The U.S. Forest Service has directed supervisors on federal forest lands to temporarily abandon its policy of letting small fires keep burning in isolated areas, with rampant forest fires in the country's western half putting a strain on firefighting resources and concerns over the possibility of more fires in drought-stricken areas.
Updated: August 08, 2012, - 06:29 PM
Republican Senate candidate Kurt Bills said Wednesday he would have voted against the farm bill passed by the U.S. Senate in June, striking a major contrast with Democratic incumbent Amy Klobuchar as the two chased rural votes at an annual southwestern Minnesota agriculture trade show.
Updated: August 08, 2012, - 04:09 PM
The subculture acts as a money raiser and recruiting tool for white supremacists, insiders say. Summary.
Updated: August 08, 2012, - 12:28 AM
When they aren't ranting in Internet forums, many of the nation's white supremacists seek a louder outlet for their extreme views: thunderous, thrashing heavy metal or punk music with lyrics that call for a race war.
Updated: August 07, 2012, - 11:12 PM
Nearly a decade after dying in a plane crash, Sen. Paul Wellstone is still revered by many Minnesota Democrats. But it's a Republican U.S. Senate candidate mining the late senator's underdog appeal for a campaign boost.
Updated: July 30, 2012, - 06:44 PM
Vikings fans decked out in purple and gold roamed Minnesota's Capitol on Saturday hoping to see the state House vote on a $1 billion stadium bill, but it was delayed even as the planned end of the legislative session drew closer and despite an urgent plea from stadium supporter Gov. Mark Dayton.
Updated: April 28, 2012, - 08:19 PM
Two more Democrats moved Thursday to challenge U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, adding to a suddenly crowded field interested in trying to unseat the state's highest-profile Republican.
Updated: March 22, 2012, - 05:23 PM
The Senate State Government Committee's 8-5 vote against the "racino" proposal united Republicans and Democrats in opposition.
Updated: March 19, 2012, - 08:07 PM
At least half a dozen plans respond to the dysfunction of 2011.
Updated: March 07, 2012, - 11:01 PM