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German gummy bear maker Haribo plans to produce candy in U.S.
Top Senate Democrat vows to dig in heels on Gorsuch nomination
Couple escape house fire north of Willmar
Catholic leaders told to come down from pulpit to deal with sexual abuse
State Department to approve Keystone pipeline permit
United States celebrates first World Baseball Classic title
Injured Lavine, his upbeat attitude still part of Timberwolves
Minnesota-born Lundquist chose broadcasting over the ministry 50-plus years ago
Bluejays ready to roll
Phil Hughes recalls visiting pitching guru Tom House
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Milton M. Hamann
Marian A. Hanson
Ruth O. Jones
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
June 11, 2013
3-year-old drowns in Lake Edna west of Nisswa
NISSWA, Minn. — Authorities say a 3-year-old boy has drowned in a lake in Nisswa. The Brainerd Dispatch says first responders were called to the east shore of Lake Edna about 6:30 p.m. Monday. The lake is just west of Highway 371. ___ Information from: The Daily Dispatch,...
June 11, 2013 - 9:08am
June 10, 2013
Tick-borne illness dropped in 2012, report says
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Health announced Monday that cases of tick-borne diseases decreased substantially in 2012, but the risk for illness still remains high this summer.
June 10, 2013 - 11:41pm
June 7, 2013
Northern lights put on a show in northern Minn. skies
A brilliant display of the northern lights filled skies across the Northland late Thursday and early Friday. Where skies cleared, late-night...
June 7, 2013 - 7:42am
June 6, 2013
Central Minn. man killed in N.D. construction accident
MANVEL, N.D. - A 58-year-old worker from Clear Lake, Minn., was killed this morning in a construction zone accident on Interstate 29 in Grand Forks County. It happened about 8 a.m. on northbound I-29, just south of Manvel, said Grand Forks Sheriff's Lt. Gary Grove. The male...
June 6, 2013 - 2:53pm
June 4, 2013
Minn. Secretary of State Ritchie won't run again
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Mark Ritchie, the Minnesota secretary of state and elections chief who steered the state through contentious back-to-back recounts including U.S. Sen. Al Franken's slim victory over Republican Norm Coleman, said Tuesday that he will not run for a third term next...
June 4, 2013 - 3:58pm
Minnesota man hauled into N.D. court on 21-year-old misdemeanor
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - His past rose up and slapped shackles on a Minnesota man over a 21-year-old small-change conviction for which he was brought into a Grand Forks courtroom Monday to face again.
June 4, 2013 - 9:00am
June 3, 2013
Midwest economy still growing steadily
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of business leaders suggests the economy in nine Midwest and Plains states will continue growing steadily over the next few months. The overall economic index for the region declined slightly to 56.2 in May from April's 56.8, but any score...
June 3, 2013 - 10:02am
June 1, 2013
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
June 1, 2013 - 12:00am
May 31, 2013
Minnesota extends resort tax payment deadline
ST. PAUL -- With the unexpected late arrival of spring, resorts and other seasonal business owners have an additional two weeks to pay their first-half property taxes. Due to legislation signed into law this session, commercial property owners who have been affected by the slow...
May 31, 2013 - 3:47pm
May 30, 2013
Commentary: The 2013 Legislature’s legacy? Minnesota can do better
Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders convened in January with a common goal of “progress for Minnesotans on education, job creation and...
May 30, 2013 - 10:00am
May 29, 2013
Bachmann won't seek re-election
ST. PAUL -- Eight is enough. That is the message tea party darling and Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota delivered Wednesday...
May 29, 2013 - 8:22pm
May 24, 2013
Rare Superman comic found in Minnesota house's insulation
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's considered the Holy Grail of comic books: Action Comics No. 1 from 1938, featuring the debut of Superman. And David Gonzales found one mixed in with old newspapers insulating a wall in a house he was renovating in a small town in Minnesota. Gonzalez...
May 24, 2013 - 2:23pm
May 22, 2013
2014 legislative session: Debate likely on minimum wage, bonding and fixes
ST. PAUL — There is little doubt the 2013 Minnesota Legislature will be remembered for its historic vote to allow gay marriage and a $2 billion tax increase. Democrats say the session that ended seconds before its midnight Monday adjournment deadline also will be remembered for...
May 22, 2013 - 11:39pm
May 21, 2013
Still time to apply for energy assistance, deadline is May 31
ST. PAUL -- The deadline to apply for help from the low-income Energy Assistance Program is May 31. According to a release from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, grant funds are still available to help pay heating bills for low-income Minnesotans -- especially seniors, people...
May 21, 2013 - 7:07pm
Lakeland teen whose farewell song became web hit dies (videos)
LAKELAND, Minn. - A Minnesota teenager whose farewell song "Clouds" became an Internet sensation with nearly 3 million views on YouTube died...
May 21, 2013 - 7:49am