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Fires burn as protesters march on highway when Dakota Access Pipeline camp deadline arrives
Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life may be possible
Trump expected to revoke rules on transgender bathrooms, draft suggests
Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills'
Seven arrested, meth found following high-speed chase
WCT Sports Show:Girls basketball bracket watch
Multiple concussions have NASCAR's Danica Patrick thinking about future
Hockey Olympian sisters tap Fighting Sioux logo designer for new apparel line
Girls Basketball: Cards streak by Alex
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wild with win in St. Paul
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
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
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Howard J. Powers
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
Harrop commentary: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank
February 15, 2017
Willmar students help decide name of new school: Lakeland Elementary
WILLMAR — The new school in Willmar has a name — Lakeland Elementary. It also has a construction delay. The Willmar School Board...
February 15, 2017 - 10:01pm
January 26, 2017
Proposal in the works for new child and teen psychiatric facility in Willmar
WILLMAR — Emily Piper, Minnesota Commissioner of Human Services, outlined the need Wednesday for a new children's psychiatric hospital...
January 26, 2017 - 6:05am
January 20, 2017
District 16 legislators hopeful for bonding, transportation
GRANITE FALLS — Two area legislators said the new session is off to a "fast and furious start,'' and so were the issues on Friday as they...
January 20, 2017 - 10:17pm
January 4, 2017
Dayton proposes $1.5 billion bonding bill for Minnesota public works projects
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is bringing back a public works funding bill much like he offered last year, proposing to spend $1.5...
January 4, 2017 - 11:44pm
Dayton bonding includes youth psychiatric hospital in Willmar
WILLMAR — Money to build a new psychiatric hospital for youth in Willmar is included in Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed bonding bill. If approved,...
January 4, 2017 - 11:35pm
December 26, 2016
Don't bet on big 2017 Minnesota bonding bill
ST. PAUL — Billions of dollars in state public works construction projects are on hold, and no one knows if the Minnesota Legislature will...
December 26, 2016 - 8:01pm
December 15, 2016
Legislature: Health insurance aid might still arrive
ST. PAUL—Minnesotans counting on tax cuts or state construction projects will be disappointed, but those who signed up for pricey individual...
December 15, 2016 - 5:54pm
June 11, 2016
Willmar School Board to officially break ground for new school Monday
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 4 p.m. Monday at the building site along Lakeland Drive in southeast Willmar. The School Board meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the board room on the first floor of the Willmar Education and Arts...
June 11, 2016 - 12:07am
June 8, 2016
Dayton starts public works campaign
ROCHESTER — Gov. Mark Dayton may not be up for election in November, but he is campaigning this week. The Democratic governor launched a three-day...
June 8, 2016 - 11:59pm
May 24, 2016
Editorial: Legislature fails to accomplish top goals
The bell has tolled on the Minnesota Legislature’s 2016 session after lawmakers failed to accomplish their primary objectives — a bonding plan and transportation funding. Minnesota legislators introduced 7,763 bills this year and most went virtually nowhere. The Legislature was...
May 24, 2016 - 8:59am
May 23, 2016
Transportation, bonding fail at end of Minnesota Legislature
ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators came to St. Paul with hopes to pass a good many bills, but they failed to approve two major issues, transportation...
May 23, 2016 - 8:50am
May 20, 2016
With three days left in Minnesota's legislative session, negotiations are at a snail's pace
ST. PAUL - Minnesota lawmakers have less than three days to pass major bills involving transportation, public works projects, tax cuts and budget changes, but today began with no signs of agreements on big issues even as most players expressed optimism. Case in point: Public works...
May 20, 2016 - 10:37am
May 19, 2016
House bonding leaves out Moorhead railroad crossing
ST. PAUL — The author of a House Republican public works plan says he could not fit in an extensively revamped Moorhead railroad crossing into...
May 19, 2016 - 12:14am
May 11, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Where is the House GOP’s bonding bill listing?
More than two months in and with only two weeks to go, lawmakers in St. Paul haven’t even reached a starting point from which a bonding bill can be negotiated. Minnesotans paying attention have to be doing so with mounting frustration, anxiety and chagrin — and with dimming hopes...
May 11, 2016 - 4:00am
May 2, 2016
Nearly $1 billion separates Minnesota legislators on public works funding
ST. PAUL -- House and Senate leaders are far apart about how much to spend on public works projects. Nearly $1 billion apart. Minnesota Democratic...
May 2, 2016 - 5:45pm