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St. Cloud Sen. John Pederson is authoring one of a couple legislative proposals that renew a familiar debate: Should Minnesota turn toward using more toll roads? Viewed in the context of the entire state transportation system, the basic answer is no.

Sun, 04/29/2012 - 4:48pm

The brownfield in Arden Hills remains the best site for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 4:41pm

APRIL 10 20 years ago (1992) There's good news and bad news for a key block in downtown Brainerd. First the bad news: Thrifty White Drug, at the corner of S. 6th and Front, will close next week.

Mon, 04/09/2012 - 5:52pm

Who knows what explains the teardrop that streaked down Vladimir Putin's cheek as he announced his victory in Sunday's presidential election? The Russian strongman blamed the wind. We'd like to think Mr.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 5:18pm

The only Web company that is also a verb has run into the language barrier. How do you say "Google privacy policy" in French? (It's "regles de confidentialite Google." Thanks, Google Translate.

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 8:44pm

The Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate have passed bills that would base teacher layoffs, when necessary, on performance rather than seniority.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 5:59pm

NEW YORK - There is nothing, and I mean nothing, like rising crude-oil prices to make sensible people go all wobbly in the head. Economists fail to differentiate between cause and effect.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 5:59pm

Quick quiz: Who are Wilhelmina Wright, Ivy Bernhardson, James Florey, Edward Lynch and John Rodenberg? Answer: They’re the five judges (appointed by four different Minnesota governors) who last year were given the unenviable task of drawing up Minnesota’s new congressional and legislativ...

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 6:25pm

Reporting from the Associated Press reminded Minnesotans this week that they need to be cautious indeed as they listen to candidates' promises during this election year.

Sun, 02/26/2012 - 8:39pm

Xavier Alvarez is a serial liar. He lied, as his lawyers concede, about playing in the National Hockey League. He lied about being wounded in the course of rescuing the American ambassador during the Iran hostage crisis.

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 8:42pm