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Feds want to give and take Minnesota health care money
Storm uproots trees and downs power lines in west central Minnesota
Agency defends officers after throwing SD man, wanting 'final goodbyes' to dying mother, against concrete, using Taser
Home destroyed near Bemidji after flames shoot through the roof
City officials defend its position in Zorbaz noise ordinance case
Division II player dies from in-game injury
Local Roundup: Card soccer sits atop CLC
Sabathia strong in Yankees win over Twins
Prep Volleyball: Cards sweep Sartell to remain perfect in CLC
Sano might not be ready to play even if injury heals
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
'It's important to stand up to bullies': Actress Rebel Wilson wins record amount in defamation case
In loss for Netflix, 'Star Wars' and Marvel films will move to Disney's new streaming service
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
Fall Home Improvement 2017 now available online
LOST ITALIAN: Say goodbye to summer with two favorite flavors: grilled steaks and fresh tomatoes
Retired nuclear physicist from Park River makes, sells thousands of jars of chokecherry jelly for charity
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Raymond "Ray" Hyser
In a pickle over a side dish?
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Savory spuds: Homegrown potatoes and fresh thyme combine in rustic side dish
Letter: Why do we honor traitors?
Commentary: Why Trump's threat to 'totally destroy' North Korea is extraordinary - even for him
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball is back in full force
WCT Sports Show: Week One Pigskin Picks
Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
September 26, 2013
Minn. cigarette sales down, tax haul up
ST. PAUL (AP) — Minnesota’s tax increase on cigarettes has dampened sales since taking effect on July 1, just as tobacco sellers...
September 26, 2013 - 11:53pm
DNA test confirms ID of wolf that bit Minn. teen
ST. PUL, Minn. (AP) — DNA tests confirm a wolf trapped and killed at a northern Minnesota campground is the same wolf that attacked a 16-year-old there. The Department of Natural Resources says the wolf's DNA matched samples obtained from a comforter used when he was taken...
September 26, 2013 - 1:13pm
September 25, 2013
MNsure on hot seat as launch nears
ST. PAUL — Supporters and opponents of Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace disagree whether it will be able to launch as planned next...
September 25, 2013 - 1:11am
History of al-Shabab recruiting in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS — The deadly terror attack on a Nairobi mall has stirred concern about Westerners’ involvement in the militant group that claimed responsibility. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Tuesday that “initial reports had suggested that a British woman and two or three...
September 25, 2013 - 1:01am
Minn. AG among 40 to urge tight regulation of e-cigarettes
BOSTON (AP) — Forty attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday urging the agency to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products. The letter, co-sponsored by Massachusetts Attorney...
September 25, 2013 - 12:48am
September 16, 2013
Peterson remains pessimistic about Farm Bill's chances
MONTEVIDEO — U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., told about two dozen farmers Monday in Montevideo that he remains pessimistic about passing...
September 16, 2013 - 11:36pm
September 15, 2013
A serious push to tackle state’s problem bridges
ST. PAUL — Two bridges that, for now, span the Mississippi River side by side are more than just old and new crossings of the heavily traveled Highway 61 in Hastings. They are symbols of an aggressive push in Minnesota to deal with deteriorating bridges after an eye-opening tragedy. The...
September 15, 2013 - 11:18pm
September 11, 2013
Prep Volleyball: Warriors stay unbeaten after sweeping Bulldogs
PAYNESVILLE — Baylie Kubesh unleashed 16 kills in 34 hits to lead the unbeaten BOLD Warriors to a 25-23, 25-18, 25-18 win over Paynesville Tuesday in a West Central Conference match. The Warriors (5-0) have today to tune up to face another unbeaten when Sauk Centre (7-0) invades...
September 11, 2013 - 12:05am
September 9, 2013
State lawmakers run through quick special session, approving aid for west central Minnesota communities
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators breezed through disaster-relief approval Monday, about as fast as winds that uprooted thousands of trees in...
September 9, 2013 - 11:52pm
September 2, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota politicians roll with fair punches
FALCON HEIGHTS -- The Minnesota State Fair is a place for political leaders to offer their ideas, and occasionally to suffer a few punches, at least figuratively. House Speaker Paul Thissen of Minneapolis and Tom Bakk of Cook sat at the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party booth answering...
September 2, 2013 - 11:28pm
August 30, 2013
Woman fights 'land of minimum wage'
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Jessica English is a face of a newly revived effort to raise Minnesota's minimum wage. She earned minimum wage while...
August 30, 2013 - 11:02pm
Minnesota suicide rate edges upward
ST. PAUL (AP) — Minnesota's suicide rate has hit the highest point in a decade, health officials said Friday. Suicides jumped 13 percent in 2011, to 684.
August 30, 2013 - 3:06pm
August 29, 2013
Amid anything and everything on a stick, vendors at the State Fair look to mix things up with food grown by Minn. producers
Jayden Johnson sat on a park bench eating one of his favorite Minnesota State Fair foods in 96-degree heat. It was not something dipped in batter...
August 29, 2013 - 11:34pm
August 28, 2013
Minnesota lawmakers take the first step toward disaster aid for multiple counties ravaged by summer storms
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers appear ready to spend money to help local governments affected by June storms, but during a Wednesday night...
August 28, 2013 - 11:33pm
August 27, 2013
Heat leaves mark on state fair with major decline in daily attendance
FALCON HEIGHTS — The Bennett family was well prepared for searing heat at the Minnesota State Fair. The frozen grapes, plentiful water, white T-shirts, changes of clothes and extra deodorant helped, but were not enough to make the Rice Lake, Wis., family actually cool Tuesday. “Just...
August 27, 2013 - 11:46pm