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Corps denies easement to complete Dakota Access Pipeline construction in ND
Law enforcers back away from skirmish line to de-escalate tensions at Standing Rock protest site
Ag Career Fair and Technology Showcase
Fire damages rural Olivia home
Law enforcement urges peace during pipeline protests
Willmar fifth at NXN nationals
Toriumi's hat trick powers WarHawks
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
October 1, 2011
Union requests meeting with American Crystal growers
October 1, 2011 - 1:08pm
August 6, 2011
Summer camp at Sibley State Park, New London, Minn.
NEW LONDON - Without a doubt, tears were shed at Sibley State Park on Friday morning. It's a ritual that goes back a few decades. Since possibly...
August 6, 2011 - 12:00am
March 31, 2011
Wis. governor halts plans to implement union law
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin judge today did what thousands of pro-union protesters and boycotting Democratic lawmakers couldn't, forcing Republican Gov.
March 31, 2011 - 12:33pm
March 15, 2011
NFL players' lawsuit hearing set
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A request by NFL players to keep the league and its teams from locking them out will be heard by a federal judge on April 6 -- the first time the two sides will be in a courtroom since the labor pact fell apart. U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson scheduled...
March 15, 2011 - 12:00am
February 25, 2011
Wisconsin Assembly passes bill taking away union rights
MADISON, Wis. -- Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly took the first significant action on their plan to strip collective bargaining rights...
February 25, 2011 - 9:46am
February 23, 2011
Commentary: Coolidge to Reagan to Walker?
When three-fourths of the Boston police department went on strike in 1919, leading to broken shop windows and looting, then-Massachusetts Gov. Calvin Coolidge called out the state militia and broke the strike. Coolidge declared, "There is no right to strike against the public safety...
February 23, 2011 - 12:16am
February 22, 2011
Commentary: Pension obesity and a feeling
In New York City, the No. 2 guy in the Fire Department retired on a pension worth $242,000 a year. In New York State, a single official holding two jobs and one pension took in $641,000. A lieutenant with the Port Authority police retired with an annual pension of $196,767, and 738...
February 22, 2011 - 12:00am
February 21, 2011
For compromise in Wisconsin, 3 GOP senators are needed
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A handful of Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin seemed to hold one of few paths to a compromise that could end a high-stakes stalemate over union rights that has captured the nation's attention. Gov. Scott Walker made clear today he won't back off his proposal...
February 21, 2011 - 12:52pm
February 18, 2011
Update 11 a.m.: Wisconsin police hunt Dem. leader, protests continue
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin State Patrol was dispatched this morning to find a Democratic state senator who fled the Capitol to delay the near-certain passage of a bill to end a half-century of collective bargaining rights for public workers, a measure that's attracted thousands...
February 18, 2011 - 10:59am
Wisconsin protesters buoyed by delay on anti-union bill
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Swelling crowds of protesters who have descended on Wisconsin's Capitol in hopes of halting a Republican effort to end a half-century of collective bargaining rights for public workers steeled themselves for a long fight, buoyed by Democrats' decision to flee...
February 18, 2011 - 9:45am
January 21, 2011
Rice Hospital nurses hold rally as mediation talks begin today
WILLMAR -- Registered nurses at Rice Memorial Hospital wore red T-shirts and held handmade signs in a show of solidarity this morning as mediation got under way between hospital management and the nurses' bargaining unit. The 220 RNs represented by the local unit of the Minnesota...
January 21, 2011 - 11:48am
December 4, 2010
Koenen receives Farmers Union Torchbearer Award
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Farmers Union gave out its Torchbearer Award at its 69th annual state convention Nov. 21. The award winners included Levi Koenen of Clara City. "In order to receive the Torchbearers' Award, you have to show dedication to the Farmers Union cause and a commitment...
December 4, 2010 - 12:00am
Kloses receive MFU Lifetime Family Achievement Award
ST. PAUL -- Bessie and George Klose of Atwater recently received the Lifetime Family Achievement Award from Minnesota Farmers Union. "For as long as I can remember, Bessie and George Klose have been dedicated Farmers Union members who have done so much for this organization," said...
December 4, 2010 - 12:00am
November 13, 2010
Policy to lead the Farmers Union convention agenda
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Farmers Union is hosting the annual state convention on Nov.
November 13, 2010 - 12:00am
August 17, 2010
AFL-CIO gives full backing to Mark Dayton
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota's AFL-CIO has thrown its support behind Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton after the group sat out the primary. The union's board cited Dayton's background as economic development commissioner and state auditor and said he was the candidate...
August 17, 2010 - 10:02am