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No draft for women in $618.7 billion annual defense bill heading to Obama
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
Man facing 16 felonies for alleged kidnapping, assault of Willmar woman
Santa comes early to Jefferson
Solar garden planned north of Brainerd
WCT daily sports schedule
2016 Tribune Boys Basketball Previews
Boys Basketball Previews: Cards' Slagter always puts team first
Wild hold off Leafs' surge
Peterson may remain out of commission if Vikings are out of contention
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Thomas commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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