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Lake Osakis latest Minnesota lake to be hit with zebra mussels
Darwin teen airlifted after one-vehicle crash
Little Minnesota tackle company is leaving a big mark
Woman fires pellet gun at Pokemon Go players
News anchor swept over waterfall, plunges 125 feet to her death
Injury forces Loadholt to retire
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Vikings rookie Treadwell says he's finally healthy after 2014 injury
Banham is back ... on crutches again
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Linda Kay Larson
Fern A. Heglund
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Commentary: Herr Trumpf, how horrifying
October 31, 2012
Letter: Vote for Republicans
This letter is to everyone who is going to vote for Mitt Romney for president. Please, please vote for Kurt Bills for U.S. Senate and Lee Byberg for the House of Representatives. A President Romney is going to need legislative help to repeal Obamacare and fix the economy. Sen. Amy...
October 31, 2012 - 9:02am
August 8, 2012
Letter: Our high rate of incarceration
Welcome to the USA -- home of 5 percent of the world's population and 25 percent of the world's prison population! It's hard to believe but our "sweet land of liberty" has incarcerated more people than those repressive countries like Russia, China or Iran! Are we really that bad or...
August 8, 2012 - 12:00am
July 20, 2012
Letter: Sonshine was phenomenal
Just writing to commend the city of Willmar for the phenomenal job in hosting the Sonshine Christian rock fest this, and every year! Even in the face of many challenges, last year the mud, this year the oppressive heat, the fest goes on as smooth as clockwork. The facilities in Willmar...
July 20, 2012 - 12:00am
March 5, 2012
Protect election integrity
Who doesn't want election integrity? That's why 80 percent of Minnesotans believe that a photo ID amendment should be added to our state's constitution, but will that guarantee integrity of an election? First we must distinguish between election fraud and voter fraud. Election fraud...
March 5, 2012 - 12:00am
November 3, 2011
Letter: Public vs. private prisons
At Reagan Airport a billboard informs "America - Home of 5% of the world's population and 25% of the world's prison population." Are we really the world's worst? Apparently, since China and Russia together have fewer prisoners than the 2.3 million incarcerated in America's public...
November 3, 2011 - 12:00am
June 11, 2011
Letter: Who pays their fair share?
I'd like to know exactly which Minnesota revenue report John Burns is referring to in his June 9 letter. The top 1 percent is actually those earning over $380,354. I wonder how many of the 1 percent reached that level because they sold a business or farm which makes it a one-time...
June 11, 2011 - 12:00am
April 15, 2010
Letter: Corporate meddling in elections
During the confirmation hearings of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, I listened closely to their answers because I was suspicious due to their background as corporate lawyers. I was reassured since they testified under oath that they believed in following precedent:...
April 15, 2010 - 12:00am
March 20, 2010
Letter: The selling of judicial elections
In January the Supreme Court put our republic up for sale. It was done without fanfare in the case of Citizens United v. FEC. Five activist justices using two premises -- that corporations are people with all constitutional rights and that money equals speech -- ruled that the corporations...
March 20, 2010 - 12:00am
September 25, 2009
Letter: The insurance death panels
Last month I laughed at the absurdity of Sarah Palin's "death panel" and Sen. Chuck Grassle's "pulling the plug on granny." I was wrong but so were they. The death panel isn't in the bill; it's in the insurance office. I'd say ask Crystal Lee Sutton but it's too late. Movie buffs...
September 25, 2009 - 12:00am
August 22, 2009
Letter: A new war on the home front
The GOP has launched another war of domestic terror. The first was "Be afraid, WMD! Mushroom cloud, 9/11-Iraq!" All to manipulate us into an unnecessary war! Now it's "Be afraid! Government takeover, euthanasia, government bureaucrat!" It takes a twisted mind to demonize payment...
August 22, 2009 - 12:00am
July 20, 2009
Letter: The greedy health insurers
I get angry listening to Congressional investigations like the House hearing on rescission of health insurance. Three people told their experiences. I knew about denial for pre-existing conditions; I didn't know people were hired to search for excuses to cancel existing policies when...
July 20, 2009 - 12:00am
April 29, 2009
Letter: Some lessons from Nuremberg
The Nuremberg trials following World War II represented a transformation in legal concepts. It was in June 1945 that the four victorious powers sat down to draw up the London Agreement and the charter to serve as the legal foundation for the Nuremberg trials -- 12 years after the...
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
October 21, 2008
Letter: Exploiting the fear factor
About 300 people gathered at a mosque in Dayton, Ohio, to celebrate the end of Ramadan. During Ramadan the Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset so families had come for a prayer service and to break their fast. The toddlers and the babies in cribs were in a basement room watched by...
October 21, 2008 - 12:00am
October 1, 2008
Letter: How the meltdown started
What a financial mess this country is in! How did we get here? Barack Obama, as usual, blames the Bush administration and conservative fiscal policies of less regulation. The truth is that this comes down to the problems with quasi-government agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. They...
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am
September 15, 2008
Letter: No free speech at convention
Apparently we are downsizing from preemptive wars to preemptive raids. During the weekend before t1he Republican National Convention, the FBI and local police performed preemptive raids on "activists" who were planning to protest. Teams of 25 to 30 men in riot gear with semi-automatic...
September 15, 2008 - 12:00am