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Impaired driving case upheld but judge warns Upper Sioux police about video failure
Recycling bins from recycled materials: Kandiyohi County program creates wooden boxes to encourage recycling
Farm transition workshop set April 1 in Benson
Kodet promoted by Jennie-O
Records published March 28.
Twins coach tries to help Sano take the next step
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
Wild's slump can be blamed on just about everyone
ND native who once made 2,750 free throws in a row dies at 94
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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David "Doc" Halliday
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
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December 11, 2013
Pope Francis named Time's Person of the Year
(Reuters) - Time magazine named Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, crediting him with shifting the message of the Catholic Church while capturing the "imaginations of millions" who had become disillusioned with the Vatican.
December 11, 2013 - 7:49am
October 1, 2013
Pope urges reform, wants church with modern spirit
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis says he doesn't want a "Vatican-centric" church concerned about itself but a missionary church that reaches...
October 1, 2013 - 1:06pm
July 29, 2013
Pope Francis: He won't judge gay priests
ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRCRAFT (AP) — Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn't judge priests for their sexual orientation...
July 29, 2013 - 6:00am
July 28, 2013
Pope draws 3M in Rio, one of largest papal Masses
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- An estimated 3 million people poured onto Rio's Copacabana beach on Sunday for the final Mass of Pope Francis' historic...
July 28, 2013 - 2:20pm
July 23, 2013
Pope all smiles as Brazilians swarm his car in Rio
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Pope Francis wants to ignite the passion of Roman Catholics for their faith while on his first international trip, and...
July 23, 2013 - 7:51am
July 22, 2013
Brazil buzzing with anticipation for Pope Francis
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Pope Francis began his first international trip Monday, flying toward the warm embrace of his home continent...
July 22, 2013 - 12:39pm
Brazil buzzing with anticipation for Pope Francis
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Pope Francis lands Monday in a Brazil electric with anticipation for the pontiff's first international trip, heading into...
July 22, 2013 - 6:44am
May 2, 2013
Benedict XVI returns to Vatican for first time
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI came home to the Vatican on Thursday for the first time since he resigned Feb. 28, beginning...
May 2, 2013 - 11:48am
April 13, 2013
Pope taps cardinals to advise on governing, reform
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis marked his first month as pontiff on Saturday by naming eight cardinals from around the globe to a permanent advisory group to counsel him on running the Catholic Church and reforming the Vatican bureaucracy - a bombshell announcement that indicates...
April 13, 2013 - 8:22am
April 5, 2013
Pope seeks decisive action against sex abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis indicated Friday that he will seek to have the church act `'with determination" against clergy sex abuse cases. The pope pushed for decisive action during a meeting with the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, Bishop Gerhard Ludwig...
April 5, 2013 - 8:21am
March 28, 2013
Pope washes feet of young detainees in ritual
ROME (AP) -- Pope Francis washed the feet of a dozen inmates at a juvenile detention center in a Holy Thursday ritual that he celebrated for years as archbishop and is continuing now that he is pope. Two of the 12 were young women, an unusual choice given that the rite re-enacts Jesus'...
March 28, 2013 - 1:17pm
March 19, 2013
Pope Francis urges protection of nature, weak
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis urged princes, presidents, sheiks and thousands of ordinary people gathered for his installation Mass on Tuesday...
March 19, 2013 - 7:16am
March 15, 2013
US clergy sex victims want change from new pope
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The election of a new pope could help heal the wounds left by a Roman Catholic sex abuse crisis that has savaged the church's reputation worldwide. For alleged victims, much depends on whether Pope Francis disciplines the priests and the hierarchy that protected...
March 15, 2013 - 11:54am
Francis pays tribute to Benedict, reflects on age
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis paid a heartfelt tribute Friday to his predecessor Benedict XVI, saying his faith and teaching had "enriched and invigorated" the Catholic Church and would remain its spiritual patrimony forever. By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press VATICAN CITY...
March 15, 2013 - 7:08am
March 14, 2013
Pope Francis' humility: stops by hotel to get bags
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis put his humility on display during his first day as pontiff Thursday, stopping by his hotel to pick up his...
March 14, 2013 - 8:35am