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GOP scrambling for health bill votes after ultimatum from Trump
Ms. Simplicity: Gift-giving during a health crisis
New London man charged with stalking
Intersections in Willmar railroad bypass corridor to be studied this spring
Benson Schools develops facilities plan, HVAC cost estimates expected next month
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Flyers keep Wild in check as Minnesota woes continue
Boys basketball: 'Jays leave feeling blue
Boys basketball: 'Jays leave feeling blue
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Ruth O. Jones
John E. Vold
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
March 17, 2017
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith won't run for governor in 2018
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, long thought to be positioning herself to take over when Gov. Mark Dayton leaves office, said she...
March 17, 2017 - 8:24pm
March 15, 2017
Townships set levies, elect officers
WILLMAR — Township meetings and elections were conducted Tuesday in Minnesota where residents approved tax levies and elected officers...
March 15, 2017 - 6:23pm
February 24, 2017
Capitol Chatter: 2018 Minnesota governor race already crowded
ST. PAUL—There is one easy prediction in Minnesota politics: The 2018 governor's race will be crowded. Nearly 20 people have said they...
February 24, 2017 - 1:18pm
February 11, 2017
U.S. consumer sentiment falls as election euphoria fizzles
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer sentiment eased off a 13-year high in early February likely as some of the jubilation over Donald Trump's election...
February 11, 2017 - 5:02am
February 1, 2017
Minnesota statehouse elections getting pricier
ST. PAUL — It takes big bucks to win — or lose — control of the Legislature. Candidates, their allies and opponents spent more than $31 million in 2016's battles in state House and Senate races, according to a Pioneer Press analysis of reports released Wednesday. The massive...
February 1, 2017 - 8:37pm
January 24, 2017
Despite no evidence: White House says Trump stands by voter fraud belief
WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump stands by his belief that millions of people voted illegally in the U.S. election, the White House said...
January 24, 2017 - 10:46pm
January 15, 2017
Republicans defend legitimacy of Trump's election
WASHINGTON — Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Sunday that he was disappointed by a black civil rights activist and politician's questioning...
January 15, 2017 - 4:31pm
January 6, 2017
Capitol Chatter: GOP in charge, a state Senate surprise
January 6, 2017 - 10:34pm
U.S. intel report: Russia's Putin directed cyber campaign to help Trump
WASHINGTON—Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an effort to help Republican Donald Trump's electoral chances by discrediting Democrat...
January 6, 2017 - 10:12pm
January 4, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Broadband not a top 2017 topic
ST. PAUL — A new report says $100 million in state money is needed every two years to help expand broadband high-speed internet throughout Minnesota, but rural lawmakers have said relatively little about it leading up to the 2017 Legislature. In a series of Forum News Service...
January 4, 2017 - 11:30pm
January 3, 2017
Renville County farmer named interim president of MFU
ST. PAUL – A farmer from Renville County has been named the interim president of the Minnesota Farmers Union. Gary Wertish, who has served as vice-president to the MFU for the last five years, assumed the leadership position this week following the retirement Dec. 31 of Doug Peterson....
January 3, 2017 - 12:10pm
December 30, 2016
Russia will not expel anyone over U.S. sanctions, to wait for Trump
MOSCOW—President Vladimir Putin refrained on Friday, Dec. 29, from retaliating for the U.S. expulsion of 35 suspected Russian spies, putting...
December 30, 2016 - 5:36pm
December 17, 2016
U.S. intelligence agencies feud with Republicans over Russian hacking
Republican members of Congress are complaining that U.S. intelligence agencies are refusing to brief them widely on a classified CIA report that...
December 17, 2016 - 11:59am
December 16, 2016
Obama points finger at Putin for cyber attacks on election
WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama on Friday, Dec. 16, strongly suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally oversaw the computer...
December 16, 2016 - 5:37pm
December 15, 2016
Putin supervised Russia cyber attacks in U.S. election
WASHINGTON - Russian President Vladimir Putin supervised his intelligence agencies' hacking of the U.S. presidential election and turned it...
December 15, 2016 - 5:20pm