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Minnesota set to up its fight against opioid abuse with $2.5 million in federal funding
News briefs - Sept. 22 edition
Sculpture tour will add to Art Leap experience
Courts - Sept. 22 edition
Man accused of threatening women with arrow, hammer, saw
Who will be the Great American Storyteller?
Entertainment briefs - Sept. 22 edition
The Art of Labor: Working for a Living
2016 Chili Cook-off winner announced
Area artist carves, paints decorative gourds
Outdoor briefs - Sept. 15
State pheasant forecast both good and bad
Shooting sports highlight for Forkhorn Field Day
Pheasant harvest shows 41 percent increase
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
February 5, 2013
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
January 28, 2013
New taxes, rebate round out plan
ST. PAUL - Business tax changes have grabbed much of the attention after Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal was released Tuesday, but a property...
January 28, 2013 - 11:21am
Bill would cut costs of prescription drugs
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar recently re-introduced legislation to help lower prescription drug prices for seniors. The bill, the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act, would empower Medicare to negotiate for the best possible price of prescription medication for America's...
January 28, 2013 - 10:33am
January 23, 2013
Dayton mixes tax increases and cuts in budget plan
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton said taxes on average Minnesotans would not increase under the budget proposal he released mid-day Tuesday. The plan includes a mixture of tax increases and decreases and it would spend more on education and jobs programs.
January 23, 2013 - 10:28am
January 22, 2013
Minnesota town receives personal letter from Obama for time capsule
The small north woods community of Ely, population 3,460, received some national exposure Monday as NBC's Today show aired a segment focusing on unique aspects of the city on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Ely finds itself in the news cycle of today's presidential...
January 22, 2013 - 8:56am
January 21, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Many leaders find politics is no joke
ST. PAUL -- Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was the king of deadpanning, a trait that got him in trouble more than once. He often would deliver lines, giving no indication he was joking. After some comments were taken wrong, he learned to end non-serious comments with his deep-throated:...
January 21, 2013 - 10:45am
January 14, 2013
Dayton suggests bad back may delay budget plan
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he is recovering well from back surgery, but if he is not better by Jan. 22 he may delay releasing his budget proposal. "If it goes well, I'll be 'back' on a public schedule, starting Tuesday, January 22nd, when I'll present my proposed...
January 14, 2013 - 11:16am
DL sign-painter working on Obama inauguration floats in Maryland
Shawn Qualley is helping to make history -- literally and figuratively. The Detroit Lakes man is in Maryland, helping his former employer create...
January 14, 2013 - 10:02am
September 13, 2012
Wadena awarded DEED grant for wellness center
The Wadena Regional Wellness Center project was awarded $4.2 million from the DEED Capital Projects Grant Program, making Gov. Mark Dayton's final choices today (Thursday). "We are extremely ecstatic," Mayor Wayne Wolden said. The award amount was short of the $4.625 million asked...
September 13, 2012 - 11:13am
September 12, 2012
Wadena wellness center ranked high in DEED grant recommendations
Wadena's proposed regional wellness center made the first round cut in the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Capital Projects Grant Program to possibly receive funding. Wadena, which is asking for $4,625,000, was ranked second of 12 projects in the...
September 12, 2012 - 11:14am