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Matching ND Challenge grant to colleges, universities called a ‘resounding success’
Peoples Park skating rink is open
Officers involved in fatal shooting identified
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Otters and Lakers battle to overtime tie
Lakers win late at Alexandria 54-49
Laker gymnasts consistent in victory over Perham
Jackson wins 152-pound championship at Big Bear
Four-goal second period leads Stars over Lakers
Holy Rosary completes first Knowledge Bowl
Don’t let stress beat you
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Non-toy ideas for kids’ Christmas gifts
Grant money available for ag teachers
Friends & Neighbors
Essentia gives Wolf Lake Rescue a gift
6,600 Minnesota jobs created; rate down to 3.7%
Dept of Revenue wins improvement award
Minnesotans saving big coin with gas dip
New agent joins Jack Chiver Realty team
Variety of events planned in area
Celebrating ‘most wonderful time of the year’
Sawyer Brown bringing Christmas spirit to Shooting Star this Friday
Longest Night Music Fest set this Sunday in NYM
‘The Classic Nutcracker’ coming to NDSU’s Reineke Festival Hall
1 step forward, 2 steps back
Leave us all alone! We can’t breathe!
The limit of Minnesota Nice: Norwegian Americans rally to defeat ambassador pick
Time is right for American policy change on Cuba
Man versus the machine
Stay safe when darkhouse spearing
Innovations have changed the ice fishing industry
December is ‘the moon of popping trees’
State expands ‘fat bike’ riding opportunities
Don’t eat venison? Try these delicious recipes
From ski lessons to tubing fun, there’s lots for kids to do on the Mountain
New ski lodge is heart of Detroit Mountain Recreation Area
Making Detroit Mountain happen
Holiday Traditions 2014
Winter Laker Book 2014-15
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
December 17, 2014
7,500 turkeys die in southwest Minnesota barn fire
WORTHINGTON, Minn. - About 7,500 three-week-old turkeys were lost in a turkey farm fire near Worthington early Tuesday morning. The nearby Round Lake Fire Department was dispatched at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday to a farm owned by Tim Meyer and Jeff Barber to the fire that’s believed...
December 17, 2014 - 8:54am
December 16, 2014
Ex-governor Ventura sues HarperCollins over 'Sniper' book
Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura has sued HarperCollins Publishing, saying he was defamed in passage from a book it put out from an ex-Navy SEAL who claimed the two were in a bar fight. Ventura, who in July won more than $1.8 million in damages from the estate of former SEAL...
December 16, 2014 - 2:15pm
Red Wing eighth-grader dies in hunting accident
MAIDEN ROCK, Wis. - A Red Wing, Minn., youth died over the weekend of a gunshot wound that occurred while hunting in Maiden Rock in northwest Wisconsin. The incident is under investigation, according to authorities in Pierce County, Wis. Logan Hinrichs attended eighth grade...
news / accidents
December 16, 2014 - 9:09am
MNsure extends enrollment deadline to Saturday
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans will have an extra five days to shop for coverage effective Jan. 1 on the state’s health insurance exchange. MNsure announced Monday it has extended its enrollment deadline to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday as a response to market timing changes. Monday was the...
December 16, 2014 - 7:55am
December 15, 2014
State urged to rethink handling of child abuse
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s leans too heavily on family engagement and support in response to reports of child abuse and not enough on investigation and child safety, a state task force said Friday. The task force, which was created after the death of a Minnesota boy who had been...
December 15, 2014 - 10:22am
Will Minnesota challenge federal officials over drones?
ST. PAUL -- Privacy advocates want legislators to regulate drones flying over Minnesota's landscape. "As it now stands, it is a little bit of the wild west," Jay Stanley of the American Civil Liberties Union told a Minnesota legislative meeting Friday. But it is not clear how...
December 15, 2014 - 10:12am
Groups file lawsuit for broader review of Sandpiper oil pipeline
ST. PAUL -- Two Minnesota environmental groups filed suit in state district court Friday asking for a broader environmental review for the proposed Enbridge Energy Sandpiper oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy and Friends of the...
December 15, 2014 - 10:06am
December 14, 2014
MNsure deadline: Enroll by Monday for Jan. 1 coverage
Minnesotans who want health coverage beginning Jan. 1 have until Dec. 15 at 11:59 p.m. to enroll in commercial health plans through MNsure. MNsure has shared “five things to know” to more quickly and efficiently complete the enrollment process. Don’t wait. Individuals...
December 14, 2014 - 8:00am
December 13, 2014
ND oil boom a big MN political topic
It is hard to talk long to any Minnesota official without hearing about North Dakota. The reason? Oil that is, black gold, Bakken tea. The first thing you know, old North Dakota’s a billionaire. All that money has Minnesota politicians envious and concerned. From Gov. Mark...
December 13, 2014 - 11:00am
December 12, 2014
Robbery investigated at Bagley Dollar Store
BAGLEY, Minn. - Authorities are investigating a robbery Thursday night at a Bagley business. An unidentified female got away with an undisclosed amount money from the Family Dollar Store at about 7:25 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the Clearwater County Sheriff’s...
news / crime
December 12, 2014 - 11:22am
Severe flu strain widespread in state, officials say
ST. PAUL -- The flu is beginning to show up in force in St. Paul and Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan elementary schools. And within the past week, it has moved from geographically “regional” to “widespread” across Minnesota. Minnesota Health Department epidemiologist Melissa...
December 12, 2014 - 8:30am
Attorney asking dismissal as medical cannabis case returns to court
MADISON, Minn. -- A Lac qui Parle County case in rural western Minnesota that has attracted national attention in the debate over medical cannabis returns to court next week. Angela Brown, 38, of Madison, will appear Wednesday morning in district court in Madison for a hearing...
December 12, 2014 - 8:23am
Rural Fosston house damaged by fire
FOSSTON, Minn. -- A fire that damaged a rural house near Fosston, Minn., Tuesday night has been ruled accidental, and brought an outpouring of a support for an Amish family. The fire, reported at about 7 p.m. Tuesday, started in a large second-floor bedroom after one of the boys...
December 12, 2014 - 8:22am
Cottage Grove council member denies speeding at 110 mph
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- Cottage Grove City Council member Derrick Lehrke has pleaded not guilty to careless driving and speeding, charges that stem from allegations he drove 110 mph on U.S. Highway 61. Lehrke was arraigned Thursday in Washington County District Court on the two...
news / crime
December 12, 2014 - 8:20am
December 11, 2014
Minnesotans should keep propane tanks above one-quarter full in winter
In Minnesota, being prepared for winter is always a necessity. The Minnesota Department of Commerce reminds Minnesotans who depend on propane and fuel oil for heat, to watch fuel tank levels and call your supplier before your tank goes below one quarter full. “Planning ahead...
December 11, 2014 - 1:30pm