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Detail-loving, behind-the-scenes organizer helps Honor Flights cruise smoothly
Placing the flags
Seeking an outdoor oasis: Pergolas create room-like space
Declutter: Tips to tidy up your home, inbox
Manitoba's spectacle of snakes draws tourists from around the world
Always in Season: The sora surprises again and again
Ramirez goal lifts Minnesota United FC over Orlando City SC
Strikeouts mount for struggling Sano
Dozier's homer leads Twins past Rays
Durant, favored Warriors shrug off parity talk
Watch: 'Price is Right' contestant loses his mind as he breaks Plinko record
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Memorial Day 2017: Willmar, area communities plan cemetery services and more
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Mary Ann Nagel
Marlyn W. Wacholz
Roger Herbert Holm
Laura Ione Rasmussen
Column: Lessons from a great leader
25 ways to slow down and enjoy the summer
POW! BAM! WHAM! How to put the ARRRRR back in America.
Bursack: Dad needs help taking care of Mom but he won't allow it
Commentary: Health care for the future in our community
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
March 5, 2014
Dayton has big lead, Franken a slimmer one in poll of Minn. voters
Gov. Mark Dayton has a double-digit lead over each of his potential Republican challengers in his bid for re-election this fall, while U.S. Sen. Al Franken leads his rivals by smaller margins, according to a poll by KSTP and Survey USA. Former House GOP Minority Leader...
March 5, 2014 - 10:00am
February 4, 2014
Senate passes long-overdue farm bill and sends to president
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate gave final congressional approval on Tuesday to a farm bill, costing an estimated $956 billion over a decade, that trims food stamps for the poor, expands federal crop insurance and ends direct payments to farmers, and sent it to President Obama for...
February 4, 2014 - 11:14pm
Senate approves farm bill, president expected to sign it
WASHINGTON - The Senate gave final congressional approval on Tuesday to a nearly $1 trillion farm bill that trims food stamps for the poor, expands...
February 4, 2014 - 2:31pm
January 28, 2014
Former Sen. Charles Berg of Chokio dies
CHOKIO, Minn. — During his 30 years at the Minnesota Capitol, former state Sen. Charlie Berg was known as a maverick and one of the more colorful,...
January 28, 2014 - 9:50pm
January 7, 2014
Renewal of jobless benefits clears Senate hurdle
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A White House-backed bill to renew jobless benefits for 1.3 million Americans narrowly cleared a U.S. Senate Republican procedural roadblock on Tuesday. On a largely party-line vote of 60-37 - 60 were needed to prevail - the Democratic-led Senate agreed to...
January 7, 2014 - 11:49am
November 10, 2013
Raising minimum wage expected to be on legislative agenda
WILLMAR — When the Minnesota legislature adjourned this spring, there was a $1.75-an-hour minimum wage gap left behind that lawmakers are expected to bridge when they reconvene in February. A financial difference of less than two dollars may not seem like much, but when it comes...
November 10, 2013 - 11:10pm
October 16, 2013
Senator: Deal to avoid default and open government
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government...
October 16, 2013 - 11:47am
October 9, 2013
Former U.S. senator, anchorman Rod Grams dies
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. senator Rod Grams, a popular TV anchorman who went on to become the most conservative politician ever...
October 9, 2013 - 11:22am
September 30, 2013
Minn. Senate committee to vote today on Brodkorb settlement deal
ST. PAUL, Minn. - A committee of the Minnesota Senate is meeting to vote on a $30,000 lawsuit settlement for an ex-aide who was fired after revelations of his affair with the majority leader. The Senate Rules and Administration Committee, made up of the chamber's most prominent...
September 30, 2013 - 8:00am
July 16, 2013
Senate steps back from brink in nominations fight
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate stepped away from the brink of a meltdown on Tuesday, clearing the way for confirmation of several of President Barack Obama's nominees long blocked by Republicans, agreeing to quick action on unnamed others and finessing a Democratic threat to overturn...
July 16, 2013 - 3:49pm
Sen. Reid says filibuster showdown may be averted
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senators moved toward resolving their feud over Republican filibusters of White House appointees on Tuesday, hoping to avoid a Senate rules change by Democrats that would worsen the partisanship already troubling the chamber.
July 16, 2013 - 11:02am
Filibuster talks flag, Senate braces for showdown
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senators prepared for a potentially rancorous day Tuesday - even by recent standards of partisan unpleasantness - as Democratic leaders threatened to change filibuster rules to stop Republicans from blocking White House nominees for top executive jobs.
July 16, 2013 - 7:15am