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Farm market report for March 28 from the Zumbrota Livestock Auction Market
Economic aid in legislative spotlight
Minnesota roundup: Minor injuries after SUV broadsides school bus in far northwest Minn.
Farm market report for March 27 from the Zumbrota Livestock Auction Market
Congressman Walz enters Minnesota governor race
crime and courts
Boys Basketball: Goodhue wraps up third place
Boys Basketball: Lake City drops consolation championship
Several changes ahead for area teams after realignment
Boys Basketball: Goodhue stunned by North Woods
Boys Basketball: Lake City advances to consolation finals
Q&A: Mary Lee
Raich keeping baking a tradition
Q&A: Shannon Harris
Q&A: Vicki Iocco
African Cinderella tale comes to Sheldon
arts and entertainment
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Ethan T. Hedeen, 10
Loraine A. Niebeling, 87
L. Duane Walbridge, 78
Michael J. Schendel, 71
James T. Bender, 54
Letter: There is housing 'magic' at work
Letter: Hedin-Hartnagel pays in many ways
Letter: Understand that federal budget cuts will hurt our students
Column: Attempting to drain the swamp in Minnesota government
Viewpoint: Farmers making progress on new buffer requirement
Real Estate Showcase
May 9, 2014
Minnesota House OKs medical marijuana
ST. PAUL — Medical marijuana is a couple of steps away from being allowed in Minnesota. The House late this afternoon approved a slimmed down measure in 86-39 vote. Senators passed their broader bill 48-18 Tuesday. The two bills likely will head to House-Senate negotiators to...
May 9, 2014 - 8:51pm
May 7, 2014
Bonding plan last part of legislative puzzle
ST. PAUL — The last remaining major puzzle piece to finishing the 2014 Minnesota Legislature’s session is set to be put in place. Sen....
May 7, 2014 - 1:00pm
May 3, 2014
Greater Minnesota gets Dayton shout-out
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton focused much of his State of the State speech Wednesday night on greater Minnesota, from HitchDoc in southern Minnesota's...
May 3, 2014 - 1:00pm
April 28, 2014
Judge says online voter registration illegal
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie illegally set up an online voter registration system, a judge ruled today. Ramsey County Judge John Guthmann ordered Ritchie to end online registration at midnight Tuesday, but said anyone who has registered via the Internet by...
April 28, 2014 - 3:15pm
April 21, 2014
Much work done, much more to do
ST. PAUL — The looks on Minnesota legislators' faces before they began a holiday break told the story: They are tired. The 201 legislators put in long hours the past couple of weeks debating and initially passing pretty much every major bill of the 2014 session, often going well...
April 21, 2014 - 8:51am
April 19, 2014
Anti-fracking bus trip to stop in Red Wing en route to Capitol
A group of southeastern Minnesota residents seeking stronger regulations for silica sand mining will travel by bus Tuesday to deliver a petition to Gov. Mark Dayton. The route will include a 9:50 a.m. stop in the Pottery Place parking lot. The petition was started by the Land Stewardship...
April 19, 2014 - 11:00am
April 18, 2014
MnDOT seeks feedback on bicycle plan
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking for feedback from the public and local governments on Minnesota’s statewide bicycle system plan. Online participation in the discussion is available at www.mndot.gov/bike. Participants will be asked to provide feedback on topics...
April 18, 2014 - 12:00am
April 12, 2014
Teen gets life for murder, says victim led him to God
WILLMAR, Minn. — A Willmar teen sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for killing an elderly woman last summer told the court that he had found God in jail. Brok Junkermeier, 19, read his own statement before Judge Donald Spilseth handed down the state-mandated guideline sentence...
News/crime and courts
April 12, 2014 - 12:00pm
April 7, 2014
House, Senate agree on minimum wage increase
ST. PAUL -- Legislative leaders agreed to raise the Minnesota minimum wage to $9.50 an hour in 2016, with lower wages for small businesses, those...
April 7, 2014 - 2:08pm
March 26, 2014
Tax officials suggest many wait until April 3 to file
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans entitled to share in $49 million of new individual income tax breaks should wait a week and a half to file tax returns, state revenue officials say. “It will allow them to get their refunds quicker,” Assistant Revenue Commissioner Terri Steenblock said...
March 26, 2014 - 11:00am
March 22, 2014
Oil disaster preparedness bill advances
ST. PAUL — Plans to train first responders such as firefighters to battle oil disasters are gaining traction in the Minnesota Legislature. "It...
March 22, 2014 - 1:00pm
March 11, 2014
Howe seeks secretary of state spot
John Howe hopes to have his name back on the ballot this fall. Howe, a former Red Wing mayor and state senator, has announced he is seeking...
March 11, 2014 - 11:28am
March 9, 2014
Lawmaker seeks more state railroad oil safety oversight
ST. PAUL — Western North Dakota's oil boom puts Minnesota in a dangerous position, a key Minnesota lawmaker says, and the state should increase its rail oil safety oversight. Most of the highly volatile oil moves from the Bakken oilfields through Minnesota. “We are at the geographic...
March 9, 2014 - 8:00am
March 8, 2014
House passes $500 million tax cut; Dayton wants more cuts, Senate less
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House passed a $500 million tax cut Thursday and the governor announced he wants to trim taxes $616 million, but the Senate is headed for smaller cuts. Democrats said the bill representatives passed 126-2 would provide tax relief to nearly 1 million Minnesotans,...
March 8, 2014 - 9:00am
March 6, 2014
Make it clear: Dayton administration wants state law 'spring cleaning'
ST. PAUL — A Minnesota car owner who wants a massive bright yellow bug deflector with purple polka dots could install one under a provision Gov. Mark Dayton proposes. Now, state law regulates bug deflectors' size and color. Dayton also wants to eliminate a law that specifies...
March 6, 2014 - 12:00pm