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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton discusses the state budget for 2018-2019. He wants to increase funding in areas such as early childhood. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
1 hour 43 min ago
MNsure executive Allison O'Toole tells reporters Nov. 3, 2016, that her agency sold more health insurance policies the first two days they were available  than it did by Thanksgiving a year earlier. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Keep or dump MNsure, or is there an alternative?
1 hour 45 min ago
Stephen Allwine
Grand jury indicts Allwine on first-degree murder
2 hours 17 min ago
Larry Pogemiller, Minnesota higher education commissioner, testifies at a Senate higher education hearing on a funding bill he said falls well below the amount Gov. Mark Dayton's wants. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
2 hours 20 min ago
Rep. Rod Hamilton, Minnesota House agriculture chairman, proposed a agriculture funding bill that would replace Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed $1 million pollinator protection account for the Department of Agriculture to with $500,000 for University of Minnesota pollinator research. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Agriculture funding bills prioritize new Minnesota crops
3 hours 14 min ago
President Donald Trump smiles after announcing a permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline while TransCanada Chief Executive Officer Russell Girling, left, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, right, stand beside him at the White House Friday. Kevin Lamarque / Reuters
Pipeline opponents vow fight as Trump approves Keystone XL
4 hours 9 min ago
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) (C) walks to the House floor for the opening of a morning session as Congress considers health care legislation to repeal Obamacare at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
GOP scrambling for health bill votes after ultimatum from Trump
8 hours 16 min ago
Melissa Schmalenberger, Ms Simplicity columnist
Ms. Simplicity: Gift-giving during a health crisis
9 hours 26 min ago
New London man charged with stalking
10 hours 31 min ago
Cars pass the intersection Tuesday of 19th Avenue Southwest (which is also Kandiyohi County Road 15) and Kandiyohi County Road 5 in west Willmar. The Kandiyohi County Board is undertaking a traffic study of the location as it considers an interim option for the main north-south corridor between state Highway 23 and U.S. Highway 12 when the railroad bypass is built. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)
Intersections in Willmar railroad bypass corridor to be studied this spring
10 hours 59 min ago
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Benson School Board members are working to prioritize the district's facilities needs after voters rejected an $18.7 million bond measure in May 2015. The cafeteria was among the areas targeted for improvements in the 2015 plan.
Benson Schools develops facilities plan, HVAC cost estimates expected next month
11 hours 18 min ago
Benson School Board members voted nearly one year ago to close the indoor pool at the end of the 2015-2016 school year rather than invest in new lighting for it. A group of citizens in Benson is still hoping to persuade the Benson School Board that the school’s indoor swimming pool is too valuable an asset to lose. (Tribune file photo)
Benson citizens group continues to advocate for school pool
11 hours 24 min ago
Tribune file photo
Records published March 24
12 hours 33 min ago
March 23, 2017
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MN mom with history of mental illness gets prison for poisoning baby
19 hours 10 min ago
Dayton, legislators work on health insurance aid as deadline nears
19 hours 17 min ago
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