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At least one reportedly dead in Las Vegas strip shooting
Uber suspends self-driving car program after Arizona crash
US confirms coalition airstrike in Mosul district; dozens of civilians believed killed
With health care bill dead, Republicans turn to taxes
AgweekTV: Cattle stress study at NDSU
Notre Dame upsets Gophers
Berrios proud to have played for Puerto Rico, even if it means starting season in minors
POWERS: Twins management right to evaluate team... but don't expect fans to wait for turnaround
Injury bug finally makes way to Twins camp
Canucks pound Wild with big second period
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'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
'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
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Derald F. Rolfsmeier
Loren E. Meyer
Ruth O. Jones
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Planning the spring garden calendar
Fielding Questions: Rabbit damage can ruin evergreens
Commentary: Minnesota needs transportation investment
Midwest Opinion: A workable path to bipartisan health care reform
Dave & Vivian Swanson
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