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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) heads to a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 21, 2018. With government funding set to run out this weekend, congressional leaders neared agreement Wednesday on a voluminous spending bill, working at a pace that once again frustrated Paul. “Really, should we be looking in thousand-page bills with 24 hours to decide what’s in them?” he asked. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Congressional negotiators reach deal on $1.3 trillion spending bill ahead of shutdown deadline
March 21, 2018 - 8:03pm
February 6, 2018
House members leave after voting at the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 22, 2018. The House gave final approval to a measure that would fund the federal government for another three weeks, ending a three-day old shutdown. (Gabriella Demczuk/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
House passes another spending patch as top party leaders finalize two-year budget deal
February 6, 2018 - 7:50pm
May 10, 2016
U.S. infrastructure short $1.44 trillion through 2025
May 10, 2016 - 11:19pm
May 2, 2016
Lawmakers debate Red Lake reservation spending
May 2, 2016 - 5:50pm
April 6, 2016
Tim Headlee, a St. Peter state hospital worker, says Wednesday that conditions at the south-central Minnesota state facility are dangerous. (DON DAVIS | REUTERS)
Lawmakers propose fix for dangerous state hospitals
April 6, 2016 - 11:02pm
March 14, 2016
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
March 14, 2016 - 12:00am
August 25, 2014
Sandy Blanco of Montevideo, left, looks over boys’ jeans at the JC Penney store at the Kandi Mall in Willmar. Blanco was shopping with her daughter Valeria, 5, for back-to-school clothes for the family. She was assisted by store employee Dayana Dominguez, right. (Tribune photo by Linda Vanderwerf)
Back-to-school shoppers boost sales
August 25, 2014 - 11:41pm
April 10, 2014
Commentary: Let there be light on our health care spending
April 10, 2014 - 4:00am
October 30, 2013
Caleb Nelson, 5, of Willmar, plays with a pan of green slime Wednesday during the Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree at First Baptist Church in Willmar. Children enjoyed carnival games, food, candy bar collections and face painting during the event. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Halloween maintains profitability, popularity
October 30, 2013 - 11:30pm
October 13, 2013
Budget talks inconclusive: Spending stumbling block to deal
October 13, 2013 - 11:12pm
September 16, 2013
Attempt fails to reconsider Willmar City Council spending oversight
September 16, 2013 - 11:49pm
April 15, 2013
Minn. House backs more spending for jobs
April 15, 2013 - 11:29pm
February 6, 2013
Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday delivers his third Minnesota State of the State address. He told lawmakers that “we have reparied much of the fiscal damage we inherited.” Forum News Service photo by Don Davis
Minnesota governor promotes tax agenda and spending plan
February 6, 2013 - 11:04pm
January 31, 2013
US consumer spending up slight 0.2 percent
January 31, 2013 - 1:41pm
January 22, 2013
Commissioners, lobbyists and media crowd Gov. Mark Dayton after he announced his proposed two-year budget during an address Tuesday at the Capitol in St. Paul. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis
Governor’s broad plan calls for boosting Minnesota’s tax revenue by more than $2 billion
January 22, 2013 - 11:17pm