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John Glenn, first astronaut to orbit the earth, dies at 95
Source: U.S. mortgage rates rise to highest levels in over two years
AT&T backs Time Warner merger at U.S. Senate hearing
Churches say they'll protect immigrants facing deportation
St. Cloud-based video company challenges state law on serving gay couples
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Wild hold off Leafs' surge
Peterson may remain out of commission if Vikings are out of contention
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'
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
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Thomas commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
US roasts to hottest year on record by landslide
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America set an off-the-charts heat record in 2012. A brutal combination of a widespread drought and a mostly absent winter pushed the average annual U.S. temperature last year up to 55.32 degrees Fahrenheit, the government announced Tuesday. That's a full degree...
January 8, 2013 - 12:55pm
December 3, 2012
Witnesses to climate change coming to Willmar, Minn., for forum Tuesday night
December 3, 2012 - 12:00am
November 2, 2012
Letter: It's the environment
Hallelujah! Somebody else is awake! Thank you, Richard C. Lindahl of Spicer, for pointing out that, as stewards of God's great creation, we have been miserable failures, even though we've improved some, and Republicans couldn't care less. In truth, environmental issues have not even...
November 2, 2012 - 10:20am
December 21, 2011
Letter: The global warming hysteria
Thank you for enlightening story, "Cold winter ahead for upper Midwest" in the Dec. 17 paper and the prediction that the oncoming winter season "may go down as one of the coldest winters in the past 30, 40 years." Really? How is this remotely possible with all the "global warming"...
December 21, 2011 - 12:00am
March 3, 2011
Rep. Peterson is one of two Dems joining GOP fight to block EPA climate rules
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two senior Democrats are joining a Republican effort in the House to block the Environmental Protection Agency from reducing...
March 3, 2011 - 12:09pm
January 8, 2011
MONTEVIDEO -- There's still time and all the incentives in the world to do something about climate change before Minnesotans, as one wag put...
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am
December 6, 2010
High court will review climate change lawsuit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a new case about climate change, the Supreme Court will hear an appeal from electric utilities that are trying to short-circuit an effort by states to force cuts in power plant emissions. The court agreed Monday to consider ending a federal lawsuit by eight...
December 6, 2010 - 12:09pm
October 16, 2010
October climate trends reveal need to delay fall nitrogen application
ST. PAUL -- October is an important month from an agricultural standpoint. Crop harvesting, crop drying, tillage and soil testing are among the...
October 16, 2010 - 12:00am
August 12, 2010
Long hot summer of fire and floods fit climate predictions
NEW YORK -- Floods, fires, melting ice and feverish heat: From smoke-choked Moscow to water-soaked Pakistan and the High Arctic, the planet seems to be having a midsummer breakdown.
August 12, 2010 - 12:37pm
July 6, 2010
Cap and trade could benefit agriculture if it has role in shaping climate legislation
WILLMAR -- Climate change legislation could offer economic benefits to farmers, if they have a role in shaping it. That's the gist of a study...
July 6, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Letter: Dishonesty in science
This is in response to the June 12 letter to the editor titled "Our mistrust of scientists." The author says: "It is distressing that many climate-change denial columns feature words such as 'hoax,' 'fraud,' even 'criminal.' A calm discussion of facts is impossible where there is...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
June 12, 2010
Letter: Our mistrust of scientists
A column by Cal Thomas in the June 3 West Central Tribune addresses the "false doctrine of global warming." It is a fairly lengthy column, and he cites many indications that this "doctrine" is dying. On the other side, a major report was released on May 19 by our National Academies...
June 12, 2010 - 12:00am
March 6, 2010
Plan for spring flood uncertainties
ST. PAUL -- A combination of climate features -- including a wet fall season and heavy, wet snowfalls all winter -- have elevated the risk of spring flooding on many Minnesota watersheds. One obvious consequence of spring flooding in western and southern Minnesota counties would be...
March 6, 2010 - 12:00am
January 30, 2010
Letter: Climate and the human factor
Mankind does have a part in global warming and climate change. Crude oil, natural gas and coal-fossil fuels -- is stored energy from the sun.
January 30, 2010 - 12:00am
January 23, 2010
Decision time looming for state's CRP lands
MONTEVIDEO -- No matter if you look at it from the barrel of a shotgun, through your favorite bird-watching binoculars or a laboratory microscope,...
January 23, 2010 - 12:00am