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December 6, 2017
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Kandiyohi County weighs opioid lawsuit
December 6, 2017 - 10:32pm
Sen. Al Franken is seen in this 2013 file photo at Moorhead High School in Moorhead, Minn. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
UPDATE: Friends call for Franken to step down, but he is not tipping his hat yet
December 6, 2017 - 5:39pm
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) arrives for a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 29, 2017. A half-dozen Democratic senators, all women, called for Franken's resignation on Dec. 6 after a sixth woman came forward to charge that he had made an improper advance on her. Al Drago/ copyright 2017 The New York Times
Senate Democrats call on Franken to resign
December 6, 2017 - 11:18am
A guide leads American tourists near the Dome of the Rock in the Old City of Jerusalem, Dec. 6, 2017. President Trump plans to name Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday, upending nearly seven decades of American foreign policy. Uriel Sinai / copyright 2017 The New York Times
'It's catastrophic:' US allies reject Trump's expected Jerusalem pronouncement
December 6, 2017 - 10:27am
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John Handeen, a World War II veteran, was among those Tuesday at a rally in Montevideo who encouraged state legislators to obtain funding for a veterans home. Handeen said it is especially needed to serve Vietnam veterans.
Montevideo moves forward on veterans home
December 6, 2017 - 7:04am
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune

The Willmar City Council approved raising 2018 water rates charged by Willmar Municipal Utilities. No change  in electric rates is planned, but a new franchise fee will be charged.
Willmar council OKs increase in water rates
December 6, 2017 - 6:32am
December 5, 2017
The Minnesota state Capitrol building as seen in July 2017, after completion of a $310 million, multi-year renovation. The original construction was completed in 1905. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota budget forecast shows slight dip
December 5, 2017 - 4:37pm
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Willmar citizen John Burns speaks to the Willmar City Council Monday regarding the apparent social media activity of Willmar City Council member Ron Christianson. Burns says the current racism he sees in the community is an “old story” that happened to his family years ago as Irish Catholic immigrants.play button
Video of the Public Forum portion of Willmar City Council's Dec. 4, 2017, meeting
December 5, 2017 - 2:22pm
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton responds to a question during a 2015 governor's candidate debate in Moorhead, Minn. File Photo / Forum News Service
Now cancer-free, Dayton encourages screenings for early detection
December 5, 2017 - 2:06pm
Minnesota adds text-to-911 service statewide for users who can't call
December 5, 2017 - 1:19pm
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A town hall meeting to discuss a “MinnesotaCare Buy-In” proposal is slated for 11 a.m. Dec. 8 in the multipurpose room at the Willmar Public Library, 410 Fifth St. S.W.
Town hall on MinnesotaCare buy-in proposal slated Friday in Willmar
December 5, 2017 - 10:22am
FILE -- The sun rises over Valley of The Gods inside Bears Ears National Monument, near Blanding Utah, Aug. 23, 2017. President Donald Trump said on Dec. 4, 2017, that he will dramatically reduce the size of a vast expanse of protected federal land in Utah, including Bears Ears National Monument, a rollback of some two million acres that is the largest in scale in the nation’s history. (Alex Goodlett/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
'The President Stole Your Land': Patagonia, REI blast Trump on national monument rollbacks
December 5, 2017 - 8:15am
FILE — Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the election, leaves the Capitol in Washington, June 21, 2017. Copyright 2017 Doug Mills/The New York Times
Mueller subpoenas Deutsche Bank records, sources say
December 5, 2017 - 7:34am
December 4, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Willmar Human Rights Commission member Ben Larson speaks Monday to the Willmar City Council about his concerns regarding apparent social media activity by Willmar City Council member Ron Christianson. Christianson was not in attendance Monday.
Public speaks about Willmar City Councilor Christianson's social media activity
December 4, 2017 - 11:36pm
A water-main break in in Oakdale on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, created a “giant” sinkhole on Interstate 694. Courtesy photo / City of Oakdale
UPDATE: 'Giant' sinkhole along interstate expected to snarl Twin Cities traffic til Friday
December 4, 2017 - 8:18pm
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