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WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives panel voted along party lines on Thursday to hold a former Internal Revenue Service officer in contempt of Congress over her role in a 2013 controversy involving IRS targeting of conservative political groups. Lois Lerner, former head ...

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:09pm

NEW YORK, April 10 (Reuters) - CBS said on Thursday that Stephen Colbert will become the host of 'The Late Show' when David Letterman retires next year. Colbert, who hosts "The Colbert Report" on the cable channel Comedy Central, signed a five-year agreement with the network, CBS' CEO Les Moonves sa...

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:03pm

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans narrowly passed a new balanced budget plan from Representative Paul Ryan on Thursday in a vote that will help shape the debate ahead of November's congressional elections. The plan authored by Ryan, the influential House Budget Committee chairm...

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:52am

Brainerd Public Schools announced that Molly Raske, an elementary school principal in Madelia, has been named the new principal of Nisswa Elementary School. Before serving as principal in Madelia, Raske taught first grade and seventh grade.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:14am

GRAND RAPIDS - A warrant was issued this week for a Grand Rapids man accused of distributing child pornography over the Internet. Daryl Wayne Phelps, 48, failed to appear Monday in State District Court on seven felony counts of possession of pornographic work involving minors. Phelps is accused of p...

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:11am

PARK RAPIDS - Republicans from the 8th Congressional District will meet Saturday morning in Park Rapids to endorse Stewart Mills as the candidate to take on U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan in this fall’s election. District chairman Ted Lovdahl of Effie said that along with the Mills endorsement, a number of ...

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:05am

DULUTH - The National Park Service has opted against conducting an emergency genetic rescue of wolves on Isle Royale, and will instead conduct a long-term environmental review on the park’s diminished wolf population. Isle Royale Superintendent Phyllis Green announced Wednesday that she won’t al...

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:03am

CLOQUET - A possible “suspicious death” investigated Tuesday by Cloquet police has been ruled accidental, due to an apparent fall, according to an autopsy by the St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office. Cloquet police reported that officers were called to a residence just after noon Tuesday...

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:01am

■ Walker students competes in state speech tournament Three Walker-Hackensack-Akeley (WHA) students will compete Saturday in the Class A division in the State Speech Tournament held at Blaine High School.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:54pm

Due to incorrect information provided the Dispatch, the age of the woman who was found dead in a snow bank in late February in Motley was incorrect. Anna Eakle, who died from a prescription medication overdose, was 36, not 33.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:54pm