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Flu cases nearly double across South Dakota
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Longtime Iowa state senator pushes for conservation fund
Smarter school lunchrooms aim at better nutrition, less waste
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Under one roof: Six Lady Jays players living together become a family
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Prep roundup: Pipestone Area wins Big South Conference wrestling tournament; Three Trojans seniors place first
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Paulzines embrace adoption, finalize fourth in November
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December 13, 2016
As Others See It: Heitkamp's cabinet considerations
North Dakotans should be proud that two of the state’s members of Congress are being considered for Cabinet posts. Midwestern states like to be known for punching above their weight: Iowa, for its outsized influence in presidential campaigns; Minnesota, where innovative governance...
December 13, 2016 - 10:50pm
Calendar provides its own, firm special session deadline
ST. PAUL – A rigid calendar deadline that not even top Minnesota officials can change affects citizens statewide, but especially in greater Minnesota.The reality that the 2017 state Legislature begins in three weeks and it is nearly impossible to negotiate major legislation during...
December 13, 2016 - 9:06pm
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman to run for governor in 2018
ST. PAUL — More than a dozen Minnesotans may run for the open governor’s seat in 2018, but so far the race is all St. Paul. St. Paul’s longtime mayor Chris Coleman entered the gubernatorial race Tuesday, joining St. Paul state Rep. Erin Murphy. Both are seeking to succeed Gov....
December 13, 2016 - 9:03pm
Dalrymple, Archambault meet for almost three hours over pipeline protests
MANDAN, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple met with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II late Monday for almost three hours to discuss the ongoing protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. A news release from the governor’s...
December 13, 2016 - 7:58pm
December 12, 2016
In farewell, John Kline cuts loose — a little — on Donald Trump, Congress and what’s next
ST. PAUL -- Over coffee and a rather hefty breakfast in downtown St. Paul, outgoing U.S. Rep. John Kline on Monday morning let loose — within limits — on Congress, Donald Trump and what will come next. After more than two decades in the Marine Corps and seven terms representing...
December 12, 2016 - 9:09pm
Emmer says voters sent a message, not a Republican, to White House
WASHINGTON -- There was a time when few prominent Minnesotans wanted to be associated with Donald Trump, before he almost became the first Republican presidential candidate to carry Minnesota in 40 years.U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer is an exception in the state where Republicans gave Trump...
December 12, 2016 - 8:47pm
December 9, 2016
Capital Chatter: Minneapolis could stop Wells Fargo dealings due to pipeline finances
ST. PAUL -- Minneapolis City Council members want the city to stop doing business with Wells Fargo, a bank founded in the Twin Cities, over its funding of a controversial pipeline. The council unanimously told city staff to look into how the city could quit dealing with institutions...
December 9, 2016 - 8:34pm
December 8, 2016
Trump's choice of China envoy a positive sign for ties, Xinhua says
BEIJING — U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's pick of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as ambassador to China sends a positive sign for ties, Chinese state media said, but the envoy will have to live up to earlier statements rejecting confrontation with Beijing. The appointment of Branstad,...
December 8, 2016 - 3:59pm
December 7, 2016
Trump tabs Branstad as top China diplomat
DES MOINES, Iowa — It may seem odd for the governor of a lightly populated agricultural state to be chosen as U.S. ambassador to China, especially amid escalating talk of a trade war with the major U.S. trading partner. But Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad boasts a 30-year relationship...
December 7, 2016 - 9:17pm
Minnesota’s Ellison would resign from U.S. House if he wins Democratic post
WASHINGTON – Keith Ellison confirmed Wednesday, Dec. 7, that he would resign from the U.S. House if he is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee. The Minneapolis Democrat earlier had said he has the energy to remain a congressman while running the party. In recent...
December 7, 2016 - 8:55pm
December 2, 2016
Capital Chatter: Most agree on stadium suites dispute, no families
ST. PAUL -- Agreement is at hand, it would appear, about a flare-up over a state agency's officials taking family members and others to watch Minnesota Vikings games for free. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, which oversees U.S. Bank Stadium, has control of two luxury suites...
December 2, 2016 - 8:42pm
November 28, 2016
North Dakota electors asked to vote against Trump
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- John Olson’s email inbox has been inundated lately with messages about the election. The details vary, but the overriding message is clear: Don’t vote for Donald Trump on Dec. 19. As one of North Dakota’s three electors, Olson is tasked with representing...
November 28, 2016 - 9:12pm
November 27, 2016
Letter: Let’s hope we’ve learned a lesson for 2018
By Brian Abrahamson, Luverne, 2016 DFL District 22 Senate candidate Full disclosure: I caucused for and was a precinct leader for Senator Bernie Sanders during the primaries, and I voted for Jill Stein for president in the general election. I couldn't bring myself to vote for Hillary...
November 27, 2016 - 10:30pm
November 25, 2016
Capital Chatter: Legislature by the numbers
ST. PAUL -- The Nov. 8 election was unpredictable and the 2017 Minnesota Legislature likely will be, too. GOP candidates took many by surprise, including some fellow Republicans, and took over the state Senate. The GOP held a Senate majority in 2011-2012, but because of the election...
November 25, 2016 - 9:01pm
November 24, 2016
Schomacker to chair House Health, Human Services Reform Committee
ST. PAUL – Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt has appointed State Representative Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, as chairman of the Minnesota House Health and Human Services (HHS) Reform Committee. Schomacker was recently elected to his fourth term in the Minnesota House of Representatives....
November 24, 2016 - 9:40pm