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Opening eyes to danger on the road
Park Rapids woman serves up second helping of food stories with memoir
Celebrate 'National Wine Day' with themed cookies
Joyride service begins fourth season
On the rotorwings of angels: Reporter takes flight with Life Link III
Prep Softball: Gjerde does Saints' heavy lifting
Local Roundup: Area tennis players advance to 6A semifinals
Vikings still don't know if Bridgewater will ever play in NFL again
Twins' Hughes may not miss many games
Former Minnesota high school hockey star, current Penguins veteran Cullen playing Game 7 like it's his last
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
David J. Peterson
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Dionne: The wider Trump scandal
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Commentary: The genius of Roger Ailes
Letter: Give families options for early childhood education
November 21, 2011
Unions don't attend House hearing on organizing child-care providers
November 21, 2011 - 12:53pm
November 15, 2011
Dayton orders day care union vote in Minn.; GOP to sue
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton this morning ordered an election to allow child care providers to vote whether they want a union representing them. Republicans immediately said they will go to court to prevent next month's vote. Dayton said child care providers who receive state subsidies...
November 15, 2011 - 12:09pm
October 24, 2011
Labor negotiations resume today at American Crystal Sugar
October 24, 2011 - 9:07am
October 14, 2011
Workers picket at Luther Haven in Montevideo, Minn.
MONTEVIDEO -- Carrying signs and gesturing to motorists to honk in support, health care workers at Luther Haven in Montevideo conducted an informational...
October 14, 2011 - 12:00am
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