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Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
AgweekTV: Sweet crops
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
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'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Gregory W. Johnson
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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
May 12, 2016
Editorial: Leadership Perspectives helps grow our leaders
Willmar Lakes Area businesses and organizations have been investing in people through the Leadership Perspectives program for nearly a quarter century. Leadership Perspectives is a leadership program designed to develop leaders who are informed, dynamic, qualified and motivated about...
May 12, 2016 - 5:00am
May 11, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Where is the House GOP’s bonding bill listing?
More than two months in and with only two weeks to go, lawmakers in St. Paul haven’t even reached a starting point from which a bonding bill can be negotiated. Minnesotans paying attention have to be doing so with mounting frustration, anxiety and chagrin — and with dimming hopes...
May 11, 2016 - 4:00am
May 9, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Is that a gun or a cellphone?
Let’s make this clear right off the bat — this is not an anti-gun statement. Having gotten that out of the way, what is the obsession lately with people wanting to manufacture guns that look like cell phones and cell phones to look like guns? As if the country isn’t already...
May 9, 2016 - 1:00am
May 6, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Maintain momentum to clean up Great Lakes
Congress doesn’t agree on much, it seems, but when it comes to restoring the Great Lakes following decades of factory-spewing, sewage-oozing, industrial and wastewater pollution, Republicans and Democrats alike, in both the U.S. House and Senate, seem to be able to agree about getting...
May 6, 2016 - 12:18am
April 30, 2016
Editorial: City Council needs to move on staffing issues
The Willmar City Council continues to struggle with indecision and lack of planning, which is the hindering city operations and possibly the coming primary and general election balloting. The City Council has been discussing the need for a manager for human resources within city...
April 30, 2016 - 5:00am
April 29, 2016
Editorial: Have a great prom and make sure to get home safe
West Central Minnesota is in the midst of spring, which means it’s prom season. Willmar High School Prom is Friday night, Atwater-Grove City-Cosmos High School Prom is Saturday night and New London-Spicer High School Prom is May 7. Others have been held, and some are still to come....
April 29, 2016 - 4:00am
April 27, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: The tragic truth of distracted driving
Spring is here and — oh, look at that bird outside — and now is a good time to think — who is that walking by the office — about the dangerous — wow, is it 4:30 p.m. already — consequences of — what’s for supper tonight — getting distracted. Annoying, isn’t...
April 27, 2016 - 1:30am
April 26, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Here’s the buzz on how to help out our bees
Bees have helped humans immeasurably over the years, transferring pollen and seeds from one flower to another, fertilizing the plant so it...
April 26, 2016 - 2:00am
April 25, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Minnesota is smart to consider primary
So important is the office of the president that Europeans often say they wish they could vote in U.S. elections. That won’t be happening anytime soon, of course. But it helps explain what’s happening in Minnesota right now, as the Legislature comes closer to scrapping the presidential...
April 25, 2016 - 2:00am
April 23, 2016
Editorial: It’s time to invest in broadband, transportation
Minnesota is falling significantly behind on its infrastructure in transportation and broadband around this state, while the legislators sit around in endless debate on how to solve the problem. Everyone seems to agree there is a dire need for adequate funding for transportation and...
April 23, 2016 - 2:16am
April 22, 2016
Editorial: Presidential campaign remains very unpredictable
The New York presidential primary Tuesday provided some clarity for both parties — Democrats and Republicans. Hillary Clinton’s victory over Bernie Sanders in the Democrat primary was overwhelming as she received more votes than the three Republican candidates combined. Donald...
April 22, 2016 - 12:16am
April 21, 2016
Editorial: MACCRAY School District faces a tough decision
The MACCRAY School District and its communities of Clara City, Maynard and Raymond face a challenging decision on the future of the district and its school buildings. This is not an easy decision for any school district, especially a consolidated school district. Every community wants...
April 21, 2016 - 12:16am
April 19, 2016
Minnesota opinion: The serious truth about distracted driving
Spring is here and — oh, look at that bird outside — and now is a good time to think — who is that walking by the office — about the...
April 19, 2016 - 1:00am
April 18, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Efforts working to combat bullying
Incidents are still going to occur. Kids are still going to get shoved or teased or worse. This is human nature we’re dealing with. And not every child on every playground ... across Minnesota can be watched every moment of every recess. And not every mean tweet or Snapchat pic...
April 18, 2016 - 3:00am