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'I will ... become a chicken': French artist who spent a week inside a rock is now hatching eggs
White House says Trump to sign broadband privacy repeal
Missing Minnesota teen found safe in North Dakota
Former Willmar banker charged in prostitution case
Heroin use, addiction up sharply among U.S. whites
Vikings S Smith undergoes ankle surgery
Zach Parise takes high stick to the face; prognosis unclear
Rubio's three FTs send Wolves past Pacers
Local Roundup: Jackson earns All-America honors
U.S. women's team settle pay dispute, avoid boycott
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
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
'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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Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
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February 19, 2017
‘It makes you feel you belong’: Schools provide Muslim students space, time for daily prayers
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — Somali immigrants who come to live here quickly learn to deal with the huge differences between Africa and America....
February 19, 2017 - 12:33pm
September 27, 2016
Minnesota couple trusts in God for at-risk twins in womb
When Nicholas Zobel learned that the baby in Michelle Donovan’s womb was two babies, in circumstances that placed them at risk, he was unruffled....
September 27, 2016 - 9:21am
May 8, 2014
Commentary: Supreme Court rules 5-4 on public meeting prayer
Ever since the Supreme Court ruled organized prayer and Bible study in public schools unconstitutional in the early 1960s, conservative Christians...
May 8, 2014 - 1:00am
May 5, 2014
Supreme Court endorses prayers before town meetings
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a town in New York state did not violate the U.S. Constitution's ban on government endorsement of religion by allowing prayers before its monthly meetings. In a decision that is likely to guide how local governments...
May 5, 2014 - 9:20am
April 15, 2014
Thanks and defiance: Boston marks anniversary of bombing with song, prayer
BOSTON — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, other leaders and survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing shared messages of thanks and defiance on...
April 15, 2014 - 11:24pm
Letter: Finding strength in support
On Sept. 11, I attended a cross-denominational prayer service hosted by the Willmar Area Faith at Work organization.
September 15, 2011 - 12:00am
September 10, 2011
Ecumenical service 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary's
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Area Ministerial Association will host an ecumenical prayer service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Church of St. Mary, 713 12th St. SW., in Willmar. The special 9/11 anniversary service is called "A day and a decade: A service of remembrance and thanksgiving." The...
September 10, 2011 - 12:00am
May 5, 2011
Letter: Too much fear of controversy
Innocent until... I was disappointed that Greg Mortenson was judged guilty based on a TV news report and his mother, Jerene Mortenson, was disinvited from being the speaker at the Willmar mayor's prayer breakfast. Fear of controversy has denied us the opportunity to hear the other...
May 5, 2011 - 12:00am
May 4, 2011
Letter: Charity's work should go on
I was sorry to see that Jerene Mortenson, mother of Greg Mortenson, was canceled as our speaker for the mayor's prayer breakfast. I respect the mayor's decision to cancel, but I don't agree with it. We would have benefited from hearing about that "Fourth Cup of Tea," and perhaps...
May 4, 2011 - 12:00am
April 11, 2011
Deaths of teens draw New London-Spicer community together in prayer
NEW LONDON -- Students and adults in the New London-Spicer community were set to gather outside at 7:30 this morning in front of the NLS high school to pray following the deaths, by apparent suicide, of two teenagers last week. Most of the area churches are also opening their doors...
April 11, 2011 - 12:00am
April 10, 2011
Monday morning prayer service will be held at NLS following death of students
NEW LONDON -- Church leaders in the New London and Spicer area are hoping to provide comfort for a community rocked by the recent deaths of two teens by holding a prayer service tomorrow morning. The 7:30 a.m.
April 10, 2011 - 8:05pm
January 21, 2011
Letter: The power of prayer
I have noticed that in almost all the media reports on the recent tragedy in Tucson, prayer was mentioned repeatedly as a means of condolence and comfort, even by the president stating, "You are in our thoughts and prayers." If it is true that prayer has value in bringing healing...
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am
November 5, 2010
Prayers for Pakistan will benefit its flood victims
MONTEVIDEO -- "Prayers for Pakistan" to benefit that country's flood victims will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am
May 7, 2010
Religious freedoms key point at prayer breakfast
WILLMAR -- Religious leaders have had mixed reactions to a federal judge's ruling that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional, says the...
May 7, 2010 - 12:00am
April 24, 2010
Commentary: Prayer in the nation of America
If one tries hard enough and is clever enough, one can find a federal judge to rule on just about anything. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a group of atheists and agnostics based in Madison, Wis., filed a lawsuit asking Judge Barbara Crabb to order the government to cease...
April 24, 2010 - 12:00am