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Candidate Q&A: Red Wing city council Ward 2
Local candidates attend forum, meet-and-greet
Hearing on Xcel rate increase scheduled for Wednesday
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Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Amateur Baseball: Aces' offense sputters against Northfield
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Legion Baseball: Post 54 bows out of Sub-State 6 playoffs
Amateur Baseball: Miesville continues winning ways
County 4-H’ers selected for presidential inauguration trip
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Web app tracks radon in Minnesota counties
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January 15, 2015
Tragedy simply awful; solution is complex
ST. PAUL — The death of 4-year-old Eric Dean in west-central Minnesota is producing state legislative discussions about how to improve child abuse investigations. “There has been a light shining onto the child protection system in our state,” Human Services Commissioner Lucinda...
January 15, 2015 - 1:00pm
January 14, 2015
Senate eyes transportation tax
ST. PAUL -- There is no choice but to raise taxes to improve Minnesota's transportation system, say state Senate Democrats. “I can't think of another path ... without some increase in revenue,” Sen. Vicki Jenson, D-Owatonna, said Monday as she and colleagues introduced a bill...
January 14, 2015 - 8:00am
May 1, 2014
Innocent convicts may get state payments
ST. PAUL — Most Minnesota representatives agree that the state owes people wrongly convicted for crimes. The House voted 121-2 Monday to provide up to $100,000 a year to people wrongly imprisoned and up to $50,000 for people put on supervisory release after they were improperly...
May 1, 2014 - 12:00am
April 30, 2014
Minnesota online voter registration will continue
ST. PAUL —Minnesota senators approved online voter registration Tuesday over Republican objections that the bill lacks adequate data security protection. The vote came a day after a judge ruled the existing system illegal, likely meaning online registration will continue uninterrupted. Bill...
April 30, 2014 - 4:00pm
March 6, 2010
Column: Reform sex offender program
Many legislators are receiving criticism for not supporting the governor's bonding request to spend $89 million to expand the Minnesota Sex Offender Program at Moose Lake. Make no mistake about it, these dangerous offenders need to be locked up. However, spending money to expand...
March 6, 2010 - 2:48pm
March 3, 2010
Editorial: Support judicial election reform
A bill making its way through the Minnesota Legislature could help citizens open the door to the Open Meeting Law. The change is long overdue, and better representative government would result from its passage. Currently, when people believe a governmental body has violated the...
March 3, 2010 - 7:53pm
March 2, 2010
Letter: Counties offer ideas for change
To the Editor: Kudos to the Minnesota Association of Counties for offering ideas on government redesign and reform. Everyone talks about it, but they actually have the courage to put forward some ideas. There are some ideas on the list that Minnesota businesses will oppose --...
March 2, 2010 - 1:55pm
February 28, 2010
Column: We don't need growing mountain of debt
Last week the Minnesota House passed a bonding bill totaling more than $1 billion. When you add debt service to the tab, the total is closer to $1.7 billion. House leadership made it perfectly clear that passing a bonding bill is their top priority for the session. I feel they...
February 28, 2010 - 12:17am
February 4, 2010
Editorial: Make public schools whole
We'd like to believe few parents have dipped into their children's college fund during this recession. That's probably naïve, given the state will borrow from our children's public education fund this spring to the tune of $423 million. As we reported last week, state government...
February 4, 2010 - 12:49am
December 31, 2009
Column: Significant progress made in traffic safety
As we enter the New Year, I'm sure everyone has accomplishments and milestones they've achieved for which they are proud. As Minnesotans, we should be collectively pleased with the progress that our state has made in reducing our number of traffic fatalities.
December 31, 2009 - 2:20pm
July 29, 2009
GOP launches Peterson attack
ST. PAUL -- Western Minnesota's 2010 congressional race is under way, even without candidates. The state Republican Party launches a radio...
July 29, 2009 - 11:31pm
July 4, 2009
Democrats will continue to discuss unallotment
ST. PAUL - "Unallotment" is a strange word to most Minnesotans, although those who get state money know it well. In the coming months, Democrats...
July 4, 2009 - 10:36am
June 25, 2009
Republicans pick Zellers as leader
ST. PAUL -- A 39-year-old North Dakota native is the new Minnesota House Republican leader. Fellow House Republicans gave Rep. Kurt...
June 25, 2009 - 12:00am
June 22, 2009
Two seek House GOP leader job
ST. PAUL -- A rural southern Minnesotan and a Twin Cities suburban lawmaker who grew up in rural North Dakota are the main contenders to become Minnesota House Republican leader. Republicans meet tonight in St. Paul to elect a leader, with just 47 of the House's 134 members in their...
June 22, 2009 - 10:37pm
June 13, 2009
Politicians take to Twitter The Twitter short-message electronic networking system is becoming popular among politicians, many of whom now send tweets. A recent message from House Majority Leader Tony Sertich, DFL-Chisholm, tweaked politicians who visit Iowa to get presidential...
June 13, 2009 - 12:00am