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The boys of fall
Joint powers board names new regional transit system
Frailties of mental health system laid bare at local meeting
Beasts under the big top
Lane closure on Willmar Ave. S.E.
Prep Football: ACGC flattens Benson
NFL: Goodell promises changes to league's conduct policy
Tom Powers: Minnesota teaches the NFL a lesson
Prep Football: Zylstra, Wildcats upend Glencoe-SL
NFL: Zimmer knows how to deal with adversity
Video: Jude's Gentle Giants - Belgrade man features his real-life Percheron horses in coming-of-age novel
Joan Rivers, queen of acid put-downs, dies at age 81
Kosak of Olivia receives Guard honor
Calvin LeRoy Isaacson
Gerald H. Olson
Kerry Lynn Schulz
Evelyn L. Reinke
Damrongnawin — Lundstrum
Leadens — Jans
Schmidt — Hagen
Stadem — Cuevas
Ciminski — Twist
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Commentary: When will Minnesota fix U.S. Highway 12?
Letter: A first-rate production
Letter: Spend political dollars locally
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
October 8, 2013
Ford comes from behind in China to stun Japanese rivals
BEIJING (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is poised to overtake its Japanese rivals on the top seller's list in China as Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Honda Motor Co (7267.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock...
October 8, 2013 - 7:58am
September 14, 2013
Trains keep Japan flowing
I don’t get around much … but recently I found myself on the bullet train to Kyota. At 180 mph, the Japanese country side passes in a blur of cityscapes, green mountains and rice paddies. The ride is quiet. No whistles sounded; at grade there are no crossing arms. Motor traffic...
life / extra
September 14, 2013 - 12:04am
December 3, 2012
Ya, Sure blog: Best and worst of November in Japan
December 3, 2012 - 8:54am
August 28, 2012
Ya, Sure blog: Is it un-American?
August 28, 2012 - 8:57am
August 20, 2012
Ya, Sure blog: Two dreams, one day
August 20, 2012 - 8:56am
April 1, 2011
Ishikawa to give 2011 earnings for Japan relief efforts
By Doug Ferguson, AP Golf Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Ryo Ishikawa first made people take notice because of his golf.
sports / pro
April 1, 2011 - 12:00am
March 18, 2011
Commentary: The Japan Syndrome
In the 1979 movie "The China Syndrome," reporter Kimberly Wells (played by Jane Fonda) witnesses an accident at a nuclear power plant and then uncovers a plot to keep it a secret in order to protect the power company's billion-dollar investment.
March 18, 2011 - 8:40am
March 17, 2011
Commentary: It was just a time for crying last weekend
"Did you have a nice weekend?" a friend asked on Monday, before recounting all the fun things he and his kids did over the weekend. I'm sure I looked at him as if he had just arrived from Mars. "What did you do for fun?" he insisted. I watched television last weekend, something I...
opinion / commentary
March 17, 2011 - 8:37am
March 14, 2011
Man with local ties is safe after tsunami scare, his family says
NEW LONDON -- Elaine Awe of New London says her grandson, Jon Awe, is safe, unharmed and back in South Korea. Jon Awe was on an airplane that landed at the Sendai, Japan, airport just minutes before the devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck the area Friday. "We're...
news / local
March 14, 2011 - 12:00am
March 12, 2011
Explosion at Japan nuke plant, disaster toll rises
IWAKI, Japan -- An explosion at a nuclear power station Saturday destroyed a building housing the reactor, but a radiation leak was decreasing despite fears of a meltdown from damage caused by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, officials said. Government spokesman Yukio Edano said...
March 12, 2011 - 10:25am
March 11, 2011
Major tsunami damage in N Japan after 8.9 quake
TOKYO (AP) -- A magnitude 8.9 earthquake slammed Japan's northeastern coast early today, unleashing a 13-foot (4-meter) tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland.
news / world
March 11, 2011 - 1:50am
June 23, 2009
Toyota shareholders OK founder's grandson as head
TOYOTA, Japan -- Toyota shareholders approved the appointment of the company founder's grandson Akio Toyoda as new president Tuesday, hoping that reaching back to the automaker's family roots will help steer the manufacturer out of its worst ever crisis. More than 3,300 shareholders...
news / world / business
June 23, 2009 - 3:45am