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MS. SIMPLICITY: Organizing the most important papers in life
3 SD college students sent to jail after alcohol-related death at party
Real state budget talks start with Minnesota two-step
A perm and color for your lashes? New trends make summer makeup easy
Western Minnesota's Rep. Collin Peterson says he's running again
Report: Browns plan to pick DE Garrett No. 1 overall
Twins miss out on sweep of Rangers, as Santiago mourns
Wild ponder long-term contracts for Granlund, Neiderreiter
Vikings will look again to have success outside first round
Defense defines 2017 NFL Draft
Khloe Kardashian sued after sharing photo of herself on Instagram
ESPN layoffs: A list of which employees have been fired
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Young Artist's Concerts this weekend in Willmar, Paynesville
'King Ed' comedy on stage at Ridgewater College
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
Lavon "Vonnie" Anderson
Edythe O. Jacobson
Marcella M. Stager
Marlys Selma Vilhauer
Tribune Opinion: Destination Playground: We can build it if you help volunteer
Quam: My promotion coincided with the death of my 16-year-old nephew
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
April 1, 2017
Unpaid tickets can be a 'debt trap'
ST. PAUL — For Carmen Mask, 2009 was a rough year. Mask and her husband divorced, her household income dropped from about $80,000 to $25,000 a year and she and her three sons moved from their St. Paul house to an apartment. While moving in an old van her ex had left her, a police...
April 1, 2017 - 6:27pm
March 12, 2017
Caution advised as winter storm moves into west central Minnesota
After an unseasonably warm past few weeks, weather in west central Minnesota is back to normal. That means snow. Much of the region-- including...
March 12, 2017 - 2:54pm
February 20, 2017
Limit teens' Saturday-night driving, experts suggest
Drunken driving contributes to more than one in four motor vehicle fatalities for children, teens and young adults — and nearly half of...
February 20, 2017 - 8:33am
Drowsy drivers often behind fatal crashes
In the U.S. alone, more than 6,000 people die in drowsy driving-related motor vehicle crashes each year, a recent study suggests. Millions of U.S. drivers fall asleep at the wheel each month, and roughly 15 percent of all fatal crashes involve a drowsy driver, researchers note in...
February 20, 2017 - 7:32am
February 6, 2017
Bill seeks to limit drivers' phone use to hands-free
ST. PAUL — Minnesota could be about to clamp down even more on mobile phone use while driving. Several state lawmakers are proposing a ban...
February 6, 2017 - 9:09pm
February 4, 2017
Cartoon by Dave Granlund published Feb. 4
Cartoon by Dave Granlund Dave Granlund is a nationally syndicated cartoonist based in Minnesota. Editorial cartoon feedback can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org....
February 4, 2017 - 11:04pm
November 24, 2016
U.S. offers mobile device guidelines to curb driver distraction
DETROIT — The U.S. Transportation Department on Wednesday issued voluntary guidelines for makers of mobile devices, asking them to help...
November 24, 2016 - 9:44am
April 13, 2016
Minnesota law enforcement agencies try to change ‘culture’ of texting and driving
ST. PAUL — Just as the “culture” of driving while intoxicated has changed, Lt. Tiffani Nielson of the Minnesota State Patrol also would...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
February 9, 2016
Distracted teen driver pleads guilty in crash that killed two
ELK RIVER — A Little Falls girl who was messaging while driving has pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide for her involvement in a collision that killed a man and his 10-year-old daughter. Carlee Rose Bollig, 17, is scheduled to be sentenced March 4 in Sherburne...
February 9, 2016 - 8:53pm
December 16, 2015
Kandiyohi County crash injures three
WILLMAR — Three people were injured Wednesday afternoon in a crash south of Willmar, one seriously, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. Geneva...
December 16, 2015 - 8:44pm
MnDOT: Keep speeds down and eyes on the road during winter weather
Drivers on area roads are being urged to slow down and travel carefully as winter weather has made driving difficult on many roads throughout...
December 16, 2015 - 12:05pm
July 30, 2015
Texting and driving fines to increase
ST. PAUL — In addition to putting lives in danger, drivers who habitually text and drive on Minnesota roads will be facing heftier fines starting Saturday. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says the first citation for texting while driving will remain at $50 and second...
July 30, 2015 - 11:01pm
June 1, 2015
Man using phone in fatal accident: ‘Is it worth it?’
ST. PAUL — Chris Weber boiled down his life-changing decision 11 months ago to one question: “Is that cell phone worth more than the life...
June 1, 2015 - 11:48pm
February 26, 2015
Discussion slated Saturday on driver’s licenses for immigrants
WILLMAR — Community members are invited to join a discussion Saturday in Willmar to ask public leaders to support a policy that will allow undocumented immigrants access to driver’s licenses. The event is being hosted by ISAIAH, a faith-based Minnesota organization that supports...
February 26, 2015 - 11:28pm
October 9, 2014
MnDOT renames winter road conditions using descriptive words
ST. PAUL — Travelers may have a better understanding of road conditions using the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s new winter road condition descriptions on the 511mn.org website and smartphone app. The old winter road descriptions were “good,” “fair,” “difficult”...
October 9, 2014 - 11:25pm