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Hobie Wave Midwest Regional Regatta begins today on Lake Okabena
Former college linebacker sues bars, attackers for injury in 2014 Mankato brawl
Regency Beauty schools close nationwide, including five in Minnesota
SWMHP info session on arts effort is Monday
Hamilton aims for eighth term as District 22B representative
Soccer: WHS boys shut out Jordan, girls shut out by Jordan
Area prep volleyball roundup
Girls tennis: Trojans tennis tops MACCRAY
Scott Rall: Why you feed them all year long
Prep football: Key contests are on tap
Column: Sniffles and The Cyber go to town
Column: I'm not done yet -- a tribute to a friend
Letter: Bravo to many for a great Turkey Day
Letter: It was great to have KTD back downtown
Letter: Right decision made on KTD location
Nellie Lois Bruns
Douglas Ralph Geertsema
Art exhibit opening is Sunday
Looking Back: 1966 -- Luverne man awarded bronze star for ‘heroic achievement’
Truesdell is new pastor at American Reformed Church
Bosmas add barn quilt to their northwest Iowa property
Column: Shaking Up the Sanctuary
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Rehborg 50th annivwrsary
Benson 55th anniversary
Bakker 50th anniversary
Data: Sept. 30, 2016
Review and comment on the school construction proposal
Notice of informal probate Carl Edward Smid
Data: Sept. 29, 2016
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September 28, 2016
Conservative group faults Minnesota tax law
ST. PAUL -- A conservative group says Minnesota's taxes are the 46th most competitive in the country. The Tax Foundation reported on Wednesday, Sept. 28, that when considering corporate, individual income, sales, property and unemployment insurance taxes, Minnesota finished near the...
September 28, 2016 - 10:30pm
September 21, 2016
Staff talks to reset special session hopes
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton declared a special legislative session dead just more than a month ago, but on Thursday, Sept. 22, legislative and executive branch staff members gather to discuss bringing legislators back this fall. The governor raised the possibility of resurrecting...
September 21, 2016 - 9:02pm
September 7, 2016
Letter: Tax form 1040 needs changing
By J. Peter Boecker, Adrian According to the interview of Hillary Clinton by Charlie Rose, the Democratic presidential candidate would impose a surcharge on the rich and no tax increase on the middle class. Also in the interview, it was stated that 51 percent of Americans are in...
September 7, 2016 - 9:36pm
August 12, 2016
Happy faces, not happy talk for special session
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's three top political leaders walked out to talk to reporters, wearing big smiles and delivering an occasional laugh. However, it did not take reporters long Friday to figure out that Gov. Mark Dayton, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and House Speaker Kurt Daudt...
August 12, 2016 - 9:15pm
July 15, 2016
Governor, leaders say they are near special session deal
ST. PAUL -- A special Minnesota legislative session to approve tax cuts, transportation projects and public works construction could happen in a month, but the governor and key legislators are not quite ready to promise that. After meeting two hours in private, Democratic Gov. Mark...
July 15, 2016 - 9:24pm
June 8, 2016
Letter: Middle class tax relief dead due to Dayton's veto
Legislation that would have positively impacted hundreds of thousands of middle-class Minnesotans has been vetoed by Governor Dayton, despite overwhelming bipartisan legislative support. I was disappointed that the governor broke his word and vetoed most bipartisan tax bill in 30...
June 8, 2016 - 9:57pm
June 7, 2016
Dayton: We can't agree on anything
Dayton: 'We can't agree on anything' By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday morning expressed hope that he would be able to call a special legislative session to finish work Minnesota lawmakers failed to accomplish as their regular session ended...
June 7, 2016 - 11:47am
June 6, 2016
Future looks dim for tax cuts
ST. PAUL — Legislation that could give tax breaks to a majority of Minnesotans appeared to be on a slow-motion slide to its death Monday, perhaps...
June 6, 2016 - 9:15pm
June 5, 2016
Small bingo hall request could derail Minnesota's $300 million tax bill
ST. PAUL — Chris Shorba spent years trying to get the Minnesota Legislature to pass a tax break for charitable bingo halls like St. Cloud’s Bingo Emporium. This year lawmakers finally did. That’s where everything went wrong. The problem wasn’t in the tax break itself, which...
June 5, 2016 - 9:07pm
June 3, 2016
Dayton set for pocket veto of tax bill
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he will not sign tax legislation containing a $101 million error. The result is that short of a last-minute change of heart by a top Minnesota politician, tax cuts affecting people across the state will not become law. If the governor does...
June 3, 2016 - 9:25pm
May 31, 2016
Letter: Middle class tax relief on its way to governor's desk
With a $900 million budget surplus to address, lawmakers knew they would have many important issues to deal with during the 2016 session. During the final days, they decided to send a good portion of that money back to those who created the surplus in the first place. The bill, approved...
May 31, 2016 - 4:40pm
May 20, 2016
As deadline looms closer, Dayton says tax and budget deal are not done
ST. PAUL — State lawmakers appear ready to cut Minnesotans’ taxes nearly $260 million before they leave for the year Monday, but Gov. Mark Dayton said he will veto the plan if he does not get provisions he wants in a spending bill. Legislative leaders announced the tax relief...
May 20, 2016 - 9:34pm
May 16, 2016
Dayton offers to drop gas tax increase
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans likely will pay higher vehicle license fees if the governor and lawmakers reach a transportation funding deal this year. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton Monday offered two transportation funding plans that he called compromises, and both contained higher tab fees....
May 16, 2016 - 12:11pm
May 8, 2016
Trump says he’s open to raising taxes on wealthy Americans
WASHINGTON — U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Sunday he was open to raising taxes on the rich, backing off his prior...
May 8, 2016 - 7:55pm
April 5, 2016
Legislative talk turns to taxes
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators are more than a third of the way through their 2016 session and just beginning to talk about taxes, always one of the Capitol’s big issues. Senators Tuesday began digging into a Gov. Mark Dayton plan that centers on cutting taxes for up to 126,000...
April 5, 2016 - 7:45pm