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Earlier this month, the Brainerd area lost a longtime community proponent and one of the state's broadcasting pioneers - June Persons. Persons, along with her husband, Charlie, started and owned KVBR radio for many years.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 6:26pm

A two-year budget deal hammered out by the House of Representative's Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis. and the Senate's Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, R-Wash.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 5:38pm

There were problems with the rollout, folks were experiencing problems signing up for health insurance under the program and the deadline is looming for signing up for a plan is Jan. 1.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 5:12pm

As outlined in the Washington Post's "The Fact Checker," (written by Glenn Kessler) there is an unraveling of truth amid the claims and counter claims made by political leaders.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:55pm

It's time for our annual round-up of the biggest Pinocchios of the year. This was not a presidential election year, so in some ways the subjects that needed to be fact checked were more substantive.

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 6:48pm

Last Sunday's news-talk programs were applauding the Ryan-Murray budget deal. Most were trumpeting the fact that the deal will avoid the possibility of government shutdowns for two years.

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:15am

Sen. Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, told "Morning with Joe" Scarborough that the folks in the federal government are wasting $200 billion of taxpayer dollars - each year.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 6:23pm

Minnesota and much of the nation was locked in an Arctic blast over the past few weeks, but there is one spot that is much, much colder - East Antarctica, a suburb of the South Pole, recorded the world record cold checking in at -135.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 9:07pm

Tuesday's Ryan-Murray budget deal was approved overwhelmingly Thursday afternoon. The House approved the budget 332 to 94, with 169 Republicans and 163 Democrats voting in favor, and 62 Republicans and 32 Democrats voting against.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:42pm

Another round of government spending cuts is due in 2014. According to the sequestration put in place by Congress because it was too inept to enact actual across the board budget cuts, will now gut the U.S. military, according to Rep.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 7:40pm