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Bygones for March 30
Monday's weather for Duluth and the Northland: Mild with a few afternoon showers
Two killed in plane crash near Pine River airport
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Kari Toyota plans consolidation, expansion
Duluth liquor store demolished for donuts
Biz Buzz for March 30
Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Award nominees are announced
Once-bullish fund managers start to capitulate on oil prices
Curling: US men knock off world champs
Local Names and News
Drag racing: Anderson, Line come up short in NHRA
College men's basketball: Badgers fans to scramble for Final Four tickets
Reader's View: Protesters remind others of what Nolan supports
Reader's View: Don’t blame wolves for problems humans create
Reader's View: School district continues to waste taxpayer money
In Response: Autopsies: Who decides?
In Response: Autopsies: Who decides?
Ballet review: Emily Reed makes Princess Rose her signature role
Faces & Names: Noah on short list to replace Stewart
Faces & Names: Tons of slime at Kids’ Choice Awards
Faces & Names: Jackman to play Wolverine once more
Faces & Names: Pegg: ‘Star Trek 3’ reflects ‘Spirit of TV show’
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Horoscopes for March 29
Unsure what to plant in your garden? Get your soil tested by University of Minnesota
Horoscopes for March 28
ASK A MASTER GARDENER: Perennial mulch
Sam Cook columns
Beverly Godfrey columns
Big fish warm up cold Brule River opener
Final summary for 2014 Duluth city deer hunt
Northern Wisconsin walleye bag limit proposed by DNR
Two-fish limit likely for Minnesota opener on Upper Red Lake
Your Sports for March 29, 2015
Helping Out for March 29, 2015
YourSports: Duluth junior curling team wins bonspiel in St. Paul
YourSPorts: North Shore Wrestling Club wins in Proctor, Superior and Ashland
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March 24, 2015
Male nurses paid more than female nurses, research says
For nurses, it pays to be a man. Registered nurses who are male earn nearly $11,000 more per year than RNs who are female, new research shows. Only about half of that difference can be explained by factors like education, work experience and clinical specialty. That leaves a $5,148...
March 24, 2015 - 5:25pm
March 21, 2015
Empty seats, huge arenas for state tournaments add up to loss for Minnesota high schools
When Hermantown played St. Paul Johnson in the boys’ Class 3A basketball state tournament last week, Dwight Cadwell of WKLK-Cloquet described the tense action inside Williams Arena. What his listeners could not see was Cadwell, sitting virtually alone in the upper level, looking...
sports / preps
March 21, 2015 - 10:51pm
Statewide View: Minnesota’s budget surplus: Dumb, dumber — and brilliant politics
So Chairman Keith Downey and the Republican Party of Minnesota are running ads saying they want to give back all of the $1.9 billion state surplus to Minnesotans. Quiz time. This idea is: a) Something they actually believe b) A way to make Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt...
opinion / columns
March 21, 2015 - 9:11pm
March 18, 2015
Target to raise its minimum wage to $9 an hour
Target will raise the minimum wage next month for all of its workers to $9 an hour, matching moves made by rivals including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and TJX Companies, a source familiar with the matter said. The move comes in the face of pressure from labor groups and allies calling...
March 18, 2015 - 6:45pm
Bill would cut taconite plant electric rates
Northern Minnesota's taconite plants and paper mills need a break against global competition, some Iron Range lawmakers say, and that break could come from lower electric rates. Legislation is moving at the Capitol in St.
March 18, 2015 - 9:10am
March 12, 2015
A conversation: What to do with $1.869B surplus?
Minnesota’s budget surplus has ballooned to $1.869 billion, an increase of $832 million since last November’s forecast. The increase was “caused principally by Minnesota’s continued economic growth that exceeded economists’ predictions just three months ago,” Gov. Mark...
March 12, 2015 - 9:46pm
March 8, 2015
Spending smart: How to choose a financial adviser who’s right for you
Some financial advisers are riddled with conflicts of interest, making extra cash for themselves when they put your money in bad investments. Hidden fees and sales commissions can secretly gobble up thousands of your hard-earned dollars. That said, advisers deserve to make a living,...
March 8, 2015 - 6:39pm
March 5, 2015
Our View: Don’t hold breath for Wis.-Minn. deal
A glimmer of optimism broke through with this week’s revelation that the two sides were talking once again — and recently, too, according to a St. Paul Pioneer Press report. But far bigger and far darker storm clouds of pessimism persist because Minnesota and Wisconsin have been...
opinion / our view
March 5, 2015 - 9:16pm
March 3, 2015
Tax breaks for seniors, veterans advance in Minnesota House
Minnesota House Republicans went to work Tuesday on their pledge to give back to taxpayers a majority of the state’s nearly $1.9 billion budget surplus. Members of the House tax committee heard several GOP-backed bills to exempt Social Security income from state taxes. There are...
news / politics
March 3, 2015 - 10:21pm
February 27, 2015
Minnesota surplus larger than previously reported, climbs to $1.9 billion
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's real budget debate began today when state finance officials announced a $1.9 billion surplus, an increase of $832 million from a report less than three months ago. The surplus will allow lawmakers and the governor to spend more money, use it to cut taxes...
news / politics
February 27, 2015 - 10:07am
February 26, 2015
Local View: As the rich get richer, we need a maximum wage
Nobody believes CEOs, executives and Wall Street financiers should not receive high pay. The question that continually presents itself, though, is how much they should be paid, especially when considering the many low-wage workers who are scratching by. Does the inequality, still...
opinion / local view
February 26, 2015 - 10:07pm
February 22, 2015
Is it an unfair advantage to give some businesses an edge?
Arlette Abrahamson helps small businesses get subcontracting jobs on projects that receive government money. She works with woman-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned and other small companies to get the certifications they need so they can vie for jobs on projects that receive...
February 22, 2015 - 10:30pm
Spending smart: Teaching children the value of a dollar
Among a parent’s worst fears is that their child will grow up to be spoiled, probably because it reflects on the quality of parenting, as all children are presumably born unspoiled. The fear strikes at the heart of one of the most challenging and baffling parental topics to teach:...
February 22, 2015 - 7:03pm
February 19, 2015
Emotions hit home for Duluth homeowner day after major fire
For David Nelson, all signs pointed up Wednesday. The 52-year-old lifelong Duluthian received an early birthday card from his insurance agent in the mail. He secured tickets to see the Hall of Fame rock-and-roll band Rush in May. Afterward, he posted a photo of his ticket on Facebook...
February 19, 2015 - 10:59pm
Attorneys spar over future of Last Place on Earth building
As Last Place on Earth owner Jim Carlson appeals his conviction on federal drug charges, a battle is brewing in federal court over the future of the downtown Duluth property that housed his controversial head shop. The federal government wants to move ahead with the sale of the shuttered...
news / crime
February 19, 2015 - 10:39pm