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Special election set Aug. 22
Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
Brainerd family says final goodbyes to man who was missing for more than 2 years
Man whose boat crashed on Minnesota river found alive
Local Roundup: Halvorson repeats
RU Game: Hanson, Rudie commit to D-I schools
Vote for the WCT Game of the Week
Local Roundup: Willmar softball team drops pair to Tech
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
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
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
January 11, 2011
Video: Senator Al Franken visits with Grand Forks newspaper editorial board
Sen. Al Franken, DFL-Minn., sat down Monday with the editorial board of the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald. Here is a video report on the discuss...
January 11, 2011 - 4:11pm
September 7, 2010
Governor's race tied; veterans may get increased assistance with college credits
ST. PAUL -- The headlines state the Minnesota governor's race is deadlocked between Republican Tom Emmer and Democrat Mark Dayton, but there is more to the story. As usual a couple of months before an election, there are plenty of undecided voters.
September 7, 2010 - 12:36am
August 25, 2010
Franken hears pitch for local, co. renewable energy plans
WILLMAR -- When Sen. Al Franken goes back to Washington, D.C., local energy leaders hope he has Kandiyohi County at the top of his list when...
August 25, 2010 - 12:00am
July 16, 2010
For aging population, need for community services is outgrowing the funding
WILLMAR -- Despite all the transportation, nutrition, respite and other services in the region to serve the aging population, Lynn Buckley still...
July 16, 2010 - 12:00am
July 14, 2010
Franken's staff to host Willmar hearing on senior issues
WILLMAR -- Staff with Sen. Al Franken's office will visit Willmar Thursday to hear from the area's senior population about the issues they face. The meeting will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Willmar Community Center. Input from this meeting, as well as from other listening...
July 14, 2010 - 2:28pm
June 15, 2010
As Pawlenty travels country touting Republicans, new book highlights his political career
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty must be a serious presidential candidate: The first book about him is out. "Governor Tim Pawlenty: The...
June 15, 2010 - 12:00am
May 1, 2010
Consumer protection a key part of health bill
WILLMAR -- Stronger consumer protection against unreasonable premium increases is among the first changes the public will see as the federal health care reform law takes effect. Insurers will have to jump through new hoops if they want to raise their rates. They will also be held...
May 1, 2010 - 12:00am
April 28, 2010
Franken joins other sens. in criticism of Facebook policy
April 28, 2010 - 12:00am
March 26, 2010
Letter: Impressive effort to fight floods
I want to commend Minnesota's communities affected by flooding this spring for their extraordinary flood fighting efforts. Spring flooding presents enormous challenges to these communities more often than they would like to see. Last weekend I was in Granite Falls, Montevideo, Moorhead,...
March 26, 2010 - 12:00am
March 20, 2010
Franken to tour Red River area, may stop in Montevideo, Granite Falls
MONTEVIDEO -- Sen. Al Franken may tour Montevideo and Granite Falls today following a visit to flooded areas of the Red River Valley. The senator will be visiting Oslo, East Grand Forks, Moorhead and Breckenridge to learn about flood preparation efforts and to better understand how...
March 20, 2010 - 12:00am
February 22, 2010
Minnesota Opinion: On Franken's feisty approach to things
There is a feistiness to Minnesota Sen. Al Franken increasingly on display, a feature that doesn't always look smooth but indicates a kind of guttiness and independence worthy of a closer look. In an early February meeting between Democrats and White House officials, Franken "point-edly,"...
February 22, 2010 - 7:00am
December 24, 2009
Minnesota's Franken, Klobuchar hail Senate health care reform vote
Both of Minnesota's U.S. senators hailed that body's health care reform bill as important to Minnesotans. The U.S. Senate approved its health care reform bill in a 60-39 party-line vote early Christ-mas Eve, allowing senators to head home for their Christmas break. "The Senate vote...
December 24, 2009 - 7:17pm
October 26, 2009
Grants go a long way in providing a foundation at college
ST. PAUL -- It was a rough summer for Alyssa Courneya. The young Alexandria woman did not know where she would go to school this fall. Then, near the end of summer, she received the news she wanted to hear: A federal Pell college grant was headed her way, meaning she could continue...
October 26, 2009 - 12:00am
October 13, 2009
Minn. students tell Franken of financial woes as he looks to promote cost-cutting bill
MINNEAPOLIS -- Paul Strain says his family supports his college career, emotionally at least. But when it comes to money, he needs to look for...
October 13, 2009 - 12:00am
Congressmen split on military bill; new stadium for Vikings gets another look as Republican unveils funding proposal
ST. PAUL -- Two of Minnesota' most military-oriented politicians went different ways when the U.S. House approved the defense authorization bill. John Kline, a Republican serving an area mostly south of the Twin Cities, voted against the military funding bill for the first time in...
October 13, 2009 - 12:00am