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Mills drops request for election recount in 8th District race
Separation anxiety: Trump's management style poses challenges in Oval Office
U.S. payrolls rise solidly; jobless rate falls to nine-year low
EMT Willmar ambulance hosts 10th annual toy drive
Mills drops request for recount in 8th District race
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
Gophers look to toughen up after first loss
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'
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Obama's latest shrug of the shoulders
Helen W. Olson
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
September 10, 2010
Editorial: Good luck Appleton on federal prison bid
Appleton and its residents are hoping that Prairie Corrections Facility located there can score a major contract to house federal prisoners. The prison facility closed Feb. 2 laying off nearly 400 employees. The four-year guaranteed contract could bring 1,200 to 1,400 federal inmates...
September 10, 2010 - 12:00am
September 9, 2010
Closed Appleton prison could receive federal contract
APPLETON - Optimism is high that Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton will reopen its doors to house federal inmates, with the potential...
September 9, 2010 - 12:00am
July 1, 2010
Federal tanning tax to raise health funds begins as new state laws also go into effect
Starting today it will cost more to go to a tanning salon. A 10 percent excise tax goes into effect as part of the funding mechanism for the...
July 1, 2010 - 12:00am
June 21, 2010
Health care co-op agrees to antitrust settlement with FTC
A group of doctors and hospitals in southwestern Minnesota has agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that prohibits anticompetitive tactics the group allegedly used to increase health insurance reimbursement rates. Under a proposed settlement order, the Minnesota...
June 21, 2010 - 12:00am
June 15, 2010
American Opinion: On a new federal tax on tanning salons
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On a new federal tax on tanning salons: Some are calling the new tax on ultraviolet light tanning salons a "sin tax." A more appropriate term, if indeed, the new national 10 percent...
June 15, 2010 - 12:00am
June 9, 2010
American Opinion: On the federal government's criminal investigation of BP
From The Associated Press Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: On the federal government's criminal investigation of BP: The Justice Department's investigation into possible criminal and civil violations related to BP's oil spill in the...
June 9, 2010 - 12:00am
May 24, 2010
American Opinion: On regulation of the U.S. oil industry
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On the regulation of the U.S. oil industry: It wasn't so long ago, when oil prices were on their way up to near $150 a barrel, that Lafayette business people began talking about the regulatory...
May 24, 2010 - 12:00am
April 12, 2010
Minnesota Opinion: On state needing to hear the message from feds:
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in Minnesota: From The Associated Press On state needing to hear the message from feds: The state of Minnesota has received a clear message from the U.S. Department of Education: The same old, same old is not good enough and will...
April 12, 2010 - 12:00am
March 19, 2010
American Opinion: On collective-bargaining rights for federal baggage screeners
From The Associated Press Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On collective-bargaining rights for federal baggage screeners: It was wrong for baggage screeners at our nation's airports to be made federal employees, and there is no reason for those...
March 19, 2010 - 12:00am
February 8, 2010
American Opinion - On Obama's federal spending freeze:
From The Associated Press Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers around the United States: On Obama's federal spending freeze: The White House has been cranking out initiatives daily in an effort to regain the public's confidence, and on Tuesday, its target was the enormous...
February 8, 2010 - 12:00am
October 30, 2009
Commentary: What does the FHA think it is doing?
Exactly who made Bernadine Shimon think that she could buy a new house shortly after declaring bankruptcy and losing another home to foreclosure? The American taxpayer, that's who. Without a Federal Housing Administration willing to guarantee a $125,000-plus mortgage, this Denver-area...
October 30, 2009 - 12:00am
October 10, 2009
Editorial: Willmar plant plan needs fed funding
The city of Willmar is concerned about the lack of appropriation for the $15 million in federal funding authorized for the city's $86 million wastewater treatment project. The concern is growing as the city has been waiting two years since the $15 million in funding was approved...
October 10, 2009 - 12:00am
October 7, 2009
County will offer cities federal recovery bonds to spur economic development
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Commissioners are hesitant to use federal recovery zone bonds as an economic development tool for themselves, but they agreed Tuesday to extend the offer to municipalities in the county. The county has access to $522,000 in bonding authority for public...
October 7, 2009 - 12:00am
September 12, 2009
Commentary - On the growing deficit:
An excerpt from a recent editorial in a newspaper in the United States: By The Associated Press On the growing deficit: In economics, there are some numbers you can afford to ignore. A quarter of a percentage point cut in interest rates or a reduction in new unemployment claims...
September 12, 2009 - 12:00am
August 4, 2009
Commissioners get an up-close look at bridge construction work
LAKE LILLIAN -- When the timber bridge on Kandiyohi County Road 2 east of Lake Lillian was removed this spring to make way for a new culvert,...
August 4, 2009 - 12:00am