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Chamber Singers to ring “The Bells of Christmas” at 2 p.m. Sunday
Time is of the essence
Fulda lights up the night
Luverne hockey tops Orono, S-O wrestlers take Okoboji Invite
Boys hockey: LSHSPTCUC score one for each letter in win over Trojans
Minnesota West basketball: Men pick up first win, women keep rolling
WHS basketball: Girls, boys sweep Windom Area on road
Boys basketball: MLA rallies
Column: Stepping out in faith
Column: After a mere 25 years, the triumph of the West is over
Column: The election really was rigged
Column: The post-truth era of politics
Column: Enrichment opportunities abound in 2017
Geneva J. Strolz
Homemade granola easier, more affordable than you think
PieLogNog: A holiday mashup of chocolate, salted caramel, eggnog and pecan pie
Change maker: Kevin Donovan pushes Worthington, and himself, to succeed
Our region was major supplier of early engines for Humvees
Disheveled Thelogian: A feast, a robbery and a reason to give thanks
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Federal appeals court hears arguments over Dakota Access pipeline
WASHINGTON -- Three federal appeals judges in Washington, D.C., heard arguments on Wednesday, Oct. 5, over whether to stop work on a crude oil pipeline in parts of North Dakota where the Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes say the project will desecrate sacred land. The judges are...
October 5, 2016 - 9:07pm
September 30, 2016
Capital Chatter: Could broadband force rural exodus?
ST. PAUL -- A new study raises the question about whether rural communities actually grow because of broadband. "It may not be having the effect you want," one of the Oklahoma State University authors of an academic paper said. The paper, in a Southern Regional Science Association...
September 30, 2016 - 9:00pm
September 26, 2016
Newest poll shows 'Minnesota is in play' with Clinton up by 7 percentage points
ST. PAUL -- A new Minnesota presidential poll continues to show a closer contest than is common in the state, with Hillary Clinton up by 7 points. However, if Minnesota voters are like Americans in general, half were waiting for debates to begin to make up their minds. A just-released...
September 26, 2016 - 9:49pm
'Your voices are important,' 15-year-old speaker says to open tribal conference
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will soon ask federal agencies to require that Native American treaty rights be considered in decision-making on natural resource projects, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said on Monday, Sept. 26, hoping to avoid future conflicts with tribes...
September 26, 2016 - 3:46pm
September 22, 2016
White House seeks improved tribal relations as pipeline fight lingers
WASHINGTON -- The leaders of hundreds of Native American tribes will meet with President Barack Obama at his eighth and final Tribal Nations Conference at the White House next week, while thousands of activists are encamped on the North Dakota prairie protesting a $3.7 billion oil...
September 22, 2016 - 8:22pm
Native American tribes bring Dakota pipeline fight to Congress
WASHINGTON — Native American tribes took their fight to Washington on Thursday, Sept. 22, to stop development of a $3.7 billion oil pipeline, as Democrats in the U.S. Congress urged the federal government to scrap construction permits and reconsider the project. Representative Raul...
September 22, 2016 - 8:21pm
September 13, 2016
Company reaffirms commitment to pipeline, plans meeting with feds to discuss
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. – As Dakota Access Pipeline opponents shut down work Tuesday, Sept. 13, at multiple job sites, North Dakota’s governor called for federal assistance to maintain peace and public safety. “With a decision on the pipeline delayed indefinitely, the federal government...
September 13, 2016 - 9:08pm
September 12, 2016
Task force urged: Include moms when addressing mental health issues
DULUTH -- During a day devoted to Minnesota’s mental health needs, a St. Louis County public health nurse had a plea for a 15-member state task force: Don’t forget the moms. “Our providers can offer a safe space for women to go and seek help, rather than feeling shame, or thinking...
September 12, 2016 - 9:34pm
September 9, 2016
Corps halting Dakota Access Pipeline construction despite judge denying tribe’s request
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not authorize construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Corps land even though a federal judge denied the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request for an injunction. The Corps issued a joint statement Friday with the Department...
September 9, 2016 - 9:14pm
September 8, 2016
ND governor asks for National Guard assistance in pipeline protest
MANDAN, N.D. -- Gov. Jack Dalrymple activated the North Dakota National Guard in a limited role Thursday to provide support for civilian authorities dealing with the Dakota Access Pipeline protests south of Mandan as a key court ruling loomed Friday. The Guard’s adjutant general...
September 8, 2016 - 9:56pm
September 7, 2016
Law enforcement beefing up presence ahead of Dakota Access ruling Friday
BISMARCK -- Authorities are beefing up their presence in the Bismarck-Mandan area in anticipation of a court decision expected Friday on the heavily protested Dakota Access Pipeline, a spokesman for North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Wednesday, Sept. 7. Spokesman Jeff Zent said...
September 7, 2016 - 11:50pm
September 5, 2016
Tribe seeks restraining order against Dakota Access
NEAR CANNON BALL, N.D. – The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will be in federal court on Tuesday seeking to prevent Dakota Access Pipeline from further destroying sacred sites after the tribe says workers deliberately bulldozed burial grounds identified in court records. Jan Hasselman,...
September 5, 2016 - 9:53pm
August 22, 2016
Minnesota will not appeal North Dakota coal power suit
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota will not appeal a federal court ruling that called unconstitutional a Minnesota law restricting importing electricity from coal-fired electric generating plants. North Dakota filed the suit against the Minnesota Next Generation Energy Act, passed in 2007, and...
August 22, 2016 - 9:15pm
August 2, 2016
Minnesota House candidate accuses opponent of not disclosing financial contributions
FOSSTON, Minn. -- The race between two Democratic candidates for the Minnesota District 1B House seat continues to heat up, now with allegations of breaking campaign finance laws. On July 28, Erwin Rud submitted a complaint to the state Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board...
August 2, 2016 - 9:06pm
August 1, 2016
Dayton, Daudt agree state hospital needs security help
ST. PETER -- Minnesota's governor and House speaker agree that the St. Peter state hospital needs better security, after years of assaults on employees, but how soon that help can come remains in doubt. "There is no perfect answer," House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, said Monday after...
August 1, 2016 - 9:09pm