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Package thieves beware: Residents have their eyes (and cameras) on you
Corps denies easement to complete Dakota Access Pipeline construction in ND
Law enforcers back away from skirmish line to de-escalate tensions at Standing Rock protest site
Ag Career Fair and Technology Showcase
Fire damages rural Olivia home
Dragons place third at own invite
Aus, Struxness earning big rodeo wins, cash
Card gymnast place third at Becker
Gophers accept bid to Holiday Bowl in San Diego Dec. 27
Slagter paces Cards at Monticello invite
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'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
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
Roger K. Straight
Virginia L. Anderson
Ronald J. Fernholz
Dorothy M. Peterson
Helen W. Olson
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
December 2, 2016
Mills drops request for recount in 8th District race
Stewart Mills has dropped his request for a recount in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District race. The Republican challenger issued a statement...
December 2, 2016 - 1:40pm
November 18, 2016
Dionne commentary: Wanted: An alliance for the Republic
WASHINGTON—Our country needs a new era of bipartisanship—but not the kind you are probably thinking of, and not, I fear, the kind...
November 18, 2016 - 7:00am
November 17, 2016
Will commentary: Draw the curtain on the Democrats' theater of pointless gestures
November 17, 2016 - 1:47am
November 9, 2016
Republicans defend grip on U.S. Congress as Trump wins presidency
WASHINGTON - Republicans maintained their majorities in both chambers of the U.S. Congress in a momentous election on Tuesday in which Republican...
November 9, 2016 - 6:45am
October 10, 2016
Speaker Ryan distances himself from Trump campaign
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Paul Ryan, the top Republican in the U.S. Congress, took the extraordinary step on Monday of distancing himself from...
October 10, 2016 - 4:45pm
September 27, 2016
Stopgap bill to avoid government shutdown fails Senate procedural vote
WASHINGTON—A stopgap funding bill to avoid a federal government shutdown later this week failed to garner enough votes to move forward in the Senate on Tuesday, with Democrats and Republicans both opposing the measure. The must-pass continuing resolution, which would keep federal...
September 27, 2016 - 4:45pm
August 30, 2016
Top Democrat urges FBI probe of allegations Russia seeking to influence U.S. vote
WASHINGTON—Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid is calling on the FBI to conduct a quick and thorough investigation into concerns the Russian...
August 30, 2016 - 3:32pm
August 23, 2016
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
What if organizers and volunteers joined forces to run a nationwide campaign to replace today's corporate-owned congress — all at once?...
August 23, 2016 - 7:55pm
President Barack Obama tours Louisiana promises support
BATON ROUGE, La.—U.S. President Barack Obama walked door to door in an East Baton Rouge Parish neighborhood Tuesday, hugging people and...
August 23, 2016 - 7:45pm
April 14, 2016
Commentary: Congress still wasting our taxpayer’s money
As the tax deadline approaches it’s once again time to consider how the federal government wastes our money. Remember the spending caps that...
April 14, 2016 - 12:03am
March 29, 2016
Midwest Opinion: Congress’ gridlock can be broken
Forum News Service Gridlock has become synonymous with Congress. But despite the deep divisions among elements of the U.S. House and Senate, the first session of the 114th Congress (2015), to the surprise of many observers, got some good stuff done. Surely some big things were left...
March 29, 2016 - 1:00am
March 7, 2016
Air Force vet announces run for Peterson’s congressional seat
KARLSTAD— Air Force veteran Dave Hughes has announced his intent to run for Congress in Minnesota’s Seventh District, which covers western...
March 7, 2016 - 11:36pm
February 8, 2016
Kline: Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District field doesn’t inspire confidence
ST. PAUL — Retiring U.S. Rep. John Kline is disappointed in and “concerned” about the fundraising of the field of Republicans running to succeed him in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District, the longtime Republican congressman said Monday. Activist David Gerson, former lawmaker...
February 8, 2016 - 11:32pm
December 16, 2015
U.S. on verge of lifting decades-old oil export ban
WASHINGTON – A provision to lift the U.S. ban on oil exports is included in a government spending bill, giving North Dakota’s congressional...
December 16, 2015 - 9:35am
December 5, 2015
Big win in federal transportation bill for Minnesota: Planning time
ST. PAUL — More than $4 billion for transportation projects is headed from Washington to Minnesota in the next five years, but money is not the big news for state officials. Minnesota’s take is part of a $305 billion funding bill that easily passed the House and Senate late this...
December 5, 2015 - 12:10am