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Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
Bill Federbusch, always optimistic
Arts Board awards grants to local groups
Duluth Trading Company coming to Red Wing
Minnesota roundup: Jury convicts Blaine driver who hit man standing by mailbox
crime and courts
Several changes ahead for area teams after realignment
Boys Basketball: Goodhue stunned by North Woods
Boys Basketball: Lake City advances to consolation finals
Boys Basketball: Buck revels in being Wildcats' sharpshooter
Boys Basketball: Wildcats handle LP-A in state quarterfinals
African Cinderella tale comes to Sheldon
No foolin' — Sheldon presents prom for all ages
Q&A: Mary Cyr
Review: 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' brings non-stop laughter
Q&A: Ozzie Encinosa
arts and entertainment
U.S. Bank National Association vs Forsman
Homeservices Lending, LLC vs meyer
Notice of Informal Probate: 25-PR-17-651 Harris
NAME CHANGE: 25-CV-17-605, Minor Child
Ronald E. Ross, 79
Wesley A. Schrimpf, 81
Hildegard C. Miller
Neala "Kay" Shager, 73
Johnny C. Doden, 89
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
Letter: Treasure Island helps Spare Key help others
Letter: Representatives vote to legalize cruel hunting methods
Real Estate Showcase
May 30, 2015
Mollgaard appointed to broadband group
Gov. Mark Dayton announced Thursday that Neela Mollgaard of Red Wing has been appointed to the Minnesota Broadband Task Force, effective June 2. Mollgaard’s term expires Jan. 7, 2019. She was listed among a number of appointments to the task force and to other state boards and...
May 30, 2015 - 11:00am
May 19, 2015
Shouts, confusion end Minnesota legislative session
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature ended early today amid shouts of "crooks' and "shameful," with plenty of confusion mixed in, as lawmakers...
May 19, 2015 - 9:42am
May 9, 2015
Derailment focuses attention on lack of Minnesota rail deal
ST. PAUL -- A North Dakota oil train derailment reinforces the fact that Minnesota legislators have a week and a half left in their 2015 session but have not settled on what they would do to improve rail safety. "It accentuates why we have to do this," House Transportation Chairman...
May 9, 2015 - 10:00am
May 2, 2015
Tax reciprocity hopes rekindled
A border battle over income tax filing could be over if a bill moving through the Minnesota Legislature continues to gather steam. Wisconsin lawmakers signaled cautious enthusiasm for reinstatement of a tax reciprocity agreement that has been dead since former Minnesota Gov. Tim...
May 2, 2015 - 6:00pm
April 11, 2015
Dayton eases up on waterway buffers in State of the State
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton stuck to his tried-and-true themes during his Thursday night State of the State speech, but rural lawmakers said they felt he showed a willingness to ease a controversial proposal to require 50-foot buffer strips around all water. The governor...
April 11, 2015 - 1:00pm
April 2, 2015
Governor plans to attend waterways buffer forum
Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to attend a riparian buffer proposal forum that will be held 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday April 6 at Legvold Farms, 5103 315 St. W., Northfield. The event is hosted by Cannon River Watershed Partnership and Dakota/Rice County Corn & Soybean Growers to answers...
April 2, 2015 - 12:00am
March 28, 2015
No early rail bill debate
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Republicans blocked an effort to debate an oil train safety bill Thursday, citing that the legislation was introduced just last week and more work is needed to prepare a response to oil train explosion fears. Rep. Paul Marquart, D-Dilworth, asked fellow...
March 28, 2015 - 3:00pm
March 25, 2015
Republicans want $2 billion in tax cuts
ST. PAUL — House Republicans want to cut Minnesotans’ taxes $2 billion, but do not yet know who would benefit. The GOP House majority...
March 25, 2015 - 3:00pm
Transportation plans: New taxes vs. no new taxes
ST. PAUL — The announcement of Minnesota Republican legislators’ transportation plan Monday sets up the debate about how to fund road, bridge...
March 25, 2015 - 8:00am
March 24, 2015
Hastings pilot OK after his plane began to sink on North Lake
A small airplane piloted by a Hastings man sank in the backwaters of the Mississippi River on Friday. The pilot had dropped off an ice fisherman on North Lake between Hastings and Red Wing and was attempting to take off from the ice when his plane went through the ice. It became...
March 24, 2015 - 8:26am
March 16, 2015
Governor unveils rail plan
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton wants to increase taxes on railroads almost $100 million and borrow close to $80 million to improve railroad crossing...
March 16, 2015 - 5:00pm
March 11, 2015
House passes Blue Alert bill
ST. PAUL — Suspects in police attacks could be caught quicker if statewide alerts were issued, the Minnesota House decided Monday. Representatives voted 129-0 to establish a “blue alert” program to notify the public when a law enforcement officer is killed or seriously injured. “This...
March 11, 2015 - 8:00pm
March 6, 2015
Minnesota firearms permits down
Fewer Minnesotans sought, and received, handgun carrying permits last year than in the past. Sheriffs reported to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension that law enforcement officers issued 41,493 permits in 2014; Minnesotans applied for 43,315. Since licenses were first required...
March 6, 2015 - 8:00am
March 5, 2015
Nuclear power moratorium debate returns
ST. PAUL -- The owner of Minnesota's nuclear power plants has no plans to build a new one, but wants flexibility to do it if needed. A state...
March 5, 2015 - 1:00pm
March 4, 2015
Frac sand ban fails in Caledonia
CALEDONIA, Minn. -- What would have been a historic ban of frac sand mining did not come to pass Tuesday in Houston County, as a county board meeting devolved into a shouting match between protesters and commissioners. The board voted 3-2 against approving an ordinance amendment...
March 4, 2015 - 3:00pm