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Prosecutors say Minnesota man was sex trafficker, while he says he was just women's driver
More than 200 officers clear muddy protest camp, but 46 arrested
Dakota Access oil could flow by March 6
U.S. reverses Obama-era move to phase out private prisons; move could impact Appleton facility
Benson man charged with faking cancer treatments, swindling $60K
Byron Buxton is all ears going into third year
NASCAR Sprint Cup 2017 Schedule
Daytona 500: Logano, Keselowski armed with battle plan
WCT Sports Show: CMCS, RTR boys set to square off
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher admits to vomiting nearly every time before taking the mound
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
January 13, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Arizona abortion appeal
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review an appeals court ruling that said an Arizona law banning abortions starting at 20 weeks of gestation is unconstitutional, meaning the restrictive state law is struck down. The high court's decision not to hear...
January 13, 2014 - 10:42am
July 22, 2013
Judge stops N.D. abortion law from taking effect
Forum News Service BISMARCK -- A federal judge has stopped a strict new North Dakota anti-abortion law from taking effect Aug. 1. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland today ruled the law prohibiting abortions once a heartbeat is detected, which some say is about six weeks, “is...
July 22, 2013 - 12:16pm
July 1, 2013
Texas lawmakers are back, and so is abortion fight
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Round two of Texas' fierce ideological battle over abortion limits was set to begin Monday, less than a week after a Democratic filibuster and hundreds of raucous protesters threw the end of the first special session into chaos.
July 1, 2013 - 7:14am
June 27, 2013
Perry, Texas GOP revive abortion limits fight
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry is set to address a national convention of anti-abortion activists Thursday little more than a day after a special legislative session failed to approve sweeping restrictions to make abortion all but impossible for many women in the sta...
June 27, 2013 - 6:57am
June 26, 2013
Texas abortion bill falls after challenge
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Despite barely beating a midnight deadline, hundreds of jeering protesters helped stop Texas lawmakers from passing one...
June 26, 2013 - 7:03am
June 18, 2013
House takes up far-reaching anti-abortion bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The abortion wars return to Congress in a big way with House legislation to ban almost all abortions after a fetus reaches the age of 20 weeks.
June 18, 2013 - 6:40am
May 15, 2013
Group files lawsuit over N.D. abortion law
FARGO -- Legal counsel for North Dakota’s sole abortion clinic has filed suit against Cass County and the state over one of four anti-abortion measures recently passed by the Legislature, with the intent of challenging two more.
May 15, 2013 - 11:13am
May 13, 2013
Philly abortion doctor guilty in 3 babies’ deaths
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia abortion doctor was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder and could face execution in the deaths of three babies who authorities say were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his grimy clinic, in a case that became a flashpoint...
May 13, 2013 - 2:42pm
March 27, 2013
N.D. governor finalizes state's challenge of Roe v. Wade
BISMARCK -- North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple said he signed three anti-abortion bills into law Tuesday to help “a legitimate attempt by a state legislature to discover the boundaries of Roe v. Wade.” By TJ Jerke Forum News Service BISMARCK -- North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple said...
March 27, 2013 - 9:51am
March 26, 2013
N.D. governor signs abortion bills
BISMARCK -- North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed three anti-abortion measures that are among the strictest in the country. By TJ Jerke Forum News Service BISMARCK -- North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed three anti-abortion measures that are among the strictest in the...
March 26, 2013 - 11:27am
March 25, 2013
3 abortion bills to be sent to N.D. governor’s desk today
BISMARCK -- Three of the four bills passed by the North Dakota Legislature to limit abortions are expected to be sent to Gov. Jack Dalrymple today, legislative leaders said this morning. By TJ Jerke Forum News Service BISMARCK -- Three of the four bills passed by the North Dakota...
March 25, 2013 - 12:50pm
March 22, 2013
ND lawmakers pass bill defining life as starting at conception
BISMARCK - North Dakota voters will decide if the state constitution should be amended to include that life begins at conception, if Gov Jack Dalrymple signs the resolution passed by the Legislature today. By TJ Jerke, Forum News Service North Dakota voters will decide if the state...
March 22, 2013 - 2:37pm
March 15, 2013
North Dakota Senate approves 6-week abortion ban, most stringent restriction in U.S.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Senate on Friday approved banning abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, sending what would be the most stringent abortion restriction in the U.S. to the state's Republican governor for his signature. By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated...
March 15, 2013 - 3:10pm
March 7, 2013
Arkansas adopts US's most restrictive abortion law
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas now has the nation's most restrictive abortion law - a near-ban on the procedure from the 12th week of pregnancy - unless a lawsuit or court action intervenes before it takes effect this summer. By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark....
March 7, 2013 - 7:24am
February 14, 2013
Letter: Our rational thought is gone
Our rational thought is gone Though I had given up much hope for rational thought in America, the letter equating the tragic murders of 20 first-graders and six of their helpers within their lovely elementary school with the issue of legal abortions in America caused me to lose what...
February 14, 2013 - 2:00am