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Minnesota budget prediction shows slight increase in surplus
Trump's speech to Congress is a chance for a reset
Pipeline protester charged with abusing elderly mother at camp, exploiting vulnerable adult
Trump to order review of WOTUS regulations, official says
Buffer law draws questions from landowners in Renville County
Prep Basketball: 'Jays wrap up Camden championship
Junior Hockey: 3 WarHawks in top prospect tournament
Wild score 12 seconds into overtime to beat Kings
Girls Basketball: Small stature, big talent
Trade energizes Wild as they aim for playoffs
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
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
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
Melvin Clarence Woltjer
Marvin C. Woehler
Grace E. Peterson
Pinke: Find ways to wage peace
OPINION: Property rights measure would have been positive move for ND agriculture
Column: What's a family farm?
Column: The power of noticing can save lives
AstroBob: Can you see the Russian landers, rovers on the moon? Yes!
May 10, 2016
U.S. infrastructure short $1.44 trillion through 2025
America will fall $1.44 trillion short of what it needs to spend on infrastructure through the next decade, a gap that could strip 2.5 million...
May 10, 2016 - 11:19pm
May 2, 2016
Lawmakers debate Red Lake reservation spending
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers do not agree on how much to spend on public works projects, but also do not agree on what projects should be funded. An example Monday was whether the state should fund a new social services building and school on the Red Lake American Indian Reservation....
May 2, 2016 - 5:50pm
April 6, 2016
Lawmakers propose fix for dangerous state hospitals
ST. PAUL — Money is needed to end an epidemic of injuries being suffered in two state-run hospitals and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton puts the...
April 6, 2016 - 11:02pm
March 14, 2016
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Wounded Warrior Project Executive spending Cartoon By Dave Granlund
March 14, 2016 - 12:00am
August 25, 2014
Back-to-school shoppers boost sales
WILLMAR — Ask retailers what families are shopping for before school starts, and the first answer is the same: Jeans. Following close behind...
August 25, 2014 - 11:41pm
April 10, 2014
Commentary: Let there be light on our health care spending
Foes of Obamacare often frame such health reforms as “redistribution” schemes. They take money from hardworking Americans and give it to the presumably undeserving. My conservative friends are right that a lot of health reform is about redistribution. What they get wrong are...
April 10, 2014 - 4:00am
October 30, 2013
Halloween maintains profitability, popularity
Halloween remains a popular holiday for young and old. A survey conducted last month for the National Retail Federation shows nearly 158 million...
October 30, 2013 - 11:30pm
October 13, 2013
Budget talks inconclusive: Spending stumbling block to deal
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four days and end a partial government shutdown that’s entering its third week. After inconclusive talks between...
October 13, 2013 - 11:12pm
September 16, 2013
Attempt fails to reconsider Willmar City Council spending oversight
WILLMAR — An attempt by Willmar City Council member Denis Anderson to get the council to reconsider its Sept. 3 decision to increase its oversight of city spending failed Monday night when Mayor Frank Yanish broke a 3-3 vote. Anderson offered a motion, seconded by Audrey Nelsen,...
September 16, 2013 - 11:49pm
April 15, 2013
Minn. House backs more spending for jobs
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House on Monday approved spending increases on job training and business development programs that supporters said is aimed at creating jobs. The centerpiece of the House’s jobs, commerce and housing finance bill is a more than 50 percent boost in spending...
April 15, 2013 - 11:29pm
February 6, 2013
Minnesota governor promotes tax agenda and spending plan
ST. PAUL — Minnesota is doing better than most neighboring states, Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday. And it is doing better than two years ago,...
February 6, 2013 - 11:04pm
January 31, 2013
US consumer spending up slight 0.2 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumers increased their spending in December at a slower pace, while their income grew by the largest amount in eight years. Income surged because companies rushed to pay dividends before income taxes increased on high-earners. The Commerce Department said...
January 31, 2013 - 1:41pm
January 22, 2013
Governor’s broad plan calls for boosting Minnesota’s tax revenue by more than $2 billion
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton said tax changes he proposed Tuesday would not cost middle-class Minnesotans more money. Dayton said his state...
January 22, 2013 - 11:17pm
January 1, 2013
House gives final passage to fiscal cliff bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Legislation to block the "fiscal cliff" is headed to the White House for President Barack Obama's signature. The bill will avoid, for now, the major tax increases and government spending cuts that had been scheduled to take effect with the new year. Final approval...
January 1, 2013 - 10:13pm
Not solved yet: GOP wants more cliff spending cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Emergency legislation to avoid the economy-threatening fiscal cliff ran into vehement New Year's Day opposition from House Republicans, casting doubt on the divided government's ability to prevent widespread tax increases and painful, across-the-board federal spending...
January 1, 2013 - 4:09pm