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Legislators drop increased penalties for highway protesters in exchange for ban on undocumented immigrant driver's licenses
UPDATE: At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Curry hits 36 as Golden State advances to NBA finals
Richard Pitino's message to Minnesota: 'We can really take the next step'
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
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
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
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
June 1, 2016
Dayton threatens tax bill veto
ST. PAUL — The fate of a $300 million tax cut package now depends on Minnesota leaders’ ability to compromise one last time. A divided Legislature managed to pass a compromise tax cut package last month, even as last-minute chaos sabotaged an effort to borrow $1 billion for infrastructure...
June 1, 2016 - 11:07pm
May 31, 2016
Dayton takes veto pen to number of bills, spending proposals
ST. PAUL - A pension bill and parts of an outdoor-program funding bill received governor vetoes Tuesday. The pension bill would have cut payments...
May 31, 2016 - 11:12pm
January 20, 2016
Obama’s water rule veto does not end opposition
Opponents of the Obama administration’s efforts to regulate small bodies of water and streams pledge to continue fighting. President Barack Obama vetoed a congressional resolution that would have prevented enforcement of the Waters of the U.S. provision. “We must protect the waters...
January 20, 2016 - 10:57pm
May 18, 2015
Update: Education bill heads to promised Dayton veto
ST. PAUL -- An education funding bill Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton promises to veto is headed to his desk.
May 18, 2015 - 1:27pm
Education bill: One vote down, one left, one veto remaining
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House passed an education funding bill along party lines early today, with the Senate planning to take it up before noon, potentially setting up a faceoff between legislative leaders and Gov....
May 18, 2015 - 11:00am
December 1, 2014
Willmar City Council overrides mayoral veto of community groups’ funding
WILLMAR — Mayor Frank Yanish admitted to the Willmar City Council that he made a mistake in vetoing council approval of $110,000 in funding to four community groups, and he urged the council to override his veto. Monday night, the council took his advice and voted 8-0 to override...
December 1, 2014 - 11:12pm
May 23, 2013
Gov. Dayton vetoes two provisions in legacy funding bill
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed two provisions of a bill funding outdoors and arts projects, saying a House committee ignored a citizen advisory panel. The vetoes eliminated $3 million to fight aquatic invasive species that was destined for tribal and local governments and...
May 23, 2013 - 12:49pm
May 4, 2012
Dayton: Tax veto not connected to stadium vote
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton said his veto today of a Republican-proposed tax bill should not affect a Vikings stadium construction plan. "I don't think it should be related in any way," he said. "I hope that legislators will separate the issues." Dayton said he has made it clear...
May 4, 2012 - 10:59am
May 25, 2011
Dayton marriage amendment veto will not stop public vote
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed what he called a "mean-spirited, divisive, unMinnesotan" proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage, but his action will not stop the public from voting on it next year. The symbolic veto this morning drew attention to the most...
May 25, 2011 - 10:38am
May 24, 2011
Dayton vetos Legislature's $34 billion budget
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton today vetoed Republican legislators' $34 billion budget plan. The vetoes of budget and tax bills came hours after Legislature adjourned its regular session. The actions set up continued negotiations and the need for a special legislative session. If...
May 24, 2011 - 1:39pm
February 10, 2011
Update: Dayton vetoes Legislative budget cut bill
Update 5:20 p.m.
February 10, 2011 - 5:22pm
May 11, 2010
Pawlenty vetoes DFL's budget plan, next budget steps remain in limbo
ST. PAUL - A Democratic-Farmer-Laborite spending cut and tax bill ended up trashed late this morning. Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty fulfilled his promise to veto the bill soon after it arrived in his office.
May 11, 2010 - 12:04pm
Pawlenty says newest bill will not survive, leaving officials with few options, little time
Gov. Tim Pawlenty says a budget-balancing bill will not survive as it contains a $445 million tax increase, sending state leaders back to the starting line in figuring out how to plug a nearly $3 billion budget deficit.
May 11, 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 16, 2010
Ridgewater falls victim to governor's veto pen
WILLMAR -- Three weeks ago, Sen. Joe Gimse sent a letter to Gov. Tim Pawlenty and met personally with his staff to make a plea for keeping a...
March 16, 2010 - 12:00am