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Kandiyohi County honored as MCIT County of the Year
Verizon to sell data centers to Equinix for $3.6 billion
OPEC oil output hits record high
Kandiyohi man, 83, injured in New London crash
Who's winning and losing in Minnesota's 2016 economy?
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Bernice A. Benson
Belmer "Red" Fostvedt
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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