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Study: Immigrants make up growing part of workforce, tax base of ND, Minnesota
Pipe rolls off truck, killing worker on Minnesota highway project
Devils Lake angler catches potential world record white bass
Sanford Bemidji reports four 'adverse health events' for year
Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
Wild focused on increasing lead over Blackhawks before 6-day break
What does UND hockey team have to do to get in NCAAs?
Twins' Gibson hopes new motion will deliver healthier arm
Wild's Graovac focused on proving he belongs
HITTINGER COLUMN: MacNaughton Cup important, but just first step for BSU
Benjamin L. Kimbro, Sr.
Margaret Ann Perkins
Anita "Neen" R. Lilliquist
Darwin Duane Maxwell
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A story of guns and Carroll Shiff
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Minnesota's majestic trumpeter swans
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Paying homage to great Indigenous civil rights leaders, activists and scholars
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Why Black History Month?
PRIME TIME: Why keep an old high school letter jacket?
Art briefs for Sunday, Feb 19
PATT RALL COLUMN: Are the stars out tonight?
BHS Marching Band fundraising concert Feb. 28
Recital featuring BSU's Carlson set for Feb. 24
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: "La La Land" likely to sweep tech, musical categories on Oscar night
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: The time for melt and freeze, melt and freeze
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'The Little Man in the Orange Suit'
FISH TALES: Adrian Dunn
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Fishing continues to be spotty for most species
Outdoors notebook: Turn In Poachers to hold banquet in Bemidji
Gary and Patty Groslie
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
January 11, 2014
Dayton predicts new state program will add 5,000 jobs
ST. PAUL — A new statewide economic development program that replaces one strictly aimed at rural Minnesota provides state officials $24 million...
January 11, 2014 - 1:26am
December 27, 2013
Minn.'s Dayton prefers auto-boost to minimum wage
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As Minnesota lawmakers debate raising the minimum wage, Gov. Mark Dayton says he prefers tying future increases to inflation. Dayton told The Associated Press on Friday that it would be "useful" to include an automatic escalator clause. The state has...
December 27, 2013 - 1:31pm
Dayton: medical cannabis issue needs collaboration
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he has urged supporters of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes in Minnesota to work with opponents in law enforcement if they want progress on the issue. Dayton repeatedly cites law enforcement concerns for his own opposition...
December 27, 2013 - 1:10pm
Dayton: MNsure getting better, challenges remain
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he believes progress has been made on fixing problems with Minnesota's health insurance marketplace but knows challenges remain. Dayton said in an interview Friday with The Associated Press that he's keeping tabs on MNsure nine days...
December 27, 2013 - 1:06pm
December 19, 2013
Dayton: I'm ultimately responsible if MNsure fails
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton isn't saying if he asked for the resignation of Minnesota's health insurance exchange's director, but says he's ultimately responsible for the success or failure of the venture. Dayton was asked several times at a news conference Thursday...
December 19, 2013 - 12:47pm
High-level courtship yields Minn. engineering jobs
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Canadian company that makes sophisticated heating and ventilation systems will locate a research facility in a Twin Cities suburb. A top executive from Price Industries joined Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday in announcing the project, which grew...
December 19, 2013 - 12:11pm
December 18, 2013
Mark Dayton: Economic growth generates budget surplus
The principal credit for Minnesota’s terrific budget forecast belongs to the people of Minnesota. We proved again that we have the best business innovators and the most productive workers anywhere. By working hard and working together, we turned a $6 billion deficit predicted just...
December 18, 2013 - 11:33pm
Dayton adds new top aide to Minn. staff
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new senior staff member will join the Minnesota governor's office after her current boss, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, completes his final term. A memo sent to Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's staff says Jennifer O'Rourke will begin in early January as...
December 18, 2013 - 3:57pm
December 17, 2013
Minn. official to discuss 2 new trade offices
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The sites of two new Minnesota trade offices are being formally announced. The Department of Employment and Economic Development planned to reveal the locations on Tuesday. Earlier this month, the agency posted advertisements in the State Register seeking...
December 17, 2013 - 9:20am
December 12, 2013
New Minn. loan fund geared toward start-up firms
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has a new loan fund for start-up businesses that offers them up to $250,000 in interest-free help. Gov. Mark Dayton and his top economic development official described the Angel Loan Fund on Thursday. It is a supplement to a tax credit that...
December 12, 2013 - 11:22am
December 11, 2013
Dayton eyes $975 million in construction projects
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday he is considering sending lawmakers a state construction bill of $975 million, which is substantially higher than prior expectations. Dayton met privately with key legislators involved in assembling the public...
December 11, 2013 - 12:26pm
December 10, 2013
Governor eases restrictions on propane transport
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton has extended an executive order that loosens some restrictions on transporting propane in Minnesota because of a shortage of the gas. The order eases regulation of the hours that propane can be transported. Dayton's order says the state's...
December 10, 2013 - 9:54am
December 9, 2013
Dayton announces 2 Appeals Court vacancies
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he's seeking applications for two upcoming at-large vacancies on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Appeals Court Judges Thomas Kalitowski and Terri Stoneburner are retiring, effective April 1. A news release from Dayton's office...
December 9, 2013 - 12:23pm
December 6, 2013
Dayton: Minn. flags at half-staff for Mandela
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is ordering flags at all state of Minnesota buildings to be flown at half-staff between now and sunset on Sunday in remembrance of Nelson Mandela. Dayton's proclamation, issued Friday, accompanies a similar order from President Barack...
December 6, 2013 - 3:42pm
December 5, 2013
Minn. officials predict $1 billion budget surplus
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota finance officials on Thursday predicted a budget surplus of more than $1 billion, a dramatic turn for a state coping with deficits for years. That estimate means the state can fully pay the remaining IOUs to public schools that piled up during...
December 5, 2013 - 10:10am