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New Hope councilman followed his ‘cop instinct’ during shooting
Willmar to host second state rail plan meeting
A warm winter
State Highway 23 proposal meeting draws big crowd
NFL-Patriots' Brady has a cold, expects to be fit for Super Bowl
Former NFL players who started football young at more risk of memory problems -study
Brady might be best quarterback of Super Bowl era
NFL investigators reach out to Columbia physics department
Mercurial Lynch accepted in Seattle - Part 1
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
Believe it or not: A tree felled in Madison, Minnesota, can land in Florida
Forum Communications names Ronquist publisher of Duluth News Tribune
In surprise move, Target to pull out of Canada
Alec J. Stands
Leland A. Hanson
Elmond Donald Eugene Ekblad
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 8, 2014
Minnesota’s elderly and disabled citizens seek more state funds
ST. PAUL — Advocates for Minnesota’s elderly and disabled are back at the state Capitol asking for money on top of new funding they just...
December 8, 2014 - 10:46pm
Nine indicted on federal drug charges involving meth
MORRIS — Nine people in two states, including two people from Stevens County, have been indicted on federal drug charges for the possession and distribution of methamphetamine in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. For the last 21 months, the Stevens County Sheriff’s...
December 8, 2014 - 8:59pm
December 7, 2014
Bachmann has no plans for a quiet retirement
Washington — At a rally in front of the Capitol last week, U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachman returned to a style that, four years ago, made her a...
December 7, 2014 - 9:46pm
Winter road limits increase for central frost zone
ST. PAUL — Winter truck load increases begin today on unrestricted highways in the central frost zone, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. ehicles will be allowed to operate up to 10 percent over the standard legal maximum loads on unrestricted highways during...
December 7, 2014 - 9:28pm
December 5, 2014
Groups seek share of new money
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s $1 billion budget surplus, which some say really is not a surplus, is attracting drools from organizations thinking there may be money available. Before the “surplus” even was announced, the 5 Percent Campaign said it planned a Monday news conference...
December 5, 2014 - 10:49pm
‘Till the cows come home...
Red Wing police responded to a report of loose cattle around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Highway 61 and Plum Street. Officers corralled the six Holstein cows near the ADM processing facility, seen in the background, while the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Department contacted...
December 5, 2014 - 10:48pm
December 4, 2014
Southwest Minnesota will lack medical cannabis distribution site
MONTEVIDEO — The two companies chosen to produce medical cannabis in Minnesota will be opening eight distribution sites for patients, with...
December 4, 2014 - 10:20pm
Cottage Grove man charged with stealing front-door deliveries
STILLWATER — A Cottage Grove man complicated local residents’ Christmas shopping when he allegedly nabbed packages containing headphones...
December 4, 2014 - 9:59pm
Minnesota: $1 billion state budget surplus predicted
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators and governor will have a bit more to spend in the next two years.
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December 4, 2014 - 11:00am
December 3, 2014
Man misidentified in murder case settles with KSTP
COLD SPRING — A man who was arrested for and later cleared of killing a Minnesota police officer has reached a settlement with KSTP-TV in a defamation lawsuit over on-air statements that identified him as the officer’s killer. The lawsuit, filed in April, “has been amicably...
December 3, 2014 - 11:40pm
Minnesota to release its two-year budget forecast this morning
ST. PAUL — The wraps are about to come off a top-secret report that lays the groundwork on what likely will be a $40-billion, two-year Minnesota state budget. What is called the state “budget forecast” will be unveiled to the public at 11 a.m. today in the state Capitol, a...
December 3, 2014 - 11:38pm
December 2, 2014
Minnesota tree makes it to D.C.
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree — an 88-foot white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake — was lit Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol...
December 2, 2014 - 11:42pm
Baker elected assistant majority leader of House
ST. PAUL — Rep.-elect Dave Baker, R-Willmar, was elected Tuesday by members of the House Republican Caucus to serve as an assistant majority leader. Baker will be the lone first-term member to serve on the leadership team for the House Republican majority. The Willmar businessman...
December 2, 2014 - 11:36pm
BNSF expects to restore service stalled by Wadena derailment by Thursday
WADENA — Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railways is expected to have both tracks open by Thursday, while at least partial service resumed Tuesday, after a derailment of 32 train cars about 6:30 a.m. Monday four miles northwest of Wadena. An army of workers and heavy equipment was...
December 2, 2014 - 11:16pm
December 1, 2014
Body of missing woman found NEW ULM — The body of a New Ulm woman who has been missing for five days have been found. Karen Schroeder, 51, left her home on foot Nov. 24 and wasn't seen again. New Ulm Police say searchers found Schroeder's body Saturday in Flandrau State Park,...
December 1, 2014 - 11:34pm