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Candidates plan ice cream social
Dayton wants Minnesotans to take clean water pledge
Minnesota State Fair celebrates Yellow Ribbon program for veterans
City planning for 2017 budget continues
Zimmer: It's 'possible' Bridgewater could be out for season
Area prep volleyball roundup
Prep volleyball: Serving strong in win for H-BC
Girls tennis: Trojans show fight in loss
College volleyball: Lady Jays open season with new look
Letter: Kiwanis projects are making an impact
Column: The cost of the EpiPen price increase
Column: Reforms and solutions to help First District farmers
Letter: Wake up and smell the drug companies
Letter: Either way, change coming in health insurance
Kenneth Linn Gaiser
Fern Rosezella Clauson
Lucille Margaret Poynter
Looking Back: 1991 -- New group home opening in Jackson County
Biking Bob: 78-year-old Hibma still doing plenty of pedaling
Column: A Nobles County cowboy made 1934 history
Column: Together 2016 a gathering to remember
Disheveled Theologian: Finding meaning in the motive
Out and About
Yungmann 80th birthday
Ringkob 45th anniversary
Bullerman 60th anniversary
Froderman 65th anniversary
Rutzen 65th anniversary
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July 21, 2016
When the feds wade into racially charged police shooting cases, and when they don’t
ST. PAUL -- For some time, protesters of the Philando Castile police shooting — along with Gov. Mark Dayton — have been calling for a federal investigation into the case. But people often don’t realize what that means — particularly when it comes to the laws the feds have...
July 21, 2016 - 10:00pm
July 17, 2016
Does hidden bias play a role in police killings?
ST. PAUL -- Shortly after sunset last week, under the light of the moon, teen girls sitting across the street from the protests that have enveloped St. Paul’s Summit Avenue shook their heads while discussing instances in Minnesota in which white suspects who approached police with...
July 17, 2016 - 8:48pm
June 16, 2016
Cardboard boat races highlight of Lake Wilson festival
LAKE WILSON — Can a boat made out of cardboard float? Attendees at the fourth annual Lake Wilson Town & Country Days will find out the answer to that question on Saturday. If you think you can build a seaworthy structure from cardboard, registration for Town & Country Days...
June 16, 2016 - 8:27pm
May 31, 2016
Supreme Court rejects constitutional challenge to death penalty
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to hear an appeal asserting that the death penalty violates the U.S. Constitution’s ban on...
May 31, 2016 - 3:36pm
May 15, 2016
Doc on the track: Round Lake native on trackside medical crew for Indy 500
WORTHINGTON — A Round Lake native is experiencing a dream come true this month after being selected as one of eight medical residents to serve...
May 15, 2016 - 9:06pm
May 4, 2016
Fayise Abrahim joins Voices for Racial Justice as organizing and training director
MINNEAPOLIS — Voices for Racial Justice has appointed Worthington native Fayise Abrahim as organizing and training director. Abrahim begins her work at Voices in May and will work with longtime training director Salvador Miranda to lead the next class of racial justice community...
May 4, 2016 - 8:43pm
University of Iowa, police investigate reported racially motivated attack
IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa and police said Wednesday they are investigating as a hate crime a report that a black student was beaten by a group of white men in a racially motivated attack. Marcus Owens, a 19-year-old freshman from Naperville, Ill., was beaten after...
May 4, 2016 - 3:44pm
May 1, 2016
Mind the (income) gap: What’s behind widening economic disparities among Minnesota minorities?
ST. PAUL — Minnesota has some of the worst racial disparities in the nation — gaps that have widened over the past five decades and that soon may create a statewide economic crisis. U.S. census data show most Minnesota families of color now have median incomes about half those...
May 1, 2016 - 8:11pm
April 13, 2016
Race at root of disparities: Immigration, language barriers don’t explain gap, Met Council says
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s racial disparities may be more about skin color and ethnic background and less about circumstances than many people think. Minnesotans of color are more likely to be young people or recent immigrants or have developing English language skills, but even...
April 13, 2016 - 9:26pm
April 11, 2016
Man clocked at 171 mph in Camaro on North Shore expressway
DULUTH — A jet-black 2016 Chevrolet Camaro 1SS was clocked at 171 mph on a stretch of Minnesota Highway 61 between Duluth and Two Harbors. Hermantown Police Department Deputy Chief Shawn Padden was on loan as part of a Minnesota State Patrol DWI saturation effort Friday night when...
April 11, 2016 - 10:18pm
March 23, 2016
Dayton opens door to buying private prison, some day
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton continues to say he would veto a bill to open a shuttered western Minnesota private prison, but Wednesday said...
March 23, 2016 - 9:58pm
February 9, 2016
Black Lives Matter set race protest
ST. PAUL — The Twin Cities black community pressed leaders on two fronts Tuesday: promising to shut down a popular ice-racing event and suing...
February 9, 2016 - 8:39pm
January 11, 2016
‘Take our country back’: Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina campaigns in northwest Iowa
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — As the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses loom on the horizon, Carly Fiorina made a campaign stop Monday afternoon at Frontier Bank in...
January 11, 2016 - 8:56pm
December 1, 2015
Chicago police chief ousted: Force faces review over black teen’s death
CHICAGO — Chicago’s police chief was ousted Tuesday after days of protest over a white officer’s shooting of a black teenager 16 times...
December 1, 2015 - 3:14pm
November 24, 2015
Chicago officer charged with murder of black teenager, city braces for video of shooting
CHICAGO — A white Chicago policeman Tuesday was charged with murdering a black teenager, with authorities hoping to stave off a fresh burst...
November 24, 2015 - 4:27pm