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DL man gets 33 months for burglary
Woman sentenced for meth sale
ND native, husband living in Minnesota die during fishing accident in Iceland
Twin Cities man sentenced to 25 years for producing child porn
Vergas man sentenced for choking girlfriend
Lakers, Herzog dominate only home meet of the season
Kirchner blanks Flyers in 8AAA opener
Heden takes main event at No Mercy VIII
Hornets pick up 10th win
DL tennis advances to semis, falls to top-seeded Prowlers
Minnesota artist provides artwork for new state license plate honoring fallen officers
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
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
friends & neighbors
Spicer Castle to close
'A pretty powerful thing': Sanford rolling out new genetic test in primary care clinics
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Get those motors running: Eagles' 3rd annual 'Leather Up for Lupus' charity ride is Saturday
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
In 'Tomorrow,' it's a dog's life... literally
Locals who love jazz: F-M Kicks explore big-band sound in spring concert
'The Wild Inside' will make you howl
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Donald & Kathleen (King) Coder
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Betty Jean Wilson
Darla Kay Soholt
Donald L. Askelson
Going solo on Iran nuclear agreement
Opinion: Buffer tax credit is both sensible and deserved
Rescissions bill is a smokescreen
Approve funding for Minnesota facilities
Some things you don't brag about
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
A busy opener in the lakes area
Turkey decoys attract surprise visitors
The nighttime sounds of frogs and toads
Be kind and help out at lake accesses
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
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
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
June 13, 2017
Young Americans turning away from democracy?
Politics can be messy, but not because it's tainted or morally bankrupt. It's messy because it often reflects deep-seated disagreements that are hard to resolve, with merit on both sides. I've had a number of conversations recently that convince me our country is divided into two...
June 13, 2017 - 10:00am
May 11, 2017
Big problems with GOP healthcare plan
The new Republican repeal and replace plan that passed in the House of Representatives is very similar to the former plan that did not pass. It still includes a tax cut of approximately $880 billion for the rich, for the insurance companies and for the medical device companies.
May 11, 2017 - 9:31am
April 13, 2017
Minnesota's 7th District Congressman Collin Peterson appearing on live broadcast "Your Legislators" tonight
Western Minnesota's 7th District Congressman Collin Peterson is scheduled to be the guest on the live broadcast "Your Legislators" on April 13 at 8:00 p.m. on many public television stations across the state. The program will also be available for viewing via Facebook Live on the...
April 13, 2017 - 11:46am
February 22, 2017
Just do it: Klobuchar, Grassley, McCain urge new HHS secretary to consider importation of prescription drugs from Canada
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has introduced multiple bills to address the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs, including bipartisan legislation with Senator John McCain to allow for the safe important of prescription drugs from Canada Today, Klobuchar (D-MN), Chuck Grassley (R-IA),...
February 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
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