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Program chips away social boundaries
Blasts, smoke and blood: Scenes of horror recalled at Boston trial
U.S. Supreme Court split over Obamacare challenge
U.S. ambassador to South Korea slashed in face
U.S. attorney general: Ferguson policies targeted blacks, created toxic environment
Boys basketball: CMCS to play for trip to state tonight
Girls basketball: Cardinals get quarterfinal win
Boys basketball: ACGC beats Springfield 63-61 in final seconds
Women's basketball: Gophers’ center Zahui B. thrives in leadership role
Boys basketball: Dutchmen down Sauk Centre
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Birdie L. Swenson
Margit O. Erickson
John G. Holland
Gloria J. Wiese
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
Krueger — Lingle
Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Editorial: Distracted driving is a risk that does kill
Editorial: It is time to fund Homeland Security
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
April 22, 2013
Minn. House expects long $11 billion health budget debate
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- At least 600,000 more Minnesotans would get subsidized health care under a bill House Democrats expect to pass late tonight or early Tuesday. Republicans complain that even with increased spending for nursing homes and...
news / state
April 22, 2013 - 2:34pm
February 7, 2013
Vehicle hits rural Kimball, Minn., house, alcohol believed to be factor
KIMBALL — A 52-year-old Kimball man lost control of his vehicle, which struck an occupied residence around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday north of Kimball. According to a news release from Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner, Kyle Loy Christensen was driving eastbound on County Road 147 in...
news / region
February 7, 2013 - 10:30am
January 3, 2013
House re-elects Boehner speaker
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House and Senate ushered in a new Congress Thursday, re-electing embattled Republican John Boehner speaker and hailing one of its own senators who returned a year after being felled by a stroke. The 113th Congress convened at 12 noon EST, the constitutionally...
news / nation
January 3, 2013 - 12:47pm
January 1, 2013
Details of Senate bill averting 'fiscal cliff'
Highlights of a bill approved Tuesday by the Senate aimed at averting wide tax increases and budget cuts scheduled to take effect in the new year. The measure would raise taxes by about $600 billion over 10 years compared with tax policies that were due to expire at midnight Monday....
news / nation
January 1, 2013 - 7:11am
December 20, 2012
Unable to garner votes, Boehner holds off on 'Plan B' vote
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Confronted with a revolt among the rank and file, House Republicans abruptly scrapped a vote Thursday night on legislation allowing tax rates to rise for households earning $1 million and up, complicating attempts to avoid a year-end "fiscal cliff" that threatens...
news / nation
December 20, 2012 - 9:26pm
November 12, 2012
Peterson seeks action on legislation before Thanksgiving
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, fresh off a comfortable re-election win, is lobbying Republicans who control the House to bring a farm bill up for a vote by year's end. The western Minnesota Democrat said the bill needs a decision before current federal farm policy expires...
November 12, 2012 - 12:00am
November 10, 2012
Open house slated for Monday at Lincoln Elementary in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- The former Lincoln Elementary School will be open from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday for former students and community members who would like to walk through the building again before it is sold. The Willmar School District is selling the building at 511 Julii St. S.E. to the...
news / local / region
November 10, 2012 - 12:00am
November 7, 2012
UPDATE: Newman reelected in Senate 18, Urdahl in House 18A
GROVE CITY -- Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, has been reelected to the Minnesota Senate in District 18 and Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, will return to the state House of Representatives in District 18A. Unofficial returns showed that Newman had collected 22,060 votes while challenger...
news / region
November 7, 2012 - 8:49am
Urdahl leading for sixth term in District 18A House
GROVE CITY -- Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, was leading early Wednesday in his re-election bid to the state House of Representatives in District 18A. With 54 percent of the precincts reporting, unofficial returns showed that Urdahl had collected 5,572 votes, 58 percent.
news / region
November 7, 2012 - 1:09am
Dahms will return to Minn. Senate in District 16
WILLMAR -- Voters have chosen to return Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, to the Minnesota Senate to represent the new District 16. With 97 percent of the precincts reporting early Wednesday, Dahms was leading DFLer Ted L.
news / local / region / state
November 7, 2012 - 12:56am
Klobuchar in easy win; 2 House races tight
ST. PAUL -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar breezed to an easy re-election victory Tuesday and most U.S. House members from Minnesota won. However, House races with Republican Reps. Chip Cravaack and Michele Bachmann remained close late Tuesday. Winning U.S. Representatives included...
news / state
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
November 3, 2012
Candidates find plenty to spar about
WILLMAR --District 17 senate and 17B house legislative candidates found plenty to spar about, a few things to agree on, but always differed on...
local / region
November 3, 2012 - 12:00am
November 1, 2012
Rural Grove City, Minn., house burns, cause undetermined
GROVE CITY -- The cause of a fire that burned a rural Grove City residence Wednesday afternoon is under investigation by the Meeker County Sheriff's Office and the State Fire Marshal's Office. According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, the Grove City Fire Department was dispatched...
news / region / state
November 1, 2012 - 9:25am
October 31, 2012
Sawatzky building trust
WILLMAR -- Minnesota needs to work together again, says Mary Sawatzky, 51, of Willmar, the DFL-endorsed candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives District 17B. She said voters want an end to partisanship and are looking for a candidate who can hear and represent their...
news / local / state
October 31, 2012 - 12:00am