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Hawk Creek Lutheran plans 'celebration' Sunday
Records published Aug. 25
5-year-old Minnesota girl fighting for life after farm accident
Federal cheese purchase to help dairy farmers, the poor
Clinton calls for lower price on allergy drug EpiPen
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tigers overpower Twins
Reloaded Cardinals look to make further strides
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
Reader News: Celebrating 150 years of Martin Hanson Aasen
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Carol J. Hansen
Gary G. Glein
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
Melvin E. Anderson
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
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