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Trump to sign order on Tuesday easing energy regulations
Lake Superior lighthouse to be restored
Faith, forgiveness help Minnesota parents deal with daughter's death at hands of drunk driver
Zoo in Minnesota to raise two more rare snow leopards
Girls on flight to Minneapolis barred for wearing leggings without dresses
Girls Basketball: Oman a Class AA All-State first-teamer
Local Roundup: Warrior softball team opens season in crossover
Inspired by grandfather, Taylor Rogers just keeps taking the ball for Minnesota Twins
NCAA Tournament: Maye lifts Tar Heels to Final Four
Among fresh faces, Tar Heels make it to Final Four in win over Kentucky
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
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
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January 26, 2017
Compromise reached to provide health insurance premium relief in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers are about to approve relief for 120,000 Minnesotans facing skyrocketing health insurance premiums. Both chambers of the state Legislature are likely to pass the relief bill Thursday, after a joint committee of lawmakers approved a compromise Wednesday...
January 26, 2017 - 7:27am
January 24, 2017
Dayton wants 10 percent budget hike
ST. PAUL — Raising Minnesota's next two-year budget nearly 10 percent is Gov. Mark Dayton's ask. "We must wisely invest and use our resources,"...
January 24, 2017 - 10:55pm
Dayton proposes 'public option' for health insurance
ST. PAUL—A new form of health insurance could be available next year to Minnesotans in the individual health insurance market if a proposal...
January 24, 2017 - 10:45pm
Dayton budget plan highlights
ST. PAUL — Here are some key areas of increased spending Gov. Mark Dayton wants in Minnesota's two-year budget that begins July 1: • $609 million for kindergarten-through-high school education programs. • $75 million to expand voluntary pre-kindergarten classes. • $84...
January 24, 2017 - 10:35pm
Update: Gov. Dayton announces he has prostate cancer, intends to complete his second term
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, who fainted Monday night during his State of the State speech, revealed Tuesday, Jan. 24, that he was...
January 24, 2017 - 12:27pm
Dayton speech calls for health insurance action
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Mark Dayton has a prescription for a new type of health insurance. Ironically, he was just getting into the issue...
January 24, 2017 - 10:07am
January 23, 2017
Dayton collapses, then walks with aid after speech
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed during his State of the State speech Monday night, Jan. 23, but after a few minutes walked...
January 23, 2017 - 10:58pm
Dayton collapses during State of State speech
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed during his State of the State speech Monday night, Jan. 23, getting up and walking away...
January 23, 2017 - 8:13pm
Every trick in the (Face)book
DETROIT LAKES—As communication increases with technology, scams are evolving, increasing in magnitude and allowing con artists to work...
January 23, 2017 - 10:00am
January 22, 2017
Nearly 100,000 join Women's March in St. Paul as crowd estimate moves up
ST. PAUL —An estimated 90,000 to 100,000 people — nearly five times the expected number — formed a blocks-long protest from...
January 22, 2017 - 9:18am
Two people rescued from Alexandria area lake after utility vehicle falls through ice
ALEXANDRIA—A 4-year-old girl and a 34-year-old man were rescued from Lake Ida about 10 miles north of Alexandria after the Arctic Cat...
January 22, 2017 - 9:18am
January 21, 2017
Two injured as transit bus crashes into Twin Cities house
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. - Two people were injured and a house was significantly damaged when a bus crashed into a house in Columbia Heights late Friday afternoon. Fire Chief Gary Gorman said the owner of the house was sitting in his living room around 5 p.m. Friday when the Anoka...
January 21, 2017 - 3:18pm
Wertish elected Farmers Union president
ST. PAUL – Gary Wertish, a farmer from Renville, has been elected the 10th president of the Minnesota Farmers Union. The special election was held Saturday, as the Union voted on who would replace former president Doug Peterson. “Today marks a new era within the Farmers Union...
January 21, 2017 - 2:05pm
January 20, 2017
Lake Superior sea caves opening looking 'less likely'
LAKE SUPERIOR—The popular, ice-coated Apostle Islands sea caves won't be opening anytime in the near future, officials say. "For all those...
January 20, 2017 - 10:37am
In MN, farmers urge ag property tax credit and fix to school funding
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — With voters in the Worthington Public School District voting overwhelmingly against a $79 million facilities bond referendum just months ago, it seemed fitting that Lt. Gov. Tina Smith would visit Thursday to garner support for an agriculture property tax...
January 20, 2017 - 9:31am