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Trump signs order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies
'Dr. Doolittle' helps amputated animals walk again
New security barriers installed around Queen's Windsor castle after London attack
Identical Minn. twins battle disease that afflicts only 500 in the U.S
Dayton says he will not sign Minn. House education bill
Trump declines Nationals' Opening Day first pitch offer
Frozen Four-bound Bulldogs thriving in overtime as 2011 champions did
Former, current, future BSU women's players join Team USA boycott
Twins coach tries to help Sano take the next step
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Keith L. Sorenson
Doris I. Rasmusson
Cleo J. Holtberg
David "Doc" Halliday
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
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