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FALCON HEIGHTS -- The Minnesota State Fair is a place for political leaders to offer their ideas, and occasionally to suffer a few punches, at least figuratively. House Speaker Paul Thissen of Minneapolis and Tom Bakk of Cook sat at the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party booth answering softball questions from the party's communications director, but when she began taking audience questions, things changed. Farmer Dave Werner from near Montevideo delivered a speech attacking the DFL's increased taxes.
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Jessica English is a face of a newly revived effort to raise Minnesota's minimum wage. She earned minimum wage while working in rural western Minnesota, places such as Fergus Falls, Ortonville and Kerkhoven. A case worker called it the "land of the minimum wage." Now, the 35-year-old divorced mother said she faces losing custody of her four daughters, ages 6 to 15, because she earned so little, even though her finances improved a bit since moving to St. Paul.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, who is laying groundwork to seek his 13th term in Congress, said Thursday he’s unfazed by national Republicans’ early attempts to oust him from office in 2014.
Jayden Johnson sat on a park bench eating one of his favorite Minnesota State Fair foods in 96-degree heat. It was not something dipped in batter and deep-fat fried or...
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A 75-pound gray wolf wildlife experts suspect bit a 16-year-old boy Saturday at a northern Minnesota campground has tested negative for rabies, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Thursday.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers appear ready to spend money to help local governments affected by June storms, but during a Wednesday night meeting many questioned using a Sept. Archive...
FALCON HEIGHTS — The Bennett family was well prepared for searing heat at the Minnesota State Fair. The frozen grapes, plentiful water, white T-shirts, changes of clothes and extra deodorant...
Forum News Service The world’s oldest-known wild bear has died of old age in northern Minnesota at the age of 39½, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Archive...
Upper Midwest corn farmers will be watching both the thermometer and the rain gauge in the next few weeks. Their crop needs plenty of heat and moisture, and the region is coming up short on both.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Bemidji School District was named as the defendant in three lawsuits filed Wednesday in regards to alleged sexual abuse carried out by a former teacher. Archive...