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Racial unrest mounts
Minnesota students again score top marks on ACTs
Fire engulfs 11th Street house
School board kicks off the year
Discarded Band-Aid helps crack home invasion case
Prep soccer: Optimism running high in Worthington
Prep tennis: Luverne netters split with Montevideo, YME
Blast from the Past: Answers to Saturday's quiz
Prep tennis: Consistency is key for Worthington
Amateur baseball: Luverne walks off for state tourney win
Column: Internal watchdogs keep government services accountable
Column: Why I don’t — and should never — cruise
Column: Theater of the Absurd in Ferguson, Mo.
Opinion: Internal watchdogs keep government services accountable
Column: Sympathy for the devil?
Donald Paul Feit
Janice "Jan" Kaye Mischke
Prairie Star: Lodine to receive SMAC honor
1939: Chautauqua pavilion to be razed
Looking Back: 2004 -- Hurricane-force winds flatten crops
Column: The wayward days of hemp growers and bootleggers
Going green: Fresh-picked beans one of the pleasures of summertime eating
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Wolff 90th birthday
Niessink 50th anniversary
Masching 50th anniversary
Krogman 85th birthday
Strolz 90th birthday
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July 31, 2014
Laws include measure to fight synthetic drugs
ST. PAUL — Synthetic drugs will be a bit easier to fight beginning today. They can be handled much like other illegal drugs under one of...
July 31, 2014 - 8:56pm
June 29, 2014
Law enforcement on lookout for fireworks violators
DETROIT LAKES — Fireworks have become synonymous with Independence Day, as much a part of the celebrations as flags, barbecuing and American pride. But as we approach the Fourth of July holiday, restrictions on the sale and use of fireworks are still a matter of contention. Officials...
June 29, 2014 - 7:15pm
April 28, 2014
Judge says online voter registration illegal
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie illegally set up an online voter registration system, a judge ruled Monday. Ramsey County Judge John Guthmann ordered Ritchie to end online registration at midnight today, but said anyone who has registered via the Internet...
April 28, 2014 - 9:47pm
March 31, 2014
Angler pleads guilty, loses potential world-record fish
Caught — and released to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Rob Scott, the Crane Lake angler who caught a potential tip-up world-record lake trout in February, pleaded guilty Friday in Fort Frances Provincial Offences Court to keeping one lake trout over his limit. Scott,...
March 31, 2014 - 8:58pm
March 19, 2014
Faribault nurse’s suicide-assist conviction reversed
ST. PAUL — Parts of a state law that make it illegal to encourage or advise suicide are unconstitutional, and the conviction of a former Faribault nurse who urged two people to kill themselves is reversed, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The high court sent the case...
March 19, 2014 - 8:51pm
March 13, 2014
Marijuana available for medical uses in Minnesota, but illegal
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans who want marijuana to ease pain and deal with other medical conditions already can get it, Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday. However, he quickly added, buying pot on the street is illegal, and he does not endorse it. In a conference call with reporters, he...
March 13, 2014 - 9:09pm
July 26, 2012
Law expands illegal synthetic drugs
ST. PAUL -- More synthetic drugs will be illegal under a law taking effect Wednesday, and a state agency will be able to act faster to make newly developed versions illegal. Still, as makers of the so-called "designer drugs" continue to change chemical formulas to skirt the law,...
July 26, 2012 - 10:03pm
April 4, 2011
Man pleads guilty to being illegally in U.S.
WORTHINGTON -- A Worthington man pleaded guilty in federal courts last week to being in the U.S. illegally and will remain in custody until the case is resolved. He will then be deported to Mexico -- again. Anselmo Mendez-Madrid, 36, a native of El Salvador, was indicted in February...
news / crime
April 4, 2011 - 7:54pm
June 21, 2008
Letter: Illegal immigration must be curbed
Illegal immigration is not a benefit to our society, but, rather, a huge drain. First of all, when it comes to Social Security and tax revenue, there's no way illegals can bail us out, since they use far more services than they might happen to pay into Social Security or pay in federal...
June 21, 2008 - 12:00am