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Cameras could be the next weapon against aquatic invasive species
Kerkhoven pilot dies in Wisconsin plane crash
Two killed in Minnesota crash leave behind total of seven children
Minnesotan charged with passing fake $20 bill at Kool-Aid stand
14-year-old girl charged with hours-long assault of another teen, slitting her throat
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
Zimmer grateful for contract extension
Vikings expectations as high as a clear sky
Greenway enters his 11th and final training camp
Judge dismisses 29 claims to late musician Prince's estate
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Chris H. Nissen
Anita "Ricky" G. Hoyt
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
November 2, 2012
Letter: All invited to 17A forum
In his strongly partisan letter riddled with untruths and inaccuracies, Chippewa County DFL Chair Harlan Broers incorrectly claimed that no state candidates were invited to a recent candidate forum in Clara City. This is not true. As the late U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan...
November 2, 2012 - 12:25am
November 1, 2012
Editorial: Welle, Reese and Madsen for Kandiyohi County Board
Kandiyohi County voters will be electing three commissioners for the County Board in Tuesday's election. The candidates are Doug Reese in District 2, Roger Imdieke and Alan Welle in District 4 and incumbent Harlan Madsen in District 5. Longtime commissioners Richard Larson of Willmar,...
November 1, 2012 - 9:29am
Letter: Nothing learned since 9/11
In response to Chad Ridler (Public Forum, Jan. 23), I said 80 percent of the world's poinsettias were grown in Africa, and then shipped to Holland. The United States is not the whole world like some people think. Also Mexico has a reputation for being one of the lowest paying countries....
February 1, 2012 - 12:00am
June 4, 2011
Letter: Keep church, state separate
A couple weeks back Lavonne Van Zee said I was full of hate. Is it because I believe all people, green, yellow or orange, are equal or because I believe that women should receive equal pay for equal work, or is it because I believe a woman has the right to choose how she wants to...
June 4, 2011 - 12:00am
May 18, 2011
Letter: The rhetoric of the GOP
If we get to vote on the gay marriage issue we should also get to vote on raising the taxes on the top 10 percent money earners, since they don't pay taxes now. I think making them pay 50 percent of their gross income would pass with flying colors. But the screw-the-poor Republicans...
May 18, 2011 - 12:00am
October 30, 2010
Kandiyhoi Co. District 5: Harlan Madsen endorsed for re-election
The District 5 race is between incumbent Harlan Madsen of Lake Lillian and challenger John Cunningham of Atwater. This district includes 11 southern townships plus the towns of Kandiyohi, Atwater, Lake Lillian and Blomkest. Cunningham is a crop farmer and was previously a dairyman....
October 30, 2010 - 12:00am
October 20, 2010
Letter: Cheating to get rich
Why do all Tea Party or Republicans or right-wingers figure that if you cut a foot off the top of the blanket and sew it to the bottom of the blanket it will make it longer, which seems to be their solution for today's problems? Is it because they are dumb or greedy or just cheat...
October 20, 2010 - 12:00am
October 11, 2010
Cunningham: Time for change and new way of looking at issues
WILLMAR -- As the middle child in a farm family of 13 kids, John Cunningham said he knows how to be a mediator. With 15 years under his belt as a member of the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School Board, and as a full-time farmer who still finds time to coach school sports and play basketball...
October 11, 2010 - 12:00am
Madsen: Experience is vital during time of challenging changes
WILLMAR -- By 7 a.m. Thursday, Harlan Madsen had already milked 100 cows and was in Willmar for a meeting. That came on top of harvesting until midnight. The third-generation farmer typically puts in 18- to 20-hour days that include as many as 10 county meetings each week. He said...
October 11, 2010 - 12:00am
September 7, 2010
Letter: A third-rate country
What a short memory Paul Hoffer, co-chairman of the Kandiyohi County Republican Party (Public Forum, Sept. 1), has. While George W. Bush was driving the country into a bigger depression than the one that started in 1929, the same people were fighting against term limits. We don't...
September 7, 2010 - 12:00am
March 6, 2010
Homeless youth in Kandiyohi County make the transition
WILLMAR -- When T.C.
March 6, 2010 - 12:00am
February 25, 2010
Proposal for redesign of government good place to begin debate
WILLMAR -- When Kandiyohi County Board Chairman Richard Falk saw a proposed 10-point plan for redesigning state and county governments, his response...
February 25, 2010 - 12:00am
January 30, 2010
Prescription drug cards could save 25 percent
WILLMAR -- A new program starting Monday will give uninsured or underinsured Kandiyohi County residents discounts of 20 to 25 percent on prescription...
January 30, 2010 - 12:00am
January 20, 2010
Old issue at landfill may cost taxpayers a bundle
WILLMAR -- An underground plume of methane, likely caused by barrels of lead paint that were dumped in the landfill back in the 1970s, has been haunting the Kandiyohi County Commissioners for the last decade. On Tuesday, the commissioners were told that investigating the source of...
January 20, 2010 - 12:00am
October 7, 2009
County will offer cities federal recovery bonds to spur economic development
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Commissioners are hesitant to use federal recovery zone bonds as an economic development tool for themselves, but they agreed Tuesday to extend the offer to municipalities in the county. The county has access to $522,000 in bonding authority for public...
October 7, 2009 - 12:00am