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Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote
Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal
Bill O'Reilly to Return With Podcast on Monday
North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
All about the details: Awards mount for Minnesota taxidermist
Superior Hiking Trail Association hires new leader
The Wild didn't get the job done
Wild couldn't produce in playoffs
Blues oust Wild on Paajarvi OT goal
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
March 5, 2017
Six ND, MN health care lobbyists also have Big Tobacco on client roster
FARGO — With smoking being the No. 1 cause of preventable death in the U.S., tobacco companies and health groups seemingly would be clear...
March 5, 2017 - 8:15am
February 25, 2017
Push to make smoking tougher in Minnesota gains student support
ST. PAUL—Cigarette smoke seems to be a constant presence in Cayanne Korder's life. The Red Wing High School sophomore does not smoke herself,...
February 25, 2017 - 9:41am
January 8, 2017
Tobacco, but not pot, boosts early stroke risk
Smoking pot in young adulthood does not seem to increase the risk of early stroke, but cigarette smoking does, according to a study of nearly...
January 8, 2017 - 11:01pm
January 4, 2017
Kandiyohi County smoke-free ordinance takes effect
WILLMAR — Starting this week, smokers in Kandiyohi County will have to stand at least 25 feet away from business and workplace entrances...
January 4, 2017 - 8:01am
November 16, 2016
Kandiyohi County adopts new smoke-free ordinance
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County adopted a new smoke-free ordinance Tuesday that treats e-cigarettes the same as conventional cigarettes and...
November 16, 2016 - 4:00am
November 2, 2016
New smoke-free ordinance would regulate e-cigarettes
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board will hold a hearing this month on a proposed new ordinance that places countywide restrictions on...
November 2, 2016 - 6:00am
September 13, 2016
Secondhand smoke can hurt kids years after exposure
• Breathing secondhand smoke during childhood can lead to long-term breathing and health problems and a shorter life expectancy, according...
September 13, 2016 - 1:27pm
August 16, 2016
Longer distance to tobacco shop tied to better odds of quitting
Having to walk further from home to get to a tobacco shop increases the odds that smokers will quit, according a large study in Finland. Researchers...
August 16, 2016 - 1:00am
May 14, 2015
Meeker Memorial Hospital bans tobacco, e-cigarettes on campus
LITCHFIELD — Meeker Memorial Hospital and Clinic is implementing a tobacco-free policy this week that covers the entire campus — not only the buildings but also the grounds and any vehicle parked on the grounds. The policy extends as well to electronic cigarettes. The hospital...
May 14, 2015 - 11:04pm
January 22, 2015
Tobacco in disguise
MADISON — Erin Simmons has a good idea of who is buying the Gummy Bear-flavored e-juice and the Hello Kitty-themed e-cigarettes that turn the...
January 22, 2015 - 11:03pm