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Woman pleads guilty in Becker County homicide case
Fire heavily damages south Bemidji home, four dogs lost
Construction of new pumping stations for Alberta Clipper pipeline under way
Officials study trail to link Moorhead, Park Rapids
Amid cameras and cheering, Beargrease teams hit the trail
Lakers beat up on weekend opponents
Laker gymnasts prove they are No. 1 at True Team
Brady says he's moving on from distractions
Jackson wins 200th at conference tourney; Frazee wins team title
NFL, YouTube announce partnership
Laker Pride Week
Monday Matters: Everyday Red Sea
Electronic proof of insurance is OK
A journey through public art
Insta-Love: Defining your worth with God
Friends & Neighbors
Moltzan recognized as hospital trustee
Gas prices up slightly in MN, down nationally
Massage by Heather opens downtown DL
Busch joins Thrivent Financial in DL office
Life without the expense of a car
Old Timers Run set for Feb. 7
‘American Idol’ picks singers from Bemidji, Fargo
Learn about ice sports at library
Area singers advance on ‘Idol’
'American Sniper' caps off a year of mediocre movies
When visitors decide to stay
Want term limits on Congress? Good luck...
Peterson: Let Minnesota control wolf population
Letter: Speak up against abortion
Sheer panic for a chocolate shortage
37 guns, 28 sets of antlers among items seized in DNR deer poaching case
New law for 2015: AIS trailer sticker will help prevent future spread
Black-backed woodpecker is dependent on dead coniferous trees
Mentored turkey hunt registration open now
Wolf ruling could affect Minnesota livestock
Menahga baby is first this year
Growing deep winter greens
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
January 24, 2015
North Dakota tax on cigarettes could increase if bills pass
Smokers would pay more than triple the current state tax on cigarettes in North Dakota under two bipartisan bills promoted Wednesday by anti-tobacco groups and others. North Dakota’s current excise tax of 44 cents per pack is the 46th lowest in the nation and hasn’t been raised...
January 24, 2015 - 11:00am
Fight for medical marijuana fires up in ND
If you ask Rilie Morgan, it’s time for North Dakota to make medical marijuana legal. The affable silver-haired financial planner, who goes by his middle name, Ray, has neuropathy. The neurological affliction has for the past two years given the 64-year-old Fargo man constant...
January 24, 2015 - 10:30am
January 23, 2015
Fight over Sunday liquor sales continues
ST. PAUL -- Claiming new momentum for a cause that’s been a perennial loser at the Capitol, opponents of Minnesota’s law banning Sunday liquor-store sales said Thursday that they’ll push for a repeal this session. “Coming off an election cycle where this was an issue that...
January 23, 2015 - 7:22am
January 22, 2015
Top Minnesota GOP bill features business breaks
ST. PAUL -- Improving the Minnesota economy will be difficult, a representative sponsoring the Republican House's top priority says. Even so, Rep. Ron Kresha said Thursday, "there is no excuse to throw up our hands and admit defeat." The Little Falls lawmaker took members of...
January 22, 2015 - 8:53pm
Anti-abuse bill puts children first
ST. PAUL -- Hank Marotske's mother allowed her children one meal a week. "That pot of whatever she cooked had to last a week," he said. When the food ran out one time, his mother caught Marotske trying to sneak food out of a cabinet. "She threw me from the counter, across...
January 22, 2015 - 8:31am
State ignores 2007 meatpacker rights law
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota state department has not followed a law to notify meatpacking plants and workers about protections the state provides. Pointing to a bookshelf full of Minnesota laws, Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles said Wednesday, "one of them sort of got lost." The law...
January 22, 2015 - 8:26am
January 21, 2015
Obama strikes defiant tone with Republicans in big speech
President Barack Obama struck a defiant tone for his dealings with the new Republican-led Congress on Tuesday, calling on his opponents to raise...
January 21, 2015 - 9:00am
Dayton and GOP offer tax proposals
ST. PAUL -- Both Republicans and Democratic-Farmer-Laborites rolled out proposals to cut Minnesota’s taxes Tuesday, but leaders from the two parties are targeting their tax cuts at different groups. Republican lawmakers proposed to exempt seniors’ Social Security income from...
January 21, 2015 - 8:30am
January 20, 2015
Minnesota looks at new nursing home funding method
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota will do a better job caring for its senior citizens if nursing homes are paid based on their quality of care and the area's average pay, backers of a nursing home funding reform bill say. Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, and Sen. Tony Lourey, D-Kerrick, on...
January 20, 2015 - 9:10pm
Wolf ruling could affect Minnesota livestock
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans lost their ability to protect livestock and pets when a federal court ordered wolves to return to the endangered species list, a Minnesota House committee heard Tuesday. "This is one of the top issues for our members," Thom Peterson of the Minnesota Farmers'...
outdoors / DNR
January 20, 2015 - 9:06pm
Rural Minnesota groups announce funding wants
ST. PAUL -- A pair of greater Minnesota organizations seeks more than half of an expected $1 billion state budget surplus for their priorities. The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities and the Greater Minnesota Partnership announced Tuesday that their top funding requests include...
January 20, 2015 - 9:03pm
January 17, 2015
Capitol Chatter: Wisconsin Democrats drool over western neighbor
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers look longingly at North Dakota, or more accurately wish they had oil income the state to the west enjoys. Now, Steven Elbow of The Capital Times in Wisconsin says some Badger state lawmakers also look west, at Minnesota, as a good example. Minnesota...
January 17, 2015 - 1:00pm
January 16, 2015
State of rural Minnesota: poorer and more diverse
ST. PAUL -- Rural Minnesota has some striking differences with Minneapolis and St. Paul, but also some surprising similarities. For instance, north-central Minnesota's population is poorer than most of the state, with lower income and more school students on government-subsidized...
January 16, 2015 - 8:12am
January 14, 2015
Bill would remove wolf protection
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson has signed onto draft legislation that could once again remove federal protections from wolves in the Great Lakes region and Wyoming. Rep. Reid Ribble, R-Wis., has sent the draft legislation to other lawmakers looking for co-authors for the bill that would...
news / legislative
January 14, 2015 - 12:00pm
January 13, 2015
'No choice' but to raise taxes for transportation
ST. PAUL -- There is no choice but to raise taxes to improve Minnesota's transportation system, say state Senate Democrats. "I can't think of another path ... without some increase in revenue," Sen. Vicki Jenson, D-Owatonna, said Monday as she and colleagues introduced a bill that...
January 13, 2015 - 8:00am