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Being Elf-ish: One of Santa's workers shares secrets from the North Pole
Government offices, banks, stores close for Christmas
Tammy Makram -- Baby Jane Doe -- continues quest to find birth mother
Fire destroys home addition
Holiday Traditions: Ramadan a time for spiritual growth and reflection
Boys hockey: Big game, big win for Luverne
Wrestling: Oeltjenbruns, Nielsen lead Luverne
High school basketball: JCC boys rout MCW
Girls basketball: Henry is back, and loving every second
Prep girls basketball: Sibley-Ocheyedan tests unbeaten Okoboji
Column: Inglorious hackers, or 'Revenge of the Nerd'
Column: Holiday chores made special again by visit from mom
Column: Good riddance to the worst Congress ever
Column: Ethics training for Congress? Dream on
As others see it: The best gift -- get there safe
Robert J. Schmidt
Edward "Ed" Riepma
Joseph "Joe" Dragstra
Religion briefs: Dec. 24
Looking Back: 1989 -- Hadley man named state's top cattleman
Column: If Worthington builds it, they sure would come
Season's jottings: Newsroom staffers share Christmas memories
The pageantry of it all
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Julius 90th birthday
Probst 80th birthday
School Board Minutes for November
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Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale
December 14, 2014
Senate passes spending bill
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Saturday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that lifts the threat of a government shutdown as Congress attempts to wrap up a two-year legislative session marked by bitter partisanship and few major accomplishments. The Senate’s 56-40 vote sends...
December 14, 2014 - 8:41pm
December 11, 2014
Shutdown deadline looms
WASHINGTON — With the threat looming of a midnight government shutdown, the fate of a $1.1 trillion U.S. spending bill was thrust into doubt Thursday by Democratic objections over a provision to roll back part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. Republican leaders in the House...
December 11, 2014 - 8:26pm
August 27, 2014
Immigration could set stage for big U.S. budget showdown
WASHINGTON — Conservatives in the U.S. Congress who object to President Barack Obama’s immigration policies are threatening to tie a must-pass budget bill to the issue, making for a possible showdown in September and raising the specter of a government shutdown. When lawmakers...
August 27, 2014 - 8:18pm
October 17, 2013
What’s next in Washington?
ST. PAUL — U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer summed up the past few weeks of federal political debates, including a 16-day government shutdown, like many Americans would: “What in the Sam Hill is wrong with this town?” Most around Washington seem to expect better results when the next...
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October 17, 2013 - 11:03pm
October 16, 2013
Congress votes to end shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) — Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late last night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown, the culmination of an epic political drama that placed the U.S. economy...
October 16, 2013 - 10:38pm
August 5, 2011
Minn. shutdown added to nationwide gov't job gloom
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Minnesota's 20-day government shutdown made the national hiring picture in July a little bit gloomier than it would have been otherwise. The U.S. Labor Department's July hiring report showed a slight uptick in hiring by private business, with about 154,000 jobs...
August 5, 2011 - 3:01pm
July 22, 2011
Reform could bring GOP, Dayton together in 2012
ST. PAUL -- Looking back, it is hard to see much other than disputes between Minnesota's governor and legislative leaders. After all, they went 58 days beyond the Legislature's constitutional deadline before agreeing on a budget in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, including 20...
July 22, 2011 - 9:38am
End of shutdown makes for happy campers
CURRIE -- Anyone afraid the temporary state shutdown would ruin upcoming summer plans, take heart. State parks will open today for day use, and some campgrounds should be up and running Saturday. Lake Shetek State Park in Currie was planning the opening of a new addition, Sunrise...
July 22, 2011 - 9:36am
July 21, 2011
Minnesota state employees returning to work
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- State employees began returning to work in Minnesota Thursday after a new budget agreement ended a government shutdown of nearly three weeks. Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr held the door open for employees and welcomed them back...
July 21, 2011 - 8:34am
July 20, 2011
Canterbury Park to reopen Thursday
SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) -- With the Minnesota government shutdown over, Canterbury Park in Shakopee plans to reopen Thursday morning. President and CEO Randy Sampson says the doors will open at 10 a.m. for the card casino, simulcast racing will start around midday and live racing will...
July 20, 2011 - 3:01pm
Shutdown ends, but restart not immediate
ST. PAUL - Gov.
July 20, 2011 - 11:25am
Minnesota historic sites reopen Saturday
ST. PAUL (AP) -- If you're planning a weekend visit to one of Minnesota's historic sites or museums, you're in luck. The Minnesota State Historical Society says the 26 museums and historic sites will reopen to the public on Saturday now that the state budget impasse has been resolved....
July 20, 2011 - 10:35am
Letter: Poor example of shutdown's impact
I was a little shocked and a lot angry when I picked up the Daily Globe to see our "leaders" in the community outraged over the shutdown in that Coors beer might be taken off the shelf. I was affected by the shutdown, and what I am outraged by is the mentally ill that could not see...
July 20, 2011 - 12:00am
July 19, 2011
Special session called to help end shutdown
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has called a special legislative session in hopes of ending the state's nearly three-week government shutdown. Dayton on Tuesday called lawmakers back to the Capitol for a vote on a two-year budget, with the session to start at 3 p.m....
July 19, 2011 - 11:23am
Signs point to shutdown end as Capitol reopens
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Capitol doors swung open to the public this morning for the first time since June 30, one of several signs that a state government shutdown could be nearing an end. An even stronger sign was that three of the nine budget bills have been approved by Gov. Mark...
July 19, 2011 - 11:03am