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Defying Trump, Green Party pursues recounts in 3 U.S. states
Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Keeping jobs on the prairie: Clarkfield Outdoors defies odds with American-made apparel
U.S. court puts Obamacare case on hold until Trump takes office
Abe to become first Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbor
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Dorothy M. Peterson
Luella O. Carlson
Harlow D. Skindelien
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
June 24, 2016
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
The narrowed-down deal to allow the city of Waukesha, Wis., to tap into nearby Lake Michigan and use its water as a municipal supply before treating it and returning it is a workable, positive outcome, the result of compromise and compassion for others’ needs on one side and concerns...
June 24, 2016 - 4:00am
June 23, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Legislature special session is now unlikely
Legislative leaders and the governor hadn't met in a week, and while there hasn't been a whole lot of progress on an agreement to hold a special session, there still was lingering optimism. Hope even — even if just a little.
June 23, 2016 - 2:32am
June 17, 2016
Editorial: Legislative leaders are failing Minnesotans
The leaders of Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton are no closer to an agreement on bonding, tax and transportation bills than they were...
June 17, 2016 - 6:00am
June 9, 2016
Editorial: It is a new dawn of politics in America
Hillary Clinton gained enough confirmed delegates Tuesday night to become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. It was a historical...
June 9, 2016 - 4:00am
June 8, 2016
Editorial: Trump must change direction to become a leader
Many believe Donald J. Trump’s criticism of a federal judge of Hispanic origin is racist and inappropriate. Only time will tell how much the...
June 8, 2016 - 4:00am
Letter: End the war against the innocent
President Lincoln’s words in his Gettysburg Address continue to stir Americans. Lincoln, while speaking, made changes, the most important...
June 8, 2016 - 1:41am
June 6, 2016
Midwest Opinion: Age is not a big issue in presidential campaign
The age factor in the presidential campaign has turned out to be no factor at all. The three candidates left standing are, in popular parlance, senior citizens. They qualify for Social Security and Medicare benefits. They are grandparents. Should he win, Donald Trump would be 70...
June 6, 2016 - 3:00am
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
June 6, 2016 - 12:00am
June 3, 2016
Minnesota opinion: The serious truth about distracted driving
No matter where you stand on the gun debate, you can agree that an innocent person being shot is a tragedy that should not happen. (People rallied acrros the country Thursday) to remember those victims and to mark National Gun Violence Awareness Day, also called Wear Orange Day....
June 3, 2016 - 6:00am
May 26, 2016
Editorial: It’s time to welcome this Willmar sailor home
The remains of a Willmar sailor from World War II will finally be returning home tonight to Kandiyohi County. It has been nearly 72 years since...
May 26, 2016 - 6:58am
May 24, 2016
Editorial: Legislature fails to accomplish top goals
The bell has tolled on the Minnesota Legislature’s 2016 session after lawmakers failed to accomplish their primary objectives — a bonding plan and transportation funding. Minnesota legislators introduced 7,763 bills this year and most went virtually nowhere. The Legislature was...
May 24, 2016 - 8:59am
May 21, 2016
Editorial: The work continues on closing gaps on Highway 23
The wait for filling the gaps on Minnesota Highway 23 continues. With no transportation agreement yet in the 2016 Minnesota Legislature, Willmar...
May 21, 2016 - 7:54am
May 20, 2016
Opinion: Willmar’s riding on with its Yellow Bike program
Willmar’s Yellow Bike program is hitting its racks again as the program enters its second year. The program kicks off today in conjunction...
May 20, 2016 - 12:00am
May 19, 2016
Editorial: It is time for legislators to get their work done
The Minnesota Legislature of 2016 is within days of its end and it has accomplished basically nothing. Unless some backroom miracle occurs, this year’s Legislature could be a replica of 2015 — a failure. Who’s at fault. Well, frankly, they all are — the House’s Republican...
May 19, 2016 - 9:43am
May 14, 2016
Editorial: Angel investment fund is a good idea
An effort to create an angel investment fund is underway in Kandiyohi County with the goal to provide critical capital to launch and/or expand county businesses. This is a worthy effort within the Kandiyohi County community. It is being coordinated by the Kandiyohi County and City...
May 14, 2016 - 10:30am