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Growing Green: Last Minute Gifts for the Constant Gardener
MPCA seeking comments on upgrades at four Riverview facilities
Morris Area High School Tiger Beat 122014
St. Mary's Samplings 122014
Donnelly News 122014
Tigers back at .500 after win
Power play defeats Storm twice
Tigers 1-1 to start the week
Tigers go above .500 in the WCC
Storm slips up in OT
Harlan L. Swenson
Echo Press: Watch out for scammers posing as tech experts
Colleen Landkamer: Getting covered is good for rural Minnesota families
Letter: Shutting down chimes is bowing to the minority
Letter: Constant din of cemetery chimes must end
Letter: Some do not like the cemetery chimes
Area Student Accomplishments 122014
Leah Donna Hopkins
Open Houses 121314
Area Student Accomplishments 121314
Stevens County farmland value increases slowing
May 3, 2009
Ingebrigtsen wants governor to veto marijuana bill
Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, sent a letter to Governor Tim Pawlenty Thursday urging him to veto a bill passed Wednesday in the Minnesota Senate. The bill would make marijuana legal for people to grow and possess if they obtained a prescription from their doctor and filled...
May 3, 2009 - 5:46pm
April 29, 2009
Minnesota Legislature gets ugly, loud
ST. PAUL - If Tuesday paints a picture of how the 2009 legislative session will end, it won't be pretty. An exchange between legislative leaders and a key Pawlenty administration official Tuesday morning was as tense of an exchange as seen in the Capitol this year.
April 29, 2009 - 10:32am
Minnesota nursing homes fight proposed cuts
ST. PAUL - Mitch Jasper worries about the fate of his small town and others like it, if state lawmakers cut spending to nursing homes and other care facilities. Nursing homes often are the largest employer in a small town, said Jasper, mayor of Jackson in southwestern Minnesota.
April 29, 2009 - 8:54am
April 27, 2009
Health-care spending plans take shape
ST. PAUL - Hospitals take a funding hit while most nursing homes are protected. Low-income Minnesotans keep their government-subsidized health...
April 27, 2009 - 9:21pm
BRIEFLY: Transit faces cuts
ST. PAUL - Transit programs would receive less money under a House-passed bill, part of an effort to balance the state budget. Still, the House...
April 27, 2009 - 5:44am
April 26, 2009
Biggest controversy? Minnesota taxes
ST. PAUL - What to do about taxes is the most controversial of many controversial money issues in the Minnesota Legislature. Among the hottest...
April 26, 2009 - 6:47pm
April 24, 2009
Senate OKs $2.2 billion income tax increase
ST. PAUL - Senators opted to raise nearly every Minnesotan's income tax as a way to help fill a massive budget state budget deficit. The bill that passed 35-31 Friday night would increase the percentage paid in all three existing Minnesota income tax brackets and add a fourth tier...
April 24, 2009 - 11:02pm
April 23, 2009
Bill holds tuition increases down
ST. PAUL - Minnesota representatives told state-run colleges and universities to hold tuition increases to a minimum the next two years. A bill House members passed 86-46 Wednesday keeps Minnesota State Colleges and University system tuition increases to no more than 2 percent a...
April 23, 2009 - 8:56am
April 22, 2009
Veterans gain, farmers cut in budget bill
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House would give veterans programs more money, but delay or eliminate some agriculture spending. But for some representatives, neither got enough money in a Wednesday 83-49 mostly party-line vote, with Democrats in favor and Republicans opposed. "We are...
April 22, 2009 - 3:31pm
April 21, 2009
Commentary -- Tax bills fair response to shortfall
By Dane Smith The Senate and House tax bills (S.F. 2074 and H.F. 2323) represent a fair and reasonable response to Minnesota's historic state revenue shortfall. The bills recognize that our state's quality-of-life and business success have been built on a foundation of wise public...
April 21, 2009 - 4:30pm
Senate plan would raise all income taxes
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Senate will consider raising all state income taxes, with married couples earning more than $250,000 annually being taxed at a new, higher 9.25 percent rate. Higher income taxes are the key to the Democratic-Farmer-Laborite controlled Senate plan that raises...
April 21, 2009 - 9:27am
April 20, 2009
Higher taxes on rich part of House plan
ST. PAUL - Minnesotans earning more than $300,000 a year would pay a higher income tax and the Job Opportunity Building Zones program would be...
April 20, 2009 - 11:56am
April 17, 2009
Biofuel subsidies targeted in report
April 17, 2009 - 7:13pm
Court budget means 'service reduction'
ST. PAUL - Minnesota senators are considering increasing court fees nearly $36 million to prevent deep budget cuts for the courts system, but a leading judge and the senator in charge of judicial spending say the budget still would be too small. "They are moving in the right direction,"...
April 17, 2009 - 7:02pm
April 15, 2009
Teachers oppose easy licensing
ST. PAUL - Paula Leach received training so she could deal with challenges she faces as an early-childhood special education teacher. The Hastings teacher fears that if the state gives an easy route for those who did not get such extensive training to get teaching licenses that students...
April 15, 2009 - 11:46am