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Governors' F-M diversion task force includes staunch supporters, vocal opponents of project
Campaign seeks to highlight service of Minnesota's women veterans
Attacker of ND convenience store clerk seeks mercy, sentenced to 26 years
Minn. artist donates original works to her church
Special archery deer hunt to take place in Bemidji Ward 4 in 2018
Yankees seize AL lead with 5-0 win over Astros
QB Kyle Sloter confident would 'have a job' if waived by Vikings
Yes, Gophers are young this season, but they'll be younger next year
Vikings 'high level' of play equal parts offense, defense
Players rave about Teddy Bridgewater's return, but coach tempers expectations
Norval Everett Oien
Ruth Norene Van De Venter
Edward M. Schmuch
Arnold "Butch" Dahl
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Summer reflections from Lake Julia
GENERATIONS: A trip on the ‘Old Bay Line’
GENERATIONS: Milk snakes, fairy diddles and goatsuckers
GENERATIONS: Time to go to church -- and eat well
GENERATIONS: In defense of the ‘routine’
He was the king of late night, but David Letterman doesn't miss it 'for a second'
John Dunsworth, actor who played Jim Lahey on 'Trailer Park Boys,' dead at 71
PATT RALL COLUMN: Thanks abound at BSU concerts
Around the Arts, October 15
Rise and shine
MASTER GARDENERS: Do I have to?
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fish on the move for fall
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Living with the ladybugs in Minnesota
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall care and pruning those shrubs and trees
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Close encounters with the outdoors world
Tom & Linda Peterson
Larry & Joyce Johnson
WORLD OF WINE: How to celebrate upcoming Champagne Day
LOST ITALIAN: Butternut Bleu Cheese Sauce a go-to for fall dining
Commentary: The Democratic Party's obsession with Hollywood celebrities was bound to blow up
Commentary: The old obit man looks around
Imagine you're Princess Kate - it's awful and here's why
June 22, 2013
Capitol Notebook: Political bedfellows defeat farm bill in House
ST. PAUL — Strange political bedfellows who disagree on about everything combined to slap down the U.S. House farm bill. Republicans who want a smaller federal budget and Democrats who want more money spent on food stamps joined in the 234-195 defeat. It is something being...
June 22, 2013 - 10:11pm
June 1, 2013
Ventura dangles idea of 2016 presidential bid
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Just back from his part-time home in Mexico, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura dangled the idea Friday that he could...
June 1, 2013 - 12:22pm
May 11, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Political positions change based on power
ST. PAUL — The gay marriage debate illustrates how being in or out of power affects how politicians look at the world. Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Red...
May 11, 2013 - 10:06pm
May 10, 2013
Legislative Notebook: Senate OKs nickel gasoline tax increase
ST. PAUL — Minnesota senators voted Friday to raise the state gasoline tax 5 cents in the next few years. After the Senate Transportation Committee in recent weeks removed a gas tax increase when Gov. Mark Dayton said he cannot support it, senators voted 34-26 to increase the...
May 10, 2013 - 11:15pm
May 5, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Unionization measure on track for passage
ST. PAUL — An effort to allow child care workers and personal care assistants to join unions appears on the verge of a partisan victory. Republicans...
May 5, 2013 - 12:09am
May 2, 2013
Legislative Notebook: Sunday liquor sales plan fails again
Legislative Notebook: Sunday liquor sales plan fails again ST. PAUL — Another year, another defeat for Sunday liquor sales. The Minnesota House voted 106-21 Wednesday to retain state law forbidding Sunday liquor store hours. The issue arises regularly in the Legislature, always...
May 2, 2013 - 12:26am
April 27, 2013
Capitol Chatter: GOP governor ballot for could be crowded
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s 2014 governor race is underway. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton long has said he plans to seek a second term, and at least a half-dozen Republicans want the chance to knock him off. One GOP wag joked that every Republican legislator was thinking about running. So...
April 27, 2013 - 10:07pm
April 10, 2013
Legislative Notebook: Mayo defends its request for state to borrow money
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers put Mayo Clinic leaders on the hot seat Wednesday, a day after the world-famous medical center’s leader said 49 other states would love to be its home. Rep. John Lesch, DFL-St. Paul, said he was not happy to see Mayo President Dr. John Noseworthy...
April 10, 2013 - 11:45pm
April 6, 2013
Minnesotans see impact from federal sequestration cuts
ST. PAUL – The federal government’s failure to agree on how to fix its debt problem could cost Minnesota more than $90 million this year....
April 6, 2013 - 12:17am
March 23, 2013
Capitol Chatter: The health care shoe is on the other foot
ST. PAUL — House and Senate Democratic budget outlines surprised few in the Capitol, but proposing to cut $150 million from health and human services programs was the exception. In fact, it was a shocker to many, coming from the party that spent years blasting Republican efforts...
March 23, 2013 - 9:52pm
March 9, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Gay marriage set for Tuesday debates
ST. PAUL — Gay advocates have lobbied for allow same-sex marriages for years, but they made little progress. That appears ready to change Tuesday when House and Senate committees will hear bills overturning a state law outlawing gay marriage. With heavy liberal Democratic membership...
March 9, 2013 - 10:34pm
March 2, 2013
Capitol Chatter: $30 million appears headed to help businesses grow
ST. PAUL – Legislative leaders say the governor has a good chance of getting $30 million he wants included in the next two-year budget to help...
March 2, 2013 - 11:15pm
February 28, 2013
Legislative Notebook: Butanol may join ethanol as farm-based fuel
ST. PAUL – Minnesota farmers soon could produce a new biofuel, butanol. “We see Minnesota as being a tremendous place to produce butanol,” said Adam Schubert of Butamax, a company formed by BP Petroleum and Dupont to produce the fuel. State House and Senate agriculture committees...
February 28, 2013 - 1:43am
February 24, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Thursday’s forecast to show state’s budget temperature
ST. PAUL — One of the big days of the Minnesota legislative session arrives Thursday, when state fiscal leaders announce how state revenues and spending are doing. The budget forecast, released twice a year, tells legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton how much the state has to spend...
February 24, 2013 - 12:28am
February 19, 2013
Minnesota Legislature: Nothing is not an ‘option’ in gun debate
ST. PAUL – Joan Peterson said Minnesota lawmakers must act to control gun violence like the shooting that killed her sister in the Twin Cities...
February 19, 2013 - 12:45am