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It's time to play! Willmar Destination Playground is officially open
Block Party highlights Willmar Fests activities
Nevada's Heller is fifth GOP senator to oppose health-care bill
'Everything was a mess': A Minn. turkey farm is still picking up the pieces from a powerful storm
'Maybe it's time': actor Johnny Depp jokes about a Trump assassination
Devils tab Hischier with No. 1 pick in 2017 NHL draft
Rebuild-a-Bulls: Butler trade signals hard Chicago reset
Stingers: Wheels come off in Willmar's loss to St. Cloud
Wolves Jimmy a trade
Dreary day turns ugly for Twins in loss to White Sox
Sandy Hook families urge NBC to drop Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview
20 new and returning TV shows that you should check out this summer
'Bachelor in Paradise' production halted, show in question after alleged 'misconduct' on set
'Big Fish' a lovely piece of Americana at The Barn in Willmar
Sam Hunt, the R&B-loving country star, is challenging Nashville rules - and winning
Exhibit documents Willmar festival
Studio Hop 2017 continues today
'Sweet Land the Musical': Rural debut is tonight where movie was made
'Red, White and Tuna': Comedy opens tonight at Little Theatre in New London
Willmar Community Center: Art for and about the community
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
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Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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From Russia With Love: A story of Facebook and frustration
Port: The NRA needs to speak out on Philando Castille
World of Wine: An introduction to the world of sherry wine
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
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June 15, 2017
Dayton hires former Supreme Court justice to handle lawsuit
ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton hired former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Sam Hanson to defend him in the lawsuit the Minnesota Legislature...
June 15, 2017 - 10:39am
June 9, 2017
Dayton wants lawmakers to undo tobacco tax cut
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday pressed the point: High tobacco taxes save lives. Surrounded by kids wearing bright yellow...
June 9, 2017 - 8:45pm
June 6, 2017
New Minnesota GOP chair aims to bring metro, rural factions together
BRAINERD, Minn.—The woman newly in charge of the Republican Party hopes to mend fences between the rural conservatives and the metro GOP...
June 6, 2017 - 9:46pm
June 2, 2017
UPDATE: Minnesota Legislature to sue Gov. Dayton over losing its funding
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature is planning to sue the Minnesota governor. The issue is the same as that which prompts most lawsuits:...
June 2, 2017 - 2:46pm
May 31, 2017
Pioneer Public TV gets $1.95M
GRANITE FALLS — Pioneer Public Television will be able to begin a year-long move into its new studio and headquarters in Granite Falls....
May 31, 2017 - 8:28am
May 27, 2017
'I voted' stickers for all, less test help for many
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature struggled to finish its work — the final coda came at 3 a.m. Friday — but managed to approve thousands of pages of legislation, brimming with hundreds of changes to the way Minnesota does business. Some of those changes are unexpected...
May 27, 2017 - 9:00pm
May 26, 2017
Education funding up, but union urges veto
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature approved nearly half a billion dollars in new public school funding late Thursday. So why is the teachers union calling for its veto? Policy changes included in the $18.8 billion education spending plan give school leaders new flexibility...
May 26, 2017 - 9:01pm
May 23, 2017
Final Minnesota legislative bills may be passed in middle of the night
ST. PAUL—Twenty hours after legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton announced "we have a deal" for a $46 billion state budget, lawmakers...
May 23, 2017 - 10:19pm
Dayton, GOP cut last-minute budget deal to set up special session Tuesday
Minnesota legislators blasted past their midnight deadline Monday, May 22, to get their work done — but will come back immediately to finish...
May 23, 2017 - 4:41am
May 22, 2017
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
ST. PAUL-- A Minnesota lawmaker whose father's death could have affected last-minute budget negotiations decided to stay at the Capitol to see...
May 22, 2017 - 10:43pm
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
ST. PAUL—The last day of a Minnesota legislative session traditionally is marked by frantic activity, fiery debates and last-minute deal-making....
May 22, 2017 - 10:39pm
As hours tick down, Minnesota budget work continues, but special session may be needed
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature is dragging its feet toward a mandatory midnight adjournment of the regular session Monday with much of...
May 22, 2017 - 2:55pm
May 21, 2017
Demands fall, final budget nears
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers are dragging themselves toward their Monday finish line, making what Lt. Gov. Tina Smith called "slow, steady progress" on completing a two-year $46 billion state budget. To get it done, Democrats will have to let go of some of their demands for...
May 21, 2017 - 9:46pm
May 20, 2017
GOP lawmakers object to 'toolkit' for transgender students
BEMIDJI — Some Bemidji-area lawmakers object to a draft of the state's new "toolkit" for school districts to address K-12 students who are transgender or do not conform to the gender binary.
May 20, 2017 - 3:54pm
Paul Austin: The budget and the damage already done
When Minnesotans voted for the Legacy Amendment, we agreed to increase our own taxes to help ensure funding for the state's environmental and...
May 20, 2017 - 9:16am