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At least 12 killed after Texas church bus crash
Muslims tell Minnesota Capitol gathering they feel more misunderstood now than ever before
Prosecutors: 'Uber' of sex trafficking rings busted in Twin Cities; also stretched into ND
Ivanka Trump becomes unpaid White House employee
'I will ... become a chicken': French artist who spent a week inside a rock is now hatching eggs
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
Mauer's spot in batting order will vary, but don't expect him near top
UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Vikings S Smith undergoes ankle surgery
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Keith L. Sorenson
Delores A. Larson
Ethel L. Anderson
LeRoy H. Koenen
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
March 7, 2017
Minnesota Opinion: A solution to transit-funding worth considering
March 7, 2017 - 5:24am
March 3, 2016
State seeks dedicated funds for elderly care
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s elderly population is beginning to boom, and some Minnesota lawmakers say the state is late in making sure there is...
March 3, 2016 - 11:54pm
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 9, 2016
Dayton proposes state worker parental leave; lawmakers want more
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton wants to give six weeks parental leave to Minnesota state employees, while some Democratic lawmakers want to require...
February 9, 2016 - 8:55pm
November 20, 2015
Lawmakers agree about transportation needs, not funding
OLIVIA — Area legislators are “hopeful’’ that they will be able to cobble together a transportation funding bill in the 2016 session, although they cautioned that the issues that prevented a deal in the last session remain far from resolved. “Our hope is is we are going...
November 20, 2015 - 11:09pm
November 12, 2015
Minnesota GOP senators don’t want offices in new building
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Senate Republicans refuse to move into a nearly complete $90 million building they say is a waste of money. Senate Minority...
November 12, 2015 - 11:00pm
November 5, 2015
Teacher licensing reform gets conflicting reports
By Christopher Magan St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers received conflicting reports Thursday on the progress the state Board of Teaching has made in its efforts to streamline the way teachers are licensed. Erin Doan, the board’s executive director, told...
November 5, 2015 - 11:07pm
May 25, 2015
Rookies learn to drink from legislative fire hose
ST. PAUL — For 26 Minnesota state representatives, the long hours in committee hearings, caucus meetings and floor sessions have not been business...
May 25, 2015 - 11:11pm
March 30, 2015
After break: Battle over tax cuts awaits Minnesota Legislature
When Minnesota lawmakers return to the Capitol next week, they will be thinking about taxes. They won’t have the looming April 15 filing deadline on their minds, but rather how they should cut taxes with the nearly $1.9 billion state surplus. It won’t be easy. House Republicans...
March 30, 2015 - 11:16pm
April 8, 2014
Midwest Opinion: Rescind lawmakers ‘free pass’ on DWI law
From From News Service An editorial from a Midwest newspaper. Rescind lawmakers ‘free pass’ on DWI law GRAND FORKS — When they began their project to rescind Minnesota lawmakers’ immunity to drunk driving arrests, political science students at Concordia University...
April 8, 2014 - 6:00am
April 7, 2014
Lawmakers reach minimum wage deal: Proposal includes lower small business pay
ST. PAUL — Small businesses that dot greater Minnesota would not be forced to pay employees as much as larger firms pay under a minimum wage...
April 7, 2014 - 11:24pm
November 5, 2013
Lawmakers to hear pitch for veterans home in west central Minnesota
WILLMAR — Proposals to fund construction of a veterans nursing home in west central Minnesota will be presented Thursday to members of the House bonding committee, who are touring the state this week. Representatives from Willmar and Montevideo will make separate pitches for why...
November 5, 2013 - 11:35pm
February 8, 2012
Lawmakers listen to Clara City, Minn., mother's plea in considering Jacob's law
CLARA CITY -- Sarah Guggisberg is speaking up so that young victims of sexual abuse do not have to suffer in silence. Lawmakers are listening. ...
February 8, 2012 - 12:00am
May 3, 2011
House debates marriage definition
ST. PAUL -- A House committee Monday approved 10-7 a proposed constitutional amendment to outlaw gay marriage. While state law already defines a marriage as being between one man and one woman, proponents want the provision in the Constitution because it is more difficult to change...
May 3, 2011 - 12:00am
May 19, 2010
At the end of contentious session, lawmakers share a moment of unity
ST. PAUL -- There they were in the governor's office, frequently the scene of Democrat bashing, the Republican governor praising Democrats, and vice versa, over a new anti-drunken driving law. Gov. Tim Pawlenty invited to a bill signing Democratic-Farmer-Laborite sponsors of a bill...
May 19, 2010 - 12:00am