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Reps.-elect Dave Baker and Tim Miller gear up for the legislative session
New state policies encourage adoption
Legislative notebook: Broadband answers vary broadly
GOP could change with Republican House control
Records published Dec. 26
College Football: Report states Gopher tight end may opt for draft
College Football: Georgia’s Gurley to enter NFL draft
NBA: Faried leads Nuggets over Wolves
Boys Basketball: Willmar rallies past Benson to earn first win
Boys Basketball: BOLD edges BBE in OT
After slogging through a mammoth roster of fabulous tunes, the Tribune’s musical misfits are back with their songs of the year list
New London, Minn., Little Theatre gets a facelift
History-oriented films top SAG nominations
Christmas classic opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minnesota
Latest issue of Business 2 Business is available online
Edmund R. Koppy
Richard A. Cain
Earl N. Schultz
James E. Rowberg
Betty Lou Haats
Toast the new year with a Champagne-tasting party
Schmidt — Hagen
Peterson — Spanier
Slagter — Sportel
Raatz — Kinney
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Letter: Bob Enos has extreme views
Letter: No inconsistency by BNSF
Midwest Opinion: Nomination for Norway displayed a poor choice
Editorial: A little bit of help goes a long way
July 11, 2014
Kandiyohi County lifts no-wake advisories
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday afternoon that the Sheriff’s Office has lifted the 1,000-foot, no-wake advisory for Green Lake and the 500-foot advisory for all other lakes in Kandiyohi County. The advisories had been in effect to prevent...
news / local
July 11, 2014 - 11:26pm
July 1, 2014
New Minn. rail regulations aim to enhance safety for increased shipments of oil by rail
ST. PAUL — New Minnesota laws took effect on Tuesday to improve the safety of citizens and rail workers who live and work near railroad tracks that carry crude oil through Minnesota.
news / state
July 1, 2014 - 10:54pm
February 28, 2014
No extension for public comment on PolyMet mine in NE Minn.
DULUTH -- The public comment period for the proposed PolyMet copper mine and processing center near Hoyt Lakes will end March 13, after 90 days, state and federal agency officials said Thursday. Several environmental groups and others had petitioned the Minnesota Department...
news / state
February 28, 2014 - 10:30am
February 24, 2014
Attorney General seeks national standard to protect against identity theft
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder, citing the recent massive data theft at retailer Target Corp, urged Congress on Monday to enact a national standard for notifying consumers about such breaches. "This would empower the American people to protect themselves if...
news / nation
February 24, 2014 - 7:04am
October 20, 2010
Letter: A stunning lack of insight
Ah, another season of wondrous politics in which those who have done the most to destroy the economy and our international standing while increasing health costs and the national debt, are the very same individuals and groups who are most righteously indignant! As culpability increases,...
opinion / letters
October 20, 2010 - 12:00am
October 18, 2010
Letter: Why we need government
Thirty-three Chilean miners were trapped underground for 69 days. It need not have happened if the mine owners had followed the law concerning required escape routes, and the Chilean government had enforced the law. They were rescued because of a multimillion-dollar rescue effort...
opinion / letters
October 18, 2010 - 12:00am
May 24, 2010
American Opinion: On regulation of the U.S. oil industry
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On the regulation of the U.S. oil industry: It wasn't so long ago, when oil prices were on their way up to near $150 a barrel, that Lafayette business people began talking about the regulatory...
opinion / editorials
May 24, 2010 - 12:00am
Cartoon by Michael Ramirez
opinion / cartoons
April 24, 2010 - 12:00am
March 30, 2009
Public Forum: Time to live within our means
Lately there has been much wailing and gnashing of teeth over the bonuses paid at AIG. Big deal. Have we forgotten about the $3.6 billion in bonuses that Merrill Lynch paid out just hours before the deal to be bought by Bank of America was to close? AIG's bonuses are less than 5 percent...
opinion / letters
March 30, 2009 - 1:00am
October 11, 2008
A lesson in banking history
It is true as John H. Burns (Public Forum, Oct. 7) states, Judgment Day is at hand. He needs to go back and read a little banking history. Our independent banks were quite adequate until 1938, when government stuck itself into the banking industry by establishing Fannie Mae. They...
October 11, 2008 - 12:00am