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November 5, 2016
ELECTION 2016: State Representative District 11A
Voters in District 11A have a choice between incumbent Mike Sundin and challenger Mike Line. The Pine Journal asked legislative candidates the four following questions. Their answers are numbered to go with the question below each candidate's name. (Answers were limited to a certain...
November 5, 2016 - 9:09am
May 17, 2013
House defeats bonding bill ... for now
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House defeated a public works funding bill this afternoon, but even with a Monday adjournment deadline looming it still could come back up. Bill author Rep. Alice Hausman, DFL-St. Paul, said today's vote would be the only chance representatives would have...
May 17, 2013 - 3:30pm
April 24, 2013
Cloquet mayor's view: Legislature can seize LGA reform opportunity
There is an historic moment at hand for greater Minnesota.
April 24, 2013 - 8:02am
March 12, 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...
March 12, 2013 - 12:00am
October 24, 2012
Election Notebook: Voter ID amendment takes spotlight
ST. PAUL -- Debate about a proposed constitutional amendment requiring Minnesota voters to show photographic identification intensified Wednesday. Among the disputes, the two sides of the question appearing on the Nov.
October 24, 2012 - 8:39pm
August 29, 2012
$180 million heads to disaster victims
ST. PAUL - Help is on the way. The Minnesota Legislature sent that message Friday when it overwhelmingly approved spending $180 million so disaster-stricken communities can pick up the pace of recovery and make repairs they would not be able to accomplish on their own. Gov. Mark...
August 29, 2012 - 7:27pm
August 24, 2012
Minnesota lawmakers send flood aid package to Dayton
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Legislature today overwhelmingly approved $168 million in new state aid for communities damaged by summer floods and wind storms. The House voted 125-3 for the measure, with the Senate following 60-7. The entire special session took less than two hours,...
August 24, 2012 - 4:06pm
August 22, 2012
Gauthier says he'll run for re-election; Dayton urges him not to
Rep. Kerry Gauthier told the news manager of Northland's NewsCenter that he will run for re-election in House District 7B. "He said that he...
August 22, 2012 - 12:12pm
August 17, 2012
Flood disaster bill includes aid for people, businesses
ST. PAUL -- Individuals and small businesses recovering from summer storms would share in a disaster recovery bill lawmakers are discussing. The Federal Emergency Management Agency rejected Minnesota's request to help home and business owners, but a proposed nearly $190 million funding...
August 17, 2012 - 7:02am
June 27, 2012
Minnesota legislative leaders to ask for special session for flood relief
Minnesota state legislative leaders from both parties will tour the Duluth area today to view damage from last week's flood. Sen. Tom Bakk, DFL Cook, who will be part of the tour, said the purpose is to gather estimates in anticipation of a special legislative session for flood...
June 27, 2012 - 10:18am
June 10, 2012
Pine City man files for Senate District 11 seat
Bill Saumer of Pine City filed on Monday to run as a Republican for the state Senate seat presently held by Sen. Tony Lourey. Senate District 11 encompasses all of Pine County, all of Carlton County, approximately half of Kanabec County, and parts of St. Louis County. Saumer is a...
June 10, 2012 - 6:23am
May 9, 2012
Minnesota Senate approves Vikings stadium plan
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Senate approved a Vikings stadium construction bill 38-28 late Tuesday night. Bill author Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont,...
May 9, 2012 - 12:00am
May 7, 2012
Minnesota House approves Vikings stadium plan
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House approved a new Vikings stadium late Monday. The 73-58 vote sends it to the Senate, where it could be debated...
May 7, 2012 - 11:00pm
November 17, 2011
Governor to put union vote in hands of subsidized child care providers
Cloquet in-home child care provider Heather Falk said Gov. Mark Dayton has "opened Pandora's box" with his announcement Tuesday that he will order a vote by the state's subsidized child care providers on whether they want a union representing them. The decision didn't come as a...
November 17, 2011 - 11:23am
October 20, 2011
St Louis County Township joins mining opposition
A second northeastern Minnesota township in as many months has said no thanks to mineral exploration and copper mining. The town board of Eagles Nest Township in St. Louis County outside Ely voted 3-0 last week for a resolution that supports the earlier action in Stony River Township...
October 20, 2011 - 2:18pm