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As budget talks drag on, Minnesota legislators appear relaxed, headed for special session
Hargreaves returns to prison pending civil commitment hearing
Trump's budget proposal slashes spending by $3.6 trillion over 10 years
At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
No filings yet for Willmar School Board special election
Cooler weather made for less stress in Scheels Fargo Marathon
Zimmer to take time off from Vikings after 8th eye surgery
Vikings gave Michael Floyd a chance. 'Now it's up to him,' says his mother.
Twins' Hughes to spend time on DL with biceps injury
Adrian Peterson selling Twin Cities 5-bedroom home for $695,000
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Ardyce G. Meadows
Michael Thomas Cullen
Kathryn A. Frandson
Ardella M. Solbrack
Lola M. Olson
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
March 10, 2017
Pope signals elderly married men could become priests
BERLIN -- Pope Francis has said he is willing to consider ordaining older married men as priests in isolated communities, but has ruled out making...
March 10, 2017 - 5:06pm
March 2, 2017
Kandiyohi County permits to carry nearly doubled in 2016
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County issued nearly twice as many permits to carry handguns in 2016 than in 2015, according to new data released Wednesday...
March 2, 2017 - 10:19am
Letter: It was an attack on the faithful
As a Catholic I express my apology to evangelicals that the words of Pope Francis were used to attack faithful Christians who voted their consciences...
March 2, 2017 - 2:12am
Pope tells bishops to have zero tolerance for sexual abuse
VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis has told bishops around the world they must adhere to a policy of zero tolerance for clergy who sexually abuse...
January 2, 2017 - 3:50pm
December 7, 2016
Pope warns media over 'sin' of spreading fake news, smearing politicians
VATICAN CITY - Media that focus on scandals and spread fake news to smear politicians risk becoming like people who have a morbid fascination...
December 7, 2016 - 8:34pm
November 22, 2016
Snow and freezing rain expected to continue through holiday weekend
Much of Minnesota, including Kandiyohi, Meeker, Yellow Medicine, Renville, Redwood, Pope, Swift, Lac Qui Parle, Chippewa and Stearns counties,...
November 22, 2016 - 1:54pm
November 1, 2016
Pope Francis says he believes ban on female priests is forever
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Pope Francis said on Tuesday, Nov. 1, he believes the Roman Catholic Church's ban on women becoming priests is forever...
November 1, 2016 - 1:56pm
October 22, 2016
Minnesota DNR designates Bonanza Valley Groundwater Management Area
ST. PAUL – The Department of Natural Resources this week designated the state's second groundwater management area. According to a news release...
October 22, 2016 - 9:24am
September 4, 2016
Pope proclaims Mother Teresa a saint
VATICAN CITY—Mother Teresa of Calcutta, known as the "saint of the gutters" during her life, was declared a saint of the Roman Catholic...
September 4, 2016 - 10:10pm
August 29, 2016
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
MARSHALL — Two water quality reports for the Chippewa River Watershed water quality report are available for public comment. The Chippewa...
August 29, 2016 - 9:33pm
September 24, 2015
Franken: The pope’s message was one of tolerance and compassion
Humility. Humbling. Hope. Inspiration. Those who saw Pope Francis in Washington Thursday spoke words not commonly used to describe speakers...
September 24, 2015 - 11:32pm
September 18, 2015
Pope’s visit draws Minnesotans to East Coast
ST. PAUL — Calling it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Catholics from across the Twin Cities will travel to the East Coast next week to get a glimpse of Pope Francis. The Minnesota faithful will join hundreds of thousands expected for the pope’s six-day tour, his first to the...
September 18, 2015 - 10:43pm
November 5, 2014
Voters decide municipal races in region
The following are election results for municipal posts in selected cities in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State’s website and local officials, and they are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. The unofficial winners are marked with an...
November 5, 2014 - 12:59pm
December 27, 2013
Weather advisory as Arctic blast on way
WILLMAR — Strong winds and snow are on the way, leading the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities to issue a weather advisory for the...
December 27, 2013 - 10:53pm
December 25, 2013
Be peacemakers all, Pope says in first Christmas message
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, celebrating his first Christmas as Roman Catholic leader, on Wednesday called for dialogue to end the...
December 25, 2013 - 9:00am