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With health care bill dead, Republicans turn to taxes
AgweekTV: Cattle stress study at NDSU
Developing a vision: EDC reviews retail data to develop economic strategy for the future
Records published March 25
Willmar Community Center creates community one event at a time
Adrian Peterson willing to take less money for right fit
CMCS rebounds to play for consolation crown
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Gophers riding turnaround into NCAA Tournament
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Derald F. Rolfsmeier
Loren E. Meyer
Ruth O. Jones
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Planning the spring garden calendar
Fielding Questions: Rabbit damage can ruin evergreens
Commentary: Minnesota needs transportation investment
Midwest Opinion: A workable path to bipartisan health care reform
Dave & Vivian Swanson
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