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Babe City Rollers to take on Babes of Thunder on April 11
UPDATED: Small plane crashes near Pine River airport
Warrant issued for North Dakota jailer suspected of aiding escape
AXEMEN: After QB Owens leaves to play baseball, backup White, WR Balentine will pick up slack this week at Green Bay
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Minnesota Duluth, St. Cloud, North Dakota all move on to regional finals
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Scanlan named USCHO national coach of the year
INDOOR FOOTBALL: After slow start, Axemen running back Kalokoh starting to crank it up
MEN'S HOCKEY: Former BSU defensman Prapavessis to sign with AHL Rochester
Russell Eugene Michalek
Laurie Jean Hanson
Raymond A. Theisen
James "Jim" Earl Hannigan
Ervin A. Jacobson
Blane Klemek: Ruffed grouse are the drummers of the woods
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: How best to protect the pollinators
John Eggers: The winter adventures of Simon and Simone
Patrick Guilfoile: Does finger length point to agreeableness?
MOLLY MIRON COLUMN: One of the most difficult, but most honored times of my career
Welcome to the 'Thunder' dome: Celtic Thunder to hit the stage Tuesday
Pioneer Previews: Oxcars on tap today
Art briefs - Sunday March 22
Art briefs - Sunday March 15
An extravaganza of guests: BSU, Headwaters to host variety of musicians this week
READER PHOTO: Sundog in the afternoon
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Don't give up on ice fishing season just yet
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Meltdown makes things tricky for ice anglers
Photo of the Day: Pussy Willows
Blane Klemek: The northern cardinal is indeed a popular bird
Gerhardson birthday celebration
Michael Reagan: Republicans versus Republicans
Georgie Anne Geyer: Democracy still has a chance in Tunisia
Danny Tyree: It’s not a war on Easter, but...
Will Durst: A Bush, Clinton rematch?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why Congress wrote that letter to Iran
November 5, 2012
Fla. remains tough sell to end for Obama, Romney
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — To the last minute, Florida is proving to be an expensive and frustrating state for President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney alike, seemingly resistant to arguments that play well in Ohio, Colorado and other states. For all the talk of Florida leaning...
November 5, 2012 - 11:54am
Both sides on marriage amendment push for votes
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Those on both sides of the marriage amendment ballot question in Minnesota are pushing for votes with Election Day right around the corner. After a long, costly campaign, Minnesotans will finally vote Tuesday on whether the state constitution should be amended...
November 5, 2012 - 11:53am
Final debate shows Bills, Klobuchar far apart
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's U.S. Senate debate, if it did nothing else, showed the political distance between the two candidates. Republican challenger Kurt Bills added distance between his views and those of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar Sunday night in their last face-to-face meeting of the...
November 5, 2012 - 8:16am
November 3, 2012
Better off 4 years later? A mixed bag of answers
It's a staple of every presidential election, a single question that puts the incumbent's record on trial and asks American voters to be the jurors. "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" Ronald Reagan asked in 1980 at the end of a televised debate. The answer was his...
November 3, 2012 - 4:53pm
Group plans "vote no" campaign stop Saturday in Bemidji
BEMIDJI - A group pushing to convince voters to vote against a constitutional amendment defining marriage plans to make a swing through Bemidji on Saturday afternoon. Rep. Tim Kelly of Red Wing will joined by faith and community leaders for the “Minnesota Votes No” statewide get-out-the-vote...
news / local
November 3, 2012 - 1:39pm
At the end, Romney, Obama spar over voter revenge
MENTOR, Ohio (AP) — Reaching for the finish line, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama embarked Saturday on the final 72-hour haul of their long, grinding quest for victory, swatting at one another over what should motivate Americans to vote, which candidate they can...
November 3, 2012 - 1:23pm
November 2, 2012
Romney, Obama each get something in jobs report
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney each got new evidence to bolster his closing argument Friday from an economic report showing more job creation and an uptick in unemployment. With that final snapshot of the nation's economy before Election...
November 2, 2012 - 11:14am
November 1, 2012
Obama making up for lost time after storm hiatus
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama dives back into campaigning after three days immersed in managing the federal response to the storm that battered the East Coast. The contours of the presidential race remain much the same, with Obama and Republican Mitt Romney locked in...
November 1, 2012 - 9:00am
October 31, 2012
Cravaack, Nolan reprise themes in last debate
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack and Democrat Rick Nolan reprised their disagreements on Medicare, jobs and the effectiveness...
news / region
October 31, 2012 - 3:21pm
Obama tours storm damage, Romney mutes rhetoric
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama got an up-close look at the devastation wrought by superstorm Sandy on Wednesday, forsaking partisan campaigning days before the close election in favor of a disaster tour guided by the Republican governor of New Jersey. Rival Mitt...
October 31, 2012 - 3:17pm
Brad Pitt donates $100K for gay marriage effort
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brad Pitt has agreed to donate $100,000 to help the Human Rights Campaign raise money for its efforts to support same-sex marriage initiatives in several states. The nation's largest gay rights group announced Wednesday that Pitt agreed to match contributions from...
news / region
October 31, 2012 - 11:46am
Candidate guilty of marijuana sales still in race
ST. CHARLES, Minn. (AP) — A mayoral candidate in Winona County admits his conviction for selling marijuana could "throw a few complications" into his campaign. Stephen Conlin says he's committed to his campaign for mayor of St. Charles. Conlin will be eligible to vote for himself...
news / region
October 31, 2012 - 11:45am
October 30, 2012
Clinton rallies Minneapolis Democrats to get out the vote
MINNEAPOLIS -- Former President Bill Clinton rallied the Democratic faithful today on behalf of President Barack Obama, and the campaign used events in Minneapolis and Duluth to snare volunteers for the last week of campaign season. “I think Barack Obama has taken good care of this...
news / region
October 30, 2012 - 1:14pm
Candidates look for right time to resume campaign
KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — The presidential candidates searched for the right moment to get back to politicking after superstorm Sandy's destructive interruption, with President Barack Obama monitoring relief efforts and Republican Mitt Romney struggling to strike the right tone. Romney...
October 30, 2012 - 10:03am
October 29, 2012
A week to go: Sandy disrupts presidential campaign
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight days before the election, President Barack Obama switched from campaigner to hands-on commander of the federal response to Hurricane Sandy as the sprawling storm roared menacingly toward the Eastern Seaboard. Republican Mitt Romney scaled back his appearances...
October 29, 2012 - 6:12pm