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January 18, 2018
From left: House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Peolosi are seen Wednesday during a ceremony for former legislator Bob Dole. Both Republicans and Democrats face intraparty pressures over a short-term spending plan. Washington Post photo by Matt McClain
Divisions over immigration, military dollars threaten to derail government spending bill
January 18, 2018 - 7:06am
January 5, 2018
Bruce Helmer and Peg Webb, financial advisers at Wealth Enhancement Group and co-hosts of “Your Money” on KLKS 100.1 FM on Sunday mornings.
Wealth Column: Health and wealth - 3 keys to financial well-being
January 5, 2018 - 12:30pm
January 3, 2018
Crow Wing County Board Commissioner Rachel Reabe Nystrom (far right) leans in to talk to new Chairman Paul Thiede Tuesday as former Chairman Doug Houge (center) talks to new Vice Chairwoman Rosemary Franzen. Also pictured are Commissioner Paul Koering and Administrative Coordinator Therese Norwood. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board reorganizes as new year begins
January 3, 2018 - 10:00am
January 1, 2018
Fifty Lakes: Council approves slightly lower tax levy
January 1, 2018 - 5:00am
December 26, 2017
Crosslake Community School: Board revises budget, hears audit report
December 26, 2017 - 6:00am
December 20, 2017
Cass County Board: 2018 tax levy will represent 2.5 percent increase over 2017
December 20, 2017 - 12:30pm
December 6, 2017
Baxter Police Chief Jim Exsted, left, discusses the department's adoption of body cameras during a Baxter City Council meeting Tuesday with council members Quinn Nystrom, center, and Steve Barrows. Zach Kayser / Brainerd Dispatch
Baxter City Council: Plans for body cameras coming into focus
December 6, 2017 - 6:00am
December 5, 2017
The Minnesota state Capitrol building as seen in July 2017, after completion of a $310 million, multi-year renovation. The original construction was completed in 1905. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota budget forecast shows slight dip
December 5, 2017 - 4:37pm
December 1, 2017
Commissioner Myron Frans of Minnesota Management and Budget announces on Feb . 28, 2017, that the state had nearly $1.7 billion more to spend than it had expected. A  new state budget forecast comes on Tuesday, Dec. 5, with the latest projections. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Tuesday report to spell out state finances
December 1, 2017 - 4:10pm
October 26, 2017
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) speaks at a news conference, were legislation on tax reform was discussed, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Oct. 24, 2017. From left: Sen. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), Ryan and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.). (Al Drago/The New York Times copyright 2017 / New York Times)
House narrowly passes budget, paving way for $1.5 trillion tax cut
October 26, 2017 - 10:32am
October 5, 2017
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) discusses Republican budget proposals at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 5, 2017. The House on Thursday advanced a budget blueprint that would allow a future tax bill to pass Congress with no Democratic votes; Democrats argued that Republicans were clearing the way for a partisan plan to benefit the rich. (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
House passes 2018 budget, taking a crucial step toward tax overhaul
October 5, 2017 - 5:22pm
September 20, 2017
Jeremy Vacinek (left), Baxter finance director, goes over the proposed budget during a work session last month at city hall with council members Todd Holman, Mark Cross, administrator Brad Chapulis, Mayor Darrel Olson, Steve Barrows and Quinn Nystrom and Kelly Steele, assistant city administrator. Renee Richardson/Brainerd Dispatch
Baxter City Council: The 'Six Million Dollar Levy'
September 20, 2017 - 7:00am
September 13, 2017
Crow Wing County has received a national award for the fourth year and is one of six counties in the state chosen by the Government Finance Officers Association for the honor. Chelsey Perkins/Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County receives national award for governmental budgeting
September 13, 2017 - 1:00pm
September 2, 2017
Vacation and travel, a huge pile of things for the holiday
Moorhead family takes trip 'for the record books'
September 2, 2017 - 3:43pm
August 23, 2017
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign-style rally at the Phoenix Convention Center, Aug. 22, 2017. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)
Trump's threat to shut down government over border wall raises stakes for lawmakers
August 23, 2017 - 10:23am