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North Korea detains third U.S. citizen
Sec. Kelly: U.S. Homeland Security not targeting Dreamers
North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
White House official: deal to avoid government shutdown could come today
'Happy Days' Star Erin Moran Dies at 56
Superior Hiking Trail Association hires new leader
The Wild didn't get the job done
Wild couldn't produce in playoffs
Blues oust Wild on Paajarvi OT goal
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Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
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Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
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November 7, 2012
Bachmann beats Graves in Minn.'s 6th District
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Republican and tea party favorite Michele Bachmann has beaten Democratic hotelier Jim Graves to win her fourth term in Congress. Bachmann cements her hold on a district that became more Republican under new political boundaries this year. Graves was seeking to...
November 7, 2012 - 3:57am
July 25, 2012
Letter: Bachmann did us a service
I read with great interest the attacks on Rep. Michelle Bachmann for her statement revealing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's questionable appointments of certain members of her staff. When I first heard one of Clinton's top aides was so closely related to leading members...
July 25, 2012 - 12:00am
July 20, 2012
Editorial: Bachmann is off-track with her allegations
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is facing justifiable criticism concerning her recent accusations of the Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the federal...
July 20, 2012 - 9:08am
May 11, 2012
Bachmann gives up Swiss citizenship, after receiving it
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is giving up her citizenship in Switzerland. The Minnesota Republican said Thursday she sent a letter to the Swiss Consulate asking for withdrawal of her Swiss citizenship. She said she wanted to make clear she is 100 percent committed to the United...
May 11, 2012 - 9:39am
April 19, 2012
Rep: Bachmann uses term 'tar baby' to attack Obama's energy policy; spokeswoman says quote not racial
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A spokeswoman says U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann wasn't referring to race when she used the term "tar baby" to attack President Barack Obama's energy policy. The Minnesota Republican told a conservative blog Wednesday that Obama's calls for more regulation of oil...
April 19, 2012 - 5:12pm
February 22, 2012
Bachmann pledges to continue work on new bridge linking Minn., Wis..
ST. PAUL -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she will continue efforts to build a new bridge linking Minnesota and Wisconsin even though newly drawn congressional districts mean she would no longer represent the area where the bridge would be built. "I have committed to building this...
February 22, 2012 - 11:29am
February 20, 2012
Michele Bachmann plans run regardless of redistricting
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she intends to run for reelection to her Minnesota congressional seat regardless of what happens to her current district when a judicial panel redraws state political boundaries this week. Bachmann was at Minnesota's Capitol...
February 20, 2012 - 11:54am
Bachmann, state lawmakers want Medicaid audit
ST. PAUL -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann hosted a Minnesota Capitol news conference Monday for the first time since she ended her presidential campaign to support a state effort to increase health-care organizations' accountability. The Minnesota Republican said she plans to introduce...
February 20, 2012 - 11:31am
January 4, 2012
Bachmann cancels campaign trip to S.C.
The Associated Press is reporting this morning via Twitter that Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has canceled a campaign trip to South Carolina after finishing last Tuesday in the caucuses in Iowa. Bachmann had told supporters Tuesday night that she intended to continue her campaign...
January 4, 2012 - 7:51am
December 30, 2011
Editorial: Michele Bachmann is no Margaret Thatcher
Michele Bachmann's campaign rhetoric apparently is now ringing hollow with many Iowa voters as her poll number continues to sink faster than a county fair hog in a mud hole. Bachmann, like many conservative Republican candidates in this decade, often seeks to compare herself...
December 30, 2011 - 12:32pm
June 16, 2011
Commentary: Going far enough to make Bachmann 'mainstream'
WASHINGTON -- Perhaps I should thank the current crop of Republican presidential candidates for providing me with an experience I never, ever expected to have: During this week's debate in New Hampshire, I had a moment of nostalgia for George W. Bush. Let me say quickly that this...
June 16, 2011 - 12:00am
April 21, 2011
Tribune editorial: Birther issue now clipped by Bachmann
Some political candidates -- currently Donald Trump, Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann -- are still pandering to those who believe President Obama was not born in the United States and therefore ineligible to be president. This birther theory will likely continue, as long as President...
April 21, 2011 - 12:00am
March 19, 2011
Letter: Those left-wing hypocrites
I read with amusement the March 16 letter by Lee Paulson from Glenwood. He criticized Michele Bachmann's mistake in referring to "The shots that were heard around the world" that happened a long time ago in Lexington and Concord, New Hampshire, instead of in Massachusetts Yes, she...
March 19, 2011 - 12:00am
January 24, 2011
Gov. Dayton rejects Bachmann health care request, accuses her of playing presidential politics
ST. PAUL - U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann asked Gov. Mark Dayton to rip up an order he signed just after taking office this month joining a federal...
January 24, 2011 - 11:55am
November 4, 2010
Bachmann bid for GOP leadership gets cool reaction from Republican leaders
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Self-proclaimed tea party leader Michele Bachmann's bid for a top Republican post in the House received a cool reaction Thursday from Speaker-to-be John Boehner, an early test of how GOP leaders will treat the antiestablishment movement's winners in Tuesday's elections....
November 4, 2010 - 6:18pm