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Constitutionality of park nativity scene questioned
Police scanner - Jan. 29 edition
Work on 'people's house' to proceed
WDC's one-act performance of 'The Chair Play' advances to Sections, Jan. 31
Verndale-Grygla-Fisher alliance qualifies for U.S. Open Robotics Championship
Bears hang 55-41 loss on Wolverines
Mimmack, Smith lead Flying Warrors past Blue Devils
Lady Vikings topple Wolverines by 20
Carroll will let Sherman decide on playing if baby arrives
Super Bowl billboard campaign seeks acceptance for gay players
Riepes building skills through extension program
Tri-County Leases Retail Space to Seip Drug
Hanson, Brenk earn promotions at Forum Communication
Niche program offered at M State
Lakes Area Overhead Door Co. announce new name, American Door Works
The bus ride from Branson
Entertainment briefs - Jan. 29 edition
Ensemble cast marches to the forefront in 'Selma'
Entertainment briefs - Jan. 22 edition
Waffle maker produces some surprising treats
Birth announcements - Jan. 22 edition
Alina Perez Makes the Dean's List at Rochester Community and Technical College
Rachel Craig earns Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award
Do police officers have quotas to meet?
Minnesota must heed call of oil-safety report
Can proof of insurance be shown electronically?
Your letters - Jan. 22 edition
Dayton cranks up the candor
A winter walk through Glendalough
Owatonna angler wins truck at Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza
Federal court wolf ruling - now what?
February 13, 2013
Minnesota not alone in debating gun laws
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators are considering gun-related laws at the same time lawmakers in other states are walking similar paths. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week signed legislation fortifying the state's existing assault weapon ban and limiting size of ammunition...
February 13, 2013 - 10:22am
Gun week fires up supporters
ST. PAUL -- Gun week in the Minnesota Legislature came and went, but the debate is far from over. A former law enforcement officer, now a senator, pledges to continue the fight against weakening gun freedoms. "As a former sheriff and current state senator, I was sworn to uphold...
February 13, 2013 - 9:04am
February 12, 2013
House votes to expand health coverage for poor Minnesotans
ST. PAUL -- More than 35,000 low-income Minnesotans would gain health-care coverage under a bill the House approved Monday. Rep. Tom Huntley, DFL-Duluth, said the federal government would pick up most of the cost under a new health-care law. "The net savings to the state budget...
February 12, 2013 - 9:40am
Political Notebook: House votes to match state taxes with new federal law
ST. PAUL -- Income tax returns Minnesotans file this spring will conform to new federal laws if state senators follow the House's Monday action. The House voted 127-0 to change state law to match newly enacted federal tax legislation, saving taxes for 55,000 teachers, 90,000 homeowners,...
February 12, 2013 - 8:53am
February 8, 2013
Rural Democrats could shoot down gun changes
ST. PAUL - The message from Minnesota's rural Democratic senators about this week's gun-bill flurry is simple: Don't expect a warm reception in the Senate. "The Senate has always been the more reasonable body," Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, DFL-Plummer, said Thursday, joining with others in...
February 8, 2013 - 10:27am
February 7, 2013
Ex-FBI agent: Assault gun would have killed more at Red Lake
ST. PAUL -- Jeffrey Weise shot and killed his grandfather on March 21, 2005, and tried to load a semi-automatic rifle. But former FBI agent John Egelhof told a Minnesota House committee Wednesday that the rifle, the type that would be banned under a bill state lawmakers are considering,...
February 7, 2013 - 9:51am
Gun supporters say 'assault' rifles are like hunting rifles
ST. PAUL -- So-called assault weapons are nothing more than fancy hunting rifles, gun supporters told a Minnesota House committee Wednesday. A federal ban on the guns that expired in 2004 did not work, Chris Rager of the National Rifle Association told the House public safety co...
February 7, 2013 - 9:42am
February 6, 2013
Small cities worry over state aid's future
ST. PAUL -- Cities would receive more state money next year if legislators approve Governor Mark Dayton's budget, but after that some could get smaller checks from the Capitol. Dayton proposes adding $80 million next year to the Local Government Aid (LGA) program that primarily helps...
February 6, 2013 - 8:54am
February 5, 2013
Legislative gun debate begins to overflow crowd
ST. PAUL -- The two sides of Minnesota's gun debate began laying out their arguments today during first of a series of legislative meetings. This morning's packed House committee meeting, with two other rooms full of people watching on television monitors, was the first of five meetings...
February 5, 2013 - 2:28pm
Bill advances to save Minnesota taxpayers' money this year
ST. PAUL -- As many as 192,000 Minnesotans would benefit if state legislators quickly pass a bill matching state tax law with federal law, the state House Taxes Committee chairwoman says. If that does not happen, Rep. Ann Lenczewski, DFL-Bloomington, told fellow lawmakers Monday:...
February 5, 2013 - 9:17am
Minnesota lawmakers ready for rapid-fire gun debate
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers are pulling the trigger on gun-related legislation. Hours of House committee gun-related hearings are scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with senators planning similar meetings later in the month. Bills still are being introduced, and probably...
February 5, 2013 - 8:59am
Obama: Americans need to push for gun violence solution
MINNEAPOLIS - President Barack Obama says citizens must make their opinions heard on gun violence issues for change to be possible, and Monday...
February 5, 2013 - 8:54am
February 4, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Debates continue over Dayton budget impact
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal continues to play out in interesting ways, usually with Republicans strongly opposed and Democrats more mildly in support. Rep. Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, told a top Dayton official that the budget, especially the tax increase portions,...
February 4, 2013 - 9:25am
January 30, 2013
Legislative Notebook: Bill would raise 'little cigar' tax
ST. PAUL - Some Minnesota legislators want to raise the tax on "little cigars," saying the products cost less than cigarettes and they can be flavored as a way to attract children. Sens. Kari Dziedzic, DFL-Minneapolis, and Carla Nelson, R-Rochester, said little cigars basically are...
January 30, 2013 - 10:08am
Minnesota lawmakers implement way to give ag interests a voice
January 30, 2013 - 10:04am