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Driver avoids serious injury when vehicle plunges into drainage pond in Minn.
Poop and fish guts for the National Rotten Sneaker win
City of Duluth temporarily closes two dog parks
Trump signs order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies
St. Louis County authorities locate missing 77-year-old
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CN, Duluth Cargo Connect announce container terminal; intermodal capabilities a ‘game-changer’
Biz Buzz for March 27, 2017
Northland Special Events grows services, downtown footprint
The Memo: What to know in business this week for March 27
Runway work delayed at Duluth airport
Trump declines Nationals' Opening Day first pitch offer
Former, current, future BSU women's players join Team USA boycott
Twins coach tries to help Sano take the next step
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
Try this Sunny Chickpea Salad
Mac and cheese from scratch
TIDBITS: Biscuits and Snickers
Copeland talks her 'Ballerina Body'
Lessons from Native American life
Happy 60th Birthday to Steven Fegraeus!
Norbert and Frances Sloan
Joseph and Dana
Mary Agnes (Virkus) Johnson
David Arney Forsman
Ruby Ellen White
Roger V. Harp
James "Jimmy" C. Gray
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Tuesdays with Mitch: Meals for the old now is considered government waste?
Reader's view: Cheaper health care for all an impossible dream
Reader's view: Kids who aren't hungry more apt to learn
Reader's view: Support sick-and-safe-time for college students, too
Video: Seining Kamloops rainbow trout on the French River
MN DNR Weekly Report for March 27, 2017
Ask a Conservation Officer: ATV trail closures
Northland fishing contests
Field Reports: Mom, four bear cubs doing well near Cloquet
Pet of the Week for March 28
Ask a Trooper: Does spotlight/light bar on vehicle need to be covered?
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February 27, 2017
Proposal sets ambitious renewable energy mandate for Minnesota
Minnesota would have to generate half its electricity from renewables by 2030 under a mandate proposed Monday by the Dayton administration, a doubling of the state's current renewable standard. Wind and solar now account for about 21 percent of the electricity total, putting it ahead...
February 27, 2017 - 6:17pm
February 20, 2017
Minnesota charitable gambling nonprofits want tax relief
For every dollar raised through charitable gambling that the Irving Community Association gives to food shelves and children's programs, it pays more than $2 in taxes. The Duluth-based nonprofit paid $733,000 in state taxes and fees last year, more than double the $306,000 it spent...
February 20, 2017 - 6:47pm
February 6, 2017
Bakk leads Minn. lawmakers in pay augmented by expenses
Minnesota's 201 state lawmakers have not had a salary increase in nearly two decades. But some members of the Legislature have managed to at...
February 6, 2017 - 5:17pm
February 4, 2017
Dayton wants public input on water quality plan
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton is making another push to clean up Minnesota's waters — and says he's learned lessons from his contentious battle two years ago to implement buffer strips along the state's waterways. In a speech Friday to the Minnesota Environmental Congress,...
February 4, 2017 - 2:12am
February 1, 2017
Tony Perpich, former state senator, dies at 84
Of the Perpich brothers, Tony was the quiet one — a dentist with a passion for carpentry and public service. The former state senator...
February 1, 2017 - 3:50pm
January 28, 2017
Dayton budget proposal includes extra $371 million for public schools in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — New funding for education makes up a weighty portion of the more-than-$1.9 billion in new spending Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed in his two-year budget. The plan would add $371 million in funding for public schools through 2018 and 2019. The extra dollars...
January 28, 2017 - 3:06am
Proposed state laws targeting protests fuel free speech fears
Republican lawmakers in several central U.S. states are pushing bills that would crack down on demonstrations, drawing criticism from free speech...
January 28, 2017 - 2:37am
January 27, 2017
Wisconsin union membership down nearly 40 percent since Act 10
Union membership in Wisconsin is down nearly 40 percent since Republicans passed legislation known as Act 10 that all but eliminated collective bargaining for public workers, new federal data show. In 2016, the percentage of public and private workers who were members of unions was...
January 27, 2017 - 6:07pm
January 26, 2017
Minnesota legislators propose more money for broadband
Democratic legislators from across Minnesota, including lawmakers from the Northland, on Thursday introduced a bill calling for the state to invest $100 million in broadband projects. Such an investment, added to money already spent to expand broadband internet in Minnesota, would...
January 26, 2017 - 4:03pm
January 10, 2017
Wisconsin governor proposes in-state tuition cut for UW
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said he wants to cut undergraduate tuition for Wisconsin residents at University of Wisconsin System schools in his annual State of the State address Tuesday. The governor didn't offer further details on the tuition cut, including how large it would be...
January 10, 2017 - 7:51pm
January 6, 2017
Wisconsin governor takes actions to combat heroin addiction
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker this week called for a special legislative session to fight heroin addiction and ordered state agencies to ramp up their response to a drug that kills hundreds in Wisconsin each year. The Republican governor held series of events Thursday in Weston, Green...
January 6, 2017 - 1:43pm
May 23, 2016
Estate claims fix passes as part of spending bill
Pine County farmer Rick Rayburn got a welcome phone call at 11:15 on Sunday night. The call was from state Sen. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, who gave him the play-by-play from the Senate floor as the Senate voted on the $182 million state supplemental budget bill that already had passed...
May 23, 2016 - 9:01pm
May 21, 2016
DFL party members decline to endorse candidate for House 6A seat
Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party members on Saturday declined to endorse any of the five candidates seeking the House District 6A seat. Candidates Ben DeNucci, Mark Larson, Julie Sandstede, Mark Thompson and Thomas Whiteside were seeking the endorsement at the Senate District 6 endorsing...
May 21, 2016 - 5:31pm
May 13, 2016
Legislators fight back as overdose deaths rise
ST. PAUL — Minnesota drug overdose deaths have jumped four-fold since 2000, the Minnesota Health Department reported Friday as state legislators made attempts to slow the increase. Opioid pain relievers such as Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet, morphine and codeine have become the...
May 13, 2016 - 7:48pm
March 28, 2016
Minnesota DNR seeks bonding money to fix state park buildings, roads
When most Minnesotans think of state parks, they envision waterfalls and hiking trails and campgrounds. But behind all of those natural wonders...
March 28, 2016 - 3:26pm