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May 16, 2014
Minnesota legislators work toward final adjournment
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota representatives approved a pair of public works funding bills spending more than $1 billion early today as lawmakers head...
May 16, 2014 - 9:47am
May 12, 2014
Dayton would veto bonding over fire sprinkler provision
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton dropped a legislative bombshell Monday when he announced that he is willing to give up $846 million in public works...
May 12, 2014 - 11:30pm
May 8, 2014
Minnesota Legislature’s end is near
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House takes up medical marijuana today in what could be a debate lasting well into the night while pieces fall into place on tax and spending bills as the Minnesota Legislature nears the end of its 2014 session.
May 8, 2014 - 11:35pm
May 6, 2014
Minnesota Opinion: It’s crunch time for state bonding bill
From Forum News Service Editorials from recent Minnesota newspapers. Minnesota Opinion: It’s crunch time for state bonding bill Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian was an invited guest of Gov. Mark Dayton for Dayton’s State of the State address (Wednesday), which just goes to show...
May 6, 2014 - 5:00am
April 17, 2014
Legislators told of need for infrastructure investment
WILLMAR –– Meeting Wednesday in a newly refurbished student center at Ridgewater College, local legislators highlighted statewide infrastructure...
April 17, 2014 - 5:00am
April 7, 2014
Does bullying bill bully Minnesota’s schools?
ST. PAUL — Republicans say that an anti-bullying bill actually increases bullying.
April 7, 2014 - 11:08am
February 17, 2014
Coalition fighting homelessness seeks $100M in bonding money for affordable housing
WILLMAR –– A statewide homeless coalition with roots in west central Minnesota wants the Legislature to approve $100 million in bonds this...
February 17, 2014 - 5:00am
February 4, 2014
Minnesota Opinion: On Moorhead’s need for flood protection
MOORHEAD —It is disappointing— and surprising — that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton did not include in his bonding proposal the final installment of flood protection funding for Moorhead. No city in Minnesota has done more work so efficiently and so quickly to protect itself from...
February 4, 2014 - 1:00am
January 15, 2014
Local projects on governor’s bonding list
WILLMAR –– Two local projects were specifically identified in Gov. Dayton’s list of bonding recommendations, but more local projects could be included in overall agency bonding funds. Dayton’s $986 million bonding bill contains $748,000 for a grant to Clara City for local...
January 15, 2014 - 10:42pm
January 13, 2014
Gov. Dayton to announce his bonding proposal Wednesday
St. Paul - Gov. Mark Dayton says the public works funding proposal he will announce Wednesday will come in slightly less than $1 billion. He said more than $3 billion of projects has been proposed. The successful projects will be paid for by the state selling bonds. Dayton did...
January 13, 2014 - 11:10am
December 26, 2013
Possible savings on bond refinancing could push decision on Yellow Medicine courthouse project
GRANITE FALLS — An opportunity to refinance bonds could lead the Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners to make a decision sooner, rather than later, on whether to replace its aged courthouse. Michelle May, finance director, told the commissioners at their meeting on Thursday...
December 26, 2013 - 11:06pm
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