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Minnesota roundup: Brainerd day care center license revoked after child found wandering; Dayton vetoes co-op bill
Jazz concert in HHS auditorium March 23
Minnesota House Republicans detail $6 billion transportation plan
Dayton says refusal to send officers to ND not political
Minnesota tax bills seek reductions for veterans' spouses
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Raider gymnasts finish season on a high note
Raiders look to continue strong MEC play, improve against section opponents next year
Raider boys' hockey lays foundation for years to come
Alpine Ski teams receive awards at end-of-season banquet
HHS boys' basketball falls to Rosemount in first round of section playoffs
Organization urges: ride a bike every day in April
Dueling piano players share Hastings roots
Library books go head-to-head this month
HFS to host city-wide food fight
Hastings Reads main event fills HAC
arts and entertainment
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Letters to the editor for March 16
Editorial: Lawmakers, don't be too quick to hit delete
Letters to the editor for March 9
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Editorial: Congratulations to state tournament athletes
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February 23, 2017
GOP amplifies moves to increase punishment for highway protests
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Republican House members on Wednesday amplified their moves to increase penalties for people who block highways, airports and mass transit as part of protests. "If you block a freeway, if you close an airport or if you interfere with mass transit, you should...
February 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
Senators celebrate Sunday liquor sales on social media
ST. PAUL — Scrolling through a Sunday sales hashtag on Twitter, Minnesota Senate Democratic staffers briefly pondered a phrase that had...
February 23, 2017 - 10:57am
February 21, 2017
Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills'
Cindy Woldstad lived in pain, then became hooked on opioid painkillers.
February 21, 2017 - 9:33pm
February 20, 2017
Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Minnesotans are closer than ever to being able to buy from liquor stores on Sundays, but state senators still need to weigh in....
February 20, 2017 - 4:49pm
February 16, 2017
Legislators consider requiring, funding Minnesota police diversity training
ST. PAUL — Minnesota law enforcement officers, who have received minority community criticism after high-profile shootings and other incidents,...
February 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tax break studied for Minn. teachers who get degrees in fields they teach
ST. PAUL—Most Minnesota teachers do not get master's degrees in the subjects they teach. That, state Rep. Dean Urdahl says, needs to change...
February 16, 2017 - 11:34am
February 15, 2017
Protect Minnesota takes aim at 'lifetime permit' gun bill introduced in Legislature
ST. PAUL — Opponents of a proposal to allow carrying handguns for life say the legislation would allow people to carry guns after it is...
February 15, 2017 - 8:40am
February 14, 2017
Minnesota offers website as centerpiece in effort to warn about opioid dangers
ST. PAUL—Educating the public about opioid drugs may be the best way to fight their dangers. That is what Minnesota Attorney General Lori...
February 14, 2017 - 8:55am
February 11, 2017
Editorial: City goals are heading in the right direction
Early Tuesday morning this past week, Mayor Paul Hicks delivered his annual State of the City Address. The yearly speech is one that summarizes key achievements of the past year and also offers a taste of what the city hopes to accomplish in the coming year.
February 11, 2017 - 9:00am
Rural schools lead Minnesota teacher shortage — Red Wing included
ST. PAUL—When Lee Carlson entered his career in public education nearly 30 years ago, aspiring teachers could expect to compete with hundreds...
February 11, 2017 - 7:00am
February 8, 2017
Dayton scheduled for early March prostate surgery
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is scheduled to undergo prostate removal surgery Thursday, March 2 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Dayton's...
February 8, 2017 - 7:55am
February 3, 2017
Dayton evaluating cancer options after Mayo Clinic trip
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's prostate cancer can be cured, a Mayo Clinic official said on Thursday, Feb. 2, and he can continue...
February 3, 2017 - 3:00pm
February 2, 2017
MN farmers want state aid, more in policy than money
ST. PAUL—Minnesota farmers and agriculture-related groups ask for very little money from the state. Gov. Mark Dayton's $46 billion two-year...
February 2, 2017 - 8:52am
January 25, 2017
‘Seeing is believing’: Snowplow cams show road conditions in real time
Minnesota drivers have a new tool for checking winter road conditions thanks to cameras installed on some of the transportation department’s...
January 25, 2017 - 2:37pm
Dayton proposes 'public option' for health insurance
ST. PAUL—A new form of health insurance could be available next year to Minnesotans in the individual health insurance market if a proposal...
January 25, 2017 - 1:00pm