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Community steps forward to help as water recedes
From digging to grain bins, farmers face varied dangers
Tractor roll bars help save lives in most common farm accidents
Milan dedicates new Liberty Bell
Video: Moving history down the road
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Harris P. Hinderaker
William "Bill" Bradford
William R. Heitke
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Minnesota Opinion: The long wait for mental health care needs fixing
Thomas: Abolishing 'man' at Princeton
Klinger: Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Willmar dog park anniversary celebration cancelled due to high number of mosquitoes
January 17, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Does Legislature really need to do anything?
ST. PAUL — It’s a refrain often heard in the Minnesota Capitol complex: “There’s nothing we have to do this year.” The two-year state budget passed last year, so anything that happens in the legislative session starting March 8 is purely optional. There certainly are issues...
January 17, 2016 - 11:38pm
More costs: Minnesota task force proposal to expand health programs faces GOP scrutiny
ST. PAUL — A task force of health-care experts endorsed a plan to expand and reform Minnesota’s public health programs, but its bigger proposals face a doubtful future in the Republican-controlled House. The Health Care Financing Task Force backed proposals to cover undocumented...
January 17, 2016 - 11:30pm
December 30, 2015
St. Paul snow emergency violator tries to drive off tow truck
ST. PAUL -- A woman hoping to stop her car from getting towed during Wednesday’s snow emergency tried to drive it off a flatbed tow truck. Her car got snagged — literally — damaging it. A St. Paul police officer responding to the scene reported that the car was still attached...
December 30, 2015 - 10:11pm
December 14, 2015
Adele will begin her national tour in St. Paul
ST. PAUL -- Record-shattering British songstress Adele will kick off the North American leg of her highly anticipated 2016 tour with two shows, July 5 and 6, at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center. Tickets are $149.50 to $39.95 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday through Ticketmaster,...
December 14, 2015 - 11:07pm
December 10, 2015
Pedestrian fatally hit by Green Line train in St. Paul
ST. PAUL -- A woman was struck and killed by a Green Line train Thursday morning near University and Hamline avenues in St. Paul, less than a week after another train-pedestrian accident on the line. Thursday’s collision happened just after 11 a.m. at a pedestrian crossing at Albert...
December 10, 2015 - 11:03pm
St. Paul City Council to vote on denouncing Trump
ST. PAUL -- The St. Paul City Council will vote Wednesday on a resolution that condemns presidential candidate Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric and declares Trump unwelcome within the city limits. The proposed resolution is sponsored by Council Member Dai Thao, who moved to the...
December 10, 2015 - 10:57pm
December 2, 2015
Minnesota student loses ministry post over lesbian relationship
ST. PAUL – A student at Concordia University in St. Paul is demanding protections for gays and lesbians after she said her relationship with...
December 2, 2015 - 9:22am
November 26, 2015
Coleman prepares to lead delegation to Paris for climate summit
ST. PAUL — As the top executive of a Mississippi River city, Chris Coleman knows all too well how above-average snow and rainfall can upset the economy and chew through public resources, from threatening tourism to parks, river shipping and housing. The St. Paul mayor fears that...
November 26, 2015 - 11:51pm
November 11, 2015
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Honoring veterans at the Capitol Mall
The Korean War Veterans Memorial at the Capitol Mall in St. Paul features an infantryman in bronze searching for his lost unit and comrades....
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
November 5, 2015
Teacher licensing reform gets conflicting reports
By Christopher Magan St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers received conflicting reports Thursday on the progress the state Board of Teaching has made in its efforts to streamline the way teachers are licensed. Erin Doan, the board’s executive director, told...
November 5, 2015 - 11:07pm
October 29, 2015
North Dakota woman says she was held hostage, assaulted by St Paul man she met on Facebook
ST. PAUL — A 29-year-old woman took a bus from North Dakota to meet a man in St. Paul she’d met online. But the would-be relationship turned into a hostage situation during which she was repeatedly assaulted, according to charges filed this week in Ramsey County District Court. The...
October 29, 2015 - 11:18pm
October 26, 2015
Fire that killed three in South St. Paul blamed on cooking in garage
Investigators say the likely source of a fatal house fire two weeks ago in South St. Paul was the father’s cooking equipment in the garage. Soeun Sem, 60, and sons Alexander, 5, and Eric, 1, died Oct. 13 of smoke inhalation from the fire at their home at 316 11th Ave. S. The...
October 26, 2015 - 11:10pm
October 21, 2015
Dayton decries shift of oil shipments
ST. PAUL — A letter issued Tuesday by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls for an explanation behind routing changes of crude oil rail shipments. In the letter to BNSF president and CEO Carl Ice, Dayton says nearly 100,000 more people are within the 1/2 mile evacuation zone of crude...
October 21, 2015 - 11:33pm
October 16, 2015
Minnesota AG seeks protection for nursing home residents
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s attorney general is urging the federal government to enact rules that would help ensure people who are entering a nursing home don’t sign away their right to take disputes with the nursing home to court. Waiving the right to legal action is presented...
October 16, 2015 - 10:14pm
October 14, 2015
Wife, mother mourns loss of husband, two young sons
SOUTH ST. PAUL — Chanry Soeng sat in a crowded room at her uncle’s home Wednesday afternoon, fighting back tears as she spoke about the house...
October 14, 2015 - 11:15pm