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Two police officers shot and wounded, suspect killed at Minnesota city hall
Explosion levels home near Bemidji
Duluth City Council approves $300,000 loan for NorShor Theatre
Bygones for Jan. 27
Washburn County man pleads guilty in double-fatal crash
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Duluth mayor speaks at Greater Downtown Council gathering
Duluth physician sued in connection with Minnesota country club’s closure
Biz Buzz for Jan. 26
Bankruptcies for Jan. 26
Time to enter Wisconsin business plan contest
Timberwolves lose fifth straight
Close finish expected in Arrowhead 135 race
Local view: Conservative views should focus more on what benefits people
Reader's view: Regents should step in on UMD coach dismissals
Reader's view: Clinic costs go up while insurance payments drop
Our view: History respected by TV ghost show
Faces & Names: ‘Selma’ director to make Hurricane Katrina film
Faces & Names: Larry David’s Broadway play sets advance sales record
Faces & Names: Keaton’s ‘Birdman' gaining popularity
Faces & Names: Film looks at missing Holocaust footage
Faces & Names: Is Johnny Depp’s star power fading?
Inpatient rehab helps Silver Bay woman heal closer to home
Health Notes: Chronic pain, new tax form, Tobacco grade
Tips from local MNsure navigators
It takes two: Getting healthy may be easier with a partner
Gym time won’t cancel out too much sitting
Sam Cook columns
Beverly Godfrey columns
Nice Ice Fish for 2014-2015
MN DNR Weekly Report for Jan. 26, 2015
In the Arrowhead 135 winter race, you’re going to suffer
Sam Cook column: Crappies to go at Fish Lake
Duluth shoemaker's work crosses intersection of art, craft
Helping Out for January 25, 2015
Snapshot for Jan. 25, 2015
Spirit of Superior Award winners announced
Meet a Volunteer for Jan. 25, 2015
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January 26, 2015
Dayton seeks more money for Minnesota transportation projects, proposes gas tax hike
ST. PAUL — Minnesota motorists would pay at least 16 cents a gallon more in gasoline taxes under a transportation funding proposal unveiled by Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday. They would pay slightly higher motor vehicle license fees and $10 more to register a vehicle. Also,...
news / politics
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January 25, 2015
Legislative agenda for 2016: Pass bonding, go home?
Bill Salisbury St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature is likely to hold a session next year, even if the Senate has to meet in a heated tent. Legislative leaders have been considering skipping a 2016 session because the Senate chamber and most hearing rooms...
January 25, 2015 - 7:10pm
State chamber's view: Transportation solution must be sustainable, strategic
We agree with Gov. Mark Dayton: Let’s get real about transportation. Minnesotans demand the safe and efficient movement of people and goods. Our existing dedicated revenue falls short of maintaining our system of roads, bridges and transit, let alone allowing for strategic expansion. The...
January 25, 2015 - 12:03am
Our view: Compromise is critical for state’s highways and bridges
The Republicans proffered a plan. The DFL dove in with its strategy. The governor piggybacked on his DFL brothers’ and sisters’ ideas. Even a broad-based transportation-focused coalition entered the fray and suggested a way to tackle the hottest issue in St. Paul this legislative...
opinion / our view
January 25, 2015 - 12:02am
January 23, 2015
Lawmakers aim to block state aid cuts for Duluth
Duluth’s lawmakers likely will be playing plenty of defense this legislative session. During a meeting with city councilors and Mayor Don Ness on Friday afternoon, District 7A Rep. Jennifer Schultz, DFL-Duluth, expressed concern that other legislators may target the amount of local...
January 23, 2015 - 10:55pm
January 22, 2015
Fight over Sunday liquor sales continues in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Claiming new momentum for a cause that’s been a perennial loser at the Capitol, opponents of Minnesota’s law banning Sunday liquor-store sales said Thursday that they’ll push for a repeal this session. “Coming off an election cycle where this was an issue that...
January 22, 2015 - 10:54pm
Work on Minnesota ‘people’s house’ to proceed
ST. PAUL — Minnesota citizens will have more space and senators less space when a $273 million state Capitol renovation project is completed two years from now. “There is a winner here: the people of Minnesota,” said Paul Anderson, a former state Supreme Court chief justice,...
January 22, 2015 - 10:15pm
Our View: Stay on message, Duluth, chamber
As just about any kid will tell you, to get what you want — what you really, really want, whether for Christmas or your birthday — keep the list short. Stay focused. It’s advice the city of Duluth and now the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce seemed to forget or ignore when they...
opinion / our view
January 22, 2015 - 9:54pm
January 21, 2015
Minnesota anti-abuse bill puts children first
ST. PAUL — Hank Marotske’s mother allowed her children one meal a week. “That pot of whatever she cooked had to last a week,” he said. When the food ran out one time, his mother caught Marotske trying to sneak food out of a cabinet. “She threw me from the counter, across...
January 21, 2015 - 10:10pm
January 20, 2015
Rural Minnesota groups announce funding wants
ST. PAUL — A pair of nonmetro Minnesota organizations seeks more than half of an expected $1 billion state budget surplus for their priorities. The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities and the Greater Minnesota Partnership announced Tuesday that their top funding requests include...
January 20, 2015 - 10:16pm
Wolf ruling could affect Minnesota livestock
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans lost their ability to protect livestock and pets when a federal court ordered wolves to return to the endangered species list, a Minnesota House committee heard Tuesday. “This is one of the top issues for our members,” Thom Peterson of the Minnesota Farmers’...
January 20, 2015 - 10:12pm
January 19, 2015
GOP lawmakers revive push for raising Wisconsin's speed limit to 70
MADISON — Assembly Republicans are making another attempt at raising Wisconsin's speed limit to 70 mph, and they're hoping they can get their Senate colleagues to come along for the ride this time. The Assembly in 2013 approved hiking the highway speed limit by 5 mph, but the measure...
news / politics
January 19, 2015 - 1:23pm
January 18, 2015
Minnesota’s budget busters include K-12, health care
ST. PAUL — When Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton proposes a budget later this month, he’s likely to talk a lot about transportation, workforce development and child care tax credits. But the shape of his budget already will have been determined by a long, slow process: the gradual,...
January 18, 2015 - 11:31pm
January 17, 2015
Capital Chatter: Wisconsin Democratic Party drooling over western neighbor
Minnesota lawmakers look longingly at North Dakota, or more accurately wish they had oil income the state to the west enjoys. Now, Steven Elbow of the Capital Times in Wisconsin says some Badger state lawmakers also look west, at Minnesota, as a good example. Minnesota does not...
news / politics
January 17, 2015 - 8:10pm
Wisconsin school accountability proposal raises red flags in Superior
Superior school Superintendent Janna Stevens had stern words for Wisconsin legislators at last week’s meeting of the Superior School Board. She made her remarks Tuesday during a discussion of Assembly Bill 1, which proposes a new school accountability system with increased penalties...
news / education
January 17, 2015 - 8:06pm