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Litchfield, Meeker County investigating series of burglaries
Minnesota Commerce commissioner resigns to launch attorney general bid
Capitol Chatter: Sex harassment allegations reach several states
European parties accused of being influenced by Russia
Buyer beware: How data breaches change holiday shopping for consumers
11-year-old Minnesota boy bags rare spotted deer
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers rest after wild weekend
Wild score 4 goals in final 7 minutes in crazy comeback win
NWL Baseball: Six Stingers sign to return for 2018 season
State Swimming & Diving: Two Willmar divers in top four after state semis
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
'Marian' opens tonight on Ridgewater College stage in Willmar
Jimmy Fallon to host live Super Bowl edition of ‘The Tonight Show’ in Minneapolis
Garth Brooks lip-syncing controversy at the CMA Awards really hit a nerve
14 movies worth seeing this holiday season - and none about Santa Claus
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
Protecting a special place: Thanks to Prairie Woods, Geer Island will remain a natural sanctuary
Kat Perkins urges St. Mary's students to be fearless
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
LaVonne A. Welter
James G. Andrews
Lisa Marie Rott
I'm a feminist. I study rape culture. And I don't want Al Franken to resign.
Tooting your own horn could help others
Commentary: No man accused of sexually harassing a woman is irreplaceable - not even Al Franken
Accusations of sexual misconduct throw Franken into a political minefield
Commentary: The FCC vote that could put local news at risk
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
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Emma Anne Williams
April 3, 2017
Minnesota House OKs teacher licensing overhaul
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota Legislature is moving ahead with what many agree is a long overdue overhaul of the way the state licenses educators....
April 3, 2017 - 9:57pm
April 2, 2017
Will the Minnesota Legislature open its emails to the public?
ST. PAUL—Minnesota legislators say they are worried this year about making sure local governments records are public under the law. They've...
April 2, 2017 - 10:39pm
March 30, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers: A bipartisan proposal to fight opioid abuse
ST. PAUL—Minnesota, like most states, is facing an opioid crisis. In 2016, Minnesota had a 20 percent increase over 2015 in opioid-related deaths. Hennepin County alone saw a 36 percent increase. To fully understand the rising rates of death, overdose and abuse, it's important...
March 30, 2017 - 10:02am
March 29, 2017
$542 million plan emerges to help 4 percent of Minnesotans in individual health insurance market
ST. PAUL—Minnesota lawmakers have adopted a plan to try to stabilize the state's individual health insurance market — but it's uncertain...
March 29, 2017 - 9:05pm
March 28, 2017
Minn. legislators weigh increasing penalties for blocking highways during protests
ST. PAUL—A batch of bills at the Minnesota Legislature geared toward cracking down on protesters have boiled down to one—a proposed...
March 28, 2017 - 10:02pm
March 23, 2017
Dayton, legislators work on health insurance aid as deadline nears
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers are on the verge of approving as much as $300 million per year to try to stabilize the state’s 2018 individual...
March 23, 2017 - 10:31pm
March 21, 2017
Minnesota House Republicans detail $6 billion transportation plan
ST. PAUL—The debate over transportation funding — and the hard divide on solutions — is back at the Minnesota Capitol. On Tuesday,...
March 21, 2017 - 10:35pm
March 18, 2017
Outside Camp Ripley, pine trees and prairie stand sentinel
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. — Two years ago, Minnesota lawmakers jump started efforts to keep the area around Minnesota's main military base green and...
March 18, 2017 - 4:30pm
March 10, 2017
Minnesota legislators' salaries slated for a 45 percent bump
ST. PAUL—Next year's Minnesota legislators are going to get a 45 percent raise. An independent council, created by a voter-approved constitutional...
March 10, 2017 - 5:59pm
March 8, 2017
DNR commissioner: Minnesota parks need boost from users, taxpayers
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking for modest fee and general fund increases for the state parks and trails...
March 8, 2017 - 6:45pm
March 6, 2017
Minnesota Senate rejects Real ID bill
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota Senate on Monday rejected a measure on Real ID driver's license standards. The vote sent lawmakers scrambling to revive it, or face making Minnesotans scramble to find identification that will allow them through airport security next year. Several Republican...
March 6, 2017 - 8:48pm
March 5, 2017
Minnesota Senate leader expects abortion funding bill to go to Dayton
ST. PAUL—A bill aimed at curtailing state funding for abortions in Minnesota is advancing rapidly in the Minnesota Senate, but may be stalled...
March 5, 2017 - 5:04pm
March 4, 2017
Behind-the-scenes battle, public opinion turned the tide on Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—In 10 short months, the Minnesota Legislature went from strong opposition to allowing liquor stores to open on Sundays to sending...
March 4, 2017 - 9:15pm
Minnesota government computer systems: Old, at risk and pricey to fix
ST. PAUL—Many of the state of Minnesota's data centers are vulnerable to both intruders and water damage. The state's crack cybersecurity...
March 4, 2017 - 6:24pm
March 2, 2017
GOP tries to stop Minnesota cities from mandating minimum wage hikes, sick leave
ST. PAUL—Rod Adams, an advocate with Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, doesn't mince words when it comes to the so-called Uniform Labor...
March 2, 2017 - 10:43pm