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5 Minn. inmates on the loose after one overtakes control of van
Authorities: Five offenders at large after heist of MCF-Lino Lakes correctional vehicle
Park Rapids police reveal contents inside suspicious box initially considered to be possible explosives
Bonding bill includes $1.95 M for Pioneer TV, make possible move to new studio in Granite Falls
Minn. athletics fundraiser suspended over harassment accusation
Vikings sign two 2017 draft picks, but rookie contract disputes rage on
James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors
United's Venegas, front office don't see eye-to-eye
Wild's owner sees no need to rebuild
Kunitz scores 2 as Penguins edge Sens in Game 7
Watch: 'Price is Right' contestant loses his mind as he breaks Plinko record
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Mary Ann Nagel
Marlyn W. Wacholz
Marlys J. Mithun
Editiorial: Remembrance and safety are key for this weekend
Navarrrette: Welcome to the information crisis
Thomas: Saudi Arabia's duplicity
Commentary: Focus on victims reward terrorists
Manworld tried extra hard this week to tell women 'no.' We weren't listening.
May 2, 2017
Raw milk farm battle rages on as constitutional questions raised
GRAND MARAIS, Minn.—While the Minnesota Department of Agriculture prepares to inspect the raw milk sold by a rural Grand Marais farmer, an attorney for the farmer said another round of court wrangling could ensue if inspections seek changes to the dairy. Last month, in a one-page...
May 2, 2017 - 9:44pm
January 31, 2017
Trump fires top government lawyer for defiance on immigration order
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump fired the federal government's top lawyer Sally Yates on Monday after she took the extraordinarily...
January 31, 2017 - 7:48am
November 19, 2016
U.S. probing whether post-election incidents are hate crimes
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) — The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether recent reports of intimidation and harassment, including...
November 19, 2016 - 11:50am
July 30, 2016
High court race is a Minnesota question
ST. PAUL—All Minnesota voters face one at least one race in the Aug. 9 primary election, two challengers to Supreme Court Justice Natalie Hudson, who Dayton appointed less than a year ago. One candidate will be eliminated in the primary, leaving two for the Nov. 8 general election....
July 30, 2016 - 7:28am
July 11, 2016
Commentary: America's dual-track system of justice
SAN DIEGO—One of Donald Trump's favorite words is "rigged." From trade deals to the GOP nominating process, everything is rigged. And the presumptive Republican presidential nominee got the chance to use the "r-word" liberally last week when FBI Director James Comey put on...
July 11, 2016 - 12:00am
May 19, 2016
Trump’s Supreme Court list includes Minnesota justice
ST. PAUL - Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump would consider appointing Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras to...
May 19, 2016 - 5:30am
March 7, 2016
Letter: Hear the Obama justice nominee
The people have already chosen when they re-elected President Obama by 5 million votes. Our Constitution states, “The president shall appoint.”...
March 7, 2016 - 2:00am
February 16, 2016
‘I have a job and I don’t want to shirk it,’ Klobuchar says
ST. PAUL — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she has a job, which includes vetting any U.S. Supreme Court nominee, and is not seeking a position...
February 16, 2016 - 11:29pm
February 15, 2016
Klobuchar, Kelly make the court watch list
WASHINGTON — Even as practical, political and legal chaos reigned after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden death Saturday, list-makers were speculating on possible replacements. The lists are traditional when a spot opens up but sometimes hold little currency. But for...
February 15, 2016 - 11:16pm
January 8, 2016
Willmar gets a peak behind the doors of the state Supreme Court
WILLMAR — The newest member of the Minnesota Supreme Court was in Willmar Friday, giving local judges and attorneys a glimpse inside the workings...
January 8, 2016 - 11:36pm
April 9, 2015
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
April 9, 2015 - 1:00am
February 13, 2015
Lower wages become an issue for state justice system
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s justice system is back to normal speed after recession-induced budget cuts slowed it down, but state court officials now say they face a problem of losing employees to better pay elsewhere in government.
February 13, 2015 - 11:56pm
April 26, 2014
Commentary: The new politics of crime today
This week’s announcement that the Justice Department will expand the criteria for offering clemency marks a new, and long overdue, chapter in the politics of crime. Under the new rules, low-level nonviolent offenders who have served at least 10 years of their sentence, have no history...
April 26, 2014 - 12:05am
April 25, 2012
Defendant to serve prison time for crime spree
OLIVIA -- A defendant who had eluded law officers while on a crime spree last summer has pleaded guilty. Matthew James Wrobleski, 38, of Willmar,...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
March 30, 2012
New Plateaus blog: Trayvon Martin's death offers opportunity to reform justice
March 30, 2012 - 8:23am