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Update: Jennie-O's Willmar processing plant #4 returns to normal operations after Friday night medical incident
Suspect arrested for allegedly threatening man with shotgun
Luncheon shows lines of poverty
Write-in: Time for change in city spending
College Football: Lifeless Warriors thrashed in season finale
The Insider: Four SEC West teams in AP top five
Manning breaks Favre's TD record
College Football: Gophers win shootout on late field goal
Prep Volleyball: Cardinals fall to champs but claim Pumpkin Classic third-place honors
Couch culture: New exhibit in Willmar looks at human interaction through passive relaxation
Rose Ensemble in Willmar, Minn., Friday
Opening our eyes on the prairie
Festivities surrounding Meander Weekend set in western Minnesota
Donna Mae Knutson
Sara G. Molina
Tina Marie Williams
Hund — Hagemeyer
Drange — Sparks
Muench — Johnson
Juris — Dean
Enter your photo in our Signs of Fall contest
Editorial: Agreement is historic in nature and healing
Has governor’s race turned to Minnesota nasty?
Editorial: Deserved honors for helping people
Letter: Why City of Willmar employees seek a union?
Letter: Be fair about negative ads
July 1, 2014
Spilseth and Thompson re-elected to leadership posts in Eighth Judicial District
WILLMAR — Judge Donald M. Spilseth will continue to serve as chief judge of Minnesota’s Eighth Judicial District for the next two years after being re-elected by a group of colleagues in June, the Minnesota Judicial Branch announced Tuesday in a news release.
news / local
July 1, 2014 - 10:42pm
June 7, 2014
Commentary: Voting for judges
It happened again this year. At first, I was embarrassed, but now I just laugh. “Who should I vote for?” friends ask. At first, as a lawyer and a law professor, I felt like I should know the answer to that. But I didn’t — and still don’t. In Massachusetts, where I come from,...
opinion / commentary
June 7, 2014 - 1:00am
December 10, 2012
Commentary: It is the miracle of the rule of law in U.S.
By Susan Estrich It’s easy, as a law professor and practicing lawyer, to take the rule of law for granted and even to question its existence. In my classes, I teach students cases in which courts, on similar facts, reach conflicting results, notwithstanding the fundamental principle...
opinion / commentary
December 10, 2012 - 12:00am
October 26, 2012
Beckman, Van Hon named as Eighth District Judges
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Stephanie Beckman and Thomas Van Hon as District Court judges in Minnesota's Eighth Judicial District. Beckman will replace Judge Steven E. Drange who retired earlier this year. She will be chambered in Litchfield in Meeker County. Beckman...
news / region
October 26, 2012 - 2:17pm
April 15, 2010
Letter: Corporate meddling in elections
During the confirmation hearings of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, I listened closely to their answers because I was suspicious due to their background as corporate lawyers. I was reassured since they testified under oath that they believed in following precedent:...
opinion / letters
April 15, 2010 - 12:00am
April 8, 2009
Franken's lead grows in Senate recount
ST. PAUL -- Norm Coleman took the U.S.
news / state
April 8, 2009 - 12:00am
February 4, 2009
Judges set limit to the number of ballots for counting in U.S. Senate trial
ST. PAUL -- A judicial panel could review at least 5,000 uncounted absentee ballots for counting in the U.S. Senate election trial. Judges ruled Tuesday that Norm Coleman can argue to include in the election tally absentee ballots it believes were wrongly rejected in the Nov. 4 ...
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am
January 23, 2009
Coleman keeping options open regarding lawsuit
ST. PAUL -- Norm Coleman is confident he will return to the U.S. Senate, but will not rule out further lawsuits if a state election trial does not send him there. "I'm not ruling in or out any action," Coleman said. "I have confidence in the system." The trial will begin Monday...
January 23, 2009 - 12:00am
October 28, 2008
Letter: A looming Communist threat?
In the late 1950s, and most of the 1960s, Virginia and I and our three young children lived in a community about 60 miles east of Indianapolis, Ind. I became a member of the Hagerstown Junior Chamber of Commerce and was on the Americanism Committee. Since the threat of Communism was...
October 28, 2008 - 12:00am