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Van strikes two WDC students just after school
Wadena Veteran's Park moves forward
Wadena business owner defies disability
Van strikes two WDC students just after school
Courts March 13
City continues electrical upgrades with SE transformer project
Hanson named Blue Devils' MVP
Bowling scores March 13
Nuggets hand Wolverines 58-34 playoff loss
Archery scores March 13
Vikings chopping but so far chips are small
Ben W. Meinhardt
Foto Find March 13
'Mr. Peabody and Sherman' fun family film
Five Wings announces $43,000 available for artists
Conclusion to Titanic of the Great Lakes Sinks
Irma Allen to play piano with WDC Band at March 10
New secure Veteran Health Identification Cards issued
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Your Letters March 6
Horizons: Businesses succeed through creative adaptation
Spring sports are quickly approaching
Knowledge Bowl team earns fourth at regional competition
Hobo Hot Bake
Local piano students win at MMTA contest
Bruer, May graduate from Bemidji State
Area students earn honors at several colleges, universities
March 5, 2013
Red plus blue equals purple bipartisanship
ST. PAUL -- Two Minnesota senators want to form a "purple" caucus to bring lawmakers from both parties together. Sens. Roger Reinert, DFL-Duluth,...
March 5, 2013 - 9:02am
Minnesota health insurance marketplace moves ahead
ST. PAUL - Minnesotans either will get a better deal on health insurance or they will face problems if the Legislature and governor agree on...
March 5, 2013 - 9:00am
March 4, 2013
Capitol Chatter: $30 million appears headed to help businesses grow
ST. PAUL -- Legislative leaders say the governor has a good chance of getting $30 million he wants included in the next two-year budget to help businesses move to Minnesota or expand. The Minnesota Investment Fund provided more than 600 loans, some of which do not need to be repaid,...
March 4, 2013 - 4:14pm
March 1, 2013
Federal budget cuts likely will hit Minnesota gradually
ST. PAUL - Minnesotans may not know what the word means, but as of Thursday they began to feel the impact of automatic and deep federal budget cuts known as "sequestration." No one knows for sure how Minnesotans will be affected, but there is widespread agreement it will be felt. U.S....
March 1, 2013 - 11:11am
Taxes not tabled after projected deficit shrinks
ST. PAUL - Talk of tax increases continues even as economists anticipate a smaller state budget deficit. "Tax reform is important for Minnesota's...
March 1, 2013 - 10:36am
White House says Minnesota would feel sequester
The White House claims thousands of jobs are at stake with today's beginning of a federal sequester, automatic cuts in most federal programs. Here are some cuts the White House and U.S. Rep.
March 1, 2013 - 9:01am
February 28, 2013
State deficit at $627 million
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's projected budget deficit for the next two years is lower than expected at $627 million, the Minnesota Management and Budget reported this morning. Legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton will use this information to set the state's budget over the next three months....
February 28, 2013 - 9:27am
Electric Asian carp barrier clears Minnesota legislative committee
ST. PAUL -- State legislators are moving ahead with plans to build an electric barrier in the Mississippi River to stop the spread of Asian carp. A bill instructing the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to contract for design work on an electric barrier at Lock and Dam No....
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February 28, 2013 - 9:06am
Gay marriage debate revisits Minnesota Capitol
ST. PAUL -- Those on opposite sides of the same-sex marriage debate use the same argument: It is about families. Both camps made their case...
February 28, 2013 - 9:04am
February 27, 2013
Legislative notebook: Long-term care funding boost suggested
A proposal to increase Minnesota long-term care funding could help elder care as baby boomers prepare to retire, supporters say, but overall state budget questions threaten its future. House and Senate legislators from both parties on Tuesday released a bill to increase how much...
February 27, 2013 - 10:01am
Lawmakers consider doubling Minnesota tourism budget
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's resorts, government and residents would benefit from a larger tourism marketing effort, supporters of a bill to double...
February 27, 2013 - 9:20am
February 26, 2013
Reducing gun violence common goal, Minnesota gun rights and gun control advocates say
ST. PAUL -- Something can be done about gun violence in Minnesota. Gun rights and gun control advocates generally agree on that point, but they don't necessarily agree on what comes next. "To do nothing ...
February 26, 2013 - 9:14am
Minnesota Sunday liquor sales stalled, short of a public outcry
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans must loudly demand that lawmakers approve Sunday alcohol sales if the proposal has a chance to pass, its Senate sponsor...
February 26, 2013 - 9:11am
Minnesota Legislative notebook: Representatives hear that minimum wage increase would help economy
Minnesota minimum wages would rise from $6.15 to as much as $10.55 an hour under bills lawmakers are examining this week. The proposal's first committee votes could come this week. Two wage experts told a House committee Monday that, despite what opponents say, raising the minimum...
February 26, 2013 - 9:09am
February 25, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Thursday's forecast to show budget temperature
ST. PAUL -- One of the big days of the Minnesota legislative session arrives Thursday, when state fiscal leaders announce how state revenues and spending are doing. The budget forecast, released twice a year, tells legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton how much the state has to spend...
February 25, 2013 - 9:35am