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Election's viral stars a hit for Halloween
Scientists identify fossilized dinosaur brain tissue for first time
Minnesotan killed by live wire after crashing into power pole
College student slams into police car while taking topless selfie
Once jobless and uncounted, eager workers could slow Fed rate hike
WCT Sports Show: Cards, Wildcats breeze through opening rounds
Analyst: Zimmer tackle rotation versus Eagles 'horrible'
Wild's Niederreiter gaining confidence on new line
Conley, Grizzlies hold off Timberwolves
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
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
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
John R.L. Teigland
Glenn John Nelsen
Walter Merril Johnson
Melissa Heen Peterson
Cindy Regan's letter: Clinton's corruption runs deep
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Julie Asmus to Willmar's Ward 2 seat
Colleen Thomson Michels letter: Schwantes is committed to public service
Suzie Richter letter: Get informed, then go and vote
Ryan Rauenhorst letter: Lang will hold true to his values
December 23, 2012
New crop of Minn. lawmakers will factor into session predicted to be bumpy
ST. PAUL — Newly elected conservative Republican Minnesota legislative majorities and a new liberal governor took office two years ago, setting the set the stage for rocky state budget negotiations that ended in a state government shutdown. Today, there is no shutdown talk as a...
December 23, 2012 - 11:28pm
November 29, 2012
Policies and politics quiet ahead of the new session
ST. PAUL -- It is a busy, busy time in legislative offices these days. Some legislators and employees are packing up to leave after election losses or voluntary retirements. New folks are moving in.
November 29, 2012 - 12:00am
February 20, 2012
Update: New Minnesota district maps out at 1 p.m. Tuesday
ST. PAUL -- A five-judge Minnesota panel plans to release new congressional and legislative district maps at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The courts earlier had refused to announce a release date, but on Monday said the maps will be available at www.mncourts.gov under a "special redistricting...
February 20, 2012 - 10:58am
January 21, 2012
Smiles precede legislative work
ST. PAUL -- The five men gathered like at a family reunion, showing broad smiles and greeting each other with firm handshakes. Those smiles...
January 21, 2012 - 12:00am
January 5, 2011
On first legislative day, smiles trump overwhelming challenges
If great challenges lead to great opportunities, as the old saying goes, state lawmakers have a whale of an opportunity this year. "There are...
January 5, 2011 - 12:00am
January 3, 2011
Cooperation is the key for Dayton and Republicans
ST. PAUL -- Gov.-elect Mark Dayton and newly minted Republican Minnesota legislative leaders promise to work with each other when the 2011 legislative session begins at noon Tuesday at the Capitol. But neither Dayton nor Republicans who control the Legislature can lay out a map for...
January 3, 2011 - 12:00am
November 17, 2010
GOP committee chairman are a mix from across the state
ST. PAUL - New Republican Minnesota legislative leaders picked committee chairmen with a lot of time in the Capitol, with little legislative...
November 17, 2010 - 12:28pm
May 18, 2010
Legislators end hard year with balanced budget
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators knew they were in for a tough year when they arrived at the Capitol on Feb. 4. After three and a half months,...
May 18, 2010 - 12:00am
May 16, 2010
Bumpy ending leaves lawmakers conflicted
By Andrew Tellijohn State Capitol Bureau ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota legislative session that started fast enough for some lawmakers to predict an early adjournment hit a logjam after the Easter-Passover break, pushing the finish to deadline day and leaving many with mixed feelings...
May 16, 2010 - 5:47pm
February 11, 2010
Governor's ability to make cuts facing stiff opposition
ST. PAUL -- Bills to restrict a governor's ability to unilaterally cut budgets are being introduced in the Legislature, and the state Supreme...
February 11, 2010 - 12:00am
February 10, 2010
Gov. wants longer sentences for those convicted of first-degree sex crimes
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants to double some sex offender sentences, the latest in a series of related moves over the years. Under the...
February 10, 2010 - 12:00am
House Democrats want public insight on government reform
ST. PAUL -- House Democrats say they want to hear from the public about how to reform state government, but Republicans say they already are presenting reforms. "We have been trying to reform government for a decade and been met with a deaf ear from Democrats," Minority Leader Kurt...
February 10, 2010 - 12:00am
May 30, 2009
Let's Go Fishing survives choppy waters
WILLMAR -- The nail biting is over, and now the work begins for Let's Go Fishing. Seven minutes before deadline, an omnibus bill containing state funding for the nonprofit organization reached the governor's desk. Gov. Tim Pawlenty has since signed the bill into law and left intact...
May 30, 2009 - 12:00am
May 20, 2009
Unruly, uncommunicative, unacceptable
May 20, 2009 - 12:00am
May 6, 2009
Legislative breakfast set for this weekend cancelled
WILLMAR -- A breakfast with local legislators scheduled for Saturday has been postponed, the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday. The Chamber's public policy legislative breakfast will instead be held at the conclusion of the 2009 legislative session, according...
May 6, 2009 - 12:00am