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September 1, 2015
Midwest Opinion: Fence off Canada? Don’t even think about it
Scott Walker’s plunge in the polls is worrying The Weekly Standard. But “is Walker’s dive a temporary blip or a sign of deeper problems with the candidate?”, the conservative newsmagazine asked last week. Then it concluded, “The case for calm is fairly strong.”
September 1, 2015 - 5:39am
August 19, 2015
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
August 19, 2015 - 4:40am
July 30, 2015
Immigrants’ way to Willmar varies
WILLMAR — The trio of immigrants came to Willmar in different ways, whether fleeing civil war or leaving a life without promise. They moved...
July 30, 2015 - 11:41pm
July 9, 2015
Letter: A just and fair immigration system
Mega-successful businessman Donald Trump is taking a lot of heat for his words equating Mexican men with the many (and unacceptable) rapes of women along the southern border. In reality, Mexicans are no more prone to rape than men from any other culture.
July 9, 2015 - 12:23am
April 4, 2015
Hutchinson man faces gross misdemeanor, misdemeanor charges for firearms possession
LITCHFIELD — A 61-year-old Hutchinson man alleged to be living in the U.S. without proper immigration documents made a court appearance Wednesday on multiple charges for illegally possessing firearms. Domingo Alvarez faces charges of gross misdemeanor illegal alien in possession...
April 4, 2015 - 1:07am
March 11, 2015
Letter: Immigrants should follow laws
Why is there even any discussion on issuing driver licenses to “undocumented immigrants?” Those last two words are the political correct way of saying “illegal alien.” My dictionary defines “illegal” as “not legal, contrary to law, violating official rules” “Alien”...
March 11, 2015 - 12:00am
Letter: Common sense on immigration
“That tyrant is shredding the Constitution!” screech Republicans, ignoring preceding presidents who “shredded the Constitution” by issuing similar executive immigration orders. A little history! The 113th Congress (2013-2014) performed a miracle — the Senate passed a bipartisan...
March 11, 2015 - 12:00am
February 26, 2015
Discussion slated Saturday on driver’s licenses for immigrants
WILLMAR — Community members are invited to join a discussion Saturday in Willmar to ask public leaders to support a policy that will allow undocumented immigrants access to driver’s licenses. The event is being hosted by ISAIAH, a faith-based Minnesota organization that supports...
February 26, 2015 - 11:28pm
November 21, 2014
Letter: Enos' comments were a disservice to Somalis and to Willmar
This letter is in answer to Bob Enos’s letter, “Explaining my own quote.” First, I want to thank Ward 3 residents for not voting Mr. Enos into any kind of office as your argument shows that you are biased against a specific ethnic group or immigrants as a whole, do not embrace...
November 21, 2014 - 5:00am
July 24, 2014
Immigration forum sparks some heated discussion
WILLMAR — Minutemen Civil Defense Corps member Ron Branstner of California brought his message of opposition to illegal immigration and what he says are harmful effects on small communities during a two-hour forum Thursday night at the Willmar Public Library. Branstner said during...
July 24, 2014 - 11:32pm
Minuteman activist plans ‘illegal immigration forum’ tonight at Willmar Library
WILLMAR — California resident and former Minnesota resident Ron Branstner, a longtime activist in various Minuteman efforts, will lead a “illegal immigration forum” from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Willmar Public Library. The event is billed as “an open forum discussion...
July 24, 2014 - 12:19am
July 12, 2014
Letter: The threat of failed statehood
Somalia became a failed state in the 1980s and 1990s. It was not able to maintain order. Violence and lawlessness ruled. Armed gangs controlled the streets. Armed militias employed the strategy of “join or die.” Since then more than 84,000 Somali refugees have entered the U.S....
July 12, 2014 - 12:00am
May 29, 2014
What he went through: Willmar grad looks back on the road to graduation that took him to Mexico and back
WILLMAR — Jose Noe Carreno will graduate this week with high honors from Willmar Senior High School. While that’s no small accomplishment...
May 29, 2014 - 11:45pm
May 1, 2014
Commentary: Immigration: A two-way road
SAN DIEGO — When it comes to insults in the immigration debate, Republicans can dish it out. But they can’t take it. When playing to nativists,...
May 1, 2014 - 2:00am
April 10, 2014
Commentary: Through the immigration looking glass in the U.S.
SAN DIEGO — With many issues, the more you study them, the more likely you are to understand them. But with the immigration debate, the closer you follow it, the more likely you are to go stark raving mad. This probably suits the Obama administration just fine. At this point,...
April 10, 2014 - 2:00am