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Helicopter crashes into garage in Maplewood suburb
Teens sustain minor injuries in early morning crash near Danube
FBI hunt for ex-Teamster boss Hoffa's remains ends
NYC to offer free phone-charging stations in parks
Report: U.S. adult smoking rate dips to 18 percent
VFW baseball: Willmar I pounds Willmar II
Legion baseball roundup: One day after state title, BOLD blows out Kerkhoven 11-0
Stingers sweep Alex in doubleheader
Heat win in OT, force Game 7
Mauer, Doumit lead Twins over White Sox
Studio Hop begins tonight in Willmar, Spicer, New London, Minn., area
Encore! NBA crowd roars for 11-year-old mariachi singer (video)
Attorney: Michael Jackson's daughter hospitalized but is OK
Chimp's pics sell for $76,000 at London auction
Calif. judge enters Kardashian-Humphries divorce settlement
Former problem property in Willmar, Minn., becomes extended-stay motel
Chrysler agrees to recall of Jeeps at risk of fire
Chrysler expected to formally refuse Jeep recall
Honda recalling 18,000 cars to fix brakes
Unpaid internships in jeopardy after court ruling
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Editorial: Mayor Yanish is not being open with Willmar about his Secret 8 meetings
Editorial: Arnold’s starts another recovery
Letter: Give credit where it’s due
Editorial: Willmar iPad plan has great first year
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$180 million heads to Minnesota's disaster victims
ST. PAUL -- Help is on the way. The Minnesota Legislature sent that message Friday when it overwhelmingly approved spending $180 million so disaster-stricken communities can pick up the pace...
Sat, Aug 25, 2012 - 12:00am
Special session on TV, Web
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans may follow Friday’s special session of the Legislature on the Web or the Minnesota Channel as lawmakers consider approving a disaster-relief bill. Morning committee meetings and...
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 - 1:30am
Gene Lyons: Romney’s bold-faced lie
People who lie a lot also tend to whine a lot, particularly when their prevarications are exposed. As a presidential candidate, Mitt Romney gives the impression of never having been...
opinion / commentary
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 - 1:11am
Financial hit from homestead credit cut hurts, group says
WILLMAR -- Tammy Barnes said she and her neighbors, including retired farmers and seniors on fixed incomes, are taking a financial hit on their property taxes this year because the...
news / business
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 - 12:00am
Romney trying to return campaign focus to economy
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney, seeking to refocus his presidential campaign on the economy after days of distraction, is promoting energy proposals aimed at creating more than...
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 - 11:27am
Pawlenty given prime speaking spot at RNC
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty has been given a prime time spot for his address at the Republican National Convention next week. Republican National Chairman Reine...
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 - 11:23am
Special session called; Bemidji area would get help for wind storm damage
By Don Davis Forum Communications ST. PAUL — State leaders will meet Friday vote to approve disaster relief to aid recovery from Minnesota’s June and July storms. Minnesota legislators will...
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 - 1:08am
Gauthier says he’s withdrawing from Minnesota House race
By Brandon Stahl Forum Communications DULUTH — After starting Wednesday by announcing that he would seek re-election, embattled Duluth Representative Kerry Gauthier ended the day by saying he wouldn’t run...
news / region
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 - 1:05am
Byron York: Can Romney fight distractions and stay focused on jobs?
Amid all the accusations and counteraccusations over Medicare, the Ryan budget and whether Mitt Romney is a felon, a tax cheat or a killer, it sometimes seems the political world...
opinion / commentary
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 - 12:33am
Joe Gandelman: Ban these obnoxious phrases
If you’re a political and media junkie, you know one truth: your head starts to spin after a while — even more than the political spinners you see every day...
opinion / commentary
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 - 12:32am
Willmar, Minn., mayor expresses support for voter ID measure
WILLMAR -- Willmar Mayor Frank Yanish has declared his support for the proposed amendment to the Minnesota Constitution that would require voters to present a photo ID in order to...
news / local
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 - 12:00am
Minn. lawmaker in sex scandal dropping out of race
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota Democrat who had a rest-stop sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy dropped his re-election bid Wednesday, hours after declaring he would stay in the race...
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 - 7:28pm
Gauthier says he'll run for re-election
DULUTH -- Rep. Kerry Gauthier told the news manager of Northland's NewsCenter that he will run for re-election in House District 7B. "He said that he understands that he has...
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 - 12:00pm
AP-GfK poll shows White House race still tight
JOSH LEDERMAN and TOM RAUM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the attention it got, Republican Mitt Romney's selection of Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate...
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 - 7:53am
Biden not shy in attacking Republican ticket at campaign visit
By Don Davis Forum Communications MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Biden says differences between presidential candidates are bigger this year than ever, and while in Minnesota Tuesday he did not hesitate pointing...
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 - 12:04am