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Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
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Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
June 11, 2016
Willmar School Board to officially break ground for new school Monday
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 4 p.m. Monday at the building site along Lakeland Drive in southeast Willmar. The School Board meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the board room on the first floor of the Willmar Education and Arts...
June 11, 2016 - 12:07am
June 8, 2016
Dayton starts public works campaign
ROCHESTER — Gov. Mark Dayton may not be up for election in November, but he is campaigning this week. The Democratic governor launched a three-day...
June 8, 2016 - 11:59pm
May 24, 2016
Editorial: Legislature fails to accomplish top goals
The bell has tolled on the Minnesota Legislature’s 2016 session after lawmakers failed to accomplish their primary objectives — a bonding plan and transportation funding. Minnesota legislators introduced 7,763 bills this year and most went virtually nowhere. The Legislature was...
May 24, 2016 - 8:59am
May 23, 2016
Transportation, bonding fail at end of Minnesota Legislature
ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators came to St. Paul with hopes to pass a good many bills, but they failed to approve two major issues, transportation...
May 23, 2016 - 8:50am
May 20, 2016
With three days left in Minnesota's legislative session, negotiations are at a snail's pace
ST. PAUL - Minnesota lawmakers have less than three days to pass major bills involving transportation, public works projects, tax cuts and budget changes, but today began with no signs of agreements on big issues even as most players expressed optimism. Case in point: Public works...
May 20, 2016 - 10:37am
May 19, 2016
House bonding leaves out Moorhead railroad crossing
ST. PAUL — The author of a House Republican public works plan says he could not fit in an extensively revamped Moorhead railroad crossing into...
May 19, 2016 - 12:14am
May 11, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Where is the House GOP’s bonding bill listing?
More than two months in and with only two weeks to go, lawmakers in St. Paul haven’t even reached a starting point from which a bonding bill can be negotiated. Minnesotans paying attention have to be doing so with mounting frustration, anxiety and chagrin — and with dimming hopes...
May 11, 2016 - 4:00am
May 2, 2016
Nearly $1 billion separates Minnesota legislators on public works funding
ST. PAUL -- House and Senate leaders are far apart about how much to spend on public works projects. Nearly $1 billion apart. Minnesota Democratic...
May 2, 2016 - 5:45pm
January 15, 2016
Gov. Dayton seeks to borrow $1.4 billion for Minnesota public works projects
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants to spend $1.4 billion on public works projects around Minnesota, one of the largest requests in history and...
January 15, 2016 - 1:00pm
December 30, 2015
State’s top bonding priority: Fix existing stuff
ST. PAUL — Don’t expect the Minnesota Legislature to spend a ton of money on glitzy new buildings next year. The leaders of the House and Senate bonding committees say it’s time to focus on meat-and-potatoes projects such as repairing sewer and water systems, fixing roads and...
December 30, 2015 - 10:52pm
April 9, 2015
Minnesota Opinion: Hard not to be cynical over Minn. ‘jobs bill’
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton launched a bonding bill proposal Tuesday that sounded oh-so-good — and perhaps a little too good.
April 9, 2015 - 6:00am
April 7, 2015
Bonding: Dayton backs big spending
ST. PAUL — Hallock city officials in northwestern Minnesota want the state to borrow $255,000 to help replace a fire station, $360,000 to replace...
April 7, 2015 - 8:30pm
April 3, 2015
Dayton to seek more funds for Lewis & Clark water system
WORTHINGTON — Gov. Mark Dayton announced during Thursday’s gathering in Worthington that he will seek $39 million in state bonding funds this session to complete the Lewis & Clark Regional Water project from Luverne to Worthington. The proposal is part of a more than $800...
April 3, 2015 - 9:17am
February 16, 2015
Letter: Big spenders on School Board
I see Willmar’s school board wants to spend $50-plus million for new schools, upgrades and field houses. Isn’t this the same district that couldn’t afford to feed a couple of students when their lunch tickets expired? Ed Mickelson Atwater
February 16, 2015 - 8:00am
January 26, 2015
Likely agenda for 2016: Pass bonding, go home
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature is likely to hold a session next year, even if the Senate has to meet in a heated tent.
January 26, 2015 - 9:21am