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Capitol Chatter: Attention set to turn to state government reform in 2012

December 31, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

The new year could be one of government reform. Continue Reading

State parks could be closed if government shuts down

May 28, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Itasca State Park could fall victim to a government shutdown if Minnesota lawmakers can’t agree on a budget by June 30.
The Highway 34 reconstruction project from Park Rapids to Akeley could halt mid-lane. Continue Reading

Minnesota Senate votes to let public decide gay marriage

May 12, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

ST. PAUL – Minnesota Republican senators do not want their state to become another Iowa. Continue Reading

Minnesota leaders praise bin Laden action

May 2, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Minnesota leaders, from right to left, praised the killing of Osama bin Laden, recalling the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks he organized. Continue Reading

Small towns facing tough budget choices

March 9, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Without the “great equalizer” of Local Government Aid, Minnesota’s small cities will slowly crumble to death, a group of lawmakers was told Sunday in Park Rapids. Continue Reading

Medicaid transition starts soon in county

February 19, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Transition of many low-income Hubbard County residents into the new state Medicaid program begins in 10 days as Minnesota’s General Assistance Medical Care program ends. Continue Reading

Racino proposal would add $125 million to revenues

February 16, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

If the Minnesota Legislature approves a racino it could receive $125 million in revenue each year, according to former state Sen. Dick Day. Continue Reading

Letters to the Editor

February 11, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Time to raise taxes to fund what SD needs
To the Editor:
Imagine a waiting room full of patients with a variety of health issues. The doctor comes in and says, “We’re out of most of our medications and supplies, so today we’ll only treat colds. The rest of you will have to wait until we get out budget fixed in a month or two. We’re sorry, but sometimes you need to make decisions like this. It’s hard, but we’ll do what we can. It’s not our fault.” Continue Reading

Local Government Aid: Low hanging fruit ripe to pluck

January 22, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Park Rapids stands to lose $157,931 in Local Government Aid from the state if a Republican budget proposal passes. Continue Reading

Pawlenty: State can’t lose Vikings

December 16, 2010 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty predicts the Vikings will get a new football stadium eventually. Continue Reading