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Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
Farm groups express concern about White House budget proposal
UK PM May says threat level raised to "critical" after Manchester attack
Minn. legislators expected to finish final part of $46B budget; tax cuts, bonding bill included
U.S. forces kill 7 suspected al-Qaida militants in new Yemen raid
Rain a factor in moving Super Bowl from Los Angeles
NFL shortens overtime to 10 minutes
Finally healthy, Banham is set for return home to take on the Lynx
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Dr. Richard Clausen
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
Letter: Getting even after the fact
Letter: Welcome the new splash pad
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
January 22, 2011
Letter: Gays don't belong in military
This is a rebuttal to the Dec 21, 2010, "U.S. Marine commandant should go as he is out of line"' by national columnist Richard Cohen. When I consider the history of bloody sacrifice of themselves Marines have made for this nation, I find it hard to believe how anyone could have the...
January 22, 2011 - 9:00am
August 11, 2010
Prognosis good after Mickelson reveals arthritis
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- Forget chasing the No. 1 ranking. Phil Mickelson was more worried about being able to get out of bed. Mickelson revealed Tuesday he has psoriatic arthritis, which causes his immune system to attack his joints and tendons and produced such intense pain he couldn't...
August 11, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Letter: Dishonesty in science
This is in response to the June 12 letter to the editor titled "Our mistrust of scientists." The author says: "It is distressing that many climate-change denial columns feature words such as 'hoax,' 'fraud,' even 'criminal.' A calm discussion of facts is impossible where there is...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
January 27, 2010
PETA proposes robotic groundhog for Pa. festival
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) -- An animal rights group wants organizers of Pennsylvania's Groundhog Day festival to replace Punxsutawney Phil with a robotic stand-in. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it's unfair to keep the animal in captivity and subject him to the huge...
January 27, 2010 - 4:40pm
Travelers find shelter at area Guard armories
OLIVIA -- By 3 p.m. Monday travelers blinded by whiteout conditions and faced with the closure of state highways began arriving at the Olivia...
January 27, 2010 - 12:00am
January 26, 2010
Olivia armory gives shelter to 75 stranded motorists
OLIVIA - At least 75 people spent the night at the National Guard Armory in Olivia last night. Travelers started arriving at 3 p.m. yesterday when blizzard conditions reduced visibility and made driving impossible. The Minnesota Department of Transportation had also closed highways...
January 26, 2010 - 8:37am
January 23, 2010
Letter: A solution for the state budget
It is too often that our desire to get new things exceeds our ability to pay for them. This is not only true for children at the candy store and adults in the electronics store; it is also true of our state government. Since 1960, Minnesota's general fund budgets have increased by...
January 23, 2010 - 12:00am
January 12, 2010
Punxsutawney Phil to text his weather prediction
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Punxsutawney Phil will text his weather prediction this year. Mickey Rowley, Pennsylvania's deputy tourism secretary, says he realizes that not everyone can come to Punxsutawney for Groundhog Day, so this is a good way to get the word out. Those who want to find...
January 12, 2010 - 2:30pm
August 28, 2009
Girl found after wandering into cornfield
MURDOCK -- A 7-year-old girl who wandered away from her family farm and into a cornfield was found unharmed about two hours later Thursday evening. According to Swift County Sheriff Scott Mattison, his office received a report from Phil Schwenk around 6:40 p.m. that his daughter...
August 28, 2009 - 9:36am
March 3, 2009
Letter: Real reasons for climate change
You've probably noticed the new green and black receptacles shaped like a bottle, posted near gas stations and other retail stores.
March 3, 2009 - 12:00am
October 23, 2008
Letter: Yes to levy, no to Obama
The failure of the local levy referendum will have profound impacts on our local school district, while its passing will hit local businesses and residents' pocketbooks pretty hard. The problems that our school district faces are the same challenges local businesses have. That predicament...
October 23, 2008 - 12:00am
September 6, 2008
Letter: The only honorable option
This letter is a counterbalance to the Aug 28-30 letters bashing the Republican Party; although I am not a Republican. In their new platform adopted in Denver, the Democratic Party states they strongly and unequivocally support Roe v.
September 6, 2008 - 12:00am
September 5, 2008
Letter: Don't settle for 'good enough'
I want to take a minute to review where we would be if we settle for "good enough" and I want to do it from the perspective of agriculture. I would bet that if you drove around the countryside, you wouldn't find many farm operations that don't have at least one tractor newer than...
September 5, 2008 - 12:00am