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Saltwater shrimp grown on the prairie
Records published Aug. 30
Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
October 19, 2013
Bonding tour includes look at proposed extension of Glacial Lakes Trail
NEW LONDON — A proposal to extend the Glacial Lakes Recreational Trail from New London to Sibley State Park appears to be gaining traction. Eight...
October 19, 2013 - 5:30am
October 14, 2013
MACCRAY voters will go to polls on bonding question
CLARA CITY — Voters in the MACCRAY School District will go to the polls Jan. 7 to decide whether to bond up to $20 million to build a central elementary school and fine arts building at the high school in Clara City. As a crowd filled the high school cafeteria Monday...
October 14, 2013 - 11:01pm
May 22, 2013
2014 legislative session: Debate likely on minimum wage, bonding and fixes
ST. PAUL — There is little doubt the 2013 Minnesota Legislature will be remembered for its historic vote to allow gay marriage and a $2 billion tax increase. Democrats say the session that ended seconds before its midnight Monday adjournment deadline also will be remembered for...
May 22, 2013 - 11:39pm
May 19, 2013
$2 billion tax bill heads to passage, bonding remains uncertain
ST. PAUL -- The keystone of Minnesota Democrats’ budget plans, $2 billion in tax increases, was headed for final legislative passage late Sunday while a public works bill remained in doubt as time runs out in the 2013 legislative session.
May 19, 2013 - 10:46pm
April 9, 2013
Local legislators differ on role, timing of Minnesota bonding bill
WILLMAR — Whether an $800 million bonding bill proposed by House DFL’ers is a jobs bill or a bloated package of projects that are not a good use of tax dollars will likely be the crux of debate in the Legislature in coming weeks. Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, said he was surprised...
April 9, 2013 - 10:57pm
April 8, 2013
Minn. governor proposes $750 million bonding bill
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton says 21,000 people would get jobs if the Legislature funds his $750 million public works project proposal. The Democratic governor said he emphasized projects that are ready to begin. They would be funded by the state selling bonds. By Don Davis Forum...
April 8, 2013 - 1:06pm
April 3, 2013
Communities pitch public works plans to Minnesota lawmakers
ST. PAUL — Minnesota communities have plenty of suggestions for how to spend state dollars borrowed for public works projects. In fact, they have too many. State lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton are working to whittle down more than 150 requests topping $3 billion for trails, civic...
April 3, 2013 - 11:30pm
September 14, 2012
St. Paul Saints the biggest winners as bonding funds are handed out by gov.
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton handed state construction dollars to a minor-league St. Paul ballpark and projects in Duluth and Wadena on Thursday, passing over civic centers in Rochester, Mankato and St. Cloud after the Republican-controlled Legislature punted on choosing among the...
September 14, 2012 - 12:00am
July 11, 2012
Area bonding applications total more than $16M
WILLMAR -- The city of Cosmos is seeking state bonding assistance to help replace its public library, which burned down in February 2011. The library was destroyed by fire along with a collection of about 9,000 items, including historic references. Cosmos applied for $600,000 from...
July 11, 2012 - 12:00am
Competition is heavy as Minn. cities vying for share of bonding pot
ST. PAUL -- More Minnesota communities will be disappointed than happy as state officials look to divide $47.5 million for public works projects. The Department of Employment and Economic Development received 90 requests worth $288.4 million -- more than six times the amount of money...
July 11, 2012 - 12:00am
May 8, 2012
Minn. Legislature OKs public works borrowing
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Legislature sent Gov. Mark Dayton a nearly $500 million public works borrowing bill that will allow state funds to go to needs throughout the state. The governor is expected to sign it. The House voted 97-33 today to agree with some changes to the bill the...
May 8, 2012 - 4:30pm
Minn. House to review public works bill today
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota House will decide today whether to send a nearly $500 million public works borrowing bill to the governor or continue work on it. On Monday, the House and Senate passed slightly different versions of the bill, which would allow state funds to go toward colleges,...
May 8, 2012 - 6:00am
Nearly $500B bonding measure debated
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota colleges, roads, bridges, sewers and even the state Capitol building could get state money under a public works bill the House approved Monday and the Senate debated late. The House voted 99-32 in favor of the bonding bill.
May 8, 2012 - 12:00am
May 7, 2012
House passes bonding bill; headed to Senate
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House this afternoon passed a public works finance bill 99-32 that would spend nearly a half billion dollars on a wide range of projects, ranging from beginning a several-year Capitol building renovation project to fixing college buildings. Senators could...
May 7, 2012 - 2:09pm
May 4, 2012
Discussion on Minnesota bonding bill hits big roadblock
ST. PAUL -- A disagreement about how money should be divided between the state's two public college and university systems put the brakes on a public works funding bill minutes before Thursday night debate was to begin. Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker, said Gov. Mark Dayton threatened...
May 4, 2012 - 12:00am