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Audit: Minn. welfare programs have lax eligibility checks
It's back: Minnesota Senate has plan to revive Real ID
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
State Fair doughnut fry leads to political fray
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
CMCS rebounds to play for consolation crown
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Gophers riding turnaround into NCAA Tournament
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
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
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?
Dave & Vivian Swanson
August 19, 2012
West Fargo diner abuzz after actor Tom Hanks and family drops in for breakfast
WEST FARGO - The breakfast and lunch rush is done for the week at TNT's Diner in West Fargo, but owners Tim and Tammy Hagensen are still buzzing...
August 19, 2012 - 7:40am
August 3, 2012
Letter: Rohloff is a good candidate
I am very pleased to give my endorsement to Jessica Rohloff as the Democratic candidate for the Minnesota House seat in District 17B. After many years of supporting DFL candidates at the local, state and national level, Jessica decided that the best way to actively promote important,...
August 3, 2012 - 12:00am
May 11, 2012
'Character' Rep. Rukavina retiring from Minn. Legislature
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature's most colorful member is retiring, in part because of a new and politically divisive mood pervading the...
May 11, 2012 - 11:20am
December 22, 2011
Letter: OHV park is not a good fit
This letter is in response to an effort being undertaken by a small group of people to create an ATV amusement park in our beautiful and fragile Minnesota River valley. The proposed off-highway park would be located in Sections 22 and 23 of Sacred Heart Township.
December 22, 2011 - 12:00am
November 1, 2011
Letter: Our amazing manufacturers
Thank you to the MinnWest Technology Campus for the "Discover Manufacturing Innovation Showcase" on Oct. 28. We were amazed at the extent of innovative manufacturing in Willmar. It was a great opportunity for students to learn what careers are available here, as well as for the public...
November 1, 2011 - 12:00am
October 29, 2011
Fighting the good fight on the land
By Tom Cherveny email@example.com Fierce, partisan budget battles. A state shutdown. Asian carp. Zebra mussels. Out-of-control forest fires. Since...
October 29, 2011 - 12:00am
June 16, 2011
Letter: Changing times at cemeteries
Some things are changing. I went into my local hospital a while back to see a friend. When I asked at the desk what room he was in, they said he wasn't there. I was very frustrated because I knew he was there. Due to new privacy laws, they could not tell me what room he was in or...
June 16, 2011 - 12:00am
Willmar native named U.S. Rep. Paulsen's communications director
Willmar native Tom Erickson is U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen's new communications director. Erickson, who has worked for Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, is leaving a job as National Republican Congressional Committee press secretary. His twin brother, Nick, works for...
December 16, 2010 - 7:31am
December 3, 2010
Update: Emmer admits he lacks recount votes, but presses on
Update 11:30 a.m.
December 3, 2010 - 10:57am
November 27, 2010
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
November 27, 2010 - 12:00am
November 22, 2010
State high court rejects Emmer ballot case
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Supreme Court late this afternoon rejected a request by Republican governor candidate Tom Emmer that could have led...
November 22, 2010 - 5:36pm
Update: Both sides questioned hard during ballot hearing at Supreme Court
Update 4:30 p.m.
November 22, 2010 - 11:02am
November 9, 2010
Emmer plans for transition, just in case
ST. PAUL -- Tom Emmer said he soon will announce a transition team in case he overcomes am 8,751-vote deficit to become Minnesota governor. But...
November 9, 2010 - 1:45pm
Leader in Minn. governor race meets current boss
ST. PAUL, Minn. - For the second straight day, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is meeting with someone who could take his job. Pawlenty is scheduled to sit down Tuesday afternoon with Democrat Mark Dayton to discuss a possible transition of power. Dayton is the current vote leader in...
November 9, 2010 - 9:25am
November 5, 2010
Kubly supports new minority leader
ST. PAUL -- Sen. Gary Kubly, DFL-Granite Falls, was among those who supported Sen. Tom Bakk's selection as the minority leader to represent the party in the State Senate. The DFL caucus selected Bakk its minority leader on Thursday, just two days after the election that saw the party...
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am