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Law enforcement urges peace during pipeline protests
How will it end? Experts weigh in on possible outcomes of Dakota Access Pipeline protest
Fire at California loft party kills 9, higher death toll feared
Kandiyohi County Board to meet Friday
Truth-in-Taxation hearing to be held Monday at Willmar council meeting
Toriumi's hat trick powers WarHawks
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
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'
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
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
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
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