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Prosecutors want police conduct expert to testify at Minnesota police officer's manslaughter trial
Minn. legislators weigh increasing penalties for blocking highways during protests
Teenager supporting veterans around Minnesota with clothing
Two vineyards challenge Minnesota grape law
Subsidy cuts could mean 'death spiral' for small airports in upper Midwest
Rubio's three FTs send Wolves past Pacers
Local Roundup: Jackson earns All-America honors
U.S. women's team settle pay dispute, avoid boycott
Gimenez hardest transition to Twins may be getting son on the bandwagon
Tonkin polishing new cutter in Twins bullpen
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Violet Gurtrude Swanson
Keith L. Sorenson
Delores A. Larson
Ethel L. Anderson
LeRoy H. Koenen
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
May 17, 2012
Commentary: Romney cannot make up his mind on Bill Clinton
WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney was against Bill Clinton before he was for him. There was Romney, campaigning Tuesday in Iowa, praising the nation's last Democratic president and casting him as far superior to the current incumbent. "Almost a generation ago, Bill Clinton announced that...
May 17, 2012 - 12:00am
May 4, 2012
Discussion on Minnesota bonding bill hits big roadblock
ST. PAUL -- A disagreement about how money should be divided between the state's two public college and university systems put the brakes on a public works funding bill minutes before Thursday night debate was to begin. Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker, said Gov. Mark Dayton threatened...
May 4, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
Tax leader wants hearing on stadium bill
ST. PAUL -- A key Minnesota state senator gave Vikings stadium supporters a dose of reality this morning in announcing she plans to slow the rapid movement of a bill to construct a new facility. Sen.
April 25, 2012 - 9:36am
New Plateaus blog: What's an attachment to the Vikings worth?
April 25, 2012 - 8:27am
April 17, 2012
Legislative committee defeats Vikings stadium bill
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota House committee voted 9-6 Monday night against a bill to build a Minnesota Vikings stadium. While a bill always can be resurrected, the vote makes it very difficult to approve a new stadium in the final days of the 2012 legislative session. Legislative leaders...
April 17, 2012 - 12:00am
March 29, 2012
Editorial: Bill on password sharing is needed
Conservatives and liberals in the Minnesota Legislature are co-sponsoring a bill to address the growing concern of the employer practice of requiring social media account passwords from potential employees. This is an important issue of privacy among potential employees, who are...
March 29, 2012 - 12:00am
March 22, 2012
HealthBeat blog: Avoiding the doctor's office
March 22, 2012 - 8:59am
March 9, 2012
Vikings stadium bill introduced
ST. PAUL - A decade-long wait ended this afternoon with the release of a bill to build a new Vikings stadium. The 70-page bill basically follows...
March 9, 2012 - 3:30pm
February 23, 2012
Letter: Misuse of the legacy fund
I applaud the West Central Tribune in its recent editorial on the misuse of legacy funds by the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton. I first learned about this tragic abuse of power by our elected officials in an article written by Doug Smith in the Star Tribune. His information...
February 23, 2012 - 12:00am
January 14, 2012
Farm bill roundtable highlights budget woes
FARGO, N.D. -- Agricultural leaders are worried the safety net for farm income will be trampled by federal budget warriors in what one official described a "sprint that's turned into a marathon" in the political effort to replace the 2008 farm bill. A roundtable this week hosted...
January 14, 2012 - 12:00am
September 24, 2011
Letters: jobs bill another scandal?
When former Pres. Nixon's operatives were caught breaking into the Watergate complex in Washington, the scandal that followed (Watergate) eventually brought down his presidency. We are now witnessing a whole raft of scandals that involve the Obama administration. One, is the fast...
September 24, 2011 - 12:00am
August 1, 2011
House approves federal debt bill, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords arrives to vote
WASHINGTON -- Emergency legislation to avoid an economy-rattling government default sped through the House tonight, a scant day before the deadline for action -- the dramatic vote made all the more memorable by Rep.
August 1, 2011 - 6:57pm
April 15, 2011
Dayton signs first budget bill
ST. PAUL -- Agriculture led the way in Minnesota's budget debate. Gov. Mark Dayton today signed a bill spending $77 million on agriculture programs for the next two years making some cuts while increasing funding for programs such as food inspections. Democrat Dayton and Republican...
April 15, 2011 - 2:28pm
April 11, 2011
Vikings stadium bills introduced today
ST. PAUL -- Legislative bills to build a football stadium and keep the Minnesota Vikings in the state for the next 40 years are being introduced today. A bill by Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, was listed early today on the Senate's daily bill introduction list and an identical one...
April 11, 2011 - 10:45am
April 6, 2011
Republicans beat back DFL tax bill efforts
ST. PAUL -- Senate Democrats tried to turn a tax bill debate into a rich-vs.-poor debate, saying a Republican-written bill was crafted to help...
April 6, 2011 - 12:00am