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Burglars swipe $30K in tools from Minnesota school’s auto shop, principal's car
Great Indoors: Basketball-themed cake adds fun to Final Four
'Housing first' solution helping homeless fight addiction, health issues
Reps. Cramer, Peterson appear split on Obamacare replacement
Hundreds of cows escape barn fire northwest of Blomkest
Bluejays ready to roll
Phil Hughes recalls visiting pitching guru Tom House
Hanzal's first Wild goal part of memorable family reunion
Vikings RB Murray has surgery on ankle
WATCH: Last-second heave sends No. 1 Champlin Park to 4A boys basketball semis
'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?
May 18, 2012
Republicans open state convention in St. Cloud
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Republicans opened their state convention today bickering about rules such as whether people in the River's Edge Convention...
May 18, 2012 - 11:53am
February 1, 2012
Letter: An ol' country boy's advice
Looks like election season is about to open again, so thought I'd sharpen the old pencil stub and jot a word to you folks what want me to vote for you. First off, don't be making none of those silly pledges to that Norquist fella; heck, he can't even vote for you. 'Sides, that kind...
February 1, 2012 - 12:00am
February 28, 2011
Potential federal shutdown may attract more attention: Dayton learns
ST. PAUL -- The country's political attention lately has focused on Wisconsin and a battle over public unions. Coming in a distance second is the potential that the federal government could shut down Friday. But U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., said the attention will switch to Washington...
February 28, 2011 - 12:00am
January 13, 2011
Cartoon by Clay Jones
January 13, 2011 - 12:00am
December 2, 2010
AP sources: $6.2B deficit for Minn., $399M in bank
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota's deficit for the upcoming budget cycle has grown to $6.2 billion, according to a person who was present for a briefing from state finance officials. A second person who has seen the forecast documents says the state has a $399 million surplus in...
December 2, 2010 - 11:42am
October 15, 2010
Commentary: They all do it and it stinks
WASHINGTON -- As the election drew closer, outside groups run by some of the party's canniest political operatives pumped millions of dollars into key races. Newly formed and with innocuous-sounding names, they ran slashing attack ads. Party leaders on the other side cried foul, complaining...
October 15, 2010 - 12:00am
October 11, 2010
House Speaker Anderson Kelliher takes job with high-tech group
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The speaker of the Minnesota House has taken a job as president of the Minnesota High Tech Association. State Rep. Margaret Anderson Kelliher, who ran for governor instead of a new legislative term, was announced Monday as the group's president-in-waiting. She'll...
October 11, 2010 - 9:25am
Horner rolls out endorsements
ST. PAUL -- Tom Horner's campaign has rolled out big-name supporters for the Independence Party governor candidate. The campaign brought out...
October 11, 2010 - 12:00am
September 14, 2010
Commentary: Political blackmail is now here
WASHINGTON -- Imagine that your neighbors started getting letters describing all sorts of horrific deeds you had allegedly performed. Wouldn't you feel you had the right to know who was spreading this sleaze -- especially if the charges were untrue? Now imagine a member of Congress...
September 14, 2010 - 12:00am
August 25, 2010
Letter: Why is shareholder act stalled
Now that we are past the primaries, we will begin to see the results of the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United. Citizens United is the case that gave corporations the ability to dip into their profits and spend unlimited money to promote or attack politicians or issues....
August 25, 2010 - 12:00am
August 20, 2010
Shareholders urge Target to look at political giving
MINNEAPOLIS - A few Target Corp. and Best Buy Co. institutional shareholders weighed in Thursday on the flap over the companies' political donations in Minnesota, urging the boards of both retailers to increase their oversight of campaign contributions. Walden Asset Management and...
August 20, 2010 - 8:11am
July 23, 2010
Commentary: This ol' political plot in South Carolina
WASHINGTON -- It is often said that there are no new stories, just different ways of telling the same ones. Familiar plots persist through literature: man versus nature, "rags to riches," the hero quest, and so on. And then there's Alvin Greene -- the nobody who becomes somebody,...
July 23, 2010 - 12:00am
June 14, 2010
Commentary: Everyone becomes a pundit in the twitter age
SAN DIEGO -- As a newspaperman in what some consider the twilight of the age of print, it feels as if I'm being "punked." In any case, I'm pretty sure that Ashton Kutcher is messing with me. More precisely, the movie star and the movement he represents are messing with my livelihood...
June 14, 2010 - 12:00am
June 1, 2010
Prettner Solon wants ethanol answers
June 1, 2010 - 12:00am
March 15, 2010
GOP governor candidates hold their own
Political Notebook ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota governor's race looks to be close, with a new poll giving Republicans reason to smile. The poll shows that Republican state Reps. Marty Seifert of Marshall and Tom Emmer of Delano hold their own against better-known Democrats, a sign...
March 15, 2010 - 12:00am