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ST. PAUL — A judge says Minnesota’s online voter registration system is illegal, but senators today debate a law change to allow it.
MINNEAPOLIS — A man arrested a year ago in west central Minnesota and accused of terrorism was sentenced Monday on weapons and explosives charges. Buford “Bucky” Rogers, of Montevideo, was...
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — Defense attorney Steven Meshbesher told reporters Monday it was his decision to not have Byron Smith testify
ST. PAUL -- A state Senate committee advanced a bill to legalize medical marijuana on a 7-3 vote Friday morning.
FARGO — The South Dakota High School Activities Association is considering a proposal that would allow transgender students to participate in extracurricular activities according to their self-identified gender rather than the gender listed on their records. Meanwhile, the Minnesota State High School League is about to begin the same discussion.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — Judge Douglas Anderson denied Byron Smith’s defense attorney’s request for a mistrial in the murder case for the second time Wednesday.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. -- A Worthington woman facing 11 felony counts of animal neglect resulting in death and nine misdemeanor charges of mistreatment of animals appeared Tuesday in Nobles County District...
DULUTH -- The St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified a body found last week as that of Dale Elizabeth Gerard, a Duluth woman missing since last summer...
WADENA, Minn. -- A 16-year-old Wadena girl died Monday night from head injuries suffered in an ATV rollover. Christine Kaye Alberts was driving a Polaris Ranger south of Wadena at...
FARGO, N.D. — Dakota Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk has the right perspective on reclamation of wind power sites that are either abandoned or have outlived their usefulness. The Public Service Commission talked about the issue (recently) in the context of the possibility of having to deal with the costs of removing aging wind farms from the landscape.