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Records published Oct. 27
Turf wars: NLS plan to upgrade football field under scrutiny
Dayton fails to visit all 87 counties in 86 days
Spicer man charged with kidnapping in alleged violent assault of woman
Man injured in Atwater electrical accident
Analyst: Zimmer tackle rotation versus Eagles 'horrible'
Wild's Niederreiter gaining confidence on new line
Conley, Grizzlies hold off Timberwolves
Roundup: Ridgewater sees win streak end in tough five-set match
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Melissa Heen Peterson
Francis H. "Fran" Uhlenkamp
Election letter deadline is Nov. 2
Thomas commentary: Donald Trump's contract with America?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Julie Asmus to Willmar's Ward 2 seat
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Schwantes is the right choice for Willmar's Ward 1 seat
Gov. Mark Dayton
July 14, 2016
Governor tours storm-affected areas
MEEKER COUNTY—As Meeker County continues to clean up and assess the aftermath of Monday's storms, state officials made their way through...
July 14, 2016 - 12:41am
May 19, 2016
Editorial: It is time for legislators to get their work done
The Minnesota Legislature of 2016 is within days of its end and it has accomplished basically nothing. Unless some backroom miracle occurs, this year’s Legislature could be a replica of 2015 — a failure. Who’s at fault. Well, frankly, they all are — the House’s Republican...
May 19, 2016 - 9:43am
May 16, 2016
Dayton introduces 'compromise' transportation bills, one with gas tax and one without
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans likely will pay higher vehicle license fees if the governor and lawmakers reach a transportation funding deal this year....
May 16, 2016 - 12:04pm
February 25, 2016
Live stream of Dayton, state leaders discussing key legislative issues to begin at 1 p.m.
At 1 p.m. today, Forum News Service will host a news briefing, during which Gov. Mark Dayton and other state lawmakers will discuss the issues facing Minnesota and the top legislative priorities. The news briefing is being held in the Minnesota Senate Building in St. Paul and can...
February 25, 2016 - 10:07am
February 2, 2016
Leaders blame each other over special session
ST. PAUL — A special legislative session will not happen this month, leaving Minnesota Iron Rangers wondering about unemployment benefits,...
February 2, 2016 - 10:02pm
January 15, 2016
Dayton seeks to borrow $1.4 billion
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton knows his $1.4 billion public works project plan cannot happen as proposed. “It’s like pushing a...
January 15, 2016 - 11:14pm
January 14, 2016
Dayton rejects plan to reopen Appleton prison
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton will not ask legislators to fix a prison overcrowding problem by borrowing state money to reopen a west-central...
January 14, 2016 - 1:55pm
December 7, 2015
Dayton stays in-house in naming new health commissioner
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton appointed his office's chief lawyer to run Minnesota government's largest agency. Emily Johnson Piper takes the commissioner's...
December 7, 2015 - 1:58pm
November 23, 2015
Dayton on police shooting: Video is inconclusive
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton says a key piece of evidence in the Minneapolis police shooting of a young black man is inconclusive. "It doesn't...
November 23, 2015 - 2:37pm
November 13, 2015
Bruce Dayton, father of Gov. Mark Dayton, dies at age 97
Bruce B. Dayton, the father of Gov. Mark Dayton, passed away this morning, surrounded by his family at his home in Orono, the governor's...
November 13, 2015 - 9:14am
October 14, 2015
Gov. Dayton to visit mining sites ahead of PolyMet decision
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton plans to visit two out-of-state mining sites, in preparation for his review of the northern Minnesota PolyMet project. The governor will visit Gilt Edge Mine in South Dakota Oct. 27 and Eagle Mine in Michigan Oct. 30, his spokesman Matt Swenson said...
October 14, 2015 - 11:04pm
November 8, 2013
Thousands of Minnesota hunters prepare for deer opener
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Thousands of blaze-orange-clad Minnesotans are preparing to head to their favorite spot in search of deer as the shotgun season opens. The season starts on Saturday, but festivities to mark the opening weekend are underway. Gov. Mark Dayton was...
November 8, 2013 - 8:58am
September 25, 2013
Gov. Dayton says he'd 'settle for' $9.50 minimum wage
MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) — On the day that California's governor signed a bill lifting the minimum wage to $10 within three years, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has made clear he'd be disappointed if the Legislature doesn't push up his state's wage floor next session. Dayton spoke...
September 25, 2013 - 1:53pm
August 21, 2013
Dayton, lawmakers set Sept. 9 special session
ST. PAUL (AP) — Minnesota legislative leaders have agreed to hold a special session on Sept. 9 to provide relief to areas hit hard by storms in June. The session will be limited to that topic despite calls to consider eliminating taxes including one on farm machinery repairs....
August 21, 2013 - 10:09am