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Former Mrs. Minnesota International shares message at Domestic Abuse Awareness Luncheon
Pilot survives with minor injuries after plane crashes near Willmar, Minn.
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, October 18
Douglas County exploring system to speed up voting
Morken: Breaking down the area section football fields
Football: Lakers ready for playoffs after taking care of Benson
Football scores from Wednesday, Oct. 18
Football: Osakis ends regular season on five game losing streak
Football: Spuds drop Alexandria to the third seed
Homeless advocates praise movie opening Friday in Alexandria
Kensington museum holds open house
Pageant seeking Miss Teen Douglas County
'Voices from the Hillside' returns to Evansville
Ventriloquist brings act to humane society fundraiser
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Pheasant opener: Better than numbers might indicate
Region 9 hosts snowmobilers fall workshop
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Neva B. Andrews
Evangeline G. Ekdahl
Annabelle Kretschmar (Pikal)
LETTER: Don't blame ER for mental illness care
LETTER: City plans for next five to 50 years
LETTER: Look inward and listen in discussing racism
1967: Four rolls of toilet paper cost 39 cents
EDITORIAL: Is First Amendment disgusting?
Going far with 4-H horses
4-H dogs and young handlers take home awards
Putting your garden to bed
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
New Bethany owners envision upgrades
Small change adds up for youth groups
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Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
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October 9, 2017
MNSure CEO sys reinsurance is 'short-term fix'
BRAINERD, Minn. — MNSure CEO Allison O'Toole offered up solutions Monday, Oct. 9, to help make sure health insurance premiums stay flat....
October 9, 2017 - 9:23pm
September 20, 2017
Mediation to begin today over veto by Gov. Dayton
ST. PAUL — Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republican-led Minnesota Legislature are entering court-ordered mediation this week to work...
September 20, 2017 - 8:22pm
September 17, 2017
Feds still considering Minnesota proposal to lower insurance rates as time running out
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's plan to lower health insurance premiums next year had just one little complication, but it's threatening to turn into a big complication: It requires approval from the federal government. And with time running out, that approval still isn't here.
September 17, 2017 - 7:13pm
July 21, 2017
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
To the editor: The state Legislature has taken the governor to court. How did we get here? The process this year has me concerned. The Legislature passed two budget bills. The first one was done late April or early May and the governor sent it back, signing none of it. The second...
July 21, 2017 - 10:35am
June 23, 2017
Dayton agrees to fund Legislature until October, as court case continues
ST. PAUL — Faced with the possibility of the Senate shutting down this summer and the House closing up shop shortly thereafter, Gov. Mark Dayton empowered his attorney to negotiate to fund the Legislature — even as the Legislature is suing him for vetoing its funding....
June 23, 2017 - 10:00pm
June 22, 2017
After budget veto, Minnesota Senate plans to shut down in July; House in September
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Senate plans to shut down in July and the House in September in response to Gov. Mark Dayton's veto of legislative funding, the Legislature told a district court Thursday, June 22. Last month, Dayton vetoed the $130-million, two-year budget for the Legislature...
June 22, 2017 - 8:25pm
June 13, 2017
Minnesota Legislature sues Mark Dayton over legislative funding
The Minnesota House and Senate filed a lawsuit on Tuesday asking a judge to overturn Gov. Mark Dayton’s veto of their funding for the next...
June 13, 2017 - 5:01pm
June 6, 2017
New Minnesota GOP chair aims to bring metro, rural factions together
BRAINERD, Minn.—The woman newly in charge of the Republican Party hopes to mend fences between the rural conservatives and the metro GOP...
June 6, 2017 - 9:46pm
June 2, 2017
US Rep. Nolan won't run for Minnesota governor
DULUTH, Minn. — U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan announced on Friday, June 2, that he will not run for Minnesota governor in 2018. Nolan, DFL-Crosby,...
June 2, 2017 - 11:10pm
May 26, 2017
Education funding up, but union urges veto
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature approved nearly half a billion dollars in new public school funding late Thursday. So why is the teachers union calling for its veto? Policy changes included in the $18.8 billion education spending plan give school leaders new flexibility...
May 26, 2017 - 9:01pm
May 21, 2017
Demands fall, final budget nears
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers are dragging themselves toward their Monday finish line, making what Lt. Gov. Tina Smith called "slow, steady progress" on completing a two-year $46 billion state budget. To get it done, Democrats will have to let go of some of their demands for...
May 21, 2017 - 9:46pm
May 20, 2017
Work quietly proceeds on Minnesota state budget
ST. PAUL — With just days left before the Minnesota Legislature is forced to adjourn, the Minnesota Capitol was eerily quiet Saturday despite an unfinished budget. Rank and file lawmakers sat around the Capitol passing time as their party leaders hustled in and out of closed-door...
May 20, 2017 - 11:00pm
May 12, 2017
Letter: A grotesque abuse of power
To the editor: The President of the United States fired the FBI Director who was investigating said President. The explanation for this move — that it is in response to Comey's handling of Hillary Clinton's emails — does not stand up to scrutiny, as the President praised...
May 12, 2017 - 3:47pm
May 11, 2017
City leaders urge Legislature to boost aid to cities
With the session deadline looming, Greater Minnesota city leaders held a press conference today to urge legislators to act on taxes, bonding...
May 11, 2017 - 2:29pm
May 10, 2017
Dayton vetoes Franson's anti-abortion bill
Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a bill authored by Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, that would have banned Medicaid or any other state-funded health...
May 10, 2017 - 6:04pm