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Court orders Duluth businessman, partner to pay $1 million in fines, fees for pollution violations
Minnesota manufacturers' confidence high, but finding workers a challenge
Trump proposes sharp cuts at Interior Department while pushing for more drilling on public lands
‘Any last words?’ Minn. woman tells jury of the horrifying day her ex shot her at work
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
NFL players union advises Vikings' draft picks not to sign contracts
Watch: Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater throws during first day of OTAs
Rain forces Los Angeles to wait another year for Super Bowl
NFL shortens overtime to 10 minutes
Finally healthy, Banham is set for return home to take on the Lynx
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
Dr. Richard Clausen
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
Letter: Getting even after the fact
Letter: Welcome the new splash pad
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
April 1, 2013
Survey says Midwest economic survey index jumped
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwest and Plains states jumped last month, suggesting improving economic growth for the region over the next three to six months. The Mid-America Business Conditions index hit 58.2 in March, compared with 53.1 in February...
April 1, 2013 - 9:00am
March 5, 2013
Winter clings on with Upper Midwest snowstorm
CHICAGO (AP) — Mother Nature is apparently saving the best, or at least the biggest, for last. DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Mother Nature is apparently saving the best, or at least the biggest, for last. Chicago residents expected to find themselves in the midst...
March 5, 2013 - 7:37am
February 26, 2013
Update: 2nd major snowstorm paralyzes parts of Midwest
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- For the second time in a week, a major winter storm paralyzed parts of the nation's midsection Tuesday, dumping a fresh...
February 26, 2013 - 2:33pm
February 22, 2013
Storm crawls across the plains and into the Midwest
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A major snowstorm that shuttered airports in Missouri, stranded truckers in Illinois and buried parts of Kansas in...
February 22, 2013 - 7:30am
January 6, 2013
Drought among top agriculture stories of 2012
Going into 2012, many area farmers were weary of the region’s long wet cycle. But by the summer of 2012, lack of moisture was the problem. Drought hit parts of the Upper Midwest hard, while other areas were relatively unscathed and enjoyed good yields. Following is a look back at...
January 6, 2013 - 12:00am
December 20, 2012
Big Midwestern snowstorm leads to 25-vehicle crash
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The first widespread snowstorm of the season began a slow crawl across the Midwest on Thursday, creating treacherous driving conditions that, in Iowa, led to a 25-vehicle pileup that killed one person. Drivers were blinded by blowing snow and didn't see vehicles...
December 20, 2012 - 1:07pm
Midwest hit by major snowstorm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The first major snowstorm of the season began a slow crawl across the Midwest on Thursday, creating treacherous, sometimes...
December 20, 2012 - 11:15am
Drought's grip unrelenting across Midwest
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The worst U.S. drought in decades continues its iron-fisted grip across much of the nation's key farming states, though some relief could come from the first major snowstorm of the season trekking eastward across the Midwest. Thursday's weekly U.S. Drought Monitor...
December 20, 2012 - 9:42am
December 10, 2012
Snow barges back into Upper Midwest
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At least this time the Metrodome roof stayed up. A slow-moving storm dropped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Upper Midwest, making roads treacherous or impassable and leading to at least one fatal crash. The system dropped 10.6 inches of snow at Minneapolis-St....
December 10, 2012 - 2:20pm
November 24, 2012
Famous formation named for homesteaders in N.D. with ties to Granite Falls, Minn.
TIOGA, N.D. -- Lorin Bakken recalls it was 2007 when he began seeing his name in the newspaper and on TV frequently as the oil boom started to...
November 24, 2012 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
Survey: economy slows in 9 Midwest and Plains states
OMAHA, Neb. -- Economic growth appears to be slowing in nine Midwest and Plains states, but a monthly survey of business leaders released Friday suggests the region remains healthy overall. The report's overall economic index declined to 57.6 in May from April's 60, but remained...
June 1, 2012 - 9:06am
February 25, 2012
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
February 25, 2012 - 12:00am
January 17, 2012
N.D., NW Minn. under extreme cold weather watch Wednesday, into Thursday
January 17, 2012 - 1:51pm
October 31, 2011
S.D. wind project suspended for lack of customers
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.
October 31, 2011 - 9:45am
October 1, 2011
Union requests meeting with American Crystal growers
October 1, 2011 - 1:08pm