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Cloquet murder suspect seeks to withdraw guilty plea
Carlton County Court Report: August 9, 2017
Youthful tennis team gains experience
'Jacks use speed, strategy to keep winning
New-look Wrens, Ogichidaag off to a positive start
Scoreboard - September 21, 2017 edition
Skilled Lumberjacks team undefeated after seven games
Bombers & Rebels
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Fair, not free, trade
To the Editor: Attend local DFL governor forum
To the Editor: Esko-area sewer line condition indicative of nationwide crisis
GUEST COMMENTARY: Why unions are good for us all
To the Editor: Citizens, stand up and speak out
Wright-Cromwell News: Sept. 14 2017
Slices of Life: The multitudinous multi-tasker
Notes From the Small Pond: Eleven miles from Mexico, three weeks ago
Finnish celebrations, meetings ramp up with fall season
Wright-Cromwell News: Aug. 31 2017
fond du lac follies
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In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
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Family makes a paws-ative difference
Community digs organic garden
Zucchinis, start your engines!
Q-and-A: Meet hometown author, California transplant Tim Jollymore
Highway 73 Kettle River bridge open to traffic
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Birth Announcement: Charlee Rosemary Eastvold,
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caring and sharing
Good waterfowl opener expected this weekend
Free rafting trip Saturday, reservations necessary
Northland Nature: Find delicious berries among the thorns
Northland Nature: Shady, wet conditions enable fungi to thrive in the woods
Bee aware of pollinators
November 14, 2013
Minnesota not clear about Obamacare changes impact
November 14, 2013 - 1:05pm
May 24, 2013
Local childcare providers vow to continue fight against union
Local licensed childcare provider and activist Heather Falk is closing the door on her in-home business and going to work for Lil' Thunder, a...
May 24, 2013 - 4:02pm
May 23, 2013
Process dispute leads to Dayton outdoors vetoes
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed two provisions of a bill funding outdoors and arts projects, saying a House committee ignored a citizen advisory panel. The vetoes eliminated $3 million to fight aquatic invasive species that was destined for tribal and local governments and $6.3...
May 23, 2013 - 1:47pm
May 20, 2013
House OKs $2 billion tax bill, Senate backs Capitol repair
ST. PAUL -- The keystone of Minnesota Democrats' budget plans, $2 billion in tax increases, won House approval early today and the Senate pulled a surprise in the early morning hours by approving money to fund state Capitol building renovations. Faced with a midnight constitutional...
May 20, 2013 - 2:00pm
April 26, 2013
Legislature making more health care changes
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota already is on track to establish a new way for its residents to buy health insurance, and now legislators are poised to change how the state takes care of its elderly, disabled and poor. On a 36-28 vote, Senators early today approved their plan to spend $11.2...
April 26, 2013 - 2:30pm
April 13, 2013
Former legislator aims to make a difference at FDLTCC
Bill Hilty may have retired from the state legislature, but he is still working on energy and environmental issues -- only at a more local level. As...
April 13, 2013 - 3:05pm
April 4, 2013
DFL party says 'thank you' to Bill Hilty
Just over a year ago, 16-year legislator Bill Hilty announced he would not seek re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives. Hilty...
April 4, 2013 - 4:41am
March 15, 2013
Minnesota officials seek way to release sex offenders
ST. PAUL -- Many Minnesotans may be perfectly happy to see sex offenders tossed behind bars, with jailers throwing away the keys. However, a federal judge says the system Minnesota uses is so close to the throw-away-the-key philosophy that it violates the U.S. Constitution.
March 15, 2013 - 11:27am
March 14, 2013
Providers for children, elderly, disabled split on union question
ST. PAUL -- Marilyn Geller loves taking care of young children. "They are so eager to learn," the woman with a Bemidji child care service said....
March 14, 2013 - 2:07pm
February 15, 2013
Nolan Decries Today's House Adjournment
WASHINGTON D.C.--Following today's House vote to adjourn rather than remain in session to continue to seek a solution to the looming sequester, Minnesota's 8th District Congressman Rick Nolan issued the following statement: "With millions of jobs and our nation's economy in the...
February 15, 2013 - 12:03pm
Bakk names Senate committee leaders
ST. PAUL -- Incoming Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk has announced who will lead committees for the next four years. Democrats regain control when senators return Jan. 8 for the 2012 session and lots of familiar Democratic senators will be chairmen. The decision comes...
November 15, 2012 - 4:21pm
October 23, 2012
A look at voter photo ID issues
ST. PAUL - Here are some issues related to a proposed constitutional amendment that would require Minnesota voters to produce photographic identification before casting ballots: Process: The Minnesota Constitution is amended when the Legislature passes a proposed amendment and a...
October 23, 2012 - 1:02pm
August 24, 2012
Disaster aid receives support, but incident clouds session
ST. PAUL -- Provisions to provide Minnesotans financial aid to recover from summer storms received little opposition this morning as two committees discussed a bill the full Legislature is to debate later today. Much of nearly $168 million of new funds in the bill, and $12.7 million...
August 24, 2012 - 3:34pm
Capitol Chatter: Biden: 'I'd trade it all' to play football
ST. PAUL -- Joe Biden is ready to give up his job. Well, only if he could become a high school football player. The vice president made a surprise stop at South Minneapolis high school football practice after delivering a 37-minute speech to a campaign rally. "Hey guys, how're...
August 24, 2012 - 3:04pm
July 26, 2012
Law expands illegal synthetic drugs
ST. PAUL -- More synthetic drugs will be illegal under a law taking effect Wednesday, and a state agency will be able to act faster to make newly developed versions illegal. Still, as makers of the so-called "designer drugs" continue to change chemical formulas to skirt the law,...
July 26, 2012 - 4:37pm