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MN men face felony charges after shoplifting sunglasses, possessing heroin
Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
Italy quake death toll hits 250 as rescuers search demolished towns
Trump, Clinton spar over who is best for minority voters
Records published Aug. 26
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
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
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
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
July 14, 2016
Echo man charged with placing secret camera in girl’s bedroom
GRANITE FALLS -- A 32-year-old Echo man has been charged with interference of privacy of a minor and criminal sexual conduct, accused of placing...
July 14, 2016 - 11:45pm
March 31, 2015
Commentary: Privacy vs. security: how the debate changes
The pilot who crashed the Germanwings plane, taking 150 lives, was too ill to work, according to doctors' notes found at his home. But Germany's strict medical privacy laws barred the doctors from conveying that judgment to the airline. A horrific event that could have been averted...
March 31, 2015 - 2:56am
March 10, 2015
License-plate reader proposals spur ire in the state Legislature
ST. PAUL — Tempers rose Tuesday over competing proposals to regulate automated license-plate readers, even as both sides gave ground. Police want to maintain information collected from license plate readers as long as possible, so they can search their database of vehicle locations...
March 10, 2015 - 9:34pm
February 28, 2015
Minnesota Opinion: It is time to fight back to protect our privacy
The fight for privacy has long been a losing battle, with corporations and the government amassing reams of personal data about people taken from social media, Internet history, cellphone use, license plate trackers and security cameras everywhere.
February 28, 2015 - 7:00am
February 19, 2015
Senators consider police body camera privacy issues
ST. PAUL — The national debate about how much police body camera video is public landed in the Minnesota spotlight Thursday. A bill a Senate...
February 19, 2015 - 11:48pm
March 7, 2014
MasterCard, Visa form group to enhance payment security
(Reuters) - Visa Inc and MasterCard Inc, the world's two largest payment networks, have formed a new cross-industry group to improve payment system security following a number of high-profile data breaches. The new group, which will include banks, credit unions, retailers and industry...
March 7, 2014 - 12:19pm
February 25, 2014
Mobile phone protection bill to be introducted today in Minn.
ST. PAUL -- A bill to be introduced today in the Minnesota Legislature would require government agencies, including law enforcement organizations, to obtain search warrants before accessing the location of electronic devices such as mobile telephones. “Nearly every Minnesotan...
February 25, 2014 - 12:50pm
September 19, 2013
Minn. governor wants better background checks
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton says government should do better background checks before hiring people for sensitive positions. His comments came Wednesday, following filing of a lawsuit claiming that people with access to what is supposed...
September 19, 2013 - 10:00am
August 16, 2013
Report: NSA spying broke privacy rules multiple times
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Most of the infractions involve unauthorized...
August 16, 2013 - 7:00am
May 6, 2010
Commentary: On the board created to protect the privacy of Americans
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On the board created to protect the privacy of Americans: Suppose Congress created a board to protect the privacy of Americans and no one showed up. That's the bizarre reality of the...
May 6, 2010 - 12:00am
February 4, 2009
Letter: Oppose Freedom of Choice Act
Most Americans favor limiting abortions to special circumstances such as rape, incest and protecting the mother from very serious health risks or death. They also favor parental involvement and the restriction of abortions to early pregnancy so as to limit numbers and brutality of...
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am
October 23, 2000
Cartoon by Mike Thompson
October 23, 2000 - 12:00am
October 22, 2000
Cartoon by Mike Thompson
October 22, 2000 - 12:00am