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FBI: Violent crime in U.S. rose in 2015 but far from peak levels
Latest poll shows Clinton up seven points in Minnesota
Bountiful 2016 pumpkin crop overcomes last year's shortfall
Smooth succession for NW Minnesota business
E-cigarette users view smoke-free areas as okay for vaping
McIlroy wins Tour Championship playoff, FedEx Cup
Tigers win three at star-studded Warehouse Invitational
Warriors top Fergus, move above .500
Willmar sweeps invitational
Warriors remain unbeaten in MCAC
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Vote in our Readers' Choice 2016
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Lyla M. Porter
Charles "Chuck" Theodore Erickson
Don E. Miller
Dionne: Debate moderators shouldn't duck
Larry.R. Swenson: Different requirements for some?
Kent Syverson: Pedestrian bridge should be fixed
Frazee letter: Thank you for protecting and serving
Marcus: In praise of good government geeks
July 30, 2016
High court race is a Minnesota question
ST. PAUL—All Minnesota voters face one at least one race in the Aug. 9 primary election, two challengers to Supreme Court Justice Natalie Hudson, who Dayton appointed less than a year ago. One candidate will be eliminated in the primary, leaving two for the Nov. 8 general election....
July 30, 2016 - 7:28am
July 11, 2016
Commentary: America's dual-track system of justice
SAN DIEGO—One of Donald Trump's favorite words is "rigged." From trade deals to the GOP nominating process, everything is rigged. And the presumptive Republican presidential nominee got the chance to use the "r-word" liberally last week when FBI Director James Comey put on...
July 11, 2016 - 12:00am
May 19, 2016
Trump’s Supreme Court list includes Minnesota justice
ST. PAUL - Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump would consider appointing Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras to...
May 19, 2016 - 5:30am
March 7, 2016
Letter: Hear the Obama justice nominee
The people have already chosen when they re-elected President Obama by 5 million votes. Our Constitution states, “The president shall appoint.”...
March 7, 2016 - 2:00am
February 16, 2016
‘I have a job and I don’t want to shirk it,’ Klobuchar says
ST. PAUL — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she has a job, which includes vetting any U.S. Supreme Court nominee, and is not seeking a position...
February 16, 2016 - 11:29pm
February 15, 2016
Klobuchar, Kelly make the court watch list
WASHINGTON — Even as practical, political and legal chaos reigned after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden death Saturday, list-makers were speculating on possible replacements. The lists are traditional when a spot opens up but sometimes hold little currency. But for...
February 15, 2016 - 11:16pm
January 8, 2016
Willmar gets a peak behind the doors of the state Supreme Court
WILLMAR — The newest member of the Minnesota Supreme Court was in Willmar Friday, giving local judges and attorneys a glimpse inside the workings...
January 8, 2016 - 11:36pm
April 9, 2015
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
April 9, 2015 - 1:00am
February 13, 2015
Lower wages become an issue for state justice system
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s justice system is back to normal speed after recession-induced budget cuts slowed it down, but state court officials now say they face a problem of losing employees to better pay elsewhere in government.
February 13, 2015 - 11:56pm
April 26, 2014
Commentary: The new politics of crime today
This week’s announcement that the Justice Department will expand the criteria for offering clemency marks a new, and long overdue, chapter in the politics of crime. Under the new rules, low-level nonviolent offenders who have served at least 10 years of their sentence, have no history...
April 26, 2014 - 12:05am
April 25, 2012
Defendant to serve prison time for crime spree
OLIVIA -- A defendant who had eluded law officers while on a crime spree last summer has pleaded guilty. Matthew James Wrobleski, 38, of Willmar,...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
March 30, 2012
New Plateaus blog: Trayvon Martin's death offers opportunity to reform justice
March 30, 2012 - 8:23am
September 11, 2011
Information meeting on justice circles set Monday in Willmar
WILLMAR -- There will be an information meeting about Kandiyohi County Community Justice Circles at 5:30 p.m.
September 11, 2011 - 6:00am
December 4, 2010
Denial of restitution leaves open wound for mom, dad
OLIVIA -- The parents of a young man killed in a motor vehicle accident have found their efforts to seek restitution for losses beyond that provided...
December 4, 2010 - 12:00am
August 6, 2010
Judge's words may be last in grower's long dispute with city of Watson
MONTEVIDEO -- The final words in the long-festering dispute between the city of Watson and vegetable grower Aziz Ansari may be these: "I want...
August 6, 2010 - 12:00am