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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
August 13, 2014
Johnson wins four-way GOP governor race, to face Dayton in Nov.
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- A Republican who grew up in greater Minnesota and now is a Hennepin County commissioner...
August 13, 2014 - 12:01am
June 19, 2014
Dayton declares state of emergency in 35 counties, Redwood and Renville counties included
ST. PAUL — Redwood and Renville counties are included in a list of 35 Minnesota counties where Gov. Mark Dayton declared a state of emergency today in response to flooding and other problems related to heavy rainfall in recent days. Dayton’s executive order makes a range...
June 19, 2014 - 1:09pm
June 1, 2014
DFLers celebrate as Dayton nominated for second term
DULUTH — Four years after his party denied Mark Dayton access to its state convention floor in Duluth, DFL delegates welcomed him to the same...
June 1, 2014 - 11:39pm
May 29, 2014
Dayton signs medical marijuana legislation
By Christopher Snowbeck St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton signed the medical marijuana bill into law on Thursday, but there are mixed feelings among supporters. Advocates are planning to gather outside the Governor’s Residence today and present him with 33...
May 29, 2014 - 11:37pm
Minnesota's medical marijuana becomes law
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Thursday signed into law a bill to allow the use of medical marijuana. Unlike many major bills, the signing was not held in public. Dayton released a statement: “I pray it will bring to the victims of ravaging illnesses the relief they...
May 29, 2014 - 12:19pm
May 11, 2014
Funny weather leaves area anglers cheerless in opener
Gov. Mark Dayton didn’t have any luck landing a lunker on Minnesota’s fishing opener in Brainerd and few, it appears, did much better. As...
May 11, 2014 - 11:57pm
May 8, 2014
Gov. Dayton could reel in some good bites on Gull Lake
BRAINERD — After waiting out what seemed to be a never-ending winter, open-water walleye and northern pike fishing is back. Unlike last year, the threat of ice on lakes won’t be a problem in central Minnesota. Aside from some reports of floating ice, Brainerd-area lakes appear...
May 8, 2014 - 11:36pm
May 2, 2014
Editorial: Dayton trumpets growth in Minnesota
Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota are continuing their respective recoveries. Dayton from his recent hip surgery and Minnesota in continuing its rebound from the recent recession. During the next six months, Dayton and his opponents - primarily Republicans - will be involved in a bruising...
May 2, 2014 - 7:00am
April 30, 2014
Dayton: State doing well: Greater Minnesota gets shout-out from governor
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton focused much of his State of the State speech Wednesday night on greater Minnesota, from HitchDoc in southern Minnesota’s...
April 30, 2014 - 11:20pm
April 29, 2014
Dayton, Franken lead GOP rivals, poll finds
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Al Franken have double-digit leads over all their announced Republican challengers, according to a Suffolk University poll of Minnesota voters released Tuesday.
April 29, 2014 - 1:25pm
April 10, 2014
Minimum wage set to rise: House passes higher minimum wage; bill heads to Gov. Dayton for signature
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s minimum wage is about to rise. After the House passed 71-60 a higher minimum wage Thursday, it heads to Gov. Mark Dayton, who is expected to sign it into law. “I think this is a great trade off, minimum wage for a better life for a great many people...
April 10, 2014 - 11:11pm
Dayton signs bullying bill
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton put pen on paper 15 hours after final legislative approval of an anti-bullying bill, enacting a new law requiring...
April 10, 2014 - 8:00am
April 7, 2014
Does bullying bill bully Minnesota’s schools?
ST. PAUL — Republicans say that an anti-bullying bill actually increases bullying.
April 7, 2014 - 11:08am
March 20, 2014
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
March 20, 2014 - 6:00am
March 15, 2014
Editorial: Dayton’s reasoning wrong on this issue
There is one argument against medical marijuana that just doesn’t fly: That is the excuse by some medical marijuana opponents and Gov. Mark Dayton that Minnesotans can easily get illegal pot to ease their pain and deal with their medical conditions. Dayton said Friday that...
March 15, 2014 - 8:00am