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Two people, cat rescued from Fergus Falls apartment fire
Trump poised to lift federal coal ban, other green rules
New photos show PWC accountant tweeting, mixing envelopes at Oscars
Public’s help sought after semi strikes man who jumped off I-94 bridge in Minn.
Prosecutors describe 'lives snuffed out' at Aaron Hernandez trial
Golf's governing bodies propose 'fundamental' rule changes
Girls Basketball: Tigers come back to down Lakers
Prep Basketball: NLS advances to 3AA North title game
Girls basketball: Cards get back on track, advance against Rocori
Wild hope mumps just bump in road
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Melvin Clarence Woltjer
Lois G. Beckstrand
Keith A. Kleinsasser
Chester Arthur Schroer
World of Wine: A journey in wine appreciation
Lost Italian: Have a Lenten fish fry Italian style
Dr. Fox: Pet dogs in public demonstrations
Parenting Perspective: Lessons in parenting a toddler come from the bigliest of places
Pinke: Find ways to wage peace
February 19, 2016
Letter: Why unionize child care providers?
I received a letter from the Senate today specifically stating that if the unionization of family child care providers passes, I may be required to pay union dues to AFSCME. I had already sent in my ballot in but are others aware of the track record of this request in other states...
February 19, 2016 - 1:00am
September 10, 2015
Midwest Opinion: Gov. Walker reformed unions, not classrooms
Here’s the thing to remember about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s education reforms.
September 10, 2015 - 4:00am
July 2, 2015
Obama jabs Republican candidates in Wisconsin
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin — President Barack Obama ripped the policies of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and poked fun at the large crop of Republican presidential candidates Thursday, injecting himself into the race to find his successor in 2016. The Democratic president, who had...
July 2, 2015 - 11:50pm
June 27, 2014
Letter: Strange use of union dues?
We all need inspiration, but sometimes it’s hard to come by. Such must be the situation for AFSCME, the union representing Minnesota’s state, county, and municipal employees. In Council 5’s June newsletter, “Action Update,” is an invitation to attend Labor Movie Night....
June 27, 2014 - 4:00am
July 19, 2013
Judge considers unionization of child care workers in Minn.
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- A federal judge is considering whether a union organizing effort should continue among Minnesota’s home childcare workers. Judge Michael Davis Thursday heard the state defend the law and opponents say the unionization...
July 19, 2013 - 8:34am
March 11, 2011
Wisconsin gov. officially cuts collective bargaining
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker succeeded Friday in taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights from the vast majority of the state's public employees, quietly capping weeks of contentious debate and delivering an epic defeat to the labor movement with a...
March 11, 2011 - 11:29am
March 8, 2011
Letter: A failure of integrity
Integrity: being honest without compromise or corruption. I am saddened after watching the debacle in the state of Wisconsin with school teachers and MD's lying by calling in sick so they could protest at the state Capitol. Does it make one wonder just what is being taught in these...
March 8, 2011 - 12:00am
March 2, 2011
Letters: A new paradigm for unions?
A polarizing debate is raging about unions. Currently confined to public-sector unions, the debate will no doubt extend to the private sector as well. Initially unions were formed to address safety and fair wage issues. Once these were largely resolved, unions bargained for benefits....
March 2, 2011 - 12:00am
February 23, 2011
Commentary: Walker shows fiscal seriousness, Dems show they are government
MADISON, Wis. -- Hitherto, when this university town and seat of state government applauded itself as "the Athens of the Midwest," the sobriquet suggested kinship with the cultural glories of ancient Greece. Now, however, Madison resembles contemporary Athens. This capital has been...
February 23, 2011 - 12:14am
February 22, 2011
Wisconsin governor warns of layoff notices
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker warned today that state employees could start receiving layoff notices as early as next week if a bill eliminating most collective bargaining rights isn't passed soon. Walker said in a statement to The Associated Press that the layoffs...
February 22, 2011 - 12:30pm
February 16, 2009
Letter: Make the right budget cuts
Our governor, Tim Pawlenty, wants to cut health programs, so let's start with his health benefits and those of our politicians. Our public and political employees make out like bandits compared to private-sector employees and their benefits. Pawlenty has hinted for a public employee...
February 16, 2009 - 12:00am