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Holiday DWI enforcement in Minnesota kicks off statewide
Philippines to extradite ex-priest accused of abusing two North Dakota boys
Dayton: Shouldn't take long to elect two new legislators
Lawyer: Schoen was warned sexual harassment claims could become public during potential state auditor bid
The race to replace Schoen: Bigham is in, McNamara 'strongly leaning toward' a run
Vikings LB Emmanuel Lamur: Meeting Cuban relatives 'a blessing to think of on Thanksgiving'
Ex-Wild Jason Pominville, Marco Scandella enjoying new roles in Buffalo
Adam Thielen on verge of breaking Vikings' 1,000-yard receiving drought
Second albino deer found shot, killed in Wisconsin
Wild about turkeys: Hunters thankful for challenges
David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol who starred on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Keith Cleo Moist
Catherine A. Brainard
Harvey B. Beavers
Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate all our blessings
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
Card of Thanks
Emma Anne Williams
February 28, 2011
Dayton Cabinet diverse: But GOP questions some commissioners
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton's Cabinet may be the most diverse in Minnesota history, but it still is dominated by white males. It also may be one of the least partisan, but Senate Republicans who must confirm commissioners cast a wary eye on some appointments. And Twin Cities residents...
February 28, 2011 - 12:00am
February 15, 2011
Dayton mixes cuts with take hikes in budget plan, attempts to preserve LGA
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants to preserve state aid to local communities while raising taxes on the richest Minnesotans and increasing education...
February 15, 2011 - 10:43am
February 10, 2011
Update: Dayton vetoes Legislative budget cut bill
Update 5:20 p.m.
February 10, 2011 - 5:22pm
Legislature sends $900M budget cutting bill to Dayton
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton soon will have a bill on his desk that could set up the first major dispute between him and the Legislature. Senators passed on a 37-28 Thursday vote a bill cutting $824 million from the nest two-year state budget and $100 million from the budget that...
February 10, 2011 - 3:13pm
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
February 10, 2011 - 12:00am
February 9, 2011
Dayton asks lawmakers for cooperation
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton pleaded with Republicans who control the Legislature for cooperation today as the state faces a $6.2 billion...
February 9, 2011 - 12:43pm
Co. prepares to convert clients to Medical Assistance under expansion signed by governor
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County family services officials are gearing up for a process to expand Medical Assistance coverage to at least 360 low-income adults. The change is coming about because Gov. Mark Dayton signed an executive order last month for implementation of the expanded...
February 9, 2011 - 12:00am
February 7, 2011
Ridgewater head hopes to see state bonding bill
WILLMAR -- Ridgewater College President Douglas Allen still hopes to see a state bonding bill that includes a $14.3 million improvement project for his Willmar campus. Gov. Mark Dayton proposed a $1 billion bonding bill earlier this week and supplied a list of projects to make up...
February 7, 2011 - 12:00am
January 31, 2011
Dayton wants $1 billion in bonding; he suggests half of projects
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton today offered a unique proposal: The Legislature should pass a $1 billion public works funding bill, but the Democratic...
January 31, 2011 - 12:30pm
January 24, 2011
Dayton orders agencies to speed up permits
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton today ordered two state agencies to issue permits quicker. Under his order, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Department of Natural Resources must try to issue permits with 150 days, down from the current informal 180-day guideline. The order...
January 24, 2011 - 12:53pm
Gov. Dayton rejects Bachmann health care request, accuses her of playing presidential politics
ST. PAUL - U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann asked Gov. Mark Dayton to rip up an order he signed just after taking office this month joining a federal...
January 24, 2011 - 11:55am
January 14, 2011
Medicaid opt-in is good for hospitals in rural Minnesota
Gov. Mark Dayton's first executive order this month was to opt Minnesota into early enrollment in the federal Medicaid program for the state's poor. It was a good move for Willmar's Rice Memorial Hospital and other rural hospitals in west central Minnesota. Medicaid will...
January 14, 2011 - 7:01am
January 10, 2011
Gov. Dayton orders review of Minn. Capitol safeguards
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton plans to bring together state officials to discuss security around the Capitol complex in light of Saturday's Arizona shooting of a congresswoman and those attending her public event. "This is a moment of great national solemnity," Dayton said...
January 10, 2011 - 10:51am
January 6, 2011
Dayton picks insider-outsider as DNR commissioner
ST. PAUL -- A research biologist and environmentalist will head the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Gov. Mark Dayton named Tom Landwehr as commissioner of the massive department that does everything from regulating hunting to protecting the environment. Landwehr worked...
January 6, 2011 - 10:08am
Dayton faces and diffuses protest on second day on job
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton diffused a tense situation at his first official function Wednesday by sharing his microphone with shouting...
January 6, 2011 - 12:00am