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Officer asks 16-year-old robbery suspect if he knows person in surveillance photo. 'That's me,' he says, then gets arrested
Man who shot, wounded officer while on 6-day meth binge gets 20 years
Walmart to ban woman who told customer to 'go back to Mexico,' called another the n-word
Charges: Worker secretly recorded women in bathroom of Minnesota restaurant
‘I didn’t want to shoot her in the head...just…scare her,’ ex-husband testifies
Twins tighten grip on first place, sweep Orioles
WCT Sports Show: Softball playoff predictions
WCT Sports Show: BOLD, NLS among baseball hopefuls
Prep Softball: Becker's late run sinks Willmar
Prep Baseball: Falcons close with a gem
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
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
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
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Alpha G. Finden
Parents of slain DNC staffer: Stop politicizing our son's murder
Port: Democrats already running campaign commercials on behalf of Heidi Heitkamp
Harrop: 'Bro Culture' companies may do poorly by being bad
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
July 20, 2009
Letter We welcome letters to the editor on topics of public interest. Your letter should be clear and concise. Letters should not exceed 350 words, typewritten or e-mailed if possible. Letters may be edited for grammar, length, and style. Be sure to include your name, address and...
July 20, 2009 - 12:00am
May 5, 2009
Commentary: Buying time on immigration
WASHINGTON -- On many questions, President Obama's approach is full speed ahead. On immigration reform, he prefers to take one step at a time. There really is no alternative. Immigration is politically vexed because it splits both parties and scrambles the usual ideological alignments....
May 5, 2009 - 12:00am
January 21, 2009
Spicer adopts cell phone policy for staff
First proposed in October, new council approves policy in second meeting of year SPICER -- Spicer's new City Council didn't waste time making decisions in its second meeting on Tuesday when it adopted a policy that has been in the council chambers for three months. Spicer City Council...
January 21, 2009 - 12:00am
November 1, 2008
Letter: Amendment is bad public policy
A Minnesota group, "Sportsmen for Change," backs a constitutional amendment that would dedicate a portion of the state sales tax for the outdoors and the arts. If passed, this amendment would generate $300 million a year for 25 years -- a tax increase of $11 billion. I am an avid...
November 1, 2008 - 12:00am
October 23, 2008
City Council endorses Citizens Energy Policy concept
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council has endorsed the concept of a local group developing a national energy policy.
October 23, 2008 - 12:00am
October 22, 2008
Letter: Where has John McCain been?
Barack Obama has been talking about the need for a change in Washington from foreign policy to domestic policy. John McCain doesn't seem to have enough to talk about, so now he, too, is talking about change. I wonder where he has been for the last 26 years. Roland Bosch Atwater
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
October 15, 2008
MUC OKs support for national energy policy effort
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission is supporting the efforts of a fledging nonprofit group that hopes to develop, promote and enact a bipartisan national energy policy. The commission will donate $5,000 to the group known as Citizens Energy Policy. The group intends...
October 15, 2008 - 12:00am
October 9, 2008
Spicer to adopt city-issued cell phone policy for staff
SPICER -- The Spicer City Council will examine a policy regarding city-issued cell phone use by its employees. Councilman Troy Block of Spicer's Personnel Committee presented the first draft of the policy to the City Council during Wednesday's regular meeting. "This is exactly what...
October 9, 2008 - 12:00am
October 1, 2008
Improved academic eligibility policy proving effective
NEW LONDON -- A year since its introduction, New London-Spicer High School's heightened academic eligibility policy is living up to its purpose: Improving the academic performance of students competing in athletics and other statewide contests. Introduced during the 2007-08 school...
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am
September 6, 2008
Editorial: Ethanol mandates are good policy
There has been a lot of wind and energy pumped out of Denver and St. Paul during the recent Democratic and Republican national conventions. However, whether either party can successfully tap all this wind and energy remains to be seen. Wind, oil and other energy sources have drawn...
September 6, 2008 - 12:00am