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Holiday DWI enforcement in Minnesota kicks off statewide
Philippines to extradite ex-priest accused of abusing two North Dakota boys
Dayton: Shouldn't take long to elect two new legislators
Lawyer: Schoen was warned sexual harassment claims could become public during potential state auditor bid
The race to replace Schoen: Bigham is in, McNamara 'strongly leaning toward' a run
Vikings LB Emmanuel Lamur: Meeting Cuban relatives 'a blessing to think of on Thanksgiving'
Ex-Wild Jason Pominville, Marco Scandella enjoying new roles in Buffalo
Adam Thielen on verge of breaking Vikings' 1,000-yard receiving drought
Second albino deer found shot, killed in Wisconsin
Wild about turkeys: Hunters thankful for challenges
David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol who starred on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Keith Cleo Moist
Catherine A. Brainard
Harvey B. Beavers
Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate all our blessings
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
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Emma Anne Williams
April 8, 2010
Off-duty trooper charged with DWI in Meeker County
LITCHFIELD -- Off-duty Minnesota State Trooper Scott Urdahl was arrested for driving while impaired following a two-vehicle injury crash Tuesday evening. The crash occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 12 in Darwin Township about two miles east of Litchfield. Urdahl,...
April 8, 2010 - 12:00am
February 16, 2010
Legislators from region have mixed feelings on gov.'s plans
ST. PAUL -- After wading through about a third of Gov. Tim Pawlenty's 65-page supplemental budget on Monday, Sen. Joe Gimse said there was "nothing specifically" he could find to change in the proposal. He wasn't necessarily happy about some of the cuts, like reductions in local...
February 16, 2010 - 12:00am
October 27, 2009
Commuter rail will be discussed at Willmar meeting
WILLMAR -- Minnesota's rail plan, and the possibility of developing a commuter rail line on existing tracks in west central Minnesota, will be discussed at a public meeting Wednesday in Willmar. The open house, hosted by national, state and local officials, will be held be from 5...
October 27, 2009 - 12:00am
October 26, 2009
Commuter rail will be discussed at meeting Wednesday in Willmar
WILLMAR -- A proposal to develope a commuter rail line in west central Minnesota will be discussed at a public meeting Wednesday night in Willmar. The open house will be held be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Minnesota Department of Transportation's District 8 headquarters,located at 2505...
October 26, 2009 - 5:57pm
July 1, 2009
GOP, DFL legislators say court's decision is about time
WILLMAR -- Area legislators -- both Republicans and Democrats -- expressed relief Tuesday afternoon that the U.S. Senate race appeared to be over with the Minnesota Supreme Court's unanimous ruling that Al Franken defeated Norm Coleman. "I think it's time to be over and to move on,"...
July 1, 2009 - 12:00am
May 29, 2009
Minnesota seeks repeal of Indian banishment
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's request to overturn a federal law that threw Dakota and Winnebago Indians out of the state can become a way to teach...
May 29, 2009 - 12:00am
February 10, 2009
Commentary: A snapshot of Lincoln 200 years after birth
It is one of my duties as Minnesota's commissioner on the national Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission to outline the president's impact upon Minnesota. It is appropriate to highlight Lincoln and Minnesota now, since Feb. 12 marks the 200th anniversary of his birth. Lincoln never...
February 10, 2009 - 12:00am
February 3, 2009
Food inspectors on the hunt for tainted peanut butter products
ST. PAUL -- Food inspectors are fanning out across Minnesota this week to make sure potentially tainted peanut butter products are no longer for sale. The list of products that could be infected with possibly deadly salmonella bacteria tops 800, leading to what some say is the biggest...
February 3, 2009 - 12:00am
December 18, 2008
Lawmaker warns tough economic times are likely ahead for ACGC and other school districts
GROVE CITY -- After slugging its way out of statutory operating debt by making deep budget cuts and succeeding in passing a levy referendum after four failed attempts, the last thing the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School Board wanted to hear was more bad financial news. But that's...
December 18, 2008 - 12:00am
October 29, 2008
Editorial: Re-elect Urdahl in Dist. 18B
House District 18B voters will again face the choice of Republican incumbent Dean Urdahl of Grove City and Democrat-endorsed David Detert of Litchfield. The two ran against each other in 2004 and 2006 in the same district, with Urdahl winning each time. This district includes much...
October 29, 2008 - 12:00am
October 21, 2008
Letter: Setting the record straight
I want to thank State AARP Director Michelle Kimball for setting the record straight that AARP does not make endorsements. Perhaps the Oct. 11 letter writer was confused because AARP ran a newspaper ad and sent a mailing to its members recognizing Dean Urdahl's vote for health care...
October 21, 2008 - 12:00am
October 18, 2008
AARP doesn't do endorsements
In an Oct. 11 letter, writer Andy Huhta incorrectly stated that Rep. Dean Urdahl (R-Grove City) was endorsed by AARP. AARP does not endorse candidates. AARP has a long-standing tradition of providing valuable voter education on issues and legislation of importance to the 50+ population....
October 18, 2008 - 12:00am
October 16, 2008
Study by Minnesota 2020 urges state lawmakers to get the ball rolling on regional railroad lines
WILLMAR -- Shannon Klint looks forward to the day that a passenger train might take her and her family from the Twin Cities to visit her parents in Willmar. "It would change my life," she said Wednesday morning. Klint took part in a conference call to discuss a new study by Minnesota...
October 16, 2008 - 12:00am
October 11, 2008
Urdahl cares about seniors
I believe that our seniors are an invaluable asset to our society and should be given the best care, love and financial support they deserve to live their lives in comfort and dignity. This is why I chose the field of nursing home administration for my career. One of the biggest...
October 11, 2008 - 12:00am