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Lingering storm delays, cancels some schools Jan.23
Storm prompts suspension of local bus service
MSC Southeast and area schools cancel classes for Jan. 22
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Boys Basketball: Lake City hands St. Charles first loss
Boys Hockey: Owatonna tramples Red Wing
Girls Hockey: Red Wing shuts out Owatonna
Area Girls Basketball Wrap: Eighth-grader helps Wildcats tame Tigers
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BOARD COMM 1-2-2018
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Editorial: By all indications, we're good and could be better
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May 24, 2017
Farm groups express concern about White House budget proposal
WASHINGTON — The White House budget released on Monday, May 22, would mean big cuts for agriculture, including new limits on federal subsidies for crop insurance premiums, caps for commodity payments, reductions in funding for rural development, conservation and nutrition, and...
May 24, 2017 - 10:55am
May 9, 2017
Trump picks Minnesota justice for federal court
ST. PAUL — President Donald Trump nominated a Minnesota Supreme Court justice to a St. Louis-based federal appeals court. The White House...
May 9, 2017 - 9:46am
April 29, 2017
From an A to 'Incomplete': How N.D., Minn. political leaders grade Trump's first 100 days
President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office have given the public plenty to talk about. But is he doing a good job? It depends on who you...
April 29, 2017 - 2:17pm
February 24, 2017
Dayton attacks Trump transgender reversal
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton wants Minnesota schools to continue protecting transgender students' restroom rights. He urged schools to continue...
February 24, 2017 - 11:00am
February 14, 2017
Minnesota offers website as centerpiece in effort to warn about opioid dangers
ST. PAUL—Educating the public about opioid drugs may be the best way to fight their dangers. That is what Minnesota Attorney General Lori...
February 14, 2017 - 8:55am
February 2, 2017
Minnesota joins lawsuit over Trump's refugee order
ST. PAUL — Minnesota has joined with other states in suing the federal government over President Donald Trump's executive action on immigration. "It does not pass constitutional muster, is inconsistent with our history as a nation, and undermines our national security," Attorney...
February 2, 2017 - 1:00pm
January 22, 2017
Nearly 100,000 join Women's March in St. Paul as crowd estimate moves up
ST. PAUL —An estimated 90,000 to 100,000 people — nearly five times the expected number — formed a blocks-long protest from...
January 22, 2017 - 10:59am
January 21, 2017
Trump inauguration notebook
Melania Trump's hometown hopes new-found fame will boost trade, tourism "First Lady" apple pies in the Kruhek bakery in Melania Trump's hometown of Sevnica in Slovenia are selling like hot cakes. "We sell more than a hundred a day so the pies are our main product these days," said...
January 21, 2017 - 6:00am
Anti-Trump protests turn violent at inauguration
WASHINGTON — Black-clad activists angry about U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration smashed store and car windows Friday, Jan. 20,...
January 21, 2017 - 3:00am
January 6, 2017
Trump: Toyota faces big tax if it builds Corolla cars for U.S. in Mexico
WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday, Jan. 5, targeted Toyota Motor Corp., threatening to impose a hefty fee on the Japanese automaker it if builds its Corolla cars for the U.S. market at a plant in Mexico. "Toyota Motor said will build a new plant in Baja,...
January 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
January 4, 2017
U.S. Republicans start first day of Trump-era Congress on wrong foot
WASHINGTON — The Republican-led U.S. Congress had a rough start to its first session of the Donald Trump era on Tuesday, Jan. 3, when a...
January 4, 2017 - 9:30am
November 30, 2016
Minnesota roundup: Drunken intruder finds way into Willmar power plant; Trump in talks with possible VA appointee from Minnesota; plus 3 more state news stories
WILLMAR, Minn. — A recent intruder who had been drinking and was found on the roof of the Willmar Power Plant has utilities staff and city commissioners looking closely at plant security. Jon Folkedahl, director of electric production for Willmar Municipal Utilities, said a...
November 30, 2016 - 9:23am
November 24, 2016
Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
WASHINGTON—Many American farmers are thankful today for an Obama administration decision to boost the amount of renewable fuels, such as made from corn and soybeans, in the country's gasoline and diesel supply. The Wednesday, Nov. 23 announcement was a turnaround for the Environmental...
November 24, 2016 - 6:00am
November 18, 2016
Another school district faces racially charged incident
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. — South St. Paul is the latest school district to deal with hurtful comments made by students in the wake of the Nov. 8 presidential election. A video of a student making racist comments and telling racist jokes to classmates was posted to Facebook and...
November 18, 2016 - 10:00am
November 16, 2016
EDITORIAL: The mandate is yours
Republicans should be wary of flinging around the “M” word. They have no clear mandate. Regardless of the fact that the GOP will hold the presidency, the U.S. Senate and U.S. House — as well as control the Minnesota House and Senate — come January, the 2016 election was about...
November 16, 2016 - 11:00am