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Special election set Aug. 22
Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
Brainerd family says final goodbyes to man who was missing for more than 2 years
Man whose boat crashed on Minnesota river found alive
Local Roundup: Halvorson repeats
RU Game: Hanson, Rudie commit to D-I schools
Vote for the WCT Game of the Week
Local Roundup: Willmar softball team drops pair to Tech
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
January 30, 2014
Franken says the Senate to vote soon on new farm bill
WILLMAR — The Senate is expected to vote very soon on the farm bill, officially called the Agricultural Act of 2014, and Sen. Al Franken is calling the bill a bipartisan effort that is not perfect, but does modernize farm programs, provide jobs and reduce the deficit. “It’s...
January 30, 2014 - 11:20pm
January 29, 2014
House easily passes long-overdue farm bill; Senate passage expected as early as today
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed a comprehensive farm bill Wednesday that cuts payments for food stamps by about 1 percent...
January 29, 2014 - 11:52pm
January 28, 2014
Propane calamity becomes hot topic
BLOOMINGTON — Minnesotans living in a quarter-million rural homes depend on propane for heat, but soaring prices and shortages that experts predict will get worse are sending chills down their backs. Businesses and farmers are in the same situation, as are businesses that sell...
January 28, 2014 - 11:38pm
January 27, 2014
Second candidate announces plan to seek GOP nod for District 17B race
WILLMAR –– A Willmar woman said Monday she will seek the GOP endorsement for the House District 17B seat. Linda Kacher is the second Republican...
January 27, 2014 - 11:51pm
Negotiators reach deal on farm bill
WASHINGTON — Congressional negotiators agreed to a farm bill Monday that they think finally will pass the House and Senate. It is a compromise package that pleases neither side, with food stamp cuts and farm subsidies continuing. “Compromise is rare in Washington these days...
January 27, 2014 - 11:16pm
Capitol Chatter: Pawlenty gets attention, calls for GOP change
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is a regular talking head on a variety of cable television channels, and his quotes show up in print and online media that may not have often covered his failed presidential campaign. What he is saying...
January 27, 2014 - 6:00am
January 25, 2014
Tea Party cancels Monday rally in Willmar
WILLMAR — A Tea Party rally planned for Monday evening at the Willmar American Legion has been canceled due to wintry weather and difficult driving conditions in the forecast for early this coming week. A spokesman said the event will be rescheduled.
January 25, 2014 - 8:00am
Willmar businessman Baker announces House bid
WILLMAR –– Calling himself a “moderate,” Willmar businessman Dave Baker said Friday he intends to challenge Rep. Mary Sawatzky, DFL-Willmar,...
January 25, 2014 - 6:00am
January 23, 2014
Coalition organizes to seek transportation money for Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Transportation advocates have compiled one of the largest coalitions ever to fight for state money, but they do not know how much they will seek or where they would get it. Move MN launched a campaign Thursday to persuade state legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton to boost...
January 23, 2014 - 10:46pm
January 22, 2014
Miller wants party nod to take on Falk again
PRINSBURG – A Prinsburg resident active in the Republican Party will be seeking its endorsement to run for the House District 17A seat. Tim Miller announced his campaign on Wednesday to win the endorsement and a possible rematch with Rep. Andrew Falk, DFL-Murdock, for the seat. Miller...
January 22, 2014 - 11:40pm
January 21, 2014
Montevideo bringing $5 million strong case for veterans home to the state Legislature
MONTEVIDEO — Montevideo will be bringing a proposal that is $5 million strong to the state Legislature to host the next veterans nursing home. The...
January 21, 2014 - 11:51pm
January 20, 2014
U.S. Rep. Peterson sanguine on dairy program
WASHINGTON — House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said last week he thinks a dairy program that he can accept is being worked out and that it will pave the way for House leadership to bring the farm bill to the floor the week of Jan. 27 and be finished...
January 20, 2014 - 11:21pm
January 15, 2014
Republicans want state Senate building killed
ST. PAUL -- Republican senators say they want a proposed Minnesota Senate office building plan canceled. Some will have a chance to talk about it and vote against it Wednesday, when the Senate Rules Committee is supposed to decide whether construction will begin. The Democratic-controlled...
January 15, 2014 - 8:00am
January 14, 2014
Minn. Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon to leave, but door still open
ST. PAUL — Twenty-five years of public service is enough for Yvonne Prettner Solon, at least for now. Minnesota’s lieutenant governor announced...
January 14, 2014 - 11:06pm
January 13, 2014
Prettner Solon might be leaving Dayton's team
Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon is scheduled to make a “significant announcement” today, with indications suggesting she will not run on Gov....
January 13, 2014 - 11:38pm