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Chili fest begins Willmar Area Food Shelf’s month-long fundraiser
ACGC to start school before Labor Day
Retreat update, hearings on street work and utility rates on Willmar City Council agenda
Graves’ plane flying too low in final seconds, NTSB finds in early report
MnSCU backs Ridgewater president after faculty vote of no confidence
State Wrestling: Austvold, Garcia in title matches; four area wrestlers place third
Prep Wrestling: Area has 10 entrants reach state semifinals
Girls Basketball: Cardinals win regular-season finale
Return of Garnett brings flashbacks
Butler, Bulls fight off Timberwolves
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Odell "Red" Orland Reiten
Margie G. Bomstad
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
Krueger — Lingle
Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
Letter: Get consensus on highways
Minnesota Opinion: It is time to fight back to protect our privacy
Letter: Baker isn’t what he claims
January 27, 2011
Minn.'s Oberstar says another US House run unlikely
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Former Minnesota Congressman Jim Oberstar says another run for the 8th district isn't in his future. The veteran Democratic congressman was defeated by Republican Chip Cravaack in November. Speculation about another run surfaced recently after a labor luncheon...
news / state
January 27, 2011 - 9:00am
November 3, 2010
8th District: Polital newcomer knocks out long-time veteran Oberstar
ST. PAUL -- An upstart politician upset U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar Tuesday by the narrowest of margins. Republican Chip Cravaack edged Oberstar in the northeast Minnesota district 48 percent to 47 percent with 98 percent of precincts counted. The lead early today was just more than 4,000...
November 3, 2010 - 9:19am
October 19, 2010
Crowd gets raucous at Oberstar and Cravaack debate in 8th District
DULUTH - Jim Oberstar and Chip Cravaack didn't just face each other this morning in an 8th District debate at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Auditorium, they faced angry mobs of their opponent's supporters.
October 19, 2010 - 3:03pm
June 25, 2009
Top Minn. Democrat adamant massive transportation bill goes ahead as officials begin working on details
ST. PAUL -- U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., refuses to give in to a popular president's pressure to delay a new federal transportation funding plan. "We intend to move this bill forward, this administration not withstanding," a determined Oberstar said Wednesday as congressional...
news / state / nation
June 25, 2009 - 12:00am
February 2, 2009
Pay freeze discussion possible, if ...: Two-state governor?
ST. PAUL -- A top state union official leaves the door open for Minnesota officials and union members to negotiate a pay freeze. Eliot Seide, executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 5, said the 43,000 union members he represents...
state / news
February 2, 2009 - 12:00am
January 30, 2009
Oberstar expresses strong criticism of U.S. transportaion vision, seeks change
ST. PAUL -- The U.S. needs to redevelop a transportation vision like that of 50 years ago, the House's top transportation authority says. When...
news / state / nation
January 30, 2009 - 12:00am
January 29, 2009
Oberstar, Peterson split on recovery bill
ST. PAUL - Two Democratic Minnesota U.S. House committee chairmen broke on opposite sides of the economic stimulus package the House passed Wednesday night. Jim Oberstar, who serves northeast and east-central Minnesota, was one of its strongest supporters. Collin Peterson, whose...
January 29, 2009 - 10:45am