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Willmar soldiers return home
Governor to receive invite to tour Appleton prison
Records for Aug. 27
New London depot makes another historic move
Community steps forward to help as water recedes
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
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
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Harold (Bill) William Wright
Cartoonist Opinions for Aug. 27
Letter: Our declining moral values
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
June 18, 2016
Records published June 18
This is the records summary for June 18. Marriage licenses Kandiyohi County Jeremy David Peterson, New London, and Jennifer Lynn Dinius, New London.Hailey Sue Goeman, Raymond, and Shaun Michael Condon, Clara City.Mackenzie Ruth Lindquist, Kerkhoven, and Adam Shane Doraska, Pennock.Ryan...
June 18, 2016 - 12:00am
February 17, 2016
Minnesota couple celebrates 50 years of marriage with lake plunge
DETROIT LAKES – Fifty years ago this year, John and Joan Leikness took the plunge, getting married quickly while he was on leave from the army....
February 17, 2016 - 4:54pm
October 19, 2015
How your credit score affects your love life
NEW YORK — In the high-stakes arenas of love and money (or credit scores), building on the latter may well gird the relationship, as Alida Almonte found. Reality hit when the 33-year old communications manager started to think about buying a home with her boyfriend Jason Giannini,...
October 19, 2015 - 11:08pm
February 27, 2014
Arizona governor vetoes bill widely criticized as anti-gay
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill on Wednesday derided by critics as a license to discriminate against gays in the...
February 27, 2014 - 6:51am
August 29, 2013
U.S. Treasury grants wide tax recognition to same-sex couples
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All legal same-sex marriages will be recognized for U.S. federal tax purposes, the Obama administration said on Thursday, allowing married gay couples to claim the same tax benefits as their heterosexual peers.
August 29, 2013 - 3:13pm
August 8, 2013
Letter: Build a pro-marriage majority
What is the Marriage Majority Initiative? The Marriage Majority Initiative will work to restore a pro-marriage majority in the Minnesota House in 2014 by supporting legislators who withstood immense political pressure in order to cast a vote in defense of traditional marriage, and...
August 8, 2013 - 1:00am
July 29, 2013
New marriage license applications available ahead of Aug. 1 change in law
WILLMAR - Area counties are prepared for the new marriage law that takes effect Aug. 1. Counties had to revise the marriage license applications to remove words like "bride" and "groom" and replace them with generic terms to recognize that same-sex couples may now marry in a civil...
July 29, 2013 - 3:47am
June 26, 2013
Updated: Supreme Court strikes down federal DOMA provision, rules same-sex spouses may get federal benefits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court says legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. The...
June 26, 2013 - 9:11am
June 10, 2013
Area counties not yet ready to roll out same-sex marriage applications
WILLMAR - Marriage license applications have been updated for use by same-sex couples in some Minnesota communities but not yet in most rural counties. Officials from Kandiyohi, Meeker and Swift counties said they have been researching the issue but likely will not revise the applications...
June 10, 2013 - 4:57am
June 6, 2013
Minneapolis couple first in line for gay marriage license in Hennepin County
MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis couple, together for 11 years, is first in line to get a Hennepin County marriage license under the state's new same-sex marriage law. Jeff Isaacson and Al Giraud arrived at the Hennepin County Government Center around 6 a.m. Thursday. It's the first...
June 6, 2013 - 10:43am
May 31, 2013
Hennepin County prepares gender-neutral marriage licenses
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's largest county is getting ready to start taking applications for marriage licenses from same-sex couples. Officials say Hennepin County will start accepting applications on June 6. That's seven weeks before the Aug. 1 date that gay couples can...
May 31, 2013 - 6:52am
April 23, 2013
Minnesota DFL swing vote on gay marriage says he'll support
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Democratic state senator seen as a swing vote on gay marriage says he'll vote to make it legal in Minnesota. Sen. Kent Eken (EEK'-en) represents a northwestern Minnesota district that backed last fall's gay marriage ban by 53 percent....
April 23, 2013 - 5:37pm
March 21, 2013
Letter: The bigotry of the devout
Devout Christians who insist they have no special prejudice against gays and lesbians but only want to protect their own marriages from contamination make it clear that they truly are bigoted against the GLBT community, or they would mount an even more strident campaign against divorce,...
March 21, 2013 - 12:00am