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‘No Planet B’: People march, speak out around the world prior to climate change summit in Paris
Christmas arrives early at Pioneer Village: Wagon rides, dancing, music and a visit from Santa all part of event Thursday, Friday
Planned Parenthood says Colorado shooter opposed abortion
Ringing in the season: Local pastors discuss their favorite Christmas carols
No Child Left Behind overhaul nears reality
Boys hockey: Bulldogs pass the puck, beat Worthington
Trojans basketball: Progress begins with small steps
Prep basketball: Fulda boys edge Luverne
Boys hockey: Luverne edged in showdown of state-ranked teams
Boys hockey: Luverne wins 8-3
Column: Anti-semitism that can't be ignored
Column: District 518 keeps kids healthy with its school nurses
Column: How to talk to your child about ISIS
Column: Cry havoc -- and then it's milk and cookies
Letter: Manna Food Pantry gives thanks for drive support
Marie Kay Johnson
Mary H. Emery
Presenting The Shield Sisters: Singing siblings reminisce about their lives in music
Column: 'Neither rain nor snow no heat' is true dedication
Out & About: Nov. 28-Dec. 13
Looking Back: 1990 -- Nobles County commissioners appoint 23-member advisory committee
Religion briefs: Nov. 25
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Bargfrede 60th anniversary
Gingerich 90th birthday
Post 90th birthday
Jenkins 90th birthday
Henning 50th anniversary
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November 29, 2015
No Child Left Behind overhaul nears reality
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans will have more control over their schools if Congress approves a rewrite of the controversial federal No Child Left Behind Act. U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., recently led a bipartisan team of congressional negotiators that put the finishing touches on a compromise...
17 hours 10 min ago
Tax cut consensus is building at state Capitol — what kind, how much, who gets one and how big all still issues
ST. PAUL — With a large chunk of extra cash sitting in the state treasury, Minnesota legislative leaders say they want to cut taxes in 2016, an appealing option to politicians in an election year. On Thursday, state finance officials will make an early prediction about how much...
17 hours 14 min ago
November 23, 2015
Turkey farmers thankful to still be working
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota turkey growers are back in time for Thanksgiving. Minnesota governors annually recognize the state turkey industry,...
November 23, 2015 - 10:31pm
Shooting video proves nothing, Dayton says
ST. PAUL — A video that protesters hoped would prove Minneapolis police were guilty of fatally shooting an unarmed, and handcuffed, black man...
November 23, 2015 - 9:43pm
November 22, 2015
Dayton calls for statewide summit on water quality
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton Saturday announced his plans to convene a statewide Water Quality Summit in February. Dayton made the announcement at the annual meetings of the Minnesota Farm Bureau and the Minnesota Farmers Union, both hosted Saturday in the Twin Cities. The summit,...
November 22, 2015 - 8:42pm
November 18, 2015
Agenda for special MN session could grow
ST. PAUL — A potential Minnesota Legislature special session is gaining items that could be tacked to the agenda. Two of three key players agree that in addition to extending unemployment benefits to laid-off taconite mine workers, the state should begin taking steps to help...
November 18, 2015 - 9:06pm
MNsure’s interim CEO given permanent position
ST. PAUL — Allison O’Toole will remain the chief executive officer of MNsure, the group’s board of directors announced Wednesday. O’Toole has served as interim CEO since May, and had not previously expressed interest in retaining the position. Board Chairman Pete Benner said...
November 18, 2015 - 8:56pm
November 17, 2015
Senate joins Dayton in backing Range special session
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Senate Democrats and the governor want a special legislative session to extend unemployment benefits for nearly 600 people laid off from an Iron Range mine. The Minnesota House, controlled by Republicans, has been silent on the issue. Dayton asked legislative...
November 17, 2015 - 8:24pm
Republicans increase demand to pause refugee flow
ST. PAUL — Republicans from the U.S. House speaker to Upper Midwest state lawmakers want the United States to delay admitting Syrian refugees until the country’s terrorist screening program can be reviewed. While it is unclear whether more-than-two-dozen governors who want...
November 17, 2015 - 8:10pm
November 16, 2015
After seven states refuse to accept Syrian refugees, Dayton asserts Minnesota would let them in
ST. PAUL — Minnesota is not one of a handful of states that will refuse entry of Syrian refugees. Gov. Mark Dayton issued a statement Monday...
November 16, 2015 - 8:14pm
Protesters demand video, police accountability in Minneapolis man's shooting
MINNEAPOLIS -- Protesters in Minneapolis on Monday demanded the release of video footage of the shooting of Jamar Clark, a black man who they...
November 16, 2015 - 3:59pm
November 15, 2015
As trucking grows, companies fear driver shortages
ST. PAUL — Victoria Kronz was inspired to become a truck driver by her father, who still drives today. “I used to ride along with him,”...
November 15, 2015 - 8:27pm
November 10, 2015
Lawmakers say state not putting child safety first in abuse cases
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators who crafted legislation earlier this year to make sure a child’s safety is first priority in abuse cases say the state is not following through with that requirement. Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, opened a Tuesday meeting of a legislative...
November 10, 2015 - 8:15pm
November 8, 2015
Boom and bust: Some Minnesotans still benefit from North Dakota oil, others wait for prices to rise
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans do not only look across the border into North Dakota and drool at the money being made to the west. Even during the current oil price slump, Minnesota businesses continue to take advantage of what remains a strong oil economy in western North Dakota’s...
November 8, 2015 - 8:37pm
November 5, 2015
Conflicting reports: Some say lawmakers’ calls for teacher licensing reform unheeded
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers received conflicting reports Thursday on the progress the state Board of Teaching has made in its efforts to streamline the way teachers are licensed. Erin Doan, the board’s executive director, told a joint session of the House Education Finance...
November 5, 2015 - 9:01pm