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Kandiyohi County Board to meet Friday
Truth-in-Taxation hearing to be held Monday at Willmar council meeting
U.S. presidential commission issues recommendations on cyber security
AgweekTV: Weather outlook
U.S. retirement investors not hitting post-election panic button
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'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
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
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
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
May 19, 2015
Commentary: In childhood, risk is part of the maturity of an adult
WASHINGTON —- Controversies about “free-range parenting” illuminate today’s scarred cultural landscape. Neighbors summon police in response to parenting choices the neighbors disapprove. Government extends its incompetence with an ever-broader mission of “child protection.”...
May 19, 2015 - 1:00am
May 9, 2015
Commentary: The Lusitania's role in history
WASHINGTON—Owning a fragment of history—a Gettysburg bullet, a Coolidge campaign button—is fun, so in 1968 Gregg Bemis became an owner of the Lusitania. This 787-feet-long passenger liner has been beneath 300 feet of water off Ireland's south coast since a single...
May 9, 2015 - 2:54am
April 28, 2015
Commentary: A Graham candidacy's fun factor
WASHINGTON - In 1994, Lindsey Graham, then a 39-year-old South Carolina legislator, ran for Congress in a district that he said had not elected a Republican since Union guns made it do so during Reconstruction.
April 28, 2015 - 2:59am
April 18, 2015
Commentary: Don't seize the raisins
WASHINGTON—In oral arguments Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear the government defend its kleptocratic behavior while administering an indefensible law. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 is among the measures by which New Dealers tried and failed to regulate...
April 18, 2015 - 2:00am
April 17, 2015
Commentary: Sustainability gone wild
WASHINGTON—Syracuse University alumni are new additions to the lengthening list of persons who can stop contributing to their alma maters. The university has succumbed—after, one suspects, not much agonizing—to the temptation to indulge in progressive gestures....
April 17, 2015 - 3:08am
April 13, 2015
Commentary: Containing Iran's nuclear intoxication
WASHINGTON—Next week brings a constitutional moment illustrating a paradox of Barack Obama's presidency. The catalyst of the drama is legislation proposed by Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, asserting Congress' foreign policy responsibilities and...
April 13, 2015 - 1:50am
April 10, 2015
Commentary: When everything is a crime
WASHINGTON—What began as a trickle has become a stream that could become a cleansing torrent. Criticisms of the overcriminalization of American life might catalyze an appreciation of the toll the administrative state is taking on the criminal justice system, and liberty generally. In...
April 10, 2015 - 2:22am
April 6, 2015
Commentary: The rough math facing Ted Cruz
WASHINGTON—Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was born in 1970, six years after events refuted a theory on which he is wagering his candidacy. The 1964 theory was that many millions of conservatives abstained from voting because the GOP did not nominate sufficiently deep-dyed conservatives....
April 6, 2015 - 12:55am
August 18, 2014
Commentary: In a stew over inversions
WASHINGTON — Barack Obama, presiding over an unusually dismal post-recession economy, might make matters worse with a distracting crusade against the minor and sensible business practice called “inversion,” more about which anon. So, consider his credentials as an...
August 18, 2014 - 1:00am
June 13, 2014
Commentary: The roar of Europe’s vote
WASHINGTON — When the dyspeptic poet Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), who loathed Belgium even more than most things, was asked to imagine an epitaph for that nation, he suggested: “At last!” Which is how many Europeans feel about the rapidly growing disgust with the European...
June 13, 2014 - 2:00am
June 9, 2014
Commentary: When a president goes rogue
WASHINGTON — What Winston Churchill said of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles — that he was a bull who carried his own china shop around with him — is true of Susan Rice, who is, to be polite, accident prone. When in September 2012 she was deputed to sell to the public the...
June 9, 2014 - 1:00am
May 3, 2014
Commentary: The heavy hand of the IRS
FLINT, Mich. — Earnest moralists lament Americans’ distrust of government. What really is regrettable is that government does much to earn...
May 3, 2014 - 2:00am
August 16, 2013
Commentary: Atmosphere of unconstitutionality
Atmosphere of unconstitutionality By George Will WASHINGTON — Barack Obama's increasingly grandiose claims for presidential power are inversely proportional to his shriveling presidency. Desperation fuels arrogance as, barely 200 days into the 1,462 days of his second term,...
August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
April 29, 2013
Commentary: Grown-ups are in charge?
WASHINGTON — Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, chairman of the Financial Services Committee, has told Richard Cordray not to bother. This is part of the recent evidence that government is getting some adult supervision. Barack Obama used a recess appointment to make Cordray director...
April 29, 2013 - 12:00am