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U.S. jobless claims decline from five-month high
CIA: Russia intervened to help Trump win
Wall Street again marks new highs in post-election run
Litchfield police officer facing DWI charges
Holiday Express rolls through Kandiyohi County
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 20, 2016
Retired general Mattis a top candidate for Pentagon chief
BEDMINSTER, N.J. — President-elect Donald Trump assessed several more contenders Sunday for top U.S. posts including Chris Christie and...
November 20, 2016 - 10:52pm
November 16, 2016
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund Dave Granlund is a nationally syndicated cartoonist based in Minnesota. Editorial cartoon feedback can be sent to: email@example.com....
November 16, 2016 - 11:24am
November 15, 2016
Pawlenty not interested in treasury secretary job
ST. PAUL — Count former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty out as Trump administration Treasury secretary. The New York Times floated his name...
November 15, 2016 - 8:53pm
February 28, 2013
Lew set to start at Treasury as budget cuts loom
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jacob Lew is scheduled to be sworn in Thursday as Treasury secretary and will have to hit the ground running. By MARTIN CRUTSINGER...
February 28, 2013 - 7:40am
February 26, 2013
Senate confirms Hagel for defense secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has voted to confirm Chuck Hagel to be the nation's next defense secretary. By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press...
February 26, 2013 - 4:15pm
Senate clears the way for confirmation of Hagel
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate cleared the way Tuesday for confirmation of Chuck Hagel to be the nation's next defense secretary after Republicans dropped their unprecedented delay of President Barack Obama's choice to head the Pentagon. By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press WASHINGTON...
February 26, 2013 - 12:13pm
February 14, 2013
Senate's top Democrat hits GOP for blocking Hagel
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate's top Democrat attacked Republican senators Thursday for blocking Chuck Hagel's nomination to be President Barack Obama's next secretary of defense, saying it was "shocking" and "tragic" that the GOP would attempt such a move at a time when the U.S. military...
February 14, 2013 - 11:23am
February 12, 2013
Senate panel approves Hagel for Pentagon chief
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bitterly divided Senate panel on Tuesday voted to approve President Barack Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the nation's...
February 12, 2013 - 4:35pm
Senate panel to vote on Defense nominee Hagel
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chuck Hagel - Republican, twice-wounded Vietnam combat veteran and former Nebraska senator - faces his first major hurdle...
February 12, 2013 - 7:29am
February 6, 2013
AP Source: Outdoor retail exec picked for Interior
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An administration official says President Barack Obama has picked the head of outdoor gear company REI as secretary of Interior. The president plans to announce the nomination of REI President and CEO Sally Jewell Wednesday afternoon. That's according to an administration...
February 6, 2013 - 7:28am
October 28, 2011
Veteran Dem senator fills Minn. education post
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Another Democratic veteran is leaving the state Senate to take a full-time position in Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's cabinet. Dayton said today that Minneapolis Sen. Larry Pogemiller, who for four years was Senate majority leader, will fill the top job at...
October 28, 2011 - 12:11pm
Dayton Cabinet diverse: But GOP questions some commissioners
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton's Cabinet may be the most diverse in Minnesota history, but it still is dominated by white males. It also may be one of the least partisan, but Senate Republicans who must confirm commissioners cast a wary eye on some appointments. And Twin Cities residents...
February 28, 2011 - 12:00am
January 5, 2009
Commentary: Women are seeking more slots in Obama's cabinet
SAN DIEGO -- There aren't enough women and minorities in the highest positions in government. But who's counting? Just about everyone, it seems. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., is keeping score of how many African-Americans serve in the Senate: zero, after President-elect Barack Obama resigned...
January 5, 2009 - 12:00am
November 11, 2008
Commentary: Just a few picks for Obama's cabinet
If there is a single appointment Barack Obama could make to signal how dramatically things will change in Washington, it would be to name Albert Gore Jr. -- former congressman, former senator, former vice president, former presidential candidate and current Custodian of the Planet...
November 11, 2008 - 12:00am