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Willmar council candidates speak to the voters
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Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
William "Bill" D. Latham
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Joe Raines letter: Trump is wrong for America
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Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
July 24, 2013
Authorities see no sheen near burning Gulf rig
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- An out-of-control natural gas well burned Wednesday off Louisiana hours after it ignited following a blowout, though authorities...
July 24, 2013 - 11:54am
Gas well in the Gulf catches fire after blowout
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- An out-of-control natural gas well off the Louisiana coast has caught fire, hours after a blowout that prompted the evacuation...
July 24, 2013 - 6:59am
January 22, 2011
Editorial: Persian Gulf War was quite justified
As the Beatles hit Sgt Pepper song lyrics read: "It was twenty years ago ..." At 5:38 p.m. CST on Jan. 17, 1991, combat operations began in the Persian Gulf War in the Middle East. A U.S.-led coalition quickly expelled Saddam Hussein's army from Kuwait. In January 2011 -- 20 years...
January 22, 2011 - 9:00am
December 1, 2010
American Opinion: On the Gulf oil spill
An excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On the Gulf oil spill: Like other independent investigators examining the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the National Academy of Engineering is pointing fingers mostly at BP -- joining...
December 1, 2010 - 12:00am
November 8, 2010
Panel: Dollars did not trump safety in Gulf spill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The presidential commission investigating the massive Gulf oil spill has found no instance where a decision deliberately sacrificed safety to cut costs. Fred H. Bartlit, Jr., the panel's chief counsel, in a presentation today said the probe did not uncover any...
November 8, 2010 - 10:14am
July 29, 2010
Commentary: Gulf women become riders on the storm
WASHINGTON -- When people think of New Orleans, most think of jazz, hurricane cocktails, Katrina -- and now the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But there's another stormy concoction barreling toward the nation's capital -- in the nicest possible way. They call themselves "Women...
July 29, 2010 - 12:00am
July 14, 2010
Gulf gusher to keep flowing as cap test delayed
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A pivotal moment in the Gulf oil crisis hit an unexpected snag Tuesday evening when officials announced they needed more time before they could begin choking off the geyser of crude at the bottom of the sea. BP and federal officials did not say what prompted the...
July 14, 2010 - 12:00am
July 5, 2010
On July 4 in spill country, pondering America
July 5, 2010 - 12:17am
June 15, 2010
American Opinion: On Gulf Coast needs less talking and more doing from BP
By The Associated Press Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On Gulf Coast needs less talking and more doing from BP: BP's containment cap, which the company said captured 11,100 barrels of oil June 6, is the company's first substantial progress in...
June 15, 2010 - 12:00am
June 9, 2010
Doing their part
June 9, 2010 - 12:17am
June 7, 2010
Tribune Editorial: Effects of oil spill not limited to humans
Resembling one of its dinosaur ancestors trapped in a tar pit, a brown pelican, covered with oil, rises up out of petroleum-saturated water to make a desperate cry. It's a scene captured Thursday on East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast by Associated Press photographer...
June 7, 2010 - 12:00am
June 4, 2010
Gates: No wider role for military now in oil spill
SINGAPORE (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is rejecting a more forceful role for the military in plugging the Gulf of Mexico oil leak. Gates says the deep-water disaster is beyond the military's expertise. Oil company BP is using its own equipment to try to stop the leak...
June 4, 2010 - 10:45am
Cap collecting Gulf oil, still unclear how much
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) -- A cap collected some of the oil spewing out of the blown-out Gulf well, but black crude was still leaking into the sea, and officials said they won't know until later today how the device is working. It's the latest bid to contain -- not plug -- the nation's...
June 4, 2010 - 9:20am
June 2, 2010
Feds approve new Gulf oil well off La.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators approved Wednesday the first new Gulf of Mexico oil well since President Barack Obama lifted a brief ban on drilling in shallow water, even while deepwater projects remain frozen after the massive BP spill. The Minerals Management Service granted...
June 2, 2010 - 1:46pm
June 1, 2010
Feds open criminal probe of Gulf oil spill
PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder said today that federal authorities have opened criminal and civil investigations into the nation's worst oil spill, and BP lost billions in market value when shares dropped in the first trading day since the company failed yet...
June 1, 2010 - 3:18pm