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Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
On national stage, Franken highlights diversity in Willmar
NLS opens bids for $20.6M construction project
Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
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
April 9, 2015
Minnesota Opinion: Hard not to be cynical over Minn. ‘jobs bill’
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton launched a bonding bill proposal Tuesday that sounded oh-so-good — and perhaps a little too good.
April 9, 2015 - 6:00am
March 6, 2015
Dayton reiterates proposal: Governor promotes 600 transportation projects; says he understands cost to residents of state; calls out Chamber
WILLMAR –– Saying that money isn’t going to fall out of the “blue sky” to fix the state’s deteriorating transportation system, Gov....
March 6, 2015 - 11:12pm
March 5, 2015
Gov. Dayton in Willmar Friday to talk transportation
WILLMAR –– The expansion of state Highway 23 will be highlighted Friday when Gov. Mark Dayton comes to town to discuss his transportation proposals for west central Minnesota. Dayton and Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle will hold a press conference...
March 5, 2015 - 4:09pm