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Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Relay for Life Kandiyohi County
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
Lippert -- Marcus
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
Doty — St. Aubin
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Evelyn "Evie" M. Mulder
Robert J. Swanberg
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
March 14, 2016
Commentary: Can a moderate left win in 2016?
Obama Derangement Syndrome is striking Republicans once again. To avoid having to answer for the rise of Donald Trump, they want to hold the...
March 14, 2016 - 1:00am
November 25, 2015
Commentary: The discipline of gratitude
Thanksgiving is about gratitude, which is a disposition, a virtue and a way of thinking all at once. We often trivialize gratitude as little...
November 25, 2015 - 12:01am
October 1, 2015
Commentary: Kevin’s McCarthy’s truthful gaffe
WASHINGTON -- So now we know: One of the principal reasons Republicans spent so much public money investigating the tragic Benghazi episode was...
October 1, 2015 - 12:30am
August 19, 2015
Commentary: When Yeats comes a knockin'
WASHINGTON -- W. B. Yeats' "The Second Coming," written in 1919, is my nominee for the most cited poem in political commentary. The line invoked most -- "The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity" -- is irresistible. It's always tempting to...
August 19, 2015 - 1:01am
May 18, 2015
Commentary: Jeb Bush's agony
WASHINGTON—Am I am the only person outside the Bush family who has a smidgen of empathy for Jeb Bush's roller-coaster ride in trying to answer a straightforward question: Was going to war in Iraq the right thing to do? It's hard to go much beyond "smidgen" because it remains...
May 18, 2015 - 12:28am
April 28, 2015
Commentary: Is democracy unraveling?
WASHINGTON—The world's democracies, perhaps especially our own, face a peculiar set of contradictions that are undermining faith in public endeavor and unraveling old loyalties. There is a decline of trust in traditional political parties but also a rise in partisanship....
April 28, 2015 - 1:55am
April 15, 2015
Commentary: Hillary's role model: Bush 41
WASHINGTON—It's Hillary Clinton, not Jeb Bush, who will take former President George H. W. Bush as her role model. Her road to victory was blazed by Jeb's dad in 1988. It would help a great deal, of course, if events also flowed her way, as they did for Bush 41. In 1988,...
April 15, 2015 - 4:08am
April 9, 2015
Commentary: How to read the Iran debate in U.S. politics
WASHINGTON—Deals involving limits on weapons, nukes or otherwise, are intricate and technical. Only a limited number of people among arms-control connoisseurs fully grasp the meaning of every detail. Yet in a democracy, these matters are and should be the subject of debate....
April 9, 2015 - 2:55am
April 3, 2015
Commentary: Don't wreck religious liberty's brand
CHAPEL HILL, N.C -- We are all obsessed with our brands these days, and no one more so than states competing fiercely for jobs and businesses. Some of them are quickly learning that being seen as anti-gay is dangerous to their images.
April 3, 2015 - 1:00am
June 13, 2014
Commentary: Cantor and the tea party purge
WASHINGTON — In 1961, John F. Kennedy said: “In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.” In...
June 13, 2014 - 2:30am
May 25, 2014
Commentary: Memorial Day is calling
WASHINGTON — Memorial Day is a peculiarly appropriate holiday for our times. Its origins lie in the Civil War, which resulted from the failure...
May 25, 2014 - 6:00am
April 28, 2014
Commentary: The gun supremacists’ folly
WASHINGTON — Have we gone stark raving mad? The question is brought to mind by the new gun law signed last week in Georgia by Gov. Nathan Deal. You might have thought that since the United States couldn’t possibly have more permissive firearms laws than it does now, nothing more...
April 28, 2014 - 5:00am
April 11, 2014
Commentary: The political way of LBJ
WASHINGTON — History offers a rough kind of justice. As the nation’s current president and three of his predecessors gathered this week at the University of Texas for an LBJ Library conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, they confirmed what...
April 11, 2014 - 6:30am