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Records published Sept. 28
Swift County hires interim administrator
Sacred Heart man sentenced for killing puppy
Mealworms found in school fundraiser candy bars
Ryder Cup: Hazeltine pedigree planned from the start
Facing former coach an intriguing subplot to Gophers' Big Ten opener
Volleyball: Willmar eases past Alexandria
Royals outlast Twins in 11 innings
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
Helen M. Miller
William "Bill" D. Latham
Donald R. Holmgren
Joe Raines letter: Trump is wrong for America
Ted Storck letter: When a good guy has a gun...
Ken Warner letter: Dave Baker gets results for 17A
John H. Burns letter: Do GOP candidates support Trump?
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
September 20, 2016
Poultry lab officially opens Thursday
WILLMAR -- Space -- lots of space -- is the first thing Dr. Dale Lauer mentions as a highlight to the new Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory...
September 20, 2016 - 7:30am
August 22, 2016
Dayton orders flags at half-staff for Minnesota native
ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in Minnesota,...
August 22, 2016 - 3:24pm
August 18, 2016
Dayton won't call special session
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans will not get tax cuts and will not see road and other public construction projects begin after the governor and legislative leaders failed to agree on a special session agenda. "I've concluded ... I am not going to call a special session," Democratic Gov. Mark...
August 18, 2016 - 4:26pm
July 14, 2016
Update: Dayton assesses aftermath of Monday's storms, thankful no lives were lost
MEEKER COUNTY -- As Meeker County continues to clean up and assess the aftermath of Monday’s storms, state officials made their way through...
July 14, 2016 - 12:00am
May 20, 2016
Dayton warns that tax, budget deal not done
ST. PAUL — State lawmakers appear ready to cut Minnesotans’ taxes nearly $260 million before they leave for the year Monday, but Gov. Mark Dayton said he will veto the plan if he does not get provisions he wants in a spending bill. Legislative leaders announced the tax relief...
May 20, 2016 - 10:49pm
April 2, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Kudos to Dayton for stand on mining and listening
Forum News Service Gotta give props to the gov for his guts even if his judgment can be questioned. In February, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton infuriated a whole bunch of people across the Iron Range when he said he wouldn’t allow Twin Metals to access state lands as the company...
April 2, 2016 - 1:00am
February 5, 2016
Dayton promises to be there for Madelia
MADELIA — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton promises his administration will help Madelia’s 2,300 residents recover from Wednesday’s blizzard-whipped fire that destroyed much of the community’s downtown. Dayton visited Madelia on Friday, meeting with about 150 people near where eight...
February 5, 2016 - 11:26pm
February 2, 2016
Gov. Dayton says special session won't happen
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton this morning ended his hopes for a special legislative session to extend unemployment benefits to Iron...
February 2, 2016 - 11:27am
January 22, 2016
Dayton appoints first openly gay judge to Minnesota Supreme Court
Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday appointed Margaret Chutich, a state Appeals Court judge, to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Chutich was considered by...
January 22, 2016 - 11:21am
January 6, 2016
Dayton, Daudt exchange verbal blows over Minnesota special session
ST. PAUL -- Two of Minnesota's most powerful politicians verbally dueled today over whether a special legislative session is needed to help unemployed...
January 6, 2016 - 3:21pm
December 27, 2015
Capitol Chatter: Dayton thrilled with Minnesota’s economic progress
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton fared well in the first year of his second and final term. When asked about the past year, he immediately turned to the economy: “Overall, three and a half percent unemployment and projects being announced every day, we have made good progress.”...
December 27, 2015 - 10:55pm
November 3, 2015
Dayton: Time to get tough on turtle takers
ST. PAUL — It is time to get tough on turtle and other wildlife poachers, Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday, reacting to reports that the Becker...
November 3, 2015 - 8:57pm
October 27, 2015
It’s official: Feds OK $10 million for Willmar wye project
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, and Seventh District Rep. Collin Peterson Tuesday announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant...
October 27, 2015 - 3:32pm
April 29, 2015
With varied water quality across Minnesota, little time left to pass buffers
ST. PAUL — Water quality varies from good in northeastern Minnesota, where plenty of plants borders waters, to poor in the southwest, with...
April 29, 2015 - 11:36pm
April 24, 2015
Avian flu: Public forum at 3 p.m. Saturday in Willmar with Dayton, other lawmakers
WILLMAR –– The avian influenza, which continues to steamroll through commercial turkey farms in Kandiyohi County, is getting the attention...
April 24, 2015 - 2:02pm