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Early morning storm packs a punch: Farms, trees, city streets, power lines and a house of worship are damaged
Tobacco ordinance conflicts with developments in City of Renville
Pet of the week published Sept. 21
Graham-Cassidy bill would cut funding to 34 states, report shows
Renville's efforts effective, say supporters
Dalvin Cook's no stranger to Tampa Bay Bucs
Denver unaffected by early departures unlike rest of NCHC rivals
NCHC enjoying new digs at Xcel Center
Vikings fullback, Minnesota native Ham says 1-yard run solidifies NFL status
Wild's Chris Stewart, Marcus Foligno a tag-team duo willing to 'answer the bell'
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
'It's important to stand up to bullies': Actress Rebel Wilson wins record amount in defamation case
In loss for Netflix, 'Star Wars' and Marvel films will move to Disney's new streaming service
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
Fall Home Improvement 2017 now available online
LOST ITALIAN: Say goodbye to summer with two favorite flavors: grilled steaks and fresh tomatoes
Retired nuclear physicist from Park River makes, sells thousands of jars of chokecherry jelly for charity
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Lori A. Trebesch
Mary Ellen Zachman
Raymond "Ray" Hyser
Letter: Clinton uranium story is false
In a pickle over a side dish?
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Savory spuds: Homegrown potatoes and fresh thyme combine in rustic side dish
Letter: Why do we honor traitors?
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball is back in full force
WCT Sports Show: Week One Pigskin Picks
Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
September 14, 2017
University of Minnesota to examine its 1930s-era discrimination
ST. PAUL—The University of Minnesota will confront the sins of its past after a library exhibit highlighted a troubling era of discrimination against African-American and Jewish students. President Eric Kaler announced Wednesday he will appoint a committee to "guide our thinking...
September 14, 2017 - 9:11pm
May 15, 2017
Workers say Wal-Mart discriminated against thousands of pregnant women
Two former Wal-Mart Stores Inc employees have filed a lawsuit accusing the retailer of treating thousands of pregnant workers as “second-class...
May 15, 2017 - 1:24pm
March 26, 2017
SD forum planned this week on protecting Arab, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian communities
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- South Dakota’ s U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler has announced a forum on protecting Arab, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian communities...
March 26, 2017 - 3:33pm
September 3, 2016
U.S. Muslims relieved Eid holiday to fall day after Sept. 11 anniversary
NEW YORK—For weeks, some U.S. Islamic leaders worried that the Eid al-Adha holiday would fall on Sept. 11, raising the possibility that some non-Muslims would misinterpret celebrations occurring on the solemn anniversary of the al Qaeda attacks of 2001. Those fears dissipated...
September 3, 2016 - 9:15am
June 21, 2016
Feds allege Jennie-O discriminated against Willmar women
WILLMAR – Jennie-O Turkey Store will hire 53 women and pay nearly a half-million dollars in back wages to 339 female job applicants who were...
June 21, 2016 - 11:44pm
Feds allege Jennie-O discriminated against women at Willmar site
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store will hire 53 women and pay nearly a half-million dollars in back wages to 339 female job applicants who were denied entry-level jobs at its Willmar turkey-processing facility. The action settles a U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit alleging Jennie-O...
June 21, 2016 - 5:50pm
May 20, 2016
Apartment owners, sheriff's deputy agree to dismissal of housing discrimination lawsuit
OLIVIA — A Renville County sheriff’s deputy’s discrimination lawsuit against his former Bird Island apartment complex, which he said evicted him because he is gay, was dismissed Tuesday in Renville County District Court after both parties agreed to end the proceeding. The...
May 20, 2016 - 10:47pm
November 1, 2015
Reinstated East Grand Forks teacher speaks out
EAST GRAND FORKS — An East Grand Forks teacher is telling his side in a controversy over the school district’s decision to place him on temporary leave. High school social studies teacher Bryan Perkins was placed on paid administrative leave for two weeks after he sent an email...
November 1, 2015 - 10:09pm
April 4, 2015
Benson company denies claims of discrimination, unlawful practices
BENSON — A Benson business has denied a Willmar woman’s allegations of discrimination and unlawful practices at the business, arguing also that the case should be dismissed because she has no basis to bring forth the lawsuit. Carey Hodapp, who formerly worked on-site at CNH...
April 4, 2015 - 1:15am
April 1, 2015
Cartoon by Chris Britt
April 1, 2015 - 12:01am
March 4, 2015
Gaylord to pay immigrant detained by officers
GAYLORD — After years of disputing allegations that police officers heavily targeted Latinos for traffic and other stops, town officials here...
March 4, 2015 - 8:00am
September 3, 2014
City Council approves discrimination settlement, Nefi Ibarra
WILLMAR — The $115,000 settlement of the discrimination lawsuit filed by former coal handler Nefi Ibarra against the Willmar Municipal Utilities has been approved. The Willmar City Council during its Tuesday meeting approved the minutes of the August 25 meeting of the Municipal...
September 3, 2014 - 11:13pm
July 1, 2014
Letter: A stunning local performance
If you build it, they will come. This is a line from a movie about baseball, but it can mean so much more. In this instance, it pertains to the stunning performances of late in downtown Willmar. Who thought that producing a play that dealt with the aftermath of a hate crime, the...
July 1, 2014 - 5:00am
May 7, 2014
Minnesota House passes Women’s Economic Security Act
ST. PAUL — New Minnesota mothers would more likely keep their jobs under the Women’s Economic Security Act, its supporters say.
May 7, 2014 - 11:10pm
February 27, 2014
Arizona governor vetoes bill widely criticized as anti-gay
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill on Wednesday derided by critics as a license to discriminate against gays in the...
February 27, 2014 - 6:51am