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Election's viral stars a hit for Halloween
Scientists identify fossilized dinosaur brain tissue for first time
Minnesotan killed by live wire after crashing into power pole
College student slams into police car while taking topless selfie
Once jobless and uncounted, eager workers could slow Fed rate hike
WCT Sports Show: Cards, Wildcats breeze through opening rounds
Analyst: Zimmer tackle rotation versus Eagles 'horrible'
Wild's Niederreiter gaining confidence on new line
Conley, Grizzlies hold off Timberwolves
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
John R.L. Teigland
Glenn John Nelsen
Walter Merril Johnson
Melissa Heen Peterson
Cindy Regan's letter: Clinton's corruption runs deep
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Julie Asmus to Willmar's Ward 2 seat
Colleen Thomson Michels letter: Schwantes is committed to public service
Suzie Richter letter: Get informed, then go and vote
Ryan Rauenhorst letter: Lang will hold true to his values
October 19, 2016
Richard Lindahl letter: Democrats need our support
Not everybody likes to pay taxes. Dave Baker and the Republicans want to lower everybody's taxes. Sounds good, doesn't it? But is it? Think...
October 19, 2016 - 12:14pm
October 10, 2016
James Swenson letter: The definition of 'fair share'
I have finally concluded I have to take my quest to the general public. If you are a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Independent, or something else, I invite your feedback. For years I have searched high and low and searched worldwide on the internet. I have no idea where else...
October 10, 2016 - 12:50am
October 5, 2016
Poll: Trump calls tax avoidance 'smart,' most Americans call it 'unpatriotic'
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says paying no income tax would make him "smart." While nearly half of Americans agree with him,...
October 5, 2016 - 2:09pm
October 3, 2016
Willmar's money is budgeted to the last dollar
WILLMAR — According to the 2015 comprehensive financial report for Willmar, the city finished 2015 with $136,043,375 in assets, with $39,764,427...
October 3, 2016 - 12:28am
October 2, 2016
Trump's tax writeoff shows he is a business 'genius, advisers say
WASHINGTON - - Donald Trump's decision to take a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax return showed his business acumen and "genius" at figuring...
October 2, 2016 - 8:37pm
September 21, 2016
Staff talks to reset special session hopes
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton declared a special legislative session dead just more than a month ago, but on Thursday, Sept. 22,...
September 21, 2016 - 7:02pm
August 26, 2016
Klinger: Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?
As fall approaches, millions of moms and dads are scrambling to prepare for the first day of school, excited to support their children's success....
August 26, 2016 - 1:31pm
May 23, 2016
Transportation, bonding fail at end of Minnesota Legislature
ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators came to St. Paul with hopes to pass a good many bills, but they failed to approve two major issues, transportation...
May 23, 2016 - 8:50am
May 22, 2016
Pieces slowly fall into place at Legislature
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Republicans entered the 2016 legislative session with dreams of passing a slimmed down version of their $2.2 billion tax-cut plan that failed in 2015. They got a $258 million tax cut for the next year. Democrats arrived in St. Paul on March 8 with dreams of...
May 22, 2016 - 11:21pm
Tax-cut bill first to pass as Minnesota lawmakers face midnight deadline
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House passed legislation cutting taxes Sunday afternoon, the first of four major bills on the final day lawmakers can take action. Also, negotiators approved a plan to increase spending $167 million over the existing two-year, $42 billion budget. However,...
May 22, 2016 - 4:12pm
April 12, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Someone else may have filed your tax return
The deadline for filing your income taxes is less than two weeks away. But someone else may have already filed your return for you — an identity...
April 12, 2016 - 3:00am
April 11, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Tax climate unfair to Minnesota businesses
It appears Minnesota’s small businesses will not get tax relief this session of the Legislature. Despite a projected $1.2 billion surplus...
April 11, 2016 - 7:30am
March 30, 2016
Late mailing of MNSure forms draws lawmakers' ire
ST. PAUL — The state's failure to promptly mail critical tax forms to Minnesotans who enrolled in health insurance plans through MNsure may...
March 30, 2016 - 1:38pm
March 8, 2016
Minnesota House Speaker sued by debt collectors, tardy on land taxes
ST. PAUL - Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt faced three lawsuits in the past year over credit card charges. Minnesota Public Radio reported...
March 8, 2016 - 10:49am
March 3, 2016
With smaller surplus, lawmakers have fewer dollars to give back
What are chances of a tax cut no ST. PAUL -- Don’t plan on spending money from a big cut in state taxes just yet, Minnesotans. When state finance officials announced last week that Minnesota’s projected budget surplus had shrunk by one-fourth — from $1.2 billion to $900 million...
March 3, 2016 - 5:30am