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Loren Hacker fills Hancock Superintendent position
Auditor/treasurer will remain elected position
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Authorities ID man killed in rural Pope County
School Board votes not to fill open seat for remainder of term
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Talking it Over: Who owns the fair?
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Letter: Thanks for another great Stevens County Fair
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Talking it over: Wet but fun fair
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Features from the Farm
June 16, 2009
Pawlenty proposes budget cuts
ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty today announced plans to cut nearly $2.7 billion from the state budget. The biggest portion of the budget-balancing...
June 16, 2009 - 5:23pm
June 6, 2009
Legislature full of candidates
ST. PAUL - Next year's Minnesota Legislature should be interesting, given that many key lawmakers want to make the jump to governor - or at least are considering it. Rep. Marty Seifert, R-Marshall, opted to leave his job as minority leader even if he just "kicks the tires" for a...
June 6, 2009 - 2:47pm
June 3, 2009
Lawmakers discuss limiting gubernatorial powers
BEMIDJI - Limiting a governor's use of unallotment most likely will see debate in 2010, local lawmakers said Tuesday. While Democrats said doing...
June 3, 2009 - 10:54am
May 25, 2009
New sales tax goes to outdoors uses
By Scott Wente St. Paul Capitol Bureau ST. PAUL - The environment and outdoors scored big in an otherwise rough Minnesota legislative session. A $4.6 billion budget deficit prompted spending cuts to most budget areas, including agencies dealing with the environment. But those budget...
May 25, 2009 - 10:32am
May 22, 2009
Pawlenty to cities: How much should I cut?
ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty said small cities will be protected when he cuts spending to balance the state budget, but he wants other cities...
May 22, 2009 - 10:09am
May 20, 2009
What Minnesota legislators did
ST. PAUL - Minnesota lawmakers ended their work for the year Monday. Some bills were signed into law, others await action by Gov. Tim Pawlenty and those that did not make the cut this year could be considered in the 2010 legislative session. Here is how issues fared during the 2009...
May 20, 2009 - 10:13am
May 19, 2009
Lawmakers assign blame for budget stalemate
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers agree the whopping budget deficit they faced this legislative session was no surprise, but point fingers across...
May 19, 2009 - 11:01am
Shouting ends deficit session
ST. PAUL - Shouting matches ended the 2009 Minnesota legislative session early Tuesday as lawmakers struggled to balance the state budget. Legislators...
May 19, 2009 - 10:54am
May 14, 2009
Pawlenty ready to cut budget himself
ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty is prepared to cut billions of dollars in state government spending if budget negotiations fail in the legislative...
May 14, 2009 - 9:35pm
May 11, 2009
DFL pushes bill to keep agencies funded
ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators moved Monday night to make sure state agencies can spend money even if lawmakers do not agree on a budget. Senators...
May 11, 2009 - 10:21pm
May 10, 2009
Legislative Briefs: Early voting measure supported
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota voters could cast ballots in person during the weeks leading up to Election Day under a bill senators supported Friday. Minnesota would join states that offer early in-person voting. Voters could cast ballots at designed polling places during a two-week window...
May 10, 2009 - 10:02pm
May 8, 2009
Legislative Briefs: DFL rushes tax bill toward passage
ST. PAUL - Democrats in control of the Minnesota Legislature early today proposed raising taxes to ease spending cuts to schools and health care - the largest state budget areas and toughest to negotiate. Republicans criticized plan - an alternative to larger tax increases called...
May 8, 2009 - 7:24am
May 7, 2009
Lawmakers push flood-relief plans
May 7, 2009 - 9:03am
May 6, 2009
State economic development funding falls
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's economic development programs fall victim to the state budget deficit. "We cut, we cut, we cut," Rep. Tom Rukavina, DFL-Virginia,...
May 6, 2009 - 8:26am
May 5, 2009
Environment bill aids some counties
ST. PAUL - Minnesota counties with lots of state-owned land may like an environment spending plan that protects state payments they receive. Counties...
May 5, 2009 - 1:39pm