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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

Within the contentious arena of campaign finance reform, one of the few areas in which all sides agree - or claim they do - is on the importance of disclosure.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 6:29pm

Minnesota recently released its annual list of its 13 counties with the highest combined totals of alcohol-related traffic deaths and serious injuries for 2008-10. And as these pages (in the St.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 5:30pm

The Obama administration appears to have found an elegant way out of its contraceptive problem - or, perhaps more to the point, to the political problem created by its approach to contraceptive coverage.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 5:24pm

No one was happy with the news that a judicial board approved the first release of a sex offender from the state's sexual predator treatment program.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 5:24pm

Goodbye for now, and good riddance, No Child Left Behind. Minnesota was one of 10 states to get the go-ahead last week to scrap easily one of the most frowned upon federal education mandates in America.

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 11:34pm

No budget can be judged in isolation. The baseline question is: compared to what? Republicans will make much of President Barack Obama's failure to fulfill his promise to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 5:25pm

In a recent briefing to Congress about worldwide threats, FBI Director Robert Mueller said that the danger of cyberattacks will equal or surpass the danger of terrorism "in the foreseeable future.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 5:36pm

At long last, federal and state authorities have reached an out-of-court settlement with five leading mortgage lenders, a major step in resolving the furor over "robo-signing" and other dubious foreclosure practices that came to light in October 2010.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 9:06pm