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A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns of immediate dangers to humanity from global warming, including "heat waves, storms, droughts, and more intense flooding.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:59pm

Thirty years ago, I was single mom - raising my two kids and working full-time as a psychologist. And as any parent knows, raising two kids can be a full-time job on its own. And as I learned, parenting on a single income is even more challenging.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 6:37pm

THE HAGUE, March 24 (Reuters) - Following is the complete text of the G7 leaders statement after their meeting on Monday in The Hague, as published by the European Council. 1. We, the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the President of the Europe...

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 4:26pm

Does our Constitution guarantee the freedom of religion, or does it merely allow a more limited freedom to worship? The difference is profound. Worship is an event. Religion is a way of life.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 5:42pm

Local property tax valuation and classification notices are currently being sent to all property owners in Crow Wing County. These notices inform citizens of the assessed value of their property as of Jan.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 8:51pm

Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea is a direct challenge and long-term threat to the post-World War II international order for which the United States and our allies have made great sacrifices over the past seven decades.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 5:59pm

A recent Star Tribune story reported that Minnesota's regional airports are starting to see signs of resurgence, but at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport that revival has been underway for several months.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 6:01pm

VIENNA, March 18 (Reuters) - Iran appears ready to help allay international concerns that a planned research reactor could yield nuclear bomb material, raising hope for a compromise on a tough sticking point in negotiations with world powers. How to deal with the Arak plant is expected to be among s...

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 3:49pm

BERLIN, March 17 (Reuters) - The Cold War is back. Russia's military seizure of Crimea and preparations for a possible annexation of the southern Ukrainian province have revived fears, calculations and reflexes that had been rusting away since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989....

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 2:57pm

WASHINGTON - There's nothing quite so helpful as a fatwa and threats of a Christian boycott to create buzz in advance of new movie. "Noah," scheduled for its U.S. release on March 28, has become such a target.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 4:53pm