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'Good night': Haunting final contact from missing Malaysian jet
Records for March 17
Three killed and three injured near Mankato
Video: Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is held in Benson
Hearing Tuesday on appointing or electing Kandiyohi County officers
NASCAR: Edwards wins at rain-soaked Bristol track
NBA: Martin, Wolves edge Kings
College Basketball: Gophers miss cut for NCAA tourney
College Basketball: Florida overall No. 1 for men’s NCAA tourney
Jubilant Jaguars: BBE boys win another Class A title
Willmar, Minn., native rolls out second book in series; third book in the works
Music Matters: West Central Tribune music aficionados take a look at the songs of 2013
Cardettes Dance Show is tonight at Kennedy Elementary in Willmar, Minn.
Willmar, Minn., Middle School stage production 'Alice in Wonderland Jr.' opens run tonight
Harold Ramis remembered as 'Buddha of Comedy'
Target warns data breach could hurt future profit
Quiznos files for bankruptcy protection
J.C. Penney turnaround faces big test with home goods relaunch
GM ratchets up truck discounts as U.S. sales skid
U.S. auto sales beat expectations, setting up strong March
‘Chairs Gone Wild’ hits Spicer, Minn.
Bach — Smith
Mark your picks in our March Fever Upfront Picks contest
AG Church opens Kidsworld to public in Willmar, Minn.
W.C. Minn. YES! students enjoy ground-floor look at emerging economy based on passive solar technology (with video)
Zelda M. Everson
Marlin S. B. Engen
Louis Ronald Steffens
Editorial: Dayton’s reasoning wrong on this issue
Letter: Stop the Keystone Pipeline
Letter: Recycle at school sports events
Letter: Misconceptions about wolves
Letter: Conventional wisdom vs. truth
Senate vote nears, background check bill faces tough road
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bipartisan effort to expand background checks is in deep trouble as the Senate approaches a long-awaited vote on the linchpin...
news / nation
April 17, 2013 - 7:29am
Farm bill could be part of 'fiscal cliff' solution
ST. PAUL -- A farm bill awaiting congressional action is being viewed more and more as a partial solution to the federal government's debt and budget crisis. The farm bill and impending "fiscal cliff" are being linked because new federal farm policy could produce billions of dollars...
news / state / nation
November 17, 2012 - 12:00am
November 14, 2012
Farm bill unlikely before fiscal cliff resolved
MINNEAPOLIS -- America's agriculture industry needs to be patient. Jennifer Duffy of The Cook Political Report said Tuesday that an overall...
news / nation
November 14, 2012 - 12:00am
September 17, 2012
Peterson: Farm bill unlikely soon
FARGO -- Don't expect a new farm bill by the time Congress bails out of Washington next week for the fall election, Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said Friday. That won't affect the nutrition and farm programs covered by the 2012 farm bill, at least until Jan. 1, Peterson and ag...
September 17, 2012 - 12:00am
August 3, 2012
Letter: Shady doings at the cemetery?
A couple of weeks ago, my mother and I visited a gravesite in Fairview Cemetery in Willmar. The dirt had settled in the grave -- about two years ago -- and the situation had been mentioned to a person working in the cemetery more than once. Each time, we had been assured that things...
opinion / letters
August 3, 2012 - 12:00am
June 22, 2012
Franken, Klobuchar pleased with Senate Farm Bill passage
WASHINGTON -- Both of Minnesota's Democratic senators voted for the Farm Bill, which had bipartisan support. Both had helped write the bill as...
June 22, 2012 - 12:00am
June 13, 2012
Rep. Peterson confident in passage of Farm Bill
WILLMAR -- Debate on a new federal Farm Bill is likely to begin next week in the U.S. House. Calling Congress "fairly dysfunctional" Tuesday...
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
May 24, 2012
Peterson to host farm bill update meeting Friday in Olivia
OLIVIA -- U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., will host a meeting Friday afternoon in Olivia to provide an update on the Farm Bill reauthorization process. The meeting will be at 3 p.m. at Max's Grill, 2425 W. Lincoln Ave., in Olivia. It is the last in a series of Farm Bill update...
news / local / region / state
May 24, 2012 - 2:43pm
May 17, 2012
Commentary: Romney cannot make up his mind on Bill Clinton
WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney was against Bill Clinton before he was for him. There was Romney, campaigning Tuesday in Iowa, praising the nation's last Democratic president and casting him as far superior to the current incumbent. "Almost a generation ago, Bill Clinton announced that...
opinion / commentary
May 17, 2012 - 12:00am
May 4, 2012
Discussion on Minnesota bonding bill hits big roadblock
ST. PAUL -- A disagreement about how money should be divided between the state's two public college and university systems put the brakes on a public works funding bill minutes before Thursday night debate was to begin. Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker, said Gov. Mark Dayton threatened...
May 4, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
Tax leader wants hearing on stadium bill
ST. PAUL -- A key Minnesota state senator gave Vikings stadium supporters a dose of reality this morning in announcing she plans to slow the rapid movement of a bill to construct a new facility. Sen.
April 25, 2012 - 9:36am
New Plateaus blog: What's an attachment to the Vikings worth?
April 25, 2012 - 8:27am
April 17, 2012
Legislative committee defeats Vikings stadium bill
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota House committee voted 9-6 Monday night against a bill to build a Minnesota Vikings stadium. While a bill always can be resurrected, the vote makes it very difficult to approve a new stadium in the final days of the 2012 legislative session. Legislative leaders...
news / state
April 17, 2012 - 12:00am
March 29, 2012
Editorial: Bill on password sharing is needed
Conservatives and liberals in the Minnesota Legislature are co-sponsoring a bill to address the growing concern of the employer practice of requiring social media account passwords from potential employees. This is an important issue of privacy among potential employees, who are...
opinion / editorials
March 29, 2012 - 12:00am
March 22, 2012
HealthBeat blog: Avoiding the doctor's office
March 22, 2012 - 8:59am