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Minnesota manufacturers' confidence high, but finding workers a challenge
Trump proposes sharp cuts at Interior Department while pushing for more drilling on public lands
‘Any last words?’ Minn. woman tells jury of the horrifying day her ex shot her at work
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
Farm groups express concern about White House budget proposal
Watch: Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater throws during first day of OTAs
Rain forces Los Angeles to wait another year for Super Bowl
NFL shortens overtime to 10 minutes
Finally healthy, Banham is set for return home to take on the Lynx
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Dr. Richard Clausen
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
Letter: Getting even after the fact
Letter: Welcome the new splash pad
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
May 22, 2017
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
It's called charitable gaming because the tens of millions of dollars raised in Minnesota every year from raffles, bingo, and the sales of pull tabs help support Little League neighborhood baseball, scholarships, police dogs, local zoos, Animal Allies, youth football, food shelves,...
May 22, 2017 - 5:48am
May 20, 2017
Editorial: Time for courage and a need to get the job done
For nearly five months, the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton have been meeting and meeting and meeting. Yet, they seem unable to agree...
May 20, 2017 - 8:10am
May 19, 2017
Editorial: Ridgewater College begins leadership transition
Ridgewater College's leadership is transitioning to a new chapter as Doug Allen nears the end of his college presidency and Joseph Opatz prepares...
May 19, 2017 - 10:07am
May 17, 2017
Editorial: Willmar is building Destination Playground, volunteers still needed
Our children were told if they could dream it, Willmar would build it. So they dreamed what they wanted for the Destination Playground and...
May 17, 2017 - 8:59pm
May 12, 2017
Minnesota Opinion: Minnesota should step up on tobacco age
In an editorial last week, the Duluth News Tribune praised Edina for becoming the first city in Minnesota to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. (Other cities were) urged to follow suit. "Better yet," the newspaper opined, "the Minnesota Legislature can (make) the sensible...
May 12, 2017 - 5:16pm
May 5, 2017
Editorial: Hate speech has no place in Minnesota politics
The political race in Minnesota's 7th District's congressional seat in 2018 will be interesting. Republicans are again targeting Rep. Collin Peterson, DFL-Detroit Lakes, a member of Congress since 1991, who has announce he is seeking re-election next year. Any political race, especially...
May 5, 2017 - 10:12am
April 27, 2017
Tribune Opinion: Destination Playground: We can build it if you help volunteer
There is a volunteer need in Willmar quickly coming up: The Willmar Destination Playground needs you to volunteer for the construction stage...
April 27, 2017 - 12:04pm
April 24, 2017
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
Whether you're a supporter of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, you can agree: The guy is a bit of a bulldog, not shy about boldly stating where he stands on everything from early-childhood education to spending the state surplus to carbon emissions. His staff is quick to pump out statements...
April 24, 2017 - 2:30am
April 21, 2017
Commentary: Our newspaper is adjusting with some changes
The world is changing today. Change is happening politically, educationally, technologically, financially and medically ... there is constant...
April 21, 2017 - 8:42pm
April 20, 2017
Minnesota Opinion: Reject state tax breaks for Big Tobacco
There was a bit of good news in last year's failed tax bill, vetoed by the governor after it was found to contain a typo that would have cost Minnesota taxpayers $100 million. The good news was that the bill contained $35 million in tax breaks over the next three years for the tobacco...
April 20, 2017 - 5:54am
March 25, 2017
Midwest Opinion: A workable path to bipartisan health care reform
Nobody asked us, but ... Here's an idea for getting to "yes" on health care reform. Make that, here's an idea for getting to "yes" on bipartisan reform, an effort that might just win significant support from lawmakers in both parties. Let's get right to it: ▇ Democrats—notably...
March 25, 2017 - 7:57am
March 13, 2017
Minnesota Opinion: Sailing a course in Minnesota to Real ID
You can find Scylla and Charybdis in the Strait of Messina, the two-mile-wide gap between Italy and the island of Sicily. That's where, since ancient times, sailors have used great caution when navigating between the rocks of Scylla on one side and the whirlpools of Charybdis on...
March 13, 2017 - 12:43pm
March 8, 2017
Minnesota Opinion: It's time for more sunshine in Minnesota Legislature
March 8, 2017 - 5:56am
March 7, 2017
Minnesota Opinion: A solution to transit-funding worth considering
March 7, 2017 - 5:24am
March 6, 2017
Minnesota Opinion: 'Our only job is to hold up the mirror'
March 6, 2017 - 10:06am