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Rescue crews save man who nearly went over Vermillion River Falls
Drought, hard winter suspected in death of Industrial Park trees
Downtown project moves into final design: Council approves general scope of the Riverfront Renaissance project
Whinnery is new St. John’s principal
A look at the changing landscape of Hastings
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Amateur Baseball: Red Wing blows by Miesville
Hawks go 2-1 over busy week of play
Miesville falls to Red Wing
California artist in shantyboat stops in Hastings during Mississippi River tour
Campus news ending week of Aug. 1
HHS grad takes alternate route to teaching career
Artist's launch expedition in shantyboat on Mississippi River, stop in Hastings
Human rights documentary was shown at library
arts and entertainment
Sharon Ann Parkin, 75
Harry E. Borg, 73
Scott W. Taylor, 97
Chris E. Illa, 49
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Letter: Downtown needs store that attracts the average resident
Letter: Kline deserves rank as worst congressman
Editorial: Passing of Bob McNamara is sad news for Gophers fans
Letter: Clear parking signs are needed at county parks
Editorial: Downtown Hastings could use a break
June 9, 2011
Colleges on dual track: shut down or remain open
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is gearing up for a government shutdown. Or not. A Wednesday emergency meeting of the 54-campus system's board of trustees resulted in a resolution supporting shutdown preparation.
June 9, 2011 - 8:19am
Law requires more concussion information
ST. PAUL -- Kayla Meyer stood next to Gov. Mark Dayton, beaming, during a Wednesday ceremony celebrating a new law requiring coaches, parents and young athletes get more information about concussions. The New Prague, Minn., youth was one of several young athletes who suffered concussions...
politics / sports
June 9, 2011 - 8:12am
June 7, 2011
Church dinners may continue under new law
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota churches and other civic organizations have Goodhue County churches to thank for being able to continue their fund-raising meals. Cathy Thiel and Pat Irruthum of Wanamingo jumped into action more than a year ago when a state Health Department inspector told...
June 7, 2011 - 1:01pm
China mission trip falls victim to budget stalemate
ST. PAUL -- The first major fallout from Minnesota's budget impasse is postponement of a planned early-August trade mission to China. Gov.
June 7, 2011 - 12:55pm
Two weeks later, still no agreement on how to balance budget
ST. PAUL -- It is two weeks since the regular Minnesota legislative session adjourned without passing a state budget, and less than four weeks to a potential government shutdown, but Democratic Gov.
June 7, 2011 - 9:08am
May 30, 2011
Legislature in review: What did and didn't happen
ST. PAUL -- A special legislative session will be needed to pass the Minnesota budget, but other work was finished during the regular 2011 legislative session with 117 bills sent to Gov. Mark Dayton for his signature or veto out of more than 3,000 that senators and representatives...
May 30, 2011 - 8:34am
May 27, 2011
Dayton signs, vetoes a variety of bills
ST. PAUL -- Gov.
May 27, 2011 - 4:20pm
May 25, 2011
Symbolic Dayton marriage amendment veto will not stop public vote
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed what he called a "mean-spirited, divisive, unMinnesotan" proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage, but his action will not stop the public from voting on it next year. The symbolic veto this morning drew attention to the most...
May 25, 2011 - 9:53am
Shutdown prep begins as Dayton blames 'right wing'
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials are preparing for a July 1 government shutdown after Gov. Mark Dayton blamed right-wing Republicans for refusing to compromise on a new state budget. Democrat Dayton on Tuesday vetoed Republican lawmakers' $34 billion budget plan for the next two years...
May 25, 2011 - 7:47am
May 24, 2011
Outdoors, arts funding bill victim of time
ST. PAUL - Time expired on the 2011 Minnesota legislative session before the House could vote on a bill to provide $450 million in sales tax proceeds for arts, clean water, outdoor projects and parks and trails. After earning quick passage in the Senate Monday afternoon, the House...
May 24, 2011 - 6:13am
May 23, 2011
Legislature moves slowly to the end; special session coming
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton says he is pessimistic of any real movement toward a budget deal today, the final day of the 2011 regular legislative session, and Republicans in control of the Legislature could point to no progress. Nine budget and tax bills sit on Dayton's desk for...
May 23, 2011 - 1:53pm
May 22, 2011
Kriesel, McNamara split as House OKs marriage amendment
ST. PAUL -- An 18-month campaign about gay marriage began moments after the Minnesota House approved a constitutional amendment on the issue late Saturday. And if the five-hour House debate is any indication, Minnesotans are in for 18 months of emotional and hard-fought campaigning....
May 22, 2011 - 9:30am
May 19, 2011
King Tut, Jello show things are not well in Capitol
ST. PAUL -- Two colorful quotes demonstrate the tough state of the Minnesota Legislature. "Anyway, back to King Tut," Sen. Sandra Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, told fellow senators as she returned to a lengthy discussion of all things Tut and dinosaur, saying the Science Museum of Minnesota...
May 19, 2011 - 8:15am
May 10, 2011
Ugly start to Legislature's home stretch
ST. PAUL -- Two weeks are left in the Minnesota legislative session and it is not pretty. "If we don't get done on time, members, the blame lies at the feet of the governor," Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, told fellow representatives hours after a meeting among he, another lawmaker...
May 10, 2011 - 10:02am
May 9, 2011
Minneapolis proposes $895 million stadium late in session
ST. PAUL -- Minneapolis proposes building an $895 million Vikings football stadium on the Metrodome site, but two key legislative supporters wonder if there is enough time for the Legislature to approve a stadium. A competing proposal from Ramsey County is expected to be unveiled...
May 9, 2011 - 5:13pm