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Former Republican presidential candidate and TV evangelist Pat Robertson's has flipped on his stand on legalizing marijuana. The straight-laced preacher's mind-blowing comments were made last Wednesday to the New York Times.

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 9:40pm

President Barrack Obama's administration has ruled that employers provide health insurance that includes contraceptive coverage. The Catholic church employs scores of people in hospitals, clinics, colleges and universities.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 8:45pm

Five members of Minnesota's congressional delegation have introduced a bill to close the lock and dam at St. Anthony Falls if invasive fish are found north of Hastings.

Thu, 03/08/2012 - 5:24pm

Minnesota's timberwolves were once as rare as a win by the 2011 Minnesota Timberwolves. However, they, like the Minnesota pro basketball team, have made a comeback in the Gopher state.

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

Accusations flew from the four corners of the state following the 2010 election.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 5:29pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama met in Washington Monday, following an appearance over the weekend by the president at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 5:53pm

There are signs Minnesota's economic downturn is slowly gearing up for a better-than-expected 2012.

Sun, 03/04/2012 - 9:48pm

It's time to stop using seniority as the only criteria when considering teacher layoffs. A bill removing the teacher tenure system is expected to arrive at the desk of Gov. Mark Dayton soon and we urge him to sign it.

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

We're headlong into another presidential election cycle. When the Republicans finally figure out who their standard bearer is going to be, it is almost guaranteed that things will get ugly.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 6:34pm

News headlines predict it, the evening news affirms it, and the signage at every gas station proves it - prices at the pump are continuing to soar to near historic highs.

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 4:37pm