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Contender for world's biggest rabbit dies on United Airlines flight
Fox News anchor, others hit network with multiple claims of race bias
Trump slams federal court ruling on funding for 'sanctuary cities'
ESPN to lay off 100 sports journalists amid strategy shift
On track for graduation
'Beast Mode' returns: Lynch set to join Raiders after trade from Seahawks
Report: Vikings likely to decline Bridgewater's option
Making noise: Trap shooting, Minnesota's fastest growing sport
Lawyer for ex-NFL star Hernandez denies letter mentioned prison lover
Serena Williams admits she accidentally revealed pregnancy on Snapchat
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'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
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
Donna D. deCathelineau
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
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
March 20, 2017
Minn. GOP proposes $1.35 billion in tax cuts as budget debate nears
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers plan to figure out their state budget plans in the next two weeks. With that deadline in mind, House Republicans...
March 20, 2017 - 5:14pm