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Court orders Duluth businessman, partner to pay $1 million in fines, fees for pollution violations
Minnesota manufacturers' confidence high, but finding workers a challenge
Trump proposes sharp cuts at Interior Department while pushing for more drilling on public lands
‘Any last words?’ Minn. woman tells jury of the horrifying day her ex shot her at work
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
NFL players union advises Vikings' draft picks not to sign contracts
Watch: Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater throws during first day of OTAs
Rain forces Los Angeles to wait another year for Super Bowl
NFL shortens overtime to 10 minutes
Finally healthy, Banham is set for return home to take on the Lynx
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
Dr. Richard Clausen
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
Letter: Getting even after the fact
Letter: Welcome the new splash pad
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
October 27, 2015
Woman will serve probation for Olivia stabbing
OLIVIA — A woman charged with stabbing a friend during a dispute will avoid prison time and spend five years on supervised probation instead. Jessica...
October 27, 2015 - 8:55pm
November 4, 2013
Conservatives, Republicans sue Ritchie over online voter registration
ST. PAUL -- Conservative groups and Republican legislators are taking Minnesota Democratic Secretary of State Mark Ritchie to court over an online...
November 4, 2013 - 11:51am
State Republicans sue to block Minn. Web voter registry
ST. PAUL — A group of Republican lawmakers and conservative activists are suing to stop Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie from implementing an online voter registration system. The plaintiffs are holding a press conference Monday at the Capitol. The group includes...
November 4, 2013 - 10:00am
October 27, 2012
Letter: The actual ballot language
As I visit with Minnesotans across the state, many are surprised to learn that they never get to see the actual language of the two proposed changes to our state's constitution on their ballot. This seems odd to many voters, given the importance of the constitution as our state's...
October 27, 2012 - 8:16pm
October 5, 2012
Senators: Minnesota Secretary of State campaigns against amendment
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie uses state funds to campaign against a proposed constitutional amendment that would require...
October 5, 2012 - 12:00am
August 3, 2012
Letter: The language manipulator
Mark Ritchie's word flatulence has both provoked and inspired me to search the dictionary and the thesaurus for appropriate expoundatory and superfluous descriptator locution. Yes, Mr.
August 3, 2012 - 12:00am
July 21, 2012
GOP questions Minn. Secretary of State's dealing with amendment
ST. PAUL -- Republicans say Democratic Secretary of State Mark Ritchie may be breaking state campaign laws by speaking out against a proposed constitutional amendment to be on Minnesotans' ballots Nov. 6. Sen. Mike Parry said he is considering taking Ritchie to court or issuing a...
July 21, 2012 - 12:00am
July 20, 2012
GOP senator considers another amendment lawsuit against Ritchie
ST. PAUL -- Another lawsuit could arise over a proposed constitutional amendment in Minnesota. Sen. Mike Parry, R-Waseca, said at mid-day that he will consider taking Secretary of State Mark Ritchie to court, claiming the Democrat is making false comments about a proposed constitutional...
July 20, 2012 - 12:49pm
May 8, 2012
Minn. business filings up four months in a row
ST. PAUL - Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced today that new business filings for 2012 are up for the fourth straight month. The figures are compared to the same time for the previous year. "This continued growth in new business filings is more good economic news for all...
May 8, 2012 - 2:07pm
November 6, 2010
Recount could end by Dec. 14
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie hopes to have a governor's race recount wrapped up by mid-December. A timeline from his office shows Dec. 14 as the date the board could certify a new governor. However, the losing candidate could take the election to court, where...
November 6, 2010 - 12:00am
November 2, 2010
Ritchie, Swanson re-elected in Minn. SOS, AG races
MINNEAPOLIS - Mark Ritchie won a second term as secretary of state on Tuesday less than two years after steering Minnesota through its most contentious recount ever, while Democrats extended their 40-year grip on the attorney general's office with Lori Swanson's victory. A third...
November 2, 2010 - 11:31pm
November 1, 2010
For Secretary of State: Mark Ritchie
The Secretary of State race is a choice between Democrat incumbent Mark Ritchie or Republican challenger Dan Severson. It is a choice between Ritchie's professionalism and election integrity and Severson's single-issue focus on requiring voter photo identification. Ritchie is far...
November 1, 2010 - 12:51am
October 12, 2010
Snapshot of secretary of state race: Photo ID cards for casting ballots
ST. PAUL -- The big issue in Minnesota's secretary of state race is clear as a picture: whether voters should present photo identification cards before casting ballots. Republican challenger Dan Severson says that is a must to ensure fair elections and he is making it the cornerstone...
October 12, 2010 - 12:00am
September 25, 2010
Minnesota secretary of state registers voters at Ridgewater
WILLMAR -- More than 80 students have registered to vote this week at Ridgewater College. The Student Senate started the effort this week, part...
September 25, 2010 - 12:00am
August 26, 2010
New voter registration 'lookup' service launched at Minnesota State Fair
August 26, 2010 - 12:00am