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Pope warns media over 'sin' of spreading fake news, smearing politicians
Gov. Dayton: Session deadline? What deadline?
Minnesota hunter's death being investigated as homicide
Family establishes reward fund in Iron Range man's unsolved death
With Dakota Access in limbo, more Bakken crude to move on trains
Willmar WarHawks respond in force to Kennedy Elementary second grader's letter
Cards 3-0 after victory over Dassel-Cokato
Cardinal girls can't hold off Northern Lakes
Gophers slip past New Jersey team to go to 8-1
Becker hands Card girls first loss
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'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
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
Ronald A. Olson
Luella O. Carlson
Janet L. Pearson
Marsall Kim Brinton
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
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
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
March 26, 2016
Twin Cities’ growth tops 3 million
ST. PAUL -- The Twin Cities metro is growing faster than most other areas in the Midwest, but still not as fast as Denver, Portland or Seattle....
March 26, 2016 - 5:30am
February 24, 2014
Census: Unsurprising results regarding bigger, but fewer farms
If you’ve been involved in U.S. agriculture the past few years, you probably won’t be surprised by the main conclusions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2012 Census of Agriculture. The census, conducted once every five years, says American farms, on average, are bigger,...
February 24, 2014 - 11:38pm
September 17, 2013
U.S. poverty rate flat, 48 million people uninsured: Census
(Reuters) - The number of Americans living in poverty remained steady last year at 15 percent after rising for several years in the wake of the recession, while the number of people without health insurance fell slightly to 48 million, U.S. government data released on Tuesday showed. The...
September 17, 2013 - 10:43am
March 26, 2013
Information sought for Ag Census
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making one final push to collect information for the 2012 Census of Agriculture. “We’re still trying to get people to respond, says Sue King with USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Farmers and ranchers should have received...
March 26, 2013 - 11:31pm
March 14, 2013
Census: Record 1 in 3 US counties are now dying
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A record number of U.S. counties - more than 1 in 3 - are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere. By HOPE YEN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- A record...
March 14, 2013 - 7:12am
December 12, 2012
Minorities to pass whites as the nation’s majority population in 30 years
WASHINGTON — White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to census projections. That’s part of a historic...
December 12, 2012 - 11:36pm
Census: Whites no longer a majority in US by 2043
WASHINGTON (AP) -- White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections, part of a historic shift that is already reshaping the nation's schools, workforce and electorate. The official projection, released Wednesday by the Census...
December 12, 2012 - 12:26pm
December 6, 2012
Illegal immigration drops after decade-long rise
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases. The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. dropped to an estimated 11.1 million last year from a peak of 12 million in 2007, part...
December 6, 2012 - 6:36am
April 3, 2012
County's new redistricting map shapes districts for next decade
WILLMAR - The Kandiyohi County Commissioners unanimously approved a new map today that shapes the five county commissioner districts for the next decade. The redistricting was required to make sure there is equal population in each of the districts the Commissioners are elected to...
April 3, 2012 - 3:02pm
April 2, 2012
Decision on Kandiyohi County, Minn., redistricting expected Tuesday
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Commissioners are expected to make a decision Tuesday on which redistricting plan to adopt. A hearing on the different proposals and maps will be held at 11:30 a.m. as a part of the County Board of Commissioners' regular board meeting on the second...
April 2, 2012 - 7:30am
March 26, 2012
Kandiyohi County redistricting maps get review at 7 p.m. tonight
WILLMAR -- Proposals for redrawing Kandiyohi County's five commissioner districts will be reviewed tonight during a public meeting at the Health and Human Services Building. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Proposals drafted by County Auditor Sam Modderman and Administrator Larry Kleindl...
March 26, 2012 - 12:10pm
October 3, 2011
Courts set to begin Minn. redistricting hearings
ST. PAUL -- Five judges on Tuesday begin hearing Minnesotans' opinions about fair congressional and legislative districts, a topic that surfaces every 10 years but is little understood by the public. "Maps should be drawn around people, not politicians," said Mike Dean, executive...
October 3, 2011 - 12:00am
April 14, 2011
Early results of arts census released
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota State Arts Board is conducting a statewide census, "MN Arts Count," for individuals who engage in creative expression and for businesses, facilities, and organizations that promote and support creative expression. After one month of the census, interim results...
April 14, 2011 - 5:41pm
March 22, 2011
Official disputes Willmar data in 2010 Census
WILLMAR -- City Planning and Development Services Director Bruce Peterson disputes the 2010 U.S. Census preliminary population count for the city of Willmar.
March 22, 2011 - 12:00am
March 17, 2011
Census: Population grows in Kandiyohi Co. and Willmar
Updated: Fixes some percentage figures WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County's population grew 2.5 percent while the city of Willmar grew 6.9 percent over the past decade, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Willmar narrowly missed breaking the 20,000 level, growing from 18,351 in 2000 to...
March 17, 2011 - 12:00am