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Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
Alumni to sing with Concordia Choir at local concert
Calls made to change property tax that doesn't stay local
Minnesota farm loan program wins approval in time for spring
Parents learn how to detect teen drug use in Top Secret project
crime and courts
Gymnastics: Davenport, Slayton shine at sections
DCTC baseball: Blue Knights play earliest outdoor game in state history
Girls hockey: Upset of South sends Tigers to state
Swim and dive: Tigers triumph on Senior Night
Boys hockey: Tigers fall a goal short against South, Eagan
Carpet care 101: How to refresh after a brutal winter
Moon Glow lights up the night
Hot Air Affair Parade lights up downtown
In the air with the Hudson Hot Air Affair
Photos: Hot Air Affair Friday morning launch
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Brown
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Paulson
JPMorgan Chase Bank vs Fluecker
Margaret A. Raub, 92
Gene Barthel, 69
Jan E. Altenburg, 57
Boots Turek, 67
Deanna Weniger: Virtual reality dinosaurs and spiders mess with your mind
Sen. Matt Little: First impressions and getting to work at the Capitol
Letter: Sen. Matt Little’s bill would weaken local government control
Opinion: Minnesotans should have a more affordable choice for health insurance
Pat Rupp: A grumpy old man's list of grievances
Real Estate Showcase
June 21, 2012
Flooding ravages Duluth and Northland roads and homes
Floodwaters engorged by a 24-hour deluge of up to 10 inches crumbled roads and damaged homes and businesses in Duluth, Superior and surrounding...
June 21, 2012 - 8:54am
June 9, 2012
Vermillion resident will challenge Thompson in Senate race
Andrew Brobston has already been a music teacher and a software engineer. Now the Vermillion Township resident would like to be a Senator. Brobston filed June 1 to challenge incumbent Minnesota Senator Dave Thompson in District 58. The filing fills a gap that has existed since March,...
June 9, 2012 - 7:08am
May 19, 2012
Thompson, Garofalo have mixed opinions on session
Farmington's representatives at the Minnesota capitol were on opposite sides of the highest-profile issue of the recently completed legislative session. Rep. Pat Garofalo voted for the bill that provided state funding for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium. Sen. Dave Thompson voted...
May 19, 2012 - 5:20pm
April 26, 2012
4-26-2012: UPDATE: Woman who caused Delta flight quarantine identified as Red Wing resident
A phone call asking for medical advice for a Red Wing woman returning from Uganda resulted in a two-hour quarantine for Delta flight Thursday...
April 26, 2012 - 6:48pm
April 19, 2012
Walter Klaus, longtime state Representative, turned 100 April 19
Consider this: When the Great Depression began in 1930, Walter Klaus was 18 years old. It was 55 years ago that voters in rural Dakota County...
April 19, 2012 - 10:27am
April 12, 2012
Letter to the Editor: School payback bill is a gamble
To the editor, Representative Pat Garofalo must love to gamble. He has used Twitter to tweet about gambling a lot in the past. We have evidence of his gambling at the legislature. He was gambling when he proposed what he called a "payback to schools." That "payback" is in truth...
April 12, 2012 - 12:41pm
April 6, 2012
School-repayment bill goes to Governor
A Republican plan to begin repaying school districts for payments the state has delayed heads to hostile territory in Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's office. The Minnesota House and Senate Monday approved a proposal to repay schools $430 million. However, that would leave about $2...
April 6, 2012 - 1:29pm
February 3, 2012
Thompson introduces 'Right-to-work' constitutional amendment
Republican legislators want to give Minnesotans the option to opt out of unions, a subject that has created heated debate in many states. "In Minnesota law, if a worker refuses to pay union dues, they are fired," Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa, said Thursday. "This isn't fair and...
February 3, 2012 - 10:36am
January 7, 2012
Lake City officer Schneider laid to rest Saturday
LAKE CITY - Lake City paid tribute to slain police officer Shawn Schneider Saturday as his family and 2,000 public safety officers from across...
crime and courts/News
January 7, 2012 - 6:48pm
January 6, 2012
Update: Contaminant found in Pepin Height's Honeycrisp cider
If you have Pepin Heights' Honeycrisp 100 Percent Fresh Pressed Apple Cider, don't drink it if the "use by" date reads Feb. 9. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Pepin Heights Orchards are advising consumers to avoid the cider after department laboratory tests found some...
January 6, 2012 - 3:20pm
November 19, 2011
Anhydrous theft leads to police chase
An anhydrous theft led to a police chase late Thursday night, the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office reported. A deputy was patrolling Ag-Partners Cooperative in Bellechester just before midnight when he noticed a vehicle parked near the anhydrous tanks. The sheriff's department has...
crime and courts/News
November 19, 2011 - 6:00am
July 20, 2011
Shutdown ends, but restart not immediate
July 20, 2011 - 10:08am
July 15, 2011
Dayton, GOP leaders agree on an all-frowns budget
Minnesota's three top budget negotiators walked from the governor's office Thursday evening to announce a state budget deal frowning like their best friend just died. In a way, each had lost a political friend: Democratic Gov.
July 15, 2011 - 10:33am
June 30, 2011
Political differences lead to state shutdown
ST. PAUL -- Political differences separating Democratic Gov.
June 30, 2011 - 11:14pm
February 16, 2011
Book Report: Travel back in time, in reality and fictitiously
Don Gilbertson retired as director of the Bell Museum at the University of Minnesota several years ago, but that doesn't mean he's been sitting...
February 16, 2011 - 2:00pm