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Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
May 25, 2016
11 states sue government over transgender bathroom policy
Eleven states filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging the Obama administration's guidance to U.S. public schools this month that transgender...
May 25, 2016 - 1:26pm
January 9, 2015
Supreme Court meets today to consider whether to hear cases regarding state bans on gay marriage
By Archie Ingersoll FARGO – The U.S. Supreme Court is set to meet privately Friday to consider for a second time in recent months whether...
January 9, 2015 - 9:05am
July 5, 2013
Letter: Will there be a 51st state?
There is a rumor going around that part of Colorado wants to secede from the rest of the state and become the 51st state. The last time a state was formed that way was back when Virginia seceded from the union. People in the western part of the state decided that they wanted to stay...
July 5, 2013 - 12:00am
July 23, 2012
Some students hoping citizenship comes in time to vote
WILLMAR -- If the timing is right, Ruqiya Kahin and Khadra Dayl may be able to vote on Nov. 6. Kahin, 25, and Dayl, 43, have been studying for...
July 23, 2012 - 12:00am
Citizenship test shows how much, or how little, we know about country
WILLMAR -- A majority of adults in the United States probably know that Barack Obama is the president, and Joe Biden is the vice president. But how many people know the number of amendments there are in the U.S. Constitution? Can they name their U.S. representative or senators? How...
July 23, 2012 - 12:00am
November 28, 2011
Declining volume leads to closing of post offices
WATSON -- There are nearly 3,600 post offices under review across the country for possible closure. It's not clear how many will actually be closed in the months ahead, but post office closings in both rural and urban areas will be a fact of life. The volume of postal activity...
November 28, 2011 - 12:00am
December 23, 2010
American Opinion -On education's needs:
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On education's needs: Attention for troubling news is hard to summon, much less incorporate into daily life, when life is comfy. That's been much of our history in the postwar boom...
December 23, 2010 - 12:00am
November 24, 2010
Video: HSUS report on abuse allegations at Willmar Poultry Co.
Here is the video report from the Humane Society of the United States on its allegations of routine abuse and cruelty at Willmar Poultry Com...
November 24, 2010 - 12:52am
Turkey abuse at Willmar hatchery is alleged by Humane Society
WILLMAR -- An undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States has documented what the organization alleges is routine abuse...
November 24, 2010 - 12:00am
November 23, 2010
Update: HSUS makes allegations of abuses, cruelty at Willmar Poultry hatchery, WPC responds
Updated 4:15 p.m.
November 23, 2010 - 1:44pm
October 27, 2010
Letter: A nation that's falling behind
As a good parent, when one raises a family they want to see their children do well. Most good parents work hard in trying to make this country (America) a better place than when we were growing up. We try and make it better in technology, in education and to make it better economically. Right...
October 27, 2010 - 12:00am
August 10, 2010
Man, 62, sentenced to 26 years in prison for assaulting woman in Belgrade church, faces federal indictment
MINNEAPOLIS -- The 62-year-old man sentenced to 26 years in prison for the sexual assault of a woman at the Crow River Lutheran Church now faces...
August 10, 2010 - 12:00am
August 3, 2010
Access to broadband a step closer for residents of rural area
APPLETON -- Folks living outside of Appleton are on the verge of being able to do what their neighbors living outside of smaller towns like Cerro Gordo or Chokio already take for granted. They will be able to replace the scratch, screech and pings of dial-up Internet access with...
August 3, 2010 - 12:00am
Cartoon by Clay Jones
July 3, 2010 - 12:00am
June 21, 2010
Commentary: The path to immigration reform in the United States
SAN DIEGO -- Angry over my criticism of hateful legislative tantrums such as Arizona's new law to ferret out illegal immigrants, some readers have demanded to know my solution to America's immigration problem. I thought they'd never ask. The first thing we need to do is avoid making...
June 21, 2010 - 12:00am