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Minnesota state House incumbents do well in primaries
Radinovich wins DFL primary for 8th Congressional District in one nation's hottest House races
Benson voters approve $26 million school bond
Turnout for Minnesota primary election highest in 24 years
Chippewa County chooses sheriff, attorney candidates, Lac qui Parle County voters narrow field for sheriff
Huskies' bats bite Stingers
Polanco, Sano lead slumping Twins to win over Pirates
Chicago slips by Lynx at Target Center
Barr, out with undisclosed injury, says he wants to play for Vikings
Zimmer says Vikings' Waynes must 'deny the ball' to be elite
Legendary singer Aretha Franklin is 'gravely ill' in Detroit hospital, reports say
'Never Say No' is what North Dakota airman hopes singer Brandy will say to his ball invitation
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Poster, raffle art unveiling prelude to September festival
Hollywood blockbusters will get more love at next Oscar awards
Trump's Walk of Fame star: The West Hollywood City Council wants it permanently removed
Thomas: The Matrix at 20
A champion among tutors: Clara City native a male role model for preschoolers
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Walz, Johnson win governor primaries; to face off in fall
February 23, 2018
Teachers in West Virginia strike in push for better wages, closing all public schools
Teachers across West Virginia walked off the job Thursday amid a dispute over pay and benefits, causing more than 277,000 public school students to miss classes as educators swarmed the state Capitol in Charleston to protest. All 55 counties in the state closed schools during Thursday's...
February 23, 2018 - 6:28am
January 24, 2018
Strike on Islamic State killed up to 150 militants, US military says
U.S. forces conducted a series of strikes in far eastern Syria that killed as many as 150 suspected Islamic State militants, the U.S. military...
January 24, 2018 - 3:26pm
June 28, 2017
Russia says will respond 'with dignity' if USA mounts Syria strike
KRASNODAR, Russia - Russia will respond "in proportion" if the United States takes military action to prevent what it says could be a chemical...
June 28, 2017 - 1:52pm
February 9, 2017
'Willmar 8' exhibit open at The Barn
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Historical Society will bring a new full-size exhibit highlighting the local story of "The Willmar 8"...
February 9, 2017 - 3:44pm
October 26, 2016
Dayton fails to visit all 87 counties in 86 days
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton announced in January that he would travel to all 87 Minnesota counties this summer and fall in 86 days. The...
October 26, 2016 - 8:52pm
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 30, 2016
Western Minn. company with workers on strike says it will close
MORRIS (Forum News Service) — Aaron Carlson Corporation, whose carpenters have been on strike since April 11, will be closing its Morris location, the company said in a news release sent late Friday afternoon. The company, which has been making custom woodworking in the state for...
April 30, 2016 - 12:52am
April 13, 2016
Workers at western Minnesota cabinet making company go on strike
MORRIS -- A group of employees at Aaron Carlson Woodwork in Morris in western Minnesota are on strike, protesting what they say are unfair labor...
April 13, 2016 - 5:30am
February 15, 2016
Janitors union set to strike Wednesday
MINNEAPOLIS — A Twin Cities union representing 4,000 janitors is preparing to go on strike Wednesday. A Sunday deadline for a new contract passed, prompting the Service Employees International Union Local 26 to announce members will walk off the job on Wednesday. A rally is being...
February 15, 2016 - 11:18pm
Minnesota Orchestra lockout ends; new contract ratified
MINNEAPOLIS -- After a bitter lockout that lasted more than 15 months, the Minnesota Orchestra’s management and musicians agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement Tuesday. It will put the musicians back to work, with performances set to resume at Minneapolis’ Orchestra...
January 15, 2014 - 7:00am
September 23, 2013
Homeless man found dead Sunday on Bemidji street
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A 54-year-old Bemidji man was killed early Sunday morning when he was struck by a vehicle at the 800 block of Paul Bunyan Drive South, which runs between Lake Bemidji and Lake Irving. Police responded to the accident at 4:48 a.m. Sunday and found Andrew Willard...
September 23, 2013 - 10:53am
August 29, 2013
U.S. fast-food workers plan nationwide strikes over wages
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fast-food workers across the United States are expected to stage their largest strike to date on Thursday in an almost year-long...
August 29, 2013 - 7:31am
May 14, 2011
Willmar to host emergency preparedness conference
WILLMAR -- Willmar will be the host next week for the annual conference of the Southwest Emergency Preparedness Team. The conference will take place Wednesday through Friday at the Holiday Inn and Willmar Conference Center and will include Dr. Edward Ehlinger, commissioner of the...
May 14, 2011 - 12:00am
May 4, 2010
Car kills man mowing his lawn in Rothsay
ROTHSAY, Minn. - A car struck and killed a man mowing his lawn here Monday. The accident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. when a vehicle driven by a juvenile left the road on Center Avenue and hit a person on his lawn, according to a news release from the Wilkin County Sheriff's Office. The...
May 4, 2010 - 8:11am