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Source: U.S. mortgage rates rise to highest levels in over two years
AT&T backs Time Warner merger at U.S. Senate hearing
Churches say they'll protect immigrants facing deportation
St. Cloud-based video company challenges state law on serving gay couples
Western Minn. cattlemen to serve on state association
WCT daily sports schedule
2016 Tribune Boys Basketball Previews
Boys Basketball Previews: Cards' Slagter always puts team first
Wild hold off Leafs' surge
Peterson may remain out of commission if Vikings are out of contention
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Thomas commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
May 4, 2016
Johnson High in St. Paul plans to remodel for stalls with floor-to-ceiling walls
ST. PAUL -- St. Paul Public Schools is taking a novel approach to the debate over who gets access to which restrooms. One year after making a policy change that granted transgender students and staff access to whichever restrooms and locker rooms they prefer, the district is preparing...
May 4, 2016 - 5:30am
May 3, 2016
5-year-old Minnesota girl found naked and bloody at bus stop
A school bus driver found a 5-year-old girl crying, with her face bloodied, and naked from the waist down in St. Paul on Monday, and police are...
May 3, 2016 - 4:26pm
May 2, 2016
Woman accused of trying to bring drugs into jail appears in court
OLIVIA — A woman who attempted to take cocaine, methamphetamine, a hypodermic needle and two cans of beer into the Renville County Jail using...
May 2, 2016 - 10:00pm
April 17, 2016
Many changes if state switches to primary: Minnesota Legislature and governor seem ready to make change
ST. PAUL — After more than 321,000 Minnesotans stuffed themselves into schools, churches, fire halls, snowmobile groups and Lions Clubs across the state to take part in presidential picking last month, Capitol and party leaders, as well as many voters, decided it is time for a change....
April 17, 2016 - 10:30pm
April 16, 2016
House slingshots 3-wheeled motorcycle bill
ST. PAUL — The state House says a three-wheeled vehicle like Minnesota-based Polaris produces fits in a category of its own. On a Thursday...
April 16, 2016 - 7:30am
April 2, 2016
Man fatally struck by train in St. Paul worked for railroad for 17 years
ST. PAUL -- The locomotive engineer killed in a train accident in St. Paul last weekend had worked for Canadian Pacific for about 17 years and had loved trains since he was a little boy, his sister said this week. Jeffrey Harsh, 43, was starting his shift at the rail yard and was...
April 2, 2016 - 5:30am
April 1, 2016
Dozens march against black-on-black violence
ST. PAUL — Calling for a “black truce” and an end to self-hate, about 50 people touched by violence marched in the rain Thursday evening...
April 1, 2016 - 5:30am
March 29, 2016
‘Revenge porn’ bill brings emotional response
ST. PAUL — Tears flowed as Elle Williams recounted her experience with “revenge porn.” “My testimony will never fully allow you to feel the fear I am feeling,” the 21-year-old Prior Lake woman told the Minnesota House public safety committee Tuesday while urging lawmakers...
March 29, 2016 - 11:30pm
March 16, 2016
Woman struck, killed in St. Paul crosswalk
ST. PAUL — A 24-year-old woman died Tuesday night after she and her mother were struck by an SUV while trying to cross Kellogg Boulevard near the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. The accident happened about 7:40 p.m. in wet and blustery weather on the four-lane, divided roadway....
March 16, 2016 - 11:15pm
March 15, 2016
Police investigate report of another Minnesota teacher assaulted by a student
ST. PAUL - Police are investigating another report that a student assaulted a teacher at a St. Paul high school. Teachers were breaking up a fight between two female students in a Johnson Senior High School classroom about 11 a.m. on March 4 when a male student struck one of the teachers...
March 15, 2016 - 5:30am
March 8, 2016
Dog on rampage bites four, is fatally shot by Minnesota cop
ST. PAUL - A St. Paul police officer fatally shot a dog Sunday after it bit four people and as it charged at other passersby and paramedics, according to the police department. The Rottweiler had jumped a fence in his owner’s Macalester-Groveland yard and was running nearby, near...
March 8, 2016 - 5:30am
February 25, 2016
First woman to hold rank of brigadier general in Minnesota National Guard
Air Force Col. Sandra Best will make history today when she is promoted to brigadier general, becoming the first female officer to hold such...
February 25, 2016 - 2:01pm
February 20, 2016
Biden: Stimulus bill delivers the goods
ST. PAUL -- Vice President Joe Biden, a self-described “train guy,” visited St. Paul’s Union Depot station Thursday to commemorate the...
February 20, 2016 - 12:05am
February 13, 2016
Clinton and Sanders score Minnesota records
ST. PAUL — Hillary Clinton used a 29-minute Minnesota speech Friday night to claw back from a surprisingly narrow Iowa caucus win last week...
February 13, 2016 - 12:32am
February 12, 2016
Vice Pres. Biden to visit St. Paul’s Union Depot next week
ST. PAUL — Vice President Joe Biden will stop in St. Paul next Thursday as part of his tour to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the Obama administration’s economic stimulus act. Biden will visit downtown St. Paul’s Union Depot, which received a $35 million federal grant...
February 12, 2016 - 11:06pm