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Willmar teen injured Tuesday in crash with parked car
Public invited to comment of special fishing regulations
Shell's U.S deal to unlock global oil asset disposals
Two held in dragging death of teen in Wright County
Soybean plantings to rise in 2017, corn to fall
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
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
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
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
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Dr. Harris P. Hinderaker
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
August 26, 2016
As racial politics loom over election, Obama's legacy is seen as mixed
WASHINGTON—When Barack Obama became the first African-American to win the White House in 2008, his victory was a turning point in U.S....
August 26, 2016 - 2:40pm
History made as Clinton secures Democratic White House nomination
By John Whitesides and Alana Wise PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic Party's 2016 nomination...
July 26, 2016 - 5:57pm
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