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Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
Willmar Utilities to test its network security
Former ag association treasurer to serve jail time for $50,000 theft
Angel investor group to focus on agriculture development in Kandiyohi County
Study looking at economic feasibility for whitewater park in Granite Falls
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
MLB notebook: Yankees send Chapman to Cubs
Vikings rookie Treadwell says he's finally healthy after 2014 injury
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Injury forces Loadholt to retire
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Linda Kay Larson
Fern A. Heglund
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Commentary: Herr Trumpf, how horrifying
August 11, 2012
Once again, Pawlenty fails to reach 'veepstakes' medals stand
St. Paul -- Mitt Romney picked a Midwestern politician for his running mate: U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty,...
August 11, 2012 - 8:01am
May 19, 2012
Federal, state, county candidate filing period starts Tuesday
ST. PAUL -- The candidate filing period for federal, state, county and some local offices begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday and closes at 5 p.m. June 5. "The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State will be open at 8 a.m. on May 22 to accept federal, state and legislative candidate filings,"...
May 19, 2012 - 12:00am
April 2, 2012
Minn. House joins Senate in supporting Clara City woman's campaign for Jacob's Law
SAINT PAUL -- Jacob's Law is now one signature away from becoming the law of the state. The Minnesota House of Representatives followed the Senate's lead and unanimously approved the legislation championed by Sarah Guggisberg of Clara City on Monday. Guggisberg said it is now headed...
April 2, 2012 - 4:19pm
March 26, 2012
Paul Mikkelson on the sale of the Mikkelson Collection (video)
Paul Mikkelson on the sale of the Mikkelson Collection in Willmar, Minn.
March 26, 2012 - 11:35am
March 14, 2012
Minnesota hunters, anglers: Raise the license fees we pay
ST. PAUL -- It is not something heard much around the Legislature: people suggesting fees they pay go up. But Minnesota anglers and hunters...
March 14, 2012 - 12:00am
February 8, 2012
Lawmakers listen to Clara City, Minn., mother's plea in considering Jacob's law
CLARA CITY -- Sarah Guggisberg is speaking up so that young victims of sexual abuse do not have to suffer in silence. Lawmakers are listening. ...
February 8, 2012 - 12:00am
December 10, 2011
Commentary: Ron Paul as a third-party candidate will hurt GOP
WASHINGTON -- On Oct. 12, 1948, the campaign train of Tom Dewey, Republican nominee against President Harry Truman, pulled into Beaucoup, Ill., where, from the rear platform, he would speak to about 1,000 people. Before he began, the engineer mistakenly caused the train to lurch a...
December 10, 2011 - 12:00am
October 22, 2011
Minnesota Capitol being fixed
ST. PAUL -- Workers removed chunks of marble from the Minnesota Capitol exterior in recent weeks, meaning scaffolding protecting visitors from...
October 22, 2011 - 12:00am
Odd legislative couple suggests giving Vikings the Metrodome
ST. PAUL -- A conservative representative and liberal senator who seldom agree on political issues want to give the Minnesota Vikings football...
October 22, 2011 - 12:00am
August 30, 2011
Religious leaders plan 9/11 ceremony
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans will gather at the state Capitol Sept. 11 to remember terrorist attacks 10 years ago and to prove people from diverse backgrounds can work together. Immediately after the attacks, most in the country felt "we are all together, we are all Americans," said Gail...
August 30, 2011 - 12:00am
January 20, 2011
Meeker Co. Board OKs expansion of recreation area boundary
LITCHFIELD -- The boundary for the Greenleaf State Recreation Area in Meeker County is being expanded to include a four-acre tip of an island in Sioux Lake. Acting on the recommendation of the Meeker County Planning Commission, and at the request of the Minnesota Department of Natural...
January 20, 2011 - 12:00am
January 12, 2011
Former St. Paul Park, Minn., man charged in child porn case
A former St. Paul Park, Minn., man is accused by prosecutors of producing pornographic videos of girls at his former residence. Jose A. Soto, now a resident of Texas, was indicted Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis on 17 counts of production of child pornography. Soto...
January 12, 2011 - 1:47pm
December 14, 2010
Meeker Co. ratifies final employee contracts
LITCHFIELD -- Meeker County has finished its union negotiations with employees, agreeing to a zero increase in salary for the next two years. The contracts for the highway department, jailers, dispatchers and assistant county attorney were approved Thursday by the Meeker County Board...
December 14, 2010 - 12:00am
November 20, 2010
Meeker County approves seven-year highway plan
LITCHFIELD -- The Meeker County Commissioners approved a seven-year road construction plan this week that calls for utilizing $1.6 million in county-state highway aid next year. The major project for 2011 is the grading and bituminous overlay of a three-mile stretch of County Road...
November 20, 2010 - 12:00am
November 17, 2010
Body found in Crow River is identified as Paul Lindberg of New London
The body of the 53-year-old man pulled found Tuesday in the Crow River in New London has been identified as Paul Lindberg of New London according...
November 17, 2010 - 1:02pm