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Melania Trump will be back in spotlight, apparently to her surprise
Records published Oct. 28
NLS approves additional help in kindergarten classrooms
New London cyclist's life remembered in court; driver in accident sentenced
Hacked emails show Clinton aides surprised at 2015 email revelations
Gophers deal 21 with Brooks, Smith combo
Card girls CC team clinches fifth-straight state trip
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
Dubnyk makes 38 saves in Wild win over Sabres
National ranking not on teams' mind
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
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
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
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Kenley Jo Krogfus
Myron F. Koosmann
Wallace V. Ashburn
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Fernando Alvarado to Willmar's Ward 3 seat
Cindy Regan's letter: Clinton's corruption runs deep
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Colleen Thomson Michels letter: Schwantes is committed to public service
Suzie Richter letter: Get informed, then go and vote
December 6, 2011
Judge puts brakes on day care union vote in Minn.
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota day care provider vote to join unions is least temporarily on hold. A judge Monday ordered a stop to an election that was to begin Wednesday. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton last month ordered the vote, which two unions have sought for six years. Ramsey County...
December 6, 2011 - 12:00am
December 1, 2011
Minn. budget surplus comes with warnings
ST. PAUL -- Jaws dropped this morning as Minnesota leaders learned the state budget will be $876 million bigger than earlier thought. But the news came with warnings: -- A $1.3 billion deficit is expected in two years. -- The Minnesota economy could take another turn for the worse...
December 1, 2011 - 12:56pm
November 29, 2011
Vikings avoid telling what would happen without stadium lease
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota Vikings vice president did not specifically say today what would happen if state leaders fail to approve a new stadium...
November 29, 2011 - 1:11pm
November 15, 2011
Dayton orders day care union vote in Minn.; GOP to sue
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton this morning ordered an election to allow child care providers to vote whether they want a union representing them. Republicans immediately said they will go to court to prevent next month's vote. Dayton said child care providers who receive state subsidies...
November 15, 2011 - 12:09pm
November 7, 2011
Gov. Dayton names 15 to task force on broadband
ST. PAUL -- One week after hosting a Job Summit focused on strengthening Minnesota's infrastructure and fostering a strong business climate, Gov. Mark Dayton appointed 15 members to a Governor's Task Force on Broadband. The task force, which was established by Executive Order 11-27,...
November 7, 2011 - 9:30am
November 2, 2011
Minn. House leader balks at emergency stadium vote
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The top Minnesota House Republican says he doesn't want the Legislature to meet in emergency session this year to vote on a Vikings stadium package. House Speaker Kurt Zellers says in an email sent Tuesday evening to his 71 GOP colleagues that the stadium...
November 2, 2011 - 8:56am
November 1, 2011
Vikings stadium setback: Key politicians say public vote needed
ST. PAUL -- A Vikings football stadium proposal suffered a setback today when legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton announced that a public vote will be needed to approve a sales tax increase to help pay for a stadium. For months, stadium backers have said a public referendum...
November 1, 2011 - 2:21pm
October 31, 2011
Dayton sets Minn. health care task force in motion
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A new task force is being deployed to examine an old dilemma: How to hold down costs while improving access to health coverage in Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton today issued an executive order establishing a health care task force, filled out with some of his...
October 31, 2011 - 11:21am
October 28, 2011
Dayton, legislative leaders on stadium: 'Stay tuned'
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders met for more than two hours about a Minnesota Vikings football stadium this morning, emerging with no agreements. "All I can say is, 'Stay tuned,'" Dayton said during a brief news conference. Democrat Dayton met with Republican...
October 28, 2011 - 12:41pm
Veteran Dem senator fills Minn. education post
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Another Democratic veteran is leaving the state Senate to take a full-time position in Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's cabinet. Dayton said today that Minneapolis Sen. Larry Pogemiller, who for four years was Senate majority leader, will fill the top job at...
October 28, 2011 - 12:11pm
October 27, 2011
Lawmakers oppose gambling for Vikings stadium funding
ST. PAUL -- A coalition of legislators ranging from the most conservative to the most liberal say that using gambling funds to finance a new Vikings football stadium is a sure bet to do the state more harm than good. Sen.
October 27, 2011 - 1:54pm
October 24, 2011
Minneapolis pitches today for stadium as Dayton clarifies plans
ST. PAUL -- Minneapolis leaders made a bid this morning to be included in Minnesota Vikings stadium discussion, and Gov. Mark Dayton said any of four major legislative leaders could veto a special legislative session he plans to call for Nov. 21. Also, as his self-imposed Nov.
October 24, 2011 - 1:27pm
October 22, 2011
Getting birds was a bonus
By Tom Cherveny firstname.lastname@example.org They were keeping score at the Governor's Pheasant Opener, and at the end of the day it added up to 52...
October 22, 2011 - 12:46am
October 19, 2011
Dayton hopes for stadium plan on Nov. 7
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants the Minnesota Vikings, Ramsey County and others to provide him enough information so that he can release a Vikings stadium proposal on Nov. 7. That would be two weeks before he plans a special legislative session to vote on a stadium plan. Dayton...
October 19, 2011 - 3:57pm
October 17, 2011
None for Dayton but 52 birds harvested during Governor's Pheasant Opener
MONTEVIDEO -- House Speaker Kurt Zellers bagged the rooster, but Gov.
October 17, 2011 - 12:00am