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Who's winning and losing in Minnesota's 2016 economy?
Willmar area bird count to be Dec. 17
Riverview planning another large dairy in western Minn.
Final Willmar levy and budget approved
Lawmakers support local option sales taxes in New London, Spicer
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
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'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
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
Bernice A. Benson
Belmer "Red" Fostvedt
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 2, 2012
Letter: I will vote 'no', I've changed my mind
I've changed my mind. Two sets of my great grandparents settled north of Willmar in 1861 -- one pair on the east shore of Eagle Lake; the other on the south shore of Twin Lakes. It was their dream come true. After struggling to survive in the stony province of Smaland in Sweden,...
November 2, 2012 - 12:18am
Letter: Don't take freedoms
I find it interesting that the Republican Party that supports less government control and involvement in our lives has decided to control our right to vote and our choice in marriage. As a nation founded on freedom, we should not be using laws to take away people's rights and freedoms...
November 2, 2012 - 12:15am
November 1, 2012
Letter: It's common sense to vote no
Before you vote on the proposed voter ID amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, stop to consider what organizations oppose the amendment. The League of Women Voters and AARP both urge you to vote no. Both Catholic Charities and Lutheran Social Services oppose the amendment. In...
November 1, 2012 - 12:31am
October 31, 2012
Letter: Don't limit voting right
I urge you to vote no on the voter ID amendment. The voter ID requirement is a solution in search of a problem. Furthermore, the "solution" is not at this point at all well-defined. The only language in the proposed amendment describing the ID is that it be a "valid government-issued...
October 31, 2012 - 9:07am
October 29, 2012
Letter: Vote no on marriage issue
I will start by saying that I don't normally follow politics very closely, and I don't voice my opinion very often, but I can't sit idly by and not make my voice heard about the Minnesota Marriage Amendment issue. I'd like to take a few moments to share some reasons why I'm voting...
October 29, 2012 - 12:50am
October 25, 2012
Editorial: Vote 'no' on state marriage question
In the Declaration of Independence of 1776, our founding fathers wrote that every American was "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Minnesota citizens in 1857 approved our State Constitution,...
October 25, 2012 - 7:20am
October 12, 2012
October 12, 2012 - 9:41am
August 17, 2012
No charges coming in rest stop incident involving lawmaker
DULUTH -- The St. Louis County Attorney's office has decided not to pursue charges in an Interstate 35 rest stop incident last month involving...
August 17, 2012 - 12:00am
April 5, 2012
Positively Beautiful blog: The art of saying 'no'
April 5, 2012 - 8:29am
February 10, 2012
10 states flee 'No Child' law
By Ben Feller Associated Press WASHINGTON -- It could be the beginning of the end for No Child Left Behind. The goal was lofty: Get all children...
February 10, 2012 - 12:00am
April 30, 2011
Prime hunting land is target for 'no net gain' debate in west central Minnesota
LAKE JOHANNA TOWNSHIP, POPE COUNTY -- Kurt Nelson has 80 acres of land in the southeast corner of Pope County that are the kind often touted...
April 30, 2011 - 7:50am
April 21, 2011
Distracted driving patrol is today, local law urges drivers to focus on driving
WILLMAR -- You're thoroughly enjoying that juicy burger after a long day (never mind that the ketchup just dripped on your shirt). Listening to the radio, thinking about what has to be done tomorrow. Then your cell phone rings. You set your drink down, lunge for the phone - and CRASH!...
April 21, 2011 - 10:14am
Want a guitar? No strings attached: Program puts guitars in the hands of middle school students in Willmar, Minn.
On this day, Room 142 at Willmar Middle School is no ordinary classroom. The desks are gone, discarded to every inch of free space to create...
March 21, 2011 - 10:00am
January 8, 2011
Commentary: A speaker with very little in expectations
WASHINGTON -- Nancy Pelosi spoke of combating climate change, ensuring college affordability, expanding access to health care, ending the war in Iraq. Newt Gingrich envisioned a balanced budget amendment, welfare reform, tax cuts, deregulation, term limits. John Boehner promised...
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am
Fleeing cops, DWI charges after weekend incident
WILLMAR -- Petrolino Molina, 27, of Willmar, made his first court appearance Monday on a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a vehicle and a gross misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired for fleeing Willmar police officers early Saturday morning. Molina was arrested...
December 8, 2010 - 12:00am