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Thomas "Tom" A. Graham
Franziska "Fanny" Messenbrink
Gordon A. Carlson
December 6, 2012
Panetta: US worries about Syria, chemical weapons
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the U.S. has serious concerns that Syria is thinking of using its chemical weapons. Panetta did not say what new intelligence information he has about the intentions of President Bashar Assad. But the defense secretary said it's...
December 6, 2012 - 11:42am
November 17, 2012
Defense raises mental health, evidence issues in Nelson case
MONTEVIDEO -- Darek Nelson's first court appearance since his arraignment in May on a first-degree murder charge focused largely on motions concerning...
November 17, 2012 - 12:00am
Commentary: The right question for the defense budget
"Can we afford the military budget?'' Not quite the right question, but one being asked these days even in hawkish circles. It reflects a break in the Republicans' traditional reluctance to cut defense spending and a declining enthusiasm for changing other societies through force....
June 17, 2011 - 12:00am
November 2, 2010
Website helps families see if they qualify for assistance
WILLMAR -- Forty percent of Minnesota families that would be eligible for food support have not applied for it. Seventy percent of those eligible for energy assistance aren't receiving it. One-fifth of eligible families aren't claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or Working Family...
November 2, 2010 - 12:00am
September 18, 2010
Integration effort recognized in annual Kids Count report
WILLMAR -- The West Central Integration Collaborative has been recognized for its work to help young people choose healthier lifestyles. The collaborative is listed among the "Stars of the State" in the 2010 Kids Count Data Book from the Children's Defense Fund of Minnesota. The...
September 18, 2010 - 12:00am
September 17, 2010
American Opinion: On defense spending
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On defense spending: From The Associated Press Here's how you know if a diet is a genuine program for weight loss: It involves some unpleasant sacrifices that you will lament. Here's how you know if a government...
September 17, 2010 - 12:00am
June 15, 2010
Commentary: In defense of economists
WASHINGTON -- Will politics slow our economic recovery? Will world leaders who pulled us back from the brink of a new Great Depression throw in the towel before the global economy gets the unemployed back to work? These are the moment's central questions, and I posed them last week...
June 15, 2010 - 12:00am
May 11, 2010
Defense class to be held in Willmar
Willmar Community Ed & Rec will be offering "Women's Self Defense and Awareness Training Seminar" with Jen Thorpe from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, May 22, at Willmar Senior High School. The seminar is designed to instruct women on how to get away from an attacker without the aid of...
May 11, 2010 - 12:00am
April 10, 2010
Cartoon by Michael Ramirez
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am
April 8, 2010
Hancock native killed in Iraq
HANCOCK -- A 35-year-old soldier who grew up in Hancock died in Iraq after returning to the country for his second tour of duty, his father has...
April 8, 2010 - 12:00am
March 30, 2010
American Opinion: On defense attorneys for terror suspects:
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On defense attorneys for terror suspects: In 1770, British troops who were called in to keep the peace in Boston were attacked by crowds who protested the increasing erosion of their...
March 30, 2010 - 12:00am
December 17, 2008
Anonymous donors start Scott Wagar defense fund
WILLMAR -- Five Kandiyohi County citizens have started a defense fund for Scott Wagar of Willmar. "Some county citizens, who wish to remain anonymous, wanted to help Mr. Wagar out," said John Tradup. "They asked me to establish the account." Wagar, 50, pleaded not guilty last week...
December 17, 2008 - 7:00am
December 16, 2008
Response continues on Scott Wagar case
Response from across the country continues on a Willmar man's case concerning misdemeanor charges related to his fox urine defense against teenage vandalism (toilet papering and egging) of his rural home during homecoming week. Scott Edward Wagar faces charges of fifth-degree assault,...
December 16, 2008 - 1:00pm
Kandiyohi Co. complaint against Scott Edward Wagar has been posted
The Kandiyohi County complaint against Scott Edward Wagar in the home vandalism fox urine defense case has been posted. See the link below.
December 16, 2008 - 12:00am
December 13, 2008
Fox urine is safe, easily available
WILLMAR -- The media, the airwaves and the Internet are buzzing with the story of a Willmar homeowner who, fed up with years of vandalism during high school homecoming week, blasted the teen-aged perpetrators with a SuperSoaker filled with a mixture of water and fox urine. The homeowner,...
December 13, 2008 - 12:00am