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Otter Tail first county in Minnesota to raise tobacco purchasing age
54 min 58 sec ago
President Donald Trump rebukes CNN reporter Jim Acosta during a news conference at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 7, 2018.  Bloomberg photo by Al Drago
CNN sues White House to regain access for reporter Jim Acosta
3 hours 6 min ago
The ashes of burnt homes surround a charred mailbox in Paradise, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Search teams were heading back into the devastated town on Tuesday with the grim expectation of finding more bodies in the remnants of the Sierra Nevada retirement community. (Jenna Schoenefeld/The New York Times)
Trump blames California for natural disaster, adding to denunciations of strongly Democratic state
4 hours 10 min ago
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks before naturalizing 200 candidates for U.S. citizenship in New York on April 10, 2018. Ginsburg was hospitalized on Thursday morning, Nov. 8, 2018, with three broken ribs after falling in her office Wednesday evening, a spokeswoman said. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)
After fracturing ribs, Ginsburg skips court session but is improving, spokeswoman say
6 hours 23 min ago
President Donald Trump with Kirstjen Nielsen, the Homeland Security secretary, at the White House in Washington, Oct. 10, 2018. Hurricane Michael was about to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle. (Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Trump is preparing to remove Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary, aides say
8 hours 37 min ago
FILE -- President Donald Trump discusses pending sales of weapons as he meets with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, March 20, 2018. Even though American and European executives are staying away from a showcase Saudi investment conference, companies are unlikely to sever ties or avert future deals after the killing of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (Doug Mills/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
U.S. says audio recording of Khashoggi killing does not implicate Saudi crown prince
9 hours 19 min ago
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Proposed renovations at the Willmar Flags of Honor include a new monument and plaza, as well as a reduction in the number of flags. The Willmar City Council has OK'd the design, and the Veterans Central Council will raise funds for the estimated $225,000 project.
Veterans group plans improvement project at Willmar's Flags of Honor
10 hours 32 min ago
November 12, 2018
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), the Democratic candidate for the Senate, speaks to reporters while campaigning at a taqueria in Phoenix on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. After a delayed count, Sinema scored a groundbreaking victory for Democrats in a state that has been a Republican bastion for decades. (Ilana Panich-Linsman/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Sinema wins in Arizona as Democrats capture a longtime GOP Senate seat
20 hours 23 min ago
President Trump argues with CNN reporter Jim Acosta during a news conference in the White House on Wednesday. Bloomberg photo by Al Drago
Kellyanne Conway on Acosta video: 'That's not altered. That's sped up. They do it all the time in sports.'
November 12, 2018 - 9:10am
Tom Cherveny | Tribune
A photo of public ditch near Raymond in a 2017 file photo. Kandiyohi County has extended the deadline to Dec. 31 on the requirement for buffers of a one rod, or 16 1/2 foot buffer of perennial vegetation from the ditch bank.
Kandiyohi County extends timeline for buffer compliance
November 12, 2018 - 12:39am
November 11, 2018
Doctors express outrage after NRA tells them 'to stay in their lane'
November 11, 2018 - 6:20pm
St. Paul to vote on $15 minimum wage Wednesday: Here’s what’s in there — and what’s not
November 11, 2018 - 5:30pm
Minnesota Gov.-elect Tim Walz talks during a news conference at his transition office at the state Capitol in St. Paul on Thursday, Nov. 8. DFLer Walz defeated Republican candidate Jeff Johnson in Tuesday’s election. Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press
How Walz won the governor’s office: DFL congressman flipped districts that voted for Trump by discussing issues, not running against president
November 11, 2018 - 6:00am
Pete Stauber
8th District red for now — or forever? Redrawn districts in 2022 could upend trend
November 11, 2018 - 6:00am
November 10, 2018
Vietnam veteran Ken Klose described this photo as the "view we woke up to each morning." Klose took hundreds of photos during his tour with the U.S. Army in South Vietnam in 1970. Submitted photoplay button
Vietnam through the lens: Minnesota photographer shares his wartime experience
November 10, 2018 - 1:17pm