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Chili fest begins Willmar Area Food Shelf’s month-long fundraiser
ACGC to start school before Labor Day
Retreat update, hearings on street work and utility rates on Willmar City Council agenda
Graves’ plane flying too low in final seconds, NTSB finds in early report
MnSCU backs Ridgewater president after faculty vote of no confidence
State Wrestling: NLS' Austvold, BOLD's Garcia take home gold
Prep Wrestling: Area has 10 entrants reach state semifinals
Girls Basketball: Cardinals win regular-season finale
Return of Garnett brings flashbacks
Butler, Bulls fight off Timberwolves
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Odell "Red" Orland Reiten
Margie G. Bomstad
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
Krueger — Lingle
Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
Letter: Get consensus on highways
Minnesota Opinion: It is time to fight back to protect our privacy
Letter: Baker isn’t what he claims
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