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Fewer applicants this time as Willmar PD seeks to fill officer position
Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton
Rumor of BNSF backing out of Willmar railroad bypass project called 'ludicrous'
Paynesville man, 22, injured in motorcycle crash
UPDATED: Rural church near Sacred Heart destroyed by fire
Jed Carlson column: 'Rand Jr.' looks back on his sports icon
Roundup: Chuckers earn spot in County Line title game
Stingers sweep pair on Sunday
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Mark Donovan Goblirsch
Ardis "Rusty" Smith
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
April 19, 2012
Dayton signs Minn. law protecting vulnerable adults
ST. PAUL -- As Democrat and Republican lawmakers and other supporters looked on, Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill Wednesday that makes intentional abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults a felony. The bill also strengthens penalties for people who use restraints to harm a child. Dayton...
April 19, 2012 - 12:00am
April 5, 2012
Dayton vetoes GOP school repayment plan
ST. PAUL -- Gov.
April 5, 2012 - 10:06am
April 4, 2012
Jacob's Law now in place thanks to Clara City, Minn., mother and son Jacob
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton today signed Jacob's Law, named after Jacob Gould and written to keep other youths from experiencing the same things...
April 4, 2012 - 2:26pm
March 31, 2012
Minn. Senate uses reserve funds to cut business property tax
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's Republican-controlled Senate approved business tax cuts Friday that Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton all but promises to veto. The...
March 31, 2012 - 12:00am
March 28, 2012
Senate bonding bill differs from House, Dayton plans
ST. PAUL -- A Senate committee vote this morning sets up complex three-way negotiations about funding public works projects. The Senate Capital Investment Committee overwhelmingly approved selling $496 million in bonds to fund public works projects such as fixing state facilities...
March 28, 2012 - 11:09am
March 26, 2012
Minneapolis council majority backs stadium
ST. PAUL -- Minneapolis officials say they have enough votes on their City Council to approve a new Vikings stadium, but financing and other issues keep the proposal in doubt. Mayor R.T. Rybak this morning gave Gov. Mark Dayton letters of support from seven council members, giving...
March 26, 2012 - 11:40am
February 29, 2012
Projected Minn. state surplus already spent
February 29, 2012 - 12:38pm
February 8, 2012
2011 Minn. budget deal leaves disagreements
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers are moving forward early in their 2012 legislative session, hoping they do not need to revisit divisive budget decisions made last year while plugging a $5 billion deficit. Republicans say they hear few complaints about the two-year budget they passed...
February 8, 2012 - 12:00am
January 27, 2012
Governor Dayton's visit to Bird Island postponed due to inclement weather
BIRD ISLAND -- Governor Mark Dayton will not visit St. Mary's School in Bird Island today. His visit is being postponed until next Friday due to the weather. The Governor's office contacted the school this morning to report that the snow moving through the region makes it unsafe...
January 27, 2012 - 10:59am
January 19, 2012
Governor Dayton honoring promise, coming to St. Mary's in Bird Island
BIRD ISLAND -- Students at St. Mary's School in Bird Island are preparing to host Governor Mark Dayton next Friday afternoon. The Governor's...
January 19, 2012 - 5:04pm
January 18, 2012
Dayton's stadium decision: No decision yet
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton says he does not have enough information to get behind a Vikings stadium plan, but appears to be leaning toward...
January 18, 2012 - 3:10pm
January 17, 2012
Minn. governor's $775M bonding bill includes money for Ridgewater in Willmar
ST. PAUL -- Gov.
January 17, 2012 - 12:20pm
January 6, 2012
Dayton to hold first American Indian education summit Monday
ROSEVILLE - Gov. Mark Dayton will convene the first Governor's American Indian Education Summit on Monday, with the goal of improving access to high quality education opportunities to all Minnesota youth. The summit will bring together tribal and state education leaders, as well...
January 6, 2012 - 12:02pm
December 12, 2011
Conflicting info slows stadium agreement
ST. PAUL -- Trying to agree on how to fund a new Vikings football stadium is hard enough, but legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton also must deal with trying to find the facts. It's not that anyone is lying, but everyone is trying to spin their side of the story. Vikings officials keep...
December 12, 2011 - 12:00am
Electronic lottery, bingo, pulltabs under discussion for stadium funds
ST. PAUL -- There appears to be a feeling that gambling is at least part of the answer to funding a new Vikings football stadium, but the questions come down to what kind of gambling and who benefits? Those who push modernizing existing games say the Vikings, the state, local charities...
December 12, 2011 - 12:00am