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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkably public confrontation, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican allies of President Donald Trump pleaded with him Monday to back away from his threatened international tariffs, which they fear could spark a dangerous trade war. Trump retorted: “We’re not …

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For several months this spring, St. Olaf College was convulsed by a series of hate incidents. More than half a dozen racist notes were found across campus, including one slipped into a student’s book bag that said, “Go back to Africa.” Then, in late April, an African-American senior reported…

The city of Northfield, Carleton College and St. Olaf College issued a joint statement Thursday affirming that all three are committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive community for all in the wake of last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Donald Blom, the man who kidnapped and killed 19-year-old Moose Lake convenience store clerk Katie Poirier in one of the state’s most-publicized crimes, has returned to Minnesota.

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The state’s economic development and commerce departments fared financially better in the second go-around of the omnibus job growth and energy affordability finance bill.

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A group of Minnesota sex offenders has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to examine whether the state is violating the Constitution by confining people indefinitely in prison-like treatment centers after they have already completed their criminal sentences.

The pace of refugees arriving in Minnesota slowed markedly in recent months, even though President Trump’s executive order pausing resettlement remains mired in the courts.

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Maypole festivals have their roots in medieval Europe, but a group from Montgomery would like to make the spring celebration a new tradition in their hometown as well.

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OWATONNA — When Steele County commissioners met last month in a two-plus-hour closed session to review the performance of then county administrator Laura Elvebak, they came to the conclusion that Elvebak was not the person the commissioners wanted to carry out their vision for the future of …

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During his 29 years as physical education and health teacher, and six as a substitute at Cleveland Public Schools, Dave Krenik touched a lot of lives. When Krenik’s former students learned he was battling cancer, they wanted to show him just how much he meant to them.

The Diocese of New Ulm filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday, becoming the 16th Catholic religious organization in the nation to seek protection from clergy sex abuse claims.

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