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With few races, Minnesota primary turnout in August likely small
High court race is a Minnesota question
Eden Valley farmer elected to National Corn Growers Board
Poll: Trump trails by 6 points after DNC
Vikings & fine art come together in new stadium
UPDATE: Glenwood/Lowry reaches state title game
Stanley Cup to meet Stanley car in Minnesota
G/L Legion marches ahead at state
Getting it right
Stingers rebound to clobber Bucks
Judge dismisses 29 claims to late musician Prince's estate
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
ASTRO BOB: Getting stung by a 'scorpion' can be a beautiful thing
The search for a world-record lake trout
Johnson -- Haverly
Quisberg -- Larson
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
David L. Lake
Joan M. Caspers
Esther Helen Iverson
Parker: Are we all Democrats this year?
Dionne: Hillary takes the fight to Trump
Thomas: Hillary's recycled speech
Obama: Continuity we can believe in
Will: Mike Pence the pliable
July 27, 2016
June 27 cartoon by Steve Benson
Hillary Clinton: "United we stand." Steve Benson is a cartoonist for the Arizona Republic in Phoenix, Arizona. You can comment on this cartoon...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
Midwest Opinion: Unity among Democrats is just laughable
Democrats who are assembled in Philadelphia for their national convention seem to be taking a page from last week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland: They are putting on smiley faces about unity, but there is none.
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
July 22, 2016
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Willmar has yet another opportunity to move onward as a community with its selection as a pilot program for the "Moving Health Forward" initiative. Our community is fortunate to partner with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and have the partner investment of $2 million to...
July 22, 2016 - 3:00am
July 21, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Put the brakes on hit-and-runs in Minnesota
You walk back to your parked car after spending an hour shopping or dining out and you discover it now has a big dent. There is no other worried driver at the scene, no note, just that ugly dent and the feeling you have of being violated. And if you're a hit-and-run victim, that's...
July 21, 2016 - 3:00am
July 20, 2016
Midwest Opinion: The heat is on, so just cool it
The upper Midwest is in for hot and humid conditions for at least the next couple of days. A record or two might be broken. Happens every year. So does the hype. Media, including The Forum, tend to greet "extreme" weather as if it were the first time it's ever happened. Yet, the records...
July 20, 2016 - 3:00am
July 18, 2016
Midwest Opinion: Everyone should have The Talk
Around America, there's much discussion about black parents having The Talk—the dialogue where they sit down with their youngsters, especially their sons, and explain how crucial it is to cooperate with police in order to avoid getting shot. But here's the thing: Everybody should...
July 18, 2016 - 3:00am
July 13, 2016
American Opinion: As a police officer, I am sworn to protect all
Friends, let this sink in. A teacher is writing her lesson plans for the next week and every few minutes, the principal calls her room to make sure she isn't dead. A nurse is making rounds, handing out medication, and every few minutes, the charge nurse calls his phone to make sure...
July 13, 2016 - 4:59am
July 12, 2016
Midwest Opinion: How police can respond to mistrust
Some policy responses to last week's police shootings and shootings-of-police will take years to put in place. But others can be rolled out within months. Here are two, both of them drawn from a striking op-ed in The Washington Post titled "The low-hanging fruit of police reform"...
July 12, 2016 - 12:45pm
July 11, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Beware, it's election season and polling time
All those ear-to-ear grinning, hand-grabbing, stickers-sticking politicians in your local summer parade should have tipped you off: It's election season. Yes, yes, Election Day is still four months off, but Minnesota's primary election — to narrow the fields of candidates in...
July 11, 2016 - 1:00am
July 9, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Withhold judgment and demand solutions
This is happening far too frequently. Baton Rouge. St. Paul. And that's just this week. (Then police officer shot to death in Dallas.) Enough. No matter whose side you're on — with the police because officers aren't being respected and their orders aren't being followed as...
July 9, 2016 - 12:00am
July 8, 2016
Editorial: Thanks for the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall
Veterans and residents of Kandiyohi County and west central Minnesota were fortunate July 4th weekend to be able to visit the Vietnam Traveling...
July 8, 2016 - 3:59am
July 6, 2016
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
July 6, 2016 - 7:05pm
Minnesota Opinion: Beware of business 'vanity awards' from nowhere
A scam is going around again that local business should be aware of. Businesses are notified that they've won a "best of" award for the city they're located in. Sounds good, right? Who doesn't like to win an award? However, to receive the award, business owners are told they must...
July 6, 2016 - 4:00am
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