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Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote
Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal
Bill O'Reilly to Return With Podcast on Monday
North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
After another disappointing postseason, what's next for the Wild?
Vikings: Plenty of draft options at RB, including Joe Mixon teammate Samaje Perine
Prep Baseball & Softball: Card baseball team falls to Big Lake
Local Roundup: CCS' Reid edges Cards' Hauser
Ibarra scores in Minnesota's win over Colorado
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
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Jackalee 'Jackie' Peterson
Dennis R. Erdman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
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
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
Bill would limit transgender bathroom use to biological sex
ST. PAUL -- Transgender people should be legally forced to use bathrooms associated with their biological sex, a group of Minnesota Republican lawmakers proposed Wednesday. The bill declares that a “person’s right of privacy” should trump any “claim of nontraditional (gender)...
March 24, 2016 - 5:30am
March 16, 2016
Buffer change passes committee
ST. PAUL — Changes in Minnesota's year-old law requiring vegetative buffers received approval of a Senate committee Wednesday. Over objections of environmental groups, a Senate agriculture committee on a split voice vote moved Sen. Rod Skoe’s bill to extend until 2025 the time...
March 16, 2016 - 11:20pm
State legislators to revisit ‘buffer strip’ law
ST. PAUL — A key water-quality initiative of Gov. Mark Dayton last year — vegetative buffer strips along streams and drainage ditches — is returning for an encore performance at the Capitol in St. Paul this week. On Wednesday, a Senate committee will hold a hearing on a series...
March 16, 2016 - 5:30am
March 14, 2016
Greater Minnesota eyes transportation funding debate
ST. PAUL — Greater Minnesota has lots at stake in a legislative transportation funding debate. Senate Democrats said Monday that it is not...
March 14, 2016 - 11:37pm
March 10, 2016
Senators pass Iron Range unemployment extension
ST. PAUL — Two Iron Range senators made emotional pleas Thursday to extend unemployment benefits for thousands of men and women who have lost...
March 10, 2016 - 10:42pm
January 18, 2016
Minnesota among states seeing record spike in handgun permits
During the past decade, the number of people with a permit to carry a concealed handgun has increased more than fivefold in North Dakota and...
January 18, 2016 - 9:06am
December 16, 2015
U.S. on verge of lifting decades-old oil export ban
WASHINGTON – A provision to lift the U.S. ban on oil exports is included in a government spending bill, giving North Dakota’s congressional...
December 16, 2015 - 9:35am
December 3, 2015
Legislation would allow the terminally ill the right to die
DULUTH — Legislation that would allow terminally ill Minnesotans to take medication ending their own lives is the subject of a public meeting Saturday at the University of Minnesota Duluth. If passed, the Minnesota Compassionate Care Act would make Minnesota the fifth state to have...
December 3, 2015 - 9:01pm
September 21, 2015
DFL lawmaker promotes affirmative consent bill
MOORHEAD — Even if Rep. Erin Murphy, the state’s deputy minority leader from St. Paul, is unable to pass her bill establishing affirmative consent policies at all public universities, she says the effort will have been worthwhile. “If we are talking on college campuses more...
September 21, 2015 - 11:40pm
August 3, 2015
Buffer law will change the rural landscape
OLIVIA — One of the state’s best-known attorneys in the area of farm drainage law expects that there will be court challenges to the state’s...
August 3, 2015 - 11:37pm
July 27, 2015
Renville County to host buffer meeting
OLIVIA — The Renville County Board of Commissioners invites Renville County property owners to a meeting on the new buffer legislation. It will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday in Rooms 116/117 of Renville County Government Service Center, 105 South Fifth Street, Olivia. The new state...
July 27, 2015 - 10:59pm
May 20, 2015
Legislation results from A to Z
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature adjourned Monday, but potential vetoes and a looming special session could change some of what they accomplished. The following list includes the latest information about key issues. Avian flu: About $19 million was approved for low-interest...
May 20, 2015 - 11:11pm
March 27, 2015
Lawmakers to talk buffer strips
REDWOOD FALLS — Legislation that would require 50-foot vegetative buffers along waterways will be the subject of a listening session with Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls and Rep. Paul Torkelson, R-Hanska, being sponsored by the Redwood and Renville County Farm Bureaus. It will...
March 27, 2015 - 11:25pm
March 23, 2015
Montevideo family mourns loss of 8-year-old; her illness inspired parents to advocate for medical cannabis
MONTEVIDEO – A Montevideo girl whose struggles with an inherited disease led her parents to advocate for the legalization of medical cannabis in Minnesota has died at age 8. Katelyn Faith Pauling, daughter of Kristy and Jeremy Pauling, died Friday at her home surrounded...
March 23, 2015 - 12:17pm
January 29, 2015
Bill targets Minnesota Lottery online game
ST. PAUL — The state lottery narrowly escaped being reined in last session, and lawmakers are pushing again this year to stop the games’ expansion into online and other venues. Legislation passed the House Commerce and Regulatory Reform committee Wednesday that would require...
January 29, 2015 - 11:30pm