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Reports surfacing of central Minn. lake travelers going through ice again
Congress returns to work Saturday as lawmakers press to keep shutdown short-lived
Disgraced Minn. auto mogul's former northern lakes home provides a glimpse of the top-end market
Minn. man on bizarre mission to pop exercise balls put on probation
Funding for government lapses as short-term spending bill stalls in the Senate
Autopsy: Halladay had morphine in system during crash
If Vikings win Sunday, expect Super Bowl ticket prices to jump
Ahmad Rashad, neighbor Michael Jordan cheer on Vikings
Twins streak of no salary arbitrations likely to end
'DOGS POWER PAST HAWKS: UMD nets three power-play goals to beat North Dakota
Patricia "Patt" Marilyn Rall
Randall Earl Fellman
Robert "Max" Cheney
How to care for amaryllis after flowering
Long-lived houseplants often become heirlooms
Passing the hat for a good cause
Commentary: 'Post' comes at good time for industry
Sicilian Swordfish and Rapini a healthy, fresh and flavorful meal
Def Leppard, Journey coming to Sioux Falls, Minneapolis, Fargo
Practical fashion: How to brave the cold and look good doing it
Minnesota Orchestra sets its sights on Africa
Keith Urban will perform in Grand Forks
A men's rights activist edits 'The Last Jedi' to remove the women
DNR to reduce walleye fingerling stocking
New fishing regulations spark talk about new walleye, panfish and catfish limits
A unique contraption for the ice angler
The not so 'big bad wolf:' Animal killed in central Minn. weighs less than originally estimated
RACING: Ice races cut short on Garfield Lake
Delbert & Linda Olson
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Progress has many realities and consequences
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Privatizing more land is a short-sighted approach
And now the rest of the story
Ted Cruz: Time to put Kim Jong Un on his heels
Commentary: Let's stop obsessing over dirty words
July 15, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: SCOTUS set the field even for all
The opinion of July 5 (Mark Peske, et al) is errant. The purpose of the Supreme Court of the United States is determining if federal and state legislation concur with the Constitution. The “ freedom to legislate … laws as seem good to us” may not conform to the Constitution:...
July 15, 2015 - 12:14am
July 8, 2015
Susan Stamper Brown: Love didn’t win
Oh, the injustice of five justices wearing black robes, so overwhelmingly endowed with special superpowers, they can read what’s not written and create sketchy laws out of thin air. They declared something as a fundamental right, though it can’t be backed by verbiage in the Constitution,...
July 8, 2015 - 11:30pm
Gene Lyons: Why the GOP has the First Amendment upside-down
One entertaining aspect of recent dramatic Supreme Court rulings was learning that the court’s high-minded intellectuals can be just as thin-skinned and spiteful as everybody else. Apparently, Justice Antonin Scalia was a law school Whiz Kid about 50 years and 50,000 cocktails ago,...
July 8, 2015 - 11:26pm
July 4, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Restore our nation to a true understanding of marriage
We, the undersigned, are grateful to God that we have been able to live as free men and women in these United States — a land where those who govern us do so only with the consent of the governed. And though we have the freedom to legislate such laws as seem good to us for our mutual...
July 4, 2015 - 10:42pm
July 1, 2015
Dick Polman: A great day in history
History was made last Friday, with the disposition of the most urgent civil rights issue of our time. The U.S. Supreme Court said things that gay Americans have longed to hear: “The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may...
July 1, 2015 - 12:15am
June 26, 2015
Same-sex ruling brings local praise, questions
BEMIDJI -- "This decision forces the country to recognize every person as equal," is how former Bemidji resident Cathy Perry described Friday's conclusion to the long fought battle of legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. In a 5-4 vote Friday, the United States Supreme Court...
June 26, 2015 - 6:32pm
March 12, 2015
Jim Hightower: America’s health care is under fire
Look out, the Supreme Court’s black-robed gang of far-right ideologues is rampaging again. The Supreme clan is firing potshots at the Affordable Care Act. Caught in the crossfire is the court’s own integrity, along with the health of millions of innocent bystanders. In an attempt...
March 12, 2015 - 11:56pm
October 15, 2014
Dick Polman: Supreme Court has screwed up politics
More secret money is being pumped into politics than ever before. For that ignominious milestone, we can thank Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and his four Republican-appointed pals. Here’s the kind of magic number that only fat cats and special interests could love: In...
October 15, 2014 - 11:36pm
July 31, 2014
Nat Hentoff: Government’s ultimate power
I have been reporting for years on the kinds of executions that led Justice Harry Blackmun to declare in a Feb.22, 1994, dissent (Callins v. Collins) that he would no longer vote for the death penalty: “The problem is that the inevitability of factual, legal and moral error gives...
July 31, 2014 - 12:19am
July 4, 2014
Michael Reagan: Getting Hobby Lobby right
Hillary Clinton called the Hobby Lobby decision “deeply disturbing.” The White House reacted like the world had just ended. Harry Reid promised that Democrats in Congress would “fight to preserve women’s access to contraceptive coverage and keep bosses out of the examination...
July 4, 2014 - 11:58pm
June 30, 2014
Supreme Court upholds firms' religious objections to contraception
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds...
June 30, 2014 - 11:02am
April 28, 2014
Rich Lowry: Sonia Sotomayor through the looking glass
All you really need to know about Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's dissent in this week's affirmative-action case is that Attorney General Eric Holder praised it as "courageous." There's a strong presumption that whatever meets Holder's approval will be insipid or politically...
April 28, 2014 - 5:00pm
June 29, 2013
Doug Patton: America has ceased to be great, or good
As I listened to the convoluted legal gobbledygook passing for erudite Constitutional expertise from the United States Supreme Court as they attempted to justify same sex marriage, my mind was flooded with the haunting words of some of the great men of history. I thought of...
June 29, 2013 - 10:06pm
June 26, 2013
Minnesota Democrats praise gay marriage ruling
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Democrats wasted no time to begin cheering the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this morning to reject a federal gay-marriage ban.
June 26, 2013 - 9:47am
May 7, 2013
Newspaper’s data access case hits Supreme Court
ROSEVILLE — The state Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case both sides say could have a significant impact on public data access. The case came before Minnesota’s highest court more than two years after Timberjay newspapers of Tower requested the details of a subcontract...
May 7, 2013 - 12:29am