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Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin shootings
Burglars swipe $30K in tools from Minnesota school’s auto shop, principal's car
Park Rapids man charged with soliciting child for sex
COUNTY: Beltrami County revising shoreland policy
Crime report for March 21
Injured Lavine, his upbeat attitude still part of Timberwolves
Minnesota-born Lundquist chose broadcasting over the ministry 50-plus years ago
FOOTBALL: BSU begins spring with holes to fill at O-line, receiver
Phil Hughes recalls visiting pitching guru Tom House
UMD seniors seeking redemption
Emily Jean Ostlund
David Allen Staples
Lorraine Elsie Day
Christopher Paul Yarger
Eleanor "Lucky" Kirkpatrick
MASTER GARDENERS: Garden seed planning starts now
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Time for a love story
DELGADO COLUMN: Native American graves and repatriation protection emerge once again
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What about kids that don't want to learn?
PRIME TIME: Children's Time on Sunday morning
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra presents 'Celtic Legends'
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
Catch-and-release walleye season for Mille Lacs Lake again this year
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Reassess ice conditions every day and make safe decisions
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The white pasque flower and horned lark-- harbingers of spring
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Few other birds as interesting as the pileated woodpecker
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Almost time to get off the ice (and clean up as you go)
Torry's Van Benefit
Don (Pail) Hill
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Candidate thanks supporters, Ward 4
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
COMMENTARY: Enbridge: We remain committed to protecting the environment
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
February 16, 2013
Capitol chatter: Gun Week 2 arrives at state Capitol
ST. PAUL — Call it Gun Week 2 in the Minnesota Legislature. The Senate Judiciary Committee plans Thursday and Friday meetings on bills written to curb gun violence. They likely will include proposals to ban so-called assault weapons and magazines with large numbers of bullets. Senate...
February 16, 2013 - 10:47pm
February 9, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Wisconsin invitations don’t bother Minnesotans
ST. PAUL – Minnesota officials do not appear worried that businesses are about to flee to Wisconsin. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, issued a tweet last month that set up a mini-border battle: “In ‘11, IL raised taxes on income by 66 percent and businesses by 46 percent....
February 9, 2013 - 10:56pm