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Legislators drop increased penalties for highway protesters in exchange for ban on undocumented immigrant driver's licenses
UPDATE: At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Curry hits 36 as Golden State advances to NBA finals
Richard Pitino's message to Minnesota: 'We can really take the next step'
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
April 17, 2014
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
April 17, 2014 - 7:00am
May 3, 2013
Letter: A liberal who's tired of labels
I am a liberal who: * Doesn’t care for guns but doesn’t care if you own a gun (and have considered owning one for the purpose of protection) but feels that, in lieu of the shootings and overall gun violence in our country, it might be time to sharpen the process of...
May 3, 2013 - 12:00am
March 2, 2012
Letter: Why we need conservatives
Graden West (Public Forum, Feb. 28) has just exhibited a trait that is causing polarization of the masses. It is haughtiness. He demands we thank the liberals. I agree. But let's put everything in perspective. Liberals are a compassionate breed and that is a good thing. The American...
March 2, 2012 - 12:00am
March 19, 2011
Letter: Those left-wing hypocrites
I read with amusement the March 16 letter by Lee Paulson from Glenwood. He criticized Michele Bachmann's mistake in referring to "The shots that were heard around the world" that happened a long time ago in Lexington and Concord, New Hampshire, instead of in Massachusetts Yes, she...
March 19, 2011 - 12:00am
January 14, 2011
Commentary: The Liberal empire strikes back
The Left apparently has taken to heart the admonition of former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel to "never let a serious crisis go to waste." In the aftermath of the Tucson tragedy that killed six and wounded 14 others, the Left has attacked talk radio, Fox News, Sarah...
January 14, 2011 - 7:02am
January 12, 2011
Commentary: Both conservatives and liberals need to lay off
SAN DIEGO -- Being liberal means never having to say you're sorry. Not when you, with Machiavellian flair, cheapen the attempted assassination of a congresswoman, the killing of six bystanders and the wounding of 13 others by seizing it as an opportunity to smear a rival and discredit...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
December 30, 2010
Commentary: Liberals need to rekindle the hope of a fast comeback
WASHINGTON -- Was 2010 American liberalism's Waterloo?
December 30, 2010 - 12:00am
October 21, 2010
Letter: Peterson's duplicity
The local Chippewa County Area Visitors Guide contains a paid advertisement by Collin Peterson for himself. He states, "As your representative I've tried to maintain my independence in Congress. Sometimes that has meant opposing my own party leaders." He obviously has not tried hard...
October 21, 2010 - 12:00am
Letter: Peterson is liberal pawn
On Nov. 2 we will determine the direction of our nation. Minnesota Congressional District 7 must take the lead by defeating a Nancy Pelosi pawn. Collin Peterson voted for the cap and trade bill which passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. If the cap and trade bill passes in...
October 21, 2010 - 12:00am
August 25, 2010
Letters: Liberals blind in so many ways
On Aug. 16, Graden West had another out-of-touch, rambling letter that embodies all that is wrong with the current administration and the direction this country is headed for, that is, off the cliff. It is equally opportune that Ruben Navarrette, a liberal no less too, had a column...
August 25, 2010 - 12:00am
January 28, 2010
Letter: Yes, Jesus loved the liberals
You can't argue with the religious right if you are a Biblical literalist. The Book of Leviticus plainly states that gays and lesbians are an abomination in the sight of the Lord and they should be put to death! I have never understood, however, why they draw back at the last part...
January 28, 2010 - 12:00am
July 20, 2009
Letter: California, here we come?
Would you like for all of us to have California's fiscal mess throughout the United States? Consider the most influential people in Washington, D.C., today and consider their backgrounds. Certainly Senators Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are very influential at our capital. Feinstein...
July 20, 2009 - 12:00am
July 15, 2009
Letter: What is Tribune's agenda?
What is the West Central Tribune's agenda? In its recent editorial, "Trivial City Council antics are disturbing," many of the allegations were baseless. The procedure to nominate was not properly followed. Therefore it warranted questioning by our city council. Granted, editorials...
July 15, 2009 - 12:00am
October 29, 2008
Letter: Where are our priorities?
How about a few non-partisan comments about this year's political campaigns? The situation is almost laughable, if it wasn't so tragic. Twisted remarks, lies, you name it; we've had it this year. The thing that surprises me the most is all the attention paid to "the last eight years."...
October 29, 2008 - 12:00am
October 11, 2008
A lesson in banking history
It is true as John H. Burns (Public Forum, Oct. 7) states, Judgment Day is at hand. He needs to go back and read a little banking history. Our independent banks were quite adequate until 1938, when government stuck itself into the banking industry by establishing Fannie Mae. They...
October 11, 2008 - 12:00am