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$100,000 settlement ends Dakota County Technical College whistleblower lawsuit
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April 19, 2019
Scouts BSA honors volunteers, Eagle Scouts
Several Scouts were recognized during the Scouters of Pine Tree District's annual volunteer and Eagle Scout recognition dinner last weekend....
April 19, 2019 - 12:00pm
April 13, 2019
Fraud fallout: Local politicos comment on statewide child care fraud scandal
State-funded child care services across Minnesota are getting a long, hard look amid fallout from a fraud scandal that first broke early last...
April 13, 2019 - 5:00am
April 11, 2019
Gun control debate flares up in St. Paul during 2019 legislative session
For better or worse, the issue of gun regulation has reared its ugly head again. Since mid-February, the wedge issue reasserted itself in Minnesota...
April 11, 2019 - 5:00am
April 10, 2019
Guest Opinion: A closer look at bill to offer driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants
House DFL members recently brought forward a bill (H.F. 1500) that would create a special non-compliant driver's licenses and state ID card for undocumented immigrants. After a lengthy debate, the bill moved out of the House to the Senate on a 74-52 vote. I voted "no" and here are...
April 10, 2019 - 7:30am
April 9, 2019
Buses, trains take center stage at Region 5 transit committee meeting
Mass transit was back on the docket during a recent meeting of state officials, local big wigs and community voices at the Northland Arboretum....
April 9, 2019 - 9:00am
April 4, 2019
Mille Lacs: Local politicos praise reduced fishing restrictions as good first step
After three years of stringent catch and release regulations, anglers hounding walleye on Mille Lacs Lake have caught a breather—per the...
April 4, 2019 - 7:00am
March 23, 2019
Stauber, Lueck applaud wetlands permit issuance for PolyMet mining initiative
Rep. Pete Stauber, R-Duluth, and state Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, applauded the Army Corps of Engineers' decision to issue its Section 404 wetlands...
March 23, 2019 - 4:30am
Ruud, Lueck author charitable gambling tax reform
This session, Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, and Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, have co-introduced bills related to charitable gambling. The legislation...
February 23, 2019 - 8:00am
February 22, 2019
Listen now: 'This Week' from the DispatchCast - Feb. 22
DispatchCast presents "This Week," a dive into Brainerd lakes area headlines and newsmakers. Feb. 22, 2019 • A look at a bill on charitable...
February 22, 2019 - 1:00pm
Our Opinion: Reduce taxes on charitable gambling
Taxes, when applied fairly and proportionately, have an important function at all levels of government. When taxes do more demonstrable harm than their intended good, our elected officials must rein them in. Case in point is the tax applied to charitable gambling activities. For years...
February 22, 2019 - 7:30am
February 21, 2019
Legislators address Crosslake loon center funding, other issues
Amidst tax conformity, healthcare and myriad other issues, a lakes area environmental project is of utmost importance to area state politicians...
February 21, 2019 - 4:00am
February 16, 2019
Eggs & Issues forum participants talk scrambled politics in St. Paul
Death and taxes may be the surities of life—at the Eggs & Issues forum hosted every year, it's taxes and more taxes, hashed out out over...
February 16, 2019 - 9:00am
February 14, 2019
Ruud, Lueck make push to slash taxes on charitable gambling
Local politicians are taking a shot at slashing tax rates on charitable gambling activities—a push to halve exorbitantly high rates, they...
February 14, 2019 - 9:00am
Legislators respond to governor's Line 3 appeal
Gov. Tim Walz's decision Tuesday, Feb. 12, to renew an appeal of the Line 3 oil pipeline by former Gov. Mark Dayton's Department of Commerce prompted responses from local legislators. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved a certificate of need, and a contentious...
February 14, 2019 - 4:30am
February 13, 2019
Lakes area politicos blast Walz decision to appeal Enbridge Line 3
Gov. Tim Walz ruled Tuesday, Feb. 12, on the Enbridge Line 3 issue after months of speculation—directing state government to pursue an...
February 13, 2019 - 5:00am