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Fielding Questions: Dwarf Colorado spruce no longer dwarf
Perennial Favorites: New varieties of our favorite plants
Records published May 27
Minnesota siblings, each experiencing infant loss, raise funds for Cuddle Cots
Education funding up, but union urges veto
Baseball: Workman-like Falcons take care of business
Local Roundup: Card tennis falls in 8AA semifinals
Homers back Archer as Rays topple Twins
Unbeaten Lynx crush winless Connecticut
United attendance above average
Watch: 'Price is Right' contestant loses his mind as he breaks Plinko record
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Memorial Day 2017: Willmar, area communities plan cemetery services and more
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Mary Ann Nagel
Marlyn W. Wacholz
Roger Herbert Holm
Laura Ione Rasmussen
Commentary: Health care for the future in our community
Letter: Playground is a community accomplishment
Cartoon by Dave Granlund for May 27
Minnesota Opinion: Not much to brag about in 2017
Letter: Thanks for the kindness
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