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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
G/L Legion marches ahead at state
Getting it right
Stingers rebound to clobber Bucks
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
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
The search for a world-record lake trout
Johnson -- Haverly
Quisberg -- Larson
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
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
Esther Helen Iverson
Helen M. Sorenson
David L. Lake
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 2, 2016
Commentary: Obama's legacy on immigration
Obama's shameless legacy on immigration By RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR. SAN DIEGO—With just six and a half months left in office, it's time to think about what President Obama's legacy will look like on one of his most difficult subjects: immigration. What will history say about Obama's...
July 2, 2016 - 6:10pm
June 23, 2016
Hispanics fuel population growth, offset declines in Minnesota
Isabella Agustin left Guatemala when she was 17 because her parents couldn’t afford to pay for her studies. She found her way to Worthington after her husband’s brother talked up the region. “He told him that here you can have more opportunity to have a house or to get a job,”...
June 23, 2016 - 11:25pm
May 20, 2016
Commentary: Obama’s anti-immigration legacy
Barack Obama plans to raise as much as $1 billion to build his presidential library in Chicago. I hope he puts in a “deportation wing.” It...
May 20, 2016 - 12:00am
April 23, 2016
Commentary: Latinos voters choking at ballot
In recent weeks, I’ve been speaking on college campuses about how immigration, Latino voters and the presidential election all fit together....
April 23, 2016 - 1:03am
March 25, 2016
COMMENTARY: Immigration promises that can’t be kept
People running for president say the darnedest things. In both parties, it appears that politicians save the biggest whoppers for their own...
March 25, 2016 - 3:59pm
January 21, 2016
Editorial: Our fair city of Willmar is doing just fine, thank you
Policing the misinformation spread via social media is an impossible task. Much of it leaves us simply shaking our heads. That being said, there are some things so ugly, misinformed, ignorant and just plain hateful toward another religion, it is time to speak up with an intelligent...
January 21, 2016 - 6:00am
December 1, 2015
Grove City lawmaker wants Minnesota students to pass same test as immigrants
ST. PAUL — Far more youths in the United States can name an "American Idol" judge than the U.S. Supreme Court chief justice (John Roberts)....
December 1, 2015 - 4:12pm
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