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May 12, 2017
Letter: Legislation benefits environment and business
We take this opportunity to clear up misconceptions about environmental legislation (HF 888) being debated at the Minnesota Capitol. We appreciate the leadership of Rep. Dan Fabian (Roseau) and Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen (Alexandria) to author legislation that increases efficiency,...
May 12, 2017 - 12:56pm
April 4, 2017
Private school credits will not count at Minn. public schools
ST. PAUL—Public high school students in Minnesota will not likely be allowed to earn credits at private schools as one piece of legislation...
April 4, 2017 - 1:34pm
April 3, 2017
Agweek Editorial: Rural America needs health care solutions
Health care and health insurance are volatile topics. Everyone has an opinion, no one thinks the present system is good enough, but no one seems to have the perfect answer on how to make it better. The issue of health care resonates with people across the region and across the country....
April 3, 2017 - 9:00am
March 2, 2017
No love for Sunday liquor: Regional owners say revenue won't cover costs
SPICER — Legislation on the verge of gaining final approval by the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Dayton would give liquor store owners...
March 2, 2017 - 5:08am
February 18, 2017
Renville County buffer law meetings slated Feb. 27-28
OLIVIA — Four meetings over two days in separate locations will be conducted in Renville County to provide information on the new buffer...
February 18, 2017 - 7:34am
June 29, 2016
Veterans claim one legislative victory with pension exemption
WILLMAR -- Lost amidst all of the talk about the unfinished business of the recent legislative session is one very big accomplishment for veterans....
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
Unfunded school mandates questioned
NEW LONDON — Unfunded mandates for all districts and special grants for select school districts that were approved this legislative session...
June 15, 2016 - 11:46pm
May 27, 2016
District 16 legislators urge special session
GRANITE FALLS — A new tax bill reduces the burden on farmland for school building projects, takes some of the sting out of the statewide general...
May 27, 2016 - 12:20am
May 24, 2016
Dayton doubts transportation funding
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton is not confident that transportation funding legislation could pass if he calls a special legislative session to...
May 24, 2016 - 11:06pm
Minnesota awmakers lament about session woes
ST. PAUL — Perhaps library lobbyist Elaine Keefe put it best: “The 2016 legislative session has ended with very mixed results.” After every...
May 24, 2016 - 10:59pm
May 16, 2016
Education advocates watch final deal-making with growing disappointment
ST. PAUL -- Educators had high hopes this would be the year the Minnesota Legislature would begin to address what many consider to be longstanding unfairness in the way public schools are funded. Yet, despite lawmakers having a $900 million budget surplus to work with, most education...
May 16, 2016 - 12:00am
May 14, 2016
Legislators fight back as overdose deaths rise
ST. PAUL — Minnesota drug overdose deaths have jumped four-fold since 2000, the Minnesota Health Department reported Friday as state legislators...
May 14, 2016 - 11:14am
May 11, 2016
Drake’s law heads over to Gov. Dayton
ST. PAUL -- Senators unanimously voted Wednesday to increase some criminal vehicular homicide penalties. The action comes after the House also made the decision without opposition to establish a 15-year maximum prison term for people convicted of criminal vehicle homicide after also...
May 11, 2016 - 11:58pm
May 10, 2016
Deal-making so far called ‘constructive, not productive’
ST. PAUL -- The annual Minnesota Capitol deal-making dance began on a rainy Monday afternoon in Gov. Mark Dayton’s Summit Avenue mansion. Inside the official residence, Dayton, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, the deputy and assistant Senate majority leaders,...
May 10, 2016 - 5:30am
Quick Prince protection bill appears in Legislature
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators are hurrying to protect Prince's name, voice and likeness less than three weeks after the state's most famous...
May 10, 2016 - 5:30am