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Deal nears on special session
Mills drops request for election recount in 8th District race
Separation anxiety: Trump's management style poses challenges in Oval Office
U.S. payrolls rise solidly; jobless rate falls to nine-year low
EMT Willmar ambulance hosts 10th annual toy drive
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
Gophers look to toughen up after 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'
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Obama's latest shrug of the shoulders
Helen W. Olson
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
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
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
January 6, 2014
U.S. senator call for plan to increase crude oil railcar safety
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer on Monday will renew a call on federal authorities for a plan to retrofit or phase out certain older models...
January 6, 2014 - 11:19am
December 28, 2013
No farm bill news expected until January
WASHINGTON — Congressional farm leaders will make no announcements about the content of the farm bill until they return to Washington the first week of January.
December 28, 2013 - 9:53am
December 19, 2013
Editorial: Congress makes a deal on a budget
It appears the season of miracles has started as Congress this week agreed to a budget without relying upon political brinkmanship or shutting down the federal government. A dysfunctional Congress finally has figured out a way to function. The Senate pass the budget billo 64-36...
December 19, 2013 - 12:00am
December 17, 2013
U.S. budget deal clears crucial vote in Senate
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A two-year U.S. budget deal on Tuesday cleared a Senate procedural vote that all but assured its passage by a simple majority later this week in the Democratic-controlled chamber.
December 17, 2013 - 2:06pm
November 21, 2013
U.S. Senate Democrats stop filibusters on federal nominations
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats eased the way for swift approval of President Barack Obama's current and future nominees on Thursday, voting...
November 21, 2013 - 11:45am
November 14, 2013
House Republicans to try to impeach U.S. Attorney General Holder
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the House of Representatives plan to introduce articles of impeachment against Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday, in the hopes of removing a cabinet member they say has lied to Congress as well as failed to uphold federal law. "This...
November 14, 2013 - 7:54am
November 5, 2013
U.S. gay-rights bill clears Senate Republican hurdle; Boehner opposes measure
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A White House-backed bill to ban workplace discrimination against gays narrowly cleared a Republican procedural roadblock in the U.S. Senate on Monday with the support of a handful of Republicans, just hours after the party's top lawmaker declared his oppos...
November 5, 2013 - 7:56am
November 2, 2013
Peterson optimistic again for farm bill vote
WILLMAR — After months of stalemate over a new five-year extension of the farm bill, Seventh District Congressman Collin Peterson is optimistic...
November 2, 2013 - 1:48am
October 30, 2013
Sebelius says website a 'debacle'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government's top health official on Wednesday called the rollout of the website that is central to President...
October 30, 2013 - 2:25pm
October 29, 2013
NSA chief defends agency amid U.S. spy rift with Europe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency director on Tuesday defended the spy agency as acting within legal boundaries, amid a public uproar which has grown from anger over the collection of Americans' phone and email records to outrage over spying on European all...
October 29, 2013 - 4:01pm
U.S. spy chiefs face Congress amid spying rift with Europe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When top U.S. intelligence officials testified at a congressional hearing weeks ago, the public uproar was over the National Security Agency collecting the phone and email records of Americans.
October 29, 2013 - 6:41am
October 16, 2013
Congress votes to end shutdown, avoid U.S. default
WASHINGTON — Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown, the culmination of an epic political drama that placed the U.S. economy...
October 16, 2013 - 11:19pm
October 10, 2013
Editorial: Congress is failing military families
The federal government shutdown continues into its second week as Congress fails to act and fulfill its job. The latest fallout is impacting the military and veterans affairs benefits across the country. So while the U.S. Army’s Delta Force and the U.S. Navy Seal teams carried...
October 10, 2013 - 4:00am
October 5, 2013
Editorial: Congress members should all donate their pay
As America’s federal government enters its fifth day of a shutdown today, there is a sliver of hope as pressure continues growing on both Republicans and Democrats. House Speaker John Boehner correctly told fellow GOP lawmakers Thursday that he would not allow this political...
October 5, 2013 - 3:00am
October 4, 2013
Not all federal agencies taking a hit in shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) — As many high-profile agencies sit idle because of the federal government shutdown, others are humming along just fine, thank...
October 4, 2013 - 3:00pm