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In a 7-2 vote on Monday, June 17, the United States Supreme Court struck down an Arizona law that required people who registered to vote in federal elections show proof of citizenship.

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 5:31pm

Colorado is literally going up in flames. Over 16,000 acres of the state have been blackened by a blaze that remains only 65 percent contained.

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 9:08am

Most Americans don't agree with the federal government monitoring communications in its effort to thwart terrorism attacks on U.S. By a margin of 53 percent to 37 percent, those polled by Gallup said they disapprove of such monitoring.

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 8:18pm

In 2006, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., was critical of the U.S. National Security Agency's (NSA) spying on Americans and foreign nationals living in the United States.

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 4:24pm

JUNE 14 20 years ago (1993) Nate Pederson, a transfer student from Little Falls, finished second in the state tournament, throwing the shot put just 2.5 inches short of the winner's effort.

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 4:23pm

A half a trillion is what we're talking about if the House of Representatives passes the Senate's version of the five year farm bill. Wow, that's a lot of corn! Senators passed their version by a vote of 66-27.

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 5:30pm

After a National Security Agency (NSA) contractor spilled the beans that the government was literally spying on American citizens, there have been calls for investigations into the charges and a call for the whistle-blower to be extradited from Hong Kong to the U.S. and put on trial for treason. Now...

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 4:27pm

JUNE 12 20 years ago (1993) (Photo) Nancy Cross, director of Brainerd Community Action, and Mary Gottsch, assistant director of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber, plants one of the five flower beds in downtown Brainerd.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 4:26pm

There have been a lot of rumors about the newspaper industry during the Great Recession. In fact, some newspapers were forced out of business because other businesses that were regular advertisers, were shuttered during the economic downturn.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 4:38pm

President Obama has signed off on the United Nations' (U.N.) Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), joining 153 signatories in the support of international sales of conventional weapons. However, the treaty does regulate small arms.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 2:42pm