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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
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'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
December 8, 2016
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
NEW YORK — Almost 60 percent of transgender Americans have avoided using public restrooms for fear of confrontation, saying they have been harassed and assaulted, according to the largest survey taken of transgender people in the United States. The survey of 27,715 respondents...
December 8, 2016 - 6:38pm
November 30, 2016
Trump faces dilemma as U.S. oil reels from record biofuels targets
NEW YORK—The Obama administration signed its final plan for renewable fuel use in the United States last week, leaving an oil industry...
November 30, 2016 - 7:03am
November 8, 2016
Update 4 p.m.: Americans are making their voting choice between Clinton and Trump after divisive campaign
Update 4 p.m. NEW YORK, Nov 8 (Reuters) - The long and contentious race for the White House between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican...
November 8, 2016 - 2:57pm
November 4, 2016
Surge in prescription opioid poisoning among U.S. youth
The number of children and teens hospitalized for prescription opioid poisonings has more than doubled in recent years, with both accidental...
November 4, 2016 - 7:10am
October 28, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court to hear sex offender social media ban case
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday took up a case testing free speech rights in the digital age, agreeing to decide whether a North Carolina law banning convicted sex offenders from Facebook and other social media sites runs afoul of the Constitution. The justices agreed...
October 28, 2016 - 4:52pm
October 13, 2016
Daring U.S. pipeline sabotage spawned by lobster boat coal protest
CALGARY, Alberta/NEW YORK—Pipeline sabotage by environmental activists that shook the North American energy industry this week had its...
October 13, 2016 - 4:10pm
October 11, 2016
Pentagon hints at possible retaliation after Yemen missile fire
WASHINGTON—The Pentagon warned Tuesday that whoever fired missiles at a U.S. Navy destroyer and an accompanying ship off the coast of...
October 11, 2016 - 4:06pm
October 5, 2016
South Carolina school shooting victim gets superhero's farewell
TOWNVILLE, S.C. — Mourners dressed as colorful comic book characters gathered to remember a 6-year-old boy during a superhero-themed funeral...
October 5, 2016 - 7:35pm
U.S., other countries issue declaration on export, use of armed drones
WASHINGTON — The United States and more than 40 other countries issued a declaration Wednesday, laying out principles they said should govern the export and use of armed drones to ensure they do not cause instability or help terrorism and organized crime. Many U.S. allies such...
October 5, 2016 - 7:30pm
Poll: Trump calls tax avoidance 'smart,' most Americans call it 'unpatriotic'
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says paying no income tax would make him "smart." While nearly half of Americans agree with him,...
October 5, 2016 - 2:09pm
September 29, 2016
Anheuser-Busch to pay SEC $6 million to settle bribery charges
Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A., the world's largest brewer, has agreed to pay $6 million to settle charges that it had violated U.S. foreign bribery...
September 29, 2016 - 4:02pm
Senate approves funding bill to avert government shutdown
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate approved a stop-gap funding bill to avert a looming federal government shutdown on Wednesday after Republicans and Democrats agreed to help Flint, Michigan, resolve its drinking water crisis. Lawmakers voted 72-26 to adopt the short-term continuing...
September 29, 2016 - 11:32am
September 21, 2016
Clinton calls national security team after attacks, as Trump challenges her credentials
WASHINGTON/HIGH POINT, N.C.—Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton consulted national security advisers on Tuesday, Sept. 20, after weekend bomb blasts renewed fears of domestic attacks, as Republican Donald Trump accused her of pushing policies that made the United...
September 21, 2016 - 7:14pm
Gasoline shortages highlight U.S. dependence on Colonial pipeline
NEW YORK—Drivers from Tennessee and Georgia to New Jersey may soon breathe a collective sigh of relief as service is restored on Colonial Pipeline, cutting gasoline prices that have surged following a leak on the key line. Still, the 12-day disruption on Colonial, the main artery...
September 21, 2016 - 7:03pm
September 20, 2016
U.S. probing Afghan-born bomber's motive, foreign travel
LINDEN, N.J.—U.S. investigators are looking for clues to why an Afghanistan-born man might have planted bombs around the New York area...
September 20, 2016 - 8:21pm