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All she wanted was candy from her grandmother's purse. Instead, a 4-year-old girl is dead.
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Legionnaire’s disease found at Minn. senior living center
Toy retailer giant 'Toys 'R' Us' on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, sources say
Wealth column: 6 fall financial system must-dos
Business Notes - Sept. 17
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Stars of HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper' to launch product line at Target
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High School Football: Unbeaten Bertha-Hewitt wins again
Lawyer: Ex-NFL star had 'severe' case of CTE brain disease
UMD alum Carson Soucy battling for role on Wild blue line
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Guest Opinion: Trump's welcome flirtation with the UN
Opinion: Of thee they sing with feeling
In a pickle over a side dish?
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Savory spuds: Homegrown potatoes and fresh thyme combine in rustic side dish
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Fishing: Palaniuk caps magical season with angler of year title
What's Up Outdoors - The future of outboards
Outdoor Notes for Sept. 17
DNR conservation officer reports for Sept. 17
Palaniuk remains on top of season points race after first round of AOY Championship
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Better than Betty: How to make your very own baking mixes like a pro
Get ready for pea milk. It doesn't taste like peas and it's not even green.
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Minnesota and North Dakota share the most popular wedding song, but can you guess what it is?
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September 3, 2017
Opinion Column: Financial clouds swirling over Capitol
WASHINGTON—Hurricane Harvey has devastated Texas. Now board your windows, evacuate the low ground and watch the damage it is poised to unleash on the nation's finances. Harvey makes landfall in Washington as soon as next week, when President Trump is expected to ask for what...
September 3, 2017 - 7:30am
September 2, 2017
Guest Opinion: After the Islamic State is defeated, should Trump leave some U.S. troops in Syria?
WASHINGTON—As the U.S.-led coalition accelerates its campaign to destroy the Islamic State's remaining strongholds in Syria, the Trump...
September 2, 2017 - 7:30am
September 1, 2017
Guest Opinion: Why we can't think straight about government
WASHINGTON—One of the barriers to sensible politics is the opportunism that so often infects our debates about what government is there for, where we want it to be energetic, and how we can keep it from violating the basic rights of citizens. The muddled nature of our discussions...
September 1, 2017 - 9:30am
Guest Opinion: Pardoning Sheriff Arpaio
President Trump's pardon of Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, has drawn predictable responses. The left, which long ago exceeded its sell-by date when it comes to ideas that work, denounced the decision as racist (that's all they have) and a perversion of...
September 1, 2017 - 8:30am
Column: What a hurricane tells us about local news
I am thousands of miles away, but I still turned to Chron.com, a website of the Houston Chronicle, to figure out what was going on in Texas...
September 1, 2017 - 8:23am
August 31, 2017
Opinion Column: A modest proposal for fascists and anti-fascists
As America feels like it's coming apart at the seams, I have a modest proposal. The hard-right and hard-left activists who so enjoy protesting...
August 31, 2017 - 9:30am
August 30, 2017
Guest Opinion: Diana, still our goddess of beauty
What is it about the month of August that finds so many celebrities dying? Just this month we've seen the passing of Glen Campbell, Barbara Cook, Dick Gregory and Jerry Lewis. Thomas Meehan, who wrote the book for the musical "Annie," died last week. Marilyn Monroe died in August...
August 30, 2017 - 8:30am
August 29, 2017
Guest Opinion: We need higher taxes
WASHINGTON—Can we get real about "tax reform," the Republican promise to enact deep tax cuts that will spur economic growth? Probably not, but let's give it a try.
August 29, 2017 - 9:30am
August 28, 2017
Guest Opinion: Afghanistan: A bottomless pit?
President Trump is not the first U.S. leader to pivot when it comes to foreign policy. His speech Monday night before American military personnel at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia, was in stark contrast to his campaign pledge to put "America first" and his promise to avoid "foreign...
August 28, 2017 - 11:30am
August 27, 2017
Wealth Column: 4 Steps to Improve Your Financial Fitness
Many people make it a goal to get physically fit for summer, but they take a long pause when it comes to ensuring they're financially fit. With...
August 27, 2017 - 11:30am
August 26, 2017
What to do about apple maggot infestation
Q: Our honeycrisp apple tree is 6 years old and on its second year of fruit. The apples look scarred, and the blemishes go into the fruit. What...
August 26, 2017 - 10:19am
Medical care vital before caregiver's health irreparably shattered
Dear Carol: I'm an only child and single. My mother developed cancer in her 70s and I helped Dad care for her until her death two years ago....
August 26, 2017 - 9:33am
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Warrior spirit is 'Bluer than blue!'
Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! As I begin my second year as superintendent at ISD 181, I continue to be amazed by the unending community...
August 26, 2017 - 9:00am
August 25, 2017
Laughing all the way to imminent destruction
Last month I wrote my first script for a television show. I had a week to complete it, and I spent the first two days staring at a blank screen,...
August 25, 2017 - 11:37am
Guest Opinion: Conservatives, don't demonize immigrants
Whenever I'd see George, the first thing I always noticed was his shoes. He loved Jordans. He must have had two dozen pairs. The bright colors...
August 25, 2017 - 10:30am