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Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
June 18, 2012
Minnesota Opinion: On putting an end to racino in state:
From The Associated Press On putting an end to racino in state: Last week the Mdewakanton Sioux tribe, which owns Mystic Lake casino, and the Canterbury Park horse-racing track announced the tribe would contribute $75 million during the next decade to the track's prize purses. In...
June 18, 2012 - 12:00am
May 26, 2012
Editorial: Drive safe on this holiday weekend
Memorial Day Weekend has arrived in west central Minnesota, which is the unofficial start of the summer season. Many have headed for a weekend at the lake cabin or a family gathering. Other may be headed for class reunion or community gathering. All are traveling again on their...
May 26, 2012 - 12:00am
May 17, 2012
Editorial: MCROC opening is a vital addition, MinnWest Tech gets a great partner
"Folks, this is a big deal." -- U of M Regent Dean Johnson The official opening of the University of Minnesota's new Mid-Central Research and...
May 17, 2012 - 12:00am
April 4, 2012
Editorial: It's time to enforce the invasive species law
State and local officials across west central Minnesota are taking the issue of aquatic invasive species seriously in 2012. Kandiyohi County officials and law enforce ment have said the era of education is over concerning invasive specifies law violations. More simply, no more...
April 4, 2012 - 7:00am
Editorial: Thanks to mother for 'Jacobs Law' drive
Jacob's Law is a signature away from becoming part of the law of the state of Minnesota. The bill passed both houses of the Legislature by wide margins and Gov.
April 4, 2012 - 6:16am
March 29, 2012
Editorial: Bill on password sharing is needed
Conservatives and liberals in the Minnesota Legislature are co-sponsoring a bill to address the growing concern of the employer practice of requiring social media account passwords from potential employees. This is an important issue of privacy among potential employees, who are...
March 29, 2012 - 12:00am
March 16, 2012
Editorial: City needs to hire the Willmar law firm
Editor's Note: This editorial has been updated to correct a factabout the two law firms availability for meetings.
March 16, 2012 - 7:06am
March 7, 2012
Editorial: Senator Kubly will be missed by state
Minnesota lost a legislator with a kind and passionate heart when Sen. Gary Kubly died Friday. He was both a friend of and a fighter for Granite...
March 7, 2012 - 6:00am
March 2, 2012
Editorial: Sviggum should remove this conflict
Minnesotan Steve Sviggum needs to make a choice between his two jobs: University of Minnesota Regent or his position with the state Senate. Two legal opinions issued this week said that there is a "fundamental, systemic clash" between his duties as a regent and in his communications...
March 2, 2012 - 7:00am
February 24, 2012
Editorial: Freedom of Speech is a right to protect
February 24, 2012 - 12:00am
February 23, 2012
Editorial: Minnesota really gets districting fairness
Minnesota got a fair deal Tuesday when the state's Special Redistricting Panel issued its order setting the new congressional and legislative districts. The Special Redistricting Panel was required for the fourth time in the past 50 years as Republicans and Democrats of the Legislature...
February 23, 2012 - 12:00am
February 4, 2012
Editorial: This idea is a bad one: Just legislate
Minnesota legislators should learn to do their jobs and not take the easy way out with constitutional amendments, such as a supermajority requirement of a three-fifth majority for tax increases. The supermajority amendment is simply a bad idea and demonstrates that today's legislators...
February 4, 2012 - 12:00am
January 21, 2012
Editorial: County is good example of openness
It is the role of a newspaper editorial to criticize a local government entity and/or officials when something is done improperly or illegally.
January 21, 2012 - 12:00am
January 20, 2012
Editorial: Stadium proposal needs one location
The drive for a new Vikings stadium is nearing the goal line, but it is looking like a third-down and 15 situation in the fourth quarter. Gov. Mark Dayton announced earlier this week that all three front-running stadium sites still have major problems and he could not yet recommend...
January 20, 2012 - 12:00am
January 14, 2012
Editorial: Willmar's learning about its residents
Members of the greater Willmar community came together at two meetings Thursday for the purpose of "understanding the Somali culture." The Willmar organizers' intention was to promote a greater understanding between the growing Somali population and the rest of the Willmar. These...
January 14, 2012 - 12:00am