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Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
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Early-childhood education money in dispute
Council to discuss Emerald Ash Borer plan April 3
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Girls track preview: Talented trio to lead Tigers
Boys track preview: New faces fill Farmington roster
Baseball preview: Veterans looking to lead bounce-back season
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Local teen earns Eagle Scout rank
Master Recycler/Composter classes begin March 14
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Letter: Budget is against the best interests of Minnesota
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Pat Rupp: Comparing the movie-going experience, then and now
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Joe Atkins: Good people are Dakota County's secret to success
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April 29, 2009
Mini-trucks OK, rest area drinking not
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota would allow mini-trucks to travel on some county roads, but prohibit drinking in state rest areas under a catch-all transportation...
April 29, 2009 - 7:40am
Minnesota Legislature gets ugly, loud
ST. PAUL - If Tuesday paints a picture of how the 2009 legislative session will end, it won't be pretty. An exchange between legislative leaders...
April 29, 2009 - 7:16am
April 28, 2009
Bonding bill still in dispute
ST. PAUL - Negotiators assigned the task of funding public works projects across Minnesota have a common problem - money. The House and Senate...
April 28, 2009 - 7:36am
April 27, 2009
House joins Senate in passing tax increase
ST. PAUL - What to do about taxes is the most controversial of many controversial money issues in the Minnesota Legislature and now the House...
April 27, 2009 - 6:39am
April 23, 2009
Veterans gain, farmers cut in budget bill
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House would give veterans programs more money, but delay or eliminate some agriculture spending. But for some representatives,...
April 23, 2009 - 7:52am
March 5, 2009
Medical marijuana bills move ahead
ST. PAUL - Bills making it legal for severely ill Minnesotans to use marijuana to ease their pain continues moving through the House and Senate. Both bills await further committee hearings after passing earlier tests. The Senate version passed the Judiciary Committee 4-3 Tuesday...
March 5, 2009 - 7:42am
March 3, 2009
Tattoo regulation bill advances
ST. PAUL - Tattoo artists and those who conduct body piercings would be regulated under a bill that Monday gained a Senate committee's support. "Tattooing is one of the fastest growing businesses in the United States today," Sen. Yvonne Prettner Solon, DFL-Duluth, said before the...
March 3, 2009 - 8:04am
February 20, 2009
Bill would keep youths in school to 18
ST. PAUL - If the state required students to remain in school until they are 18 years old, they would earn more money and be more emotionally...
February 20, 2009 - 8:00am
February 18, 2009
Senate prepares $300 million bonding bill
ST. PAUL - Workers will fix roofs and walls, renovate buildings and, in general, improve state facilities later this year if some key legislators'...
February 18, 2009 - 8:17am
January 29, 2009
DFL lawmakers to introduce bill on child health care
Two Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party lawmakers have introduced a bill to ensure that all children have health insurance. Democrats say they fear today's budget plan by Gov. Tim Pawlenty will chop funding for such programs. "We know that the majority of uninsured children in our state...
January 29, 2009 - 12:00am
December 30, 2008
Bonding bill gains support
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota already makes larger payments on its loans than state officials want, but many lawmakers propose borrowing still more money. And if a federal stimulus package includes money for state infrastructure, the pressure to borrow to fund public works projects will...
December 30, 2008 - 12:00am
November 20, 2008
Deputy arrested on suspicion of DWI
A Dakota County Sheriff's deputy convicted for his role in a fatal accident in Farmington is back in the court system this week. Joshua Williams was arrested early on the morning of Nov. 15 on suspicion of drunk driving. Williams was in the final week of a field training program...
November 20, 2008 - 12:00am
October 24, 2008
Coleman predicts new energy bill
ST. PAUL - Congress will return to work early next year and pass a landmark energy package regardless of the presidential race outcome, U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman predicts. Coleman, a Republican hoping he is among those sent back to Washington, said Thursday a deal led by a bipartisan...
October 24, 2008 - 12:00am
June 25, 2008
Deputy gets 30-day suspension for role in fatal accident
Dakota County Sheriff's deputy Joshua Williams will serve a 30-day suspension and work at least a year of courtroom security for his role in a fatal accident last August. Williams, who will also have to undergo training in emergency vehicle operation, received the penalty following...
June 25, 2008 - 12:00am
May 13, 2008
Deputy gets license suspension, 40 hours commmunity service for role in accident
A Dakota County Sheriff's deputy will serve 40 hours of community service and have his driver's license suspended one year for his role in the Aug. 30 accident that killed Farmington resident Bill Wallace. Joshua James Williams will also pay a $380 fine after being sentenced Tuesday...
May 13, 2008 - 12:00am