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Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Relay for Life Kandiyohi County
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
Lippert -- Marcus
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
Doty — St. Aubin
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Robert J. Swanberg
Evelyn "Evie" M. Mulder
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
January 30, 2014
Franken says the Senate to vote soon on new farm bill
WILLMAR — The Senate is expected to vote very soon on the farm bill, officially called the Agricultural Act of 2014, and Sen. Al Franken is calling the bill a bipartisan effort that is not perfect, but does modernize farm programs, provide jobs and reduce the deficit. “It’s...
January 30, 2014 - 11:20pm
January 29, 2014
House easily passes long-overdue farm bill; Senate passage expected as early as today
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed a comprehensive farm bill Wednesday that cuts payments for food stamps by about 1 percent...
January 29, 2014 - 11:52pm
January 28, 2014
Propane calamity becomes hot topic
BLOOMINGTON — Minnesotans living in a quarter-million rural homes depend on propane for heat, but soaring prices and shortages that experts predict will get worse are sending chills down their backs. Businesses and farmers are in the same situation, as are businesses that sell...
January 28, 2014 - 11:38pm
January 27, 2014
Second candidate announces plan to seek GOP nod for District 17B race
WILLMAR –– A Willmar woman said Monday she will seek the GOP endorsement for the House District 17B seat. Linda Kacher is the second Republican...
January 27, 2014 - 11:51pm
Negotiators reach deal on farm bill
WASHINGTON — Congressional negotiators agreed to a farm bill Monday that they think finally will pass the House and Senate. It is a compromise package that pleases neither side, with food stamp cuts and farm subsidies continuing. “Compromise is rare in Washington these days...
January 27, 2014 - 11:16pm
Capitol Chatter: Pawlenty gets attention, calls for GOP change
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is a regular talking head on a variety of cable television channels, and his quotes show up in print and online media that may not have often covered his failed presidential campaign. What he is saying...
January 27, 2014 - 6:00am
January 25, 2014
Tea Party cancels Monday rally in Willmar
WILLMAR — A Tea Party rally planned for Monday evening at the Willmar American Legion has been canceled due to wintry weather and difficult driving conditions in the forecast for early this coming week. A spokesman said the event will be rescheduled.
January 25, 2014 - 8:00am
Willmar businessman Baker announces House bid
WILLMAR –– Calling himself a “moderate,” Willmar businessman Dave Baker said Friday he intends to challenge Rep. Mary Sawatzky, DFL-Willmar,...
January 25, 2014 - 6:00am
January 23, 2014
Coalition organizes to seek transportation money for Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Transportation advocates have compiled one of the largest coalitions ever to fight for state money, but they do not know how much they will seek or where they would get it. Move MN launched a campaign Thursday to persuade state legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton to boost...
January 23, 2014 - 10:46pm
January 22, 2014
Miller wants party nod to take on Falk again
PRINSBURG – A Prinsburg resident active in the Republican Party will be seeking its endorsement to run for the House District 17A seat. Tim Miller announced his campaign on Wednesday to win the endorsement and a possible rematch with Rep. Andrew Falk, DFL-Murdock, for the seat. Miller...
January 22, 2014 - 11:40pm
January 21, 2014
Montevideo bringing $5 million strong case for veterans home to the state Legislature
MONTEVIDEO — Montevideo will be bringing a proposal that is $5 million strong to the state Legislature to host the next veterans nursing home. The...
January 21, 2014 - 11:51pm
January 20, 2014
U.S. Rep. Peterson sanguine on dairy program
WASHINGTON — House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said last week he thinks a dairy program that he can accept is being worked out and that it will pave the way for House leadership to bring the farm bill to the floor the week of Jan. 27 and be finished...
January 20, 2014 - 11:21pm
January 15, 2014
Republicans want state Senate building killed
ST. PAUL -- Republican senators say they want a proposed Minnesota Senate office building plan canceled. Some will have a chance to talk about it and vote against it Wednesday, when the Senate Rules Committee is supposed to decide whether construction will begin. The Democratic-controlled...
January 15, 2014 - 8:00am
January 14, 2014
Minn. Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon to leave, but door still open
ST. PAUL — Twenty-five years of public service is enough for Yvonne Prettner Solon, at least for now. Minnesota’s lieutenant governor announced...
January 14, 2014 - 11:06pm
January 13, 2014
Prettner Solon might be leaving Dayton's team
Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon is scheduled to make a “significant announcement” today, with indications suggesting she will not run on Gov....
January 13, 2014 - 11:38pm