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Report: Boundary Waters nets $77 million from summer visitors
Soon, some will get through Twin Cities airport security with a fingerprint or iris scan
Pickups falling through lake ice as officials put out warnings
Fire kills 8,300 turkeys at Meeker County farm
High speed chase ends in Willmar with arrest of juvenile
Twin Cities broadcaster dies in Florida
Vote for the WCT Game of the Week
Girls Basketball: Tigers cruise to win over West Central
Local roundup: Eagles win Camden title
Girls Basketball: Dreier vs. Dreier
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Limit teens' Saturday-night driving, experts suggest
Marlow W. Hanson
Irene Carol Nelson
Marlyn K. Sandry
Anna Mae Hawley
George Herbert Rechkemmer
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
Letters: Principles to guide our lives
Cohen commentary: Face Trump unfitness sooner, not later
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
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