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FOREST LAKE, Minn | Minnesota church ends 70-year tradition of lutefisk dinner

FOREST LAKE, Minn— A 70-year tradition of serving a lutefisk dinner has ended at a Minnesota church with an obituary penned by the pastor. Faith Lutheran Church in Forest Lake, Minnesota, would serve a Scandinavian dinner featuring the pungent, jellylike fish the first Tuesday in December. But the Rev. John Klawiter wrote an obituary for … Continue reading FOREST LAKE, Minn | Minnesota church ends 70-year tradition of lutefisk dinner

ST. PAUL, Minn. | Pawlenty loss shows Minnesota GOP’s reluctance to coronate

ST. PAUL, Minn.  — As the last Republican to win statewide in traditionally blue Minnesota, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty hoped to be the party’s savior by running for his old job. Voters instead chose a lesser-known local official who didn’t carry the stigma of the GOP establishment or of calling President Donald Trump “unhinged.” The … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn. | Pawlenty loss shows Minnesota GOP’s reluctance to coronate

ST. PAUL, Minn | Dems pick ‘firsts,’ GOP goes for Trump fave in primaries

ST. PAUL, Minn — In a night of firsts, Democrats in Vermont’s primary chose the nation’s first transgender gubernatorial nominee. In Minnesota, they picked a woman who would be the first Somali-American member of Congress. Connecticut Democrats nominated a candidate who could become the first black woman from the state to serve in Congress. Democrats … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn | Dems pick ‘firsts,’ GOP goes for Trump fave in primaries

ST. PAUL, Minn | Primary night: Dems go for diversity, GOP for Trump choices

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump. In Vermont, Democrats rallied behind the nation’s first transgender nominee for governor. Minnesota Democrats backed a woman … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn | Primary night: Dems go for diversity, GOP for Trump choices

STARK, Minn. | Minnesota deputies rescue women stranded on unicorn raft

STARK, Minn.  — It was not a fairy tale, but a rescue on a Minnesota lake did involve a rainbow unicorn. A sheriff’s deputy and a reserve deputy from the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office spotted a group of five women on a large, inflatable rainbow unicorn floating on Fish Lake Saturday. KMSP-TV reports the deputies … Continue reading STARK, Minn. | Minnesota deputies rescue women stranded on unicorn raft

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn | As Ellison departs Congress, Omar chases another first

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn — In a coffee shop at the edge of a working-class Minneapolis suburb, not far from the high school Ilhan Omar attended in the years after she immigrated to the U.S., some two dozen people crowded around a table to hear her make the case for sending her to Congress. “There is … Continue reading COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn | As Ellison departs Congress, Omar chases another first