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Mayor's budget includes increase in Willmar tax levy
Granite Falls Hospital to establish clinic next year
Judge rejects Huber's bid to dismiss murder charges
Records published Sept. 1
Families apologize after more sex abuse details surface against dead Minnesota teacher, spouse
Ridgewater volleyball team rolls to 5-0
Indians complete sweep of Twins
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar loses early lead in loss to Marshall
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
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
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
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
Nicholas J. Walter, Jr.
Alan G. Person
M. Keith Straight
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Cartoon by Ken Catalino for Sept. 1
Thomas: Trump wants an oath to America
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich for Sept. 1
Dionne: Do Trump's white men really want problems fixed?
Will: A 'slush fund' by any other name
June 21, 2016
Striking Twin Cities nurses, Allina spar over patient care during walkout
ST. PAUL -- Are patients at Allina Health hospitals in the Twin Cities getting the care they need with 4,800 nurses on strike for a week, and 1,400 replacement nurses filling in? There seemed to be little agreement on the issue Monday as the nurses’ union, the Minnesota Nurses...
June 21, 2016 - 5:30am
April 28, 2016
TSA manager says he was told to profile Somalis at Twin Cities airport
A senior manager for the Transportation Security Administration at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport said his supervisors asked...
April 28, 2016 - 5:30am
March 26, 2016
Twin Cities’ growth tops 3 million
ST. PAUL -- The Twin Cities metro is growing faster than most other areas in the Midwest, but still not as fast as Denver, Portland or Seattle....
March 26, 2016 - 5:30am
February 9, 2016
Black Lives Matter sets race protest; files lawsuit
ST. PAUL — The Twin Cities black community pressed leaders on two fronts Tuesday: promising to shut down a popular ice-racing event and suing...
February 9, 2016 - 7:42pm
July 13, 2015
Dirty air may contribute to 2,000 metro deaths a year
ST. PAUL -- Polluted air in the Twin Cities likely contributes to several thousand deaths per year, a state study estimates. The roughly 2,000 deaths include asthma, respiratory infections and heart disease that are exacerbated by ozone and tiny particles suspended in the air....
July 13, 2015 - 10:31pm
May 20, 2015
Twin Cities metro area population nears 3 million
ST. PAUL — The population of the seven-county metro area grew 4.5 percent to 2,977,455 people between 2010 and 2014, according to preliminary estimates by the Metropolitan Council. New multifamily developments drove growth in urban communities, while suburban areas experienced...
May 20, 2015 - 12:32am
March 4, 2015
Federal bust nets seven drug trafficking indictments
MINNEAPOLIS — Seven members of Minneapolis-area gangs have been indicted on federal charges of distributing crack cocaine in the Twin Cities and as far away as Fargo, North Dakota, and Duluth. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the Minneapolis Police Department and...
March 4, 2015 - 11:39pm
February 20, 2015
Anti-terror efforts in Twin Cities leave Muslim leaders wildly mixed
As Twin Cities leaders take their strategy of fighting extremist ideology to Washington this week, they have their eye on the millions of federal dollars available for such efforts. The money would support a bold mix of expanded afterschool programs, youth sports, more Somali police...
February 20, 2015 - 8:00am
January 19, 2015
Thousands of demonstrators take to the streets on MLK Day
ST. PAUL -- Protesters said they were motivated by Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy as they took to the streets of St. Paul on Monday, calling...
January 19, 2015 - 11:38pm
October 13, 2014
‘Humiliated’ Twin Cities archdiocese settles abuse lawsuit with landmark agreement
ST. PAUL -- Attorneys for sexual abuse victims stood alongside Catholic Church officials Monday in downtown St. Paul to announce the settlement...
October 13, 2014 - 11:31pm
October 5, 2014
When they’re pressed: Governor candidates would treat greater Minnesota same as Twin Cities, but different
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s two major governor candidates tend to shy away from saying they would treat greater Minnesota differently than the Twin Cities, but when Gov. Mark Dayton and Jeff Johnson are pressed, differences emerge. In Forum News Service interviews conducted as the...
October 5, 2014 - 10:25pm
June 26, 2014
Obama tries to put upbeat face on his record
With Washington bogged down in partisan gridlock, President Barack Obama came to the Twin Cities on Thursday afternoon to talk to ordinary citizens and put an upbeat face on a record that has taken a beating. He held a town hall meeting with about 350 Minnesotans in Minneapolis’...
June 26, 2014 - 11:28pm
January 23, 2014
U of M works on public safety
MINNEAPOLIS -- University of Minnesota officials say they are instituting several initiatives to promote safety on and near the Twin Cities campus. A number of recent crimes, especially dealing with smartphone and computer thefts, prompted the actions. “We are implementing...
January 23, 2014 - 10:01am
New light rail line opens in June in Twin Cities
ST. PAUL -- The Twin Cities' second light rail passenger line is due to open June 14. Metropolitan Council Chairwoman Susan Haigh announced the start date Wednesday, saying the 11-mile line from downtown Minneapolis to downtown St. Paul will help the cities. Known as...
January 23, 2014 - 6:49am
November 26, 2013
2 children rescued from St. Louis Park pond improving
ST. LOUIS PARK (AP) — At least two of the three surviving children pulled from a pond in St. Louis Park are apparently showing signs of improvement at a Twin Cities hospital. Family attorney Rick Petry says 5-year-old Amani Coleman-Guerrido and 1-year-old Aliyana Rennie have...
November 26, 2013 - 8:56am