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'I say straight-faced we will never ever go back to normal'
For three decades, Jim Nobles has brought accountability to state government.
5-year-old cancer patient's big day and dream come true was fun for all.
The National Journal calculated its rankings based on roll-call votes on key issues.
The Olympics without wrestling will sting especially hard in Minnesota.
America's stew is more complex than you think. But somehow its people usually find common ground when it matters most.
Many so-called end-of-the-world prophets are really all about profit.
An 81-year-old former senator has a message about the fiscal cliff for the "old coots" in Congress.
Vice president serves up monologue fodder at biker hangout.
By administering Medicaid at a local level, an initiative in southwestern Minnesota hopes to save money and improve care. It could well be a pioneering model.
Jordyn Wieber displayed the heart of a champion.
Minnesota State Trooper Carl Hoffman did Minnesota proud this week with his quick, life-saving thinking.
Rochester Post-Bulletin's Greg Sellnow will be missed.
Bachmann needs to prove she's a workhorse, not a show horse. Now's her chance.
The GOP presidential candidate's Medicare reform plan is a miss.
A letter sent Tuesday by medical-industry heavyweights is striking in this era of antiregulatory fervor.
What's needed is real tax reform. But don't expect it.
Maybe we need an early Christmas.
It's impossible in this Amazon rainforest heat to venture outside and not feel like a soggy, oversteamed vegetable in less than a minute.
Also weighing in on Walker's behalf: Americans for Prosperity, a group with strong ties to billionaire oilman David Koch. Koch was the Libertarian Party's 1980 vice presidential candidate; his platform called for abolishing Social Security, the minimum wage and almost all federal agencies while legalizing recreational drugs, suicide and prostitution.
Differences bridged: zero. Lines drawn in the sand: too many to count. That’s how things stand after the chaotic morning go-round at the historic…
At times, it’s felt like President Obama is the only one out there trying to resuscitate health care reform after Republican Scott…
The dispute between Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Bemidji mayor Richard Lehmann over Local Government Aid continued Friday on Pawlenty's WCCO radio show. The governor cited…
Tim Pawlenty may not have won the straw poll at the recent Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit, but his speech got an ad hoc "Best of Class" award from a contributor to the conservative political magazine American Spectator.
Charles Grassley, the senior senator from the state to the south, sent out a long, long screed Monday warning that health care bills in the…
In late September, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he'd request maximum leniency and expediency in handling the case of three American hikers detained by his nation since July. So far, his promise has meant nothing. Minnesota native and journalist Shane Bauer, his girlfriend Sarah Shourd and their friend Josh Fattal remained imprisoned in the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran.
The economic stimulus plan has a price tag within shouting distance of $1 trillion. So what does that mindboggling amount of money buy the nation?
The Economist magazine dubbed Mayo Clinic one of the nation's most influential voices in the health care reform debate. President Obama has cited the Rochester medical center in many speeches.
Long-forgotten photos from Iowa in the early 1940s finally see the light of day.
Next time you count your blessings, consider the humble sewer. Without a sewage system to whisk away fecal matter, you'd be home to even more…