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HFS to host Hastings Tastings March 28
Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
RAD Zoo visits Pleasant Hill Library
Minnesota roundup: Jury convicts Blaine driver who hit man standing by mailbox
Artspace on track for July opening
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Coach looks to carry momentum into next season
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
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
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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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December 6, 2011
White Earth tribe proposes casino to keep Vikings in Minnesota
December 6, 2011 - 3:24pm
December 5, 2011
Judge puts brakes on day care union vote, for now
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota day care provider vote to join unions is least temporarily on hold. A judge Monday ordered a stop to an election that was to begin Wednesday. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton last month ordered the vote, which two unions have sought for six years. Ramsey County...
December 5, 2011 - 1:52pm
December 1, 2011
Surplus leaves state leaders happy but concerned
ST. PAUL -- The revelation of an $876 million Minnesota budget surplus includes a dark side. Gov. Mark Dayton showed the two sides by calling...
December 1, 2011 - 5:25pm
State budget surplus comes with warnings
ST. PAUL -- Jaws dropped this morning as Minnesota leaders learned the state budget will be $876 million bigger than earlier thought. But the news came with warnings: -- A $1.3 billion deficit is expected in two years. -- The Minnesota economy could take another turn for the worse...
December 1, 2011 - 10:15am
November 28, 2011
Some day-care providers fear they would lose say under unions
November 28, 2011 - 10:01am
November 21, 2011
Child care unionization questions plentiful
ST. PAUL -- Questions abound two weeks before some Minnesota in-home day-care providers vote about whether to join unions. Key among those questions...
November 21, 2011 - 12:53pm
November 20, 2011
Minnesota looks for Asian carp battle plan
ST. PAUL -- Winter is setting in, giving soldiers on the front line of the Asian carp war a few months to form and implement a battle plan. "We have a brief window of time," Gov.
November 20, 2011 - 8:05am
November 19, 2011
Ted the turkey seeks spotlight at state send-off
ST. PAUL -- Ted is ready for the spotlight. Really ready. In fact, he is so ready that he escaped from his cage in a dark corner of the governor's...
November 19, 2011 - 12:10am
November 15, 2011
Dayton orders day care union vote; GOP to sue
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday ordered an election to allow child care providers to vote whether they want a union representing them. Republicans...
November 15, 2011 - 12:05pm
GOP proposes refunds to balance property tax increases
November 15, 2011 - 9:32am
November 9, 2011
State to offer veterans, elderly and disabled a 'trip planner' to services
ST. PAUL -- A federal grant will give rural Minnesota veterans, their families, disabled and elderly looking for rides to places like doctors' offices an easier way to line up transportation. Administrator Peter Rogoff of the Federal Transit Administration made the announcement Wednesday...
November 9, 2011 - 2:51pm
November 3, 2011
Vikings stadium special session plan derails
ST. PAUL -- The wheels are coming off the Minnesota Vikings stadium express. A Wednesday meeting among key politicians resulted in one agreement:...
November 3, 2011 - 9:02am
November 2, 2011
Lawmakers seek to limit school levy votes
ST. PAUL -- More than 100 Minnesota school districts ask voters to approve paying $900 million more property taxes next week in an election some Republican lawmakers say was scheduled to favor passage. "This is not good for democracy," Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, said Wednesday. Garofalo,...
November 2, 2011 - 3:34pm
October 28, 2011
Dayton, GOP leaders on Vikings stadium: 'Stay tuned'
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders met for more than two hours about a Minnesota Vikings football stadium Friday morning, emerging...
October 28, 2011 - 12:18pm
October 27, 2011
Bank investments designed to help small businesses get loans
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials hope a $100 million investment they are making in banks will end up in the hands of small business owners. That could result in more jobs across the state. Gov.
October 27, 2011 - 12:03pm