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Special election set Aug. 22
Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
Brainerd family says final goodbyes to man who was missing for more than 2 years
Man whose boat crashed on Minnesota river found alive
Local Roundup: Halvorson repeats
RU Game: Hanson, Rudie commit to D-I schools
Vote for the WCT Game of the Week
Local Roundup: Willmar softball team drops pair to Tech
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
May 5, 2010
Updated 12:50 p.m.: Court rules Pawlenty unallotments are illegal
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Supreme Court says Gov.
May 5, 2010 - 12:48pm
Update 11:30 a.m.: State Supreme Court says Pawlenty unallotments are illegal
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Supreme Court says Gov. Tim Pawlenty was wrong when he made unilateral budget cuts last summer. The ruling, released this morning, technically only a covers a $5.3 million program that provided special diets to Minnesotans who could not afford the food ordered...
May 5, 2010 - 11:29am
Updated 10:40 a.m.: Minn. high court rules against Pawlenty unallottment budget cuts
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Supreme Court says Gov. Tim Pawlenty was wrong when he made unilateral budget cuts last summer. The ruling, released this morning, only covered a $5.3 million program that provided special diets to Minnesotans who could not afford the food ordered by doctors. The...
May 5, 2010 - 10:32am
April 30, 2010
Pawlenty opts Minnesota out of new high-risk health pool
MINNEAPOLIS -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty says Minnesota is opting out of a new national high-risk pool for hard-to-insure Minnesotans. Pawlenty says Minnesota already has such a pool. And he's concerned that the initial $5 billion in federal funding for the program will go quickly, meaning...
April 30, 2010 - 2:13pm
Gov. Pawlenty to speak Wednesday in Willmar
WILLMAR -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty will speak at the Willmar Conference Center on Wednesday. Pawlenty will attend a lunch meeting of the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce from noon to 1:30 p.m.
March 30, 2010 - 12:00am
March 18, 2010
Editorial: Pawlenty veto hurts, Gimse was of no help
Gov. Tim Pawlenty's recent moves for political advantage -- both statewide and for his presidential campaign -- on the capital investment bonding bill hurt Willmar and Kandiyohi County. While the bonding bill passed -- 89-44 in the House and 49-17 in the Senate -- with Republican...
March 18, 2010 - 12:00am
March 15, 2010
Pawlenty cuts bonding bill by $320 million
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty this morning trimmed a nearly $1 billion public works funding bill down to $680 million, saying the one passed by legislators was too big. While the Republican governor's spokesman said the administration is willing to take a look at a second public...
March 15, 2010 - 12:05pm
March 11, 2010
Letter: Learning from Pawlenty
Tim Pawlenty is an interesting fellow. We can learn a lot from him. He is quite intelligent. He shows considerable political skill in getting his way, despite the fact that the majority of those voting chose someone else in both of his gubernatorial elections. He now spends his time...
March 11, 2010 - 12:00am
March 10, 2010
Pawlenty: 'We can work with' bonding bill
Gov. Tim Pawlenty sounds like he will accept parts of the public works funding bill headed to his desk. "The bonding bill that is coming my way is a bill we can work with," Pawlenty told reporter Dave Olson of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead this morning after surveying Moorhead flood-prevention...
March 10, 2010 - 12:40pm
March 3, 2010
Pawlenty makes offer to DFL on expiring Minn. health plan
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he has offered Democrats a proposal addressing the future of those covered by an expiring state health care plan. Pawlenty says the idea came up in negotiations late Tuesday and it's now up to legislative Democrats to respond. The...
March 3, 2010 - 10:08am
March 1, 2010
August primary election bill sent to governor today
ST. PAUL (AP) - A bill moving Minnesota's primary election to Aug. 10 is now in Gov. Tim Pawlenty's hands. The Senate voted unanimously Monday to accept a House version of the bill. If Pawlenty signs it as he has indicated, voters will head to the polls a month earlier than usual....
March 1, 2010 - 1:13pm
February 23, 2010
Bonding veto glitch: Legislature holds onto bonding bill
ST. PAUL - Gov.
February 23, 2010 - 5:06pm
February 22, 2010
DFL leaves out sex offender program
ST. PAUL - A public works bill appears headed to legislative passage that spends far more than Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants and leaves out some key provisions, including an $89 million sex offender treatment center expansion. The nearly $1 billion bill, funded by the state selling bonds,...
February 22, 2010 - 11:31am
February 13, 2010
Editorial: Pawlenty, lawmakers face major challenge
Gov. Tim Pawlenty presented his final State of State address Thursday. Unfortunately, Minnesota is in far worse financial shape than when Pawlenty took office eight years ago. Certainly, it is not all Pawlenty's fault. There is enough blame for the lack of leadership -- by both...
February 13, 2010 - 12:00am
February 11, 2010
Pawlenty pushes tax cuts to help jobs
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty used his last State of the State address to push many of the same ideas Minnesotans have heard from him since he...
February 11, 2010 - 12:50pm