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December 20, 2008
Pawlenty slashes local aid
ST. PAUL -- State budget cuts are under way. So is the anguish. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Friday drained the state's budget reserve and chopped away at state payments to local governments, colleges, human services providers and state agencies in balancing the state budget....
December 20, 2008 - 12:00am
December 19, 2008
$470 million Minnesota cuts coming today
ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty balances the state budget this afternoon, but promises to preserve military, veterans, public safety and K-12 education programs. "Those areas this afternoon will not be cut, but others will be," the Minnesota governor said on his weekly radio show this...
December 19, 2008 - 10:00am
Pawlenty cuts local aid, state programs
ST. PAUL - The cuts are beginning. Gov. Tim Pawlenty today announced plans to cut $271 million out of the state budget, including reducing $66...
December 19, 2008 - 12:00am
December 12, 2008
Gov. calls for budget reform
Minnesota's budget deficit has produced lots of talk about reforming state government, especially from Gov. Tim Pawlenty. The Republican governor announced he will convene a summit on the subject on Jan. 5, the day before the Legislature returns to St. Paul. It will include "people...
December 12, 2008 - 2:00pm
December 11, 2008
City leaders plead for state aid
ST. PAUL -- Disaster. Crisis. Insane. Unfair. All are words Minnesota's city leaders used to describe the prospect of the state chopping payments later this month. Officials of more than 70 cities filled two legislative committee meetings Wednesday, warning that proposed Local Government...
December 11, 2008 - 12:00pm
December 3, 2008
Pawlenty warns of state deficit
The worsening economy may cause Gov. Tim Pawlenty to start slicing state spending sooner rather than later. "I anticipate a deficit in the current biennium," Pawlenty told Minnesota reporters Tuesday afternoon in a telephone news conference from Philadelphia where the nation's governors...
December 3, 2008 - 10:10am
November 28, 2008
Minnesota West exceeds Pawlenty's online goal
WORTHINGTON --- Administrators at Minnesota West Community & Technical College don't have much work to do in light of Gov. Tim Pawlenty's recent call for educators to increase the online credits offered in the MnSCU system. "I would say we've been responding to this unofficially...
November 28, 2008 - 12:00am
November 22, 2008
Dawn Kooiman and Tim Van Vugt were married Sept. 12 at the Worthington Christian Reformed Church, Worthington, with the Rev. LeRoy Christoffels...
November 22, 2008 - 12:00am
November 21, 2008
Pawlenty pushes online classes
ST. PAUL - Students increasingly want Internet-based classes, so Minnesota colleges should expand those opportunities, Gov.
November 21, 2008 - 10:00am
November 18, 2008
Minnesotans concerned about bailout
ST. PAUL - Minnesota politicians want guarantees that any federal money spent to bail out a troubled automobile industry be used wisely. For U.S. Sen. Norm Colman, R-Minn., the key is that whatever money is given to the industry, automakers must be accountable. "I have a strong...
November 18, 2008 - 10:00am
November 11, 2008
Green jobs are focus
ST. PAUL -- Lower taxes for businesses that add jobs in renewable energy industries is a key part of Gov. Tim Pawlenty's 2009 economic plan. As...
November 11, 2008 - 12:00am
November 10, 2008
Pawlenty promotes green jobs
ST. PAUL - Minnesota should spend $86 million in the next five years to expand green jobs across the state, Gov. Tim Pawlenty said this morning. As he was beginning a statewide tour announcing his "Green Jobs Investment Initiative," Pawlenty told reporters in a Capitol news conference...
November 10, 2008 - 11:00am
November 5, 2008
Senate race a nail-biter
ST. PAUL -- U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken waited for election returns this morning in Minnesota's high-profile...
November 5, 2008 - 12:00am
October 29, 2008
Editorial: Return Walz to Washington
Two years ago, Tim Walz -- a social studies teacher from Mankato seeking political office for the first time -- unseated six-term incumbent Gil Gutknecht and earned a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Now, for the first time, Walz is running as an incumbent, with Republican...
October 29, 2008 - 12:00am
Candidates get help on campaign trail
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS -- The guest was just as popular as the candidate when Sen. Norm Coleman and Gov. Tim Pawlenty walked into the restaurant. Minnesota's two top Republicans worked the dining room, greeting supporters, signing autographs and chatting up school children. But the...
October 29, 2008 - 12:00am