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Minnesota's 2014 top teacher uses experience to help other educators --EMDASH-- and parents
MN chief justice worries about legislative budget plans
Prairie Woods Environmental Center Earth Day 2017
American Crystal Sugar offers bonuses if labor deal set by May 22
Push continues to enlist customers for Kandiyohi County broadband project
Superior Hiking Trail Association hires new leader
The Wild didn't get the job done
Wild couldn't produce in playoffs
Blues oust Wild on Paajarvi OT goal
Local Roundup: Cards tennis team clips Litchfield
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'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
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
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Commentary: Our newspaper is adjusting with some changes
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
March 29, 2017
Klobuchar won't support Supreme Court nominee
DULUTH, Minn.—U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said on Wednesday that she will not support President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil...
March 29, 2017 - 9:02pm
October 28, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court to hear sex offender social media ban case
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday took up a case testing free speech rights in the digital age, agreeing to decide whether a North Carolina law banning convicted sex offenders from Facebook and other social media sites runs afoul of the Constitution. The justices agreed...
October 28, 2016 - 4:52pm
October 6, 2016
Supreme Court asked to suspend Willmar attorney
WILLMAR—A petition has been filed with the Minnesota Supreme Court seeking the suspension of Willmar attorney George E. Hulstrand, Jr....
October 6, 2016 - 7:06pm
August 29, 2016
Wermerskirchen honored for elder law practice
WILLMAR—The research team at Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of lawyers, has chosen Mark Wermerskirchen, of Willmar, as a 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyer in the practice area of elder law. No more than 5 percent of Minnesota lawyers receive this honor. Super Lawyers...
August 29, 2016 - 12:29pm
June 23, 2016
Supreme Court rules on drunk driving tests
WASHINGTON — States can force suspected drunken drivers to take breath tests without first obtaining a warrant but cannot require them to take a more invasive blood test, the U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday in a ruling that impacts laws in 11 states, including North Dakota and...
June 23, 2016 - 11:26pm
June 15, 2016
Judges back North Dakota, say Minnesota overreached with coal plant law
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota overstepped its authority in a 2007 law that restricts buying electricity from North Dakota coal-fired power plants, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The Next Generation Energy Act violates the U.S. Constitution's provision allowing only Congress to regulate...
June 15, 2016 - 6:00pm
May 23, 2016
Minnesota auto body shop owner says insurance agents using tactic illegal in state
MOORHEAD — The owner of Lloyd's Auto Body in Moorhead is fed up with "steering"— when customers are advised, or coerced, by their insurance...
May 23, 2016 - 3:27pm
May 11, 2016
Tax bill: family leave to more Internet taxes
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislative tax negotiators gained more topics to discuss Wednesday when senators approved 37-30 a tax bill containing items ranging from requiring many businesses to provide paid family leave to expanding Internet sales taxes. The provisions of the bill authored...
May 11, 2016 - 8:41pm
May 10, 2016
Quick Prince protection bill appears in Legislature
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators are hurrying to protect Prince's name, voice and likeness less than three weeks after the state's most famous...
May 10, 2016 - 5:30am
April 12, 2016
Transgender bathroom bill generates emotional testimony, but little else
ST. PAUL — A proposal to require transgender people to use the bathroom of their birth sex drew passionate testimony from both sides at the Minnesota Legislature Tuesday, but appears to be dead for the year. The measure, similar to controversial bills passed in states such as North...
April 12, 2016 - 11:10pm
April 11, 2016
Minnesota House lights up over fireworks
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House lit up fireworks legislation Monday, but Senate Democrats and Gov. Mark Dayton are expected to douse the red glare. The House voted 73-56 Monday to allow the same type of fireworks in Minnesota that residents now travel to Wisconsin, South Dakota and...
April 11, 2016 - 11:00pm
December 23, 2015
Records published Dec. 24
This is the record summary for Dec. 24 Vehicle rolls over on U.S. Highway 212 GRANITE FALLS (Staff reports) — A driver was taken to Granite Falls Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries after her vehicle left U.S. Highway 212 north of Granite Falls and rolled around 6:28 a.m....
December 23, 2015 - 10:34pm
December 16, 2015
Rules could price small towns out of police body cameras
ST. PAUL — Legislation to regulate video taken with police body cameras may make them so costly that small communities will not be able to afford them. While federal funds can supplement local money to buy the cameras, some at a Minnesota legislative meeting Wednesday said that...
December 16, 2015 - 10:18pm
July 30, 2015
Texting and driving fines to increase
ST. PAUL — In addition to putting lives in danger, drivers who habitually text and drive on Minnesota roads will be facing heftier fines starting Saturday. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says the first citation for texting while driving will remain at $50 and second...
July 30, 2015 - 11:01pm
July 29, 2015
Lawmakers consider allowing National Guard members to carry firearms without permits
ST. PAUL — State lawmakers discussed the possibility of allowing Minnesota National Guard members to carry firearms without permits at a public hearing Wednesday. The information-only hearing came two weeks after a shooting at a Chattanooga, Tenn., military recruiting center that...
July 29, 2015 - 11:17pm