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Super Bill: Weighing the cost of a Super Bowl trip
Downtown St. Paul is safe, police say as gang ‘enforcer’ is arrested in skyway assault
Duluth graduate trying to cook his way to the Super Bowl
State bill would require parents talk to doctor before kids skip vaccinations
Records published Jan. 31
Super Blues Sunday: For 38 years the Vikings have failed to make it back to football's greatest stage
Shorts, slippers, S Chancellor on field Saturday
Seahawks-Patriots an intriguing chess match
Seahawks "LOB" leads second Lombardi chase
Woods misses cut at Phoenix after carding career-worst 82
Live blog: Golden Globe Awards tonight via Wctrib.com
‘Birdman’ wins top honor from actors in march toward Oscars
'Birdman,' 'Budapest Hotel' lead Oscar nominations
Forum Communications names Ronquist publisher of Duluth News Tribune
In surprise move, Target to pull out of Canada
Janna L. Borchardt
Rebecca "Becky" Baker-Coulter
Darwin K. "Dar" Forkrud
Imogene Karen Lothert
Myrtle L. Lawler
Taste: A little home comfort
Huseby — Schwaegerl
Arends — Fettig
Tanico — Gunvalson
Brink — Kubesh
Facing a GOP-led House, Dayton still decides to play hardball with his priorities
Midwest Opinion: The nickname key: What’s best for UND?
Letter: Upper Midwest takes good care of veterans
Midwest Opinion: Affront to common sense to regulate Duluth’s seed library as dealer
Midwest Opinion: DNR finds retention alone can’t provide flood protection in Fargo-Moorhead
December 30, 2014
Dayton focuses on education, transportation
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton plans to focus on education and transportation funding when the Minnesota Legislature opens next week, but said he welcomes anyone “to knock on the door” and offer suggestions for what else should be accomplished. “I’m open to anything,” the...
December 30, 2014 - 9:57pm
December 28, 2014
Legislative notebook: Broadband answers vary broadly
ST. PAUL — Most accounts indicate that rural Minnesotans demand better high-speed Internet service, but lawmakers who represent them are split on the issue. Some rural lawmakers make it a priority for the state to help fund expanding high-speed Internet, known as broadband, to...
December 28, 2014 - 9:12pm
GOP could change with Republican House control
ST. PAUL — Rep. Steve Drazkowski is a firebrand for his strong right-wing speeches in the Minnesota House, mostly encouraging government to get out of people’s lives. While not personal, the Mazeppa Republican’s speeches are tough and, at times, controversial. Or at least...
December 28, 2014 - 7:34pm
December 26, 2014
Council member in fatal chase was ‘great’ public servant
FERGUS FALLS, — The high speed chase that left a Fergus Falls City Council member and Minnesota State University Moorhead instructor dead seems out of a character for the man, according to those who served with him. Mayor Hal Leland said Tim Rundquist, 52, who began his term in...
December 26, 2014 - 6:02pm
December 25, 2014
Used ag equipment values bounce back
MOORHEAD — An auction is a snapshot of how people are feeling, said Greg Peterson, known as Machinery Pete, who has been tracking auction prices on farm and construction equipment since 1989. And the prices of some used ag equipment dropped significantly from mid-August through...
December 25, 2014 - 11:57pm
Rural legislators prioritize care for the elderly, disabled
ST. PAUL — The top priority for many rural Minnesota legislators is to improve state funding sent to elderly and disabled care programs. House...
December 25, 2014 - 11:55pm
Early start to flu season results in third death in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Health said a third young person has died of influenza as the flu season hits early and hard. The Health Department confirmed the death Wednesday in detailing flu activity around the state during the past week. State infectious disease director...
December 25, 2014 - 11:46pm
December 24, 2014
Weather mild, a little snowy for Christmas
Weather for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day is forecast to be a bit gloomy in west central Minnesota with a little snow. There’s a chance of freezing drizzle followed by fog on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day brings a chance of snow and sleet in the morning and a chance of...
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December 24, 2014 - 12:30pm
December 23, 2014
Republicans prepare new rural agenda
ST. PAUL — Republicans who will control the Minnesota House the next two years make it abundantly clear they will focus on rural Minnesota...
December 23, 2014 - 11:09pm
Lower prices will please propane users
Minnesotans who heat their homes with propane may find the next few months a lot easier on their budgets than last winter, when a tight supply and high demand sent prices surging. Since January, when propane sold for a stratospheric $4.61 a gallon in Minnesota, the price has dropped...
December 23, 2014 - 10:59pm
December 22, 2014
Cameras see more than skin deep
WILLMAR –– Like a relationship that looks OK on the outside but is deeply troubled under the surface, the physical bruises of victims of domestic violence may also be difficult to see. Without evidence of abuse, perpetrators can go uncharged and victims remain at risk. But a...
December 22, 2014 - 10:30pm
Norovirus strikes Minnesota
Norovirus has been hitting Minnesota hard this winter, with about 40 outbreaks reported to the Minnesota Department of Health since the beginning of November. The outbreaks have occurred in a variety of settings, such as restaurants, schools, nursing homes and private gatherings,...
December 22, 2014 - 10:27pm
Montevideo Police hope to solve year-old murder case
MONTEVIDEO — Today is the one year anniversary of a homicide in Montevideo that remains unsolved, although authorities remain hopeful of resolving the case. It was on this date around 10:15 p.m. that Montevideo Police found the body of Thomas Dickson, 64, in his upstairs apartment...
December 22, 2014 - 10:26pm
Daudt prepares to lead Minnesota House
ST. PAUL — Memories of 2011 remain fresh for Mark Dayton. That was when Dayton, Minnesota’s Democratic governor, faced a conservative Republican...
December 22, 2014 - 10:22pm
December 10, 2014
Energy leaders hope polar vortex stays north
ST. PAUL — Minnesota is one polar vortex away from a winter energy crisis. With a warm-up predicted for coming days, bitter cold may be a memory, but experts say propane and wood for heating and coal for generating electricity could be in short supply if this winter begins to look...
December 10, 2014 - 11:06pm