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America's half-baked immigration system is riddled with unfair, arbitrary and inhumane provisions, but few are so senseless and cruel as those covering the undocumented immigrant spouses and children of U.S. citizens.

Mon, 01/09/2012 - 6:42pm

Those of us who've never served in the military, who've never spent a year or two away from home, family and friends, can have a difficult time understanding the immediate and long-term effects of such a separation.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 8:59pm

Park ranger Margaret Anderson was operating a roadblock in Mount Rainier National Park on New Year's Day to prevent cars without snow chains from proceeding up the mountain.

Thu, 01/05/2012 - 3:26pm

TOKYO - If you want to silence a room filled with Japanese politicians, suggest they should learn from China. The conventional wisdom favors the flip side of this dynamic: China should be studying Japan's playbook.

Thu, 01/05/2012 - 3:26pm

The news that pests are becoming resistant to genetically modified corn is a potentially major issue in southern Minnesota, where corn is king.

Thu, 01/05/2012 - 3:25pm

A year from now, the federal government will start collecting a new tax on medical devices from tongue depressors to imaging machines, thanks to the sweeping health-care overhaul that Democrats enacted in the spring of 2010.

Wed, 01/04/2012 - 6:01pm

As of this week, property owners in some parts of West St. Paul will not have the option to rent out their homes. Under a new ordinance that went into effect Jan.

Wed, 01/04/2012 - 6:00pm

Does Iowa matter? Maybe, maybe not. My advice in the weeks to come: Don't let the giddiness of the campaign coverage distract from what will really matter.

Tue, 01/03/2012 - 6:38pm

Billions of dollars are lost each year to online piracy, which stifles the ability of writers, songwriters and others in the creative arts to earn the royalties they are due and drains profits from legitimate manufacturers.

Tue, 01/03/2012 - 6:38pm

WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney, who as governor of Massachusetts turned to John Sasso for help in getting a health-care bill through the state legislature, may want to solicit the Democratic operative's advice again, this time on how to handle Ron Paul.

Mon, 01/02/2012 - 5:40pm