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Minnesota special session wraps up $46 billion budget
Band students awarded at spring concert
UPDATE: Inmate apprehended in Minneapolis after prison van taken over
Dispute over trail detours final Minnesota legislative work
Minn. roundup: Franken rules out White House bid in 2020; Pearl Harbor victim has remains returned home
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City of Hastings
Where the buffalo roam
Raider baseball wins nine straight MEC games
HHS softball beats Eastview 2-1 in first round of section playoffs
HHS girls golf coming to end of regular season
HHS boys' lacrosse goes 2-1 in last two weeks
The Busby brothers of River Falls
Grand opening of Mississippi River Trail takes place amid rain and cold
A cure for procrastination: Surgeon combines diverse background in decision-making framework
Benefit for Bentley to be held June 17
Health briefs: Biking for health in New Richmond; blood donation opportunities
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Editorial: Honor WWII vets as nation salutes WWI
Letter: Love thy neighbor
Viewpoint: Setting PTSD record straight
Editorial: Senate, help those suffering from mental illness
Sen. Dan Schoen Viewpoint: Fighting to make PTSD a workplace illness
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April 29, 2009
Mini-trucks OK, rest area drinking not
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota would allow mini-trucks to travel on some county roads, but prohibit drinking in state rest areas under a catch-all transportation...
April 29, 2009 - 7:40am
Minnesota Legislature gets ugly, loud
ST. PAUL - If Tuesday paints a picture of how the 2009 legislative session will end, it won't be pretty. An exchange between legislative leaders...
April 29, 2009 - 7:16am
April 28, 2009
Bonding bill still in dispute
ST. PAUL - Negotiators assigned the task of funding public works projects across Minnesota have a common problem - money. The House and Senate...
April 28, 2009 - 7:36am
April 27, 2009
House joins Senate in passing tax increase
ST. PAUL - What to do about taxes is the most controversial of many controversial money issues in the Minnesota Legislature and now the House...
April 27, 2009 - 6:39am
April 23, 2009
Veterans gain, farmers cut in budget bill
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House would give veterans programs more money, but delay or eliminate some agriculture spending. But for some representatives,...
April 23, 2009 - 7:52am
March 5, 2009
Medical marijuana bills move ahead
ST. PAUL - Bills making it legal for severely ill Minnesotans to use marijuana to ease their pain continues moving through the House and Senate. Both bills await further committee hearings after passing earlier tests. The Senate version passed the Judiciary Committee 4-3 Tuesday...
March 5, 2009 - 7:42am
March 3, 2009
Tattoo regulation bill advances
ST. PAUL - Tattoo artists and those who conduct body piercings would be regulated under a bill that Monday gained a Senate committee's support. "Tattooing is one of the fastest growing businesses in the United States today," Sen. Yvonne Prettner Solon, DFL-Duluth, said before the...
March 3, 2009 - 8:04am
February 20, 2009
Bill would keep youths in school to 18
ST. PAUL - If the state required students to remain in school until they are 18 years old, they would earn more money and be more emotionally...
February 20, 2009 - 8:00am
February 18, 2009
Senate prepares $300 million bonding bill
ST. PAUL - Workers will fix roofs and walls, renovate buildings and, in general, improve state facilities later this year if some key legislators'...
February 18, 2009 - 8:17am
January 29, 2009
DFL lawmakers to introduce bill on child health care
Two Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party lawmakers have introduced a bill to ensure that all children have health insurance. Democrats say they fear today's budget plan by Gov. Tim Pawlenty will chop funding for such programs. "We know that the majority of uninsured children in our state...
January 29, 2009 - 12:00am
December 30, 2008
Bonding bill gains support
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota already makes larger payments on its loans than state officials want, but many lawmakers propose borrowing still more money. And if a federal stimulus package includes money for state infrastructure, the pressure to borrow to fund public works projects will...
December 30, 2008 - 12:00am
November 20, 2008
Deputy arrested on suspicion of DWI
A Dakota County Sheriff's deputy convicted for his role in a fatal accident in Farmington is back in the court system this week. Joshua Williams was arrested early on the morning of Nov. 15 on suspicion of drunk driving. Williams was in the final week of a field training program...
November 20, 2008 - 12:00am
October 24, 2008
Coleman predicts new energy bill
ST. PAUL - Congress will return to work early next year and pass a landmark energy package regardless of the presidential race outcome, U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman predicts. Coleman, a Republican hoping he is among those sent back to Washington, said Thursday a deal led by a bipartisan...
October 24, 2008 - 12:00am
April 2, 2008
Greenhouse gas cuts from state buildings considered
Senators are considering a bill designed to lower greenhouse gas emissions from state buildings. "This proposal will result in a reduction of 11.1 million metric tons of carbon equivalent emissions by 2050, and will save Minnesotans approximately $296 million," Sen. Yvonne Prettner...
April 2, 2008 - 12:00am
February 12, 2008
Gas tax bill appears likely during the '08 session, but so does a veto
WILLMAR -- When Sen. Steve Dille was a member of the House of Representatives, he was one of just five Republicans to vote in favor of a gas tax increase. The year was 1988 -- the last time Minnesota raised its gas tax. The Republican leadership didn't favor the increase at the...
February 12, 2008 - 12:00am