Skip to main content
Guide to area Memorial Day observances
Minnesota special session wraps up $46 billion budget
Ceremonial groundbreaking kicks off new Red Wing bridge
UPDATE: Inmate apprehended in Minneapolis after prison van taken over
Dispute over trail detours final Minnesota legislative work
crime and courts
Baseball: Pine Island clips GMLOK early
Baseball: Randolph reaches sub-section finals
Baseball: Bombers drop two, eliminated in 1AA-West
Baseball: Tauer, Wingers lock down Byron in 1AAA opener
Z-M takes loss, stays alive against GMLOK
The Busby brothers of River Falls
A cure for procrastination: Surgeon combines diverse background in decision-making framework
Penumbra founder Bellamy honored here
Spotlight: Sheldon Theatre
Health briefs: Biking for health in New Richmond; blood donation opportunities
arts and entertainment
FORE HARDEN 036889F02 RWRE
25-CV-16-2080 EMERY LINDEMAN
INTENT TO MODIFY
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems VS ANWAY
Kathleen M. Sawczynec, 62
Mark Alan Rigelman
Wesley Arthur Swanson
Richard L. Rietmann, 72
Luther M. Quale, 84
Column: Honor the fallen by caring for heroes still with us
Letter: Teach about immigration from non-partisan standpoint
Editorial: Honor WWII vets as nation salutes WWI
Ask the Chief: Control your pets for the greater good
Viewpoint: See how we're 'powering our community'
Real Estate Showcase
May 23, 2017
Dayton, GOP cut last-minute budget deal to set up special session Tuesday
Minnesota legislators blasted past their midnight deadline Monday, May 22, to get their work done — but will come back immediately to finish...
May 23, 2017 - 4:41am
May 12, 2017
Letter: Lawmakers, don't bend to condo developers' pressure
The "Notes" article in Friday's Star Tribune Business section swallows and regurgitates whole a harmful myth being promulgated by self-serving builders and developers: That statutory protections granted buyers of condominiums are constraining construction of new condominiums. What...
May 12, 2017 - 9:00am
March 22, 2017
Minnesota House Republicans detail $6 billion transportation plan
ST. PAUL—The debate over transportation funding — and the hard divide on solutions — is back at the Minnesota Capitol. On Tuesday,...
March 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 7, 2017
Minnesota Senate rejects Real ID bill
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota Senate on Monday rejected a measure on Real ID driver's license standards. The vote sent lawmakers scrambling to revive it, or face making Minnesotans scramble to find identification that will allow them through airport security next year. Several Republican...
March 7, 2017 - 10:22am
March 3, 2017
Bring on the champagne, Sunday liquor sales passes in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Champagne corks could soon be popping — a bill repealing Minnesota's 159-year-old ban on Sunday liquor store sales is headed to Gov. Mark Dayton. The Minnesota House voted 88-39 on Thursday to accept the Senate's version of a bill repealing the ban that's been...
March 3, 2017 - 8:56am
January 20, 2017
Minnesota House passes health insurance premium relief for 120,000
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's top leaders seem on the brink of a deal to bring health insurance premium relief to as many as 120,000 Minnesotans....
January 20, 2017 - 10:00am
January 6, 2017
Real ID fix off to quick start in House, would bring state driver's licenses in line with federal rule
ST. PAUL—Minnesotans may soon have a clearer answer on whether their driver's licenses will work next year for federal purposes. By January 2018, everyone who wants to board an airplane will need Real ID-compliant identification. Passports and enhanced driver's licenses, which...
January 6, 2017 - 11:00am
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