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Italy quake death toll hits 250 as rescuers search demolished towns
Trump, Clinton spar over who is best for minority voters
Records published Aug. 26
Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
June 10, 2013
Gov. Dayton sets out on 10-day European mission
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is embarking this week on his latest overseas trade trip with stops planned in Germany, Sweden and Norway. Dayton will be gone this Wednesday through Friday of the following week. The delegation of 35 people from the public and private...
June 10, 2013 - 6:00am
Sec. Vilsack to launch Minn. farm water quality program
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visits Minnesota to launch a new pilot project offering farmers incentives to take steps to reduce water pollution from their operations. The USDA describes the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program as the...
June 10, 2013 - 5:00am
May 30, 2013
Commentary: The 2013 Legislature’s legacy? Minnesota can do better
Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders convened in January with a common goal of “progress for Minnesotans on education, job creation and...
May 30, 2013 - 10:00am
May 13, 2013
Rep. Paulsen rules out run for US Senate or MN governor
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen has ruled out a run for the U.S. Senate or for governor of Minnesota, saying he plans to seek a fourth term in the House instead. Paulsen, whose district includes the western suburbs of Minneapolis, said in a statement Monday...
May 13, 2013 - 4:23pm
May 12, 2013
Democratic leaders release state budget outline; details to be negotiated
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Democratic leaders plan to raise Minnesotans’ taxes $2 billion in the next two years, with much of the money going for...
May 12, 2013 - 5:09pm
May 11, 2013
MN and ND governors launch on Fish Hook River Saturday morning
PARK RAPIDS - Fishing guide Jason Durham received praise from Gov. Mark Dayton Saturday morning after a successful fishing outing shortly after...
May 11, 2013 - 3:04pm
March 31, 2013
Minnesota Gov. Dayton lays foundation for another campaign
ST. PAUL — Two years as Minnesota’s governor hasn’t made Mark Dayton any more predictable after a long career marked by unexpected decisions and unorthodox moves. That tendency was on display in early March when Dayton ab-ruptly abandoned an am- bitious sales tax overhaul after...
March 31, 2013 - 11:11pm
March 25, 2013
Gov. Dayton: I didn’t know source of e-pulltab estimate
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says Minnesota’s Gambling Control Board should have disclosed from the beginning that gambling companies helped estimate the amount of tax revenue that would be raised by new electronic pulltab games tapped to fund a new Minnesota Vikings...
March 25, 2013 - 3:00pm
March 14, 2013
More from Minn. gov.'s budget: Dayton strikes out sales tax plan
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton scaled back his tax requests today after hearing from the public, businesses and legislators that they were not keen on expanding the sales tax to most goods and services. "This does not allow us to do as many things as we could in a broader reform, but...
March 14, 2013 - 12:24pm
Minn. governor wants tax hike on wealthy for schools
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is asking Minnesota’s wealthiest citizens to pay more than a billion dollars in new income taxes in order to boost state funding for schools and colleges by nearly $900 million. The Democratic governor released the updated budget proposal...
March 14, 2013 - 12:04pm
February 6, 2013
Dayton promotes his tax and spend plan, gay marriage
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton told legislators tonight that state leaders must attack Minnesota’s problems head on. By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton told legislators tonight that state leaders must attack Minnesota’s problems head on. “We can choose,...
February 6, 2013 - 7:34pm
January 9, 2013
Minn. governor plans Feb. 6 State of State address
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is planning to deliver his State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature on Feb. 6. Dayton requested the date from legislative leaders on Wednesday. The Democratic governor plans a 7 p.m. speech, the second straight year...
January 9, 2013 - 11:58am
September 29, 2012
Governor hears from Willmar, Minn., leaders about promoting economic growth
WILLMAR -- Gov. Mark Dayton began his statewide tour Friday afternoon to identify opportunities for future economic growth and barriers to that...
September 29, 2012 - 12:00am
September 28, 2012
Video: Governor Mark Dayton Tours the Nova-Tech Campus
MinnWest president Jim Seiben gives Governor Mark Dayton and David Fredrickson, commissioner of agriculture, a tour of the Nova-Tech engineering...
September 28, 2012 - 4:02pm
September 26, 2012
Prettner Solon makes Capitol parachuting first
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon said her first parachute jump was peaceful. At least it was after the initial fear of jumping...
September 26, 2012 - 12:00am