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Learning Native foods, farming techniques
DL man sentenced for threatening cop
Proposed hotel project meets opposition
Camp dedicated to military kids
Caffeinated high: Triple Espresso to perform at club fundraiser
DL advances to 8AAA basketball section final
Four Laker individuals and three relays advance to 5A swimming finals
Laker girls awarded home court playoff game after season-finale win in Crosby
Huwe to wrestle for state heavyweight title
Bombers advance with win over NCW
Park Hotel was first hotel on corner
Turning back the pages
Learn more about Babe
Friday Matters: Everyday Christian
Thursday Matters: Everyday Redemption
Friends & Neighbors
Gas prices up again in Minnesota, nation
Marco Inc. purchases IT company, Solbrekk
Manufacturers to meet, talk exporting
Credit Union branch opening in DL location
Helping loved ones retire
Knights of Columbus to hold fish fry
Wood, Stoddard to play in NYM Saturday
Honor local physicians on Doctor’s Day, March 30
Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s unique sound has brought long-lived success
Easton Corbin plays Shooting Star this Friday
Resolve debate over oil conditioning vs. stabilizing
Workforce housing key to economic growth
Do your part to stop pest, AIS invasions
Letter: Congress should protect Minnesota’s waterways
Today is a goner and not worth haggling over
The wildlife of MN: The pileated woodpecker
Now is a good time to prep for open water season
The European starling is a transplant to North America
Ice house removal dates here
Take a trip for early open water fishing
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
January 24, 2015
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