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Trump could privatize nation's air traffic controllers
Your fleece jacket might be polluting the Mississippi River
No draft for women in $618.7 billion annual defense bill heading to Obama
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
Man facing 16 felonies for alleged kidnapping, assault of Willmar woman
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
Tough night on ice
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Cindy K Skaalerud Pasatiempo
Henry "Hank" Weseman
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Letter: Letter writer isn't from Willmar
Estrich commentary: How to get in to the next step
Letter: Does Trump want to take our rights away?
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
October 1, 2014
McFadden takes jabs at ‘partisan’ Franken defends record, Obamacare
DULUTH — Sen. Al Franken and Mike McFadden, his challenger in the race for U.S. Senate, would make a good “Odd Couple,” if their debate at the Duluth Playhouse on Wednesday was any indication. When McFadden congratulated Franken and his wife on their pending wedding anniversary...
October 1, 2014 - 11:42pm
September 28, 2014
McFadden, Franken mine for greater Minnesota votes in Senate race
ST. PAUL — The most-discussed greater Minnesota issue in the race between U.S. Sen. Al Franken and Mike McFadden, by far, is whether to allow...
September 28, 2014 - 11:41pm
June 2, 2014
Minnesota Republicans finally pick McFadden as Senate 2014 nominee
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The Republican U.S. Senate endorsement came down to money vs. party tradition.
June 2, 2014 - 6:00am
May 5, 2014
Senate unveils its bonding plan for 2014 session
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Senate will consider spending more than $1 billion on public works projects ranging from a water system to preparing...
May 5, 2014 - 11:32am
April 29, 2014
Minnesota Senate panel approves medical marijuana bill
ST. PAUL -- A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota cleared a second committee hurdle in the state Senate on Tuesday, and is scheduled for another hearing Wednesday.
April 29, 2014 - 2:15pm
April 25, 2014
Medical marijuana bill advanced by Minnesota Senate panel
ST. PAUL -- A state Senate committee advanced a bill to legalize medical marijuana on a 7-3 vote Friday morning.
April 25, 2014 - 11:29am
April 9, 2014
Senate approves $9.50 minimum wage
ST. PAUL — Supporters of raising the state minimum wage say a bill senators passed Wednesday would boost 357,000 Minnesotans’ pay. The measure that passed 35-31 would raise the wage floor to $9.50 an hour at large businesses in three years. The Democratic-controlled House is...
April 9, 2014 - 11:02pm
April 7, 2014
Senate votes to extend jobless benefits, faces divided House
WASHINGTON — The Democratic-led U.S. Senate passed a bill on Monday to restore expired jobless benefits for 2.4 million Americans who have been out of work for at least six months. President Barack Obama responded by urging the Republican-led House of Representatives to give the...
April 7, 2014 - 11:20pm
March 20, 2014
Senate GOP stops tax-cut bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers edged closer to passing millions of dollars in tax cuts today, then ran into a brick wall when Republicans rejected...
March 20, 2014 - 11:05pm
March 5, 2014
Dayton has big lead, Franken a slimmer one in poll of Minn. voters
Gov. Mark Dayton has a double-digit lead over each of his potential Republican challengers in his bid for re-election this fall, while U.S. Sen. Al Franken leads his rivals by smaller margins, according to a poll by KSTP and Survey USA. Former House GOP Minority Leader...
March 5, 2014 - 10:00am
February 4, 2014
Senate passes long-overdue farm bill and sends to president
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate gave final congressional approval on Tuesday to a farm bill, costing an estimated $956 billion over a decade, that trims food stamps for the poor, expands federal crop insurance and ends direct payments to farmers, and sent it to President Obama for...
February 4, 2014 - 11:14pm
Senate approves farm bill, president expected to sign it
WASHINGTON - The Senate gave final congressional approval on Tuesday to a nearly $1 trillion farm bill that trims food stamps for the poor, expands...
February 4, 2014 - 2:31pm
January 28, 2014
Former Sen. Charles Berg of Chokio dies
CHOKIO, Minn. — During his 30 years at the Minnesota Capitol, former state Sen. Charlie Berg was known as a maverick and one of the more colorful,...
January 28, 2014 - 9:50pm
January 7, 2014
Renewal of jobless benefits clears Senate hurdle
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A White House-backed bill to renew jobless benefits for 1.3 million Americans narrowly cleared a U.S. Senate Republican procedural roadblock on Tuesday. On a largely party-line vote of 60-37 - 60 were needed to prevail - the Democratic-led Senate agreed to...
January 7, 2014 - 11:49am
November 10, 2013
Raising minimum wage expected to be on legislative agenda
WILLMAR — When the Minnesota legislature adjourned this spring, there was a $1.75-an-hour minimum wage gap left behind that lawmakers are expected to bridge when they reconvene in February. A financial difference of less than two dollars may not seem like much, but when it comes...
November 10, 2013 - 11:10pm