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Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
AgweekTV: Sweet crops
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
October 1, 2011
Union requests meeting with American Crystal growers
October 1, 2011 - 1:08pm
July 26, 2011
NFL players, owner agree to end lockout
By Barry Wilner, AP Pro Football Writer WASHINGTON -- Now it can be said with certainty: Get ready for some football! NFL players voted to OK a final deal Monday, days after the owners approved a tentative agreement, and the sides finally managed to put an end to the 4½-month lockout,...
July 26, 2011 - 12:00am
July 22, 2011
NFL owners approve labor deal, but players don't vote yet
By Paul Newberry, AP National Writer COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- The way NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke about club owners' overwhelming approval of a tentative decade-long agreement to end the lockout, he might as well have been yelling, "Are you ready for some football?!" Not so...
July 22, 2011 - 12:00am
June 23, 2011
Mounting bills give NFL owners incentive to deal
By Nancy Armour, AP Sports Writer There are about a billion reasons to be optimistic the NFL will be open for business as usual this season. That's how much Jerry Jones shelled out for his palace in Dallas. The Cowboys owner is hardly pinching pennies or scrounging through his jewelry...
June 23, 2011 - 12:00am
June 22, 2011
Source: NFL owners, players to meet again
By Barry Wilner, AP Pro Football Writer ROSEMONT, Ill. -- NFL owners have been briefed on discussions for a new collective bargaining agreement that would net the players just under 50 percent of total revenues. Next up: more talks with the players. Several people with knowledge...
June 22, 2011 - 12:00am
May 20, 2011
NFLPA head: Lockout isn't about 'Shut up and play'
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- DeMaurice Smith had barely settled behind the podium when University of Maryland students started chanting: "We want football." Smith's response: "I want football, too." The executive director of the NFL Players Association then gave a graduation speech that...
May 20, 2011 - 12:23am
May 11, 2011
NFL lockout losers: rookies, new coaching staffs
By Barry Wilner, AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK -- Blaine Gabbert shrugs when asked about the good fortune of actually having a Jaguars playbook in his possession. The first-round draft choice from Missouri took advantage of a one-day, court-ordered window in the NFL's lockout...
May 11, 2011 - 12:00am
May 10, 2011
NFL: Lifting lockout without new contract likely to harm league
By Jon Krawczynski, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS -- Lifting football's labor lockout without a new contract in place would allow better-off teams to sign the best players, tipping the NFL's competitive balance and damaging the league, attorneys for the owners argued in court papers...
May 10, 2011 - 12:00am
May 4, 2011
Appeals court sets June 3 hearing on NFL lockout
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A federal appeals court agreed Tuesday to fast track the NFL's request to put its labor lockout in place until a new deal is finally worked out. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis set a June 3 hearing, with 30 minutes of oral argument for each...
May 4, 2011 - 12:00am
May 3, 2011
NFL asks for lockout to be upheld
By Dave Campbell, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS -- With its players again barred from work, the NFL told a federal appeals court Monday the fight over whether the lockout is legal won't get in the way of the 2011 season. The rest of the labor fight? That's anyone's guess. The league...
May 3, 2011 - 12:00am
May 2, 2011
Today could be critical for NFL
By Barry Wilner, AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK -- If these are not fun times for football fans, they are captivating days for lawyers. The NFL lockout is back in force after a short hiatus last week. A St. Louis appeals court could determine as early as today whether the league...
May 2, 2011 - 12:00am
April 27, 2011
'Status quo' for Vikings after judge's ruling to end lockout
By Jon Krawczynski, AP Sports Writer EDEN PRAIRIE -- The Minnesota Vikings have contingency plans in place for every conceivable scenario surrounding the labor situation and the NFL draft. Less than two days away from the draft's first round, they're still not sure which one they...
April 27, 2011 - 12:00am
NFL players currently in limbo
By Dave Campbell, AP Sports Writer Lockout has turned into limbo for NFL players and owners, and everyone is stuck there for the time being. "It...
April 27, 2011 - 12:00am
April 26, 2011
Judge orders end to NFL lockout
By Dave Campbell, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS -- Seven weeks into the NFL lockout, players have an early triumph over the owners in court. U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson ordered an immediate end to the lockout Monday, siding with the players in their bitter fight with...
April 26, 2011 - 12:00am
April 21, 2011
NFL, locked-out players wrap up talks for now
By Jon Krawczynski, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS -- After four long and intense mediation sessions between the NFL and its locked-out players, the judge decided to give both parties an extended break. By the time they reconvene in mid-May, the landscape of their discussions could...
April 21, 2011 - 12:00am