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Otter Jam set to rock July Fourth weekend
New Tuffy's facility set to open August 19
Miller wins Average Jo Triathlon for second straight year
Perham Stingers finish 2-1 at Highway 10 Baseball Classic
Pirates continue streak with rout of Hurricanes
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Paychecks shrink as fiscal rhetoric expands
Americans will pay Washington more, despite rhetoric from politicians saying they shot down most tax increases on New Year's Day, and in the aftermath of what widely was described as a flawed federal budget bill the public should expect more federal fiscal drama in coming months. "We...
January 3, 2013 - 10:24am
Peterson lashes out against budget legislation deal
ST. PAUL - Rep. Collin Peterson, an accountant before turning politician, could not support budget legislation passed Tuesday because it will...
January 3, 2013 - 9:01am
December 27, 2012
Minnesota politics: Democrats' task is to act, not overreach
ST. PAUL - Democrats in control of Minnesota government's legislative and executive branches must walk a tightrope when they return Jan. 8 to...
December 27, 2012 - 9:26am
December 11, 2012
DFL vows to attack deficit first in Legislature
ST. PAUL - Democrats will regain the majority in the Minnesota House and Senate and retain the governor's office in the 2013 legislative session,...
December 11, 2012 - 9:40am
November 30, 2012
With recount complete, Franson has 12-vote lead
A two-day recount put Minnesota State Representative Mary Franson 12 votes ahead of Bob Cunniff, apparently sending her to a second term in the House. The State Canvassing Board is to certify the vote Tuesday. Franson, R-Alexandria, picked up one vote Thursday during the Otter Tail...
November 30, 2012 - 12:12pm
Cunniff concedes race for District 8B
Democratic candidate Bob Cunniff conceded the race for Minnesota's District 8B House seat last night, stating that he will not pursue legal arguments after the automatic recount is completed. Cunniff was in a razor-thin race with incumbent candidate, Republican Mary Franson. DFL...
November 30, 2012 - 10:30am
November 28, 2012
Judge sides with Franson, orders removal of 35 ballots
State House District 8B candidate Mary Franson won a legal decision involving her one-vote victory over Bob Cunniff. Last Tuesday, Judge David Battey granted Franson's request to declare that "obvious errors" had occurred in the election, which will trigger a process Franson favored:...
November 28, 2012 - 3:34pm
Minnesota House 8B recount begins this week
ST. PAUL -- A hand recount of 21,288 votes in a state House race begins Wednesday. Douglas County officials begin the work at 8:30 a.m. in the courthouse in Alexandria. In Otter Tail County, the recount begins at 9 a.m. Thursday in Fergus Falls. The State Canvassing Board on Tuesday...
November 28, 2012 - 3:20pm
November 26, 2012
Environment issues to get closer look in Minnesota
Minnesota is taking a closer look at its environmental problems, issues and laws in coming weeks under an order from Gov. Mark Dayton. While...
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November 26, 2012 - 11:26am
November 18, 2012
Farm bill could be part of solution
ST. PAUL -- A farm bill awaiting congressional action is being viewed more and more as a partial solution to the federal government's debt and budget crisis. The farm bill and impending "fiscal cliff" are being linked because new federal farm policy could produce billions of dollars...
November 18, 2012 - 5:54pm
November 7, 2012
Happy days for Minnesota Democrats
ST. PAUL -- Forgive Minnesota Democrats if they wear broad smiles today. Democratic-Farmer-Laborites won all the big prizes in Tuesday's election. Witness: -- Both houses of the Legislature will be in DFL control for the first time in two-and-a-half decades. -- Democratic President...
November 7, 2012 - 12:03pm
November 6, 2012
For couples, siblings with opposing political views, maintaining a happy relationship is possible
When it comes to politics, Kirsten Donohue and her husband, Kevin, disagree about "pretty much everything," she said. She leans left, he to the...
November 6, 2012 - 9:23am
3 million head to Minnesota polls
Three million Minnesotans will exercise their democratic right to vote today as polls show some contests getting tighter. Thousands of volunteers for the two major parties, candidates and two proposed constitutional amendments today continue the frenzied work they have conducted...
November 6, 2012 - 9:06am
November 1, 2012
Minnesota's polling places are accessible
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie reminds voters that Minnesota polling places are fully accessible to elderly individuals and individuals with disabilities. "Polling locations must be fully accessible and provide at least one parking space for persons with disabilities near...
November 1, 2012 - 10:15am
October 30, 2012
In Minnesota, Clinton rallies Democrats to get out the vote
MINNEAPOLIS - Former President Bill Clinton rallied the Democratic faithful today on behalf of President Barack Obama, and the campaign used...
October 30, 2012 - 4:37pm