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Darwin teen airlifted after one-vehicle crash
Little Minnesota tackle company is leaving a big mark
Woman fires pellet gun at Pokemon Go players
News anchor swept over waterfall, plunges 125 feet to her death
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
Jed Carlson column: 'Rand Jr.' looks back on his sports icon
Roundup: Chuckers earn spot in County Line title game
Stingers sweep pair on Sunday
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
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
Mark Donovan Goblirsch
Ardis "Rusty" Smith
Charlene M. (Gilbertson) Borotz
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
June 20, 2013
Senators closing in on border security compromise
WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House-backed immigration legislation is gaining momentum in the Senate, where key lawmakers say they are closing in on a bipartisan compromise to spend tens of billions of dollars stiffening the bill's border security requirements without delaying legalization...
June 20, 2013 - 6:45am
June 19, 2013
Bill could reduce illegal immigration 25 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Illegal immigration into the United States would decrease by only 25 percent under a far-reaching Senate immigration bill, according to an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office that also finds the measure reduces federal deficits by billions.
June 19, 2013 - 3:18pm
June 17, 2013
Court: Ariz. citizenship proof law illegal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states cannot on their own require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier.
June 17, 2013 - 10:49am
Immigration bill could decide 2016, senator says
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans' hopes to reclaim the White House in the 2016 elections hinge on whether they support - or sabotage - the immigration...
June 17, 2013 - 7:00am
June 7, 2013
Arizona sheriff suspends immigration efforts
PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona sheriff who led the way for local police across the country to take up immigration enforcement is reconsidering his crackdowns - and other law enforcement officials who followed his lead are expected to eventually back away, too. Joe Arpaio, the sheriff...
June 7, 2013 - 5:00am
May 12, 2013
U.S. Sen. Al Franken offers advice for college graduates
WILLMAR -- When Sen. Al Franken speaks at college commencements, he urges graduates to hug their parents, "a lot." Franken stopped in Willmar on Saturday on his way to deliver the commencement address at the University of Minnesota Morris. "I'm going to start off by congratulating...
May 12, 2013 - 7:52pm
May 9, 2013
Senate committee takes up immigration bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supporters and opponents of sweeping immigration legislation faced off Thursday as a Senate committee began considering hundreds of amendments that could improve the bill's chances of eventual passage through Congress, or doom it to failure. By ERICA...
May 9, 2013 - 11:04am
May 2, 2013
Obama in Mexico for talks on economy, security
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Seeking to put a new spin on a long-standing partnership, President Barack Obama is promoting jobs and trade - not drug wars or border security - as the driving force behind the U.S.-Mexico relationship. But security concerns are shadowing his two-day visit, given...
May 2, 2013 - 5:06pm
Obama to pitch immigration overhaul in Mexico
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is headed to Mexico with a domestic ambition at the top of his travel agenda. To sell his immigration overhaul back home, he needs a growing economy in Mexico and a Mexican president willing to help him secure the border. By...
May 2, 2013 - 6:56am
May 1, 2013
Undocumented immigrants could get financial aid, in-state tuition in Minnesota
ST. PAUL – Minnesota senators approved a plan that supporters say would bring the dream of attending college closer to reality for students...
May 1, 2013 - 11:30pm
April 16, 2013
Bipartisan bill would remake immigration system
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. immigration system would undergo dramatic changes under a bipartisan Senate bill that puts a new focus on prospective immigrants' merit and employment potential, while seeking to end illegal immigration once and for all by creating legal avenues for workers...
April 16, 2013 - 7:39am
April 5, 2013
House group finalizing immigration bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A group of Republicans and Democrats in the House is finalizing a sweeping immigration bill that offers work permits and the eventual prospect of citizenship to millions of people living illegally in the United States, aides say. That path to citizenship, however,...
April 5, 2013 - 7:26am
April 1, 2013
White House 'encouraged' by immigration progress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says it is "encouraged" by recent progress on efforts to overhaul immigration. White House spokesman Jay Carney cited positive comments from a bipartisan cast of senators over the weekend. He would not comment on cautionary remarks from Sen. Marco...
April 1, 2013 - 1:33pm
Immigration deal at hand, focus turns to details
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Big business and big labor have settled on a political framework for an immigration overhaul. Now, the lawmakers writing bipartisan legislation need to resolve the nitty-gritty - and keep their parties' political flanks mollified. By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated...
April 1, 2013 - 7:05am
March 19, 2013
Rand Paul: Immigration reform needs conservatives
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday that illegal immigrants should be allowed to become U.S. taxpayers and ultimately get...
March 19, 2013 - 2:36pm