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Regency Beauty schools close nationwide, including 5 in Minn.
Legislative forum with House candidates is Tuesday in Willmar
Invasive prairie plant found in Yellow Medicine County
Former college linebacker sues bars, attackers for injury in 2014 Mankato brawl
Anheuser-Busch to pay SEC $6 million to settle bribery charges
WCT Sports Show: Dawson-Boyd loses but bears gifts
Wildcats Preview: NLS defense chomping at the bit
Cardinals Preview: Willmar to face state's top passing attack
Tiger Woods talking at Ryder Cup, but only to team
Another crash course for new left tackle Clemmings
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
Celebrating the spirit of the landscape he loves
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
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Alec Baldwin is ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ new Donald Trump
Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Homer I. Haug
Inez L. Quigley
Mary Alice Krogfus
EJ Dionne: Clinton moves the election in her direction
Patrick Foley: Social Security not an investment
Cal Thomas: Advice for Donald Trump's second debate
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
George Will: Trump's rise reflects America's decay
October 1, 2011
Union requests meeting with American Crystal growers
October 1, 2011 - 1:08pm
August 6, 2011
Summer camp at Sibley State Park, New London, Minn.
NEW LONDON - Without a doubt, tears were shed at Sibley State Park on Friday morning. It's a ritual that goes back a few decades. Since possibly...
August 6, 2011 - 12:00am
March 31, 2011
Wis. governor halts plans to implement union law
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin judge today did what thousands of pro-union protesters and boycotting Democratic lawmakers couldn't, forcing Republican Gov.
March 31, 2011 - 12:33pm
March 15, 2011
NFL players' lawsuit hearing set
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A request by NFL players to keep the league and its teams from locking them out will be heard by a federal judge on April 6 -- the first time the two sides will be in a courtroom since the labor pact fell apart. U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson scheduled...
March 15, 2011 - 12:00am
February 25, 2011
Wisconsin Assembly passes bill taking away union rights
MADISON, Wis. -- Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly took the first significant action on their plan to strip collective bargaining rights...
February 25, 2011 - 9:46am
February 23, 2011
Commentary: Coolidge to Reagan to Walker?
When three-fourths of the Boston police department went on strike in 1919, leading to broken shop windows and looting, then-Massachusetts Gov. Calvin Coolidge called out the state militia and broke the strike. Coolidge declared, "There is no right to strike against the public safety...
February 23, 2011 - 12:16am
February 22, 2011
Commentary: Pension obesity and a feeling
In New York City, the No. 2 guy in the Fire Department retired on a pension worth $242,000 a year. In New York State, a single official holding two jobs and one pension took in $641,000. A lieutenant with the Port Authority police retired with an annual pension of $196,767, and 738...
February 22, 2011 - 12:00am
February 21, 2011
For compromise in Wisconsin, 3 GOP senators are needed
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A handful of Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin seemed to hold one of few paths to a compromise that could end a high-stakes stalemate over union rights that has captured the nation's attention. Gov. Scott Walker made clear today he won't back off his proposal...
February 21, 2011 - 12:52pm
February 18, 2011
Update 11 a.m.: Wisconsin police hunt Dem. leader, protests continue
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin State Patrol was dispatched this morning to find a Democratic state senator who fled the Capitol to delay the near-certain passage of a bill to end a half-century of collective bargaining rights for public workers, a measure that's attracted thousands...
February 18, 2011 - 10:59am
Wisconsin protesters buoyed by delay on anti-union bill
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Swelling crowds of protesters who have descended on Wisconsin's Capitol in hopes of halting a Republican effort to end a half-century of collective bargaining rights for public workers steeled themselves for a long fight, buoyed by Democrats' decision to flee...
February 18, 2011 - 9:45am
January 21, 2011
Rice Hospital nurses hold rally as mediation talks begin today
WILLMAR -- Registered nurses at Rice Memorial Hospital wore red T-shirts and held handmade signs in a show of solidarity this morning as mediation got under way between hospital management and the nurses' bargaining unit. The 220 RNs represented by the local unit of the Minnesota...
January 21, 2011 - 11:48am
December 4, 2010
Koenen receives Farmers Union Torchbearer Award
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Farmers Union gave out its Torchbearer Award at its 69th annual state convention Nov. 21. The award winners included Levi Koenen of Clara City. "In order to receive the Torchbearers' Award, you have to show dedication to the Farmers Union cause and a commitment...
December 4, 2010 - 12:00am
Kloses receive MFU Lifetime Family Achievement Award
ST. PAUL -- Bessie and George Klose of Atwater recently received the Lifetime Family Achievement Award from Minnesota Farmers Union. "For as long as I can remember, Bessie and George Klose have been dedicated Farmers Union members who have done so much for this organization," said...
December 4, 2010 - 12:00am
November 13, 2010
Policy to lead the Farmers Union convention agenda
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Farmers Union is hosting the annual state convention on Nov.
November 13, 2010 - 12:00am
August 17, 2010
AFL-CIO gives full backing to Mark Dayton
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota's AFL-CIO has thrown its support behind Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton after the group sat out the primary. The union's board cited Dayton's background as economic development commissioner and state auditor and said he was the candidate...
August 17, 2010 - 10:02am