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Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
Alaska man injured in morning rollover in New London Township
High speed chase ends in Willmar with arrest of juvenile
Convictions published Feb. 21
County proposes new traffic option for wye corridor
Girls Basketball: Cards streak by Alex
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wld with win in St. Paul
Boys Basketball: Montevideo overpowers YME
Boys Basketball: Dragons edge NLS
Boys Basketball: Eisenbacher's double-double leads ACGC
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Howard J. Powers
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
Harrop commentary: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
August 14, 2012
Editorial: Primary Day is an exercise of your basic right - vote today
Today is primary day in Minnesota. So it an important day for you and other citizens to practice America's most basic and important right -- vote today. This primary is the first statewide vote since the redistricting was completed following the 2010 Census.
August 14, 2012 - 7:20am
August 8, 2012
Editorial: Curiousity begins new tour of the red planet
Mankind took another giant leap forward in space exploration Monday morning as car-sized space vehicle from the United States quickly landed on Mars. The Mars Science Laboratory rover was lowered to the Mars surface by a set of cables from its deliver capsule. The Mars mission started...
August 8, 2012 - 12:00am
August 3, 2012
Editorial: Celebrate 75 years of Rice Hospital
Celebrating 75 years of operations is the theme of Rice Memorial Hospital this week. The local hospital and the city of Willmar should celebrate...
August 3, 2012 - 7:21am
August 2, 2012
Editorial: Help out by sharing tips about Newville
It has been 10 years ago Wednesday that Daniel Lee Newville left a New London area party and has never been seen again. He basically disappeared and was eventually reported missing later in August. Kandiyohi County Sherriff Dan Hartog and his department are still looking for him...
August 2, 2012 - 12:00am
August 1, 2012
Editorial: A bridge collapse may come once more
The Interstate 35W bridge collapsed five years ago today, falling in quick order into the Mississippi River, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100 other individuals. It was supposed to be a seminal moment in America's history of infrastructure investment and maintenance. The...
August 1, 2012 - 12:00am
July 28, 2012
Editorial: Now it's time for Olympic athletes - Let the games begin
The Olympics of London 2012 started Friday night with the Opening Ceremonies in royal and rock fashion. In the trickery of stage craft, England's Queen Elizabeth II parachuted into the stadium with the British iconic spy 007.
July 28, 2012 - 8:33am
July 27, 2012
Editorial: Vikings fans: It's time for football
The sunrise looked like it had a purple tint this morning as it shed light upon the football fields of Mankato. And it should as the Minnesota Vikings opened training camp today. The land of Minnesota Viking fans is once again ripe with the pre-season enthusiasm.
July 27, 2012 - 8:41am
July 26, 2012
Editorial: More gun control is not option in 2012, politicians will not tackle guns in 2012
West central Minnesota and the rest of America were united Friday in grief for the victims of the Colorado movie shootings and in rage for the suspect. The incident was not even a day old before the debate quickly shifted to a debate of gun rights versus gun control. New...
July 26, 2012 - 8:46am
July 21, 2012
Editorial: It's time to mourn today with Colorado
It was a day of asking "why" as America watched the story unfold of a mass murder event Friday at a multiplex movie theatre in a Colorado town. A lone suspect, clad in black ballistic gear, walked into a crowded premiere of the new "Batman" movie and opened fire with multiple firearms. When...
July 21, 2012 - 9:58am
July 20, 2012
Editorial: Bachmann is off-track with her allegations
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is facing justifiable criticism concerning her recent accusations of the Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the federal...
July 20, 2012 - 9:08am
July 19, 2012
Editorial: A drink size limit is a silly proposal
Political debate is hot and heavy in New York City with banners, commercials and tweets.
July 19, 2012 - 12:00am
July 13, 2012
Editorial: Penn State failed in its duties
The extensive internal review of the child sex abuse case at Penn State placed responsibility on the institution's top leaders and football coach for failure to control and sufficiently report. The report, which was released Thursday, was quite complete and to the point.
July 13, 2012 - 12:00am
July 3, 2012
Editorial: Appreciate freedoms on Fourth of July
Our Fourth of July holiday Wednesday is the 236th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the founding document of the United States of America. The Fourth is a day for the celebration of our national heritage, when the founding fathers risked their own life,...
July 3, 2012 - 12:00am
June 29, 2012
Editorial: Obama wins on health care issue
Supporters of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- including President Obama -- got a big win Thursday when the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold the law, including the individual mandate, as "constitutional." While it was a 5-4 split vote, the majority ruling was written...
June 29, 2012 - 12:00am
June 18, 2012
Minnesota Opinion: On last in, first out rules again in Minn.:
From The Associated Press On last in, first out rules again in Minn.: The school year has ended across the state. As students enjoy their summer of freedom, school districts are setting plans for who will be teaching them when they return in the fall. Most schools, facing stagnant...
June 18, 2012 - 12:00am