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Law enforcement urges peace during pipeline protests
How will it end? Experts weigh in on possible outcomes of Dakota Access Pipeline protest
Fire at California loft party kills 9, higher death toll feared
Kandiyohi County Board to meet Friday
Truth-in-Taxation hearing to be held Monday at Willmar council meeting
Toriumi's hat trick powers WarHawks
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
April 27, 2016
Commentary: The felon vote in Virginia
Thanks to Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) 200,000 convicted felons in the state of Virginia may now register to vote. Writes The Washington Post,...
April 27, 2016 - 12:05am
April 25, 2016
Commentary: The Celtic tiger lives in Ireland
In Dublin, they called it the Celtic Tiger, a period of prosperity between 1995 and 2008, during which everything in Ireland appeared to come...
April 25, 2016 - 12:00am
April 14, 2016
Commentary: Congress still wasting our taxpayer’s money
As the tax deadline approaches it’s once again time to consider how the federal government wastes our money. Remember the spending caps that...
April 14, 2016 - 12:03am
April 8, 2016
Commentary: Whose morality is right?
In a recent interview for the BBC2 series “Inside Obama’s White House,” President Obama sounded somewhat wistful as he spoke...
April 8, 2016 - 12:05am
April 5, 2016
Commentary: Can’t we do better?
Occasionally I am asked if I ever considered running for political office. My response: “I did once, but I took two aspirin, lay down for a...
April 5, 2016 - 12:00am
April 1, 2016
Commentary: There’s no copyright on hypocrisy
Neither political party can lay claim to purity when it comes to hypocrisy, but Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, as well as...
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
March 21, 2016
A liberal garland for Garland
Whenever I hear the words “centrist” or “moderate,” especially when they come from The New York Times and The Washington Post, the words...
March 21, 2016 - 11:39am
March 15, 2016
Commentary: White poverty and me
In his continuing effort to pit races and classes against each other, Democratic presidential candidate and socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT)...
March 15, 2016 - 2:00am
March 5, 2016
Commentary: How to reform our political institutions
In the film “Girl, Interrupted,” the character played by Winona Ryder is watching TV in a psychiatric hospital. There is a news report about...
March 5, 2016 - 1:00am
March 2, 2016
Commentary: It is sewer politics in GOP campaign
I was going to write about how the Republican presidential campaign has become gutter politics, but given Donald Trump’s horrid statements,...
March 2, 2016 - 1:00am
June 13, 2015
Commentary: No more green and white
My high school colors were green and white. At graduation the boys wore green robes and the girls wore white. No one considered the girls inferior because of the color of their robes. Today, we live in different times. My alma mater, Walter Johnson High School in Montgomery County,...
June 13, 2015 - 2:00am
June 1, 2015
Commentary: No Memorial Day for inner-city dead
"Black lives matter!" was the chant heard at recent demonstrations in cities and towns from Ferguson, Missouri, to Baltimore, Maryland. Yes, they do matter, but apparently not so much to some other blacks.
June 1, 2015 - 1:00am
May 6, 2015
Commentary: Unruly Britannia
LONDON -They called it "Question Time," borrowing the term from the prime minister's weekly appearance in the House of Commons, but this was surprisingly and refreshingly different. On Thursday, the three main candidates for prime minister—David Cameron, Ed Miliband...
May 6, 2015 - 12:35am
April 18, 2015
Commentary: The 'new' Hillary Clinton
In the video announcing her presidential candidacy, Hillary Clinton says the economic deck "is still stacked in favor of those at the top." She should know because she has gobbled up a lot of cash for speaking fees and the Clinton Foundation. The video also includes the word...
April 18, 2015 - 2:00am
April 13, 2015
Commentary: Carly Fiorina, a woman of accomplishment
When people speak of "the first woman president" they usually mean Hillary Clinton, who is expected to announce her candidacy soon. But there's another woman, a Republican, who will shortly vie for the top job. She is Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard.
April 13, 2015 - 1:52am