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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border survived a critical vote in the House on Tuesday, as Democrats failed to muster the necessary...

President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency so he can get money to build a wall on the southern border. Jabin Botsford / Washington Post
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers started a conversation about combatting fraud in the state's child care assistance program then abruptly set it aside.

The House Government Operations Committee on Tuesday,...

Minnesota Capitol. Forum News Service
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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ST. PAULóThe 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Minnesota State Competition and GeoChallenge regional competition will be Friday, March 29, at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul.

The university is hosting...

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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Oil trader Paul Vega is at the vanguard of shale's next revolution.

Driving his pick-up truck through the heartland of the Permian basin -- the vast tract of west Texas...

An oil well pumps at sunrise in western North Dakota's Bakken Formation. Forum News Service file photo
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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They say the first life Zero saved was his own.

He was a month old and alone on the side of a Texas highway. The abandoned Great Pyrenees puppy limped...

Zero, a Great Pyrenees, was shot and killed while defending his family from a gunman who opened fire at a birthday party. Courtesy of Laura Martinez.
Laura Martinez with her dog, Zero. Courtesy of Laura Martinez.
Laura Martinez and her family gather around the memorial for their dog, Zero. Courtesy of Laura Martinez.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Brainerd Dispatch

When the Miami Marlins open the 2019 season at home against the Colorado Rockies, Nick Anderson will be one of 14 pitchers on the roster.

The 6-foot-5, 195-pound right-hander will...

Nick Anderson
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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Former UFC champion Conor McGregor issued conflicting statements Monday regarding his future.

First, he went on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" and reiterated what he had been saying recently,...

Conor McGregor reacts after his fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov during UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena Oct. 6, 2018. Stephen R. Sylvanie / USA TODAY Sports
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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The Trump administration is hardening its position against the Affordable Care Act and arguing now that the entire law is unconstitutional, a shift that promises to bring the issue to...

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Brainerd Dispatch

Central Lakes College student Diana Espana Garay was named a 2019 New Century

Transfer Pathway scholar and will receive a $2,250 scholarship.

New Century Transfer Pathway scholars are selected based...

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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ST. PAUL - The attempted private sale of an iPhone in St. Paulís Hamline-Midway area Saturday night resulted in a man and woman being shot and wounded and a 19-year-old...