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A Q&A with new Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Anne McKeig
WHS Marching Trojans claim Tri-State Band Festival Parade Sweepstakes, People’s Choice
SMAC grants enable regional arts efforts
Dakota Access Pipeline brings high stakes, high profile to North Dakota
Jacob Wetterling memorial: ‘Our love for you will never die’
Prep football: Adrian hands MCC first loss
Prep football: Sibley-Ocheyedan swarms over Unity
Prep football: Trojans move to 3-1 with victory over Tri-City United
Prep soccer: WHS boys win 4-2; girls lose a tough one
College football: Bluejays to rely on defense against Dakota College
Column: District 518 offers PASS classes to connect with, inform families
Column: Cut out this column if you like cutting the grass
Column: Vote for Trump helps undo climate change progress
Column: Trump's new hotel offers everything he claims to hate
Letter: ‘Feelings and emotion’ as a birthday nears
Douglas R. Geertsema
Norma J. Janssen
Patricia Marie Adelmann (Janssen)
Bosmas add barn quilt to their northwest Iowa property
Column: Shaking Up the Sanctuary
Looking Back: 1991 -- Perkins family receives conservation honor
Column: Robert Kennedy’s visit to city brought unprecedented excitement
School of Prayer event is Oct. 7-8
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Bakker 50th anniversary
De Berg 80th birthday
Gerber 95th birthday
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Notice of Public Hearing
School Board Minutes for August
Data: Sept. 23, 2016
July 26, 2016
Franken mocks Trump in opening night DNC remarks
PHILADELPHIA -- He was back in his old "Saturday Night Live" satirist mode Monday evening as he addressed a national TV audience. “I’m Al Franken, Minnesotan, senator and world-renowned expert on right-wing megalomaniacs: Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly and now Donald Trump,”...
July 26, 2016 - 6:31am
July 25, 2016
Minnesotans headed to the Democratic convention together, but not yet united
Minnesotans headed to the Democratic convention together, but not yet united By Rachel E. Stassen-Berger St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL -- A month before the Democratic National Convention, after the numbers made it clear Bernie Sanders would not be the party’s presidential...
July 25, 2016 - 6:12am
July 24, 2016
At site of Humphrey’s great speech, Minnesota Dems hope to see history made again
PHILADELPHIA -- At the last Democratic National Convention held in Philadelphia in 1948, the Minnesota delegation was headed by a young, little-known Minneapolis mayor named Hubert Humphrey, who gave what is widely regarded as one of the greatest speeches in American political history....
July 24, 2016 - 8:51pm
July 22, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Smith opens climate change office
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's lieutenant governor has launched a state office that could draw Republican scorn. The Office of Enterprise Sustainability is designed to combat climate change, which many in the GOP deny is a problem. The new office is to provide agencies assistance to reduce...
July 22, 2016 - 9:22pm
July 19, 2016
Minnesota Republicans want to unite
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Minnesota's Republican national convention delegates hope the party can unite before the November election, but many are not certain. "We want to come together," Mandy Heffron of Little Falls said, emphasizing "want," in a Tuesday telephone interview. As a delegate...
July 19, 2016 - 9:16pm
July 18, 2016
In Minnesota, Clinton talks education, bashes Trump
MINNEAPOLIS -- Republicans kicked off their national convention in Cleveland this week by attacking Hillary Clinton as entitled and wrong for the country. In a Minnesota visit Monday, the Democratic presidential candidate fired back. Clinton flew into Minneapolis to speak to the national...
July 18, 2016 - 9:32pm
Franken pushes bills to help rural health
ST. PAUL -- Rural Minnesota needs medical healing, and U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he has part of a cure. The Minnesota Democrat said Monday that he is pushing three bills to help bring better medical services to rural areas: -- One would provide more ways to get to health-care services,...
July 18, 2016 - 8:48pm
July 17, 2016
Minnesota’s delegates heading to Republican convention with mixed feelings
CLEVELAND -- Minnesota Republicans headed to this week’s national party convention in Cleveland are feeling a mixture of excitement and anxiety. Many state delegates were eager to partake in the glitz and glamour expected to accompany the nomination of Donald Trump, the former reality...
July 17, 2016 - 8:50pm
July 15, 2016
Governor, leaders say they are near special session deal
ST. PAUL -- A special Minnesota legislative session to approve tax cuts, transportation projects and public works construction could happen in a month, but the governor and key legislators are not quite ready to promise that. After meeting two hours in private, Democratic Gov. Mark...
July 15, 2016 - 9:24pm
July 10, 2016
Dayton navigates politics, protests in Castile shooting
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton had been up for hours, listening to the protesters outside his St. Paul residence. In the predawn hours Thursday, as news of a St. Anthony police officer’s shooting of Philando Castile filtered out, hundreds gathered on the Summit Avenue curb...
July 10, 2016 - 5:10pm
July 1, 2016
Dayton says serving troops high point of Croatia trip
DOMOBRANSKA, Croatia -- Gov. Mark Dayton, on his second day of a visit to Croatia to celebrate a military partnership between Minnesota and the Balkan country, said Friday that the highlight of the trip was his chance to serve steaks to troops. Members of Serving Our Troops, a 12-year-old...
July 1, 2016 - 9:53pm
Capital Chatter: Farm groups back new GMO bill
ST. PAUL -- Farm organizations are happy that the U.S. Senate may be about to pass a bill taking away states' rights to demand that food labels tell consumers if the item has been genetically modified. A bill could be in front of senators as soon as they return from the July 4 holiday...
July 1, 2016 - 9:21pm
June 27, 2016
Franken's staff in Worthington today
WORTHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s staff will be in Worthington today to meet with officials from across the area to discuss the current state of the region’s infrastructure, including roads, bridges, water systems and broadband services. The meeting is scheduled to begin at...
June 27, 2016 - 9:07pm
June 26, 2016
Numbers add up to a very partisan Minnesota House
ST. PAUL -- State Rep. Rod Hamilton has built a reputation for doing something unusual in Minnesota’s divided Legislature: crossing party lines. Although he more often than not votes with his Republican colleagues, the Mountain Lake legislator can tick off high-profile votes where...
June 26, 2016 - 9:11pm
June 21, 2016
Heitkamp supports bill to keep suspected terrorists from buying guns, explosives
WASHINGTON --Bipartisan legislation is the only way Congress will be able to pass a law that will keep guns and explosives out of the hands of terrorists, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said Tuesday. But the proposal she supports faces opposition from lawmakers who say it could violate...
June 21, 2016 - 10:38pm