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Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
Keep or dump MNsure, or is there an alternative?
Grand jury indicts Allwine on first-degree murder
Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
Agriculture funding bills prioritize new Minnesota crops
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Flyers keep Wild in check as Minnesota woes continue
Boys basketball: 'Jays leave feeling blue
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
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Ruth O. Jones
John E. Vold
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
September 11, 2012
Letter: What Christians believe
I' m giddy with excitement! The circus has come to town! The political circus, of course. I don't care what anyone wants to believe. If you want to believe carrying five little green frogs will get your child into an Ivy League school, fine, but don't ask me to accept the belief....
September 11, 2012 - 12:00am
July 25, 2012
Letter: The end of America is coming
In writing this letter I fear of being branded a street corner preaching Christian with folded hands and saintly smile. I am not! I will make judgments because we are a nation in spiritual decline and are departing from God at rocket speed. When very young my faith was the size...
July 25, 2012 - 12:56am
April 29, 2011
Letter: The failure of parenting
Why are people so aghast at the results of bullying? We, the adults, are the ones at fault. Do we teach respect and consideration of others? Do we give our children a strong foundation in the Christian faith that will give them something to hang on to when the dark days come? And...
April 29, 2011 - 12:00am
June 8, 2010
Letter: U.S. needs to toughen up
Arizona has its back against the wall, and like anyone, when that happens, you fight back or die. Arizona had no other option; they had to fight back because Washington ignores the problems of immigration. They are like old men with loose dentures, avoiding anything that's tough,...
June 8, 2010 - 12:00am
May 18, 2010
Sen. Torres Ray says she opposes Sen. Gimse's ICE legislation
WILLMAR -- Sen. Patricia Torres Ray, DFL-Minneapolis, made known her opposition to the legislation that Sen. Joe Gimse, R-Willmar, introduced to train local law enforcement officers at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement center in South Carolina. The bill -- which was not...
May 18, 2010 - 12:04am
April 19, 2010
Woman dies in Swift County motorcycle accident
SWIFT FALL - A Glenwood woman died and her husband is in critical condition as a result of a motorcycle crash last night in Swift Falls. Swift County Sheriff Scott Mattison said Steven Hall, 48, and Patricia Hall, 47, of Glenwood were injured at about 6:41 p.m. Sunday when the motorcycle...
April 19, 2010 - 10:47am
December 22, 2009
Pawlenty names Solheid and Wilhelm to state boards
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Monday the appointment of Patricia A. Solheid of Spicer to the Occupational Safety and Health Review Board and the reappointment of Bonita C. Wilhelm of Willmar to the Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board. Solheid is vice president of...
December 22, 2009 - 12:00am
December 16, 2009
Women in politics to be discussed Thursday in Willmar
WILLMAR - State Senator Patricia Torres Ray will speak Thursday evening in Willmar at a workshop on women's political leadership. The event, hosted by the White House Project, Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, La Gran America and the Minneapolis Foundation, will be held from...
December 16, 2009 - 10:27am
December 10, 2009
Letter: Celebrate the holy season
It was a miserable night. The temperature had dropped, the wind was blowing and snow was dusting all the little nooks and crannies of the land. The young couple had just entered the town and were unsuccessfully seeking a place of shelter. If it hadn't been demanded that they make...
December 10, 2009 - 12:00am
September 18, 2009
Letter: Bernie Madoff's day has come
When thinking about the state of our economy, gangsters of the last Depression came to mind. Al Capone controlled Chicago and Giuseppe Masseria was the baddie in New York. Add Lucky Luciano, Vito Genovese and, from the Midwest, John Dillinger. In fact Pretty Boy Floyd was holed up...
September 18, 2009 - 12:00am
July 24, 2009
Letter: The Madoff school of business
Did Bernie Madoff, before he went to the big house, teach at "Screw You University"? It seems we have a lot of graduates from that school of business. I recently wanted to buy a new dryer but thought I should check on delivery costs before I did anything. Well, surprise, surprise!!...
July 24, 2009 - 12:00am
February 26, 2009
Letter: The new religion of PC
Because being a Christian nowadays means you cannot stand up and defend your faith, you cannot post or voice your beliefs, and upon pain of slander by the politically correct, you must certainly never say that there is a definitive line in the sand drawn between right and wrong. PC...
February 26, 2009 - 12:00am
December 15, 2008
Letter: Setting the record straight
I would like to correct a few things in the article pertaining to Scott Wagar in the homecoming incident. He did not use any foul language in any of the contacts with the minors attempting to vandalize our home and property. There was also no screaming or yelling at the dad who apologized...
December 15, 2008 - 12:00am