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(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast). Supporters of gay marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana attend a rally at the federal plaza Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast). Supporters of gay marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana attend a rally at the federal plaza Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Chicago.

Court bristles at 'traditional' marriage argument

Federal appeals court judges considering whether to uphold gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin are reserving their toughest questions for the states, asking how the bans help society, especially children of same-sex couples.

Shots fired at Minneapolis emergency room entry

No one was hurt when a gunman sprayed rounds toward an emergency room entrance at Hennepin County Medical Center in downtown Minneapolis. More>>

Company to delay formal request for iron ore mine

Gogebic Taconite says its application to develop an iron ore mine in northwestern Wisconsin will be pushed back until at least the fall of next year. More>>

Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer


A century and a half after his valiant death at the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil... More>>

Potawatomi withhold payment to Wisconsin

The Forest County Potawatomi say they have not made their annual revenue sharing payment to the state of Wisconsin for their casino in Milwaukee because they anticipate the state will owe them money if Gov. Scott Walker... More>>

Victims' uncle: Wisconsin ex-deputy now in jail

Family members say they've been told a recently retired Wisconsin sheriff's deputy is due in court this week in the shooting deaths of his wife and sister-in-law. More>>

Dayton, Johnson get big public money for race

Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson are getting big infusions of public money for their campaigns. More>>

Osseo woman pleads guilty in toddler's death

Amanda Butts Amanda Butts

Amanda Butts, from Osseo, was babysitting Alexis Behlke in June of last year when the toddler stopped breathing.

Vikings' Peterson urges anaphylactic kids to be prepared

Adrian Peterson has many endorsements, and this one hits as close to home as any. More>>

Experts fear Minnesota farmland prices declining

Experts say Minnesota farmers could be impacted by a decline in farmland prices. More>>

Beloit College Mindset List delves into the minds of college freshmen

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This year's college freshmen are just beginning to arrive to campus and with them they bring a whole different frame of mind. More>>

Proficiency testing holds steady, slightly up

Minnesota students' performance on standardized proficiency tests held steady or slightly improved this year. More>>

Wisconsin football recruit gets 1 year for rape

A former University of Wisconsin football recruit has been sentenced to one year in prison for sexually assaulting a woman during a visit to the Madison campus last December. More>>

Police: Victim identified Steele as shooter

 A Dane County court document states one of two, fatal victims of a Fitchburg shooting identified former sheriff's deputy Andy Steele as the shooter. More>>

Community activists plan 3rd rally over shootings

Community activists in Milwaukee are organizing their third rally in about a week over the officer-involved shooting deaths of Dontre Hamilton in Wisconsin and Michael Brown in Missouri. More>>

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