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February 26, 2017
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks at a press briefing at the White House in Washington. Feb. 14, 2017.  REUTERS / Kevin Lamarque
Treasury Secretary: Trump budget will not cut Social Security, Medicare
February 26, 2017 - 11:47am
January 27, 2017
Brenda Cassellius, commissioner with the Minnesota Department of Education, presented Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal to the House Education Finance Committee Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. (Forum News Service photo by Maureen McMullen)
Dayton proposal includes extra $371 million for public schools
January 27, 2017 - 8:14pm
January 24, 2017
Commissioner Myron Frans of Minnesota Management and Budget shows reporters at chart during a Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, unveiling of Gov. Mark Dayton's budget plan. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Dayton wants 10 percent budget hike
January 24, 2017 - 10:55pm
Dayton budget plan highlights
January 24, 2017 - 10:35pm
January 2, 2017
A warm morning sun turns the Minneota Capitol from nearly white to nearly tan in the first 2017 sunrise. On Tuesday, Jan. 3, the Legislature begins its session in a newly renovated Capitol. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
MN Legislative forecast: Cloudy with a chance of disputes
January 2, 2017 - 9:59pm
December 6, 2016
Briana Sanchez / Tribune 

The Willmar City Council approved the final budget and levy Monday.
Final Willmar levy and budget approved
December 6, 2016 - 6:48am
December 3, 2016
From left, State Budget Director Margaret Kelly, State Economist Dr. Laura Kalambokidis and Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans, right, answer questions after they release the State of Minnesota Budget and Economic Forecast Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at the Minnesota Department of Revenue in St. Paul. (St. Paul Pioneer Press: Jean Pieri)
Deal nears on special session
December 3, 2016 - 4:38am
December 2, 2016
$1.4 billion budget surplus expected in Minnesota
December 2, 2016 - 9:41am
November 19, 2016
Ryan Fuchs, owner, right, and Eva Carlson, taproom manager, serve customers Wednesday night at Foxhole Brewhouse in downtown Willmar. Foxhole opened in August 2015. There is division on the Willmar City Council about the wisdom of investing in development downtown.

Briana Sanchez / Tribune
Council discusses value of investing in downtown Willmar
November 19, 2016 - 5:30am
November 16, 2016
People enjoy different areas of Rice Park Thursday evening in Willmar. The City Council must decide what to do about higher-than-expected bids for an extensive rehabilitation project at the popular park.

Briana Sanchez / Tribune
Future of Rice Park project in Willmar is uncertain
November 16, 2016 - 10:14pm
October 27, 2016
NLS approves additional help in kindergarten classrooms
October 27, 2016 - 10:24pm
October 15, 2016
Council approves capital and vehicle budget requests
October 15, 2016 - 9:09am
September 27, 2016
Stopgap bill to avoid government shutdown fails Senate procedural vote
September 27, 2016 - 4:45pm
September 15, 2016
Levy approval goes forward, but questions on Willmar city budget remain
September 15, 2016 - 7:27am
August 31, 2016
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Mayor Marv Calvin, second from right, announces the 2017 budget proposal Wednesday at the council chambers in the Willmar Municipal Utilities building.
Mayor's budget includes increase in Willmar tax levy
August 31, 2016 - 11:50pm