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Republican wins Montana special election despite assault charge
Twins emphasis on nutrition goes down to farm club level
Minnesota teacher's lawsuit over high school assault dismissed
Minnesota man found guilty in attempt to kill his ex-wife at work
UPDATE: Dispute over trail detours final Minnesota legislative work
James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors
United's Venegas, front office don't see eye-to-eye
Wild's owner sees no need to rebuild
Kunitz scores 2 as Penguins edge Sens in Game 7
Prep Baseball: Dragons blanked in season-ender
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Mary Ann Nagel
Marlyn W. Wacholz
Marlys J. Mithun
Manworld tried extra hard this week to tell women 'no.' We weren't listening.
Five startling things Betsy Devos told (or wouldn't tell) Congress
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Dionne: The wider Trump scandal
Cartoon by Steve Benson
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