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At last, Minnesota native Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm
Federal judge extends order blocking Trump's travel ban from six Muslim countries
Thieves illegally cutting birch saplings in Minnesota and Wisconsin woods
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
$542 million plan emerges to help 4 percent of Minnesotans in individual health insurance market
UPDATE: UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
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
'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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Evonne C. Frost
Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
December 9, 2014
CIA deceived White House, public over interrogations procedures: Senate report
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA routinely misled the White House and Congress over its harsh interrogation program for terrorism suspects and...
December 9, 2014 - 1:19pm
November 5, 2014
Franken easily wins re-election to U.S. Senate
ST. PAUL -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken is no laughing matter to Minnesota Republicans after winning his re-election contest Tuesday, and...
November 5, 2014 - 10:15am
November 4, 2014
Republicans gain control of Senate in U.S. midterm elections
WASHINGTON - Republicans rolled up big victories on Tuesday and seized control of the U.S. Senate in midterms elections that tipped the balance of power away from President Barack Obama and will complicate his remaining two years in office.
November 4, 2014 - 10:40pm
Media projects Franken wins U.S. Senate race in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken is no laughing matter to Minnesota Republicans as major news networks projected him to win his re-election...
November 4, 2014 - 8:57pm
October 30, 2014
District 17A: Nothing implied, nothing endorsed
WILLMAR — A political blogger based in Maynard has accused Republican challenger Tim Miller of falsely implying that he has discussed governing together with District 17 State Sen. Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara City. Sally Jo Sorensen, in her blog “Bluestem Prairie’’ posted on Oct....
October 30, 2014 - 10:14am
October 28, 2014
Letter: The facts on Senate building
There has been a lot of discussion about the Senate Office Building during this campaign from Republicans that are trying to make this a political issue. WCCO-TV News conducted a “Reality Check” on this attack and found it to be “misleading.” Here are the facts: The...
October 28, 2014 - 9:25am
October 1, 2014
McFadden takes jabs at ‘partisan’ Franken defends record, Obamacare
DULUTH — Sen. Al Franken and Mike McFadden, his challenger in the race for U.S. Senate, would make a good “Odd Couple,” if their debate at the Duluth Playhouse on Wednesday was any indication. When McFadden congratulated Franken and his wife on their pending wedding anniversary...
October 1, 2014 - 11:42pm
September 28, 2014
McFadden, Franken mine for greater Minnesota votes in Senate race
ST. PAUL — The most-discussed greater Minnesota issue in the race between U.S. Sen. Al Franken and Mike McFadden, by far, is whether to allow...
September 28, 2014 - 11:41pm
June 2, 2014
Minnesota Republicans finally pick McFadden as Senate 2014 nominee
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The Republican U.S. Senate endorsement came down to money vs. party tradition.
June 2, 2014 - 6:00am
May 5, 2014
Senate unveils its bonding plan for 2014 session
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Senate will consider spending more than $1 billion on public works projects ranging from a water system to preparing...
May 5, 2014 - 11:32am
April 29, 2014
Minnesota Senate panel approves medical marijuana bill
ST. PAUL -- A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota cleared a second committee hurdle in the state Senate on Tuesday, and is scheduled for another hearing Wednesday.
April 29, 2014 - 2:15pm
April 25, 2014
Medical marijuana bill advanced by Minnesota Senate panel
ST. PAUL -- A state Senate committee advanced a bill to legalize medical marijuana on a 7-3 vote Friday morning.
April 25, 2014 - 11:29am
April 9, 2014
Senate approves $9.50 minimum wage
ST. PAUL — Supporters of raising the state minimum wage say a bill senators passed Wednesday would boost 357,000 Minnesotans’ pay. The measure that passed 35-31 would raise the wage floor to $9.50 an hour at large businesses in three years. The Democratic-controlled House is...
April 9, 2014 - 11:02pm
April 7, 2014
Senate votes to extend jobless benefits, faces divided House
WASHINGTON — The Democratic-led U.S. Senate passed a bill on Monday to restore expired jobless benefits for 2.4 million Americans who have been out of work for at least six months. President Barack Obama responded by urging the Republican-led House of Representatives to give the...
April 7, 2014 - 11:20pm
March 20, 2014
Senate GOP stops tax-cut bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers edged closer to passing millions of dollars in tax cuts today, then ran into a brick wall when Republicans rejected...
March 20, 2014 - 11:05pm