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Two defensive tackles became NFL players Thursday night, but Minnesota’s Ra’Shede Hageman was not one of them. The Gophers’ 2013 most valuable player was projected by many top scouts to become the program’s first, first-round pick since the New England Patriots selected tailback Laurence Maroney in 2006.
BRAINERD — After waiting out what seemed to be a never-ending winter, open-water walleye and northern pike fishing is back. Unlike last year, the threat of ice on lakes won’t be a problem in central Minnesota. Aside from some reports of floating ice, Brainerd-area lakes appear to be wide open heading into Saturday’s fishing opener.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House takes up medical marijuana today in what could be a debate lasting well into the night while pieces fall into place on tax and spending bills as the Minnesota Legislature nears the end of its 2014 session.
BRAINERD — Central Minnesota’s most popular fishing lakes have plenty of open water for Saturday’s walleye and northern pike opener, and the forecast is calling for mild temperatures. But will there be bait for the average angler?
ST. PAUL — Farmers, homeowners, renters and businesses would share $103 million in a second round of Minnesota tax cuts after negotiators worked out a compromise that is expected to pass the Legislature next week.
ST. PAUL — Local Minnesota governments could allow motorists to take traffic courses instead of receiving tickets under an amendment folded into an overall transportation bill Wednesday. Sen. Matt Schmit,...
ST. PAUL — New Minnesota mothers would more likely keep their jobs under the Women’s Economic Security Act, its supporters say.
COOPERSTOWN, N.D. – A 3-year-old boy missing for nearly six hours Monday night was discovered safe after an hours-long air, foot, bloodhound, horseback and ATV search, thanks in part to...
WAHPETON, N.D. – Scupper the golden retriever stood alert on the bow of a flat-bottom boat Tuesday afternoon on the Wild Rice River. He was trying to pick up a scent, but a stiff breeze complicated his efforts.
MOORHEAD – Who let the dog out?