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Records published July 29
Work continues on Willmar's Minnesota Avenue
Parishioners salvage items from fire-damaged Sacred Heart church
Eden Valley woman injured in crash with tractor
Math, reading scores stall in latest round of Minnesota testing
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
Zimmer grateful for contract extension
Vikings expectations as high as a clear sky
Greenway enters his 11th and final training camp
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Alice M. Anderson
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Chris H. Nissen
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
May 12, 2016
Republicans win Obamacare legal challenge, add to insurer concerns
A U.S. judge on Thursday handed a victory to congressional Republicans who challenged President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, ruling...
May 12, 2016 - 10:36pm
Obama admin to issue decree on transgender access to school restrooms
The Obama administration will issue a sweeping decree on Friday telling every U.S. public school district to allow transgender students to use...
May 12, 2016 - 10:18pm
March 16, 2016
Midwest Opinion: Pres. Obama opening to Cuba is a welcome step
President Barack Obama’s historic opening to Cuba is being welcomed by congressional Democrats and Republicans, despite demonstrably foolish...
March 16, 2016 - 3:00am
October 28, 2015
Deal cuts $3 billion from federal crop insurance program
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Farm group leaders say they’re dismayed and surprised by the new agreement that includes a $3 billion cut to the federal crop insurance program. The two-year deal reached by Congress and the White House would cut $3 billion from the program, which is highly...
October 28, 2015 - 11:08pm
September 29, 2015
Recent grads less likely to see college as worth it
CHICAGO — Recent U.S. college graduates are significantly less likely to think their education was worth the expense, amid concerns about growing tuition costs and student debt, according to a report released Tuesday. Only 38 percent of graduates who earned a bachelor’s degree...
September 29, 2015 - 11:24pm
September 24, 2015
Franken: The pope’s message was one of tolerance and compassion
Humility. Humbling. Hope. Inspiration. Those who saw Pope Francis in Washington Thursday spoke words not commonly used to describe speakers...
September 24, 2015 - 11:32pm
September 18, 2015
Pope’s visit draws Minnesotans to East Coast
ST. PAUL — Calling it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Catholics from across the Twin Cities will travel to the East Coast next week to get a glimpse of Pope Francis. The Minnesota faithful will join hundreds of thousands expected for the pope’s six-day tour, his first to the...
September 18, 2015 - 10:43pm
September 16, 2015
Trump jousts with Bush
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Republican front-runner Donald Trump traded jabs with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, former business executive Carly...
September 16, 2015 - 10:46pm
July 14, 2015
Weak U.S. retail sales hint at slower economic growth
WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in June as households cut back on purchases of automobiles and a range of other goods, raising concerns the economy was slowing again. Tuesday’s weak retail sales report, together with signs of some softening of the labor market,...
July 14, 2015 - 10:34pm
July 10, 2015
Minnesota banks on higher taxes, minimum wage as script for growth
MINNEAPOLIS — It is too early to tell how a recent round of tax hikes and a minimum wage increase will play out in Minnesota, a state where liberal and conservative forces have often swapped control and policies. But the state’s experience may give pause to a crowded field of...
July 10, 2015 - 11:45pm
July 2, 2015
Washington state reports first measles death in the nation in 12 years
SEATTLE — A previously undetected measles infection was found by an autopsy to be the underlying cause of a Washington state woman’s death this spring, marking the first known U.S. fatality from the disease in 12 years, public health officials said Thursday. The woman from Clallam...
July 2, 2015 - 10:16pm
June 17, 2015
Military knew about bizarre methods of doctor hired to train troops
WASHINGTON — For years, a doctor now accused of performing macabre procedures on the troops that he trained took steps to cloak his battlefield-medicine...
June 17, 2015 - 11:12pm
June 11, 2015
U.S. egg prices to hit record high due to bird flu, USDA says
The average price of a dozen eggs in the United States will climb to a record high this year due to the nation’s worst-ever outbreak of bird flu in poultry, U.S. Department of Agriculture data issued on Wednesday show. The USDA, in a monthly supply and demand report, increased...
June 11, 2015 - 12:00am
May 26, 2015
Bird flu wanes nationwide
PARIS — An epidemic of bird flu that has devastated U.S. poultry flocks this year is likely to be under control within a few months as the United States steps up measures to contain the virus and the summer weather weakens it, senior officials said on Tuesday. There is, however,...
May 26, 2015 - 11:28pm
April 28, 2015
U.S., Canada to have oil train safety plan Friday
WASHINGTON/OTTAWA, April 28 (Reuters) - The top U.S. and Canadian transportation officials will meet in Washington on Friday to outline a cross-border oil train safety plan, a sign the two governments may have harmonized efforts for tougher cars and other measures to curb fiery derailments,...
April 28, 2015 - 11:03pm