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Dayton says he will not sign Minn. House education bill
House Speaker Ryan backs embattled intelligence panel chairman
Trump tweets, then Ford announces investment in three Michigan plants
Polaris issues recall on ATVs
Toddler, whose mother was stabbed during abduction, found safe; suspect arrested
Former, current, future BSU women's players join Team USA boycott
Twins coach tries to help Sano take the next step
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
Wild's slump can be blamed on just about everyone
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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Cleo J. Holtberg
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Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
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March 4, 2017
Found in a pile of garbage, a priceless piece of Minnesota Capitol history
ST. PAUL — When Lloyd Jackson was dropping off some trash at Pig's Eye Landfill one day in the 1950s, he stumbled across an old photo album...
March 4, 2017 - 1:00am
March 3, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Franken question leads to Sessions' spotlight
ST. PAUL—U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Russia problems became big news the past few days thanks to Sen. Al Franken. The Minnesota...
March 3, 2017 - 6:00pm
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 22, 2016
Pieces slowly fall into place at Legislature
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Republicans entered the 2016 legislative session with dreams of passing a slimmed down version of their $2.2 billion tax-cut plan that failed in 2015. They got a $258 million tax cut for the next year. Democrats arrived in St. Paul on March 8 with dreams of...
May 22, 2016 - 11:21pm
Tax-cut bill first to pass as Minnesota lawmakers face midnight deadline
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House passed legislation cutting taxes Sunday afternoon, the first of four major bills on the final day lawmakers can take action. Also, negotiators approved a plan to increase spending $167 million over the existing two-year, $42 billion budget. However,...
May 22, 2016 - 4:12pm
May 21, 2016
Minnesota tax cuts, budget advance; transportation, bonding going slow
ST. PAUL -- Bills cutting taxes and increasing spending looked on Saturday like they will pass the Minnesota Legislature as bills funding transportation and public works projects crawled toward a midnight Sunday deadline. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, D-Cook, said that legislation...
May 21, 2016 - 10:36pm
May 20, 2016
Dayton warns that tax, budget deal not done
ST. PAUL — State lawmakers appear ready to cut Minnesotans’ taxes nearly $260 million before they leave for the year Monday, but Gov. Mark Dayton said he will veto the plan if he does not get provisions he wants in a spending bill. Legislative leaders announced the tax relief...
May 20, 2016 - 10:49pm
May 11, 2016
Minn. House committee backs allowing Prince’s heirs rights to profit
ST. PAUL — Prince’s likeness and name should belong to his heirs, whoever the courts decide they are, an attorney for his estate told Minnesota lawmakers Tuesday. “What this law would do, it would clarify that this right of publicity would continue after death and it would...
May 11, 2016 - 12:15am
April 14, 2016
Minnesota plans celebration for renovated Capitol
ST. PAUL — A celebration is planned for the fall of 2017 to celebrate the re-opening of the Minnesota Capitol. The building, which opened in...
April 14, 2016 - 9:17pm
March 29, 2016
One day after lockdown, police investigate suspicious packages near Capitol
WASHINGTON - The Capitol Police were investigating two unattended packages near the Capitol on Tuesday, authorities said in a statement one day...
March 29, 2016 - 1:05pm
March 28, 2016
Police officer shot and wounded in Capitol complex
WASHINGTON -- A man walked into the underground U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on Monday and was shot and wounded by police after he pointed what...
March 28, 2016 - 2:23pm
March 8, 2016
Roadblocks to greet legislators back in St. Paul
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators begin their latest-ever regular session at noon today, facing literal roadblocks that disrupt foot and car...
March 8, 2016 - 12:04am
March 7, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: It is time to find a better way to govern in our state
Minnesotans won’t soon forget how last year’s session came to an end. The chaos in the Capitol. Lawmakers shouting, demanding to be recognized,...
March 7, 2016 - 3:00am
January 11, 2016
Minnesota Senate Building quietly opens in spite of disagreement
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Senate building opened Monday with lots of Minnesota materials, put up mostly by Minnesota workers, and designed to...
January 11, 2016 - 11:11pm
October 21, 2015
Minnesota Capitol comes to NLS
NEW LONDON — Usually the New London-Spicer sixth-graders get to take a class trip to the state Capitol as part of their social studies curriculum. But...
October 21, 2015 - 11:40pm