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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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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
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UPDATE: Deerwood man dies in head-on crash with semitrailer
May 23, 2019
Joint House-Senate committee agrees to bipartisan bill to combat opioids
Monday, May 20, a state House/Senate conference committee arrived at a bipartisan agreement on compromise legislation aimed at stopping Minnesota's opioid crisis. Funded through fees paid by drug makers and distributors, the bill invests in new and proven strategies to address opioid...
May 23, 2019 - 1:30pm
Our Opinion: Deal on state budget bill a welcome surprise
Count us among the pleasantly surprised last weekend when Gov. Tim Walz and legislative leaders announced they'd reached a budget deal with just...
May 23, 2019 - 7:30am
May 20, 2019
Ruud introduces bill to import minnows and counteract bait shortage
Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, recently introduced a bill that she carried in 2017 to allow the import of baitfish from outside Minnesota....
May 20, 2019 - 3:00am
May 17, 2019
Reader Opinion: Prohibition is expensive
As the end of our legislative session approaches, it seems that our do-nothing Senate has let us down once again. Across our country, lawmakers are recognizing that cannabis prohibition is just too expensive. Nanny State Republicans have decided that this is not the year for Minnesota....
May 17, 2019 - 8:30am
May 14, 2019
Local politicos debate felon voter rights issue, reject DFL proposal
At what point does an individual commit a crime so serious they forfeit their own rights, and at what point should these rights be restored?...
May 14, 2019 - 9:00am
May 13, 2019
Guest Opinion: Democrats should reassess priorities
We have entered the final budget negotiation stage of the 2019 legislative session with a little over a week to go until final adjournment. Leadership...
May 13, 2019 - 7:30am
May 10, 2019
Ruud's natural resources bill allocates $629.9 million for environmental funds
Wednesday, May 8, with broad bipartisan support, the Senate passed the Legacy Finance bill introduced by Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point. This...
May 10, 2019 - 8:50am
May 8, 2019
Housley bill renames stretch of Hwy 95 to honor fallen corrections officer
On Friday, legislation to rename a section of state Highway 95 after fallen corrections officer Joseph Gomm was signed into law by Gov. Tim Walz....
May 8, 2019 - 12:00pm
Local politicos hash out Fort Snelling, Lake Calhoun name controversy
As Shakespeare wrote, what's in a name? That seems to be a pivotal question institutions across the state are grappling with. Names like Nicholson...
May 8, 2019 - 7:50am
April 29, 2019
State Senate votes to stiffen penalties for those who aim to damage pipelines
ST. PAUL -- Those who enter an oil pipeline worksite with the intent to disrupt services could face felony charges under an amendment added to...
April 29, 2019 - 6:41pm
Minn. Senate GOP moves to nix $15 minimum wage in Twin Cities
Republicans in the Minnesota Senate hope to wipe out city-specific labor rules, like the $15 per-hour minimum wage, in the name of protecting...
April 29, 2019 - 6:35pm
April 18, 2019
Bill to fund ag programs, rural broadband passes Minnesota Senate committee
ST. PAUL — Legislation to fund agriculture, rural development and affordable workforce housing passed the Minnesota Senate Finance Committee...
April 18, 2019 - 4:37pm
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
Reader Opinion: Election security
Paul Gazelka is playing games with Minnesota's election security. Minnesota is the only state not to authorize 100% of federal election security grant money. I'd like to know who Gazelka thinks he represents. Does he really think undermining election security in these times is a good...
April 10, 2019 - 2:30am