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Fire damages rural Olivia home
Law enforcement urges peace during pipeline protests
How will it end? Experts weigh in on possible outcomes of Dakota Access Pipeline protest
Fire at California loft party kills 9, higher death toll feared
Kandiyohi County Board to meet Friday
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
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
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
November 7, 2012
Bachmann beats Graves in Minn.'s 6th District
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Republican and tea party favorite Michele Bachmann has beaten Democratic hotelier Jim Graves to win her fourth term in Congress. Bachmann cements her hold on a district that became more Republican under new political boundaries this year. Graves was seeking to...
November 7, 2012 - 3:57am
July 20, 2012
Editorial: Bachmann is off-track with her allegations
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is facing justifiable criticism concerning her recent accusations of the Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the federal...
July 20, 2012 - 9:08am
May 11, 2012
Bachmann gives up Swiss citizenship, after receiving it
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is giving up her citizenship in Switzerland. The Minnesota Republican said Thursday she sent a letter to the Swiss Consulate asking for withdrawal of her Swiss citizenship. She said she wanted to make clear she is 100 percent committed to the United...
May 11, 2012 - 9:39am
April 19, 2012
Rep: Bachmann uses term 'tar baby' to attack Obama's energy policy; spokeswoman says quote not racial
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A spokeswoman says U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann wasn't referring to race when she used the term "tar baby" to attack President Barack Obama's energy policy. The Minnesota Republican told a conservative blog Wednesday that Obama's calls for more regulation of oil...
April 19, 2012 - 5:12pm
December 30, 2011
Editorial: Michele Bachmann is no Margaret Thatcher
Michele Bachmann's campaign rhetoric apparently is now ringing hollow with many Iowa voters as her poll number continues to sink faster than a county fair hog in a mud hole. Bachmann, like many conservative Republican candidates in this decade, often seeks to compare herself...
December 30, 2011 - 12:32pm
October 22, 2011
Dawson native Michele Turnberg talks about losing Fargo TV job
Dawson native Michele Turnberg worked for nearly 15 years in the Fargo television market and became a lead anchor. She was voted as the best...
October 22, 2011 - 8:17am
June 16, 2011
Commentary: Going far enough to make Bachmann 'mainstream'
WASHINGTON -- Perhaps I should thank the current crop of Republican presidential candidates for providing me with an experience I never, ever expected to have: During this week's debate in New Hampshire, I had a moment of nostalgia for George W. Bush. Let me say quickly that this...
June 16, 2011 - 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 24, 2011
Gov. Dayton rejects Bachmann health care request, accuses her of playing presidential politics
ST. PAUL - U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann asked Gov. Mark Dayton to rip up an order he signed just after taking office this month joining a federal...
January 24, 2011 - 11:55am
November 4, 2010
Bachmann bid for GOP leadership gets cool reaction from Republican leaders
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Self-proclaimed tea party leader Michele Bachmann's bid for a top Republican post in the House received a cool reaction Thursday from Speaker-to-be John Boehner, an early test of how GOP leaders will treat the antiestablishment movement's winners in Tuesday's elections....
November 4, 2010 - 6:18pm
October 30, 2010
Senate 14: Re-elect Michelle Fischbach
The Senate District 14 race is a re-run of the 2000 matchup of Republican incumbent Michelle Fischbach and Democratic challenger Mike Sharp. This Senate district includes the towns of Paynesville and Eden Valley and other townships in Stearns and Benton counties. Sharp is from Fairhaven....
October 30, 2010 - 12:00am
October 21, 2010
Letter: Vote yes for children
Remember how you celebrated your baby's first words? Videotaped their first steps? Or called Grandpa to brag when they learned to ride a bike? Most of us shed a tear or two that first day of kindergarten. We let go a little bit. But we still need to care -- even more than before....
October 21, 2010 - 12:00am
October 19, 2010
Stimulus critic Bachmann requested federal stimulus funds for her district
Despite vocal criticism of the federal stimulus package and a re-election campaign that trades heavily on her opposition to it, Minnesota Republican...
October 19, 2010 - 10:56am
October 11, 2010
6th District candidates rely on technology for tight race
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The campaigns of Republican incumbent Rep. Michele Bachmann and Democratic challenger Tarryl Clark in the 6th Congressional District are blazing trails in their efforts to reach voters, combining cutting-edge technology with time-tested political strategies to gain...
October 11, 2010 - 11:28am
April 19, 2010
Letter: A bang-up Wild West show
Wow! Who would have thought that politics could be this much fun with all those cavorting elephants and Annie Oakley and Calamity Jane in town together for a whee of a Wild West show along with a bang-up crowd ready to raise hell and rally round the flag! Words were flying around...
April 19, 2010 - 12:00am