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Minnesota couple's garden draws tourists by the busload
Minnesotan may have tied record with 57-inch muskie
Veteran’s issues topic for town hall meeting Tuesday in Willmar
Watkins man charged with beating woman with baseball bat
Contract awarded for Peach Creek diversion
NWL Baseball: Bucks score four in 10th to best Stingers
Heat was on for Foot Lake 4
WNBA: Sparks put emphatic end to Lynx’ record win streak
Area Baseball: SH/M Legion splits two games at tourney
MLB: Yankees hand Twins 50th loss
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Little Crow Skiers All-School Reunion at Willmar Fests
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Willmar woman to audition for 'The Voice'
Netflix price hikes could lead to customers bailing
Here are the Willmar Fests Ambassador nominees
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
Willmar Fests Kiddie Parade marches on
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Perry H. Smith
Larry D. Ellingson
Lois (Rheingans) Aasland
Edgar B. Zimmerman
Orrian W. Syverson
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
December 22, 2014
Midwest Opinion: Nomination for Norway displayed a poor choice
From Forum News Service A recent editorial from a Midwest newspaper. Nomination for Norway displayed a poor choice Before Minnesota Nice and North Dakota Nice, there was (and still is) Norway Nice. But don’t underestimate the Norwegians. The Germans did that in World...
opinion / editorials
December 22, 2014 - 6:00am
November 3, 2012
Letter: Welle is the right choice
We have known Alan Welle for 30-plus years as a hard-working capable person who has demonstrated leadership and considerable experience in working with complicated issues involving township, county, state, and federal agencies. Kandiyohi County is in for a long difficult fight to...
opinion / letters
November 3, 2012 - 1:14am
July 26, 2012
Letter: Choice in November is ours
Denis Waitley, one of the most sought-after keynote speakers and productivity consultants in the world today, says, "There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them." This spurs in me what our responsibilities...
July 26, 2012 - 12:48am
April 5, 2012
Positively Beautiful blog: The art of saying 'no'
April 5, 2012 - 8:29am
December 7, 2011
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
opinion / cartoons
December 7, 2011 - 12:00am
Commentary: Boehner's choice:? His job or his country
WASHINGTON -- Here's why getting to a deal on the debt ceiling is so complicated. President Obama's main goal is to get through this fight with the government still running and his support from the political center intact, even if this means substantial concessions to Republicans. House...
opinion / commentary
July 7, 2011 - 12:00am
May 13, 2011
Editorial: Willmar makes a very good choice
Willmar's City Council is now a step closer to a new city administrator as members selected their top candidate Thursday night and agreed unanimously to discuss an employment agreement. This is a positive step for the City Council and the city of Willmar. The City Council remained...
opinion / editorials
May 13, 2011 - 12:00am
June 26, 2009
Commentary: Assumptions are wrong on school choice outcomes
Some people have certain presumptions -- for example, that government is better suited to handling problems than individuals or private entities. And then there are the accompanying assumptions that government, for those who have faith in its supposedly superior capabilities, will...
opinion / commentary
June 26, 2009 - 12:00am
February 4, 2009
Letter: Oppose Freedom of Choice Act
Most Americans favor limiting abortions to special circumstances such as rape, incest and protecting the mother from very serious health risks or death. They also favor parental involvement and the restriction of abortions to early pregnancy so as to limit numbers and brutality of...
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am
December 27, 2008
Commentary: Choice for sec. of education could be a real slam-dunk
SAN DIEGO -- In putting together his Cabinet, President-elect Barack Obama has made some risky choices -- but at least one could be a slam-dunk. Obama's choice of Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan as secretary of education looks like good news all around. The 44-year-old Harvard-educated...
education / commentary
December 27, 2008 - 12:00am
November 28, 2008
Editorial: Obama's choice is sound on defense
President-elect Barack Obama has made a wise decision in getting Defense Secretary Robert Gates to stay on with the next administration. In addition, Obama has selected a retired Marine general to serve as the national security adviser. Both moves will be beneficial to the new young...
November 28, 2008 - 12:00am
November 18, 2008
Commentary: A bit more of FDR is a good choice
Enough Lincoln. More FDR. This is my shorthand advice to Barack Obama, who in several interviews has talked about how he wants to emulate Abraham Lincoln. He said that along with the Bible, the other book he would take with him to a desert island is Doris Kearns Goodwin's "Team of...
November 18, 2008 - 12:00am
October 29, 2008
Letter: This year's election is critical
In this presidential election people are so focused on the economy that several other issues are being overlooked. First, the Freedom of Choice Act. This would provide for unlimited right to abortion. The ban on partial-birth abortion would be eliminated and a woman could "choose"...
October 29, 2008 - 12:00am