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U.S. retirement investors not hitting post-election panic button
Getting a raise by earning A's
Willmar wants to preserve at-grade crossing in final railroad bypass design
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
Gophers look to toughen up after first loss
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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
April 20, 2015
Cartoon by Steve Benson
April 20, 2015 - 12:33am
February 12, 2015
Capitol fireworks: Senate seeks to suspend pay increases for Dayton’s commissioners
ST. PAUL — The weeks’ long controversy over pay raises Gov. Mark Dayton gave to his commissioners fractured relations between the DFL governor and the DFL Senate leader on Thursday, which ended with Dayton exploding with anger.
February 12, 2015 - 11:38pm