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Abandoned Minnesota mine shaft becomes a bass hideout
Willmar Senior High School Homecoming Coronation video
Be on the alert for road closures this week in Willmar
Willmar Senior High School Homecoming Coronation gallery
State Patrol confirms fatality in crash near Alexandria
Bluejays soar in four
Roundup: Wildcats snap streak with win over GSL
Basketball lifer Thibodeau ready to lead Timberwolves
Salute for Palmer planned at the Ryder Cup
Cardinal Pride to induct four into Hall of Fame
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
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Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Mary A. Krogfus
William "Bill" D. Latham
Donald R. Holmgren
Wallace "Wally" Heggestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Froma Harrop: Can Califorinia help lower drug prices?
George Will: A Republican worth voting for
Dionne: Debate moderators shouldn't duck
Larry.R. Swenson: Different requirements for some?
October 3, 2013
Letter: A GOP assault on food stamps
I was disgusted while listening to the posturing members of the Millionaires’ Club — aka Congress. A Republican representative from Georgia complained that staff members would become rich by lobbying later but he would be restricted to a congressman’s salary of only $172,600! ...
October 3, 2013 - 3:00am
October 2, 2013
Obama to meet with congressional leaders as shutdown continues
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama scrapped part of a long-planned trip to Asia and planned to meet with congressional leaders on Wednesday as a U.S. government shutdown entered a second day with no end in sight.
October 2, 2013 - 12:15pm
Editorial: Congress is failing us in this shutdown
America awoke as expected Tuesday to its federal government beginning the process of shutting down as the House Republicans were unable to control their Tea Party faction. The Democrats have been unable to control spending growth throughout the federal government. As Congress continues...
October 2, 2013 - 3:00am
October 1, 2013
U.S. government shutdown starts; Congress deadlock remains
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government began a partial shutdown on Tuesday for the first time in 17 years, potentially putting up to 1 million...
October 1, 2013 - 7:10am
September 29, 2013
House Republicans defy Obama on funding bill; government shutdown nears
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives early on Sunday brought the federal government closer to a shutdown as it voted to delay...
September 29, 2013 - 10:20am
September 27, 2013
Senate set to OK budget bill, but fight not over
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A potential government shutdown hurtling ever closer, the Democratic-led Senate moved Friday toward approving legislation...
September 27, 2013 - 10:00am
Editorial: Congress needs to get this job done
Like mud through the hour glass, so are the days of our Congress … in other words, nothing much accomplished. As the hours count down, Congress is headed toward a federal government shutdown on Tuesday and exhausting its borrowing capacity two weeks later. Congress is tipping...
September 27, 2013 - 3:00am
September 26, 2013
Congress turns attention to debt limit battle
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Congress, struggling to avert a government shutdown next week, was warned by the Obama administration on Wednesday that the Treasury was quickly running out of funds to pay government bills and could soon face a damaging debt default.
September 26, 2013 - 7:21am
September 19, 2013
House Republicans ignore Obama veto threat on spending bill
By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the House of Representatives on Thursday plowed ahead with a bill to gut President...
September 19, 2013 - 2:12pm
August 31, 2013
Letter: Recouple conservation, crop insurance in Farm Bill
In the next few weeks, Congress will return to Washington to work on the 2013 Farm Bill and need to remember what’s important to Minnesota sportsmen and women — re-coupling conservation compliance and crop insurance. In the past, conservation compliance has been linked to most...
August 31, 2013 - 1:00am
August 30, 2013
Peterson brushes off early attacks from national GOP
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, who is laying groundwork to seek his 13th term in Congress, said Thursday he’s unfazed by national Republicans’ early attempts to oust him from office in 2014.
August 30, 2013 - 7:30am
August 19, 2013
GOP targets Peterson in Minnesota’s 7th District
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- National Republicans are targeting Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson in 2014, and Moorhead residents will soon see GOP bull’s-eyes on his back.
August 19, 2013 - 1:57am
August 9, 2013
Former WCCO anchor Shelby says 'no' to Congress
ST. PAUL — Former WCCO television anchor Don Shelby is passing on a run for a Minnesota congressional seat after being courted by Democrats to challenge a GOP incumbent. Shelby said Friday that he didn't think he could accomplish change on climate issues and other policies without...
August 9, 2013 - 9:05am
August 3, 2013
House refuses to appoint conferees on new farm bill
WASHINGTON — Three Upper Midwest senators have been named conferees on the farm bill. But the House Republican leadership’s refusal to appoint...
August 3, 2013 - 1:00am
August 1, 2013
Editorial: Congress should review aiding the enemy law
While Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was fortunate in being found not guilty of "aiding the enemy" in military court Tuesday, he was found guilty of violating a number of laws, including parts of the Espionage Act. Manning, 25, has admitted that he leaked nearly 700,000 classified items...
August 1, 2013 - 2:27am