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Spring weather outlook for South Dakota hard to predict
8 little known facts about U.S. presidents that may leave you scratching your head
Minn. school district requiring approval of prom dresses before dance
UK defends Trump state visit offer despite protest
Trump names general as new national security adviser
Wild recall F Graovac
Gophers win fifth straight, beat Michigan for first time since 2011
Local Roundup: WarHawks drop second straight at New Ulm
Prep Wrestling: Willmar wins fourth-straight section crown; Litchfield, ACGC fall in section championships
Zucker and linemates lead Wild past Predators
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
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
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Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
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Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
Letters: Principles to guide our lives
Cohen commentary: Face Trump unfitness sooner, not later
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
October 3, 2016
State House candidate arrested in domestic assault case, records say
BURNSVILLE — Bradly Gerten, a candidate for state House, was booked in the Dakota County jail over the weekend on suspicion of domestic...
October 3, 2016 - 11:55pm
September 29, 2016
Legislative forum with House candidates is Tuesday in Willmar
WILLMAR—Legislative candidates from District 17A and 17B will participate in a forum Tuesday night in Willmar. Sponsored by the Willmar Area League of Women Voters, the forum will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the council chambers at the Willmar Municipal Utilities Building....
September 29, 2016 - 8:43pm
June 17, 2016
Commentary: Hillary Clinton: The most qualified?
“Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.” — Frank Sinatra, as Maj. Bennett...
June 17, 2016 - 1:00am
May 15, 2016
State education commissioner a finalist for Minneapolis superintendency
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Education Commissioner has been named one of two finalists for the superintendency of Minneapolis Public Schools. A selection committee, which made the announcement Friday, said Ed Graff, the superintendent of schools in Anchorage, Alaska, was the second...
May 15, 2016 - 7:20pm
March 16, 2016
Commentary: The media infatuation with Donald
Love is in the air, thanks to the major infatuation of the 2016 Election: “The Media (heart) Donald Trump.” It’s an abusive relationship....
March 16, 2016 - 1:00am
March 8, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Candidate Trump flies off the handle too often
Forum News Service Lots of insights about Donald Trump in various analysts’ views. Here’s another: “Like his style or not, Mr. Trump is...
March 8, 2016 - 3:00am
November 16, 2015
Candidate withdraws from Minnesota House race after ISIS comment
BURNSVILLE — A state House candidate ended his campaign this weekend shortly after saying that the group that claims responsibility for Friday night’s Paris attacks “isn’t necessarily evil.” Democratic candidate Dan Kimmel tweeted that comment about ISIS, and added, “It...
November 16, 2015 - 11:04pm
October 14, 2015
Letter: Mueske has been a good city leader
Understanding the role of elected officials is critical to ensure proper planning, oversight and delivery. The Willmar City Council members are elected to make major policy decisions and pass budgets. So the basic job of the City Council members and mayor is to find the balance among...
October 14, 2015 - 1:30am
October 5, 2015
Willmar Ward 4 candidate forum is Tuesday
WILLMAR — Two candidates vying for a vacant spot on the Willmar City Council will discuss issues during a forum Tuesday night. Hosted by the Willmar League of Women Voters, the forum will feature Shawn Mueske and Tom Butterfield who have filed to run in a special election...
October 5, 2015 - 1:03pm
August 7, 2014
Candidate Profile: Gardner: Willmar is at a crossroads
WILLMAR — Willmar City Council candidate Steve Gardner says the city is at a crossroads. Gardner is a candidate in the Aug. 12 primary election for the Ward 2 council seat held by Ron Christianson who is seeking re-election. Also running is Rich Taylor. “We have had far too...
August 7, 2014 - 11:16pm
May 30, 2014
Willmar’s Dave Baker files for local house seat
WILLMAR –– Willmar businessman Dave Baker filed for election Thursday in St. Paul for the House of Representative seat for District 17B. As...
May 30, 2014 - 12:21am
May 14, 2014
Editorial: Have you considered running for office?
The candidate filing period for state primary and general elections and for municipal/school district elections where a primary is possible opens next week. For the 2014 election year, candidate filing opens on Tuesday and runs through June 3. An election is important at all levels,...
May 14, 2014 - 6:00am
April 24, 2014
Willmar mayoral candidate Zack Liebl wants to help lead with positive attitude
WILLMAR — Willmar mayoral candidate Zack Liebl is a member of the younger generation that’s ready to step forward and help govern the city. Speaking...
April 24, 2014 - 11:09pm
August 12, 2013
Transgender candidate to enter Minnesota 2nd Congressional District race
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A 59-year-old who was born a man but identifies as a woman plans to run for Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District....
August 12, 2013 - 10:41am
October 22, 2012
Different backgrounds, ideas from Minn. House 12B candidates
WILMAR -- The DFL and GOP candidates vying for the House 12B seat both say their experience gives them the edge and makes them the better candidate...
October 22, 2012 - 12:00am