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With more budget vetoes, shutdown preparations begin
Wilkommen to Worthington
Prep baseball: Baseball playoffs open with tight contests
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Iowa state track and field: Sibley-Ocheyedan makes noise in shuttle hurdle relay
Amateur baseball: Hadley wins Memorial Day matinee; Heron Lake takes two
Iowa state track: Sheldon boys distance medley team seventh
Column: A bogus case against a trade bill
Column: WHS students play Trivia Crack -- and the bigger game of life
Column: Hillary's hypocrisy
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Letter: Legislative session "a failure to voters"
Lucille I. Hibma
John A. Buss
Christina M. Houwen
Audrey I. Piepr
Legion longevity: Lease, Meier recognized for continuous membership
Column: Worthington's unexpected link to Sherwood Forest
Religion briefs: May 21
Column: A disheveled commencement
Looking Back: 2010 -- Worthington's Hardy Rickbeil dies at 101
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May 25, 2015
With more budget vetoes, shutdown preparations begin
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed legislation funding state programs ranging from education to the parks, setting up a special legislative session and launching preparations for a potential partial government shutdown. On Saturday, Dayton vetoed spending bills...
4 hours 57 min ago
May 19, 2015
Legislative overtime session may be full
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers could debate issues ranging from education to private accountants in a special session this spring or summer. It has been apparent for days that legislators will be summoned back to pass an education funding bill more to Gov. Mark Dayton’s liking,...
May 19, 2015 - 9:41pm
Minnesota Legislative session ends in shouting, chaos
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature ended early today amid shouts of "crooks' and "shameful," with plenty of confusion mixed in, as lawmakers failed to finish everything they wanted to do in 2015. A special legislative session is expected after Gov. Mark Dayton's promised veto...
May 19, 2015 - 7:58am
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 each are close to losing their top 2015 priorities. Lawmakers made good progress on most of the eight major spending bills Sunday, facing...
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
March 29, 2015
A little hope for ‘dead’ bills this session
ST. PAUL — They aren’t dead yet. Thousands of bills in the Minnesota Legislature failed to meet Friday’s deadline for policy legislation to clear policy-making committees. That tempts observers to mistakenly proclaim them dead. But at the Capitol, nothing dies until the...
March 29, 2015 - 7:32pm
January 25, 2015
Legislative agenda for 2016: Pass bonding, go home?
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature is likely to hold a session next year, even if the Senate has to meet in a heated tent. Legislative leaders have been considering skipping a 2016 session because the Senate chamber and most hearing rooms will be closed as part of the three-year...
January 25, 2015 - 8:18pm
December 17, 2014
Local representatives hear the issues
WORTHINGTON — District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton and District 22 Sen. Bill Weber heard key regional issues on which their constituents think they should focus during the next legislative session at a Wednesday morning event hosted by the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce’s Government...
December 17, 2014 - 8:44pm
September 9, 2014
No special session expected for disaster
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s new disaster fund may be enough to reimburse local governments for early-summer flood-fighting costs until legislators return to work Jan. 6. That is the gist of a Tuesday memorandum from the state finance commissioner and emergency management director. The...
September 9, 2014 - 8:16pm
July 17, 2014
Farmington leaders offer to host special session
ST. PAUL — Leaders of the southern Twin Cities suburb of Farmington offered Thursday to host a special legislative session to fund flood recovery. “Minnesota has a proud tradition of coming together to provide relief for those in need following natural disasters, and Farmington...
July 17, 2014 - 9:09pm
May 21, 2014
Greater MN grades session
ST. PAUL — Minnesota farmers are happy that lawmakers lowered some farm property taxes, but small businesses complain that a higher minimum wage and a bill giving them more legal exposure will hurt. Dry southwestern Minnesotans think they may get Missouri River water, but some...
May 21, 2014 - 9:09pm
May 18, 2014
MN legislative session ended on personal note
ST. PAUL — Minnesota state Sen. Kent Eken fought for years to increase pay for those who care for the elderly and disabled, but as state legislators wound down their 2014 session, he made it personal. “I had a brother who was intellectually disabled,” Eken said about Kyle,...
May 18, 2014 - 10:02pm
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
May 8, 2014
Minnesota Legislature’s end is near
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House takes up medical marijuana today in what could be a debate lasting well into the night while pieces fall into place on tax and spending bills as the Minnesota Legislature nears the end of its 2014 session. Debate on the much-discussed proposal to...
May 8, 2014 - 7:38pm