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Pine River Watershed Alliance to host annual meeting
GOP in disarray as budget impasse threatens shutdown, deep cuts - and default
DWI deaths down in Minnesota, but progress slowing
Crosby Music in the Park
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Destination Downtown Launch Party set June 20
Biz Buzz: Changes coming at Target
11 Minnesota nursing homes on federal 'secret' list of troubled facilities
Roundup is embroiled in cancer cases. Now its maker is putting $5 billion toward a new kind of weed killer
Documents show EPA concern over early draft of PolyMet permit
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Twins rally to give Odorizzi 10th straight win
Woodland leads Rose by one at US Open
Twins retire No. 7 uniform of Joe Mauer, ‘a kid from St. Paul’
Chuck Foreman dines with Vikings running backs, calls them impressive group
Myers: In praise of the 17-inch walleye
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Ask a Trooper: Across the line
Reader Opinion: Hypocrisy is limitless
Wealth Column: How to help your children with college debt
Reader Opinion: Millennials and the Future
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Myers: In praise of the 17-inch walleye
A deadly deer disease is spreading. Could it strike people, too?
Trolling for the Troops thanks veterans for their service
What's Up Outdoors: Great to see young anglers take up sport fishing
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Fostering fatherhood: Need for foster parents growing in Minnesota
Baxter veteran helps Deerwood veteran by bicycling in fundraiser
Fielding Questions: Hope for a burning bush, a noxious flower and a new hedge
Why America is embracing the widening world of non-wheat pastas
Bursack: Caregiver frustrated by mom who doesn't want physical therapy
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Commentary: Stores like Barnes & Noble used to be the bad guys, but now I'm nostalgic for them
Arctic marathoner donates amputated toes for hotel's infamous cocktail
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Library adds painting classes for art contest
Young female vocalist Lauren Alaina to make trek to Lakes Jam 2019
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This Was Brainerd - June 16
Resiliency workshop to be hosted by Bridges of Hope
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UPDATE: Deerwood man dies in head-on crash with semitrailer
May 25, 2019
DFL decries omission of emergency insulin provision; GOP cites clerical error
Thursday, May 23, despite bipartisan support in the House and Senate for the Alec Smith Emergency Insulin Act, Senate Republicans did not include the provision in the health and human services omnibus bill. State Sen. Michelle Benson, R-Ham Lake, described its omission as a clerical...
May 25, 2019 - 9:30am
May 9, 2019
Shutdown looming? DFL, GOP lawmakers trade jabs over stalled budget talks
Budget talks have largely broken down in St. Paul, with both sides pointing fingers at their counterparts and citing a disregard for good faith...
May 9, 2019 - 10:12am
April 29, 2019
Guest Opinion: Disappointment with omnibus bills in the House
This past week, the House of Representatives began the long and time-consuming process of debating and voting on omnibus finance bills. These bills represent the entirety of the DFL majority's budget and policy priorities. Omnibus bills package several smaller bills into a single...
April 29, 2019 - 11:30am
Our Opinion: The cost of mandated paid leave is too much
A proposed state plan establishing paid family and medical leave for Minnesotans has its heart in the right place. However, the price tag to...
April 29, 2019 - 8:02am
April 25, 2019
Other Opinion: Demand accountability for IRRR hiring
Clearly, Minnesota taxpayers are owed answers — and accountability, after the revelation last week that politician Joe Radinovich, a Crosby native, has been handed a managerial position with a state agency, a job with a six-figure salary that seemingly was created just for him....
April 25, 2019 - 9:10am
April 20, 2019
4 popular Minn. Democratic bills that may not become law this year
Minnesota Democrats won pretty big in November’s election. They stayed in command of the governorship and every other statewide elected office,...
April 20, 2019 - 2:56pm
April 14, 2019
Guest Opinion: An assault on pocketbooks
As your state representative, it is my duty to make sure the interests of the Brainerd lakes area are heard loud and clear in St. Paul. A huge part of that is protecting you from onerous and excessive tax increases that cause real hardship for Greater Minnesota families. Over the...
April 14, 2019 - 7:30am
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
January 31, 2019
Majority leader says legal weed likely to be voted down in state Senate
Talks of legal recreational cannabis are swirling around St. Paul—particularly, three separate bills to legalize weed being hashed out...
January 31, 2019 - 9:00am
December 15, 2018
Split government has saved Minnesota from gerrymandering before. It may do so again.
The ink is dry. The bills are signed. The deed is done—a December sun sets on Madison and a new era of charged partisan politics in Wisconsin...
December 15, 2018 - 1:00pm
December 10, 2018
Reader Opinion: Another run for Klobuchar
Congratulations Minnesota, we elected Amy Klobuchar to six more years as our U.S. Senator. However, we should all know and realize that the next two years will be filled with nonfeasance, as she dabbles with another run for President.
December 10, 2018 - 2:30am
December 7, 2018
Heintzeman goes higher: Nisswa lawmaker joins GOP leadership in St. Paul
The 2019 legislative session looms large for Rep. Josh Heintzeman. With ascension to assistant leader by the vote of his Republican peers, the...
December 7, 2018 - 5:00am
November 12, 2018
Midterm aftermath: State GOP chair talks 2018 election, eyes 2020 races
In many ways, the 2018 midterm elections have been a tale of two Minnesotas—one rural backcountry, the other urban metro —with the...
November 12, 2018 - 11:00am
November 11, 2018
8th District red for now — or forever? Redrawn districts in 2022 could upend trend
DULUTH — Not to start the 2020 election season prematurely, but Tuesday’s rare Republican victory in Northeastern Minnesota’s U.S. House...
November 11, 2018 - 6:00am
November 8, 2018
State goes blue, area swings red
Generally speaking, the state of Minnesota swung blue in the 2018 midterms, backing DFL candidates for governor, both U.S. senate seats, all...
November 8, 2018 - 3:00am