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Push to make smoking tougher in Minnesota gains student support
Democrats to elect new party leader Saturday
U.S. Steel CEO invites Trump to Iron Range
Lawmakers consider adding 2 Minnesota veterans homes
Superior exposition district garners support in Madison
st louis county
Dunham Express abruptly shuts down operations
Cliffs CEO basks in company's comeback
Cirrus shipments grew in 2016
Uber, Lyft in Duluth in April at earliest
Bulldog Hockey Blog Postgame: Bulldogs unable to block Miami from forcing 3-3 tie
College men's hockey: UMD's unbeaten streak continues, but tie hurts title chances
College women's hockey: Bulldogs bound for WCHA Final Face-off after sweep of St. Cloud State
Prep report: Lemke paces Two Harbors girls past Virginia
Daytona 500: Winning not foreign for Mexican-born Suarez
A look at why clothes shrink in the dryer
Ask a Master Gardener: How to handle brown needles on a blue spruce
Minn. man creates full-scale Oval Office replica in sprawling home
Review: Shattering voices of 'Children of the Holocaust' echo at UWS
How to update a dull basement
Dave and Louise Gartzke
Happy 91st Birthday, Walter!
MICHAEL E. "MIKE" SALO
DOROTHY M. ROYER
MAXINE AUDREY (PATZER) JORDAHL
JULIE CLARA MOLLER SANFORD, M.D.
Phillips: A well-timed letter reminded me to look for kindness
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Little things make a big difference with gardening
Reader's View: Support people's jobs over machines, automation
Reader's View: Up to boomers to stop animal cruelty
MN DNR Weekly Report for Feb. 21, 2017
Houston's fishing report
Sam Cook column: 'Boat show' a mirror of life in the North
Deer planning meetings coming to Duluth, Mountain Iron
Pets of the Week
Through Readers' Eyes
Seniors showered with Valentine's love
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
February 29, 2016
Legislators to consider early-childhood funding
ST. PAUL — Teachers already are thinking about a child’s emerging literacy skills when an infant is enrolled at Peace of Mind Early Education Center in Woodbury, Minn. “As soon as we take in a child, at 6 weeks old, we understand the importance of every interaction we have...
February 29, 2016 - 11:01pm