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Minnesota city police say they shot armed man on disc golf course
Officer asks 16-year-old robbery suspect if he knows person in surveillance photo. 'That's me,' he says, then gets arrested
Man who shot, wounded officer while on 6-day meth binge gets 20 years
Walmart to ban woman who told customer to 'go back to Mexico,' called another the n-word
Charges: Worker secretly recorded women in bathroom of Minnesota restaurant
NFL eases celebration rules. One player already planning a TD party
Murphy: Michael Floyd the fresh face of old news at Vikings camp
Twins tighten grip on first place, sweep Orioles
WCT Sports Show: Softball playoff predictions
WCT Sports Show: BOLD, NLS among baseball hopefuls
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Alpha G. Finden
Parents of slain DNC staffer: Stop politicizing our son's murder
Port: Democrats already running campaign commercials on behalf of Heidi Heitkamp
Harrop: 'Bro Culture' companies may do poorly by being bad
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
December 1, 2015
Kandiyohi County board eyes sales tax
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County may consider a local option sales tax as a mechanism to help pay for much needed improvements in the county road and bridge system. Although discussion is still in the early stages, the idea is getting an earnest look from the County Board of Commissioners....
December 1, 2015 - 11:13pm
September 4, 2015
Nonprofits tell U.S. Rep. Peterson proposed legislation could hurt their efforts
WILLMAR — Nonprofits serving disadvantaged residents in west central Minnesota could use help from Congress on a wide range of issues, starting with the ability of donors to support their work. The Pease amendment and other legislation now before the federal government would limit...
September 4, 2015 - 12:27am
August 26, 2015
Enbridge seeks huge payback on taxes
PARK RAPIDS — Oil pipeline company Enbridge Inc. has filed a petition with the Minnesota Tax Court in an attempt to reduce their Hubbard County property taxes by $336,892 for the past three years. Polk and Clearwater counties face similar tax court decisions. The Calgary, Alberta-based...
August 26, 2015 - 11:16pm
July 12, 2015
State tax collections beat expectations again
ST. PAUL — Minnesota collected $555 million more in taxes over the last three months than state economists had predicted in February as both individual and corporate income turned out higher than expected. The news means lawmakers will have even more money than expected to dispose...
July 12, 2015 - 11:18pm
April 20, 2015
Letter: Use your farm subsidies
Would it be out of line to suggest that the Atwater area farmer who wondered how much the state was going to tax him for installing pollution-reducing stream buffers use some of the substantial taxpayer-provided money he has received in farm subsidies for this purpose? Stan ...
April 20, 2015 - 5:00am
April 15, 2015
Farmers and businesses would get GOP tax breaks
ST. PAUL — Farmers and businesses would receive at least a quarter of the $2 billion of tax cuts Minnesota House Republican propose. A GOP...
April 15, 2015 - 11:05pm
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
April 15, 2015 - 5:00am
April 14, 2015
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
April 14, 2015 - 5:00am
March 24, 2015
Minnesota GOP features $2B in tax cuts over next two years
ST. PAUL -- House Republicans want to cut Minnesotans' taxes $2 billion and increase state spending $1.5 billion in the next two years.
March 24, 2015 - 11:31am
March 23, 2015
Republicans announce transportation budget plan
ST. PAUL — The announcement of Minnesota Republican legislators’ transportation plan Monday sets up the debate about how to fund road, bridge...
March 23, 2015 - 11:04pm
Minn. Republicans present $7B, 10-year transportation plan with no new taxes
ST. PAUL -- Legislative Republicans say they can fund all 607 Minnesota road and bridge projects Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton proposes, but without tax increases.
March 23, 2015 - 10:51am
March 11, 2015
Letter: Minnesota’s economic success
When Gov. Dayton took office he inherited a budget deficit of $6.2 billion and an unemployment rate of 7 percent from his Republican predecessor. Thanks to his leadership we now have a projected budget surplus in excess of $1 billion and an unemployment rate of 3.7 percent. Minnesota...
March 11, 2015 - 12:00am
March 10, 2015
State leaders disagree on rail oil safety plans
ST. PAUL — There is no overall agreement on how to prevent Minnesota oil train explosions. Democrats want to raise railroad taxes $100 million...
March 10, 2015 - 11:26pm
February 22, 2015
GOP legislators’ focus turns outstate
ST. PAUL — If rural Minnesota lawmakers get their way this session, a lot more taxpayer dollars soon will start flowing out of the seven-county...
February 22, 2015 - 11:00pm
January 21, 2015
State income tax filing season begins in Minnesota
ST. PAUL (Forum News Service) — Tax season is underway in Minnesota, as residents have been able to file state income tax forms as of Tuesday. The Minnesota Department of Revenue said its online filing system will be available until the file date of April 15. The department’s...
January 21, 2015 - 7:00am