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Records published Dec. 5
DNR invites public input on Fort Ridgely State Park draft plan amendment
Package thieves beware: Residents have their eyes (and cameras) on you
Corps denies easement to complete Dakota Access Pipeline construction in ND
Law enforcers back away from skirmish line to de-escalate tensions at Standing Rock protest site
Dragons place third at own invite
Aus, Struxness earning big rodeo wins, cash
Card gymnast place third at Becker
Gophers accept bid to Holiday Bowl in San Diego Dec. 27
Slagter paces Cards at Monticello invite
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'
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
Around our region published Nov. 30
Roger K. Straight
Virginia L. Anderson
Ronald J. Fernholz
Dorothy M. Peterson
Helen W. Olson
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
October 30, 2014
Letter: Vote to protect your rights
Last week I received a phone call asking me to complete a three-minute survey. Although I rarely consent to such, I figured it was a political survey so I decided to go ahead with it. After being asked the usual political survey questions, there came one I was unprepared for. The...
October 30, 2014 - 12:30pm
March 6, 2012
Minnewaska Area district sued by ACLU over student's free speech rights
GLENWOOD -- The Minnewaska Area School District and the Pope County Sheriff's office have been sued for allegedly violating a student's free speech and privacy rights. The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota filed the suit today. The ACLU says the district and the Sheriff's...
March 6, 2012 - 4:37pm
February 25, 2012
Cartoon by Chris Britt
February 25, 2012 - 12:00am
February 23, 2012
Letter: First Obamacare, what next?
First of all I want to make it very clear that I'm not anti-church or anti-Catholic. But we are now seeing what can and does happen when you don't do your homework and take a long hard look when you support a certain ideology. What I'm referring to is the Obama mandate that all employers...
February 23, 2012 - 12:00am
January 18, 2012
Commentary: Snapshot of a new conflict of civil rights and protection
LOS ANGELES -- Shawn Nee, 35, works in television but hopes to publish a book of photographs. Shane Quentin, 31, repairs bicycles but enjoys photographing industrial scenes at night. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department probably wishes both would find other hobbies.
January 18, 2012 - 12:00am
November 14, 2011
Clara City, Minn., mother campaigns for parental notification after son's abuse goes unreported to her
CLARA CITY -- Like so many young victims of sexual abuse, Jacob Gould kept it secret. For four years. "I wasn't aware of anything until 2009,...
November 14, 2011 - 12:00am
April 30, 2011
Prime hunting land is target for 'no net gain' debate in west central Minnesota
LAKE JOHANNA TOWNSHIP, POPE COUNTY -- Kurt Nelson has 80 acres of land in the southeast corner of Pope County that are the kind often touted...
April 30, 2011 - 7:50am
April 14, 2011
Dayton to address gay rights rally at Capitol
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will speak to the state's biggest annual gathering of gay rights activists at the state Capitol. OutFront Minnesota is the state's leading gay-rights group. On Thursday it holds its annual Rally for Equality at noon on the front lawn of...
April 14, 2011 - 9:15am
February 25, 2011
Wisconsin Assembly passes bill taking away union rights
MADISON, Wis. -- Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly took the first significant action on their plan to strip collective bargaining rights...
February 25, 2011 - 9:46am
July 15, 2010
American Opinion: On ruling protects gun rights, restrictions
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On ruling protects gun rights, restrictions: The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in McDonald v. Chicago, applying the Second Amendment to the states ... proclaimed it for all the states. The...
July 15, 2010 - 12:00am
April 27, 2010
Ojibwe tribes seek to co-manage all northern Minn. lakes
BEMIDJI - Leech Lake and White Earth Ojibwe bands want to co-manage all northern Minnesota resources with the state of Minnesota, asserting treaty rights allowing that. That goal became clear Monday in a letter from Leech Lake Tribal Chairman Archie LaRose to state Natural Resources...
April 27, 2010 - 7:25am
March 19, 2010
American Opinion: On collective-bargaining rights for federal baggage screeners
From The Associated Press Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On collective-bargaining rights for federal baggage screeners: It was wrong for baggage screeners at our nation's airports to be made federal employees, and there is no reason for those...
March 19, 2010 - 12:00am
October 16, 2009
Iraqi peace activist to speak at library in Montevideo
MONTEVIDEO -- Area residents are invited to join a conversation with an Iraqi-American human rights activist at 7 p.m. Monday at the Chippewa...
October 16, 2009 - 12:00am
October 6, 2009
A story 'that has to be told': Filmmaker shows preview of documentary on Iowa ICE raid
WILLMAR -- The audience sat on folding chairs in the WEAC rehearsal hall Monday night as they watched a 24-minute rough cut of Luis Argueta's...
October 6, 2009 - 12:00am
July 27, 2009
Letter: Take action against torture
As evidence continues to surface about torture and other human rights abuses that occurred under the previous administration, it becomes increasingly clear that we must take action to deter such abuses of power in the future.
July 27, 2009 - 12:00am