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Trump's labor pick sends early warning sign to worker advocates
Records published Dec. 9
New London man to serve eight years for meth sale
For U.S. veterans, pipeline protest promises to galvanize activism
Trump could privatize nation's air traffic controllers
Tough night on ice
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Cindy K Skaalerud Pasatiempo
Henry "Hank" Weseman
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
April 19, 2012
Dayton signs Minn. law protecting vulnerable adults
ST. PAUL -- As Democrat and Republican lawmakers and other supporters looked on, Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill Wednesday that makes intentional abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults a felony. The bill also strengthens penalties for people who use restraints to harm a child. Dayton...
April 19, 2012 - 12:00am
April 5, 2012
Dayton vetoes GOP school repayment plan
ST. PAUL -- Gov.
April 5, 2012 - 10:06am
April 4, 2012
Jacob's Law now in place thanks to Clara City, Minn., mother and son Jacob
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton today signed Jacob's Law, named after Jacob Gould and written to keep other youths from experiencing the same things...
April 4, 2012 - 2:26pm
March 31, 2012
Minn. Senate uses reserve funds to cut business property tax
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's Republican-controlled Senate approved business tax cuts Friday that Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton all but promises to veto. The...
March 31, 2012 - 12:00am
March 28, 2012
Senate bonding bill differs from House, Dayton plans
ST. PAUL -- A Senate committee vote this morning sets up complex three-way negotiations about funding public works projects. The Senate Capital Investment Committee overwhelmingly approved selling $496 million in bonds to fund public works projects such as fixing state facilities...
March 28, 2012 - 11:09am
March 26, 2012
Minneapolis council majority backs stadium
ST. PAUL -- Minneapolis officials say they have enough votes on their City Council to approve a new Vikings stadium, but financing and other issues keep the proposal in doubt. Mayor R.T. Rybak this morning gave Gov. Mark Dayton letters of support from seven council members, giving...
March 26, 2012 - 11:40am
February 29, 2012
Projected Minn. state surplus already spent
February 29, 2012 - 12:38pm
February 8, 2012
2011 Minn. budget deal leaves disagreements
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers are moving forward early in their 2012 legislative session, hoping they do not need to revisit divisive budget decisions made last year while plugging a $5 billion deficit. Republicans say they hear few complaints about the two-year budget they passed...
February 8, 2012 - 12:00am
January 27, 2012
Governor Dayton's visit to Bird Island postponed due to inclement weather
BIRD ISLAND -- Governor Mark Dayton will not visit St. Mary's School in Bird Island today. His visit is being postponed until next Friday due to the weather. The Governor's office contacted the school this morning to report that the snow moving through the region makes it unsafe...
January 27, 2012 - 10:59am
January 19, 2012
Governor Dayton honoring promise, coming to St. Mary's in Bird Island
BIRD ISLAND -- Students at St. Mary's School in Bird Island are preparing to host Governor Mark Dayton next Friday afternoon. The Governor's...
January 19, 2012 - 5:04pm
January 18, 2012
Dayton's stadium decision: No decision yet
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton says he does not have enough information to get behind a Vikings stadium plan, but appears to be leaning toward...
January 18, 2012 - 3:10pm
January 17, 2012
Minn. governor's $775M bonding bill includes money for Ridgewater in Willmar
ST. PAUL -- Gov.
January 17, 2012 - 12:20pm
January 6, 2012
Dayton to hold first American Indian education summit Monday
ROSEVILLE - Gov. Mark Dayton will convene the first Governor's American Indian Education Summit on Monday, with the goal of improving access to high quality education opportunities to all Minnesota youth. The summit will bring together tribal and state education leaders, as well...
January 6, 2012 - 12:02pm
December 12, 2011
Conflicting info slows stadium agreement
ST. PAUL -- Trying to agree on how to fund a new Vikings football stadium is hard enough, but legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton also must deal with trying to find the facts. It's not that anyone is lying, but everyone is trying to spin their side of the story. Vikings officials keep...
December 12, 2011 - 12:00am
Electronic lottery, bingo, pulltabs under discussion for stadium funds
ST. PAUL -- There appears to be a feeling that gambling is at least part of the answer to funding a new Vikings football stadium, but the questions come down to what kind of gambling and who benefits? Those who push modernizing existing games say the Vikings, the state, local charities...
December 12, 2011 - 12:00am