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Trump's labor pick sends early warning sign to worker advocates
Records published Dec. 9
New London man to serve eight years for meth sale
For U.S. veterans, pipeline protest promises to galvanize activism
Trump could privatize nation's air traffic controllers
Tough night on ice
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Cindy K Skaalerud Pasatiempo
Henry "Hank" Weseman
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Letter: Letter writer isn't from Willmar
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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
March 14, 2013
Census: Record 1 in 3 US counties are now dying
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A record number of U.S. counties - more than 1 in 3 - are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere. By HOPE YEN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- A record...
March 14, 2013 - 7:12am
March 1, 2013
Feds release more than 2,000 immigrants ahead of budget cuts
WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department released from its jails more than 2,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation in recent weeks due to looming budget cuts and planned to release 3,000 more during March, The Associated Press has learned. By Alicia A. Caldwell Associated...
March 1, 2013 - 11:03pm
January 31, 2013
Editorial: It’s time to work to solve this issue of immigration
There is growing interest in developing a bipartisan approach to an immigration plan for America. It has been a long time coming. The last time Congress tried a serious effort at immigration reform was in 2007, which failed. The issue has been debated now for more than a decade....
January 31, 2013 - 12:00am
January 29, 2013
Obama on immigration overhaul: 'Now is the time'
BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Declaring “now is the time” to fix broken immigration laws, President Barack Obama...
January 29, 2013 - 3:41pm