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Amtrak train derails in Chicago, no injuries reported
London attacker interested in jihad but no evidence of IS link
SDSU study analyzes East River native grasslands
Minn. college student remains missing
Congressman Walz enters Minnesota governor race
ND native who once made 2,750 consecutive free throws dies
Costco tees off on Titleist over golf balls
Girls Basketball: Oman a Class AA All-State first-teamer
Local Roundup: Warrior softball team opens season in crossover
Inspired by grandfather, Taylor Rogers just keeps taking the ball for Minnesota Twins
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
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'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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Msgr. Joseph R. Huebsch
David "Doc" Halliday
Shirley Mae Ehrlich
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Planning the spring garden calendar
Fielding Questions: Rabbit damage can ruin evergreens
Dave & Vivian Swanson
December 20, 2012
Fergus Falls band plays Obama inauguration
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – The high school marching band here is headed back to Washington in January. The Fergus Falls High School marching band performed in President Barack Obama’s first inauguration parade in 2009, and they’ve been invited to appear in Obama’s second inauguration...
December 20, 2012 - 9:39pm
December 18, 2012
Commentary: Does America now have an imperial president?
One definition of “imperial” on dictionary.com is, “of the nature or rank of an emperor or supreme ruler.” At his news conference Monday, a petulant, threatening and confrontational President Obama spoke like an emperor or supreme ruler. All that was missing was a scepter,...
December 18, 2012 - 1:14am
December 6, 2012
Commentary: Cultivating our bewitchment
By George Will WASHINGTON — Even Jonathan Swift, who said promises and pie crusts are made to be broken, might have marveled at the limited shelf life of Barack Obama’s promise of a “balanced” deficit-reduction plan — substantial spending cuts to accompany revenue increases....
December 6, 2012 - 12:00am
November 7, 2012
Given 2nd term, Obama now facing new urgent task
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama faces a new urgent task now that he has a second term, working with a status-quo Congress to address an impending financial crisis that economists say could send the country back into recession. "You made your voice heard," Obama said in...
November 7, 2012 - 10:05am
November 6, 2012
Obama re-elected to 2nd term
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Barack Obama has won re-election to a second term as president, beating back a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney....
November 6, 2012 - 10:45pm
Obama effigy hung from Duluth billboard
An effigy of President Obama with a noose around his neck was tied to an electronic billboard along one of Duluth's busiest thoroughfares during...
November 6, 2012 - 7:50pm
Confident Obama congratulates Romney, shoots hoops on Election Day
CHICAGO (AP) -- Expressing confidence but leaving nothing to chance, President Barack Obama indulged his superstitions by engaging in a traditional...
November 6, 2012 - 5:47pm
November 1, 2012
New Plateaus blog: Stopping for the panhandling woman
November 1, 2012 - 9:29am
October 27, 2012
Editorial: Romney vote is right for president
Four years ago a nation tired of two wars, high deficit spending and an unfolding economic crisis sought a change. The country's voters chose a young senator from Illinois to lead us forward. President Obama moved with swift, bold action on an economic stimulus and bailouts in the...
October 27, 2012 - 1:32am
October 23, 2012
Letter: Whom to believe? Not Obama
Readers and voters: With all our experiences these last four years, will you think this November? Tons of political ads. Tons of rhetoric. Who do we believe? From debate performances between Obama and Romney, who has the real answers to solve America's ills? I, as well as millions...
October 23, 2012 - 1:22am
October 20, 2012
Letter: Tyranny of the White House
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, tyranny is defined as oppressive power; especially: oppressive power exerted by government; the tyranny of a police state. Under Obama's administration one of the examples of tyranny that we have seen in the last four years is the takeover...
October 20, 2012 - 12:00am
Letter: Our enslavement to debt
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government's...
October 20, 2012 - 12:00am
October 2, 2012
Letter: The canaries in the coal mine
Years ago, before there was lots of technology, underground miners would take canaries with them when they went into the mines, the reason being the canaries could sense ground tremors before the miners would and become agitated, thereby warning the miners. Today we are seeing many...
October 2, 2012 - 9:00am
August 17, 2012
Fake followers in social media is newest ploy, accusation in politics
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Forget ballot box irregularities.
August 17, 2012 - 9:55am
July 12, 2012
Vice President Biden tells NAACP Obama stands by his convictions
HOUSTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden rallied support for President Barack Obama before the nation's largest civil rights organization on...
July 12, 2012 - 12:28pm