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Willmar Fire Department responds to garage fire
Soccer-playing bumblebees get goal-scoring buzz
Trump vows military build-up, hammers nationalist themes
Trump attacks FBI on leakers of Russia reports: 'FIND NOW'
Indian engineer shot dead in possible hate crime at Kansas City bar
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic
Twins plan to ease Mauer, Dozier into lineup
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
December 30, 2013
After troubled rollout, Obamacare's new test starts on New Year's Day
By Michele Gershberg and Toni Clarke (Reuters) - New Year's Day will bring a fresh test for President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul,...
December 30, 2013 - 9:12am
November 8, 2013
Contrite Obama apologizes for healthcare insurance pledge, website
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama apologized on Thursday to Americans who are losing their healthcare insurance policies, saying in an interview that he regrets "we weren't as clear as we needed to be" about the reforms of his landmark healthcare restructuring.
November 8, 2013 - 10:49am
October 25, 2013
Contractors describe scant pre-launch testing of U.S. healthcare site
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration launched its troubled healthcare insurance website after only a minimum of crucial system-wide testing, despite contractors warning officials repeatedly about performance risks, a congressional panel heard on Thursday.
October 25, 2013 - 9:02am
October 23, 2013
Editorial: Health care Web site needs fixing now
President Obama is correct that the HealthCare.gov Web site problems are “inexcusable.” The time is here then for his administration to get it fixed. The historic opposition to the Affordable Care Act should have been forewarning to the administration to make sure HealthCare.gov...
October 23, 2013 - 2:00am
October 22, 2013
Obama, Michelle Obama attend parent-teacher conferences at Sidwell Friends School
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are attending parent-teacher conferences for their daughters. Obama and the first lady left the White House by motorcade on Tuesday morning for the drive to the private Sidwell Friends School in northwest Washington. Fifteen-year-old...
October 22, 2013 - 10:00am
October 17, 2013
Crisis averted, Obama says Americans 'completely fed up' with Washington
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama scolded congressional Republicans on Thursday, hours after a fiscal crisis was narrowly averted and called on his opponents to help repair the economic damage caused by a 16-day U.S. government shutdown and a close brush with a debt d...
October 17, 2013 - 2:02pm
Obama to speak this morning about path ahead on fiscal issues
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will deliver a statement at 10:35 a.m. today about the need for Democrats and Republicans to work together on fiscal issues following the 11th hour deal in Congress that ended a 16-day government shutdown and averted a debt default. "I'll...
October 17, 2013 - 7:05am
October 14, 2013
Red state or blue, Obamacare pricing seems apolitical
NEW YORK, Oct 12 (Reuters) - For Americans who are able to check out new insurance plans launched under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, the price differences from state to state may be surprising. Residents of Minnesota, a Democratic-led state, are likely to pay the lowest...
October 14, 2013 - 11:00am
October 9, 2013
Obama to choose Yellen for top Fed job, markets relieved
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will nominate Fed number two Janet Yellen on Wednesday to run the world's most influential central bank, providing some relief to markets that would expect her to tread carefully in winding down economic stimulus.
October 9, 2013 - 7:06am
October 4, 2013
Focus on debt ceiling as U.S. shutdown drags on; Obama cancels trip
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Republicans huddled on Friday to plot their next move on the fourth day of a U.S. government shutdown that many...
October 4, 2013 - 8:56am
October 2, 2013
Obama to meet with congressional leaders as shutdown continues
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama scrapped part of a long-planned trip to Asia and planned to meet with congressional leaders on Wednesday as a U.S. government shutdown entered a second day with no end in sight.
October 2, 2013 - 12:15pm
Obama Scraps Malaysia And Philippines Visits Over Shutdown
WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has scrapped the Malaysia and Philippine portions of a scheduled four-country Asia trip because of the U.S. government shutdown, and the rest of the trip remains up in the air, the White House said on Wednesday. Obama...
October 2, 2013 - 7:28am
September 10, 2013
Syria seeks reprieve from U.S. strikes with Russia plan
AMMAN/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Syria accepted a Russian proposal on Tuesday to give up chemical weapons and win a reprieve from U.S. military strikes, while its jets returned to the sky to bomb rebel positions in Damascus for the first time since the West threatened force.
September 10, 2013 - 12:03pm
September 8, 2013
U.S.: Proven link of Assad to gas attack lacking
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House asserted Sunday that a "common-sense test" dictates the Syrian government is responsible for a chemical weapons attack that President Barack Obama says demands a U.S. military response. But Obama's top aide says the administration lacks "irrefutable,...
September 8, 2013 - 11:40pm
August 30, 2013
U.S. says Syrian chemical attack killed 1,429
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Edging toward a retaliatory strike, the Obama administration bluntly accused the Syrian government of Bashar Assad on Friday...
August 30, 2013 - 1:04pm