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Lightning punches hole in roof, causes fire at Wis. assisted living residence
The future of the state's rural economy is already here, and it looks a lot like southwest Minnesota
Lost hunter built fire, drank bog water to survive 3 days before rescuers pulled him from Minn. forest
Level 3 offender moving to Worthington
Ness to speak in Pipestone on quilting
Cross country: Runck, Piotter lead MLA boys past WHS at Loon Lake
Thursday prep roundup: Pipestone Area sweeps Worthington
With its quirks and acoustics, Williams Arena could give Lynx advantage in WNBA finals
Girls tennis: Pipestone Area tops Trojans, 6-1
Boys soccer: Diaz goal energizes Trojans in 5-2 win
Watching "Vietnam," rethinking one's own youth
Finders keepers doesn't apply to kindness
GREAT INDOORS: Oozing with fall flavors, spiced rum adds richness to pumpkin cobbler
In a pickle over a side dish?
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Polly Anna Van Der Linden
Marjorie Ann Leen
Rick "Ricky" Twait
Looking Back: 1992 -- Wellstone was speaker at King Turkey Day
KTD speaker: Start noticing people
Disheveled Theologian: Evening reminiscences
Column: Sunday afternoon outing sufficient for true world wonder
Looking Back: 1992 -- Bristow joins staff of local insurer
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Bruns 50th anniversary
Jensen 85th birthday
Hohensee 50th anniversary
Wallace 80th birthday
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June 15, 2016
‘Not anywhere near’ special session
ST. PAUL — The most positive description of a high-level Wednesday meeting to set up a Minnesota special legislative session was that “it...
June 15, 2016 - 9:11pm
June 14, 2016
Officials debate Minnesota Capitol building art
ST. PAUL — Paul Anderson came up with a line last year that summed up the challenge of figuring out what do with all the artwork inside Minnesota’s...
June 14, 2016 - 5:09pm
May 31, 2016
Bonding backer nervous about Dayton special session decision
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota state representative responsible for drawing up legislation funding public works projects statewide said he is "nervous"...
May 31, 2016 - 4:49pm
Dayton issues vetoes, signs other bills
ST. PAUL — A pension bill and parts of an outdoor-program funding bill received governor vetoes Tuesday. The pension bill would have cut payments to retired government workers, which Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton said he found unacceptable. He said that government employers and current...
May 31, 2016 - 2:37pm
May 30, 2016
Unearthing the specifics: Bills voted on during session covered wide range of issues
ST. PAUL — Despite having only 11 weeks to approve legislation, the Minnesota Legislature’s final bills covered a huge expanse of issues. Lawmakers approved measures that touched on “the theory of a constructive quit,” rules on use of the “Ordinary Mortality Table” and...
May 30, 2016 - 8:10pm
May 24, 2016
Mixed results: Losers complain as legislative session’s failures examined
ST. PAUL — Perhaps library lobbyist Elaine Keefe put it best: “The 2016 legislative session has ended with very mixed results.” After every Minnesota legislative session, there are winners and losers. But in the session that ended with the final bill passing just before midnight...
May 24, 2016 - 9:02pm
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
Tick tock, tick tock: Last minutes of 2016 legislative season descend into chaos
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Shouts, desperate attempts to make last-minute changes and general chaos ended late Sunday attempts to increase Minnesota transportation and public works funding. Minnesota lawmakers failed to hit their midnight target to pass the measure,...
May 23, 2016 - 8:00pm
May 19, 2016
‘Everyone wants one’: Public works bill success predicted after another legislative failure
ST. PAUL — Two failures may equal success. The Minnesota House and Senate failed to pass their public works funding bills, but in the three days lawmakers have left this year, major legislative players expect those defeated bills to be merged into one that funds rail safety, college...
May 19, 2016 - 8:48pm
May 18, 2016
MN Legislature: ‘I don’t see transportation being in play’
ST. PAUL — Four days remain in the 2016 Minnesota legislative session and even those in charge do not seem to know how, or whether, they will finish major legislation dealing with transportation, taxes, budget and public works. Gov. Mark Dayton hosted House Speaker Kurt Daudt and...
May 18, 2016 - 9:20pm
May 11, 2016
Transportation funding in the headlights
ST. PAUL — The key to finishing the 2016 Minnesota legislative session remains short of the ignition switch. Legislative leaders say the key...
May 11, 2016 - 9:05pm
March 7, 2016
Session starts today: State legislators face roadblocks — literal and figurative — back in St. Paul
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators begin their latest-ever regular session at noon today, facing literal roadblocks that disrupt foot and car...
March 7, 2016 - 8:21pm
February 25, 2016
Dayton, Daudt argue over business tax report
ST. PAUL — A heated exchange between Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt on Thursday may have yielded a preview of what to expect...
February 25, 2016 - 8:22pm
February 2, 2016
Leaders blame each other over special session failure
ST. PAUL — A special legislative session will not happen this month, leaving Minnesota Iron Rangers wondering about unemployment benefits, travelers wondering about state identification cards and blacks wondering if the state will help them catch up to whites financially. “It...
February 2, 2016 - 2:45pm
February 1, 2016
Special session hopes dim even more
ST. PAUL — With a letter Monday afternoon, the 27-member Minnesota Senate Republican caucus dimmed hopes of a special session to near darkness. “I will not,” Senate Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, wrote, “sign any pre-session letter or agreement.” DFL Gov. Mark...
February 1, 2016 - 9:26pm