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First U.S.-Cuba scheduled passenger flight in decades takes off
Go green for early goose hunt
Wife recounts ordeal of husband who survived 12 hours floating in lake
Minnesota man charged with selling leased livestock
Dayton wants Minnesotans to take clean water pledge
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar loses early lead in loss to Marshall
Cardinals open season with shutout loss
Updated: Bridgewater out for season with dislocated knee, torn ACL
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
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Steven Warren Sachs
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Connie Lee Ulferts (aka Key Carelli)
Letter: Day of reckoning is near
Letter: Governor should call special session
Marcus: Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
December 30, 2015
Chicago mayor announces police reforms after fatal shooting
(Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, facing calls for his resignation after a series of fatal police shootings, announced major changes Wednesday in how city police respond to crises situations. Emanuel and Interim Police Superintendent John Escalante said the city would try to...
December 30, 2015 - 3:19pm
October 1, 2013
Pope urges reform, wants church with modern spirit
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis says he doesn't want a "Vatican-centric" church concerned about itself but a missionary church that reaches...
October 1, 2013 - 1:06pm
May 28, 2013
Tax overhaul: Looking to IRS scandal for momentum
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The storm engulfing the Internal Revenue Service could provide a boost for lawmakers who want to simplify U.S. tax laws - a code that is so complicated most Americans buy commercial software to help them or simply hire someone else to do it all.
May 28, 2013 - 3:26pm
December 31, 2012
Tax reform sought, but may not happen in 2013 session
ST. PAUL — Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans traveled the state in recent months talking to Minnesotans about the state’s tax system, an extended...
December 31, 2012 - 6:00am
December 15, 2012
Commentary: The immigration reform shuffle
By RUben Navarrette SAN DIEGO — Recently, dozens of representatives from the business, religious and law enforcement communities convened in Washington to declare that comprehensive immigration reform must be the first piece of business for the new Congress. I agree with the...
December 15, 2012 - 7:38am
November 2, 2012
Letter: The true cost of Obamacare
Amy Klobuchar hasn't engaged in substantial debates and thus remains below the radar. Personally, I couldn't vote for her for many reasons, but let's examine Obamacare. If you believe Obamacare is worth risking 1/6th of our economy, and our religious freedoms, then humor me. I have...
November 2, 2012 - 12:32am
August 11, 2012
New report finds Minnesotans want to be engaged, responsible health consumers
WILLMAR -- Minnesotans are more willing to take responsibility for their health than they're given credit for, according to the findings in a newly released state report. The report also uncovered more common ground on the contentious issues surrounding health care reform than is...
August 11, 2012 - 6:00am
August 2, 2012
Letter: Let's debate facts, not half-truths
This letter is the third in response to a Public Forum letter appearing in the July 18 edition of the Tribune written by Nancy Snyder. The title of the letter was "Obamacare must be repealed." My first letter responded to a false statement that 83 percent of doctors are considering...
August 2, 2012 - 12:00am
July 31, 2012
Letter: Let truth be a guiding principle
This letter is the second in response to a Public Forum letter appearing in the July 18 edition of the Tribune written by Nancy Snyder. The title of the letter was "Obamacare must be repealed." The first letter responded to a false statement that 83 percent of doctors are considering...
July 31, 2012 - 12:00am
July 24, 2012
Letter: Don't fall for doctor survey
This letter is in response to a July 18 Public Forum letter written by Nancy Snyder and entitled "Obamacare must be repealed." Although I take issue with nearly everything in the letter, due to Tribune limitations of 350 words, I am responding to only to one statement at this time....
July 24, 2012 - 12:00am
July 18, 2012
Letter: Obamacare must be repealed
A recent study by the nonpartisan Doctor Patient Medical Association shows that 83 percent of doctors are considering quitting because of Obamacare. If even half of these quit, a doctor shortage will affect us all. I personally know several doctors who are seriously pondering this...
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 3, 2012
Letter: Don't like taxes? Try anarchy
I guess a lot of people are upset by the latest Supreme Court ruling on health care. So much so that many have said they were going to leave this country. Well, OK, go.
July 3, 2012 - 12:00am
June 28, 2012
Reactions pour in to health care ruling
Reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling today on the Accountable Care Act has been swift to pour in.
June 28, 2012 - 9:53am
February 23, 2012
Letter: First Obamacare, what next?
First of all I want to make it very clear that I'm not anti-church or anti-Catholic. But we are now seeing what can and does happen when you don't do your homework and take a long hard look when you support a certain ideology. What I'm referring to is the Obama mandate that all employers...
February 23, 2012 - 12:00am
February 14, 2012
In the 1920s in Germany there was a great political divide. On the extreme right there was the National Socialist German Workers (Nazi) Party. On the far left there was the Communist Party. Both of these advocated centralized control of virtually everything, they were socialist in...
February 14, 2012 - 12:00am