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Strong economic report a welcome boost for Clinton, Trump calls numbers 'dismal'
Soybean exports power U.S. economy to best performance in 2 years
Chamber of Commerce backs sales tax before Willmar voters
Dayton offers proposal for 25 percent reduction in health insurance premiums
What to do when a health crisis pushes you over the limit
WCT Sports Show: Section playoffs roundup
Gophers deal 21 with Brooks, Smith combo
Card girls CC team clinches fifth-straight state trip
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
Dubnyk makes 38 saves in Wild win over Sabres
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
Pope Francis the manager - surprising, secretive, shrewd
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Melissa Heen Peterson
Kenley Jo Krogfus
Myron F. Koosmann
Gail Guptill letter: Send Baker back to St. Paul
Harrop commentary: Bill Clinton did not call Obamacare 'Crazy'
Estrich Commentary: Election landslide? Not so fast
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Roger Klinghagen letter: Willmar could use RV park
March 29, 2016
Names released of 16 priests accused of sexual abuse at New Ulm Diocese
ST. PAUL - The names of 16 priests accused of sexual abuse while working at the Diocese of New Ulm were released Tuesday morning. The law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates and the Diocese of New Ulm jointly disclosed the names of 16 men during a news conference Tuesday morning...
March 29, 2016 - 1:11pm
Live stream: Names of priests accused of sexual abuse at New Ulm Diocese to be made public today at 11 a.m.
The names of priests accused of sexual abuse while working at the Diocese of New Ulm will be released at 11 a.m. today during a news conference in St. Paul. The news conference is being livestreamed here. A number of priests have been accused of sexual abuse while with the diocese,...
March 29, 2016 - 10:49am
December 10, 2015
PREVIEW: Willmar Assembly of God to host 51st annual night of music
The story is a familiar one: an egocentric man learns empathy by viewing the world through the needful eyes of another. But Keith Kerstetter...
December 10, 2015 - 6:00am
December 7, 2015
Embroiled in abuse lawsuits, Minnesota diocese files for bankruptcy
Facing a nearly $5 million jury verdict and numerous pending lawsuits over child sexual abuse committed by priests, the Diocese of Duluth turned to bankruptcy protection Monday. The Rev. James Bissonette, vicar general of the diocese, announced the filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...
December 7, 2015 - 1:13pm
November 9, 2015
LIVE IT! For Raymond couple, parenthood once seemed a lost dream
Editor's note: Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month, with Nov. 21 designated National Adoption Day, a collective...
November 9, 2015 - 12:56pm
October 21, 2015
Vatican denies report Pope Francis has benign brain tumor
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican denied an Italian newspaper report on Wednesday that Pope Francis has a benign brain tumor, saying the 78-year-old...
October 21, 2015 - 12:04pm
September 18, 2015
Pope’s visit draws Minnesotans to East Coast
ST. PAUL — Calling it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Catholics from across the Twin Cities will travel to the East Coast next week to get a glimpse of Pope Francis. The Minnesota faithful will join hundreds of thousands expected for the pope’s six-day tour, his first to the...
September 18, 2015 - 10:43pm
September 14, 2015
Letter: When religion becomes a weapon
I get a bit tired of some people trying to inject religious beliefs into law, or using their beliefs to oppress or discriminate. People have to realize we are in America, not the Middle East, or any other country whose government is managed by religion. We are not going to change...
September 14, 2015 - 2:00am
September 10, 2015
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
September 10, 2015 - 12:30am
April 3, 2015
Commentary: Don't wreck religious liberty's brand
CHAPEL HILL, N.C -- We are all obsessed with our brands these days, and no one more so than states competing fiercely for jobs and businesses. Some of them are quickly learning that being seen as anti-gay is dangerous to their images.
April 3, 2015 - 1:00am
Commentary: Indiana and the culture wars
If I visit a kosher restaurant and order a pork chop, am I being discriminated against when the waiter says they don't serve pork?
April 3, 2015 - 1:00am
February 17, 2015
Phyllis Wodasch puts the final touch Tuesday on decorations for today’s Ash Wednesday services at Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Wodasch and...
February 17, 2015 - 11:37pm
October 30, 2014
Letter: Religious facts untwisted
I read with interest the Oct. 23 letter from Carl Lundell of Granite Falls. He seems to have some facts twisted. In 1958 I left the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod due to their wacko ideas. Later I started studying the history of religion which I found to be very interesting. What...
October 30, 2014 - 9:30am