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City prepares to collect yellow bikes next week
Jacob Wetterling is remembered by family and Minnesota
Ford-Carter debate flashback: When the candidates went silent for 27 minutes
Police capture gunman who shot and killed five at Washington state mall
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Leader of 'Arnie's Army' dies
Panthers get the sack, Vikings take the win
NLS turns back Crusaders
Prep Football: Minneota edges 'Jacks in OT
Roundup: Ridgewater recovers from deficit to head off national champs
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Likely world record elk shot by Montana archer
As baby leaves go gender-neutral, dads get time off
Choosing stronger sunscreen would reduce women's melanoma risk
Organic oats make these Monster Cookies scary good
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Lyla M. Porter
Charles "Chuck" Theodore Erickson
Don E. Miller
Thomas: Just more terror, more denials
Harrop: Could Britain Become the Fourth Amigo?
Minnesota Opinion: Don't take emergency care for granted
Deepen Charleston's port, and the big ships will come
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
April 6, 2015
Commentary: The right's word-deed problem
WASHINGTON—Briefly, there seemed a chance we might have a cross-party discussion of the biggest economic problem the country faces: the vexing intersection of wage stagnation, declining social mobility and rising inequality. Even the most conservative Republicans were...
April 6, 2015 - 1:00am
November 10, 2014
Trial set for man who allegedly passed school bus
WILLMAR — The driver of a truck alleged to have frightened a 13-year-old girl by passing a school bus on the right in May is scheduled to go to trial in January in Kandiyohi County District Court on two misdemeanor charges. Allen Howard Morris, 48, of Apple Valley, waived an omnibus...
November 10, 2014 - 9:43pm
August 14, 2014
Truck driver faces charges for passing school bus on right
WILLMAR — The driver of a truck who is alleged to have frightened a 13-year-old girl by passing a school bus on the right — coming between her and the bus — is facing two misdemeanor charges for the incident. The Kandiyohi County Attorney’s office filed charges Tuesday of...
August 14, 2014 - 11:30pm
November 8, 2013
FDA is right on trans fat decision
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it plans to bar nearly all trans fats from the American food supply. Trans fats, also known as partially hydrogenated oils, are an additive, often used in vegetable oil to make it more solid at room temperature The additive...
November 8, 2013 - 10:59pm
November 3, 2012
Letter: Welle is the right choice
We have known Alan Welle for 30-plus years as a hard-working capable person who has demonstrated leadership and considerable experience in working with complicated issues involving township, county, state, and federal agencies. Kandiyohi County is in for a long difficult fight to...
November 3, 2012 - 1:14am
November 2, 2012
Letter: Sawatzky right for St. Paul
I have known Mary Sawatzky for more than 20 years and when I heard and saw the ads claiming she was a "hard-charging union boss," I was both puzzled and a little upset. When Mary took over the duties as the President of Education Minnesota-Willmar (which is paid for by my fellow...
November 2, 2012 - 12:37am
October 30, 2012
Letter: Protect your right to vote
One of our most basic and fundamental rights is our right to vote. The modern day so-called Progressive Movement is trying to convince us to give up that right and hand it to them so they can make choices for us as to who they feel could best represent the people "i.e.: appoint or...
October 30, 2012 - 9:53am
June 26, 2012
MnDOT advises farmers that crews are mowing highway rights of way
WILLMAR -- Farmers planning to cut hay in ditches are advised to mow along the highway right of way as Minnesota Department of Transportation crews have begun to mow in the area. The department mows the first cut of grass nearest the road surface once it reaches a height of 18 inches,...
June 26, 2012 - 12:00am
January 27, 2012
Regarding Harlan Broers' letter to the editor in the Jan. 17 paper, I'm going to borrow a page from Jeff Foxworthy, to say that you must also be hate-filled yourself when you accuse someone of doing something without checking your facts. You must be hate-filled when you accuse...
January 27, 2012 - 9:51am
September 11, 2010
Letter: The right-wing fantasy world
The talking heads on the Tea Party right are condemning the Democrats because unemployment is high. Apparently the Tea Party thinks it's the federal government's responsibility to guarantee jobs to everyone. Sorry, folks, it doesn't work that way in the real America. Businesses create...
September 11, 2010 - 12:00am
June 22, 2010
Commentary: How Obama changed the right by radicalizing some of them
WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama's campaign promise of change did not include a pledge to transform American conservatism.
June 22, 2010 - 12:00am
June 11, 2010
Commentary: Marching to the right
WASHINGTON -- This week's primaries should have been good news for Democrats. Instead, a stray comment from an Obama aide briefly threatened a civil war in the Democratic Party, which needs all the unity it can get. The administration moved quickly to heal bad feelings that burst...
June 11, 2010 - 12:00am
April 26, 2010
Commentary: The right court fight
WASHINGTON -- The genius of American conservatives over the last 30 years has been their understanding that the most effective way to change the country is to change the terms of our political debate. On issue after issue, they have done just that. Sensible regulation was cast as...
April 26, 2010 - 12:00am
March 20, 2010
Commentary: Catholic wars where nuns are very right
The nuns are right. The bishops are wrong. I know what you're thinking: Who am I, a nice Jewish girl from Lynn, to be telling bishops and nuns who is right? If this were a theological question, I'd agree; I wouldn't go near it. But the current war raging inside the Catholic establishment...
March 20, 2010 - 12:00am
August 10, 2009
Commentary: A right to die?
BELFAST, NOTHERN IRELAND -- While America debates whether the federal government should dictate which insurance policies and medical treatments it will allow us to have, here in the UK, the conversation has "advanced" to the approval of assisted suicide. Debbie Purdy, who suffers...
August 10, 2009 - 12:00am