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District 16, 16A lawmakers ready for special session
Student heads to Washington
Top design expert guides Tribune redesign
Pre-K education remains at heart of budget impasse
Riding the Dragon
NBA: ‘Disappointed’ Chicago Bulls fire Thibodeau
Prep Track and Field: Litchfield girls win 5A title
Prep Softball: KMS taken out in Section 3A
Prep Baseball Roundup: Litchfield wins 5AA-West
The Insider: Rambow leads Valley City State in RBIs
Jon Leuze’s work wins People’s Choice Award in Willmar, Minn.
New London, Minn., native Brady Toops on (off) ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’
Norway Lake Township’s oldest living man, 91, to star in Sunburg, Minnesota, Syttende Mai parade
Syttende Mai celebrations in west central Minnesota
Artaria String Quartet performs in Dawson, Minn.
Rice Hospital nurses honored for making a difference in patient lives
Abrams joins ACMC urgent care department
American Family agent Hern earns certification
State electrical group honors Gatewood for industry service
Two from Whitcomb Brothers Grain attend conference
Marsha J. Rooda
Hermoine "Kit" Sundem Claggett
Dorothy N. Theis
Alvina "Al" A. Marklowitz
Video: Roosevelt celebrates act of kindness
Video: Let's Go Fishing Expo on Green Lake
Video: Ukraine teens enjoy time away from strife
Aurand — Elfritz
Boike — Williamson
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Minnesota Opinion: Legilsature frustration goes across the state
Letter: Questions for Willmar council member Ron Christianson
Letter: 'Recall Ron' stand was inappropriately placed
Editorial: Memorial Day has a very real purpose
October 17, 2013
Most in Washington are hopeful deal will lead to better results down road
ST. PAUL — U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer summed up the past few weeks of federal political debates, including a 16-day government shutdown, like many Americans would: “What in the Sam Hill is wrong with this town?” Most around Washington seem to expect better results when the next...
news / nation
October 17, 2013 - 11:42pm
October 13, 2013
Budget talks inconclusive: Spending stumbling block to deal
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four days and end a partial government shutdown that’s entering its third week. After inconclusive talks between...
news / nation
October 13, 2013 - 11:12pm
December 28, 2012
White House meeting today is a last stab at a fiscal deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid partisan bluster, top members of Congress and President Barack Obama were holding out slim hopes for a limited fiscal deal before the new year. But even as congressional leaders prepared to convene at the White House, there were no signs that legislation palatable...
news / nation
December 28, 2012 - 10:37am
July 19, 2011
All signs point to shutdown end as Capitol reopens
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Capitol doors swung open to the public this morning for the first time since June 30, one of several signs that a state government shutdown could be nearing an end. An even stronger sign was that three of the nine budget bills have been approved by Gov....
July 19, 2011 - 9:50am
July 16, 2011
Leaders target Monday for Legislature special session
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Capitol remained closed to the public Friday, two weeks after a government shutdown began, but it was busy with legislative committee chairpersons, Dayton administration commissioners and staffers hammering out last-minute details to put government back to...
July 16, 2011 - 12:00am
May 17, 2011
State leaders say they are ready to negotiate budget deal
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's legislative leaders and governor say, in effect, that they are done negotiating with themselves and at least are talking about working together on a new state budget. But in case that does not work, several of Gov.
May 17, 2011 - 10:16am
July 30, 2010
Willmar man pleads to role in methamphetamine deal
WILLMAR -- William Allan Tjaden, 31, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Thursday to a second-degree drug sale charge for selling methamphetamine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant in December. As part of a plea agreement in Kandiyohi County District Court, the charge was reduced from...
news / local
July 30, 2010 - 12:00am
May 17, 2010
Legislature starts special session, hopes to adjourn today
ST. PAUL - Minnesota lawmakers and governor could not balance the state budget by midnight, forcing the Legislature into a brief special session. Democratic...
news / state
May 17, 2010 - 5:28am
March 26, 2010
Editorial: State deal protects vulnerable citizens
Minnesota's Gov. Tim Pawlenty and the Legislature did the correct thing Wednesday reaching a compromise to provide state-sponsored health coverage to the poor. The compromise measure extended the state's General Assistance Medical Care program.
opinion / editorials / state
March 26, 2010 - 12:00am
May 14, 2009
Willmar man gets 74 months in prison on drug conviction
WILLMAR -- Santos Pena Reyes, 40, of Willmar, was sentenced Monday in Kandiyohi County District Court to 74 months in prison and a $2,000 fine on a first-degree drug sale conspiracy charge. As part of a plea agreement, three other first-degree drug felonies and a gross misdemeanor...
news / local
May 14, 2009 - 12:00am
October 16, 2008
Study by Minnesota 2020 urges state lawmakers to get the ball rolling on regional railroad lines
WILLMAR -- Shannon Klint looks forward to the day that a passenger train might take her and her family from the Twin Cities to visit her parents in Willmar. "It would change my life," she said Wednesday morning. Klint took part in a conference call to discuss a new study by Minnesota...
October 16, 2008 - 12:00am