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Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
Man facing 16 felonies for alleged kidnapping, assault of Willmar woman
Santa comes early to Jefferson
Solar garden planned north of Brainerd
Google meets renewable energy goal for global operations
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Thomas commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
August 23, 2016
President Barack Obama tours Louisiana promises support
BATON ROUGE, La.—U.S. President Barack Obama walked door to door in an East Baton Rouge Parish neighborhood Tuesday, hugging people and...
August 23, 2016 - 7:45pm
June 20, 2016
U of M aims to get more tuition aid to middle-class families
MINNEAPOLIS - At the University of Minnesota, officials say, it’s middle-class students who bear the heaviest burden when it comes to paying...
June 20, 2016 - 12:33pm
April 13, 2016
Small-town Minnesota grocers look to state for help
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s small-town grocery stores are closing at a rate that is expected to speed up as their owners age. In most cases, owners have no plans to transfer ownership, leaving communities without local stores. State Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, is seeking $10...
April 13, 2016 - 11:00pm
October 3, 2015
Heartland accepting applications for heating assistance
WILLMAR — Heartland Community Action Agency Inc. is now accepting applications for its Energy Assistance Program. The federally funded program provides financial assistance to low-income households to maintain electric and heat services during the winter heating months. Assistance...
October 3, 2015 - 12:16am
April 15, 2015
Dayton considers turkey aid
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said no one knows how much it will cost to respond to a flu that has killed 1.5 million Minnesota turkeys. He said Wednesday that he would consider working with lawmakers to change state law to allow disaster funds that often flow to flood...
April 15, 2015 - 11:14pm
August 28, 2013
Minnesota lawmakers take the first step toward disaster aid for multiple counties ravaged by summer storms
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers appear ready to spend money to help local governments affected by June storms, but during a Wednesday night...
August 28, 2013 - 11:33pm
Much of Red Cross fund for Sandy aid still unspent
NEW YORK (AP) -- Seven months after Superstorm Sandy, the Red Cross still hasn't spent more than a third of the $303 million it raised to assist victims of the storm, a strategy the organization says will help address needs that weren't immediately apparent in the disaster's wake...
May 28, 2013 - 6:44am
January 2, 2013
Rep. King says Boehner promises Sandy aid votes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A New York lawmaker says House Speaker John Boehner has promised votes to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy by Jan. 15. Republican Rep. Peter King says the speaker will schedule a vote Friday for $9 billion in flood insurance and another on Jan. 15 for a remaining...
January 2, 2013 - 3:21pm
House GOP scraps vote on Hurricane Sandy aid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New York-area lawmakers in both parties erupted in anger after learning the House Republican leadership decided to allow the...
January 2, 2013 - 7:54am
August 24, 2012
Disaster aid receives support, but incident clouds session
ST. PAUL - Provisions to provide Minnesotans financial aid to recover from summer storms received little opposition this morning as two committees...
August 24, 2012 - 2:45pm
August 11, 2012
Rybak urges being bold in reforming LGA
GRANITE FALLS -- Mayor R.T. Rybak of Minneapolis is urging fellow mayors not to squander the opportunity to propose significant changes in how...
August 11, 2012 - 12:00am
August 1, 2012
Minnesota appeals disaster aid rejection
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota has appealed a federal government decision not to provide financial aid for individuals recovering from June storms as legislators begin preparing for a special session to deal with recent storm costs. Gov.
August 1, 2012 - 2:23pm
July 26, 2012
Minn. disaster aid meetings: Should they be open or closed?
ST. PAUL -- State leaders agree they want to provide financial aid to communities affected by summer storms, but disagree about whether meetings producing legislation should be open or closed. The Dayton administration and a few legislators soon are to begin developing plans to help...
July 26, 2012 - 12:00am
June 23, 2012
Headstrong 1997 flood survivors find their answer
GRANITE FALLS -- Speak up for your needs, be headstrong and trust in God. That's the advice Marv and Diane Patten offer up for flood victims...
June 23, 2012 - 12:00am
May 11, 2011
Obama approves Minnesota disaster aid, some west central Minn. counties included
ST. PAUL -- President Barack Obama has declared 20 Minnesota counties major disaster areas, making federal aid available to help areas affected by spring flooding. The counties have sustained at least $10.8 million in damage. Some federal aid comes in the form of money paid to state...
May 11, 2011 - 10:49am