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With few races, Minnesota primary turnout in August likely small
High court race is a Minnesota question
Eden Valley farmer elected to National Corn Growers Board
Poll: Trump trails by 6 points after DNC
Vikings & fine art come together in new stadium
UPDATE: Glenwood/Lowry reaches state title game
Stanley Cup to meet Stanley car in Minnesota
G/L Legion marches ahead at state
Getting it right
Stingers rebound to clobber Bucks
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
ASTRO BOB: Getting stung by a 'scorpion' can be a beautiful thing
The search for a world-record lake trout
Johnson -- Haverly
Quisberg -- Larson
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
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
David L. Lake
Joan M. Caspers
Esther Helen Iverson
Parker: Are we all Democrats this year?
Dionne: Hillary takes the fight to Trump
Thomas: Hillary's recycled speech
Obama: Continuity we can believe in
Will: Mike Pence the pliable
July 1, 2014
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
July 1, 2014 - 6:00am
February 5, 2011
Woman faces 14 felonies
WILLMAR -- A 35-year-old Willmar woman made her first court appearance Thursday on 14 felony charges for allegedly claiming more than $8,000...
February 5, 2011 - 12:00am
January 22, 2011
Letter: The source of our problems
There are so many areas to blame for today's problems. However, in my opinion there are two that really stand out, illegal immigration, and high gas prices As far as illegal immigration is concerned, according to figures recently released by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael...
January 22, 2011 - 9:00am
November 29, 2010
Program removes few illegal immigrants from SD
An effort to find and remove illegal immigrants with criminal records from South Dakota has led to the deportation of five people in the first five months. Some state lawmakers say the small return shows that the federal government's strategies are ineffective.
November 29, 2010 - 7:49am
October 6, 2010
33-year-old Olivia man faces 17 counts for illegal taking of game
OLIVIA -- An Olivia man faces 17 different misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor charges for allegedly taking four deer by illegal means and registering and transporting the deer using other people's archery licenses procured at his request. Chuck Lee Baumgartner, 33, was released on...
October 6, 2010 - 12:00am
June 22, 2010
Nebraska city votes to restrict illegal immigration
FREMONT, Neb. (AP) -- This small Nebraska meatpacking town has joined Arizona at the center of a national debate about illegal immigration after voters approved a ban on hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants, but an expected court challenge could keep the measure from ever...
June 22, 2010 - 11:18am
June 21, 2010
Nebraska town to vote on illegal immigration measure
FREMONT, Neb. -- Angered by a recent influx of Hispanic workers attracted by jobs at local meatpacking plants, voters in the eastern Nebraska city of Fremont will decide today whether to ban hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants. The vote will be the culmination of a two-year...
June 21, 2010 - 12:00am
May 24, 2010
Letter: Fanning the immigration flames
Now that construction on the Westwind development has begun and that controversy has died down, there was some question that Willmar may lose its place in the contest for the title of Redneck Capital of Minnesota. Fortunately, the usual suspects on the City Council won't let that...
May 24, 2010 - 12:00am
May 7, 2010
Letter: Compliments to Arizona
I'd like to give a compliment to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer for signing the law that allows state and local law enforcement to question people on their immigration status if they have reason to believe that they may be in the U.S. illegally. It is also a state crime in Arizona to be...
May 7, 2010 - 12:00am
March 6, 2010
Undocumented immigrants need to be counted without fear
Kandiyohi County residents who are here illegally or are undocumented will not be prosecuted if they fill out a 2010 Census form and should instead be encouraged to fill out the forms. Kandiyohi County Attorney Boyd Beccue said there is a "particular level of fear" that census information...
March 6, 2010 - 12:00am
November 12, 2009
Was 'very, very big buck' in Goodhue County taken illegally?
RED WING, Minn. - Goodhue County (Minn.) prosecutors are considering charges against an area man in a possible poaching case involving what officials said may be a trophy buck. "It's a very, very big buck," said a state official who asked not to be named pending charges. Assistant...
November 12, 2009 - 3:49pm
October 13, 2009
American Opinion: On health care coverage for illegal immigrants:
An excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States. From The Associated Press On health care coverage forillegal immigrants: When President Obama addressed Congress last month he made a promise. "There are also those who claim that our (health care) reform effort...
October 13, 2009 - 12:00am
September 16, 2009
Commentary: Lurching to the right on immigration
SAN DIEGO -- President Obama has already made three big errors where the issues of health care and illegal immigration intersect, and we're still in the early innings. Error No. 1: Obama and his advisers should have listened to immigration reform activists who suggested the White...
September 16, 2009 - 12:00am
October 4, 2008
Internet porn charges dismissed against Willmar man
WILLMAR -- Charges of soliciting a teenaged girl on the Internet and e-mailing sexually suggestive photos to her have been dismissed against a 26-year-old Willmar man. In a ruling issued Friday, Judge Michael Thompson wrote that there wasn't enough probable cause to prosecute Adam...
October 4, 2008 - 12:00am
May 10, 2008
Anti-illegal immigration group wants its highway sign near Border Patrol checkpoint restored
SAN DIEGO (AP) - When members of an anti-illegal immigration group offered to sponsor litter cleanup on local roads, they never imagined California officials would offer them an Adopt-a-Highway stretch near a Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 5, the main artery carrying illegal...
May 10, 2008 - 7:00am