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Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
Italy quake death toll hits 250 as rescuers search demolished towns
Trump, Clinton spar over who is best for minority voters
Records published Aug. 26
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
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
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
May 7, 2015
Senators vote to end online lottery games
ST. PAUL — Minnesota senators left no doubt they think the lottery director overstepped his authority in allowing online games as they voted...
May 7, 2015 - 11:39pm
February 19, 2015
Senators link greater Minnesota bills
ST. PAUL — Five Democratic senators serving greater Minnesota on Wednesday linked bills each sponsor into an overall initiative that they say...
February 19, 2015 - 8:00am
January 8, 2015
Editorial: Legislature is off to a civil start for 2015
Minnesota’s Legislature opened Monday with ceremony and civility. It is a first step, but one shouldn’t expect it to last for too...
January 8, 2015 - 6:00am
December 10, 2014
Former CIA officials say torture report is one-sided, flawed
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of former top-ranking CIA officials disputed a U.S. Senate committee's finding that the agency's interrogation...
December 10, 2014 - 10:33am
December 9, 2014
CIA deceived White House, public over interrogations procedures: Senate report
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA routinely misled the White House and Congress over its harsh interrogation program for terrorism suspects and...
December 9, 2014 - 1:19pm
November 5, 2014
Franken easily wins re-election to U.S. Senate
ST. PAUL -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken is no laughing matter to Minnesota Republicans after winning his re-election contest Tuesday, and...
November 5, 2014 - 10:15am
November 4, 2014
Republicans gain control of Senate in U.S. midterm elections
WASHINGTON - Republicans rolled up big victories on Tuesday and seized control of the U.S. Senate in midterms elections that tipped the balance of power away from President Barack Obama and will complicate his remaining two years in office.
November 4, 2014 - 10:40pm
Media projects Franken wins U.S. Senate race in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken is no laughing matter to Minnesota Republicans as major news networks projected him to win his re-election...
November 4, 2014 - 8:57pm
October 30, 2014
District 17A: Nothing implied, nothing endorsed
WILLMAR — A political blogger based in Maynard has accused Republican challenger Tim Miller of falsely implying that he has discussed governing together with District 17 State Sen. Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara City. Sally Jo Sorensen, in her blog “Bluestem Prairie’’ posted on Oct....
October 30, 2014 - 10:14am
October 28, 2014
Letter: The facts on Senate building
There has been a lot of discussion about the Senate Office Building during this campaign from Republicans that are trying to make this a political issue. WCCO-TV News conducted a “Reality Check” on this attack and found it to be “misleading.” Here are the facts: The...
October 28, 2014 - 9:25am
October 1, 2014
McFadden takes jabs at ‘partisan’ Franken defends record, Obamacare
DULUTH — Sen. Al Franken and Mike McFadden, his challenger in the race for U.S. Senate, would make a good “Odd Couple,” if their debate at the Duluth Playhouse on Wednesday was any indication. When McFadden congratulated Franken and his wife on their pending wedding anniversary...
October 1, 2014 - 11:42pm
September 28, 2014
McFadden, Franken mine for greater Minnesota votes in Senate race
ST. PAUL — The most-discussed greater Minnesota issue in the race between U.S. Sen. Al Franken and Mike McFadden, by far, is whether to allow...
September 28, 2014 - 11:41pm
June 2, 2014
Minnesota Republicans finally pick McFadden as Senate 2014 nominee
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The Republican U.S. Senate endorsement came down to money vs. party tradition.
June 2, 2014 - 6:00am
May 5, 2014
Senate unveils its bonding plan for 2014 session
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Senate will consider spending more than $1 billion on public works projects ranging from a water system to preparing...
May 5, 2014 - 11:32am
April 29, 2014
Minnesota Senate panel approves medical marijuana bill
ST. PAUL -- A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota cleared a second committee hurdle in the state Senate on Tuesday, and is scheduled for another hearing Wednesday.
April 29, 2014 - 2:15pm