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Records published Oct. 22
Willmar high school students talk politics, want more policy discussions
Mall investors set to lose billions as retail gloom deepens
Decision nearing on highway route in wye project around Willmar, Minn.
Rail bypass funding, realignment loom large as Kandiyohi County concerns
College Volleyball: No. 3 Ridgewater strong in Crossover
From ND to the pros, Carson Wentz wins over Philly
WNBA admits big L.A. basket shouldn't have counted
NFL Previews: Vikings’ Bradford returns to Philly
Junior Hockey: Sloppy WarHawks fall to New Ulm
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Harold L. Wieber
Paul E. Biermann
Jim Vossen letter: Viable solutions for MNsure
Corrine Nelson letter: Help the U.S. rise from its decay
Tomi Pirrotta letter: Why this voter is with Dave
Jim Van Der Pol letter: Falk supports public education
Mark McNally letter: Westrom is a friend of education
August 31, 2016
First U.S.-Cuba scheduled passenger flight in decades takes off
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—The first regularly scheduled commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century departed...
August 31, 2016 - 9:37am
November 27, 2015
N.D., S.D. cities have some of highest federal subsidies for rural flights
WATERTOWN, S.D. — A federal program that pays airlines to fly in and out of remote places across the country has proved particularly crucial for small airports in North Dakota and South Dakota. People flying in and out of Watertown this year may not have known it, but a trip to...
November 27, 2015 - 11:05pm
March 31, 2015
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
March 31, 2015 - 6:00am
December 27, 2013
Delta website glitch offers up tickets at rock-bottom rates
(Reuters) - A website glitch on Thursday morning caused some Delta Airlines fares to be offered at deep discounts to normal prices, including a reported roundtrip between New York and Los Angeles for $40. Delta on Thursday afternoon said the problem had been fixed, while saying...
December 27, 2013 - 7:59am
October 31, 2013
U.S. to allow expanded electronic device use on flights
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Thursday it will allow airlines to expand the use of portable electronic devices in flight. The agency said it is immediately providing airlines with guidance for implementation, the time frame for which...
October 31, 2013 - 10:04am
July 24, 2013
St. Cloud works to gain daily air service
ST. CLOUD - Three years ago, the St. Cloud Regional Airport lost its daily scheduled air service that went from St. Cloud to Minneapolis. Now, the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation is working to bring twice-daily scheduled air service from the St. Cloud Regional Airport to...
July 24, 2013 - 12:02am
July 10, 2013
SFO plane crash probe brings questions over auto speed controls
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) -- Investigators are trying to understand whether automated cockpit equipment Asiana flight 214's pilots said...
July 10, 2013 - 9:52am
July 9, 2013
Pilot interviews key to answers in SFO crash
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) -- Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was 500 feet up and about a half-minute from San Francisco International Airport...
July 9, 2013 - 6:44am
July 7, 2013
At tail end of trans-Pacific flight, terror
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Police officers threw utility knives up to crew members inside the burning wreckage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 so they...
July 7, 2013 - 12:40pm
May 14, 2013
Airlines collected record baggage fees in 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. airlines collected more than $6 billion in baggage and reservation change fees from passengers last year — the highest amount since the fees became common five years ago.
May 14, 2013 - 11:11am
April 25, 2013
Higher fares help Southwest Airlines' profit
DALLAS (AP) -- Higher fares helped Southwest Airlines make more money than Wall Street expected in the first quarter, but the company said Thursday that automatic federal spending cuts could hurt revenue in April. The average passenger fare on Southwest is now more than $150 one-way,...
April 25, 2013 - 7:02am
April 8, 2013
Full flights, small seats make passengers grumpy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airline passenger complaints to the Transportation Department surged by one-fifth last year even though other measures such...
April 8, 2013 - 7:20am
February 14, 2013
American, US Airways announce $11 billion merger
DALLAS (AP) -- American Airlines and US Airways have agreed to merge in an $11 billion deal that would create the world's biggest airline. The combined carrier will be called American Airlines and be based in Fort Worth, but US Airways CEO Doug Parker will run it. The merger would...
February 14, 2013 - 7:30am
January 22, 2013
Delta Air Lines ekes out $7 million profit for 4Q after Superstorm Sandy, special charges
MINNEAPOLIS - Delta says its fourth-quarter profit was nearly wiped out by Superstorm Sandy and special charges. Delta recorded a profit of $7 million for the quarter, or a penny per share. During the same period last year it earned $425 million, or 51 cents per share. Delta says...
January 22, 2013 - 8:11am
January 16, 2013
FAA grounds 787 jet after another emergency
The federal government grounded Boeing's newest and most technologically advanced jetliner Wednesday, declaring that the 787 cannot fly again until the risk of battery fires is addressed. The Federal Aviation Administration said it would work with Boeing and U.S. airlines to develop...
January 16, 2013 - 6:01pm