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GOP scrambling for health bill votes after ultimatum from Trump
Ms. Simplicity: Gift-giving during a health crisis
New London man charged with stalking
Intersections in Willmar railroad bypass corridor to be studied this spring
Benson Schools develops facilities plan, HVAC cost estimates expected next month
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Flyers keep Wild in check as Minnesota woes continue
Boys basketball: 'Jays leave feeling blue
Boys basketball: 'Jays leave feeling blue
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thomspon 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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Ruth O. Jones
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American wines are gaining in popularity
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January 6, 2017
About one-fifth of gun buyers don't get background checks
• • About one in five gun owners in the U.S. said they purchased a firearm in the previous two years without undergoing a background check, according to a new study. • The result, from a 2015 survey, is an improvement, according to lead author Dr. Matthew Miller, of Northeastern...
January 6, 2017 - 10:25pm
Gun violence is studied less than other major causes of death
Research examining gun violence, and the funding to support it, significantly lags behind what would typically be expected for a major cause...
January 6, 2017 - 11:00am
December 17, 2016
Gun laws, mental health spending tied to fewer school shootings
As school shootings become more common in the U.S., they're happening less often in states with mandatory background checks on gun and ammunition...
December 17, 2016 - 8:24am
February 2, 2016
Letter: The media and gun control
Some editorials apparently fall more into the category of fiction than opinion. I believe this to be the case in the Jan. 20 editorial by the Forum of Fargo/Moorhead in the West Central Tribune. The Forum editorial writer scoffs at the suggestion that President Obama or his henchmen...
February 2, 2016 - 9:00am
December 6, 2015
Obama vows to defeat ‘new phase’ of terrorism
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama warned Americans Sunday the terrorist threat to the United States had evolved into a dangerous “new phase” in the aftermath of a deadly California shooting rampage, but vowed to destroy Islamic State and other militant groups.
December 6, 2015 - 11:44pm
October 3, 2015
Oregon sheriff who opposes gun control thrust into spotlight
About a month after the 2012 Sandy Hook school shootings, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin in Oregon posted a video on his Facebook page from conspiracy theorists who said the event might have been a hoax. A few days later, he wrote to Vice President Joe Biden, telling him to stay...
October 3, 2015 - 12:11am
April 16, 2014
Former New York Mayor Bloomberg to spend $50 million on gun control
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ramped up his efforts to fight gun violence on Wednesday with a plan to spend $50 million on a grassroots network to organize voters on gun control. The initiative's political target is the powerful pro-gun lobby, including...
April 16, 2014 - 3:33pm
February 24, 2014
Supreme Court declines challenges to gun laws
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday declined to wade into the politically volatile issue of gun control by leaving intact three court rulings rejecting challenges to federal and state laws.
February 24, 2014 - 9:41am
December 10, 2013
Biden announces mental health push on eve of Newtown anniversary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced a new push to increase access to mental health services with $100 million in new government funding nearly a year after a school shooting rampage in Newtown, Connecticut.
December 10, 2013 - 4:07pm
October 15, 2013
Confidentiality required for Sandy Hook school demolition crews
BOSTON (Reuters) - Workers tearing down Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, site of one of Americas worst school shootings, have been required by the town to sign confidentiality agreements barring them from discussing or photographing the site.
October 15, 2013 - 3:43pm
October 9, 2013
Third Colorado lawmaker faces possible recall for gun control votes
DENVER (Reuters) - Following the recall of two Democratic state senators in Colorado last month over their support for gun control laws, a third faces possible ouster, an outcome that would shift control of the state Senate to Republicans.
October 9, 2013 - 7:56am
September 11, 2013
Colorado voters oust Democratic state senators over gun control
DENVER (Reuters) - Colorado voters ousted two Democratic lawmakers, including the state senate president, in a historic recall vote on Tuesday over their support for tougher gun control laws, handing a major victory to gun rights supporters.
September 11, 2013 - 7:23am
May 31, 2013
NYC's Bloomberg: 'I feel perfectly safe'
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been a public face of gun control for years, but he's in a new, unsought spotlight after ricin-laced letters were sent to him and a group he helps lead.
May 31, 2013 - 8:04am
May 3, 2013
NRA official: 'Culture war' more than gun rights
HOUSTON (AP) -- The National Rifle Association kicked off its annual convention Friday with a warning to its members they are engaged in a "culture...
May 3, 2013 - 11:08pm
May 2, 2013
Ky. child shooting becomes part of urban-rural gun debate
BURKESVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- As Stephanie Sparks cleaned the kitchen, her 5-year-old son, Kristian, began playing with a rifle he was given last year. She stepped out onto the front porch, poured grease out of a frying pan for the dogs and "heard the gun go off," a Kentucky coroner said. By...
May 2, 2013 - 6:49am