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Gov. Mark Dayton supports allowing Minnesota voters to register online.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 1:45pm

Complaints directed at government often follow the theme that elected leaders don't care about the public's opinion. Yet when citizens are asked to participate the response is often lukewarm at best.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 1:26pm

Anyone thinking that the budget mess is behind us is sorely mistaken. It's already beginning to look like members of that bipartisan conference committee - Sen. Jeff Session, Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Patty Murray and Rep.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 6:28pm

We the people view our own government as a threat to our personal rights, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. Some 53 percent of adults surveyed think the federal government threatens their own personal rights and freedoms.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 4:19pm

System flaws, 10-year-old technology and a frustrated buying public are at the center of President Obama's health care "recall." He's enlisting the best and the brightest technicians to solve the problem.

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 4:37pm

Citing an unstable U.S. government monetary policy, the international community is questioning whether the dollar should remain as the widely accepted international currency.

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 9:34am

Senators voted 81-18 and the House of Representatives voted 285-144 to stop the government shutdown and raise the nation's debt ceiling. The agreement was only a short-term solution to funding America's insatiable spending habit.

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 8:56pm

September foreclosures in Crow Wing County were up from August. According to records there were 23 foreclosures in September, up from 10 the previous month.

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 4:21pm

Brainerd School Board members unanimously approved a plan to improve the football, tennis, baseball and track segments of the lower athletic site. That site is built on swamp-like ground, in close proximity to the Mississippi River.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 4:22pm

After Wausau Paper Co. shuttered its facility in northeast Brainerd, it seemed inevitable that the facility may never spring to life again. That was the thinking until Liberty Paper Inc.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 8:30am