - 12:00am
Letter: We need to to get tougher yet on tobacco
Today we met with legislators from our Senate district on the "Raise It for Health" issue. We support an increase to tobacco products to stop young kids from starting and to encourage smokers to quit. We met one-on-one with representatives Rod Hamilton and Joe Schomacker and Senator...
April 23, 2013 - 12:00am
April 19, 2013
Minnesota Senate stresses job creation with bill
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators opted to spend $383 million on economic development opportunities, with an emphasis on creating jobs. Money would be spent on programs ranging from those designed to create jobs to attracting movie producers to improving worker training. On Friday,...
April 19, 2013 - 9:45pm
As others see it: Legalize Sunday liquor sales
It's as predictable as champagne at midnight on New Year's Eve. The Sunday liquor issue has surfaced again at the Minnesota Legislature. And, once again, proposed legislation to legalize Sunday liquor sales looks like it's already dead. But last week things got weirder when an attempt...
April 19, 2013 - 12:00am
April 17, 2013
Letter: Support the Minnesota Child Victims Act
Current law says child sexual abuse victims immediately know they are injured and have until age 24 to file a lawsuit. Considering it can take decades for victims to confront the abuse, statutes of limitation are woefully short and act as an arbitrary barrier to justice. I know because...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
April 16, 2013
Letter: Legislative survey results announced
The numbers are tabulated and the results from the House District 22A legislative questionnaire distributed earlier this year are ready to be...
April 16, 2013 - 12:00am
April 12, 2013
Letters: Health, human service cuts are ill-advised
NAMI Minnesota is deeply disappointed with the cuts being proposed to the health and human services budget at the state capitol. Mental health funding has been cut more than $60 million the past several years -- this from a system that everyone agrees is fragile and underfunded. We...
April 12, 2013 - 12:00am
April 9, 2013
Letter: Cuts to long-term care are shocking, wrong
Recently, the Minnesota House Democratic majority unveiled its budget targets for the next two years. The proposal would spend more than $39 billion on state government programs -- nearly $4 billion more than what's being spent in our current budget -- and contains a $2.4 billion...
April 9, 2013 - 12:00am
April 5, 2013
Those tricky taxes: Complexities make reform difficult for legislators
ST. PAUL - Making Minnesota's tax system fair is a key goal for state lawmakers and the governor. But the definition of tax fairness is more...
April 5, 2013 - 9:17pm
April 2, 2013
Letter: State's payment rate to nursing homes must increase
Two weeks ago, legislative leaders in St. Paul released budget targets that should be of grave concern for Minnesota seniors and anyone who has a grandparent or parent in Long Term Care, or a family member who works in the profession. While many in St. Paul have expressed bipartisan...
April 2, 2013 - 12:00am