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Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill appears doomed after Collins says no
Mom speaks out after wrongful death in methadone clinic case settled
New bill pushes to allow greater ethanol blends
READERS PHOTOS: Fall colors
Basketball fundraiser to take place in Red Lake
South St. Paul's Stalock continues comeback with Wild
Twins' Polanco honors grandfather's memory with strong play
Lynx's Reeve fuming over 'loserville' effort
For first time in Zimmer era, Vikings offense finally carrying its weight
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Kathleen "Kitty" Filar Johnson
Clifton "Cliff" Bitker
David W. O'Brien
McArdle: The NFL can't afford to become a battleground
PATT RALL COLUMN: Louie did not go gentle into that good night: Remembering Louis Marchand
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Schools need all of our help for 100 percent grad rate
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Oh, what a delight to teach history today!
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Traditional knowledge and science: A new form of justice
Social media star Kylie Jenner reported pregnant
Minnesota and North Dakota share the most popular wedding song, but can you guess what it is?
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
PATT RALL COLUMN: Timely notice can help with attendance
Around the Arts, September 17
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Making a correct call on the Becida Barred Owl
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Extended fall weather on the water
American Painted Lady butterflies migrate through area
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall in the perennial garden
Looking at levels: New management plan possibly to come to Rabideau Lake
PARENTING PERSPECTIVES: Our reporter is embedded deep in the War on Bedtime. Here's the latest from the front lines.
AstroBob: Wildfire smoke smudges our starry skies
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: When is a police shooting justified?
Flashy fall foliage: Spice up landscaping with brilliant colors
Conserving estate money no excuse for risking elder's health
September 22, 2017
Court-ordered mediation between Dayton, Legislature falls apart
ST. PAUL—Despite a professional mediator's services, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders have failed to bridge their divide....
September 22, 2017 - 6:39pm
September 20, 2017
Senate majority leader visits Bemidji to talk veterans home initiative
BEMIDJI -- State Senate leadership met Wednesday with members of the Northwest Minnesota Veterans Home Task Force in Bemidji to discuss the project’s...
September 20, 2017 - 7:47pm
August 21, 2017
COMMENTARY: State must invest to maintain academic excellence
On Friday evening, after moving into their residence halls and absorbing a stream of advice about life at Bemidji State University, our new students...
August 21, 2017 - 7:40am
August 16, 2017
A lesson on Hagg-Sauer: Legislators tour BSU building that officials hope to replace
BEMIDJI—Local legislators were joined by other members of the Minnesota House of Representatives on Wednesday for a tour of buildings on...
August 16, 2017 - 8:45pm
August 11, 2017
Mix-up at Capitol grand opening party over booze breaks state law
ST. PAUL—With all the major details checked and double checked to celebrate the Minnesota Capitol's grand restoration, one little thing...
August 11, 2017 - 10:26pm
June 25, 2017
Mark Dayton reread the Constitution, then vetoed legislative funding. Now it goes to court
ST. PAUL — The decision to veto the Legislature's funding was a slowly simmering idea for Gov. Mark Dayton until shortly before he took...
June 25, 2017 - 10:00pm
June 23, 2017
Dayton agrees to fund Legislature until October, as court case continues
ST. PAUL — Faced with the possibility of the Senate shutting down this summer and the House closing up shop shortly thereafter, Gov. Mark Dayton empowered his attorney to negotiate to fund the Legislature — even as the Legislature is suing him for vetoing its funding....
June 23, 2017 - 10:00pm
June 15, 2017
Dayton hires former Supreme Court justice to handle lawsuit
ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton hired former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Sam Hanson to defend him in the lawsuit the Minnesota Legislature...
June 15, 2017 - 10:39am
June 9, 2017
Dayton wants lawmakers to undo tobacco tax cut
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday pressed the point: High tobacco taxes save lives. Surrounded by kids wearing bright yellow...
June 9, 2017 - 8:45pm
June 7, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: State GOP inconsistent when it comes to certain local policies
In the political world, it isn’t always easy to hold true to one’s ideologies. Surely the Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature understood...
June 7, 2017 - 7:30am
June 6, 2017
New Minnesota GOP chair aims to bring metro, rural factions together
BRAINERD, Minn.—The woman newly in charge of the Republican Party hopes to mend fences between the rural conservatives and the metro GOP...
June 6, 2017 - 9:46pm
June 5, 2017
Local legislators forum set for Friday
BEMIDJI -- Local District 5A and 2A Reps. Matt Bliss, R-Pennington and Matt Grossell, R-Clearbrook as well as District 2 Sen. Paul Utke, R-Park...
June 5, 2017 - 5:18pm
June 2, 2017
UPDATE: Minnesota Legislature to sue Gov. Dayton over losing its funding
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature is planning to sue the Minnesota governor. The issue is the same as that which prompts most lawsuits:...
June 2, 2017 - 2:46pm
May 27, 2017
'I voted' stickers for all, less test help for many
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature struggled to finish its work — the final coda came at 3 a.m. Friday — but managed to approve thousands of pages of legislation, brimming with hundreds of changes to the way Minnesota does business. Some of those changes are unexpected...
May 27, 2017 - 9:00pm
May 26, 2017
Education funding up, but union urges veto
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature approved nearly half a billion dollars in new public school funding late Thursday. So why is the teachers union calling for its veto? Policy changes included in the $18.8 billion education spending plan give school leaders new flexibility...
May 26, 2017 - 9:01pm