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At least one person injured in crash involving Minnesota school bus
AARP sues U.S. agency over employee wellness programs
Goldman, closer to Murdoch than Bugs Bunny, misses year's biggest deal
Investigators seek data recorder in California bus crash that killed 13
Willmar man involved in new medical transportation business
WCT 2016 Prep Volleyball Pairings
Roundup: YME opens 3A playoffs with straight-set win
Wild coach loves new Parise line
Zimmer says he has faith, but not proof yet of top team
NLS Football Preview: NLS, Melrose going in different directions
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
David O. Johnson
Kathleen H. Diederich
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
John Gehrking letter: Sawatzky is a typical politician
Paul Hoffer letter: Lang is ready to serve his district
Dionne commentary: Trump is not a GOP aberration
March 13, 2014
Target says it declined to act on its early alert of cyber breach
BOSTON/WASHINGTON — Target Corp’s security software detected potentially malicious activity during last year’s massive data breach, but its staff decided not to take immediate action, the No. 3. U.S. retailer said on Thursday. “With the benefit of hindsight, we are investigating...
March 13, 2014 - 11:51pm
Dayton doesn’t endorse pot, but says it’s there for anyone willing to face legal ramifications
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans who want marijuana to ease pain and deal with other medical conditions already can get it, Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday. However,...
March 13, 2014 - 11:40pm
March 12, 2014
Koenen introduces bill to offset aid losses for area counties
ST. PAUL — Several area counties saw their county program aid reduced by the state this year, despite the fact that most counties actually saw an increase thanks to legislation approved in 2013. State Sen. Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara City, is introducing legislation that will provide...
March 12, 2014 - 11:41pm
Broadband push moves on without support of the governor
The push for a $100 million upgrade of broadband Internet service in rural Minnesota is underway at the Legislature — without the backing of Gov. Mark Dayton. Despite a $1.2 billion budget surplus and a funding request from his own task force, Dayton released a revised budget last...
March 12, 2014 - 11:13pm
March 11, 2014
Medical pot bill might waft away
ST. PAUL — The prognosis for a bill in the state House to legalize medical marijuana became hazy Tuesday when its chief sponsor said there’s...
March 11, 2014 - 11:06pm
March 9, 2014
Minnesota doctors’ views differ on medical pot
ST. PAUL — There’s no one view among doctors about whether the state should legalize medical marijuana. In one camp, there are physicians like Dr. Jacob Mirman, a primary care doctor in St. Louis Park who says a few patients have told him they use marijuana to cope with medical...
March 9, 2014 - 11:16pm
March 6, 2014
House passes $500M tax cut; Dayton pushes for more reductions
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House passed a $500 million tax cut Thursday and the governor announced he wants to trim taxes $616 million, but the...
March 6, 2014 - 11:49pm
Legislation allows county to consider appointing offices
WILLMAR –– The Minnesota House of Representatives approved legislation Thursday that would allow Kandiyohi County to appoint, rather than elect, the county auditor/treasurer and recorder. The bill, which was approved in 2013 by the Senate but failed to make it to the House floor...
March 6, 2014 - 11:39pm
March 5, 2014
Railroad oil safety oversight sought
ST. PAUL — Western North Dakota’s oil boom puts Minnesota in a dangerous position, a key Minnesota lawmaker says, and the state should increase...
March 5, 2014 - 11:19pm
March 4, 2014
Minnesota lawmakers side with medical pot advocates
ST. PAUL — A Minnesota House committee approved the use of marijuana to help suffering patients after 7-year-old Amelia Weaver provided an example Tuesday night of why some want the practice legalized. The girl suffered a seizure, one of 30 she suffers a day, while her mother told...
March 4, 2014 - 11:02pm
March 3, 2014
Minn. physicians ponder medical pot
Is marijuana an effective treatment for pain, illness and disease? It’s a question many Minnesota physicians are pondering as the Legislature prepares to debate a measure that would allow doctors to prescribe some form of the drug. Mayo Clinic psychiatrist Michael Bostwick reviewed...
March 3, 2014 - 11:35pm
U of M boss: We need more funding than gov. bonding bill provides
ST. PAUL — University of Minnesota officials want legislators to be more generous in funding their construction and repair requests than Gov. Mark Dayton. The university wants $233 million in state money to do projects ranging from making buildings more energy efficient, to repairing...
March 3, 2014 - 11:28pm
February 27, 2014
Midwest Opinion: Is a college degree still worth it for students?
From Forum News Service An editorial from Midwest newspapers. Is a college degree still worth it for students? GRAND FORKS — Human beings are rational actors, by and large. So, if the question is why are 15,000-plus students enrolled at the University of North Dakota,...
February 27, 2014 - 6:00am
February 26, 2014
President outlines $302 billion transportation bill during Minnesota visit
ST. PAUL — President Obama came to St. Paul on Wednesday to showcase the city’s refurbished Union Depot transit hub as an example of the...
February 26, 2014 - 10:46pm
February 25, 2014
Hundreds rally on session’s first day for minimum wage hike
ST. PAUL — Providing financial aid to Minnesotans struggling to pay heating bills in this polar vortex of a winter came first as the state...
February 25, 2014 - 11:16pm