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Afghan leader: NATO should pull back to big bases

March 15, 2012 in West Central Tribune

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan’s president, angered by a U.S. soldier’s alleged killings of 16 civilians, demanded Thursday that international troops pull out of villages and rural areas to main bases and let Afghan forces take the lead for countrywide security in 2013, a year ahead of schedule. Continue Reading

Eliminating sales tax option forces stadium supporters to regroup

November 1, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL Minnesota leaders are two and a half weeks away from a planned legislative session to finance a Vikings football stadium, but are far from an agreement on how to collect $650 million that is supposed to come from public funds. Continue Reading