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Records published March 23
Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin shootings
Burglars swipe $30K in tools from Minnesota school’s auto shop, principal's car
Great Indoors: Basketball-themed cake adds fun to Final Four
'Housing first' solution helping homeless fight addiction, health issues
Injured Lavine, his upbeat attitude still part of Timberwolves
Minnesota-born Lundquist chose broadcasting over the ministry 50-plus years ago
Bluejays ready to roll
Phil Hughes recalls visiting pitching guru Tom House
Hanzal's first Wild goal part of memorable family reunion
'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
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'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
Milton M. Hamann
Marian A. Hanson
Ruth O. Jones
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
January 31, 2017
Harrop commentary: Democrats do need to get out of bed
January 31, 2017 - 9:54pm
May 13, 2015
Letter: Tea Party is not fiscally conservative
We have made 15 trips to Mayo Clinic since last June 30. That has been a total of 25 nights at a hotel; in the 25 days there my wife has averaged 2½ visits a day. A month ago the doctors at Mayo gave her a new medicine to help her control her acid. Her body is making three times...
May 13, 2015 - 3:00am
October 24, 2014
Letter: Falk does a good job
The Democrats have done a great job of heading our state in the right direction and we have more jobs now than ever before. Unemployment is at 4.1 percent, the lowest in eight years. More Minnesotans have health care than ever before and the MNsure average cost is the lowest in...
October 24, 2014 - 4:00am
June 14, 2014
Commentary: The power of 3,607 voters
That’s how many people it took to bring down House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, doom immigration reform and leave all but the most tea-sodden Republicans quaking. No, it wasn’t the Democrats who did it. Various complicated analyses of voting patterns confirm what anyone who has...
June 14, 2014 - 2:00am
June 13, 2014
Commentary: Cantor and the tea party purge
WASHINGTON — In 1961, John F. Kennedy said: “In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.” In...
June 13, 2014 - 2:30am
April 17, 2014
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
April 17, 2014 - 7:00am
January 25, 2014
Tea Party cancels Monday rally in Willmar
WILLMAR — A Tea Party rally planned for Monday evening at the Willmar American Legion has been canceled due to wintry weather and difficult driving conditions in the forecast for early this coming week. A spokesman said the event will be rescheduled.
January 25, 2014 - 8:00am
December 3, 2013
Letter: Government by the plutocrats
For those among us who hate government, the Tea Party members are providing us with exactly that. We had a taste of a complete government shutdown a few months ago that threw the country into something approaching complete anarchy, much to the distress and bewilderment of the electorate...
December 3, 2013 - 12:39pm
October 28, 2013
Letter: The musings of Sen. McCain
Poor Sen. John McCain. The whole time the Republicans had the government shut down, you could watch him on C-Span at the Capitol, especially on the floor of the Senate. He was always wringing his hands or pacing, hands behind his back, a drawn, worried look on his face. Musing, like...
October 28, 2013 - 3:00am
October 14, 2013
Letter: Could the Tea Party be right?
Cynicism toward politicians of both parties is running high. Voters are convinced that our representatives are only looking out for themselves. But let’s take another look. If it is true that Tea Party-leaning Republicans will be punished at the polls next election because of...
October 14, 2013 - 12:01am
October 1, 2013
For House Republicans, confrontation is safer than compromise
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For most Republicans in the House of Representatives, the only greater peril than shutting down the federal government would have been fighting to keep it open.
October 1, 2013 - 7:26am
September 20, 2013
House votes to derail Obamacare, fund government
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House voted Friday to cripple President Barack Obama's health care law as part of a risky ploy that threatens...
September 20, 2013 - 11:06am
August 9, 2013
Letter: Tim Miller’s twisting the facts
I read Tim Miller’s letter in the July 18 edition, and if it wasn’t so scary it would be funny. He is typical Tea Party who twists the facts to fit his own agenda. He reminds me of Ron Paul who has said he would bankrupt the U.S. and close it down before he would allow food...
August 9, 2013 - 2:00am
May 17, 2013
Ousted IRS chief regrets treatment of tea party
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ousted head of the Internal Revenue Service apologized to Congress on Friday for his agency's tougher treatment of tea...
May 17, 2013 - 12:26pm