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‘Nuncrackers’ opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
‘Come, Lord Jesus’ theme of Calvary’s Advent Festival this year
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'Lend Me A Tenor': Comedy production on stage through Saturday at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minn.
Rebranding, renovation gives Rice Home Medical a whole new look
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U.S. budget deficit down 37.6 percent through July
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government has reported a $97.6 billion deficit for July but remains on track to post its lowest annual budget gap in five years.
news / nation
August 12, 2013 - 1:12pm
January 14, 2013
Renville Co., Minn., businesses tell Klobuchar gridlock in D.C. felt across heartland
OLIVIA — Political gridlock in Washington is taking an economic toll on farm country, representatives of agricultural businesses in Renville County told U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., during a stop Monday in Olivia. The lack of a farm bill has forced Corn Capital Innovations...
news / region
January 14, 2013 - 10:51pm
February 9, 2011
Letter: Time to make lemonade
I understand how elected local government leaders may feel the sky is falling.
opinion / letters / state
February 9, 2011 - 12:00am
January 20, 2011
Editorial: Deficit will bring changes for all
West central Minnesota cities and counties and the state will all face challenges as the state of Minnesota seeks to solve a $6.2 billion budget deficit for the next biennium. On Tuesday, Republican legislature leaders announced phase 1 of their budget cut plan, including cuts in...
opinion / editorials
January 20, 2011 - 12:00am
December 3, 2010
Audio of Mark Dayton commenting on state budget deficit
Here is an audio clip of Democratic governor candidate Mark Dayton commenting on the state budget deficit.
news / state
December 3, 2010 - 12:58am
Audio of Tim Pawlenty commenting on state budget deficit
Here is an audio clip of Gov. Tim Pawlenty commenting on the state budget deficit.
news / state
December 3, 2010 - 12:51am
State's budget deficit is a big one
Minnesotans along with Gov. Tim Pawlenty got some good news Thursday as the state announced a $399 million surplus for this fiscal year. This is good news for Minnesotans because there will be no need for any short-term borrowing or budget unallotments in the remainder of 2010. It...
opinion / state
December 3, 2010 - 12:00am
December 2, 2010
State budget deficit grows, but local governments spared cuts for this month
ST. PAUL - Minnesota cities and schools will not need to help plug a state budget gap this month, but the state faces a major budget deficit as lawmakers prepare to decide on spending and revenue for the next two years. State finance officials today released a budget forecast showing...
news / state
December 2, 2010 - 1:30pm
AP sources: $6.2B deficit for Minn., $399M in bank
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota's deficit for the upcoming budget cycle has grown to $6.2 billion, according to a person who was present for a briefing from state finance officials. A second person who has seen the forecast documents says the state has a $399 million surplus in...
news / local / region / state
December 2, 2010 - 11:42am
November 17, 2010
Commentary: Liberals do have much to like in deficit plan
Many liberals went bananas over the new plan to reduce deficits. The ideas put forth by the chairmen of President Obama's bipartisan deficit commission ignore their priorities, they lament. Liberals are entitled to be crabby because they've been doing the hard budget compromising...
opinion / commentary
November 17, 2010 - 12:00am
November 2, 2010
Ridgewater anounces changes in response to funding shortfall
WILLMAR -- Ridgewater College has implemented the first series of program and service changes in response to an anticipated shortfall of $3 million next fiscal year due to the state's budget deficit. The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system projects Ridgewater's allocation...
news / Ridgewater
November 2, 2010 - 10:29am
October 29, 2010
House 18B: Anderson takes first try at running for elected office
LITCHFIELD -- Darrin Anderson was 3 years old when he was accidentally mauled by a bear on his family's game farm in rural Starbuck. Although he lost part of his right arm, he was in sports all through high school. As an adult, he coaches, golfs and plays the guitar. "I never let...
news / region / education
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am
September 3, 2010
Editorial: The state's budget deficit is one big challenge
This state is facing the mother of all deficits -- at least by Minnesota standards. The budget deficit is projected to total nearly $6 billion. That is a very big number. How big?
opinion / editorials / state
September 3, 2010 - 12:00am
July 28, 2010
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
opinion / cartoons
July 28, 2010 - 12:00am
July 1, 2010
Obama takes on election-year fears over big debt
RACINE, Wis. -- Sensitive to election-year resentment over big government, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he intends to get "our debt...
news / nation
July 1, 2010 - 8:21am