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Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican lawmakers could be headed for a messy conclusion to the legislative session as the House GOP majority on April 12 laid out drastically different framework for how to spend a $329 million budget surplus while retooling Minnesota taxes to match recent…

  • Sherry White
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In this land of four seasons, I always look forward to change. Now I am ready to hear the birds singing, see buds swelling on tree branches and watch refreshing rains that wash away the salt and grit from the landscape.

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Chances are you’ve seen it where you live or work. Homes are being built again, jobs are plentiful and new apartments are sprouting faster than many Minnesotans can remember. The housing crisis and Great Recession are assuredly over.

  • Peggy Bakken
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State officials, Gov. Mark Dayton, Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach, DFLers and Republicans announced a bipartisan plan March 13 to address serious issues that have existed in residential care facilities for the elderly.