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Legislative Report District 22: Legislation has huge impact on townships around state
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Cass County Electric hires two, four accept new positions
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The Packer Weekly: West Fargo helps ease pain in Philippines
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Holy Cross presents Holiday Craft Fair
Monsanto volunteers help combat hunger
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Boys hockey team earns season's first win
Bowling (Dec. 4)
Packer girls trounce Firebirds, Midgets
Wrestling wins big in first match
With plenty of size, chemistry, Packer girls look to build on past success
Flight lines: Change the land, change the inhabitants
Shellfish-eating duck somewhat rare in North Dakota
Eating Well: Bring on the desserts this holiday season
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August 25, 2012
$180 million heading to flood, wind storm disaster victims
By Don Davis and Jaime DeLage Forum Communications ST. PAUL – Help is on the way. The Minnesota Legislature sent that message Friday when it overwhelmingly approved spending $180 million so disaster-stricken communities can pick up the pace of recovery and make repairs they would...
August 25, 2012 - 1:13am
August 24, 2012
UPDATED: Disaster aid approved; Gauthier's conduct not addressed
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature overwhelmingly today approved $180 million for communities damaged by summer floods and wind storms. The House voted 125-3 for the measure, with the Senate following 60-7. The entire special session took less than two hours, and an expected House...
August 24, 2012 - 12:29pm
Special session on TV, Web
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans may follow Friday’s special session of the Legislature on the Web or the Minnesota Channel as lawmakers consider approving a disaster-relief bill. Morning committee meetings and afternoon House and Senate sessions will be aired on public television stations...
August 24, 2012 - 1:30am
August 23, 2012
Special session called; Bemidji area would get help for wind storm damage
By Don Davis Forum Communications ST. PAUL — State leaders will meet Friday vote to approve disaster relief to aid recovery from Minnesota’s June and July storms. Minnesota legislators will return to St. Paul to approve an expected $168 million in disaster relief for floods and...
August 23, 2012 - 1:08am
Gauthier says he’s withdrawing from Minnesota House race
By Brandon Stahl Forum Communications DULUTH — After starting Wednesday by announcing that he would seek re-election, embattled Duluth Representative Kerry Gauthier ended the day by saying he wouldn’t run after all. Gauthier made both announcements to Northland’s NewsCenter...
news / region
August 23, 2012 - 1:05am
August 22, 2012
Dayton, lawmakers agree to Friday disaster session
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators will return to St. Paul on Friday to approve $168 million in disaster relief for floods and other storm damage in June and July. An agreement Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders signed at 11:27 a.m. today allows no other action during the session,...
August 22, 2012 - 2:24pm
August 21, 2012
State leaders reach no decision on special legislative disaster session
By Don Davis firstname.lastname@example.org ST. PAUL – State leaders reached no decision Monday about scheduling a special legislative session to pass a disaster-relief bill, leaving unsettled whether that bill can be approved as expected on Friday. “They are still working,” said Bob...
August 21, 2012 - 12:39am
DFL House leader says Gauthier should not run
By Don Davis email@example.com ST. PAUL – The Democratic Minnesota House leader wants Rep. Kerry Gauthier, DFL-Duluth, to leave the Legislature after police reports indicate he and a teen-aged boy had oral sex at a highway rest area. “As I shared with Rep. Gauthier, I believe...
August 21, 2012 - 12:09am
August 16, 2012
Counties ask for financial assistance for storm damage
BEMIDJI — Beltrami, Cass and Itasca Counties, along with American Indian tribes in the area, have collaborated to deliver a resolution to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, asking for financial assistance for the $3.3 million in storm damage the counties accumulated this summer. Dayton...
news / region
August 16, 2012 - 9:02pm
August 15, 2012
Dayton asks federal government for storm loans
ST. PAUL – Gov. Mark Dayton wants the federal Small Business Administration to make low-interest loans available to repair homes and businesses and businesses damaged by storms and flooding in June. Meanwhile, state leaders are aiming for a special legislative session Aug. 24 to...
August 15, 2012 - 10:59pm
Bills, Williams to challenge Klobuchar
U.S. Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar will advance to the general election, along with Republican challenger Kurt Bills and Stephen Williams from the Independence Party. One candidate from each party advances to the general election. All 87 counties had reported results by 12:30 a.m....
August 15, 2012 - 12:39am
May 25, 2011
Legislative Report District 13
This week's column, with thanks to Senator Flakoll, will address the K-12 education legislation that was passed in the recent legislative session. With the passage of SB 2150, we will now have achieved our goal of equity and adequacy in K-12 education. Students in all schools,...
politics / news
May 25, 2011 - 12:00am
April 27, 2011
Legislative Report District 13: Human services budget covers a plethora of needs
The report this week was going to include a review of the Human Services budget, since there are many people interested in that. Senator John Andrist, whose career has been as a newspaperman in Crosby, wrote such an excellent column for his local newspaper that I have asked him if...
politics / news
April 27, 2011 - 12:00am
April 13, 2011
Legislative Report District 22: Spending levels, tax reductions, funding, flooding to be major issues
Conference committees are now the main activity of the legislature. Most committees have finished their work, and Appropriations are just dealing with their final bills and will also be in conference this week. The final level of spending and tax reductions will be the major issues...
politics / news
April 13, 2011 - 12:00am
March 30, 2011
Legislative Report District 13: Legislative session transition continues at steady pace
The 62nd North Dakota Legislative Assembly is moving into the phase where most bills have been acted upon in one chamber and in committees in the other, and have been sent to the House or Senate floor for votes. As final action is taken on these bills, conference committees will be...
news / politics
March 30, 2011 - 12:00am