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For U.S. veterans, pipeline protest promises to galvanize activism
Trump could privatize nation's air traffic controllers
Your fleece jacket might be polluting the Mississippi River
No draft for women in $618.7 billion annual defense bill heading to Obama
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
Tough night on ice
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'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Cindy K Skaalerud Pasatiempo
Henry "Hank" Weseman
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Letter: Letter writer isn't from Willmar
Estrich commentary: How to get in to the next step
Letter: Does Trump want to take our rights away?
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
August 11, 2016
Thomas: Clinton - Those 'old, tired ideas'
Reacting to Donald Trump's speech Monday to the Detroit Economic Club, Hillary Clinton said her Republican opponent tried to "make his old, tired...
August 11, 2016 - 7:35am
May 25, 2016
11 states sue government over transgender bathroom policy
Eleven states filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging the Obama administration's guidance to U.S. public schools this month that transgender...
May 25, 2016 - 1:26pm
May 9, 2016
New London-Spicer School Board tables transgender inclusion policy
Updated 12:12 a.m. May 10: NEW LONDON — On a 5-2 vote Monday, as a crowd of more than 200 people watched, the New London-Spicer School Board...
May 9, 2016 - 9:48pm
April 13, 2016
NLS approves policy restricting drones at school functions
NEW LONDON — Last fall during a Wildcats football game, an unmanned aerial vehicle — a drone — was seen hovering over the playing field and near bleachers full of students and other spectators. That situation — and concern for student safety — was part of the impetus for...
April 13, 2016 - 9:00pm
April 12, 2016
Transgender bathroom bill generates emotional testimony, but little else
ST. PAUL — A proposal to require transgender people to use the bathroom of their birth sex drew passionate testimony from both sides at the Minnesota Legislature Tuesday, but appears to be dead for the year. The measure, similar to controversial bills passed in states such as North...
April 12, 2016 - 11:10pm
March 21, 2016
Lawmakers aim to retain child care providers
ST. PAUL — More than 3,000 Minnesota child care providers have stopped providing the service in the past decade, and a bipartisan legislative...
March 21, 2016 - 11:23pm
March 15, 2016
NLS considers transgender policy
NEW LONDON — A proposed policy to provide a safe learning environment for transgender and gender nonconforming students got its first reading this week at the New London-Spicer School Board meeting. But some community members say they hope a second reading — and a vote on the...
March 15, 2016 - 11:45pm
May 12, 2015
Commentary: We publish the majority of letters, but there are limits
Letters to the editor have been a primary feature in American newspapers for decades and are often filled with discourse on political and social issues of the day. In today’s digital world, letters continue to flourish in the print editions and websites of newspapers, such...
May 12, 2015 - 6:00am
March 10, 2015
Miller: Reverse transgender sports law
Legislation introduced Monday in the Minnesota House and Senate would tell transgender students which sports teams they can join and which locker rooms they can use. The bill would undo the Minnesota State High School League’s new transgender athletic policy and prevent school...
March 10, 2015 - 11:32pm
February 28, 2014
Editorial: Kudos for end of the tray-pulling policy in Willmar
The good news in the Willmar School District this week is the end of the practice of pulling trays from students who have empty lunch accounts. School officials at first said the practice did not occur in Willmar Schools. Kudos to a brave high school student, who witnessed a...
February 28, 2014 - 6:00am
Willmar committee seeks policy for changes to projects
WILLMAR — Discussion about an engineer’s street project design error could lead to a policy in which Willmar City Council members are told when changes are made in city improvement projects. Bollig Inc. of Willmar was hired by the council last year to provide engineering and...
November 28, 2013 - 10:13pm
October 30, 2013
City panel OKs first equipment purchase under new policy
WILLMAR — The Willmar Public Works Department has received preliminary approval to buy a new aerial bucket truck under a recent City Council spending policy that requires council approval of equipment purchases of more than $10.000. The council’s Public Works/Safety Committee...
October 30, 2013 - 11:39pm
July 24, 2012
Romney now focusing on military and foreign policy
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is moving away from his preferred issue - the economy - and into military and...
July 24, 2012 - 7:17am
January 31, 2012
Areavoices.com: A vision of future health care
I have seen a vision of the future of health care and it looks like... well, I don't know exactly what, because it hasn't happened yet. But it's...
January 31, 2012 - 8:46am
January 25, 2012
American Opinion - On immigration policy:
From The Associated Press An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On immigration policy: President Barack Obama's fourth year in office will be the 12th consecutive year that Americans have lived under a socialistic, Big Government approach to immigration....
January 25, 2012 - 12:00am