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Strong economic report a welcome boost for Clinton, Trump calls numbers 'dismal'
Soybean exports power U.S. economy to best performance in 2 years
Chamber of Commerce backs sales tax before Willmar voters
Dayton offers proposal for 25 percent reduction in health insurance premiums
What to do when a health crisis pushes you over the limit
WCT Sports Show: Section playoffs roundup
Gophers deal 21 with Brooks, Smith combo
Card girls CC team clinches fifth-straight state trip
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
Dubnyk makes 38 saves in Wild win over Sabres
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
Pope Francis the manager - surprising, secretive, shrewd
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Melissa Heen Peterson
Kenley Jo Krogfus
Myron F. Koosmann
Gail Guptill letter: Send Baker back to St. Paul
Harrop commentary: Bill Clinton did not call Obamacare 'Crazy'
Estrich Commentary: Election landslide? Not so fast
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Roger Klinghagen letter: Willmar could use RV park
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