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Eden Valley farmer elected to National Corn Board
Poll: Trump trails by 6 points after DNC
Vikings & fine art come together in new stadium
Clinton gets down to campaign business
Records for July 30
G/L Legion marches ahead at state
Getting it right
Stingers rebound to clobber Bucks
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
Judge dismisses 29 claims to late musician Prince's estate
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
The search for a world-record lake trout
Johnson -- Haverly
Quisberg -- Larson
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Esther Helen Iverson
Helen M. Sorenson
David L. Lake
Parker: Are we all Democrats this year?
Dionne: Hillary takes the fight to Trump
Thomas: Hillary's recycled speech
Obama: Continuity we can believe in
Will: Mike Pence the pliable
April 14, 2016
Commentary: Congress still wasting our taxpayer’s money
As the tax deadline approaches it’s once again time to consider how the federal government wastes our money. Remember the spending caps that...
April 14, 2016 - 12:03am
March 29, 2016
Midwest Opinion: Congress’ gridlock can be broken
Forum News Service Gridlock has become synonymous with Congress. But despite the deep divisions among elements of the U.S. House and Senate, the first session of the 114th Congress (2015), to the surprise of many observers, got some good stuff done. Surely some big things were left...
March 29, 2016 - 1:00am
March 7, 2016
Air Force vet announces run for Peterson’s congressional seat
KARLSTAD— Air Force veteran Dave Hughes has announced his intent to run for Congress in Minnesota’s Seventh District, which covers western...
March 7, 2016 - 11:36pm
February 8, 2016
Kline: Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District field doesn’t inspire confidence
ST. PAUL — Retiring U.S. Rep. John Kline is disappointed in and “concerned” about the fundraising of the field of Republicans running to succeed him in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District, the longtime Republican congressman said Monday. Activist David Gerson, former lawmaker...
February 8, 2016 - 11:32pm
December 16, 2015
U.S. on verge of lifting decades-old oil export ban
WASHINGTON – A provision to lift the U.S. ban on oil exports is included in a government spending bill, giving North Dakota’s congressional...
December 16, 2015 - 9:35am
December 5, 2015
Big win in federal transportation bill for Minnesota: Planning time
ST. PAUL — More than $4 billion for transportation projects is headed from Washington to Minnesota in the next five years, but money is not the big news for state officials. Minnesota’s take is part of a $305 billion funding bill that easily passed the House and Senate late this...
December 5, 2015 - 12:10am
December 2, 2015
Minnesota River Congress appoints leadership team
NEW ULM — A citizen-led group working to promote the natural resources and economic health of the Minnesota River basin is putting together a governing action board representing the entire area. The Minnesota River Congress now has 24 of 33 board positions filled, after 19 new members...
December 2, 2015 - 9:33pm
October 20, 2015
Ryan to run for House Speaker if he can unify Republicans
WASHINGTON — A reluctant U.S. Representative Paul Ryan laid out a series of conditions Tuesday under which he would seek to become speaker of the House of Representatives, saying he will only serve if fractious Republicans unite behind him to replace retiring Speaker John Boehn...
October 20, 2015 - 10:34pm
October 8, 2015
Editorial: Republican House caucus looking for agreement
The rambunctious Republican caucus apparently is not ready to choose its candidate to be the next speaker of the U.S. House. A full House vote was scheduled for today, but current House Speaker John Boehner changed his mind and postponed the vote until Oct. 29. Boehner is stepping...
October 8, 2015 - 6:00am
October 1, 2015
Montevideo man explores a run for U.S. Congress
MONTEVIDEO — A Montevideo man announced Thursday that he is considering a run as the Independent Party candidate for the Seventh Congressional...
October 1, 2015 - 10:59pm
Commentary: Kevin’s McCarthy’s truthful gaffe
WASHINGTON -- So now we know: One of the principal reasons Republicans spent so much public money investigating the tragic Benghazi episode was...
October 1, 2015 - 12:30am
September 25, 2015
House Speaker Boehner plans to resign from Congress at end of October
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, who has repeatedly been challenged by the conservative wing of his Republican Party, plans...
September 25, 2015 - 9:19am
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
September 25, 2015 - 1:37am
September 15, 2015
Congress about to fail on budget, but may pass highway funding
If it is September, then elected officials in Washington must be talking about short-term budget fixes. In what has become commonplace, Congress will not approve a full budget by the time the fiscal year ends Sept. 30, but lawmakers representing the Upper Midwest are optimistic they...
September 15, 2015 - 7:54pm
September 5, 2015
Capitol Chatter: Lawmakers pay ‘making out’ fines
ST. PAUL — Two Republican Minnesota House members accused of “making out” in a suburban Twin Cities’ park decided they will pay fines instead of challenging them in court after the incident that gained international publicity.
September 5, 2015 - 12:34am