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Prosecutors want police conduct expert to testify at Minnesota police officer's manslaughter trial
Minn. legislators weigh increasing penalties for blocking highways during protests
Teenager supporting veterans around Minnesota with clothing
Two vineyards challenge Minnesota grape law
Subsidy cuts could mean 'death spiral' for small airports in upper Midwest
Rubio's three FTs send Wolves past Pacers
Local Roundup: Jackson earns All-America honors
U.S. women's team settle pay dispute, avoid boycott
Gimenez hardest transition to Twins may be getting son on the bandwagon
Tonkin polishing new cutter in Twins bullpen
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
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
'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
Violet Gurtrude Swanson
Keith L. Sorenson
Delores A. Larson
Ethel L. Anderson
LeRoy H. Koenen
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
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