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Litchfield police officer facing DWI charges
Holiday Express rolls through Kandiyohi County
Discipline key to farmers' financial success
Trump's labor pick sends early warning sign to worker advocates
Records published Dec. 9
Tough night on ice
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
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
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Enid Evangeline Martell Olson
Cheryl (Cheri) Rae Downs Holgerson
Henry "Hank" Weseman
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
March 12, 2013
Senate panel OKs Dems gun background check bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A divided Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday narrowly approved a Democratic bill expanding required federal background checks for nearly all gun purchases, but put off immediate consideration of an assault weapons ban. By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON...
March 12, 2013 - 10:50am
Senate panel ready to OK gun background checks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats are ready to muscle expanded background checks and other gun curbs through a Senate committee, giving President Barack Obama an initial if temporary victory on one of his top priorities. By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats are...
March 12, 2013 - 7:41am
March 1, 2013
Minn. gun owners to back law changes
ST. PAUL — In a turnabout, Minnesota gun rights advocates are lining up modest revisions to the state’s gun laws as a way to fend off more serious restrictions and give lawmakers the chance to make some progress on a politically charged issue. By Kyle Potter Associated Press...
March 1, 2013 - 11:05pm
February 20, 2013
Cartoon: By Dave Granlund - Gun Control Debate
Cartoon: By Dave Granlund - Gun Control Debate
February 20, 2013 - 12:00am
February 12, 2013
Senate Dems, GOP clash over need for new gun curbs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The toll of gun violence and the widespread disgust it has generated makes it time for new federal gun curbs that balance public safety with gun rights, Democrats said Tuesday at the Senate's latest hearing on restricting firearms. Republicans said today's unenforced...
February 12, 2013 - 3:12pm
February 8, 2013
Senators seek deal on gun-sale background checks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bipartisan quartet of senators, including two National Rifle Association members and two with "F" ratings from the potent firearms lobby, are quietly trying to find a compromise on expanding the requirement for gun-sale background checks. A deal, given a good...
February 8, 2013 - 7:20am
February 7, 2013
Rural Minn. Democrats could shoot down changes to state’s gun control laws
ST. PAUL — The message from Minnesota’s rural Democratic senators about this week’s gun-bill flurry is simple: Don’t expect a warm reception in the Senate. “The Senate has always been the more reasonable body,” Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, DFL-Plummer, said Thursday, joining with...
February 7, 2013 - 10:55pm
February 6, 2013
Ex-FBI agent: Assault rifle would have led to further deaths in Red Lake, Minn., shooting
ST. PAUL — Jeffrey Weise shot and killed his grandfather on March 21, 2005, and tried to load a semi-automatic rifle. But former FBI agent John Egelhof told a Minnesota House committee Wednesday that the rifle, the type that would be banned under a bill state lawmakers are considering,...
February 6, 2013 - 10:59pm
February 5, 2013
Legislative gun debate begins to overflow crowd at Minn. Capitol
ST. PAUL — The two sides of Minnesota’s gun debate began laying out their arguments today during first of a series of legislative meetings....
February 5, 2013 - 1:10pm
February 4, 2013
Obama pushes gun control plan in Minnesota visit
MINNEAPOLIS -- President Barack Obama emphasized background checks and a ban on military assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in a speech...
February 4, 2013 - 2:40pm
Obama to campaign for gun proposals in Minnesota
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The fate of his gun proposals on Capitol Hill uncertain, President Barack Obama is seeking to rally support from the public and law enforcement community for his calls to ban assault weapons and install universal background checks for gun buyers. Obama will pitch...
February 4, 2013 - 7:10am
February 3, 2013
Minnesota lawmakers ready for rapid-fire gun debate
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers are pulling the trigger on gun-related legislation. Hours of gun-related committee hearings are scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the House, with senators planning similar meetings later in the month. Bills still are being introduced, and...
February 3, 2013 - 10:32pm
Obama to land in state not in lock-step with gun plan
ST. PAUL — President Barack Obama will tell select Minnesotans today about his plan to reduce gun violence by increasing gun-buyer background checks, outlawing assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips and strengthening programs to prevent the mentally ill from becoming...
February 3, 2013 - 10:24pm
January 31, 2013
Minnesota lawmakers, prosecutors push tougher gun laws
ST. PAUL (AP) — Minnesota's county prosecutors are teaming up with state lawmakers on legislation that would expand the power of prosecutors to charge violent felons for possessing firearms. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and two DFL lawmakers unveiled the proposal Thursday...
January 31, 2013 - 12:27pm
January 30, 2013
Senate hearing pits NRA, gun-control supporters
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Rifle Association and gun-control advocates, including the husband of wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, are facing off at the year's first Senate hearing on what lawmakers should do to curb gun violence. The two sides were squaring off Wednesday...
January 30, 2013 - 6:48am