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Briefs: Former Obama aide calls Trump a 'psychopath'
Second case of switched babies shakes Canadian community
More bodies located beneath rubble in Italy quake zone
Wild about wine: Carlos Creek expands into Xcel Energy Center, other Twin Cities venues
National Guard soldiers return to Willmar after Kuwait deployment
Finally, the Wolves might give the Target Center two good teams
Roundup: Rockets advance in Class C state tournament
Anderson repeats in Match Play tourney
Vikings open new stadium with preseason win
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Barbara A. Erickson
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Kenneth C. Hensch
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Dionne: Why Clinton Republicans matter
Parker: The GOP's Trumpian deflation
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoonist Opinions for Aug. 27
Update: Shots fired outside Zorbaz in Spicer early Sunday
June 13, 2015
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
June 13, 2015 - 4:00am
August 28, 2013
Letter: Help catch a graveyard thief
The family of William D. Tayler — my father, who passed away on July 19, 2013 — is asking the Willmar community to help us catch the thief who has repeatedly stolen the American flag and sentimental pictures of my mom and dads’ wedding pictures from his grave. My dad liked...
August 28, 2013 - 12:54am
June 27, 2013
Police: White man confesses to Willmar flag burning, to be charged soon
WILLMAR — The Willmar Police have secured a confession from a 40-year-old white male for burning U.S. flags at two downtown Willmar businesses. According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, the man, a local resident who will not be named until he is formally charged,...
June 27, 2013 - 5:35pm
June 4, 2013
Willmar Police post photos of four flag-burning suspects, ask for help identifying
WILLMAR — The Willmar Police Department has posted photos of the four suspects in the two flag-burning incidents and is asking for the community’s...
June 4, 2013 - 9:11am
June 3, 2013
Update 11 a.m.: Willmar Police chief asks for civility, information related to flag burning incidents
WILLMAR — Willmar Police are investigating two incidents of someone burning a U.S. flag during the early morning hours Saturday....
June 3, 2013 - 11:00am
West Central Minnesota in Red Flag Warning from 1 to 7 p.m., fire potential is high
WILLMAR -- A red flag warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for 1 to 7 p.m. this afternoon for an area from Benson to Willmar and south to Luverne, Worthington and Fairmont. The weather service expects humidity levels to drop into the teens and winds to be sustained...
October 3, 2012 - 9:05am
September 11, 2012
National Weather Service continues red flag warning
WILLMAR -- The National Weather Service in Chanhassen is continuing the red flag warning today that began Monday for dangerous fire weather conditions in central and southern Minnesota. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions will occur.
September 11, 2012 - 10:20am
July 24, 2012
Letter: The flag at half-staff
I am not sure what the criteria is to have flags flown at half-staff. Growing up, it seemed to be for really important deaths -- for example, President Kennedy. Now it seems like whenever a governor or president feels like it. I wonder if they do it to make themselves seem like...
July 24, 2012 - 12:00am
June 12, 2012
Flag disposal ceremony set Thursday in Olivia, Minn.
OLIVIA -- There will be a flag disposal ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion in Olivia. If you have a flag that is worn out, bring it to the Legion in Olivia or drop it off at the Renville County Veterans Service Office. The Boy Scouts will be serving grilled burgers...
June 12, 2012 - 12:45pm
April 6, 2012
Fire warning issued for most of western Minnesota tonight, Saturday
Lack of rain, coupled with a warm and early spring, has created a high fire risk across much of Minnesota. State officials warned today that fire danger will be extremely high this weekend because of high winds and low humidity. The National Weather Service has issued a red flag...
April 6, 2012 - 6:31pm
October 7, 2011
West Central Minn. in wind advisory, red flag warning today
WILLMAR -- West central Minnesota is in both a wind advisory and a red flag warning today, according to the National Weather Service. The wind advisory remains in effect until 10 p.m. as strong southerly winds will pick up to 30 to 35 mph. Gusts are expected to exceed 50 mph in the...
October 7, 2011 - 9:20am
October 5, 2011
Weather Service expands, extends red flag warning today, Thursday
WILLMAR -- The National Weather Service has expanded the red flag warning to include much of central and south central Minnesota and has been extended until 7 p.m. Thursday. The warning area includes almost all of Minnesota, except the southeast and northeast corners of the state,...
October 5, 2011 - 9:04am
Letter: Flying the flag with pride
In response to the letter headlined "A disgrace to the flag" in the March 2 paper, listen to Johnny Cash's rendition of "Ragged Old Flag" and you will understand why it is OK to fly a worn American flag with pride. Bob Szeremeta New London
March 5, 2011 - 12:00am
March 2, 2011
Letter: A disgrace to the flag
I am writing this letter because there is something that has bothered me for quite some time. I was raised by proud, patriotic parents who taught their children to love their country. Both of my parents, Rodney and Florence Gimse, loved to travel, but especially my father would say,...
March 2, 2011 - 12:00am
December 11, 2010
Custer's 'Last Flag' sold at auction for $2.2 million to private collector
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- After spending much of the last century in storage, the only U.S. flag not captured or lost during Custer's Last Stand...
December 11, 2010 - 1:21am