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Microsoft gains EU approval for $26 billon buy of LinkedIn
Up to 2,000 hogs lost in Kerkhoven barn fire
Kandiyohi County honored as MCIT County of the Year
Verizon to sell data centers to Equinix for $3.6 billion
OPEC oil output hits record high
Cards 3-0 after victory over Dassel-Cokato
Cardinal girls can't hold off Northern Lakes
Gophers slip past New Jersey team to go to 8-1
Becker hands Card girls first loss
Spurs make it 13-0 on road, take down Wolves
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'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Helen Marjorie Christenson
Ronald A. Olson
Luella O. Carlson
Janet L. Pearson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
October 28, 2016
Pope Francis the manager - surprising, secretive, shrewd
VATICAN CITY — Father Ernest Simoni, a 88-year-old Albanian, was watching Pope Francis on television this month when, to his astonishment,...
October 28, 2016 - 7:30am
September 15, 2016
Pope says murdered French priest a martyr, on road to sainthood
VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis said on Wednesday the French priest knifed to death at his altar by Islamist militants in July was a martyr,...
September 15, 2016 - 3:01pm
July 31, 2016
Pope Francis says it wrong to identify Islam with terrorism
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Sunday that it was wrong to identify Islam with violence and that social injustice and...
July 31, 2016 - 8:49pm
April 8, 2016
Pope Francis calls for openness toward 'imperfect' Catholics
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Friday called for a Church that was less strict and more compassionate towards "imperfect" Catholics, such as...
April 8, 2016 - 9:49am
October 21, 2015
Vatican denies report Pope Francis has benign brain tumor
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican denied an Italian newspaper report on Wednesday that Pope Francis has a benign brain tumor, saying the 78-year-old...
October 21, 2015 - 12:04pm
October 2, 2015
'Sense of regret' in Vatican over Pope meeting with gay marriage opponent
Pope Francis' meeting last week with an American woman at the center of a row over gay marriage was not something he had sought and should not...
October 2, 2015 - 2:21pm
September 27, 2015
Pope of the people, and the politics, in historic U.S. visit
PHILADELPHIA — Pope Francis dove into some of the United States’ thorniest political debates during his historic visit by urging the world’s...
September 27, 2015 - 11:24pm
September 26, 2015
Editorial: Pope Francis is winning hearts in America
Pope Francis’ American visit has been a resounding success in recent days in Washington and New York and the excitement is building in Philadelphia. He has had a busy schedule, including addressing both Congress and the United Nations as well as paying respects at the 9/11 Memorial. Francis...
September 26, 2015 - 3:00am
September 25, 2015
In U.N. speech, Pope attacks 'boundless thirst' for wealth and power
Pope Francis on Friday strongly condemned the craving for material gains and power, telling world leaders gathered at the United Nations that...
September 25, 2015 - 9:56am
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
September 25, 2015 - 1:37am
September 12, 2015
Editorial: Pope Francis set for historic U.S. visit
Pope Francis is scheduled later this month to make a historic visit to the United States. On Sept. 24, he will indeed make history as the first...
September 12, 2015 - 4:00am
August 17, 2015
Letter: A radical document for our times
I have been reading the most radical document that I have ever read. It is Pope Francis’ recent encyclical titled “Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.” The encyclical is addressed not just to Catholics, not just to Christians, but to everyone of good faith in the...
August 17, 2015 - 3:33am
February 12, 2014
Editorial: Benedict’s decision changed the church
It has been a year since the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI, quietly whispered he would be the first pontiff to resign in nearly 600 years. Benedictdetermined that his advancing age made it too difficult for him to continue as pope. “Strength...
February 12, 2014 - 2:00am
July 30, 2013
Catholic clergy, faithful digest Pope Francis' Brazil message (with video)
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- In word and deed during his trip to Brazil, Pope Francis put clergy and faithful alike on notice: Get energized, go out...
July 30, 2013 - 7:34am
July 27, 2013
Pope Francis is off to an exciting start, striking a chord with people
Pope Francis has traveled to the South American country of Brazil for the first overseas trip of his papacy. This pope is walking an enlightening road for the Catholic faith and the world. He began his schedule Thursday in the slums on the northern edge of Rio, Brazil and visiting...
July 27, 2013 - 1:00pm