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Corps denies easement to complete Dakota Access Pipeline construction in ND
Law enforcers back away from skirmish line to de-escalate tensions at Standing Rock protest site
Ag Career Fair and Technology Showcase
Fire damages rural Olivia home
Law enforcement urges peace during pipeline protests
Willmar fifth at NXN nationals
Toriumi's hat trick powers WarHawks
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
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'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
Commentary: When will Romney be 'unzipped' to our view?
WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney "unzipped" is the stuff of cartoonists' dreams. The image suggested came from none other than his wife, Ann, when a Baltimore radio interviewer asked whether it's true that her husband is stiff. Yes, do go ahead and cover the children's eyes. "Well, you...
April 4, 2012 - 7:00am
March 7, 2012
Commentary: The real Mitt can win
WASHINGTON -- Dear Mitt: Consider me a neighbor leaning over the picket fence. You have a picket fence, don't you? An ivy-covered wall? Fine,...
March 7, 2012 - 12:00am
January 21, 2012
Commentary: No place for empathy for GOP?candidate Gingrich
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January 21, 2012 - 12:00am
December 7, 2011
Commentary: A flick of the tongue is just another Gingrich fumble
WASHINGTON -- It is a rare day when Al Sharpton emerges as the voice of sagacity, but when Newt Gingrich has the microphone, all things are possible. Just four weeks out from the Iowa caucuses, and swinging like a trapeze artist over the heads of his fellow Republican contenders,...
December 7, 2011 - 12:00am
November 2, 2011
Commentary: A faulty memory is not a good Cain excuse
WASHINGTON -- Herman Cain searched his memory for details about what might have caused a woman in the 1990s to accuse him of sexual harassment. No, he couldn't remember her, not much at all. Then again, there was one time, he told me, when he stood next to the woman and noted that...
November 2, 2011 - 12:00am
August 17, 2011
Commentary: Rick Perry is more like George W. Bush Jr.
NEW YORK -- Texas Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry can resist the comparison all he wants, but he's more like George W. Bush than George W. Bush. The comparisons were unavoidable. They've both been Texas governors. They're both fluent in Bubba and both unapologetically...
August 17, 2011 - 12:00am
April 9, 2011
Commentary: Give the hysteria a rest
NEW YORK -- So why do Republicans hate art, the elderly and children? Hint: Same reason parents hate their children when they say, "No." We could just leave it at that, but this is too much fun. The demonizing of Republicans for trying to seriously address our desperately ailing...
April 9, 2011 - 12:00am
February 8, 2011
Commentary: Watching Egypt from a country of free speech
NEW YORK -- The turmoil in Egypt has been a lesson in the fragility of a right we so often take for granted: To speak. It also has been a reminder to those who deride the "lamestream media" as the enemy, traitors and worse that many members of that maligned tribe are also very brave. A...
February 8, 2011 - 12:00am
December 9, 2010
Commentary: U.S. reality show: Gloom and doom
NEW YORK -- Pending catastrophe is not an easy notion to entertain, much less sustain. Americans moreover have a low tolerance for doom and gloom. We are the nation of optimism, after all. We elect leaders who promise hope and change. We are the shining city on a hill. But what happens...
December 9, 2010 - 12:00am
November 8, 2010
Commentary: 'I?am women, hear me roar'
NEW YORK -- Helen Reddy's iconic "I am woman, hear me roar" is more likely to cause a cringe than goose bumps these days -- more a comical anthem to bra-burning histrionics than the soundtrack to a serious movement aimed at greater equality. But when those same sentiments are voiced...
November 8, 2010 - 12:00am
October 19, 2010
Commentary: Politics are a farce ...
NEW YORK -- Witches vs. bearded Marxists. Actors vs. hicks. Toon Town vs. Parodyville. The world isn't too much with us. We have left the planet. As we race toward the midterm elections, our political conversation has devolved beyond the silly to the absurd -- and the sharks are...
October 19, 2010 - 12:00am
September 24, 2010
Commentary: Why do presidents still talk to author Woodward?
NEW YORK -- Question of the day: Why do presidents give the White House keys to Bob Woodward? I ask this with all due deference, respect, hat in hand, cape over puddle and other sundry gestures owed by ink-stained wretches like me to The Most Famous Journalist on the Planet. Through...
September 24, 2010 - 12:00am
September 13, 2010
Commentary: To the Muslim world
Dear Muslim World, I am writing you today as an American citizen who is deeply embarrassed by current events in my country. First, let me say that I am not representing anyone. I can't claim to speak for anyone but myself, though I am certain that many others feel as I do. I want...
September 13, 2010 - 12:00am
September 11, 2010
Commentary: Election '10: Obama vs. Boehner
NEW YORK -- How worried are Democrats? V-E-R-Y. Let's take it from the top. President Obama spent Labor Day reminding Americans that he's the cool one, the "Yes we can" one, the rolled-up sleeves one. He never named Ohio Republican Rep. John Boehner explicitly, but he clearly was...
September 11, 2010 - 12:00am
August 30, 2010
Commentary: A brief dream does come true
NEW YORK -- August finally redeemed itself from shark-jumping hysteria with an original, spontaneous, transcendent event -- the accidental intersection of one Antoine Dodson, his sister, her would-be rapist, and some musical magicians who tapped into that uniquely American reservoir...
August 30, 2010 - 12:00am