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Math, reading scores stall in latest round of Minnesota testing
Man arrested after high-speed chase in Minnesota, pleads guilty to killing woman in Michigan
Motorist hits 115 mph as he leads trooper on I-94 chase
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Vikings extend contract of head coach Mike Zimmer
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
October 31, 2012
Letter: Vote for Republicans
This letter is to everyone who is going to vote for Mitt Romney for president. Please, please vote for Kurt Bills for U.S. Senate and Lee Byberg for the House of Representatives. A President Romney is going to need legislative help to repeal Obamacare and fix the economy. Sen. Amy...
October 31, 2012 - 9:02am
October 29, 2012
Letter: The GOP vs. the environment
Mitt Romney and his fellow Republicans have plans. Romney has said he will eliminate the tax on investments, interest and capital gains. A huge tax break for the rich -- a pittance for the working middle class (if they have any savings). Romney will create jobs. Where? Overseas? Romney...
October 29, 2012 - 12:49am
September 7, 2012
New Plateaus blog: Third party vote may be lesser of two evils
September 7, 2012 - 9:02am
July 2, 2012
Commentary: Court gives conservatives a victory for the long haul
WASHINGTON -- Conservatives won a substantial victory on Thursday. The physics of American politics -- actions provoking reactions -- continues to move the crucial debate, about the nature of the American regime, toward conservatism. Chief Justice John Roberts has served this cause. The...
July 2, 2012 - 12:00am
May 18, 2012
Republicans open state convention in St. Cloud
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Republicans opened their state convention today bickering about rules such as whether people in the River's Edge Convention...
May 18, 2012 - 11:53am
May 9, 2012
Letter: Blame the Republicans
Who am I describing in the following situations? Action may soon be taken to stop the doubling of the college loan interest rates. These people want to pay for it by cutting a plan that provides medical care such as mammograms and preventive care to lower classes, women and the elderly. These...
May 9, 2012 - 12:00am
Minnesota Republican Party finances were in 'precarious' shape
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The financial state of the Minnesota Republican Party has been so "precarious" this year that it went a couple months without paying rent on its St. Paul headquarters. That's according to a confidential memo from its treasurer that became public Monday.
April 9, 2012 - 2:46pm
March 8, 2012
Commentary: Romney needs to impose his will upon Republicans
WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney is grinding his way to the Republican presidential nomination not by winning hearts but by imposing his will on a party that keeps resisting him. He is assembling the peripheral elements of the GOP as his rivals divide the votes of the passionate believers....
March 8, 2012 - 9:58am
February 25, 2012
Commentary: If the Iron Lady had watched GOP debates ...
It's a good thing that the Margaret Thatcher we remember isn't running for president as a Republican. A conservative icon, she would nonetheless...
February 25, 2012 - 12:00am
February 13, 2012
Constitutional amendment proposals carry GOP dreams
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Republicans look to the state Constitution as a way to enact some of their pet policy dreams. In some cases, the constitutional amendments are ways to get around Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, who would not approve of their policy choices. Other amendments are...
February 13, 2012 - 12:00am
December 21, 2011
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
December 21, 2011 - 12:00am
Editorial: Koch's affair is hurting the GOP
The Minnesota Senate is reeling under the resignation of former Majority Leader Amy Koch and the recent disclosure of her inappropriate relationship with one of her male staffers. The full story on the Koch affair has not completely been told, but it is already having a significant...
December 21, 2011 - 12:00am
Letter: No help from the Tea Party
The Tea Party will be the downfall of this country. President Obama wants to create jobs for the unemployed and the Tea Party wants to cut jobs. Why don't you hear much about how the Republican Party (Tea Party) would create jobs? They would rather see the president's rating go down...
September 21, 2011 - 12:00am
September 15, 2011
Letter: Tell constituents the truth
On Aug. 23, Greg David (R-Preston), chairman of the House Tax Committee, came to Willmar ostensibly to explain the new property tax provisions in the recently formulated state budget. Instead he lied to our local city and county officials about who is responsible for the changes....
September 15, 2011 - 12:00am
July 7, 2011
Letter: The definition of partisanship
In response to the letter from the Kandiyohi County Republican Party Co-Chair Roland Nissen, published June 30: Roland Nissen stated that I claimed "The Republicans would jeopardize people's lives if they don't give in to Gov. Dayton's budget proposals." This is not what I said...
July 7, 2011 - 12:00am