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Audit: Minn. welfare programs have lax eligibility checks
It's back: Minnesota Senate has plan to revive Real ID
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
State Fair doughnut fry leads to political fray
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
CMCS rebounds to play for consolation crown
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Gophers riding turnaround into NCAA Tournament
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Derald F. Rolfsmeier
Loren E. Meyer
Ruth O. Jones
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
Dave & Vivian Swanson
March 24, 2017
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature is moving at warp speed, at least for a while. This is the time of the legislative session in which...
9 hours 12 min ago
Agriculture funding bills prioritize new Minnesota crops
ST. PAUL — Adding new commodities to Minnesota's farming industry accounts for a portion of state agriculture funding proposed by the House,...
10 hours 42 min ago
March 20, 2017
Minn. GOP proposes $1.35 billion in tax cuts as budget debate nears
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers plan to figure out their state budget plans in the next two weeks. With that deadline in mind, House Republicans...
March 20, 2017 - 5:14pm
March 19, 2017
Big TV deal for Gopher sports won't help University of Minnesota academics
MINNEAPOLIS — A lucrative new media-rights deal is expected to grow revenue for Golden Gopher athletics by $17 million next year, but the...
March 19, 2017 - 5:20pm
March 16, 2017
Rep. Peterson: Ag cuts in Trump budget harmful for rural communities
Rep. Collin Peterson said Thursday that President Donald Trump’s proposed budget represents a lack of understanding of how agriculture works....
March 16, 2017 - 2:16pm
Military wins in first Trump budget; environment, foreign aid lose big
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump will ask the U.S. Congress for dramatic cuts to many federal programs as he seeks to bulk up defense spending,...
March 16, 2017 - 8:25am
March 14, 2017
Minnesota notebook: Franken asks Trump to pay attention to bird flu
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Al Franken is asking President Donald Trump to take action to fight bird flu before it reaches Minnesota and other...
March 14, 2017 - 4:34pm
March 13, 2017
Trump budget opens new fight among Republicans
WASHINGTON - Republican U.S. Representative Todd Rokita keeps a clock hanging on the wall of his Capitol Hill office that tracks the U.S. government's...
March 13, 2017 - 11:00am
February 28, 2017
Minnesota budget prediction shows slight increase in surplus
ST. PAUL — Bright spots abound in Minnesota's economy: Strong job demand pushes up wages, home sales are increasing, taconite from northeast...
February 28, 2017 - 5:36pm
February 26, 2017
Treasury Secretary: Trump budget will not cut Social Security, Medicare
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's first budget proposal will not seek cuts in Social Security, Medicare and other entitlement federal benefits...
February 26, 2017 - 11:47am
January 27, 2017
Dayton proposal includes extra $371 million for public schools
ST. PAUL — New funding for education makes up a weighty portion of the more than $1.9 billion in new spending Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton...
January 27, 2017 - 8:14pm
January 24, 2017
Dayton wants 10 percent budget hike
ST. PAUL — Raising Minnesota's next two-year budget nearly 10 percent is Gov. Mark Dayton's ask. "We must wisely invest and use our resources,"...
January 24, 2017 - 10:55pm
Dayton budget plan highlights
ST. PAUL — Here are some key areas of increased spending Gov. Mark Dayton wants in Minnesota's two-year budget that begins July 1: • $609 million for kindergarten-through-high school education programs. • $75 million to expand voluntary pre-kindergarten classes. • $84...
January 24, 2017 - 10:35pm
January 2, 2017
MN Legislative forecast: Cloudy with a chance of disputes
ST. PAUL—2017 dawned on the Minnesota Capitol with bright sun Sunday, illuminating the newly renovated building. But the sparkle dimmed...
January 2, 2017 - 9:59pm
December 6, 2016
Final Willmar levy and budget approved
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council on Monday approved the final tax levy and budget for 2017. "It is a culmination of a long budget process...
December 6, 2016 - 6:48am