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Records published Oct. 26
Trump comes out ahead in Willmar High School mock election
Safety coalition rewards drivers for buckling up
County Board candidates square off at forum
Renville County parks to close to motor vehicles in winter
Four-goal period sparks Wild to rout of Bruins
Ness runs wild in NLS victory
Prahl helps Dragons overcome Holdingford
Kluber, Indians blank Cubs in World Series opener
Cardinals preparing for stingy Northfield defense
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
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
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
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Donna Mae Mathis
Dale Richard Rosengren Sr.
Dale R. Johnson
John G. Schmidt
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Schwantes is the right choice for Willmar's Ward 1 seat
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Election letter deadline is Nov. 2
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
MACCRAY submits single-campus proposal to state
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
May 15, 2010
As budget still hangs in balance, Dem calls out the gov.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Senate leader blames Gov. Tim Pawlenty for failure to balance the state budget with just two days left to accomplish the task. "The pattern in the last few years has been last-minute brinksmanship by the executive," Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller,...
May 15, 2010 - 12:00am