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'Top Gun 2' is Happening, Tom Cruise confirms
Another day, another missed Minnesota legislative deadline
Minnesota manufacturers' confidence high, but finding workers a challenge
Mom upset after bus makes unannounced stop at Dairy Queen on last day of school
Despite past disagreements, Pope Francis and Trump exchange gestures of peace
Prep Softball: Becker's late run sinks Willmar
Prep Baseball: Falcons close with a gem
Prep Baseball: Cards dazzle in win over Rocori
Local Roundup: Willmar tennis duo take sub-section title
Prep Baseball: BOLD firepower on display
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Alpha G. Finden
Port: Democrats already running campaign commercials on behalf of Heidi Heitkamp
Harrop: 'Bro Culture' companies may do poorly by being bad
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
Letter: Getting even after the fact
Another day, another missed Minnesota legislative deadline
December 17, 2016
U.S. proposes requiring vehicles to 'talk' to each other to avoid crashes
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Transportation Department this week proposed requiring all new cars and trucks to be able to "talk" to one another using short-range wireless technology to potentially avoid tens of thousands of crashes annually. Regulators, which first announced plans...
December 17, 2016 - 6:27am
June 10, 2016
Vermont’s labeling law could devastate sugar beet industry, coalition argues
ST. PAUL — A Vermont law could kill western Minnesota’s sugar beet industry, a farmer warns. “It probably would wreck the Red River Valley,” President Karolyn Zurn of Minnesota Agriwomen told reporters on a Friday conference call. The unusual connection between a Vermont...
June 10, 2016 - 11:13pm
May 3, 2016
Senators pass body cam regulation with no future
ST. PAUL -- Video from law enforcement officer body cameras apparently will remain public at least into next year, but the issue still generates passionate disputes. "Body cameras have been proven to promote public safety," Sen. Ron Latz, D-St. Louis Park, said Monday, before senators...
May 3, 2016 - 5:30am
December 18, 2015
DNR seeking watercraft inspection interns for 2016 season
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking intern watercraft inspectors for the 2016 boating season. Inspectors are stationed at public accesses on lakes and rivers infested with aquatic invasive species such as Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels....
December 18, 2015 - 12:01am
June 23, 2015
GMO food is safe, scientist says
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite what its critics claim, genetically modified food poses no threat to humans or the environment, says a scientist who supports proposed federal legislation backed by major U.S. farm groups.
June 23, 2015 - 12:35am
February 12, 2015
Sources say Transportation Department pushes tough standards for oil trains
WASHINGTON/OTTAWA — The U.S. Transportation Department has recommended crude oil trains be reinforced and have advanced braking systems installed...
February 12, 2015 - 11:30pm
January 24, 2015
Morris physician practicing under conditional license after unauthorized prescriptions, fraudulent billing discovered
MORRIS — A Morris physician, who serves a wide area of central and southwest Minnesota as an allergy and asthma specialist, has been reprimanded by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice for a variety of misconduct issues and has been given a conditional license to practice.
January 24, 2015 - 10:00am
January 19, 2015
Midwest Opinion: Affront to common sense to regulate Duluth’s seed library as dealer
A recent editorial from a Midwest newspaper. The idea was a simple one. And a good one. It promoted unity and community and was almost literally grassroots. If you’re a gardener with a few seeds to share, or if you’re in need of a few seeds at your house, come on down to the...
January 19, 2015 - 4:42pm
July 11, 2014
Kandiyohi County lifts no-wake advisories
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday afternoon that the Sheriff’s Office has lifted the 1,000-foot, no-wake advisory for Green Lake and the 500-foot advisory for all other lakes in Kandiyohi County. The advisories had been in effect to prevent...
July 11, 2014 - 11:26pm
July 1, 2014
New Minn. rail regulations aim to enhance safety for increased shipments of oil by rail
ST. PAUL — New Minnesota laws took effect on Tuesday to improve the safety of citizens and rail workers who live and work near railroad tracks...
July 1, 2014 - 10:54pm
February 28, 2014
No extension for public comment on PolyMet mine in NE Minn.
DULUTH -- The public comment period for the proposed PolyMet copper mine and processing center near Hoyt Lakes will end March 13, after 90 days, state and federal agency officials said Thursday. Several environmental groups and others had petitioned the Minnesota Department...
February 28, 2014 - 10:30am
February 24, 2014
Attorney General seeks national standard to protect against identity theft
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder, citing the recent massive data theft at retailer Target Corp, urged Congress on Monday to enact a national standard for notifying consumers about such breaches. "This would empower the American people to protect themselves if...
February 24, 2014 - 7:04am
October 20, 2010
Letter: A stunning lack of insight
Ah, another season of wondrous politics in which those who have done the most to destroy the economy and our international standing while increasing health costs and the national debt, are the very same individuals and groups who are most righteously indignant! As culpability increases,...
October 20, 2010 - 12:00am
October 18, 2010
Letter: Why we need government
Thirty-three Chilean miners were trapped underground for 69 days. It need not have happened if the mine owners had followed the law concerning required escape routes, and the Chilean government had enforced the law. They were rescued because of a multimillion-dollar rescue effort...
October 18, 2010 - 12:00am
May 24, 2010
American Opinion: On regulation of the U.S. oil industry
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On the regulation of the U.S. oil industry: It wasn't so long ago, when oil prices were on their way up to near $150 a barrel, that Lafayette business people began talking about the regulatory...
May 24, 2010 - 12:00am