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Fergus Falls dealership overcharged hundreds of Minnesota police agencies for vehicle extras
Teen girls wanted after man’s stabbing in northern Minnesota
One of Minnesota 8, Willmar man awaits possible deportation as his son is born
Livestock advocates worry about appeals court ruling on feedlot operators
Minnesotans mixed on Trump's first 100 days
Baseball: Bangen gem leads Willmar to win
UPDATE: Vikings select running back, offensive lineman in second, third rounds
NFL Draft: List of second and third round selections
Guardado shares in Mahomes family's moment
NFL draft: Packers, Seahawks get into action on second day
Minnesota offers filmmakers varied landscapes and cultural activity
Khloe Kardashian sued after sharing photo of herself on Instagram
ESPN layoffs: A list of which employees have been fired
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Young Artist's Concerts this weekend in Willmar, Paynesville
'King Ed' comedy on stage at Ridgewater College
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
Harriet "Leona" Madison
Karen J. Edwards-Ulanowski
Marcie I. Garner Stone
Marion LaVerne Haug
Phillips: Kindness fills the memory of flood survivor
Tribune Opinion: Destination Playground: We can build it if you help volunteer
Quam: My promotion coincided with the death of my 16-year-old nephew
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
April 27, 2017
Real state budget talks start with Minnesota two-step
ST. PAUL — State lawmakers begin the "Minnesota two-step." That is how Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, on Thursday, April...
April 27, 2017 - 4:41pm
April 21, 2017
Funding plan for state troops raises concern
ST. PAUL — Negative numbers in the Republican Legislature's budget plans for Minnesota are no surprise — but tucked into the Senate's massive state government plans are some cuts that are setting off particular concern. The Senate budget reduces and shifts funding for...
April 21, 2017 - 8:32pm
Capitol Chatter: Transportation funding may be on the move
ST. PAUL — Transportation funding is confusing and controversial, and Minnesota state leaders say vital. Democrats and Republicans have...
April 21, 2017 - 3:12pm
April 20, 2017
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
ST. PAUL—Minnesota communities could not regulate wages, benefits or employee scheduling under legislation that appears headed to Gov....
April 20, 2017 - 3:21pm
April 19, 2017
Victims plea for Minn. transportation funding, Highway 23 Coalition seeks money to close the gaps
ST. PAUL — Beth Hodgman pleaded that southern Minnesota's U.S. 14 be made safer. "Drivers make mistakes, but they shouldn't be life sentences,"...
April 19, 2017 - 10:22pm
Widow of accident victim makes last-minute plea for Minn. transportation funding
ST. PAUL—Beth Hodgman pleaded that southern Minnesota's U.S. 14 be made safer. "Drivers make mistakes, but they shouldn't be life sentences,"...
April 19, 2017 - 6:05pm
April 18, 2017
Willmar's Rice Hospital shows profit for 2016
WILLMAR — Rice Memorial Hospital stayed in the black last year for the second year in a row, earning a net margin of $1.7 million on $108.2...
April 18, 2017 - 5:10am
April 14, 2017
If Trump's budget passes, Amtrak service could end in ND, MN
FARGO — North Dakota, Minnesota and other states could be without Amtrak service if a proposal in President Donald Trump's budget becomes...
April 14, 2017 - 10:25pm
Capitol Chatter: Administration argues money during legislative break
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Capitol rotunda and hallways were nearly empty at times in recent days as lawmakers took an Easter-Passover break,...
April 14, 2017 - 1:46pm
April 8, 2017
Deep into session, Minn. legislators look for starting line
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota Legislature passed all of its spending legislation in the last couple of weeks, the earliest in memory, but lawmakers...
April 8, 2017 - 2:45pm
March 29, 2017
NLS approves funding for track and field projects
NEW LONDON — Low bids for two separate financial tools that will fund installation of a new outdoor track and artificial turf for the football...
March 29, 2017 - 5:08am
March 28, 2017
Subsidy cuts could mean 'death spiral' for small airports in upper Midwest
FARGO — For nearly 40 years, the federal government has subsidized commercial passenger flights to out-of-the-way towns like Devils Lake,...
March 28, 2017 - 8:46pm
Early-childhood education money in dispute
PAUL — Additional funding proposed by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton would extend classes for 4-year-olds to more than 100 additional school districts...
March 28, 2017 - 6:17pm
March 24, 2017
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature is moving at warp speed, at least for a while. This is the time of the legislative session in which...
March 24, 2017 - 4:05pm
Agriculture funding bills prioritize new Minnesota crops
ST. PAUL — Adding new commodities to Minnesota's farming industry accounts for a portion of state agriculture funding proposed by the House,...
March 24, 2017 - 2:34pm