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Happy St. Urho’s Day! Bemidji has ties to Finnish legend
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Capitol Chatter: Dayton ponders politics in body cast
MEN'S HOCKEY: Ferris State ties it with 45 seconds left, scores in 2 OT to end BSU's season
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DNR, MDHA host deer listening session at Bemidji High School
Paul Nelson: Spring meltdown has begun on Bemidji area lakes
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Blane Klemek: Watch out for those Northern flying squirrels
Letter: Medical marijuana might be the answer for some
Paul Marquart: Property taxes going down for many Minnesotans
Michael Reagan: Rand Paul gets it
Joe Gandelman: Conservatives are targeting free school lunches
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March 15, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Dayton ponders politics in body cast
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL —Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has had a lot of time to think in the past month. The 67-year-old governor is stuck at his official state residence in a body cast, recovering from hip surgery he underwent at Mayo Clinic just over a month ago....
12 hours 49 min ago
March 14, 2014
Panel OKs higher pay for home care, nursing home workers
ST. PAUL — Kurt Rutzen trusted his personal care attendant, who helped him with such varied tasks as bathing and filling out complex government forms. The Minneapolis man told a Senate committee on Thursday the attendant left the company that provides services to the disabled and...
March 14, 2014 - 12:39am
House OKs plugging school lunch funding hole
ST. PAUL — Minnesota students would be guaranteed school lunches if senators agree with a House vote. By 130-0, representatives Thursday approved pumping $3.5 million into the school lunch program. The action came after a February report showed some school districts refused to...
March 14, 2014 - 12:23am
March 12, 2014
Senate committee votes to suspend wolf hunt
ST. PAUL — A state Senate committee decided more information is needed about Minnesota’s 2-year-old wolf hunt, so they voted Tuesday to suspend the hunt. The 8-6 vote in the Senate Environment and Energy Committee favors a milder version of bills wolf proponents want to permanently...
March 12, 2014 - 12:36am
Bills regulate government tracking of mobile phone
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans might be surprised to learn that the government can track their movements. “They are literally shocked that the government can access the location of your cell phone without notice,” Rep. Joe Atkins, D-Inver Grove Heights, said Tuesday before a state...
March 12, 2014 - 12:18am
March 8, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Democrats ramp up rural campaign
ST. PAUL —Minnesota House Democrats want voters to know that most rural residents should pay lower property taxes on their homes after actions they took. “We think it is good news for Minnesotans and Minnesota homeowners,” House Speaker Paul Thissen, D-Minneapolis, told a handful...
March 8, 2014 - 10:58pm
March 7, 2014
House passes $500 million tax cut; Dayton wants more cuts, Senate less
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House passed a $500 million tax cut Thursday and the governor announced he wants to trim taxes by $616 million, but the Senate is headed for smaller cuts. Democrats said the bill representatives passed 126-2 would provide tax relief to nearly 1 million...
March 7, 2014 - 12:02am
March 6, 2014
Dayton would keep surplus spending to $162 million
ST. PAUL — A $1.2 billion budget surplus does not mean massive new state spending. Gov. Mark Dayton made that clear Thursday when he unveiled his plan for election-year budget changes: About half of the projected surplus would go to tax cuts, $162 million would be spent on what...
March 6, 2014 - 11:59pm
Another try at Sunday liquor sales could start with ‘baby step’
ST. PAUL — Allowing liquor stores to open on Sundays remains a steep climb in the Minnesota Legislature, so its prime proponent is willing to accept “baby steps.” Sen. Roger Reinert, D-Duluth, has introduced seven bills that to varying degrees allow Sunday sales, including...
March 6, 2014 - 11:56pm
Lawmaker seeks more state railroad oil safety oversight
ST. PAUL — Western North Dakota’s oil boom puts Minnesota in a dangerous position, a key Minnesota lawmaker says, and the state should increase its rail oil safety oversight. Most of the highly volatile oil moves from the Bakken oilfields through Minnesota. “We are at the...
March 6, 2014 - 12:05am
March 5, 2014
Bill would give veterans option of asking for Veterans’ Day off
ST. PAUL — Minnesota veterans could request to take off Veterans’ Day under a bill a House committee passed Wednesday. Rep. Andrew Falk, D-Murdock, said that veterans often cannot attend events honoring them because they are stuck at work. “This is a holiday meant to honor...
March 5, 2014 - 11:57pm
Minnesota medical marijuana passes first committee test
ST. PAUL —A Minnesota House committee approved the use of marijuana to help suffering patients after 7-year-old Amelia Beaver provided an example Tuesday night of why some want the practice legalized. The girl suffered a seizure, one of about 30 she suffers a day, while her mother...
March 5, 2014 - 12:21am
March 1, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Democrats express election concern
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Democrats are getting advice from some of their leaders: Don’t push for more spending and higher taxes. As Gov. Mark Dayton put it the other day, Democrats need to be satisfied with hot dogs and not hold out for sirloin steaks. Listen to Ken Martin and you...
March 1, 2014 - 10:41pm
February 28, 2014
Minnesota Democrats divided on priorities for budget surplus
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Good economic news looks like it will lead to a few Democratic squabbles over how to spend a...
February 28, 2014 - 11:47pm
Minnesota looks at funding Internet expansion
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL —Rural interests and state legislators are banding together behind a proposal to inject $100 million into expanding high-speed Internet access across Minnesota. They say the funding would put a dent in the $3.2 billion needed to complete...
February 28, 2014 - 12:30am