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March 26, 2009
Minnesota's constitutional officers on Wednesday approved a 30-day extension of a state emergency declaration for seven northwestern Minnesota counties experiencing flooding. The panel includes Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, from left, State Auditor Rebecca Otto, Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau and Attorney General Lori Swanson. Scott Wente photo
Pawlenty seeks speedy federal disaster aid
March 26, 2009 - 7:31am
February 2, 2009
Amount of money returned to Upper Midwest states from federal government.
Upper Midwest states split on federal aid
February 2, 2009 - 12:00am
December 30, 2008
'Biggest crisis' to affect local government aid
December 30, 2008 - 12:00am
December 22, 2008
Gov. Tim Pawlenty announces Friday that he has eliminated a $426 million budget deficit, mostly by cutting state spending. Behind him is state Finance Commissioner Tom Hanson, a Mahnomen native.  Staff photo by Don Davis
Pawlenty cuts local aid, programs
December 22, 2008 - 12:00am
December 11, 2008
Sen. Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook, examines paperwork Wednesday while the Senate Taxes Committee examines the effect of state aid cuts to cities. On left is the committee chairman, Sen. Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook. staff photo by Don Davis
City leaders plead for state checks
December 11, 2008 - 12:00am
December 3, 2008
Tim Pawlenty. staff photo by Don Davis
Federal aid concerns Pawlenty
December 3, 2008 - 12:00am