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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
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'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
March 16, 2016
Midwest Opinion: Pres. Obama opening to Cuba is a welcome step
President Barack Obama’s historic opening to Cuba is being welcomed by congressional Democrats and Republicans, despite demonstrably foolish...
March 16, 2016 - 3:00am
Video: Wye 2 U.S. Senators came to Willmar Friday
U.S. Senators Klobuchar and Franken were in Willmar Nov. 13 for the formal announcement of the $10 million TIGER Grant for the Willmar wye that...
November 16, 2015 - 9:37am
October 27, 2015
It’s official: Feds OK $10 million for Willmar wye project
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, and Seventh District Rep. Collin Peterson Tuesday announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant...
October 27, 2015 - 3:32pm
September 4, 2015
Broadband ‘as important as textbooks’ to education
ST. PAUL — Many rural Americans compare providing high-speed Internet connections to the years when telephones and electricity were moving...
September 4, 2015 - 12:36am
April 13, 2015
Midwest Opinion: Franken, Klobuchar should join swing Democrats on Iran bill
President Barack Obama would do America a great service if he were to show the courage of his convictions, and seek Congress' approval of his nuclear agreement with Iran. And Minnesota's senators would do the president a great service if they were to help persuade him to make...
April 13, 2015 - 5:14am
November 5, 2014
Franken easily wins re-election to U.S. Senate
ST. PAUL -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken is no laughing matter to Minnesota Republicans after winning his re-election contest Tuesday, and...
November 5, 2014 - 10:15am
November 4, 2014
Media projects Franken wins U.S. Senate race in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken is no laughing matter to Minnesota Republicans as major news networks projected him to win his re-election...
November 4, 2014 - 8:57pm
October 23, 2014
Letter: Disappointing national leaders
First, I want to thank all those that have chosen to put themselves and families through the process of running for elected office. Second, I am so disappointed in the decisions that have been made in Washington, D.C. These people have been elected to first and foremost to defend...
October 23, 2014 - 12:00am
October 10, 2014
Clinton stumps for Dayton and Franken
MINNEAPOLIS — Worried that turnout will fall without a president on the ballot, Minnesota Democrats brought their party’s hottest star to...
October 10, 2014 - 11:41pm
September 1, 2014
Incumbent vs. newcomer partially defines Senate race
FALCON HEIGHTS — Al Franken sat with a dozen St. Cloud workforce leaders to accept their thanks for working on a bill they say will help Minnesotans seeking jobs. Mike McFadden answered questions on a Twin Cities radio station at the Minnesota State Fair, while just out of his...
September 1, 2014 - 10:53pm
June 2, 2014
Minnesota Republicans finally pick McFadden as Senate 2014 nominee
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The Republican U.S. Senate endorsement came down to money vs. party tradition.
June 2, 2014 - 6:00am
May 31, 2014
Dahlberg holds GOP Senate lead as convention recesses until Sat. morning
By Don Davis Forum News Service ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A little-known St. Louis County commissioner emerged early today as...
May 31, 2014 - 5:00am
April 29, 2014
Dayton, Franken lead GOP rivals, poll finds
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Al Franken have double-digit leads over all their announced Republican challengers, according to a Suffolk University poll of Minnesota voters released Tuesday.
April 29, 2014 - 1:25pm
June 20, 2013
Willmar, Minn.-area veterans provide input on VA backlog and Sen. Franken's proposed solutions
WILLMAR - Area veterans with a long history of military service and leadership roles in veterans groups weighed in on Sen. Al Franken's proposals...
June 20, 2013 - 11:52pm
May 12, 2013
U.S. Sen. Franken hopes for Farm Bill legislation
By Linda Vanderwerf firstname.lastname@example.org WILLMAR -- U.S. Sen. Al Franken hopes to see bipartisan support for the new Farm Bill the Senate Agriculture...
May 12, 2013 - 8:32pm