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Crosby City Council members want embattled mayor to resign after arrest on four felonies
Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
Minn. Republicans' cuts to health, human services include shifts into next fiscal year
Man agrees to $2 million settlement after St. Paul police biting, kicking incident
Minn. man convicted of attempted murder loses appeal centering on photo ID
Twins coach tries to help Sano take the next step
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
Wild's slump can be blamed on just about everyone
ND native who once made 2,750 free throws in a row dies at 94
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
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'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Planning the spring garden calendar
Dave & Vivian Swanson
May 28, 2014
Letter: The real source of wealth
In response to E.J. Dionne’s column in the May 20 paper, quoting Elizabeth Warren’s statements: “You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear: You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to...
May 28, 2014 - 5:00am
May 6, 2014
Commentary: Gov. waste: Where does all of our money go
Most people, perhaps even the super-wealthy, who are usually accountable to auditors, want to know where their money goes. This is especially...
May 6, 2014 - 12:10am
April 26, 2014
Cartoon by Chris Britt
April 26, 2014 - 7:00am
April 22, 2014
Yellow Medicine County showcasing new government center with open house today
GRANITE FALLS — Workers at Minnesota’s visitor information centers are well practiced at answering the question: “How do I get to…?’’ Janel...
April 22, 2014 - 5:00am
April 19, 2014
Commentary: Supreme oligarchy
WASHINGTON — An oligarchy, Webster’s dictionary tells us, is “a form of government in which the ruling power belongs to a few persons.” It’s a shame that the Republican majority on the Supreme Court doesn’t know the difference between an oligarchy and a democratic republic. Yes,...
April 19, 2014 - 12:39am
April 8, 2014
Letter: A definition of being governed
Someone said that the flip side of democracy is bureaucracy and that the flip side of representation is surveillance. One might add that the flip side of our U.S. Constitution is controversial conversation about how we want to be governed. A mid-1800s French political scientist,...
April 8, 2014 - 12:00am
October 17, 2013
Federal employees back to work as government reopens
WASHINGTON — In withering day-after criticism, President Obama declared Thursday that the 16-day partial government shutdown was a Republican-provoked...
October 17, 2013 - 11:37pm
October 16, 2013
Letter: Oh, for enlightened voters!
The performance of Congress was so dismal for so long that in desperation, as in the theater, when a legitimate act breaks down, we send in the clowns (in this case scenario, the Mad Tea Party) and things got even worse — far worse, in fact. So an apathetic electorate has decided...
October 16, 2013 - 5:00am
Letter: Foolish faith in government
They are at it again. What’s wrong with those Republicans in Washington, D.C.? They don’t think government-run health care will work. How foolish can they be? All them danged fools have to do is look at what a fine job of running Social Security and the postal service to see...
October 16, 2013 - 5:00am
October 15, 2013
Letter: Who’s representing us?
I must have missed something. The media and cartoonists are all blaming the Tea Party for the shutdown. The House Republicans passed a budget minus the funds for Obamacare, which according to media polls is opposed by 61 percent of the people but the Senate is upset and didn’t...
October 15, 2013 - 1:00am
October 10, 2013
Montevideo making offer for land to build fire hall
MONTEVIDEO — City Council members in Montevideo agreed to make an offer to purchase a two-acre parcel being eyed as the site for a new fire hall. Council members approved making a $108,900 offer for the land at their meeting on Monday, according to City Manager Steve Jones....
October 10, 2013 - 11:38pm
October 3, 2013
Another day, and U.S. govt. still at an impasse
WASHINGTON — President Obama met with Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress on Wednesday to try to break a budget deadlock that has shut wide swaths of the federal government, but there was no breakthrough and both sides blamed each other. After more than an hour...
October 3, 2013 - 12:10am
September 16, 2013
Attempt fails to reconsider Willmar City Council spending oversight
WILLMAR — An attempt by Willmar City Council member Denis Anderson to get the council to reconsider its Sept. 3 decision to increase its oversight of city spending failed Monday night when Mayor Frank Yanish broke a 3-3 vote. Anderson offered a motion, seconded by Audrey Nelsen,...
September 16, 2013 - 11:49pm
September 13, 2013
Swift County Commissioners move to iPads for official work
BENSON — After their regular meeting Tuesday, the Swift County Commissioners will sit down with their iPads and learn how to navigate the new tool. The county just purchased the iPads and all five commissioners will have their own electronic tablet to conduct official county...
September 13, 2013 - 11:23pm
September 3, 2013
Preliminary Kandiyohi County, Minn., budget certified
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners certified the preliminary 2014 budget at its meeting Tuesday. The $58.9 million budget is a slight increase over 2013 and includes a net tax levy increase of 1.17 percent. It's the lowest levy increase in the last seven years....
September 3, 2013 - 11:23pm