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Minnesota baby found safe after possible abduction
Joseph Wapner, Former 'People's Court' Judge, Dies at 97
Transgender wrestler wins Texas championship for girls
White House: Trump might support probe into Yemen raid
Meryl Streep accuses Karl Lagerfeld of spoiling her Oscars
Jacobs: Early migrants reach the valley
Ted Takasaki offers walleye tips and techniques
Dokken: Learning in the wild
Baltimore player arrested on multiple drug charges in Miami
Cook: Another kind of winter: dove, robin, cardinal
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Keith L. Kendall
Lawrence "Junior" Johnson, Jr.
AstroBob: Can you see the Russian landers, rovers on the moon? Yes!
Swift: Expiration dates are just suggestions
Phillips: A well-timed letter reminded me to look for kindness
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Little things make a big difference with gardening
August 15, 2014
Analysis: Sharp contrasts separate Johnson, Dayton
ST. PAUL — Jeff Johnson was 8 years old when Mark Dayton got involved in government, working for then-U.S. Sen. Walter Mondale. Since then, Dayton has traveled the state for 39 years, getting to know issues that most Minnesotans may not even realize exist. He did that as state...
August 15, 2014 - 11:06pm
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