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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
Quilt for a cop at Willmar Middle School
British-born UK parliament attacker ID'd, had been investigated over extremism concerns
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?
October 1, 2013
Govt. shutdown impact on state remains spotty
ST. PAUL — The impact of a federal government shutdown on Minnesotans was spotty Tuesday, but an extended one would cause more widespread problems. State officials are examining the situation, and Commissioner Jim Schowalter of Minnesota Management and Budget activated the...
October 1, 2013 - 11:45pm
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. That equaled a rate of 12.4 per 100,000 residents and was the highest since the early 1990s, the Minnesota Department...
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