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North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
White House official: deal to avoid government shutdown could come today
'Happy Days' Star Erin Moran Dies at 56
Willmar School Board to have special meeting, workshop Monday
Minnesota's 2014 top teacher uses experience to help other educators -- and parents
Superior Hiking Trail Association hires new leader
The Wild didn't get the job done
Wild couldn't produce in playoffs
Blues oust Wild on Paajarvi OT goal
Local Roundup: Cards tennis team clips Litchfield
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'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
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
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
January 2, 2012
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says that vandalizing roadway signs or other state property along highways can carry a fine of up to $3,000 and a year in jail. Shooting, vandalizing and stealing signs are illegal, as is attaching objects to signs and posts.
January 2, 2012 - 12:00am
December 21, 2011
Koch apologizes for 'engaging in a relationship'
ST. PAUL -- Former Senate Majority Leader Any Koch says she is sorry for being in a relationship with a Senate employee. "I regret more than words can express the hurt that I have caused to the people that I love, and to those who have worked and served with me over the past years,"...
December 21, 2011 - 5:40pm
December 12, 2011
Capitol Chatter: Klobuchar wants tax credits extended
ST. PAUL -- U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., wants to extend tax credits for biofuels such as ethanol and other alternative source. "From biofuels to wind power to solar energy, alternative energy industries are creating good jobs and boosting local economies across Minnesota,"...
December 12, 2011 - 12:00am
December 1, 2011
Minn. budget surplus comes with warnings
ST. PAUL -- Jaws dropped this morning as Minnesota leaders learned the state budget will be $876 million bigger than earlier thought. But the news came with warnings: -- A $1.3 billion deficit is expected in two years. -- The Minnesota economy could take another turn for the worse...
December 1, 2011 - 12:56pm
November 29, 2011
Vikings avoid telling what would happen without stadium lease
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota Vikings vice president did not specifically say today what would happen if state leaders fail to approve a new stadium...
November 29, 2011 - 1:11pm
October 22, 2011
Minnesota Capitol being fixed
ST. PAUL -- Workers removed chunks of marble from the Minnesota Capitol exterior in recent weeks, meaning scaffolding protecting visitors from...
October 22, 2011 - 12:00am
October 16, 2011
Cantor: Jobs debate shouldn't be about personality
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says Republicans and the Obama White House are struggling to agree on a plan to ease unemployment because "a lot of folks on the other side want to boil this down to personality." Cantor was asked on "Fox News Sunday" about accusations...
October 16, 2011 - 11:00am
October 15, 2011
Rural lawmakers question chances for new Vikings stadium this year
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota political leaders have a month to agree on a Vikings football stadium deal before chances of success diminish. Regardless of the timing, rural lawmakers who in the past have cast key votes in favor of stadiums are pessimistic of its chances. Even Rep. Tom Anzelc,...
October 15, 2011 - 12:00am
Greater Minnesota mayors pledge leadership
August 15, 2011 - 12:00am
Howes-Dayton meeting set stage for Minnesota budget deal
ST. PAUL -- A pair of grilled ham and cheese sandwiches, with chips on the side, may have been just what the budget doctor ordered. That was...
July 15, 2011 - 12:00am
July 12, 2011
Dayton taking budget message across Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Gov.
July 12, 2011 - 12:00am
Gambling no sure bet for Minnesota budget fix but gaining support
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota Capitol undercurrent for months has suggested gambling as a way to help solve a budget impasse that now has become the longest government shutdown in state history. "The governor wants more revenue, Republicans want no new taxes," Rep. John Kriesel recently...
July 12, 2011 - 12:00am
July 6, 2011
Minn. budget talks produce only agreement to talk more
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota state government is in a partial shutdown and the first budget negotiations in days resulted in nothing more than an agreement to meet again. When Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton was asked what can be done to reach a budget deal with Republican leaders, his only...
July 6, 2011 - 12:00am
July 2, 2011
Quiet Capitol, quiet government
July 2, 2011 - 12:00am
July 1, 2011
No deal: Shutdown talk becomes reality in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Political differences separating Democratic Gov.
July 1, 2011 - 8:00am