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Crowds gather at Jennie-O Turkey Store anniversary celebration
Records published July 26
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
Willmar Utilities to test its network security
Former ag association treasurer to serve jail time for $50,000 theft
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
MLB notebook: Yankees send Chapman to Cubs
Vikings rookie Treadwell says he's finally healthy after 2014 injury
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Injury forces Loadholt to retire
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Linda Kay Larson
Fern A. Heglund
Commentary: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
July 19, 2016
Republicans nominate Donald Trump for president
CLEVELAND -- After vanquishing 16 party rivals, warring with much of the Republican establishment and provoking controversy at the party convention,...
July 19, 2016 - 7:24pm
Commentary: The 2016 choice leaves you wishing for Obama
Calvin Trillin, the Mark Twain of our times, once wrote that sooner or later in a new administration, he starts to miss the preceding one. I...
July 19, 2016 - 1:00am
July 16, 2016
Cartoonist Opinions for July 16
Cartoonist Opinions for July 16 Cartoon by Bruce Plante Cartoon by Tom Stiglich Cartoon by Steve Benson
July 16, 2016 - 12:09am
June 17, 2016
Commentary: Hillary Clinton: The most qualified?
“Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.” — Frank Sinatra, as Maj. Bennett...
June 17, 2016 - 1:00am
May 26, 2016
Trump reaches number of delegates needed for GOP nom
WASHINGTON - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to secure the party's presidential...
May 26, 2016 - 11:21am
April 7, 2016
Editorial: Presidential campaigns are hitting their midway point
Wisconsin’s primaries Tuesday night became a stumbling block for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the delegate leaders for their respective...
April 7, 2016 - 3:00am
April 6, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Rep. Peterson has the same candidate choices as us
When U.S. Representative Collin Peterson, who represents the 7th district announced he would vote for Bernie Sanders if he attended the Democratic National Convention as a superdelegate, he caught some flack. Peterson may be a Democrat, but he is known as one of those “Blue Dog”...
April 6, 2016 - 3:00am
April 5, 2016
Commentary: Can’t we do better?
Occasionally I am asked if I ever considered running for political office. My response: “I did once, but I took two aspirin, lay down for a...
April 5, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
Cruz, fresh off Utah win, appeals for unity, gets Bush support
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz showed some fight on Wednesday after his win in Utah despite front-runner Donald Trump's victory in Arizona, giving hope to establishment Republicans who fear Trump will ruin the party in the race for the White...
March 23, 2016 - 9:17am
March 21, 2016
Editorial: The 2016 race remains wild and unpredictable
The political smoke of 2016 has cleared after Super Tuesday III as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump surged toward their delegate goals for their respective party nominations. Donald Trump thumped Marco Rubio in the Florida Republican primary, forcing the U.S. senator to withdraw shortly...
March 21, 2016 - 10:22am
March 15, 2016
SBHE tabs Kennedy as next UND president
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Mark Kennedy has been selected to serve as the University of North Dakota’s next president. At a meeting Tuesday, the State Board of Higher Education selected Kennedy to replace Interim President Ed Schafer, whose contract stipulates he will continue working...
March 15, 2016 - 8:08pm
Update: Former congressman Mark Kennedy named next UND president
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Mark Kennedy, 58, has been selected to serve as the University of North Dakota’s next president. At a meeting Tuesday,...
March 15, 2016 - 1:53pm
March 10, 2016
President Obama welcomes Canadian PM Trudeau, celebrates thaw in relations
WASHINGTON - President Obama offered a red-carpet welcome for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House on Thursday, ending a...
March 10, 2016 - 1:41pm
February 3, 2016
Editorial: Iowa was just the first step in the 2016 campaign
The long political winter of 2015-16 has ended for Iowans as they caucused Monday night making the first votes in the race for the next president. The first result from the Iowa caucuses is the winnowing of the candidate pool. First was former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley dropping...
February 3, 2016 - 7:00am
January 25, 2016
Ridgewater College faculty continues campaign against president
WILLMAR — Ridgewater College President Douglas Allen said Monday that he is proud of the college’s success in recent years. However, Ridgewater...
January 25, 2016 - 11:37pm