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Condo liability law loosened
Sump pump, line inspections will be mandatory before home sales
Mark Dayton reread the Constitution, then vetoed legislative funding. Now it goes to court
Records published June 26
Willmar considers TIF district on First Street
Willmar Fests tennis champs crowned
Running: Gustafson, Reigstad win Foot Lake 4 races
Amateur Golf: Jacobson wins Lakeland
Local Roundup: Willmar Legion wins two of three in Marshall
Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers in playoff
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
Pedal for Project Impact 2017: Local cyclists ride for a reason
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
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Oscar M. Engebretson
Teresa Marie Dahl
Ervin M. Mithun
Charlotte Adella McChesney
Jean Ann Sordahl
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
Faith Conversations: Wife moving forward after sudden death ministry partner
Column: 4-H speaking inspires, prompts memories of grandfather
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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May 22, 2017
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
It's called charitable gaming because the tens of millions of dollars raised in Minnesota every year from raffles, bingo, and the sales of pull tabs help support Little League neighborhood baseball, scholarships, police dogs, local zoos, Animal Allies, youth football, food shelves,...
May 22, 2017 - 5:48am
April 24, 2017
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
Whether you're a supporter of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, you can agree: The guy is a bit of a bulldog, not shy about boldly stating where he stands on everything from early-childhood education to spending the state surplus to carbon emissions. His staff is quick to pump out statements...
April 24, 2017 - 2:30am
March 15, 2017
Minnesota Opinion: No help from St. Paul again, just more politics
This is becoming a frustratingly familiar storyline: An urgent matter confronts the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton; Minnesotans need their help. But instead of stepping up and working for constituents — all constituents, no matter what their political leanings...
March 15, 2017 - 10:37am
March 13, 2017
Minnesota Opinion: Sailing a course in Minnesota to Real ID
You can find Scylla and Charybdis in the Strait of Messina, the two-mile-wide gap between Italy and the island of Sicily. That's where, since ancient times, sailors have used great caution when navigating between the rocks of Scylla on one side and the whirlpools of Charybdis on...
March 13, 2017 - 12:43pm
January 27, 2017
Minnesota Opinion: The time has come to legalize Sunday sales
Legalizing liquor sales on Sundays in Minnesota was never Roger Reinert's top priority as a state senator representing Duluth. But session in and session out, he carried the bill, and his name became synonymous with the effort to repeal a law as outdated as it was unsafe in border...
January 27, 2017 - 4:33am
January 14, 2017
Minnesota Opinion: Little reason for legislative optimism in 2017
Phrases like "top priorities," "the number-one thing we need to get done," and "the only reason we're meeting" haven't seemed to mean much to the Minnesota Legislature the past year or so.
January 14, 2017 - 12:00am
December 1, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Those enjoying free Vikings games from lower-level luxury suites controlled by the body that operates shiny new U.S. Bank Stadium seem to see...
December 1, 2016 - 12:48am
November 29, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Busted your holiday budget already?
So how did you do? Not that you can let down your guard now. On the heels of a four-day weekend filled with door-buster deals, early bird specials,...
November 29, 2016 - 5:09am
November 26, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Battle on microbeads great for Great Lakes
Not to be outdone by its neighbors to the south, Canada now has passed a law banning those tiny little plastic beads found in so many soaps and other personal-hygiene products. U.S. congressional members last year passed a similar federal law here after at least 14 states, including...
November 26, 2016 - 4:22am
November 17, 2016
Minnesota opinion: Election result is no excuse for bad behavior
Add drunken driving to the growing list of things you still can't do even though Donald Trump won the presidency and you're either very upset about it or very energized. The outcome of the election was an explanation actually given by a motorist whose blood content, police said, was...
November 17, 2016 - 12:32pm
July 9, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Withhold judgment and demand solutions
This is happening far too frequently. Baton Rouge. St. Paul. And that's just this week. (Then police officer shot to death in Dallas.) Enough. No matter whose side you're on — with the police because officers aren't being respected and their orders aren't being followed as...
July 9, 2016 - 12:00am
June 3, 2016
Minnesota opinion: The serious truth about distracted driving
No matter where you stand on the gun debate, you can agree that an innocent person being shot is a tragedy that should not happen. (People rallied acrros the country Thursday) to remember those victims and to mark National Gun Violence Awareness Day, also called Wear Orange Day....
June 3, 2016 - 6:00am
May 9, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Is that a gun or a cellphone?
Let’s make this clear right off the bat — this is not an anti-gun statement. Having gotten that out of the way, what is the obsession lately with people wanting to manufacture guns that look like cell phones and cell phones to look like guns? As if the country isn’t already...
May 9, 2016 - 1:00am
April 27, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: The tragic truth of distracted driving
Spring is here and — oh, look at that bird outside — and now is a good time to think — who is that walking by the office — about the dangerous — wow, is it 4:30 p.m. already — consequences of — what’s for supper tonight — getting distracted. Annoying, isn’t...
April 27, 2016 - 1:30am
April 25, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Minnesota is smart to consider primary
So important is the office of the president that Europeans often say they wish they could vote in U.S. elections. That won’t be happening anytime soon, of course. But it helps explain what’s happening in Minnesota right now, as the Legislature comes closer to scrapping the presidential...
April 25, 2016 - 2:00am