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Free nursing, health sciences career expo Tuesday
Jazz bands scale up collaboration
Shooting in Carlton County leaves three injured
Budget reductions continue
1918 Fire story: A letter after the fire
Not just for girls
First archer in Cromwell-Wright history qualifies for nationals
Spring sports buried
Kuhlman signs with NHL
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Carol Ann Gohl
Barry L. Grover
Dennis D. Anderson
Agnes Helen Pernat
Slices of Life: Things we need - or maybe don't
Must troopers wear safety vests?
LETTER: Let's do our part to celebrate Earth Day
Hamilton: Want to help the world? Resolve conflicts
LETTER: Cloquet's 'big changes' -- What a joke!
Winter Olympics: big thrills and big air
SLICES OF LIFE: Name changer
SLICES OF LIFE: Wee morning worries
SLICES OF LIFE: Winning the lottery
Slices of Life: Try kindness --EMDASH-- it's free
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
The story of old No. 16 and Fauley Park
Refusing to waste time
Pumpkin Run/Walk set for Oct. 21
Award winning theatre troupe to perform Friday
Cookin' at the 'O'
arts and entertainment
Tom & Monica Martin
Birth Announcement: Braxton Allen Johnson
Birth Announcement: William Ellis Schulz
Snowfleas seen in March snowpack
Licenses for 2017 fish, game and trapping expire Feb. 28
Frozen Forester found!
Dirt bikes on ice
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