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LOST ITALIAN: Nothing sour about these grapes
WORLD OF WINE: Looking for a new wine to try? My latest taste-test results
Charges: Couple ran 'large-scale' sex trafficking enterprise in Washington County
CIA ex-chief cites signs of possible Trump campaign ties to Russia
Manchester Suicide Bomber Identified as Salman Abedi
NFL shortens overtime to 10 minutes
Finally healthy, Banham is set for return home to take on the Lynx
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Dr. Richard Clausen
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
Letter: Getting even after the fact
Letter: Welcome the new splash pad
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
May 22, 2017
Trump's budget proposal slashes spending by $3.6 trillion over 10 years
President Donald Trump on Tuesday will propose cutting federal spending by $3.6 trillion over 10 years, a historic budget contraction that would...
17 hours 12 min ago
May 19, 2017
Minnesota GOP plans to send new round of budget bills to governor
ST. PAUL—Minnesota legislative leaders and the governor resumed budget talks Friday, May 19, but leaders were tight-lipped about their...
May 19, 2017 - 8:30pm
May 16, 2017
Minnesota budget still undone, but leaders report progress as deadline nears
ST. PAUL — A rookie Minnesota senator may have said it best in social media. "With less than a week left of legislative session, here's...
May 16, 2017 - 7:03pm
May 15, 2017
Minnesota House OKs increased female genital mutilation penalties
ST. PAUL—Protecting young Minnesota girls from what is known as female genital mutilation has gained strong state House support. "This...
May 15, 2017 - 8:20pm
May 12, 2017
Minnesota Legislature heads to stormy end with deep divisions
ST. PAUL—Storms are in the forecast. While that is the St. Paul weather outlook, it also could be expected under the Capitol dome starting...
May 12, 2017 - 3:36pm
May 10, 2017
Minn. legislature slows budget work as senator heads to ill father
PAUL — Work on the Minnesota state budget slowed Wednesday, May 10, to allow a senator to be with her dying father.House members pressed ahead,...
May 10, 2017 - 5:42pm
May 9, 2017
MN Legislature moves on budget, without governor deal
ST. PAUL—Republicans who control the Minnesota Legislature are moving their budget plan over Democratic claims that their actions are illegal....
May 9, 2017 - 8:54pm
May 4, 2017
Minnesota Senate sends abortion bills to governor who plans to veto them
ST. PAUL—Minnesota senators are sending a pair of abortion restriction bills to the governor, who promises to veto them. A mostly Republican...
May 4, 2017 - 7:25pm
May 2, 2017
Minn. budget reaction shows negotiation difficulty
ST. PAUL — Complaints that are pouring in about funding the Republican-controlled Minnesota House and Senate propose give an insight into...
May 2, 2017 - 6:05pm
May 1, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers move on budget, House shows bonding bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislative negotiators powered through most of their proposed $46 billion, two-year budget Monday, May 1, afternoon and...
May 1, 2017 - 6:31pm
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