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Expert: Welcome tomfoolery at work
University professor charged with smuggling ivory, rhinoceros horns
Easy winter means more money for county work
USDA expects more soybeans, small-market crops to be planted this spring
Former Willmar mayor Richard Hoglund dies
Tom Powers: Vikings’ draft options remain wide open
Area golf courses in full swing
NHL: Wild determined to not slow down
MLB: For Twins’ Milone, it’s a start
College softball: Ridgewater splits twin bill
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
Apple Watch launches April 24 for up to $17,000 in rose gold
Irene M. Hertling
Richard "Dick" Hoglund
Larry G. Woltjer
Post — Veldkamp
Gatewood — Moenkedick
Kohlman — Zahnow
Henry — Koch
Hoese — Klema
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Letter: Willmar school issues
Letter: Veterans, you are needed
Commentary: Harry Reid vs. the Smooth Deal
Commentary: Disability services in critical need of funding
October 27, 2014
Minnesota Ebola plan less restrictive
ST. PAUL — Minnesota officials will allow people coming from countries affected by Ebola more freedom than controversial rules enacted by some states. The Minnesota rules require quarantines for people who were exposed while treating Ebola patients, even if they themselves do not...
news / state
October 27, 2014 - 11:58pm
October 8, 2014
All major U.S. railroads must report service stats
The top U.S. rail regulator ruled on Wednesday that all Class 1 railroads operating in the United States must provide detailed weekly freight service reports, a decision that cited months of congestion that has hit the grain and power industries particularly hard. Carriers must submit...
news / nation
October 8, 2014 - 11:20pm
May 3, 2014
Commentary: Rules can save lives
Maddie’s Room is actually very nice — comfortable chairs, lots of outlets. If you don’t look closely, you might think you’re at an airport lounge, except I’m the only one who appears to be working. Everybody else is just waiting. This is the surgical waiting room at UCLA...
opinion / commentary
May 3, 2014 - 1:00am
April 24, 2014
New U.S. rules for oil tank cars coming
CASSELTON, N.D. – The U.S. Department of Transportation will submit a package of regulatory changes for rail shippers next week that include new tank car standards, Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday. Foxx, meeting with North Dakota’s federal delegation and other officials...
news / nation
April 24, 2014 - 10:55pm
August 16, 2013
Report: NSA spying broke privacy rules multiple times
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Most of the infractions involve unauthorized...
news / nation
August 16, 2013 - 7:00am
February 17, 2009
Commentary: The place to change must begin with the lobbyists
We might as well start with Judd Gregg because, in a way, he is at the heart of the problem. The first time I met him was in New Hampshire, during the 2000 Republican primary, when he came into the kitchen of a high school to tell me and another journalist that what we had just heard...
commentary / opinion
February 17, 2009 - 12:00am
December 24, 2008
Letter: School should enforce rules
As a resident of west central Minnesota, I have admired the law enforcement agencies of Kandiyohi County and wished that the county I live in had the same level of law enforcement.
December 24, 2008 - 12:00am
October 1, 2008
Air, water permit fee rules to be discussed today
WILLMAR -- Willmar will host one of the final opportunities to learn about and discuss proposals to draft amendments to the air and water permit fee rules that partially fund permit activities. This final set of public meetings will take place before formal rule hearings begin. The...
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am