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WHS Marching Trojans claim Tri-State Band Festival Parade Sweepstakes, People’s Choice
1 dead, 1 hospitalized after shooting on St. Paul's East Side
Sanford Worthington recognized for flu protection efforts
A Q&A with new Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Anne McKeig
Girls soccer: Trojans fall to Willmar in the rain
College football: Slow start comes back to bite Bluejays
Prep volleyball: Worthington goes 2-5 at St. James Tournament
Prep football: E-E's precision on display in Fulda
Cross country: Fairmont wins Class 2A title at Milaca
Letter: Be sure to attend NCHS book release event
Column: Republicans' kangaroo court
Column: A Republican worth voting for
Column: District 518 offers PASS classes to connect with, inform families
Column: Cut out this column if you like cutting the grass
Patricia Marie Adelmann (Janssen)
Douglas R. Geertsema
Norma J. Janssen
Bosmas add barn quilt to their northwest Iowa property
Column: Shaking Up the Sanctuary
Looking Back: 1991 -- Perkins family receives conservation honor
Column: Robert Kennedy’s visit to city brought unprecedented excitement
School of Prayer event is Oct. 7-8
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Bakker 50th anniversary
De Berg 80th birthday
Gerber 95th birthday
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May 6, 2015
Weber appointed to Conference Committee
ST. PAUL — Sen. Bill Weber (R-Luverne) was appointed to the conference committee on House File (H.F.) 846, the Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources Appropriations Bill, earlier this week. This committee will resolve the discrepancies between the two versions of the bill that...
May 6, 2015 - 9:29pm
May 4, 2015
Tax bill passes, sets up negotiations
ST. PAUL — The Democrat-controlled Minnesota Senate voted Monday for tax cuts a fraction of the size that Republicans in the House want, sending negotiators into what could be a contentious final two weeks of the legislative session. The Senate tax bill and a House agriculture...
May 4, 2015 - 7:49pm
May 3, 2015
He’s always been a builder: Both houses and laws require firm touch and ability to compromise, Bakk says
ST. PAUL — Two weeks ago, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk knew Republicans were about to put his fellow DFLers on the spot. The Senate was...
May 3, 2015 - 8:12pm
April 27, 2015
Senate DFLers propose $260 million in tax reductions
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Senate DFLers are offering state taxpayers just over one-tenth of the tax relief that House Republicans have proposed. Senate Tax Committee Chairman Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook, outlined a plan Monday that would provide $260 million in overall tax reductions...
April 27, 2015 - 10:55pm
Klobuchar pushes for access to federal emergency funds for avian flu
LITCHFIELD — Millions of federal dollars have already been spent to respond to a deadly avian influenza that has wiped out millions of turkeys in Minnesota ,and there’s a commitment to spend even more money as the virus continues to devastate area farms. “My major push is...
April 27, 2015 - 9:41pm
April 23, 2015
Senate approves human trafficking bill by 99-0 vote
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Wednesday unanimously approved legislation increasing penalties and cracking down on human traffickers and taking steps to stop the exploitation of children — an effort in which this region’s two women senators — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.,...
April 23, 2015 - 7:43pm
April 12, 2015
Sunday liquor sales a long shot
ST. PAUL — If things had gone differently at the Capitol this year, you might have been able to head to the liquor store Sunday. But it appears 2015 will wind up much as the past few years have: After lots of talk and attention to repealing Minnesota’s ban on Sunday liquor-store...
April 12, 2015 - 8:07pm
March 29, 2015
Where will the Minnesota House call home?
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House soon may be homeless. The Senate likewise. The state Capitol’s multi-year renovation project is putting the crimp on many state officials and others who surround them. Two-thirds of the Capitol is closed, with all but tunnels through the basement...
March 29, 2015 - 7:16pm
March 25, 2015
No Sunday sales
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday approved a liquor bill that does not allow liquor stores to open on Sundays. On what appeared to be a unanimous voice vote, the committee sent to the full Senate legislation that would allow beer growler refills to...
March 25, 2015 - 8:32pm
March 24, 2015
$2 billion in Minnesota tax cuts?
ST. PAUL — House Republicans want to cut Minnesotans’ taxes $2 billion, but do not yet know who would benefit. The GOP House majority...
March 24, 2015 - 8:44pm
March 18, 2015
Klobuchar aide knew of provision that stalled trafficking bill
An aide to U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar knew about a controversial provision, but did not tell her boss, in a now-stalled bill fighting human trafficking that nearly has brought Senate work to a halt. Wednesday’s revelation was about a measure that put the brakes on what had been...
March 18, 2015 - 8:50pm
Advocates of paid family leave push for new program
ST. PAUL — Coming off a session in which they raised the minimum wage and provided increased workplace protections for women, some DFL lawmakers launched an effort Wednesday to secure paid family leave for all workers in the state. “This bill represents an opportunity for businesses...
February 18, 2015 - 8:59pm
Farmers look to Legislature for expansion paths
ST. PAUL — Minnesota farmers want state leaders to help them expand to new markets. They are ready to enter a new era of producing crops...
February 18, 2015 - 8:32pm
February 16, 2015
Bakk ready to move beyond Dayton flap
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk said he is ready to move on from a dustup with Gov. Mark Dayton, but Monday’s interactions...
February 16, 2015 - 9:38pm
February 12, 2015
Column: John McCain sees a world on fire
WASHINGTON — John McCain toiled for 28 years in the Senate before he finally won the chairman’s gavel of the Armed Services Committee last month. Now he’s making up for lost time. The 78-year-old Arizona Republican strode quickly into Tuesday’s hearing of the committee —...
February 12, 2015 - 9:33pm