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Community steps forward to help as water recedes
From digging to grain bins, farmers face varied dangers
Tractor roll bars help save lives in most common farm accidents
Milan dedicates new Liberty Bell
Video: Moving history down the road
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
Harris P. Hinderaker
William "Bill" Bradford
William R. Heitke
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Minnesota Opinion: The long wait for mental health care needs fixing
Thomas: Abolishing 'man' at Princeton
Klinger: Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Willmar dog park anniversary celebration cancelled due to high number of mosquitoes
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