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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
Ibarra scores in Minnesota's win over Colorado
Hicks' five RBIs help power Tigers past Twins
Chappell birdies final hole to take Texas Open
UMD's defensive corps, led by freshman Mikey Anderson, will be youthful next season
All about the details: Awards mount for Minnesota taxidermist
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
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Jackalee 'Jackie' Peterson
Dennis R. Erdman
Marvin I. Braegelman
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
June 13, 2014
Obama weighs U.S. action in Iraq, but rules out troops
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday he needs several days to determine how the United States will help Iraq deal with...
June 13, 2014 - 1:19pm
June 18, 2013
Karzai: Afghan troops take lead to secure country
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan forces have taken over the lead from the U.S.-led NATO coalition for security nationwide, President Hamid Karzai announced Tuesday in a significant milestone in the 12-year war.
June 18, 2013 - 6:37am
March 12, 2013
5 US troops die in helicopter crash in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan has killed five American service members, officials said Tuesday. By HEIDI VOGT and RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan has killed five American service...
March 12, 2013 - 7:37am
October 3, 2011
Sew-a-thon in Willmar, Minn.
October 3, 2011 - 12:00am
December 23, 2010
Letter: Don't forget the troops
It is late December again and we still have troops overseas who are in harm's way. Take time to send them a card or a small gift. That is the least we can do for our servicemen and servicewomen. Their sacrifice for our wellbeing is of the highest order. Since the beginning of time...
December 23, 2010 - 12:00am
August 24, 2010
Number of US troops in Iraq falls below 50,000
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The number of U.S. troops in Iraq has fallen below 50,000 for the first time since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion and ahead of the end-of-the-month deadline mandated by President Barack Obama, the American military said in a statement today. The number is a watershed...
August 24, 2010 - 8:00am
July 22, 2010
Pawlenty sees improved Iraq
ST. PAUL -- Conditions in Iraq are improving, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Wednesday during an unannounced visit. "There is a hopeful sense...
July 22, 2010 - 12:00am
June 19, 2010
State assisting areas hit by storm
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is trying to get federal assistance to recover from Thursday's deadly storms. Gov. Tim Pawlenty's emergency officials asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to conduct a preliminary damage assessment, which could lead to federal aid in Faribault, Freeborn,...
June 19, 2010 - 12:00am
June 9, 2010
American Opinion: On why sending troops to the border will do little for America
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: From The Associated Press On why sending troops to the border will do little for America: President Barack Obama ordered 1,200 National Guard troops to the Mexican border May 25, allegedly to help alleviate...
June 9, 2010 - 12:00am
April 5, 2010
April 5, 2010 - 12:00am
April 4, 2010
Troops Return to Olivia
Friends and family welcome home the first returning troops with the 1st Battalion 151st Field Artillery to Olivia, Minnesota on Friday, April...
April 4, 2010 - 9:31am
August 31, 2009
Game on as ACGC, BOLD sports rivalry takes on new colors
OLIVIA -- In 16 of the last 17 seasons of football competition, either BOLD or Atwater Cosmos Grove City has claimed the West Central South or...
August 31, 2009 - 12:00am
July 23, 2009
Letter: Say prayers for our soldiers
Most people are united in a show of support for our troops. We see yellow ribbons on trees and on light posts. School children help pack boxes for our troops. May I suggest another means of showing support? Many of you are already doing this -- pray for our troops. Then pray, by...
July 23, 2009 - 12:00am
July 20, 2009
Pawlenty, in Iraq, meets with comrades of three slain Minn. soldiers
ST. PAUL -- If Iran was behind the deaths of three Minnesota National Guard soldiers, already rocky relations with the United States could become...
July 20, 2009 - 12:00am
March 27, 2009
Communities across the region planning send-off for hundreds of troops deploying to Mideast
MONTEVIDEO -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty will be joining hundreds of citizens from the area as during the upcoming two weekends for send-off events for local troops headed to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Some 560 soldiers with the Minnesota Army National Guard's 1st Battalion 151st Artillery...
March 27, 2009 - 12:00am