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Sam Cook: Legislature showing little inclination to increase outdoors funding
Jon Hauser: Symbols of my life
Conversations about sexual assault have changed, but perceptions about victims persist
ALWAYS IN SEASON: Mike Jacobs: Hermit thrushes 'fall' into Grand Forks
Spotless for spring: 8 areas to deep clean for a sparkling home
Fishing trip delivers steelhead serenity
A look at the 11 players the Vikings selected in the 2017 draft
Penguins clobber Capitals to take 2-0 series lead
Larson capitalizes late to take ToyotaCare 250
Pageau's 4th goal lifts Senators in 2nd OT
Minnesota offers filmmakers varied landscapes and cultural activity
Khloe Kardashian sued after sharing photo of herself on Instagram
ESPN layoffs: A list of which employees have been fired
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Young Artist's Concerts this weekend in Willmar, Paynesville
'King Ed' comedy on stage at Ridgewater College
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
Marion LaVerne Haug
Marie Ann Linn
Luverne A. "Pete" Peterson
Harriet "Leona" Madison
Phillips: Kindness fills the memory of flood survivor
Tribune Opinion: Destination Playground: We can build it if you help volunteer
Quam: My promotion coincided with the death of my 16-year-old nephew
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
September 7, 2016
Disaster aid coming to Chippewa, Yellow Medicine counties and Upper Sioux
ST. PAUL—Disaster aid will be on its way to Chippewa and Yellow Medicine counties and the Upper Sioux Community, Gov. Mark Dayton announced...
September 7, 2016 - 7:55pm
May 21, 2016
Minnesota tax cuts, budget advance; transportation, bonding going slow
ST. PAUL -- Bills cutting taxes and increasing spending looked on Saturday like they will pass the Minnesota Legislature as bills funding transportation and public works projects crawled toward a midnight Sunday deadline. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, D-Cook, said that legislation...
May 21, 2016 - 10:36pm
May 20, 2016
Dayton warns that tax, budget deal not done
ST. PAUL — State lawmakers appear ready to cut Minnesotans’ taxes nearly $260 million before they leave for the year Monday, but Gov. Mark Dayton said he will veto the plan if he does not get provisions he wants in a spending bill. Legislative leaders announced the tax relief...
May 20, 2016 - 10:49pm
May 5, 2016
The ‘socialist’ Democrats
I read the letter to the editor from Harlan Broers of Clara City and needless to say it gives one quite a chuckle. First of all, if the Republicans are so fiscally irresponsible, why is our socialist Gov. Dayton insisting on spending $800 million on a new prison when there is a perfectly...
May 5, 2016 - 12:34am
April 30, 2016
With talks set to begin, Minn. lawmakers optimistic on transportation funding
ST. PAUL — How Minnesota can provide billions of dollars to fix roads and provide for other transportation needs in the next decade may become...
April 30, 2016 - 12:54am
March 24, 2016
Dayton delays trip in hopes of getting unemployment bill
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton delayed an out-of-state visit Thursday in hopes that he will receive a bill extending unemployment benefits to more than 2,700 laid-off Iron Range workers.
March 24, 2016 - 11:37am
March 21, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Little money available for pre-kindergarten classrooms
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton wants to increase education spending $77 million in the next year, mostly for his plan to offer classes for 4-year-olds. But there is a catch. Many school officials say they are running out of room, especially after lawmakers last year passed...
March 21, 2016 - 12:00am
February 29, 2016
Minnesota summit produces ideas for clean water
ST. PAUL — Balancing water is tough.
February 29, 2016 - 12:00am
Anti-pipeline protesters interrupt governor at Minnesota water summit
ST. PAUL — Anti-pipeline protesters interrupted Gov. Mark Dayton as he spoke Saturday to more than 800 Minnesotans at a summit about how to...
February 29, 2016 - 12:00am
January 23, 2016
Two Paynesville residents to serve on state health advisory committee
ST. PAUL — Two Paynesville residents are among those Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Friday to the Rural Health Advisory Committee, according to an announcement from the governor’s office. Thomas Crowley will serve a four-year term as a hospital representative. Jacqueline Osterhaus...
January 23, 2016 - 12:20am
November 14, 2015
Gov. Dayton asks for extension for REAL ID compliance
ST. PAUL — Come 2016, Minnesotans may be unable to board commercial aircraft with their state-issued identification.
November 14, 2015 - 12:12am
August 1, 2015
Dayton sees ‘resentment’ from public at walleye forum
ISLE — Gov. Mark Dayton took heat from a raucous crowd Friday during a standing-room-only public meeting on the Minnesota government’s potential...
August 1, 2015 - 12:13am
May 29, 2015
Dayton drops pre-K plan to settle budget
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton dropped his controversial proposal to send 4-year-old Minnesota children to school, but education differences Friday left a wider gap between the governor and House Republicans than when the day started.
May 29, 2015 - 11:24pm
May 19, 2015
Special Minnesota legislative session still expected as shouts, confusion end regular session
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature ended early today amid shouts of "crooks' and "shameful," with plenty of confusion mixed in, as lawmakers failed to finish everything they wanted to do in 2015.
May 19, 2015 - 8:25am
May 18, 2015
Update: Education bill heads to promised Dayton veto
ST. PAUL -- An education funding bill Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton promises to veto is headed to his desk.
May 18, 2015 - 1:27pm