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FBI: Violent crime in U.S. rose in 2015 but far from peak levels
Latest poll shows Clinton up seven points in Minnesota
Bountiful 2016 pumpkin crop overcomes last year's shortfall
Smooth succession for NW Minnesota business
E-cigarette users view smoke-free areas as okay for vaping
McIlroy wins Tour Championship playoff, FedEx Cup
Tigers win three at star-studded Warehouse Invitational
Warriors top Fergus, move above .500
Willmar sweeps invitational
Warriors remain unbeaten in MCAC
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Vote in our Readers' Choice 2016
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Lyla M. Porter
Charles "Chuck" Theodore Erickson
Don E. Miller
Dionne: Debate moderators shouldn't duck
Larry.R. Swenson: Different requirements for some?
Kent Syverson: Pedestrian bridge should be fixed
Frazee letter: Thank you for protecting and serving
Marcus: In praise of good government geeks
September 21, 2016
Staff talks to reset special session hopes
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton declared a special legislative session dead just more than a month ago, but on Thursday, Sept. 22,...
September 21, 2016 - 7:02pm
September 19, 2016
Officials: No link found between St. Cloud stabbing suspect and terrorist group
ST. CLOUD, Minn.—No link has emerged between terrorist groups and the man who stabbed nine people in a St. Cloud mall Saturday night. St....
September 19, 2016 - 8:24pm
September 11, 2016
Little progress as Mark Dayton, Kurt Daudt discuss special session
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt talked about a possible special legislative session Friday but didn't resolve any of the issues still preventing it. Political leaders talked on and off all summer about a special session after lawmakers adjourned...
September 11, 2016 - 10:29am
August 31, 2016
Dayton wants Minnesotans to take clean water pledge
FALCON HEIGHTS—Gov. Mark Dayton paused Tuesday before making an announcement. "Good Minnesota clean water ..." he declared after drinking...
August 31, 2016 - 6:36am
August 30, 2016
Does Dayton talk to farmers enough?
FALCON HEIGHTS—First it was an effort to keep agriculture runoff out of the state's waters by the use of plant buffers, then last week it was a restriction on the use of some pesticides. Many of Minnesota's farmers and farm organizations are not happy with Gov. Mark Dayton,...
August 30, 2016 - 6:39pm
August 19, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Dayton says clean water tops light rail politics
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to campaign for clean water in coming months instead of against Republicans he blamed...
August 19, 2016 - 8:20pm
August 18, 2016
Dayton releases tax returns, earned $385,000 last year
ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday voluntarily released his tax returns, showing he earned $385,000 in 2015. As reflected in past tax...
August 18, 2016 - 1:04pm
July 25, 2016
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's minimum wage rises August 1 and several new laws will hit the books. The state's large employers must pay at least $9.50...
July 25, 2016 - 11:50pm
July 14, 2016
Minn. teacher tenure challenge faces hurdle
ST. PAUL—A Ramsey County District Court judge will hear initial arguments Thursday in a lawsuit aimed at dismantling Minnesota's union protections for public school teachers. State and local leaders want the case dismissed, saying the lawsuit is an attempt to change long-standing...
July 14, 2016 - 8:21am
July 8, 2016
A squad car vandalized but mostly quiet night for Minnesota shooting protest
ST. PAUL—Protesters remained in front of the Minnesota governor's residence Friday morning, continuing a vigil that began hours after a...
July 8, 2016 - 10:02am
July 7, 2016
Gov. Dayton promises 'justice will be served' in Minnesota police shooting case
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton promised protesters gathered after a second black man was killed by Twin Cities police in a year that...
July 7, 2016 - 11:19am
June 23, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Legislature special session is now unlikely
Legislative leaders and the governor hadn't met in a week, and while there hasn't been a whole lot of progress on an agreement to hold a special session, there still was lingering optimism. Hope even — even if just a little.
June 23, 2016 - 2:32am
June 14, 2016
Bonding panel focuses on transportation
ST. PAUL — Transportation funding appears to remain the main hurdle to a special legislative session to fund Minnesota public works projects and fix a tax bill. A meeting of House and Senate public works negotiators Tuesday failed to produce any sign they are closer to agreement...
June 14, 2016 - 11:55pm
June 10, 2016
Dayton calls for bipartisan compromise on bonding bill that includes Moorhead projects
MOORHEAD -- Gov. Mark Dayton is calling for a bipartisan effort to craft a bonding bill that could be passed in a special session later this...
June 10, 2016 - 12:00am
June 8, 2016
Dayton starts public works campaign
ROCHESTER — Gov. Mark Dayton may not be up for election in November, but he is campaigning this week. The Democratic governor launched a three-day...
June 8, 2016 - 11:59pm