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Minnesota's Ellison would resign from U.S. House if he wins Democratic post
Trump says 'nothing funny' about 'Saturday Night Live' mockery
Trump inauguration protest groups demand access to Washington sites
Trump fills homeland security, environment, China ambassador jobs
Republican wins recount, GOP gains Senate control
WCT daily sports schedule
2016 Tribune Boys Basketball Previews
Boys Basketball Previews: Cards' Slagter always puts team first
Wild hold off Leafs' surge
Peterson may remain out of commission if Vikings are out of contention
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
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Thomas commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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