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Merkel's conservatives make big gains in German Saarland election
Trump ally Stone offers to testify in Russian meddling probe
Russian police detain opposition leader, dozens of protesters
Republican Meadows: Tax plan does not have to be revenue neutral
Soothing spaces: How to create a cozier bedroom
Kinglets can brighten a March day
Dokken: Having a blast with a fishing partner from the past
Cook: Late-ice lake trout prove cooperative
Lake of the Woods boat ramp remains in limbo
UMD's Toninato and Iafallo erase painful memory at Scheels Arena
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
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'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
Derald F. Rolfsmeier
Loren E. Meyer
Ruth O. Jones
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Planning the spring garden calendar
Fielding Questions: Rabbit damage can ruin evergreens
Commentary: Minnesota needs transportation investment
Dave & Vivian Swanson
January 14, 2016
Minnesota announces new student loan refinancing program
ST. PAUL -- The Dayton administration and legislators announced a new loan refinancing program Thursday to help Minnesotans tackle their student loan debt. An estimated 500,000 Minnesotans carrying large amounts of student loan debt could potentially save tens of thousands of dollars....
January 14, 2016 - 8:57pm
November 20, 2015
Two dogs killed by law enforcement after attacking students, staff at Montevideo Middle School
MONTEVIDEO -- Law enforcement officers shot two dogs Friday morning after they attacked students and staff at the Montevideo Middle School. The Montevideo Police Department and the Chippewa Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of two pit bulls loose at the school. According...
November 20, 2015 - 12:09pm
November 19, 2015
Speed limits to increase on some area highways
WILLMAR, Minn. – The speed limit will be increasing from 55 mph to 60 mph next week on several west central Minnesota highways.The Minnesota Department of Transportation is scheduled to install new speed limit signs Monday and Tuesday, weather permitting. The areas with increased...
November 19, 2015 - 4:42pm
October 9, 2015
Economic tipping point triggers prison campaign
APPLETON — At a time when most agricultural counties were adding jobs, Swift County saw its unemployment rate pop up to 8.3 percent, the highest in the state. This was in June, when county officials also learned about a proposal by the Minnesota Department of Corrections asking...
October 9, 2015 - 10:10pm
October 5, 2015
Convoy, deployment ceremony planned Thursday for Willmar's Guard unit
WILLMAR — Members of the 682nd Engineering Battalion based in Willmar will be leaving later this month for a nine-month deployment to Kuwa...
October 5, 2015 - 12:36am
July 30, 2015
Minnesota releases student test scores in math, reading and science
WILLMAR — Test scores from state tests taking in math, reading and science last spring were released today. The state Department of Education released scores for the 2015 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments at midnight. Results for schools in Kandiyohi County indicate...
July 30, 2015 - 7:54am
June 26, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage nationwide
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry in a historic triumph...
June 26, 2015 - 9:51am
June 12, 2015
Johnson to chair U of M Board of Regents
WILLMAR — The Rev. Dean Johnson of Willmar has been elected chairman of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. Johnson was elected to the two-year term Friday morning. His term will begin on July 1. Johnson has been a regent since 2007 and was recently elected to a...
June 12, 2015 - 3:25pm
May 28, 2015
Pre-K education remains at heart of budget impasse
ST. PAUL — An early-learning center visit Thursday reinforced the Republican House speaker’s resolve to offer scholarships for pre-kindergarten...
May 28, 2015 - 11:29pm
May 15, 2015
Minnesota leaders OK budget framework
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislative leaders emerged after days of budget negotiations Friday night with an agreement, but they could provide few details. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, D-Cook, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, said they have an overall budget agreement, but...
May 15, 2015 - 7:44pm
April 21, 2015
Dayton lobs volley at House GOP
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton continues to expand his complaints with Republicans who control the House. He said Tuesday the GOP health and human services bill that the full House will debate in the next few days is “based on financial fiction.” Like with an education...
April 21, 2015 - 9:31pm
April 7, 2015
Bonding: Dayton backs big spending
ST. PAUL — Hallock city officials in northwestern Minnesota want the state to borrow $255,000 to help replace a fire station, $360,000 to replace...
April 7, 2015 - 8:30pm
March 27, 2015
Transportation, two ways
WILLMAR — Two different plans for improving the state’s transportation system aren’t that different at all, said Minnesota Speaker of the...
March 27, 2015 - 11:14pm
March 2, 2015
Local officials support granting undocumented immigrants access to driver’s licenses
WILLMAR — Local officials showed support Saturday for granting undocumented immigrants access to driver’s licenses. More than 200 community...
March 2, 2015 - 6:28am
January 13, 2015
U of M requests money to expand the tuition freeze
ST. PAUL — Much of the higher education talk from Minnesota political leaders this year is about improving the workforce by training and retraining...
January 13, 2015 - 11:45pm