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Prosecutors want police conduct expert to testify at Minnesota police officer's manslaughter trial
Minn. legislators weigh increasing penalties for blocking highways during protests
Teenager supporting veterans around Minnesota with clothing
Two vineyards challenge Minnesota grape law
Subsidy cuts could mean 'death spiral' for small airports in upper Midwest
Rubio's three FTs send Wolves past Pacers
Local Roundup: Jackson earns All-America honors
U.S. women's team settle pay dispute, avoid boycott
Gimenez hardest transition to Twins may be getting son on the bandwagon
Tonkin polishing new cutter in Twins bullpen
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Keith L. Sorenson
Delores A. Larson
Ethel L. Anderson
LeRoy H. Koenen
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
May 4, 2016
Outdoors projects receive Minnesota Senate OK
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators approved spending $158 million Tuesday, with little discussion, for outdoors projects. The votes came on a $112 million plan that mostly buys land to preserve prairies, forests, wetlands and wildlife habitat and a $46 million bill that focuses on a variety...
May 4, 2016 - 5:30am
May 2, 2016
Nearly $1 billion separates Minnesota legislators on public works funding
ST. PAUL -- House and Senate leaders are far apart about how much to spend on public works projects. Nearly $1 billion apart. Minnesota Democratic...
May 2, 2016 - 5:45pm
A look at bonding bill divisions
ST. PAUL -- Here is a list of how Minnesota Democratic senators would spend public works money, followed by Gov. Mark Dayton's previously announced plan: $160 million, University of Minnesota ($153.2 million recommended by governor)$139 million, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities...
May 2, 2016 - 5:36pm
Minnesota Senate has $1.5B bonding wish list
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Democratic senators want to borrow nearly $1 billion more for public works projects than House Republicans and slightly more than the governor. Even so, Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, D-Plummer, said his $1.5 billion legislation falls far short of the $5.2 billion state and...
May 2, 2016 - 11:13am
April 28, 2016
Highlights of Senate budget bill
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators passed a bill Thursday tweaking a $42 billion, two-year budget they approved a year ago, sending the changes to negotiations with the House and governor. Here are some highlights of Democratic senators' proposed changes for the next year: $91 million...
April 28, 2016 - 6:01pm
February 17, 2016
Letter: Politics and the Supreme Court
Last Saturday morning, America learned that Justice Antonin Scalia was dead. About one hour later, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that any nominee put forward by President Obama to take Justice Scalia’s place on the Court would not be confirmed during...
February 17, 2016 - 3:00am
January 10, 2016
CAPITOL CHATTER: Controversial Senate building opens
ST. PAUL — Rep. Jim Knoblach sat at the front of Room 1200 in the new Minnesota Senate Building Thursday, co-chairman of the first legislative committee ever to meet there. The St. Cloud Republican’s position was full of irony. He had sued to keep the state from building the facility...
January 10, 2016 - 11:07pm
November 12, 2015
Minnesota GOP senators don’t want offices in new building
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Senate Republicans refuse to move into a nearly complete $90 million building they say is a waste of money. Senate Minority...
November 12, 2015 - 11:00pm
September 5, 2015
Capitol Chatter: Lawmakers pay ‘making out’ fines
ST. PAUL — Two Republican Minnesota House members accused of “making out” in a suburban Twin Cities’ park decided they will pay fines instead of challenging them in court after the incident that gained international publicity.
September 5, 2015 - 12:34am
May 18, 2015
Education bill: One vote down, one left, one veto remaining
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House passed an education funding bill along party lines early today, with the Senate planning to take it up before noon, potentially setting up a faceoff between legislative leaders and Gov....
May 18, 2015 - 11:00am
May 7, 2015
Senators vote to end online lottery games
ST. PAUL — Minnesota senators left no doubt they think the lottery director overstepped his authority in allowing online games as they voted...
May 7, 2015 - 11:39pm
February 19, 2015
Senators link greater Minnesota bills
ST. PAUL — Five Democratic senators serving greater Minnesota on Wednesday linked bills each sponsor into an overall initiative that they say...
February 19, 2015 - 8:00am
January 8, 2015
Editorial: Legislature is off to a civil start for 2015
Minnesota’s Legislature opened Monday with ceremony and civility. It is a first step, but one shouldn’t expect it to last for too...
January 8, 2015 - 6:00am
December 10, 2014
Former CIA officials say torture report is one-sided, flawed
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of former top-ranking CIA officials disputed a U.S. Senate committee's finding that the agency's interrogation...
December 10, 2014 - 10:33am
December 9, 2014
CIA deceived White House, public over interrogations procedures: Senate report
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA routinely misled the White House and Congress over its harsh interrogation program for terrorism suspects and...
December 9, 2014 - 1:19pm