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Rep. Peterson, legislators Baker and Lang discuss various issues
Smoke in the air ...
Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote
Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal
After another disappointing postseason, what's next for the Wild?
Vikings: Plenty of draft options at RB, including Joe Mixon teammate Samaje Perine
Prep Baseball & Softball: Card baseball team falls to Big Lake
Local Roundup: CCS' Reid edges Cards' Hauser
Ibarra scores in Minnesota's win over Colorado
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'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
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
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Jackalee 'Jackie' Peterson
Dennis R. Erdman
Marvin I. Braegelman
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
February 8, 2012
Three Santorum wins send 'loud and louder' message
ST. PAUL -- Rick Santorum gained momentum in the Republican presidential race Tuesday with a convincing Minnesota precinct caucus victory. The...
February 8, 2012 - 1:23am
February 7, 2012
Santorum wins: 'Conservatism alive and well'
ST. PAUL -- Rick Santorum gained momentum in the Republican presidential race Tuesday with a convincing Minnesota precinct caucus victory. Santorum won 45 percent of the vote, with Ron Paul second, as more than three-fourths of Minnesota's precincts reported late Tuesday. Santorum's...
February 7, 2012 - 11:21pm
February 1, 2012
Letter: Caucus night is coming!
As the Republican Party co-chair for Kandiyohi County, I wanted to remind readers that Tuesday, Feb. 7, is caucus night for Republicans in Minnesota. It will be the first opportunity many of us have to formally voice our opinions on issues like fiscal responsibility, sensible government,...
February 1, 2012 - 12:00am
January 20, 2012
Commentary: Romney is 'established' as the Republican's choice
AIKEN, S.C. -- Members of the tea party insisted they were turning the GOP into a populist, anti-establishment bastion. Social conservatives have long argued that values and morals matter more than money. Yet in the end, the corporate and economically conservative wing of the Republican...
January 20, 2012 - 12:00am
January 18, 2012
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
January 18, 2012 - 12:00am
December 7, 2011
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
December 7, 2011 - 12:00am
November 29, 2011
Campaign adviser: Cain now reassessing his campaign
ATLANTA (AP) -- Embattled presidential candidate Herman Cain told staffers Tuesday that he's reassessing his campaign a day after an Atlanta...
November 29, 2011 - 11:06am
October 31, 2011
Commentary: Republicans begin to worry as political narrative turns
WASHINGTON -- We may be reaching an inflection point, the moment when the terms of the political argument change decisively. Three indicators: An important speech by Rep. Paul Ryan, the increasingly sharp tone of President Obama's rhetoric, and the success of Occupy Wall Street in...
October 31, 2011 - 12:00am
September 24, 2011
Letter: Clarifications on school story
First and foremost, I care deeply about education and am incredibly frustrated with what is happening to our public education system. Rep. Slawik and I held the listening session to hear firsthand how the budget, passed by the Republican majorities, impacts our children and schools....
September 24, 2011 - 12:00am
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
May 24, 2011 - 12:00am
May 22, 2011
Another White House turndown: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels another Republican out of 2012 race
Gov. Mitch Daniels, R-Ind., said Sunday he won't run for president because of family concerns, narrowing the field but making a wide-open race...
May 22, 2011 - 7:41am
April 9, 2011
Commentary: Give the hysteria a rest
NEW YORK -- So why do Republicans hate art, the elderly and children? Hint: Same reason parents hate their children when they say, "No." We could just leave it at that, but this is too much fun. The demonizing of Republicans for trying to seriously address our desperately ailing...
April 9, 2011 - 12:00am
March 7, 2011
Commentary: Fatigue is already here for the 2012 election
NEW YORK -- This is doubtless heretical, but I'll say it anyway: I can wait to find out who the Republican presidential candidates will be. To be clear, I said "can," not "can't." Let's go further: I don't care who they'll be. At least not yet. I don't care because it's only March...
March 7, 2011 - 12:00am
December 31, 2010
Editorial: Leaders will face decisions in 2011
The year 2011 will likely be a bruising one as new Democrat governor Mark Dayton and the Republican-majority Legislature work out solutions to the major issues of Minnesota. Those major issues are each significant on their own right: * Solving a $6 billion-plus budget deficit *...
December 31, 2010 - 12:09am
December 8, 2010
Dayton claims victory, pledges to work with all
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton promises to work with Republicans and Democrats alike now that he is Minnesota's governor-elect. "You were elected on your platforms and principles; I was elected on mine," the Democrat said to Republicans who will control the Legislature. "I believe the collective...
December 8, 2010 - 2:55pm