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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
Western Minn. cattlemen to serve on state association
WCT daily sports schedule
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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
January 16, 2014
City council committee backs Jennie-O road vacation request
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council’s Community Development Committee has approved a request from Jennie-O Turkey Store to vacate a portion of former state Highway 40 in front of its headquarters and production plant for a possible expansion project. The committee met Thursday...
January 16, 2014 - 10:32pm
June 15, 2013
Editorial: Mayor Yanish is not being open with Willmar about his Secret 8 meetings
Willmar Mayor Frank Yanish, the business man who campaigned in 2010 on the need for more city government transparency, apparently does not believe...
June 15, 2013 - 11:00am
June 12, 2013
Willmar, Minn., mayor says he doesn't have to release committee names
WILLMAR -- Willmar Mayor Frank Yanish continues to withhold the names of the eight advisers who helped him draft his alternate plan for reorganizing...
June 12, 2013 - 11:28pm
April 5, 2013
Minnesotans see impact of sequestration
ST. PAUL — The federal government’s failure to agree on how to fix its debt problem could cost Minnesota more than $90 million this year....
April 5, 2013 - 11:31pm
November 16, 2012
Finance panel OKs funding Baseball Boosters, Historical Society in 2012
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council's Finance Committee is recommending that funding requests from the Willmar Baseball Boosters Association...
November 16, 2012 - 12:00am
November 15, 2012
Majority leader names Senate committee chairs
ST. PAUL -- Incoming Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk has announced who will lead committees for the next four years. Democrats regain control when senators return Jan. 8 for the 2012 session and lots of familiar Democratic senators will be chairmen. The decision comes...
November 15, 2012 - 9:58am
April 25, 2012
Tax leader wants hearing on stadium bill
ST. PAUL -- A key Minnesota state senator gave Vikings stadium supporters a dose of reality this morning in announcing she plans to slow the rapid movement of a bill to construct a new facility. Sen.
April 25, 2012 - 9:36am
November 29, 2011
Willmar, Minn., mayor says he intends to downsize city government
WILLMAR -- Mayor Frank Yanish said he intends to help downsize city government.
November 29, 2011 - 12:00am
January 5, 2011
Finance Committee reviews federal funding requests for local projects
WILLMAR -- The city asked congressional lobbyist David Turch last year to request $9.7 million in federal money for five local projects, including $2 million for the new wastewater conveyance and treatment system. None of the requests has yet been approved. City Administrator Michael...
January 5, 2011 - 12:00am
November 18, 2010
Regional lawmakers get call
With the Republican takeover of the Minnesota House of Representatives and Senate, other area lawmakers have ascended to committee chairmanships. District 14 Sen. Michelle Fischbach, of Paynesville, is set to chair the Higher Education Budget & Policy Committee. District 11 Sen....
November 18, 2010 - 12:00am
November 17, 2010
Gimse, Fischbach, Ingebrigtsen, Urdahl and Westrom named to committee leadership roles
Several west central Minnesota legislators were named to committee chair posts today by the Legislature's Republican leadership. Area senators named as committee chairs are: * Sen. Joe Gimse, R-Willmar, Transportation Budget and Policy * Sen. Michelle Fischbach, R-Paynesville,...
November 17, 2010 - 12:38pm
GOP committee chairman are a mix from across the state
ST. PAUL - New Republican Minnesota legislative leaders picked committee chairmen with a lot of time in the Capitol, with little legislative...
November 17, 2010 - 12:28pm
November 11, 2010
Sen. Conrad may leave Budget Committee to chair Senate Ag Committee
Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., may leave his powerful position as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee to take the chairmanship of the Agriculture Committee, The Hill political blog reported this week. A key factor in his deliberations: the scheduled reauthorization of the federal...
November 11, 2010 - 11:20am
October 29, 2010
City committee proposes using unspent funds for Swansson Field, Taunton Stadium improvements
WILLMAR -- Unspent 2008 funds would pay for Swansson Field and Taunton Stadium improvements, if the Willmar City Council approves a recommendation...
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am
October 27, 2010
Committee discusses Westside's compliance check violation
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council's Finance Committee on Monday met with Steve Wright of Westside Liquor to discuss Westside's failure of a...
October 27, 2010 - 12:00am