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Meeker County man to serve 18 years for sexual assault of children
Records published July 25
Convictions published July 25
Officer-involved shootings rare in Willmar
U.S. Republican Senator McCain will return Tuesday for healthcare vote
Bellinger's latest homer lifts Dodgers past Twins
NWL Baseball: Stingers tame Honker mashers
NA3HL Hockey: Willmar opens at home Oct. 14
P.J. Fleck expects Gophers' defense to be personnel-based this season
Vikings put Latavius Murray on PUP list, Sharrif Floyd on non-football injury list
Justin Bieber reportedly ‘over it,’ cancels stadium tour, including U.S. Bank Stadium show
Think Kim Kardashian is sexy? This app matches you with celebrity lookalikes.
Two new Harry Potter books to be released in October
Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dead at 89
'Walking Dead' stuntman reportedly died after missing safety cushion by inches
'Dead in Deadwood' murder mystery in Svea
Rockin' Robbins concert series kicks off at Robbins Island
Kandiyohi County Relay for Life 2017
Kandiyohi County's Relay For Life is Friday
Rew: A positive attitude is key to cancer fight
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Christmas already? Consider this gift-giving practice
Swift: Decorating project really takes the cake
Growing Together: How to keep flowers flowering all summer
McFeely: Is Michele Bachmann dipping her toe in Minnesota governor race?
Column: There are several ways to enjoy grilled watermelon
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
March 7, 2017
Minnesota Opinion: A solution to transit-funding worth considering
March 7, 2017 - 5:24am
March 3, 2016
State seeks dedicated funds for elderly care
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s elderly population is beginning to boom, and some Minnesota lawmakers say the state is late in making sure there is...
March 3, 2016 - 11:54pm
February 25, 2016
Live stream of Dayton, state leaders discussing key legislative issues to begin at 1 p.m.
At 1 p.m. today, Forum News Service will host a news briefing, during which Gov. Mark Dayton and other state lawmakers will discuss the issues facing Minnesota and the top legislative priorities. The news briefing is being held in the Minnesota Senate Building in St. Paul and can...
February 25, 2016 - 10:07am
February 9, 2016
Dayton proposes state worker parental leave; lawmakers want more
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton wants to give six weeks parental leave to Minnesota state employees, while some Democratic lawmakers want to require...
February 9, 2016 - 8:55pm
November 20, 2015
Lawmakers agree about transportation needs, not funding
OLIVIA — Area legislators are “hopeful’’ that they will be able to cobble together a transportation funding bill in the 2016 session, although they cautioned that the issues that prevented a deal in the last session remain far from resolved. “Our hope is is we are going...
November 20, 2015 - 11:09pm
November 12, 2015
Minnesota GOP senators don’t want offices in new building
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Senate Republicans refuse to move into a nearly complete $90 million building they say is a waste of money. Senate Minority...
November 12, 2015 - 11:00pm
November 5, 2015
Teacher licensing reform gets conflicting reports
By Christopher Magan St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers received conflicting reports Thursday on the progress the state Board of Teaching has made in its efforts to streamline the way teachers are licensed. Erin Doan, the board’s executive director, told...
November 5, 2015 - 11:07pm
May 25, 2015
Rookies learn to drink from legislative fire hose
ST. PAUL — For 26 Minnesota state representatives, the long hours in committee hearings, caucus meetings and floor sessions have not been business...
May 25, 2015 - 11:11pm
March 30, 2015
After break: Battle over tax cuts awaits Minnesota Legislature
When Minnesota lawmakers return to the Capitol next week, they will be thinking about taxes. They won’t have the looming April 15 filing deadline on their minds, but rather how they should cut taxes with the nearly $1.9 billion state surplus. It won’t be easy. House Republicans...
March 30, 2015 - 11:16pm
April 8, 2014
Midwest Opinion: Rescind lawmakers ‘free pass’ on DWI law
From From News Service An editorial from a Midwest newspaper. Rescind lawmakers ‘free pass’ on DWI law GRAND FORKS — When they began their project to rescind Minnesota lawmakers’ immunity to drunk driving arrests, political science students at Concordia University...
April 8, 2014 - 6:00am
April 7, 2014
Lawmakers reach minimum wage deal: Proposal includes lower small business pay
ST. PAUL — Small businesses that dot greater Minnesota would not be forced to pay employees as much as larger firms pay under a minimum wage...
April 7, 2014 - 11:24pm
November 5, 2013
Lawmakers to hear pitch for veterans home in west central Minnesota
WILLMAR — Proposals to fund construction of a veterans nursing home in west central Minnesota will be presented Thursday to members of the House bonding committee, who are touring the state this week. Representatives from Willmar and Montevideo will make separate pitches for why...
November 5, 2013 - 11:35pm
February 8, 2012
Lawmakers listen to Clara City, Minn., mother's plea in considering Jacob's law
CLARA CITY -- Sarah Guggisberg is speaking up so that young victims of sexual abuse do not have to suffer in silence. Lawmakers are listening. ...
February 8, 2012 - 12:00am
May 3, 2011
House debates marriage definition
ST. PAUL -- A House committee Monday approved 10-7 a proposed constitutional amendment to outlaw gay marriage. While state law already defines a marriage as being between one man and one woman, proponents want the provision in the Constitution because it is more difficult to change...
May 3, 2011 - 12:00am
May 19, 2010
At the end of contentious session, lawmakers share a moment of unity
ST. PAUL -- There they were in the governor's office, frequently the scene of Democrat bashing, the Republican governor praising Democrats, and vice versa, over a new anti-drunken driving law. Gov. Tim Pawlenty invited to a bill signing Democratic-Farmer-Laborite sponsors of a bill...
May 19, 2010 - 12:00am