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Minnesota’s House of Representatives passed the much debated Vikings stadium bill (which would give the Vikings a new roofed stadium at a cost of $1 billion) late Monday on a 73-58 vote with one major amendment — the Vikings will have to cough up $105 million more to get the job done. That’s $...

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 4:24pm

A United States senator has posed the question that's on the minds of millions of Americans: Has the Obama administration's "hope and change" spending put America's fiscal future in jeopardy? Sen.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 5:17pm

"Nearly 30 percent of jobless Americans have been out of work for at least a year, according to the Pew Fiscal Analysis Initiative report on the first quarter," The Los Angeles Times reported. That's an astounding figure.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 8:42pm

Interim Airport Manager Rick Adair threw a curve at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Commission Tuesday when he told members he wouldn't continue to serve in that capacity if he wasn't allowed to apply for the job.

Fri, 05/04/2012 - 8:14pm

Last week I was headed to Long Beach, Calif, to meet my newest grandchild, Claire. Tricia, my wife, had made the travel arrangements and I flew out of the newly remodeled Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport terminal.

Thu, 05/03/2012 - 6:33pm

After the Brainerd lakes area was told there would be no July 4 parade and celebration in Brainerd, a call went out for someone, a group or an alternative location for the annual Independence Day celebration.

Wed, 05/02/2012 - 4:50pm

That headline was in the fedgazette, the newspaper published by the Ninth District of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in its April edition.

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 6:15pm

One has to wonder if all of the hype from gold buyers and sellers was just another Ponzi scheme, or another housing bubble in the making.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 4:44pm

What was set up in the wake of the Great Depression to assist an aging population is about to run out of money. According to an Associated Press story published yesterday, the Social Security Trust Fund will run dry in 2033. That's 21 years from now.

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 5:14pm

Is college worth the expense? USA TODAY has reported that half of graduating college students are either unable to find a job, or they take a job that is not in their field of training.

Mon, 04/23/2012 - 5:15pm