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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
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'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
October 15, 2014
Editorial: Agreement is historic in nature and healing
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and sexual abuse victims took a major step toward healing Monday with the announcement of a historic lawsuit settlement and agreement on future child protection. At an emotional news conference Monday, church officials and sexual abuse...
October 15, 2014 - 5:00am
January 2, 2014
Faith leaders oppose cuts to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
WILLMAR — More than 150 Minnesota clergy and religious leaders including a priest from Fairfax are urging U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar to oppose cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — formerly known as food stamps — in the farm bill being negotiated in Congress. The...
January 2, 2014 - 11:24pm
July 30, 2013
Catholic clergy, faithful digest Pope Francis' Brazil message (with video)
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- In word and deed during his trip to Brazil, Pope Francis put clergy and faithful alike on notice: Get energized, go out...
July 30, 2013 - 7:34am
December 17, 2010
A matter of faith might ultimately split rural parishes
ROCK VALLE -- A matter of faith is splitting the congregations of some Lutheran churches affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Ch-urch in...
December 17, 2010 - 12:00am
December 22, 2009
Prompted by pastors' pleas, NLS takes aim at underage drinking
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School District is stepping up its efforts to combat what some observers describe as a climate that condones and facilitates underage alcohol use. School officials say it's an issue they intend to take seriously. "It's something that we need to...
December 22, 2009 - 12:00am
December 21, 2009
NLS holds special meeting to address underage drinking concerns
NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer School Board intends to step efforts to address underage drinking following a special meeting today to discuss community concerns. Some observers claim there is a climate that condones and facilitates underage alcohol use in the school district's communities. School...
December 21, 2009 - 6:54pm
August 31, 2009
Walking away from the church
In your reprint of the Fargo Forum article, "ELCA votes to allow non-celibate homosexuals to serve in the clergy" (Page 1, Aug. 23), presiding Bishop Mark Hanson is quoted as saying in a press conference: "It would be tragic if we walked away from one another" (i.e., separated). It's...
August 31, 2009 - 12:00am
August 22, 2009
ELCA votes to allow non-celibate homosexuals to serve in the clergy
MINNEAPOLIS -- It was a doubly historic day for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on Friday as the Churchside Assembly voted to open the rosters of the clergy to non-celibate gays and moved to find ways for congregations that so choose to "recognize" and "support" homosexual...
August 22, 2009 - 12:00am
February 19, 2009
ELCA panel urges church to allow clergy to live in gay, lesbian relationships
In what promises to be a controversial move unprecedented in the history of Lutheranism in the United States, a national task force of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America recommends that the nation's largest Lutheran denomination change its policy and allow homosexual clergy...
February 19, 2009 - 2:25pm