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How MN, ND members of Congress reacted to forecast on health care bill
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Higher ed bill at Dayton's desk could still mean shortfall at BSU
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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
PATT RALL COLUMN: Spring flowers abound around the arts
New upgrades at Norway Beach campgrounds
Herbicide applications announced for summer
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FISH TALES: Gene Erickson on Cass Lake
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Five startling things Betsy Devos told (or wouldn't tell) Congress
Parents of slain DNC staffer: Stop politicizing our son's murder
Port: Democrats already running campaign commercials on behalf of Heidi Heitkamp
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Grossell should spend time working to fund education for all
February 15, 2017
Minnesota Republican lawmakers target transgender health insurance coverage
ST. PAUL -- A bill introduced Monday in the Minnesota House of Representatives would free health insurance companies from having to cover gender...
February 15, 2017 - 4:04pm
February 5, 2017
GOVERNMENT: A boost in LGA could go a long way for Bemidji
BEMIDJI—The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities is hoping that state Legislature takes a look at the past this session to help improve...
February 5, 2017 - 6:03am
January 30, 2017
Northern Minnesota legislators introduce ‘Stand Your Ground’ bill
BRAINERD, Minn. -- Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature recently introduced a “Stand Your Ground” bill that would make it easier for gun owners to legally kill someone in self-defense. Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, introduced Senate File 292 in the Senate, but the original...
January 30, 2017 - 9:04pm
January 28, 2017
After Dayton's medical scares, he seeks return to normalcy
ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton is ready for the Capitol to return to its normal level of bickering, chaos and policy after telling the state...
January 28, 2017 - 5:13pm
January 26, 2017
Minnesota OKs health insurance premium relief, and here’s what you need to know
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton signed health insurance premium relief into law Thursday night, mere hours after it passed the House of Representatives 108-19 and the Senate 47-19. Now as many as 120,000 Minnesotans could start seeing big drops on their health insurance premiums: around...
January 26, 2017 - 9:41pm
January 25, 2017
Compromise reached to provide health insurance premium relief in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers are about to approve relief for 120,000 Minnesotans facing skyrocketing health insurance premiums. Both chambers of the state Legislature are likely to pass the relief bill Thursday, after a joint committee of lawmakers approved a compromise Wednesday...
January 25, 2017 - 11:00pm
Plenty of progress to be made: As need remains, Beltrami County officials renew efforts for veterans living facility in Bemidji
BEMIDJI—The Beltrami County Veterans Task Force convened for a meeting Wednesday night to primarily renew the call for a living facility...
January 25, 2017 - 8:09pm
A new direction for Northern Dental Access Center expansion: Officials pull back on bonding request, opting for a different plan
BEMIDJI -- Officials of the Northern Dental Access Center are ending a lobbying effort for state funds through bonding legislation and are opting for a different facility expansion plan.
January 25, 2017 - 6:20pm
January 21, 2017
Two injured as transit bus crashes into house
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. - Two people were injured and a house was significantly damaged when a bus crashed into a house in Columbia Heights late Friday afternoon. Fire Chief Gary Gorman said the owner of the house was sitting in his living room around 5 p.m. Friday when the Anoka...
January 21, 2017 - 7:56pm
January 20, 2017
Real ID bill passes first test in Minnesota House, but access at issue
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans — and many of the lawmakers who represent them — generally want the state to make its driver’s licenses valid for airplane travel and other federal purposes before next year. But, like last year, the way the Legislature wants to adopt the federal Real...
January 20, 2017 - 5:36pm
January 19, 2017
Minnesota House passes $300 million in health insurance premium relief for 120,000
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s top leaders seem on the brink of a deal to bring health insurance premium relief to as many as 120,000 Minnesotans....
January 19, 2017 - 10:30pm
January 16, 2017
What's the holdup on Minnesota $300 million health insurance premium relief?
ST. PAUL—If both Republicans and Democrats agree that the state should pass $300 million in relief for Minnesotans struggling to pay their health insurance, why is it taking months to pass it? Part of the dispute reflects genuine disagreements about the best way to deliver 25...
January 16, 2017 - 11:44am
January 5, 2017
A focus on 'the big three': Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities to focus on transportation, taxes and bonding in 2017
BEMIDJI—The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities are ready for another legislative session in St. Paul with the hope of accomplishing...
January 5, 2017 - 7:45pm
Dayton proposes $1.5 billion bonding bill; BSU, Red Lake projects included
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton is bringing back a public works funding bill much like he offered last year, proposing to spend $1.5 billion on projects ranging from water treatment plants to fixing college buildings. “These projects have a direct economic benefit,” the governor...
January 5, 2017 - 8:12am
January 3, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Move transportation funding into the fast lane
A universal you hear about government: fix the darn roads. Well, in Minnesota the past two years, legislators have failed their road test. Transportation funding has been a much discussed topic the past two legislative sessions. And it will be again when the session starts Tuesday,...
January 3, 2017 - 11:27am