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Riverview planning another large dairy in western Minn.
Final Willmar levy and budget approved
Lawmakers support local option sales taxes in New London, Spicer
Warren's Generators honored
Engan Associates design nationally recognized
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Dorothy M. Peterson
Luella O. Carlson
Harlow D. Skindelien
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
May 10, 2016
Commentary: In the White House, a dangerous pride
I’ve read a fair amount of books on foreign policy in recent years, yet the one that’s always made the greatest impression on me was assigned...
May 10, 2016 - 12:00am
April 25, 2016
Commentary: ‘Ask Richard’ on bathroom queries
Richard, I am planning to drive from Massachusetts to Florida and, while I hope it will not happen, I might have to stop in North Carolina to...
April 25, 2016 - 1:30am
April 21, 2016
Commentary: The GOP would unify around Trump at its own peril
The other day I spied a high Republican official walking on the street and called out his name. He stopped, hit his smile app and exclaimed how...
April 21, 2016 - 12:15am
April 13, 2016
Commentary: The questions I never asked
I am reading a book about death. It is Katie Roiphe’s “The Violet Hour” and it is about how some people, all of them famous, faced death...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
March 22, 2016
GOP’s ambitions should be made of sterner stuff
One of the oddest documents in a very odd political year is the transcript of an interview conducted by National Public Radio last week with...
March 22, 2016 - 12:00am
March 15, 2016
Commentary: Let Trump have his horrible say
If Nathaniel Lewis is not careful, he’s going to get Donald Trump elected. Lewis was one of the organizers of the demonstration in Chicago...
March 15, 2016 - 1:00am
March 9, 2016
Commentary: A choice between two tigers
Among some people, the new parlor game is choosing who would make the worst president: Ted Cruz or Donald Trump. This is not a lady-or-the-tiger...
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
March 2, 2016
Commentary: Rubio joins Trump in the sandbox
In my school days, I read a poem called “If” by the painfully dated Rudyard Kipling. He was a champion of imperialism, the white man’s...
March 2, 2016 - 1:00am
May 20, 2015
Commentary: Are the Castros willing to confess?
Who am I to tell the pope how to be, well ... the pope? But after President Raul Castro of Cuba, an observant communist for most of his life, said he was so impressed with Francis that he was considering returning to the Catholic Church, I would have liked for the pope to first...
May 20, 2015 - 1:08am
April 28, 2015
Commentary: Where is the Donald?
Where is Donald Trump? He has sort of hung around presidential candidate events and even launched a presidential exploratory committee, but when the media’s lists of GOP contenders are printed, the name of Donald Trump is usually nowhere to be found. The man can’t get no respect. To...
April 28, 2015 - 12:02am
April 22, 2015
Commentary: Criticism of Comey's comments misguided
In the category of "no good deed goes unpunished," we now have the speech of FBI Director James Comey at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. He said some remarkable things. The first is that he requires all his agents and analysts to visit the museum so that they can acquaint themselves...
April 22, 2015 - 2:06am
April 17, 2015
Commentary: Being Hillary
Ten days after I wrote a column in 2013 that was headlined "Just being Hillary Clinton isn't enough," I ran into her at a social event. She was on the way out and I was coming in and so we just chatted briefly. Referring to my column, she said, "Richard, I wil have a message" and...
April 17, 2015 - 2:00am
April 10, 2015
Commentary: Blue Eyes still sparkles
Frank Sinatra would have been 100 years old by the end of this year (Dec. 12) and already the commemorations have begun—an exhibition at the New York Public Library, a two-part documentary on HBO and the reissuance of several books. The music endures, but so does the dirt. Of...
April 10, 2015 - 2:45am
May 6, 2014
Commentary: No place for nuance
Most people, perhaps even the super-wealthy, who are usually accountable to auditors, want to know where their money goes. This is especially...
May 6, 2014 - 2:00am
April 30, 2014
Commentary: Hamas’ outrageous charter
Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day has passed. But then, as far as I’m concerned, it is always Holocaust Remembrance Day — a perpetual and frustratingly futile attempt to come to terms with murder so vast and incomprehensible it is like pondering what came before the Big Bang....
April 30, 2014 - 7:00am