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Keeping kids safe: South Dakota does a better job of it than most states
Authorities uncover couple's 'sex room' in Minn. sexual assault case
20 measles cases prompt warning from Minnesota officials
Protesters, supporters face off over Crosby mayor
Former 'Bachelor' Chris Soules arrested for leaving scene of deadly crash, TMZ reports
Golfers get relief from armchair judges watching video
Peterson agrees to terms with Saints, who open at Minnesota
Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of NASCAR season
Local Roundup: Halvorson repeats
RU Game: Hanson, Rudie commit to D-I schools
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
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'
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
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
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
March 19, 2017
Big TV deal for Gopher sports won't help University of Minnesota academics
MINNEAPOLIS — A lucrative new media-rights deal is expected to grow revenue for Golden Gopher athletics by $17 million next year, but the...
March 19, 2017 - 5:20pm
March 16, 2017
Rep. Peterson: Ag cuts in Trump budget harmful for rural communities
Rep. Collin Peterson said Thursday that President Donald Trump’s proposed budget represents a lack of understanding of how agriculture works....
March 16, 2017 - 2:16pm
Military wins in first Trump budget; environment, foreign aid lose big
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump will ask the U.S. Congress for dramatic cuts to many federal programs as he seeks to bulk up defense spending,...
March 16, 2017 - 8:25am
March 14, 2017
Minnesota notebook: Franken asks Trump to pay attention to bird flu
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Al Franken is asking President Donald Trump to take action to fight bird flu before it reaches Minnesota and other...
March 14, 2017 - 4:34pm
March 13, 2017
Trump budget opens new fight among Republicans
WASHINGTON - Republican U.S. Representative Todd Rokita keeps a clock hanging on the wall of his Capitol Hill office that tracks the U.S. government's...
March 13, 2017 - 11:00am
February 28, 2017
Minnesota budget prediction shows slight increase in surplus
ST. PAUL — Bright spots abound in Minnesota's economy: Strong job demand pushes up wages, home sales are increasing, taconite from northeast...
February 28, 2017 - 5:36pm
February 26, 2017
Treasury Secretary: Trump budget will not cut Social Security, Medicare
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's first budget proposal will not seek cuts in Social Security, Medicare and other entitlement federal benefits...
February 26, 2017 - 11:47am
January 27, 2017
Dayton proposal includes extra $371 million for public schools
ST. PAUL — New funding for education makes up a weighty portion of the more than $1.9 billion in new spending Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton...
January 27, 2017 - 8:14pm
January 24, 2017
Dayton wants 10 percent budget hike
ST. PAUL — Raising Minnesota's next two-year budget nearly 10 percent is Gov. Mark Dayton's ask. "We must wisely invest and use our resources,"...
January 24, 2017 - 10:55pm
Dayton budget plan highlights
ST. PAUL — Here are some key areas of increased spending Gov. Mark Dayton wants in Minnesota's two-year budget that begins July 1: • $609 million for kindergarten-through-high school education programs. • $75 million to expand voluntary pre-kindergarten classes. • $84...
January 24, 2017 - 10:35pm
January 2, 2017
MN Legislative forecast: Cloudy with a chance of disputes
ST. PAUL—2017 dawned on the Minnesota Capitol with bright sun Sunday, illuminating the newly renovated building. But the sparkle dimmed...
January 2, 2017 - 9:59pm
December 6, 2016
Final Willmar levy and budget approved
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council on Monday approved the final tax levy and budget for 2017. "It is a culmination of a long budget process...
December 6, 2016 - 6:48am
December 3, 2016
Deal nears on special session
ST. PAUL — On Friday morning, state officials predicted Minnesota would have a $1.4 billion budget surplus. By the afternoon, Gov. Mark...
December 3, 2016 - 4:38am
December 2, 2016
$1.4 billion budget surplus expected in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Minnesota policymakers should have a $1.4 billion available when they start to draw up a two-year state budget in a month, state...
December 2, 2016 - 9:41am
November 19, 2016
Council discusses value of investing in downtown Willmar
WILLMAR — Members of the Willmar City Council gave opposing views on whether the city should continue to support the Willmar Downtown Development...
November 19, 2016 - 5:30am