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Crime report for Sept. 25
Probe estimates billions of delayed mail pieces; Postal Service acknowledges some coverups
Abandoned newborn in car seat stuffed with $5,500, birth certificate found on side of freeway
After 2 investigations, firm providing security for U.S. Bank Stadium fired
Airbnb guest tried to rape 7-year-old in Minnesota, charges say
Four DI college basketball coaches charged with accepting bribes in federal corruption case
Colin Kaepernick vs. Tim Tebow: A tale of two Christians on their knees
VOLLEYBALL: Jacks rally, overcome 2-1 deficit to beat Perham
TIMBERWOLVES: Athletic Jefferson catches Thibodeau's eye
Bemidji bowlers compete at NY Mills
John E. Werner
Richard "Dick" Louis Rutherford Sr.
McArdle: The NFL can't afford to become a battleground
PATT RALL COLUMN: Louie did not go gentle into that good night: Remembering Louis Marchand
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Schools need all of our help for 100 percent grad rate
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Oh, what a delight to teach history today!
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Traditional knowledge and science: A new form of justice
Social media star Kylie Jenner reported pregnant
Minnesota and North Dakota share the most popular wedding song, but can you guess what it is?
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
PATT RALL COLUMN: Timely notice can help with attendance
Around the Arts, September 17
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Making a correct call on the Becida Barred Owl
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Extended fall weather on the water
American Painted Lady butterflies migrate through area
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall in the perennial garden
Looking at levels: New management plan possibly to come to Rabideau Lake
Keillor: The gentle people shall prevail
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jerry Willet remembered as fine legislator
COMMENTARY: Be informed about Cass Lake-Bena referendum
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: All are welcome to pro-life gathering
BROST: Add bean dips to your football fare
December 27, 2013
Dayton: medical cannabis issue needs collaboration
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he has urged supporters of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes in Minnesota to work with opponents in law enforcement if they want progress on the issue. Dayton repeatedly cites law enforcement concerns for his own opposition...
December 27, 2013 - 1:10pm
December 19, 2013
Dayton: I'm ultimately responsible if MNsure fails
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton isn't saying if he asked for the resignation of Minnesota's health insurance exchange's director, but says he's ultimately responsible for the success or failure of the venture. Dayton was asked several times at a news conference Thursday...
December 19, 2013 - 12:47pm
December 12, 2013
Security experts identify MNsure vulnerability
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Internet security experts have identified flaws in Minnesota's online health insurance marketplace that they say could compromise sensitive consumer data. The MNsure website is vulnerable to "rogue access points," Minnesota Public Radio reported Thursday....
December 12, 2013 - 10:24am
December 9, 2013
New kind of dental profession slowly takes root
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new kind of dental profession is slowly taking root in underserved parts of Minnesota where dentists are scarce. Minnesota has licensed 28 dental therapists over the past two years. They perform many basic procedures that previously only a dentist could...
December 9, 2013 - 11:18am
December 6, 2013
Minn. nurses board moves to step up sanctions
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The regulatory board for Minnesota nurses has voted to speed up its disciplinary process and seek authority from the Legislature to investigate and impose tougher sanctions. Thursday's actions follow a series of Minneapolis Star Tribune reports revealing...
December 6, 2013 - 12:29pm
12-year-old collapses during basketball game
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy collapsed during a basketball game at a Baxter school and later died. Police were called to Forestview Middle School about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday where the boy from Grand Rapids was playing in a 7th grade basketball game and collapsed. Medical...
December 6, 2013 - 12:27pm
December 4, 2013
MNsure signups grow from October to November
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Nearly 25,000 Minnesotans have signed up for health insurance through MNsure with the start of coverage now less than a month away. MNsure, the state's health insurance exchange, is releasing its latest enrollment figures on Wednesday. They show enrollment...
December 4, 2013 - 12:44pm
November 28, 2013
Keeping holidays joyful for families affected by Alzheimer’s
Pamela Knudson Forum News Service GRAND FORKS, N.D. —A time of festivities and celebration, the holidays pose special challenges for people with Alzheimer’s disease and those who are caring for them. When planning family events, “focus on what is safe, manageable and meaningful...
November 28, 2013 - 11:42pm
November 27, 2013
Minn. insurance officials work to correct errors
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The state is double checking MNsure coverage applications of at least 30,000 Minnesota residents who may have been given incorrect information about their eligibility for public health programs or federal tax credits. Deputy Human Services Commissioner...
November 27, 2013 - 9:51am
November 20, 2013
Stowaway, 9, to remain away from Minn. home
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 9-year-old boy who hopped a flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas last month won't return to his home yet. A brief hearing was held Wednesday on a child protection petition.
November 20, 2013 - 2:17pm
November 18, 2013
Minn. insurance companies oppose Obama's extension
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's largest private insurance companies are opposing President Barack Obama's plan to let people keep existing insurance for at least a year under his health care law. The Minnesota Council of Health Plans explained the opposition in letters Monday...
November 18, 2013 - 3:20pm
Deal would send cord blood to Missouri
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota is finalizing an agreement with a blood bank in Missouri that would give parents the option of donating their baby's umbilical cord blood, a source of lifesaving stem cells. Even though the university has been a pioneering center...
November 18, 2013 - 2:04pm
Minnesota lawmakers take on sex offender program
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota Senate committee is holding a hearing on the legally imperiled Minnesota Sex Offenders Program. The Judiciary Committee convenes Monday morning at the Capitol. They're scheduled to talk about an issue that's likely to be a contentious one...
November 18, 2013 - 9:02am
November 15, 2013
MNsure debuts 3 new 'Paul and Babe' TV ads
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Paul and Babe are back in new TV ads from Minnesota's health insurance exchange. MNsure, the state portal for delivering federal health insurance changes, has been employing mythical Minnesota icons Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox in a series of spots...
November 15, 2013 - 2:14pm
November 14, 2013
Change to health law has unclear Minn. impact
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The state Department of Commerce says it's not immediately clear how a revision to the federal health law will play out in Minnesota. President Barack Obama announced Thursday that insurance companies could keep offering consumers plans that were to be...
November 14, 2013 - 12:28pm