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Public criticizes current layout of Willmar Wye
Willmar teen is National Merit finalist
Records published Feb. 25
Child found safe in Willmar after possible abduction
Bemidji coach issues apology for prep hockey brawl with Brainerd
Boys Basketball: 'Jacks top MACCRAY
Palmer, Bryan share Honda Classic lead
Local Roundup: Wildcats bounce back with vengeance
Junior Hockey: Two WarHawks heading to Hamline
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Keith L. Kendall
Lawrence "Junior" Johnson, Jr.
Little things make a big difference with gardening
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
February 8, 2012
Three Santorum wins send 'loud and louder' message
ST. PAUL -- Rick Santorum gained momentum in the Republican presidential race Tuesday with a convincing Minnesota precinct caucus victory. The...
February 8, 2012 - 1:23am
February 7, 2012
Santorum wins: 'Conservatism alive and well'
ST. PAUL -- Rick Santorum gained momentum in the Republican presidential race Tuesday with a convincing Minnesota precinct caucus victory. Santorum won 45 percent of the vote, with Ron Paul second, as more than three-fourths of Minnesota's precincts reported late Tuesday. Santorum's...
February 7, 2012 - 11:21pm
February 1, 2012
Letter: Caucus night is coming!
As the Republican Party co-chair for Kandiyohi County, I wanted to remind readers that Tuesday, Feb. 7, is caucus night for Republicans in Minnesota. It will be the first opportunity many of us have to formally voice our opinions on issues like fiscal responsibility, sensible government,...
February 1, 2012 - 12:00am
January 20, 2012
Commentary: Romney is 'established' as the Republican's choice
AIKEN, S.C. -- Members of the tea party insisted they were turning the GOP into a populist, anti-establishment bastion. Social conservatives have long argued that values and morals matter more than money. Yet in the end, the corporate and economically conservative wing of the Republican...
January 20, 2012 - 12:00am
January 18, 2012
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
January 18, 2012 - 12:00am
December 7, 2011
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
December 7, 2011 - 12:00am
November 29, 2011
Campaign adviser: Cain now reassessing his campaign
ATLANTA (AP) -- Embattled presidential candidate Herman Cain told staffers Tuesday that he's reassessing his campaign a day after an Atlanta...
November 29, 2011 - 11:06am
October 31, 2011
Commentary: Republicans begin to worry as political narrative turns
WASHINGTON -- We may be reaching an inflection point, the moment when the terms of the political argument change decisively. Three indicators: An important speech by Rep. Paul Ryan, the increasingly sharp tone of President Obama's rhetoric, and the success of Occupy Wall Street in...
October 31, 2011 - 12:00am
September 24, 2011
Letter: Clarifications on school story
First and foremost, I care deeply about education and am incredibly frustrated with what is happening to our public education system. Rep. Slawik and I held the listening session to hear firsthand how the budget, passed by the Republican majorities, impacts our children and schools....
September 24, 2011 - 12:00am
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
May 24, 2011 - 12:00am
May 22, 2011
Another White House turndown: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels another Republican out of 2012 race
Gov. Mitch Daniels, R-Ind., said Sunday he won't run for president because of family concerns, narrowing the field but making a wide-open race...
May 22, 2011 - 7:41am
April 9, 2011
Commentary: Give the hysteria a rest
NEW YORK -- So why do Republicans hate art, the elderly and children? Hint: Same reason parents hate their children when they say, "No." We could just leave it at that, but this is too much fun. The demonizing of Republicans for trying to seriously address our desperately ailing...
April 9, 2011 - 12:00am
March 7, 2011
Commentary: Fatigue is already here for the 2012 election
NEW YORK -- This is doubtless heretical, but I'll say it anyway: I can wait to find out who the Republican presidential candidates will be. To be clear, I said "can," not "can't." Let's go further: I don't care who they'll be. At least not yet. I don't care because it's only March...
March 7, 2011 - 12:00am
December 31, 2010
Editorial: Leaders will face decisions in 2011
The year 2011 will likely be a bruising one as new Democrat governor Mark Dayton and the Republican-majority Legislature work out solutions to the major issues of Minnesota. Those major issues are each significant on their own right: * Solving a $6 billion-plus budget deficit *...
December 31, 2010 - 12:09am
December 8, 2010
Dayton claims victory, pledges to work with all
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton promises to work with Republicans and Democrats alike now that he is Minnesota's governor-elect. "You were elected on your platforms and principles; I was elected on mine," the Democrat said to Republicans who will control the Legislature. "I believe the collective...
December 8, 2010 - 2:55pm