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Counting the lives lost to intimate violence
Dayton offers $41 billion budget
A gathering of ‘deer’ friends
Traffic stop leads to drug bust
Prep girls basketball: Southwest Minnesota Christian remains undefeated in conference
Prep boys basketball: Fluit shot wins it for Edgerton
Prep hockey: Luverne gets sweep over Worthington
Prep wrestling: Jackson County Central gets key win; Adrian nipped on the road
Prep gymnastics: Jackson County Central finds 140s again
Column: A blueprint for success in 2015
Letter: A common-sense approach to energy policy
Letter: Bowled over by football -- literally
Letter: Stop creation of Internet 'slow lanes'
Letter: Look to commandments for answers
Judy & Bruce Schmidt
Dennis Palmer Luitjens
Allan (Al) Altnow
Raymond E. Barrett
Revving for retirement: Ricker leaves full-time ministry after almost 20 years at First Lutheran
Looking Back: 1940 -- Nobles County ranks among top flax producers in Minnesota
Looking Back: 1940 - Steamed turned into blades of new turbine at Worthington power plant
Column: On a mild, windy January day, some storm stories
Out & About: Jan. 16-31
Out and About
Ruesch 80th birthday
Altman 80th birthday
Hitzemann 85th birthday
Spessard 90th birthday
Hallstrom 99th birthday
Data: Jan. 27, 2015
Data: Jan. 26, 2015
Data: Jan. 25, 2015
Data: Jan. 23, 2015
Special School Board Meeting January
May 23, 2008
Editorial: Some thoughts on this year's session
While there's plenty to be said about the just-completed Minnesota legislative session, a few things stand out. First and foremost, the override of Gov. Tim Pawlenty's veto of the transportation bill -- a veto that came despite widespread statewide support for the measure -- will...
May 23, 2008 - 12:00am
May 21, 2008
Letter: Session's good outweighs the bad
Now that the 2008 Legislative Session has come to a close, the end results are encouraging thanks to Gov. Pawlenty's involvement, but the process the House DFL used to get to the finish line was flawed. We had way too many committees and subcommittees that held extra meetings that...
May 21, 2008 - 12:00am
May 20, 2008
Letter: Hamilton pleased with positive end to session
I was encouraged to see legislative leadership and Gov. Pawlenty put their differences aside and work out a compromise proposal that brought the 2008 Legislative Session to a close. "Whenever lawmakers can work together in a bipartisan fashion, Minnesota wins. In the end, we solved...
May 20, 2008 - 12:00am
May 19, 2008
Legislature wrapping up
ST. PAUL - Tax breaks and a park. A balanced budget and health-care reform. More education money and improved nursing home funding. Those are among issues Minnesota lawmakers approved during a rare Sunday session before adjourning for the year. The House ended its work for the year...
news / education
May 19, 2008 - 1:10pm
May 17, 2008
Budget deal imminent
ST. PAUL -- Legislative negotiators declared they have all but settled outstanding issues remaining in the 2008 session Friday night, expecting a full deal to follow soon balancing the state budget and lowering property taxes for at least some Minnesotans. "We are very nearly done,"...
May 17, 2008 - 12:00am
May 15, 2008
Editorial: Don't leave schools high and dry
Thanks to action by the Minnesota House and Senate, the state has a school finance bill on the table for Gov. Tim Pawlenty to sign. There's a problem, though: the governor is poised to veto the legislation. With the countdown to the end of this year's legislative session already...
news / education
May 15, 2008 - 12:00am
May 13, 2008
State biodiesel mandate to reach 20 percent by 2015
BREWSTER -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed legislation on Monday to increase Minnesota's biodiesel requirement from 2 percent to 20 percent by 2015. The measure was part of a larger bill that also included added benefits for veterans and their families. Authored by Sen. Jim Vickerman,...
May 13, 2008 - 12:00am
May 12, 2008
Democrats prepare their own budget plan
ST. PAUL -- The Democrat-controlled Legislature could today send Gov.
May 12, 2008 - 12:00am
May 10, 2008
Seat belt bill still in limbo
ST. PAUL -- Torrey Westrom lost his eyesight, but survived a traffic accident when he was 16 and not wearing a seat belt. Marty Seifert always buckles up, and credits that to saving his life when he was 19 and his car rammed another vehicle that ran a stop sign. Despite their...
May 10, 2008 - 12:00am
May 9, 2008
Editorial: Nursing homes need help
There have been multiple letters to the editor on this page in recent weeks regarding the needs of long-term care facilities, particularly those in Greater Minnesota. We share many of the concerns expressed in these letters. The Long-Term Care Imperative, a legislative collaboration...
May 9, 2008 - 12:00am
May 8, 2008
Booster seats booted out Minn. panel drops rule after Pawlenty objects
ST. PAUL -- Pawlenty administration officials and legislators paved over a pothole that prevented agreement on highway safety issues Wednesday, but a transportation bill containing those issues faces a likely rough road today when representatives debate a strict seatbelt provision. ...
May 8, 2008 - 12:00am
Letter: Work to make health insurance more affordable
Legislative leaders are getting creative as they work to address the state's budget deficit in the final days of session. One idea that may be creative -- but is bad policy -- is to take the premiums paid to Minnesota health plans and use them to provide health care coverage for people...
May 8, 2008 - 12:00am
Letter: Killing JOBZ, and playing games with taxes
By a vote of 80-52, the Minnesota House approved legislation that will raise taxes on the majority of Minnesotans and eliminate rural Minnesota's strongest economic development tool. The bill approved by the House would eliminate Minnesota's Job Opportunity Building Zones (JOBZ)...
May 8, 2008 - 12:00am
May 7, 2008
Transportation bill progresses
ST. PAUL -- Tempers occasionally flared, but most legislative negotiators kept their nose to the grindstone Tuesday in an effort to wrap up the 2008 Minnesota Legislature's work. Budget talks continued between legislative leaders and Gov. Tim Pawlenty while House-Senate conference...
May 7, 2008 - 12:00am
May 6, 2008
House debates tax-altering bill
ST. PAUL -- A third of Minnesota homeowners would pay lower property taxes under a bill that appeared on its way to passing the House Monday night. However, in order to pay for those property tax cuts, many other Minnesotans would pay higher income taxes. The bill also stops...
May 6, 2008 - 12:00am