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Teenager supporting veterans around Minnesota with clothing
Two vineyards challenge Minnesota grape law
Subsidy cuts could mean 'death spiral' for small airports in upper Midwest
Report: 'Premature' death rate rising
World of Wine: Merlot continues to gain strength despite movie remark
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PATT RALL COLUMN: Puppets by professionals for 'Dragonsong'
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Helping Native youth find success in schools
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BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The BWCA: Memories of a special place of pure, natural beauty
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Spring is here, and open water isn't too far behind
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
Torry's Van Benefit
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Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to the Beavers for a wonderful season this year
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
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'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
February 2, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Debates continue over Dayton budget impact
ST. PAUL – Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget proposal continues to play out in interesting ways, usually with Republicans strongly opposed and Democrats more mildly in support. Rep. Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, told a top Dayton official that the budget, especially the tax increase portions,...
February 2, 2013 - 11:12pm
January 31, 2013
Obama, Legislature plan Minnesota gun discussions
ST. PAUL — Next week is turning into gun week in Minnesota. President Barack Obama kicks the week off with a Monday Minneapolis visit to discuss gun violence and state legislators plan to consider a variety of gun-related legislation later in the week. White House spokeswoman Joanna...
January 31, 2013 - 1:14am
January 19, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Many Minnesota political leaders find politics is no joke
ST. PAUL — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was the king of deadpanning, a trait that got him in trouble more than once. He often would deliver lines, giving no indication he was joking. After some comments were taken wrong, he learned to end non-serious comments with his deep-throated:...
January 19, 2013 - 10:41pm
January 12, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Nolan may use insider connection on farm bill
ST. PAUL – Rick Nolan sounds thrilled to sit on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, and he hopes a personal relationship with the House speaker...
January 12, 2013 - 10:26pm
January 5, 2013
Budget on the mind as lawmakers head to St. Paul
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s 201 legislators are headed to the state Capitol for the noon Tuesday beginning of their 2013 session, with by far...
January 5, 2013 - 12:00am
December 29, 2012
Gay marriage debate will continue during 2013 legislative session
By Danielle Killey and Don Davis Forum Communications ST. PAUL – Organizations that took the lead in an election fight to ban gay marriage will keep working as Minnesota lawmakers debate the issue, and even debate whether to debate the issue during the 2013 legislative session....
December 29, 2012 - 12:40am
December 25, 2012
Democrats task is to act, but not overreach
By Danielle Killey and Don Davis Forum Communications ST. PAUL – Democrats in control of Minnesota government’s legislative and executive branches must walk a tightrope when they return to the Capitol Jan. 8. On one hand, they need to pay attention to groups that support them...
December 25, 2012 - 11:20pm
December 22, 2012
Capitol Chatter: Hamilton takes on task defending rural Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Rod Hamilton is becoming an outspoken cheerleader for rural Minnesota. Last month, the Republican state representative from southwestern...
December 22, 2012 - 10:39pm
November 24, 2012
Capitol Chatter: GOP leader understands his place
ST. PAUL — Kurt Daudt knows he leads a group that has little say in what happens around the Minnesota Capitol. House Republicans elected the first-term Crown lawmaker as their leader for the next two years. He knows his victories may be rare. “The Democrats are in control of everything...
November 24, 2012 - 10:56pm
November 18, 2012
Capitol Chatter: Vikings say seat licenses were part of the deal
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Vikings say Gov. Mark Dayton and others are jumping the gun in criticizing the idea of selling pricey seats to some season-ticket holders. In strong language, Dayton wrote to Vikings owners complaining about their interest in selling high-priced seat licenses...
November 18, 2012 - 12:27am
November 10, 2012
Capitol Chatter: Cash-strapped Republicans downplay funding issue
ST. PAUL – Republicans are stereotyped as being rich, but Minnesota Republicans can testify that was not the case in the 2012 campaign. The Minnesota GOP state party began the campaign millions in debt and never was able to adequately fund election-year work. At one point earlier...
November 10, 2012 - 10:30pm
Election puzzles Republicans, delights Democrats
By Don Davis, Andrew Tellijohn and Martin Owings Forum Communications ST. PAUL – Dan Severson stood in disbelief watching election returns. The former Republican state representative and two-time statewide candidate watched election night as Fox News called the presidential race...
November 10, 2012 - 2:27am
November 3, 2012
Capitol Chatter: Bills faces long, long odds
ST. PAUL – Gov. Mark Dayton told a crowd gathered to hear former President Bill Clinton that each one of them is needed to elect Democrats on Tuesday because races are so close. Then, upon further thought, he added that U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar does not fall into that “close”...
November 3, 2012 - 10:48pm
October 28, 2012
Election Notebook: Court challengers face uphill climb
ST. PAUL — Challengers to Minnesota Supreme Court justices say their job is tough. Obstacles challengers point out include restrictions on collecting donations, making campaigns tough to fund against better-known incumbents. Also, the would-be justices say that just already being...
October 28, 2012 - 12:29am
Capitol Chatter: An agreement: Senator not a prom queen
ST. PAUL — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and challenger Kurt Bills agree on little in their campaign, but there is one little area they can agree. Republican Bills’ campaign repeatedly has complained that the media does not ask Democrat Klobuchar tough questions about the federal budget....
October 28, 2012 - 12:26am