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Numbers add up to a very partisan Minnesota House
Luverne hotel earns Three Diamond award from AAA
Thacker named executive director at New Life Treatment Center
Rosenboom announces $16 million expansion
Luong, Lautt advance at Golden Living Center
Amateur baseball: Henning, Cubs clip Lakefield
Legion baseball: Hurley shines for Post 5
Amateur baseball: Cubs baseball: 'It was all good'
Prep softball: Sheldon edges S-O
VFW baseball: Worthington takes two from Marshall
Column: For the GOP, a pickle of a platform
Column: The braggart with the ducktail who would be president
As others see it: Legislature special session now unlikely
Letter: Key medical drug is hijacked from public
Column: Trump's Potemkin village
Donald D. Benz
Rosemary Abels (Hansen) Heideman
Norbert P. Anderson
How does your garden grow? Williams property one of four on upcoming tour
Column: June 28, 1876 -- Circus in town, complaints ensue
Looking Back: 1966 -- Construction aplenty taking place in Worthington
Heart of St. Kilian: 129-year-old parish goes to oratory status
Column: People are always talking about other people here
Out and About
Puhl 80th birthday
Isder 85th birthday
Alberts 97th birthday
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May 17, 2016
Top-level politicians tackle MN transportation spending
ST. PAUL — Transportation funding is being discussed at the highest levels of Minnesota government Tuesday, a sign of progress as lawmakers...
May 17, 2016 - 2:33pm
April 7, 2016
State GOP seeks hold-the-line spending
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Republicans want to keep the state’s $42 billion, two-year budget — passed last year — pretty much as is,...
April 7, 2016 - 9:45pm
December 16, 2015
U.S. tax, spending deal meets resistance
WASHINGTON — A deal to avoid a U.S. government shutdown met resistance Wednesday from both conservative Republicans concerned about spending...
December 16, 2015 - 8:43pm
January 27, 2015
Dayton offers $41 billion budget
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton wants Minnesota to collect and spend $41.2 billion from state taxpayers in the next two years, without a general...
January 27, 2015 - 8:56pm
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
November 9, 2014
Education issues drew millions in spending
MINNEAPOLIS — Local schools played a larger role in last week’s election than simply serving as polling places. Educators, their lobbyists, parent groups and organizations working to reform the public school system spent millions of dollars to elect sympathetic lawmakers and...
November 9, 2014 - 8:42pm
March 6, 2014
Dayton would keep surplus spending to $162 million
ST. PAUL — A $1.2 billion budget surplus does not mean massive new state spending. Gov. Mark Dayton made that clear Thursday when he unveiled his plan for election-year budget changes: About half of the projected surplus would go to tax cuts, $162 million would be spent on what...
March 6, 2014 - 8:19pm
February 23, 2014
Where the wealth goes
FARGO, N.D. — Some businesses that cater to the wealthy are feeling a flush of success, thanks in part to North Dakota’s new millionaires. A recent report found North Dakota has one of the fastest growing rates of millionaires in the U.S., largely due to oil production and...
February 23, 2014 - 9:56pm
February 13, 2013
Students demand more education spending
ST. PAUL -- Laura Duscher and Brittany Stanoch say they are Minnesota's future, so they suggest looking back to 1999. A contradiction? Not for...
February 13, 2013 - 10:48pm
November 8, 2011
Questions pause federal spending
ST. PAUL -- A state senator said he blocked spending $60 million of federal health program money in Minnesota because he did not have enough...
November 8, 2011 - 8:17pm
September 21, 2010
Letter: Time to reign in federal government
The current First District Representative may not fit the resume template of the elites in the current administration or some members of Congress, but an examination of his voting record and stated positions on far-reaching legislation demonstrates to me he may have been greatly influenced...
opinion / letters / politics
September 21, 2010 - 12:00am
Editorial: Judge made right call on spending suit
A federal judge made a correct call Monday that ensures the public will retain its right to know with regard to election contributions. The Associated Press reported that U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank "denied a temporary injunction in a lawsuit brought by supporters of Republican...
opinion / editorials / politics
September 21, 2010 - 12:00am
July 30, 2010
As others see it: Campaign spending goes through the roof
With two weeks to go to the Aug. 10 primary election, we find that campaign finance reports show that candidates for governor have spent nearly $9 million since January for a job that pays $120,303. So what is it about this office? Is the prestige of being the governor of a small...
opinion / editorials
July 30, 2010 - 12:00am
March 16, 2010
Court question: Who decides budget?
ST. PAUL -- In the simplest terms, Minnesota's seven Supreme Court justices are deciding if the Legislature has full control of state spending,...
March 16, 2010 - 12:00am