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Democratic Heads Back Dayton Budget Plans

Democratic Heads Back Dayton Budget Plans

Mar 14, 2013 at 3:03 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Top Minnesota legislative Democrats say they're almost certain to grant Gov. Mark Dayton's wish to raise income taxes on the state's richest people. Read More...

Dayton Aims to Boost Tax on Wealthy

Dayton Aims to Boost Tax on Wealthy

Mar 14, 2013 at 1:01 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton is asking Minnesota's wealthiest citizens to pay more than a billion dollars in new income taxes in order to boost state funding for schools and colleges by nearly $640 million. Read More...

St. Cloud Vicar General 'Thrilled' by Pope Appointment

St. Cloud Vicar General 'Thrilled' by Pope Appointment

Mar 14, 2013 at 10:10 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - The smoke poured, bells rang and the world stood at attention yesterday as Pope Francis was introduced and cheered in Vatican City. Father Bob Rolfes of the St. Cloud Diocese looks forward to the work of the new Pope. Read More...

Wolf hunting moratorium proposed

Wolf hunting moratorium proposed

Mar 14, 2013 at 7:07 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Opponents of wolf hunting go will before a Minnesota Senate panel to call for a five-year moratorium on future wolf seasons. Read More...

Franken sponsors loan counseling bill

Franken sponsors loan counseling bill

Mar 14, 2013 at 6:06 am

WASHINGTON (AP) Senator Al Franken is co-sponsoring the Smarter Borrowing Act to protect and empower student loan borrowers with effective loan counseling. Read More...

Suicide prevention program advances

Suicide prevention program advances

Mar 14, 2013 at 6:06 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota lawmakers are moving to set up a statewide text message suicide prevention program. Read More...

No medical marijuana fight this year

No medical marijuana fight this year

Mar 14, 2013 at 6:06 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota won't have a showdown over medical marijuana this year. Read More...

Minnesota aims for higher grad rates

Minnesota aims for higher grad rates

Mar 13, 2013 at 5:05 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The administration of Gov. Mark Dayton is vowing to shrink the number of Minnesota students who don't graduate from high school. Read More...

Brodkorb pleads guilty to DUI

Brodkorb pleads guilty to DUI

Mar 13, 2013 at 5:05 pm

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) Former Minnesota Senate aide Michael Brodkorb has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drunken driving in a January interstate crash that left him seriously injured. Read More...

Dayton repeats call for tax hikes

Dayton repeats call for tax hikes

Mar 13, 2013 at 4:04 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Gov. Mark Dayton has told Minnesota business leaders to expect his revised budget plan to call for $1.8 billion in new state taxes, largely by raising rates on the highest earners. Read More...

Gay marriage bill survives roadblocks

Gay marriage bill survives roadblocks

Mar 13, 2013 at 4:04 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The bill to allow gay weddings in Minnesota has survived several moves by Senate Republicans to block it. Read More...

Latin America

Latin America "Overjoyed" by new Pope

Mar 13, 2013 at 3:03 pm

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Pope Francis. Read More...

BREAKING: New Pope Reportedly Selected

BREAKING: New Pope Reportedly Selected

Mar 13, 2013 at 1:01 pm

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Tens of thousands of people have been celebrating in St. Peter's Square, after the news that cardinals meeting in the Sistine Chapel have chosen a new pope. Read More...

Veteran Support Highlighted at Community Forum

Veteran Support Highlighted at Community Forum

Mar 13, 2013 at 12:12 pm

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - More service men and women are returning from combat every day, prompting one organization to travel around the U.S., and help communities collaborate to provide veterans with the services and support they need. Read More...

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