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Kandiyohi County honored as MCIT County of the Year
Verizon to sell data centers to Equinix for $3.6 billion
OPEC oil output hits record high
Kandiyohi man, 83, injured in New London crash
Who's winning and losing in Minnesota's 2016 economy?
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
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'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
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
Bernice A. Benson
Belmer "Red" Fostvedt
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
August 27, 2016
Governor to receive invite to tour Appleton prison
APPLETON—An invitation will be on its way to Gov. Mark Dayton to tour the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton. Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg,...
August 27, 2016 - 9:00am
July 17, 2016
Former Gov. Wendell Anderson, regent, 'Minnesota Miracle' architect, dies
ST. PAUL—Former Minnesota Gov. Wendell Anderson, a truck driver's son who emerged from St. Paul's East Side to become a college and Olympic hockey star and one of the state's most popular political leaders, died Sunday surrounded by family and friends at at Our Lady of Peace...
July 17, 2016 - 2:25pm
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 2, 2016
Minnesota Senate has $1.5B bonding wish list
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Democratic senators want to borrow nearly $1 billion more for public works projects than House Republicans and slightly more than the governor. Even so, Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, D-Plummer, said his $1.5 billion legislation falls far short of the $5.2 billion state and...
May 2, 2016 - 11:13am
Gov. Dayton says special session won't happen
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton this morning ended his hopes for a special legislative session to extend unemployment benefits to Iron...
February 2, 2016 - 11:27am
January 23, 2016
Letter: We the people should stand up
I’ve never heard a politician in any country or state that promotes democracy make a statement like Gov. Mark Dayton did. He’s telling four- and five-generation Minnesota families that homesteaded and helped build this great state and great country, “If you don’t like the...
January 23, 2016 - 1:00am
January 8, 2016
Gov. Mark Dayton: I’m staying
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton once again has denied a persistent rumor that he will resign before his term is up in three years. “If...
January 8, 2016 - 11:30pm
November 5, 2015
Gov. Dayton cancels trip to be with ailing father, family
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton dropped scheduled events beginning Wednesday to spend time with his ailing father and family. A Dayton spokesman said the governor had planned to be at events surrounding the governor's deer hunting opener and the groundbreaking of a new...
November 5, 2015 - 10:29am
May 19, 2015
Commentary: Twisted talk from Walker
SAN DIEGO — Wisconsin is known for its cheese. But, when talking about immigration, Gov. Scott Walker is becoming famous for his whine. In recent weeks, Walker has flip-flopped, gotten facts wrong, and pandered to extremists. During a recent trip to Iowa, the likely 2016 Republican...
May 19, 2015 - 1:00am
May 17, 2015
Special session, failures face Minnesota lawmakers
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature appears set to head into a special session over an education spat and the three main legislative forces each are close to losing their top 2015 priorities. Lawmakers made good progress on most of the eight major spending bills Sunday, facing...
May 17, 2015 - 11:14pm
March 12, 2015
Torn: Ag Commissioner Frederickson joins call for buffers
WILLMAR — Governor Mark Dayton launched his 50-foot buffer initiative at a press conference Thursday as bills were introduced in both houses of the Legislature on its behalf. Just as quickly, farm groups in the state announced their opposition, with the Minnesota Corn Growers stating...
March 12, 2015 - 11:31pm
February 16, 2015
Letter: Put salaries in perspective
I remember when there was a self-imposed limit on public officeholders’ speech that might knowingly misrepresent and, worse, impugn the integrity of their opponents. The last election cycle we had the indignant-sounding Republicans beating to death the $90 million state office...
February 16, 2015 - 8:05am
January 27, 2015
Gov. Dayton releases his state budget for next two years
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants Minnesota to collect and spend more than $40 billion from state taxpayers in the next two years, without a general tax increase. As always for Dayton, key in his budget proposal he was releasing today is increasing education funding, this year...
January 27, 2015 - 10:32am
January 26, 2015
Gov. Dayton seeks $11 billion for transportation
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants Minnesota to spend about $11 billion more in the next decade to improve the state's roads and bridges and...
January 26, 2015 - 2:26pm
January 15, 2015
Governor Dayton urges 'one Minnesota'
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans need to act as one, not allowing long-standing divisions come in the way of progress, Gov. Mark Dayton said this afternoon...
January 15, 2015 - 1:30pm