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Rep. Peterson, legislators Baker and Lang discuss various issues
Smoke in the air ...
Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote
Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal
Bill O'Reilly to Return With Podcast on Monday
After another disappointing postseason, what's next for the Wild?
Vikings: Plenty of draft options at RB, including Joe Mixon teammate Samaje Perine
Prep Baseball & Softball: Card baseball team falls to Big Lake
Local Roundup: CCS' Reid edges Cards' Hauser
Ibarra scores in Minnesota's win over Colorado
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Jackalee 'Jackie' Peterson
Dennis R. Erdman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
March 1, 2011
Wis. governor to outline ultimate intentions in budget
MADISON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's explosive proposal to take nearly all collective bargaining rights away from most public workers represents just one piece of his vision for the state's future.
March 1, 2011 - 9:26am
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
Commentary: Walker shows fiscal seriousness, Dems show they are government
MADISON, Wis. -- Hitherto, when this university town and seat of state government applauded itself as "the Athens of the Midwest," the sobriquet suggested kinship with the cultural glories of ancient Greece. Now, however, Madison resembles contemporary Athens. This capital has been...
February 23, 2011 - 12:14am
February 22, 2011
Wisconsin governor warns of layoff notices
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker warned today that state employees could start receiving layoff notices as early as next week if a bill eliminating most collective bargaining rights isn't passed soon. Walker said in a statement to The Associated Press that the layoffs...
February 22, 2011 - 12:30pm
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 4:20 p.m.: Wisconsin Democrats could stay away for weeks
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democrats on the run in Wisconsin avoided state troopers Friday and threatened to stay in hiding for weeks, potentially paralyzing a state government they no longer control. The party's stand against balancing the state's budget by cutting the pay, benefits...
February 18, 2011 - 4:20pm
December 13, 2010
Wisconsin blizzard deaths: man dies beneath roof collapse, another struck by snowplow
HUDSON, Wis. - St. Croix County recorded two deaths Saturday tied to heavy snowfall in western Wisconsin. An elderly Woodville man was killed when he was struck by a municipal plow and a rural Hudson man died after the roof of a livestock shelter collapsed, pinning him beneath. Clifford...
December 13, 2010 - 10:22am
December 8, 2010
Superior rejects ban on fast food toys
SUPERIOR -- Kids can still get their Hello Kitty watches and Transformer action figures with their Happy Meal. Councilors decided Tuesday night that they weren't going to toy with an ordinance that would ban free trinkets given away in children's fast food meals. The council voted...
December 8, 2010 - 11:00am
November 29, 2010
Stanford, Wisconsin, Oklahoma are big BCS winners
NEW YORK -- Stanford was the big winner in the latest BCS standings. The Cardinal, along with Wisconsin, all but locked up bids to the Bowl Championship Series, and Oklahoma earned a spot in the Big 12 title game by outpointing Oklahoma State and Texas A&M on Sunday. Auburn and...
November 29, 2010 - 10:21am
October 11, 2010
Gophers chopped down by Badgers in battle for 'Axe'
By Colin Fly, AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. -- John Clay ran for three touchdowns and freshman James White added two more to lead No.
October 11, 2010 - 12:00am
October 4, 2010
Settlement reached in Wis. ride accident
MILWAUKEE -- The lawyer for a 13-year-old Florida girl who was seriously injured when she fell about 100 feet to the ground from an amusement park ride said Friday that they have reached a settlement with the park. Stuart Grossman, an attorney for Teagan Marti, said Friday that a...
October 4, 2010 - 6:41am
September 7, 2010
Wisconsin man drowns after falling out of fishing boat on Chippewa River
ALMA, Wis. - A 53-year-old Wisconsin man drowned Saturday in the Tiffany Wildlife Refuge near here. Lawrence Ellenberger of Maiden Rock drowned at about 5:30 p.m. after he fell into the backwaters of the refuge about a half-mile south of the Chippewa River. Buffalo County Sheriff...
September 7, 2010 - 10:54am
August 18, 2010
Sweat-stinking driver in Wis gets a change warning
BROOKFIELD, Wis. - It wasn't a cell phone call or text message that distracted this driver. It was his uncomfortable, sweaty clothes after spending a sweltering day at the Wisconsin State Fair. Police pulled the 54-year-old man over in the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield Aug. 13...
August 18, 2010 - 2:05pm
August 9, 2010
Wis. preemie better after born on folks' wedding day
RACINE, Wis. - A Racine couple is happy to see their six-week-old son's health improve after he was born three months premature - on their wedding day. The Journal Times in Racine reports Tiffany King was six months pregnant on June 26 as she and her maid of honor prepared for her...
August 9, 2010 - 8:33am