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Study: Immigrants make up growing part of workforce, tax base of ND, Minnesota
Corps prepares for final construction repairs at Lac qui Parle Dam
Pipe rolls off truck, killing worker on Minnesota highway project
Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inch forward in Minnesota
Aerial sprayers urged be vigilant
Local roundup: Eagles win Camden title
Girls Basketball: Dreier vs. Dreier
Wild focused on increasing lead over Blackhawks before 6-day break
Tigers cruise to win over West Central
Twins' Gibson hopes new motion will deliver healthier arm
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Limit teens' Saturday-night driving, experts suggest
Marlow W. Hanson
Irene Carol Nelson
Marlyn K. Sandry
Anna Mae Hawley
George Herbert Rechkemmer
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
Letters: Principles to guide our lives
Cohen commentary: Face Trump unfitness sooner, not later
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
February 8, 2017
Senate confirms Jeff Sessions as Attorney General
LOS ANGELES - Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) was confirmed as President Trump's attorney general on Wednesday following a bruising, protracted...
February 8, 2017 - 7:45pm
December 11, 2016
News report: Sen. Heitkamp is Trump’s top choice for Agriculture secretary
FARGO — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is President-elect Donald Trump's No. 1 choice for Agriculture secretary, POLITICO reported Saturday, Dec....
December 11, 2016 - 10:00am
December 8, 2016
AT&T backs Time Warner merger at U.S. Senate hearing
December 8, 2016 - 10:22am
December 7, 2016
Republican wins recount, GOP gains Senate control
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A Republican Minnesota Senate candidate apparently won an election recount, meaning the GOP will control the body 34-33 when the 2017 Legislature begins Jan. 3. The St. Cloud Times reports that the recount ended Wednesday, Dec. 7, with Republican Jerry Relph...
December 7, 2016 - 10:32pm
November 9, 2016
Republican wave strong enough to take over Minn. Senate
ST. PAUL -- Republicans apparently won control of the Minnesota Senate on Tuesday and came close in many races they were not expected to make...
November 9, 2016 - 10:51am
Republicans defend grip on U.S. Congress as Trump wins presidency
WASHINGTON - Republicans maintained their majorities in both chambers of the U.S. Congress in a momentous election on Tuesday in which Republican...
November 9, 2016 - 6:45am
September 29, 2016
Senate approves funding bill to avert government shutdown
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate approved a stop-gap funding bill to avert a looming federal government shutdown on Wednesday after Republicans and Democrats agreed to help Flint, Michigan, resolve its drinking water crisis. Lawmakers voted 72-26 to adopt the short-term continuing...
September 29, 2016 - 11:32am
June 17, 2016
Editorial: Legislative leaders are failing Minnesotans
The leaders of Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton are no closer to an agreement on bonding, tax and transportation bills than they were...
June 17, 2016 - 6:00am
May 31, 2016
Candidates file for Minnesota House, Senate seats
WILLMAR — The following candidates have filed for seats in the Legislature representing area districts, according to information available Tuesday evening from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website. Filing for state office closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Any candidate may withdraw...
May 31, 2016 - 11:34pm
May 12, 2016
Minnesota senators toss bill legalizing online fantasy sports
ST. PAUL - Minnesota senators tossed legislation legalizing online fantasy sports out of bounds Thursday, perhaps keeping it on the sidelines this year. "Once you pass this, you give it legal standing," Senate Tax Chairman Rod Skoe, D-Clearbrook, said as his committee appeared to...
May 12, 2016 - 12:04pm
May 5, 2016
Minnesota Senate Republicans defeat $1.5B public works bill
ST. PAUL - Senate Republicans beat back Democratic attempts to pass a $1.5 billion public works bill Thursday, leaving in doubt one of the main issues for the Minnesota Legislature. The 40-26 vote fell one short of the needed three-fifths majority. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk,...
May 5, 2016 - 3:37pm
May 4, 2016
Minnesota Senate shoots down gun cell phone cases
ST. PAUL — Young Minnesotans may think mobile telephone cases that look like guns are fun, but state legislators are close to banning them....
May 4, 2016 - 11:06pm
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