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At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
No filings yet for Willmar School Board special election
Renville County closes two parks due to flooding
Minn. woman, 61, faces criminal charges after 30 cats were taken from her home
New scary tick disease surfacing in region
Cooler weather made for less stress in Scheels Fargo Marathon
Zimmer to take time off from Vikings after 8th eye surgery
Vikings gave Michael Floyd a chance. 'Now it's up to him,' says his mother.
Twins' Hughes to spend time on DL with biceps injury
Adrian Peterson selling Twin Cities 5-bedroom home for $695,000
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
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
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Ardyce G. Meadows
Michael Thomas Cullen
Kathryn A. Frandson
Ardella M. Solbrack
Lola M. Olson
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
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
January 21, 2015
Anti-abuse bill puts kids first
ST. PAUL — Hank Marotske’s mother allowed her children one meal a week. “That pot of whatever she cooked had to last a week,” he said. When...
January 21, 2015 - 9:39pm
January 14, 2015
Bill would remove federal protection of wolves
DULUTH -- U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn. has signed onto draft legislation that a Wisconsin congressman is circulating that, if passed and signed by the president, would once again remove federal protections from wolves in the Great Lakes region and Wyoming. Rep. Reid Ribble...
January 14, 2015 - 11:00am
January 12, 2015
Boy’s death spurs new legislation
ST. PAUL — The death of 4-year-old Eric Dean in west-central Minnesota is producing state legislative discussions about how to improve child abuse investigations. “There has been a light shining onto the child protection system in our state...” Human Services Commissioner Lucinda...
January 12, 2015 - 11:07pm
December 25, 2014
Rural legislators prioritize care for the elderly, disabled
ST. PAUL — The top priority for many rural Minnesota legislators is to improve state funding sent to elderly and disabled care programs. House...
December 25, 2014 - 11:55pm
October 14, 2014
MACCRAY to repeat pitch for four-day week: May also seek legislation needed to maintain it
CLARA CITY — When Minnesota Commissioner of Education Brenda Cassellius rejected the MACCRAY School District’s plan to continue with a four-day school week next year, she left open the door for the district to pitch a new plan. School board members intend to do so, as well as...
October 14, 2014 - 9:45pm
June 2, 2014
Will state’s first medical marijuana facility be in Montevideo? Entrepreneur behind proposal driven by child’s urgent need
MONTEVIDEO — No sooner had Governor Mark Dayton signed the bill legalizing medical marijuana in Minnesota than Jeremy Pauling was lining up...
June 2, 2014 - 11:37pm
March 31, 2014
Analysis: The art of building a bill in Minn. Legislature
ST. PAUL — You can just see the commercial: “State Rep. Michael Beard refused to vote for a bill giving Minnesota’s transportation system a much-needed $50 million boost.”
March 31, 2014 - 6:30am
March 19, 2014
Congressman hopeful EPA will not cut Renewable Fuel Standard by 10 percent
MONTEVIDEO — Seventh District Congressman Collin Peterson is hopeful that the Environmental Protection Agency will not reduce the nation’s...
March 19, 2014 - 11:06pm
Pressure is building as immigrants looking for legislation
WASHINGTON — With immigration legislation stalled in Congress, Hispanics and Asian-Americans say getting relief from deportations is more important for many of the 11 million immigrants here illegally than creating a pathway to U.S. citizenship, a new study finds. Two polls released...
December 19, 2013 - 11:23pm
August 5, 2013
Increased local government aid vital to government partnerships
WILLMAR --EMDASH-- When a house or barn catches fire in a rural community, property owners expect fire trucks to come screaming down the road....
August 5, 2013 - 11:25pm
January 2, 2013
Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson: 'Fiscal cliff' bill puts budget further behind
ST. PAUL — Rep. Collin Peterson, an accountant before turning politician, could not support budget legislation passed on New Year’s night...
January 2, 2013 - 11:23pm
Minn. House joins Senate in supporting Clara City woman's campaign for Jacob's Law
SAINT PAUL -- Jacob's Law is now one signature away from becoming the law of the state. The Minnesota House of Representatives followed the Senate's lead and unanimously approved the legislation championed by Sarah Guggisberg of Clara City on Monday. Guggisberg said it is now headed...
April 2, 2012 - 4:19pm
November 14, 2011
Clara City, Minn., mother campaigns for parental notification after son's abuse goes unreported to her
CLARA CITY -- Like so many young victims of sexual abuse, Jacob Gould kept it secret. For four years. "I wasn't aware of anything until 2009,...
November 14, 2011 - 12:00am
October 15, 2010
American Opinion - On TV ad legislature
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On TV ad legislation: Many Americans undoubtedly are annoyed when the volume on their televisions suddenly rises during commercials.
October 15, 2010 - 12:00am