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Man fatally shot in head in Minnesota park
Crews respond to house fire in Redwood County
Ford to recall 91,000 vehicles in U.S. over stalling issues
Video: How to drive in NLS construction zone
Records published Aug. 24
Tigers overpower Twins
Reloaded Cardinals look to make further strides
May may still return to Twins lineup
Bridgewater throwing in practice
Broken hand not stopping roster hopes for Vikings' Roberson
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Hulu ends free streaming service
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
Reader News: Celebrating 150 years of Martin Hanson Aasen
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
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
Melvin E. Anderson
Alan Lee Midby
Henry (Hank) Wiegmann
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Commentary: Trump's bitter Virginia cocktail
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
June 7, 2016
Dayton hopes for special session, but is 'discouraged'
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday morning expressed hope that he would be able to call a special legislative session to finish work Minnesota...
June 7, 2016 - 11:42am
June 1, 2016
Dayton threatens tax bill veto
ST. PAUL — The fate of a $300 million tax cut package now depends on Minnesota leaders’ ability to compromise one last time. A divided Legislature managed to pass a compromise tax cut package last month, even as last-minute chaos sabotaged an effort to borrow $1 billion for infrastructure...
June 1, 2016 - 11:07pm
Dayton signs police body camera bill, but not all pleased
ST. PAUL -- Amid four hours of testimony on a bill about how and when Minnesota’s police forces can use body cameras — a bill signed into law Tuesday — was a telling moment. A flash of passion from a longtime law enforcement officer, sitting on a key state legislative committee...
June 1, 2016 - 5:30am
April 22, 2016
Commentary: Preserve our water for our future
My father, Bruce Dayton, taught me that good stewardship is one of our most important responsibilities: to take what we have been given, or have...
April 22, 2016 - 12:16am
March 24, 2016
Dayton opens door to buying private prison some day
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton continues to say he would veto a bill to open a shuttered western Minnesota private prison, but Wednesday said...
March 24, 2016 - 12:02am