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DL cop, ex-convict facing off in court: Both allege years of harassment, both seek restraining orders
Four charged in White Earth heroin investigation
WATCH: Flames engulf Perrywinkle Marketplace in Otter Tail County
Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Minnesota hero Jessie Diggins, and her mom, talk about the skier's historic golden moment
Laker gymnasts four-peat at state
Pirates end Laker season in overtime
Outside shooting leads Alex over Laker boys
Gorden a finalist for NHSACA coach of the year
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Explore Lake Life Expo scheduled for Feb 23-24
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Francis R. "Butch" Bellanger
Merlin V. Thompson
Sheena Marie Butcher
Rosemary Alice (Savig) Zurn
Thomas Wayne Block
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
A great president: I (still) like Ike
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
January 31, 2017
Cheers to GOP leaders for standing up to Trump on torture
Cheers to Republican leaders in Congress, who restored our faith in American decency by squashing any support for torture or waterboarding, as advocated by President Trump. The use of "enhanced interrogation" methods came out of the Bush administration's desire after 9/11 to hunt...
January 31, 2017 - 6:00am
January 17, 2017
Three Minnesota Democratic congressmen on ag committee
WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, the ranking member on the U.S. House agriculture committee has announced the 20 Democratic members that will serve on the committee this year. Three are from Minnesota, including Peterson. Among the main duties will be reauthorizing the...
January 17, 2017 - 9:37am
Minnesota congressman to skip Trump inauguration
MINNEAPOLIS—U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota became the latest Democratic lawmaker to announce a boycott of Donald Trump's Friday inauguration as the 45th president. "I will not celebrate a man who preaches a politics of division and hate," Ellison said via Twitter on Monday...
January 17, 2017 - 9:36am
January 10, 2017
Fargo man charged with threatening to shoot Sen. Heitkamp
FARGO—The federal police agency charged with protecting members of Congress executed a search warrant in Fargo on the morning of Tuesday, Jan....
January 10, 2017 - 2:14pm
September 7, 2016
Congress needs to act soon to protect the grid from an electromagnetic pulse
Our nation's power grid is susceptible both to solar events and to terrorist-military attacks. Hundreds of millions of lives could be wiped out by an electromagnetic pulse event—bursts of energy that can be caused by a nuclear detonation or a major solar storm. In 2014 the executive...
September 7, 2016 - 10:22am
August 6, 2016
Voters can fix what ails Congress
Today’s members of Congress are good at attacking political opponents, and not so adept at governing. But Capitol Hill has worked before, and it can do so again. Voters can make that happen by electing candidates who are willing and able to work with colleagues who don’t necessarily...
August 6, 2016 - 5:05am
June 29, 2016
U.S. Congress passes child recovery bill
A bill U.S Sen. Amy Klobuchar wrote to help recover missing and exploited children is on the presidents' desk to be signed into law. "As a former prosecutor, I know that returning missing children to thier families is one of the most important tasks law enforcement officers have,...
June 29, 2016 - 11:21am
Capitol Chatter Politicians wonder about different 2016 elections
The big question politicos discuss these days is how a Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump presidential race would affect races such as for the state Legislature. The answer, of course, is that nobody knows, especially given the fact that the two are pretty unpopular. On Minnesota Public...
June 29, 2016 - 11:00am
February 19, 2016
The missing half of Congress’ job
Every now and then, I’m asked if I miss Congress. My stock answer is that no, I don’t really miss it, but there are definitely times when I’d like to jump into a policy debate or call congressional hearings. This is one of those times.
February 19, 2016 - 5:15am
February 6, 2016
How to tell if Congress is working
There have been encouraging signs that the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill wants to make Congress function again. They’ve talked about using conference committees more, allowing a more open process for rank-and-file members, enacting separate appropriation bills rather than...
February 6, 2016 - 5:25am
November 1, 2015
Congress’ problems are deep-seated but fixable
A lot of ink is being spilled about the speakership drama in the U.S. House, the demands by members of the conservative Freedom Caucus, and the turmoil besetting the Republicans who run Capitol Hill. There is a pervasive sense in Washington that Congress has gone, at least temporarily,...
November 1, 2015 - 5:20am
October 24, 2015
U.S. dysfunction exacts a cost
Earlier this month, The Economist, the renowned British weekly, ran an editorial advocating an end to the U.S. dollar’s supremacy as the world’s chief currency. The magazine offered several economic motives and one supremely political one. “For how long,” its editors wrote,...
October 24, 2015 - 5:25am
August 8, 2015
This time was supposed to be different
The most important function Congress serves is to debate and pass the federal budget. I know — it also levies taxes, imposes or relaxes regulations, and once in a while nudges our social, economic or political order in a meaningful way. But the budget tells the government what to...
August 8, 2015 - 5:40am
June 28, 2015
We need both insiders and outsiders in Congress
Members of Congress get categorized in all sorts of ways. They’re liberal or conservative; Republican or Democrat; interested in domestic affairs or specialists in foreign policy. There’s one very important category, though, that I never hear discussed: whether a member wants...
June 28, 2015 - 5:00am
May 31, 2015
Congress says, ‘War powers? What war powers?’
A few weeks ago, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia made a small splash in the press when he took Congress to task for failing to authorize our nation’s ongoing war against Islamic militants. “The silence of Congress in the midst of this war is cowardly and shameful,” he said. “[T]his...
May 31, 2015 - 5:00am