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Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote
Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal
Bill O'Reilly to Return With Podcast on Monday
North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
After another disappointing postseason, what's next for the Wild?
Vikings: Plenty of draft options at RB, including Joe Mixon teammate Samaje Perine
Prep Baseball & Softball: Card baseball team falls to Big Lake
Local Roundup: CCS' Reid edges Cards' Hauser
Ibarra scores in Minnesota's win over Colorado
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Jackalee 'Jackie' Peterson
Dennis R. Erdman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
October 1, 2011
Willmar, Minn., students beat state, national averages in ACT scores
WILLMAR -- They're calling it the Grand Slam at Willmar Senior High. For the first time since the 9-12 high school opened in 1994, Willmar students...
October 1, 2011 - 12:00am
December 23, 2010
Commentary: Plot twist on the Dream Act's demise in Congress
SAN DIEGO -- The Senate works just like any crime drama. First comes the murder. Then comes the cover-up intended to throw sleuths off the trail. So, who really killed the Dream Act? The liberal media, immigrant advocacy groups and Latino Democrats assure us it was the Senate Republicans....
December 23, 2010 - 12:00am
December 11, 2010
In the hunt to de-list wolves
WILLMAR -- A passion for hunting has led John Coulter from his classroom as a teacher in Tracy to the mountains of the western states, wilds...
December 11, 2010 - 12:00am
November 10, 2010
From The Associated Press: American Opinion - On an overhaul of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act:
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On an overhaul of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: Behind closed doors in Washington, American officials are shaping an overhaul of the 1994 federal statute that requires phone and broadband carriers...
November 10, 2010 - 12:00am
October 5, 2010
American Opinion: On FBI Patriot Act abuse:
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On FBI Patriot Act abuse: One of the greatest risks posed by the "Patriot Act" -- a loosening of safeguards on personal freedom hurriedly passed while the fires of 9/11 still burned -- was that the new powers...
October 5, 2010 - 12:00am
August 31, 2010
Willmar students have highest ACT average since 1994
WILLMAR -- Students at Willmar Senior High have scored their highest composite ACT score since the school opened 16 years ago. The 159 students who took the test had a composite score of 22.5 on the college entrance exam.
August 31, 2010 - 12:00am
July 16, 2010
For aging population, need for community services is outgrowing the funding
WILLMAR -- Despite all the transportation, nutrition, respite and other services in the region to serve the aging population, Lynn Buckley still...
July 16, 2010 - 12:00am
July 15, 2010
Police: NJ woman charged for false carjacking story to cover up car crash while having sex
VINELAND, N.J. - Authorities say a New Jersey woman told them she was carjacked to cover up the fact that her car crashed because she was having sex. The 23-year-old had initially told police she got lost on Sunday and asked a man for directions. Police say she told them the man...
July 15, 2010 - 11:06am
March 11, 2010
American Opinion - On the Clean Water Act:
From The Associated Press An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On the Clean Water Act: Recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court have undermined the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop pollution of the nation's waterway...
March 11, 2010 - 12:00am
December 10, 2009
Spicer man faces crim sex charge after DNA evidence implicates him in performing sex act on man while he slept
WILLMAR -- A 45-year-old Spicer man made his first appearance Tuesday on a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge for allegedly performing...
December 10, 2009 - 12:00am
April 23, 2009
Montevideo awards bid for $10.5M wastewater plant plan
MONTEVIDEO -- Work on a major upgrade to the Montevideo wastewater treatment plant could be under way as early as next week. City Council members awarded the low bid for the project Monday. The low bid by Rice Lake Construction, of Deerwood, totaled $10,475,000, an amount well below...
April 23, 2009 - 12:00am
February 10, 2009
Commentary: A snapshot of Lincoln 200 years after birth
It is one of my duties as Minnesota's commissioner on the national Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission to outline the president's impact upon Minnesota. It is appropriate to highlight Lincoln and Minnesota now, since Feb. 12 marks the 200th anniversary of his birth. Lincoln never...
February 10, 2009 - 12:00am
February 4, 2009
Letter: Oppose Freedom of Choice Act
Most Americans favor limiting abortions to special circumstances such as rape, incest and protecting the mother from very serious health risks or death. They also favor parental involvement and the restriction of abortions to early pregnancy so as to limit numbers and brutality of...
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am
December 20, 2008
Man caught on Web cam gets stayed prison sentence
WILLMAR -- A 21-year-old Willmar man caught on video breaking into a neighbor's apartment, buying an adult film on their cable television and performing a sex act while watching the film was sentenced Friday to 365 days in jail, a $1,500 fine, 10 years of probation and a stayed prison...
December 20, 2008 - 12:00am