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EMT Willmar ambulance hosts 10th annual toy drive
Mills drops request for recount in 8th District race
$1.4 billion budget surplus expected in Minnesota
Billionaire: If Trump succeeds, so does Mexico
Franken's staff visits Willmar to learn about CEO program
Cards open with tough win over Tech
Briefs: Patriots TE Gronkowski to have back surgery
Wolves' Cole Aldrich on best, worst of playing in New York
MLB, players reach labor agreement
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'
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Obama's latest shrug of the shoulders
Eagles on roadways: Give them a brake
Janet L. Barber
Betty S. Adrian
Valerie Geline Wallace
Roger R. Logan
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
Ryan Joel Bakker
Marcinkowski - Harter
Bill & Evelyn Somerville
July 9, 2012
Pres. Obama signs bill to ban synthetic drugs
ST. PAUL -- A federal bill banning synthetic substances that mimic traditional illegal drugs is now law. President Barack Obama today signed a food and drug safety bill into law; it contains provisions outlawing synthetic drugs such 2C-E and "spice." "In Minnesota and across the...
July 9, 2012 - 4:06pm
MN/ND Better Business Bureau: Obama isn't going to pay your bills, it's a scam
BURNSVILLE -- The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota warns businesses and consumers that an offer to have President Obama pay their utility bills through a new federal program is a scam. The bogus offer has been reported nationwide and is now making its way into...
July 9, 2012 - 3:28pm
June 29, 2012
Editorial: Obama wins on health care issue
Supporters of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- including President Obama -- got a big win Thursday when the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold the law, including the individual mandate, as "constitutional." While it was a 5-4 split vote, the majority ruling was written...
June 29, 2012 - 12:00am
June 25, 2012
Letter: What's good for the goose...
Tim Chermak (Public Forum, June 21) urges the impeachment of President Obama because he has used executive orders. I wonder if he also wished the same for President George W. Bush as he also used the same tactic. According to Google, Obama has issued 128 executive orders and Bush...
June 25, 2012 - 12:00am
Letter: Executive orders are common
Tim Chermak (Public Forum, June 21) would make the readers believe that President Obama has used an unconstitutional tactic by calling for the president's impeachment for his use of an executive order and reminds the president that he is not a king. I would like to remind the writer...
June 25, 2012 - 12:00am
June 18, 2012
Commentary: Obama has to keep the focus on bad alternative
June 18, 2012 - 12:00am
May 17, 2012
Cartoon by Mike Thompson
May 17, 2012 - 12:00am
April 5, 2012
Letter: Not entitled to our own facts
Wes Hazlett's recent letter was a well-written and excellently factual account of the truth of the Obama years. As Americans we are entitled to our own opinions. As thinking people we are not entitled to our own facts! Darlene Martinson Ross Benson
April 5, 2012 - 6:38am
April 4, 2012
Commentary: Obama is not telling the truth on immigration
SAN DIEGO -- When I said recently that President Obama has a habit of not being truthful about his immigration record, an angry Obama supporter demanded that I give specifics. There are so many examples that it's tough to keep track. We can add a few more to the list thanks to an...
April 4, 2012 - 5:00am
March 29, 2012
Letter: Obama is ruining America
I have been unfairly called a liar. Normally I wouldn't respond to a ridiculous letter either but after getting accused by Wesley Hazlett of being a liar, I need to defend myself. If he considers true facts about President Obama to be hate-filled, he better realize that Obama is...
March 29, 2012 - 12:00am
March 5, 2012
Obama says force an option against Iran, but will try to talk Israel out of striking now
President Barack Obama says he doesn't want war but insists he would attack Iran if that was the only option left to stop that nation from getting...
March 5, 2012 - 7:12am
March 2, 2012
Letter: Controlled by bureaucracy
Do the recent actions of the president and his administration concern you? When the government can announce that private organizations, i.e. the Catholic Church, must provide contraception and abortions to all their employees and then tell the insurance companies that they are to...
March 2, 2012 - 12:00am
February 11, 2012
Pres. Obama calls on Congress to act to extend payroll tax cut
President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to extend a payroll tax cut for the remainder of the year as another deadline nears for Congress to act or see taxes go up for millions of working Americans. Lawmakers agreed back in December, after much bickering, on a two-month extension,...
February 11, 2012 - 7:39am
February 1, 2012
Letter: No home run for Obama
I watched Jan. 24 as President Obama hit one over the left field fence. Too bad bases weren't loaded with players like "Spending Cuts," "Debt Reduction" and "Keystone Pipeline." Perhaps his coaches should have signaled for some sacrifices earlier in the game so his team wouldn't...
February 1, 2012 - 12:00am
January 21, 2012
Commentary: It's time to worry about Democrats' own focus
Dear Democrats Me, worry? Yes. Every day I'm asked by Democrats whether to worry about Mitt Romney. Many of them, frankly, aren't. They tell me about his being a Mormon (unfair, but true, the prejudice is real) and about the right-wing attacks and the Bain business and his being...
January 21, 2012 - 12:00am