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Being Elf-ish: One of Santa's workers shares secrets from the North Pole
Government offices, banks, stores close for Christmas
Tammy Makram -- Baby Jane Doe -- continues quest to find birth mother
Fire destroys home addition
Holiday Traditions: Ramadan a time for spiritual growth and reflection
Les Knutson: Jirele follows Pater to run for Mount Marty
Communities rally at the courage of a child
Scott Rall: Family traditions should not go the way of the dinosaur
Boys hockey: Big game, big win for Luverne
Wrestling: Oeltjenbruns, Nielsen lead Luverne
Column: Inglorious hackers, or 'Revenge of the Nerd'
Column: Holiday chores made special again by visit from mom
Column: Good riddance to the worst Congress ever
Column: Ethics training for Congress? Dream on
As others see it: The best gift -- get there safe
Robert J. Schmidt
Joseph "Joe" Dragstra
Religion briefs: Dec. 24
Looking Back: 1989 -- Hadley man named state's top cattleman
Column: If Worthington builds it, they sure would come
Season's jottings: Newsroom staffers share Christmas memories
The pageantry of it all
Out and About
Julius 90th birthday
Probst 80th birthday
School Board Minutes for November
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Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale
December 14, 2014
Lawsuit filed for broader review of 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...
December 14, 2014 - 8:36pm
October 6, 2014
Settlement in Woldt vs. MCMC case
SLAYTON — A settlement between former Murray County Medical Center (MCMC) physician assistant Daniel Woldt and the MCMC Hospital Board of Directors was reached Sept. 24, and court documents released Monday state Woldt will receive more than $700,000. “The coverage provided...
October 6, 2014 - 9:23pm
August 27, 2014
Minnesota city faces federal suit over denial of Islamic center permit
ST. ANTHONY — The city of St. Anthony violated a Muslim organization’s civil rights two years ago when it denied the group’s petition to assemble, according to a federal lawsuit filed against the city Wednesday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota announced...
August 27, 2014 - 8:14pm
NHL lawsuit over brain trauma will be heard in federal court in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — There have been playoffs games here, and talk of a Winter Classic. But now, the State of Hockey will host a more somber NHL showdown: a court battle over whether the league fostered a culture of violence that led to debilitating head injuries. A series of lawsuits...
August 27, 2014 - 8:07pm
August 24, 2014
Lawsuit targets methadone clinic for driver’s actions in fatal crash
DULUTH — Vanessa Brigan was sentenced to six years in prison after she admitted that she injected methadone directly into her bloodstream — against doctors’ orders — before causing an October 2012 traffic accident that killed two Carlton County workers. Now, the Brainerd...
August 24, 2014 - 8:24pm
July 31, 2014
Court allows childcare union vote
ST. PAUL — A federal court Thursday said a vote to organize a union for some Minnesota home day care providers can be scheduled. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed of two lawsuits filed to block the drive. However, opponents of the union said the decision only slows their...
July 31, 2014 - 8:51pm
July 24, 2014
U.S. House panel votes to authorize lawsuit against Obama
WASHINGTON — Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday took another step toward authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, claiming he has overstepped his executive powers. In a partisan vote of 7-4, the House Rules Committee approved the legislation,...
July 24, 2014 - 8:30pm
July 9, 2014
‘American Sniper’ author said he didn’t fear Ventura legal action
ST. PAUL — Chris Kyle wanted to keep Jesse Ventura’s name out of his autobiography. His wife and his co-author, he said, wanted it in. It wasn’t until Kyle dropped a note in one revision — “was warned of lawsuit” — that they agreed to strip the former Minnesota governor’s...
July 9, 2014 - 10:03pm
May 14, 2014
100 lawyers in a room: Target case draws the suits to St. Paul
ST. PAUL — The Target data breach is now the subject of a massive court case, and Wednesday, nearly 100 lawyers from across the country crowded into a St. Paul courtroom as the legal jockeying began. More than 140 lawsuits — filed against Target by consumers, shareholders and...
May 14, 2014 - 8:21pm
May 13, 2014
Fosston bus driver threatens lawsuit after Facebook video
FOSSTON — A Fosston school bus driver who allegedly condoned bullying on his route is speaking out and pursuing possible legal action. Oran Underdahl, 73, said in a Monday statement that he is evaluating whether he has a legal claim for defamation. Kristi Hastings, his attorney,...
May 13, 2014 - 9:39pm
April 30, 2014
Court delays action in environmental suit against 3M
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Supreme Court has delayed action involving the state’s lawsuit accusing 3M Co. of damaging the environment. The court, asked to decide whether the state’s legal firm should be disqualified, kicked that decision back down to a lower court for more...
April 30, 2014 - 9:03pm
April 1, 2014
Judge allows ‘Occupy’ protesters’ lawsuit that says police offered pot
MINNEAPOLIS — Cops who asked “Occupy” protesters to smoke pot so police could see how they behaved should have known that what they were doing was unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge John Tunheim said a lawsuit brought by two protesters could...
April 1, 2014 - 9:26pm
March 16, 2014
Snow has left the building
SLAYTON — Medical staff members of the Murray County Medical Center (MCMC) have been leaving one by one over the past few months. The latest is Meldon Snow, the facility’s CEO, who formally resigned Friday from his position. According to a press release issued by Davis Communications,...
March 16, 2014 - 9:13pm