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He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
Hundreds challenge human pyramid limits at Indian Hindu festival
Assange says WikiLeaks to release 'significant' Clinton campaign data
Mylan offers discounts on EpiPen after Clinton criticism
Small town Maynard has big story to tell
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tigers overpower Twins
Reloaded Cardinals look to make further strides
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
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
Gary G. Glein
Carol J. Hansen
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
Melvin E. Anderson
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
June 8, 2013
Peterson thinks new Farm Bill will be adopted this summer
WILLMAR — U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson believes a new federal Farm Bill could be approved before Congress’ August recess. In a visit...
June 8, 2013 - 7:00am
Peterson thinks new Farm Bill will be adopted this summer (video)
WILLMAR — U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson believes a new federal Farm Bill could be approved before Congress’ August recess. ...
June 8, 2013 - 6:48am
June 3, 2013
N.J. Sen. Lautenberg dead at 89
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The next time a flight attendant reminds you there's no smoking or you witness a teenager getting carded at a liquor store,...
June 3, 2013 - 11:37am
Republicans begin race for 6th District endorsement after Bachmann decides not to run
ST. PAUL — One possible Republican candidate for Michele Bachmann's congressional seat is taking herself out of the running while another gets...
June 3, 2013 - 11:00am
May 31, 2013
Dem candidate in Bachmann district halts campaign
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Democratic congressional candidate Jim Graves plans to halt his campaign to replace Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann in Congress just days after she ruled out a re-election run, according to his top aide. Campaign manager Aaron Wells told...
May 31, 2013 - 10:43am
May 29, 2013
Graves: Bachmann got message in near-defeat
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann's surprise announcement that she won't seek a fifth term has her opponent saying that she "read the tea leaves." Jim Graves is the Democrat who nearly beat Bachmann in November. He says he thinks Bachmann heard a message...
May 29, 2013 - 7:00am
Rep. Bachmann says she won't run for re-election
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, a conservative firebrand and a favorite of tea party Republicans, said Wednesday she will...
May 29, 2013 - 6:23am
May 13, 2013
Rep. Paulsen rules out run for US Senate or MN governor
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen has ruled out a run for the U.S. Senate or for governor of Minnesota, saying he plans to seek a fourth term in the House instead. Paulsen, whose district includes the western suburbs of Minneapolis, said in a statement Monday...
May 13, 2013 - 4:23pm
May 9, 2013
Senate committee takes up immigration bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supporters and opponents of sweeping immigration legislation faced off Thursday as a Senate committee began considering hundreds of amendments that could improve the bill's chances of eventual passage through Congress, or doom it to failure. By ERICA...
May 9, 2013 - 11:04am
April 29, 2013
Commentary: Grown-ups are in charge?
WASHINGTON — Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, chairman of the Financial Services Committee, has told Richard Cordray not to bother. This is part of the recent evidence that government is getting some adult supervision. Barack Obama used a recess appointment to make Cordray director...
April 29, 2013 - 12:00am
April 16, 2013
Bipartisan bill would remake immigration system
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. immigration system would undergo dramatic changes under a bipartisan Senate bill that puts a new focus on prospective immigrants' merit and employment potential, while seeking to end illegal immigration once and for all by creating legal avenues for workers...
April 16, 2013 - 7:39am
April 11, 2013
DFLer Graves seeks rematch with Minn.'s Bachmann
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Democrat who narrowly lost to U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann last year said on Thursday that he would seek a rematch. The St. Cloud Times reported that businessman Jim Graves plans to run again for Congress in Minnesota's 6th District (http://on.sctimes.com/ZbzjZf...
April 11, 2013 - 3:38pm
March 25, 2013
Congressional ethics office investigating Bachmann
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Michele Bachmann and her short-lived campaign last year for the GOP presidential nomination are being investigated by the Office of Congressional Ethics. By Henry C. Jackson Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Michele Bachmann and her short-lived...
March 25, 2013 - 4:53pm
March 21, 2013
House on track to pass budget plan with deep cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A familiar budget plan to sharply cut safety-net programs for the poor and clamp down on domestic agencies performing the nuts-and-bolts programs of the government is cruising to passage in the tea party-flavored House. By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON...
March 21, 2013 - 6:58am
March 20, 2013
Sanford advances in SC race, Colbert's sister wins
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Mark Sanford says he believes in "a God of second chances," and now the former South Carolina governor has taken the...
March 20, 2013 - 7:08am