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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Rising above the fire
In Trump/Clinton face-off on Monday, winning over women will be key
Records summary for Sept. 24
Report: Loaded gun found in N.C. had fingerprints matching victim
NLS turns back Crusaders
Prep Football: Minneota edges 'Jacks in OT
Roundup: Ridgewater recovers from deficit to head off national champs
Second-half stumbles derail Willmar
WCT Sports Show: Willmar and Morris volleyball play crucial matches; Willmar girls cross country rolls
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Likely world record elk shot by Montana archer
As baby leaves go gender-neutral, dads get time off
Choosing stronger sunscreen would reduce women's melanoma risk
Organic oats make these Monster Cookies scary good
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Don E. Miller
Jozy Lyn Saterbak
Pauline M. Chambers
Thomas: Just more terror, more denials
Harrop: Could Britain Become the Fourth Amigo?
Deepen Charleston's port, and the big ships will come
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Commentary: Table is set for special session
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
June 30, 2011
Minn. shutdown looms as budget talks break up late
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota government shutdown became more likely Wednesday with each tick of the clock. Budget talks ended late Wednesday without a deal to avert the shutdown. "We do not have a deal," Deputy Senate Majority Leader Geoff Michel, R-Edina, said just before 10 p.m. Gov....
June 30, 2011 - 12:00am
June 18, 2011
Shutdown prep continues in courts
ST. PAUL -- Optimism was in short supply Friday around the Minnesota Capitol, two weeks before a government shutdown could begin. No high-level budget discussions occurred, and none were expected this weekend after a Thursday disagreement between Democratic Gov.
June 18, 2011 - 12:00am