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Hawk Creek Lutheran plans 'celebration' Sunday
Records published Aug. 25
5-year-old Minnesota girl fighting for life after farm accident
Federal cheese purchase to help dairy farmers, the poor
Clinton calls for lower price on allergy drug EpiPen
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tigers overpower Twins
Reloaded Cardinals look to make further strides
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
Reader News: Celebrating 150 years of Martin Hanson Aasen
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Carol J. Hansen
Gary G. Glein
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
Melvin E. Anderson
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
April 30, 2013
Obama: U.S. still not sure who used chemical weapons
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama strongly suggested Tuesday he'd consider military action against Syria if it can be confirmed that President Bashar Assad's government used chemical weapons in the two-year-old civil war. By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent...
April 30, 2013 - 2:17pm
April 3, 2013
Obama to return 5 percent of salary to Treasury
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will return 5 percent of his salary each month to the Treasury in a show of solidarity with federal workers smarting from government-wide spending cuts, the White House said Wednesday. By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) --...
April 3, 2013 - 3:14pm
March 28, 2013
Obama: 'Shame on us' if Newtown is forgotten
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama urged lawmakers Thursday to remember the children gunned down in America and not "get squishy" in the...
March 28, 2013 - 12:24pm
March 8, 2013
Letter: America needs a leader
Your editorial from March 2 (“Willmar needs a mayor who leads”) was mistitled. It should have read instead, “America needs a president who leads.” Referring back to the Tribune from Feb. 27, there were at least four separate articles supporting the need for that substitution....
March 8, 2013 - 12:24am
February 28, 2013
New crisis looms as budget cuts hit US on Friday
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Billions of dollars in harsh budget cuts are hitting the U.S. government on Friday, and officials are conceding that last-minute...
February 28, 2013 - 7:30am
February 27, 2013
Obama, top lawmakers to meet Friday on budget cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will meet Friday with the top leaders in the House and Senate to discuss what to do about automatic cuts to the federal budget, White House and congressional leaders said. By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack...
February 27, 2013 - 9:37am
February 26, 2013
Obama: Flexibility won't help with spending cuts
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- No progress to report in negotiations with Congress, President Barack Obama on Tuesday singled out for praise the few Republicans who say they're open to aspects of his approach to averting looming government-wide spending cuts, seeking to turn up the heat...
February 26, 2013 - 1:56pm
February 14, 2013
Commentary: President Obama: The audacity of freedom
By EJ Dionne WASHINGTON — President Obama is a freer man than he has been at any point in his presidency. He is free from the need to save an economy close to collapse, from illusions that Republicans in Congress would work with him readily, from the threat of a rising tea party...
February 14, 2013 - 1:00am
February 13, 2013
GOP faults Obama speech for liberalism, hostility
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans charged Wednesday that President Barack Obama delivered a State of the Union address studded with tired liberal notions and campaign-style hostility and said the speech did little to ease partisan tensions over issues like gigantic budget deficits. "An...
February 13, 2013 - 1:03pm
Obama proposals face quick opposition in Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama set up high-stakes clashes with Republicans over guns, immigration, taxes and climate change in a State of the Union address that showcased his determination to mark his legacy. Rep. Paul Ryan said Obama could better achieve his goals if he...
February 13, 2013 - 8:51am
February 12, 2013
Obama to stress jobs; audience's message is guns
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American public will get a competing mix of rhetoric and imagery in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, a speech that offers a heavy dose on the economy even as it plays out against a visual backdrop dominated by the current national...
February 12, 2013 - 6:48am
February 7, 2013
Obama pushes 2nd term agenda to House Democrats
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) -- President Barack Obama predicted a tough road ahead as he urged House Democrats on Thursday to stick to their principles...
February 7, 2013 - 2:32pm
Obama to promote his agenda to House Democrats
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is promoting his second-term agenda to House Democrats, eager to keep them unified as a bulwark against a Republican majority on issues as diverse as the economy, immigration and guns. Obama was meeting with Democratic lawmakers Thursday during...
February 7, 2013 - 8:32am
February 6, 2013
AP Source: Outdoor retail exec picked for Interior
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An administration official says President Barack Obama has picked the head of outdoor gear company REI as secretary of Interior. The president plans to announce the nomination of REI President and CEO Sally Jewell Wednesday afternoon. That's according to an administration...
February 6, 2013 - 7:28am
February 4, 2013
Obama pushes gun control plan in Minnesota visit
MINNEAPOLIS -- President Barack Obama emphasized background checks and a ban on military assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in a speech...
February 4, 2013 - 2:40pm