...state's first recreation area on the Cuyuna Range cleared a House committee yesterday, said Rep. Kris Hasskamp, author of the bill. The bill would create the 5,000 acre Cuyuna Country Recreation Area north of Crosby-Ironton.30 years ago...
Two Brainerd area lawmakers are sponsoring companion bills that would provide $150,000 in funding for elevator at the Brainerd Area Civic Center. Rep. John Ward, DFL-Baxter, and Sen.
Three central Minnesota state senators split their votes Tuesday night on the Vikings stadium bill. Voting yes on the stadium bill, which passed the Senate 38-28, were Sen. John Carlson, R-Bemidji, and Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria. Sen.
In late 2010, on the eve of the Arab Spring uprisings, a Tunisian blogger asked Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah what democratic nations should do to help cyberactivists in the Middle East.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota state House committee has passed a bill that would let county attorneys carry guns on the job. The House Public Safety Committee's vote Thursday comes a month after the courthouse shooting of Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell (SCAN'-el) by a man he prosecuted for criminal sexual conduct. Scannell attended the hearing and testified in favor of a separate bill, which also passed, to enhance criminal penalties for assaulting or killing a prosecutor.
There was good news late Thursday for proponents of the Mississippi Northwoods Project - the effort to preserve the scenic, undeveloped property along the Mississippi River, just north of the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport.
...the threats seriously, and we have to respond accordingly,'' said Sen. Randy Kelly, DFL-St. Paul, chief author of the bill to increase the number of Ventura's troopers.
WASHINGTON - The White House vowed to ''very aggressively'' battle congressional efforts to block funds for the huge federal lawsuit against the tobacco industry after the House voted to bar the Justice Department from asking another agency to help pick up the tab.
WASHINGTON - A glut of senators' amendments is threatening House-passed legislation to revive inner cities and impoverished rural areas, but sponsors say some version of the bill remains likely to be signed into law.
...belongs to the taxpayers and this rebate system is the fairest way to give the money back," Walz said. Walz is chief author of the bill, which received its first reading on the House floor Thursday.
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