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From digging to grain bins, farmers face varied dangers
Tractor roll bars help save lives in most common farm accidents
Milan dedicates new Liberty Bell
Video: Moving history down the road
Wake restrictions lifted off area lakes
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
Upon further review, Peterson decides not to play in preseason
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Harris P. Hinderaker
William "Bill" Bradford
William R. Heitke
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Minnesota Opinion: The long wait for mental health care needs fixing
Thomas: Abolishing 'man' at Princeton
Klinger: Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Willmar dog park anniversary celebration cancelled due to high number of mosquitoes
August 23, 2016
Massacre reports show US inability to curb Iraq militias
WASHINGTON—Shi'ite militias in Iraq detained, tortured and abused far more Sunni civilians during the American-backed capture of the town...
August 23, 2016 - 2:21pm
August 22, 2016
Childhood abuse linked to worse survival odds for adult women
Girls who suffer maltreatment and abuse may be less likely to survive into middle age than their peers who don't experience physical or mental torment growing up, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on self-reported abuse from a national sample of almost 6,300 adults,...
August 22, 2016 - 9:43am
August 19, 2016
AT&T, Apple, Google to work on 'robocall' crackdown
WASHINGTON—More than 30 major technology companies are joining the U.S. government to crack down on automated, prerecorded telephone calls that regulators have labeled a "scourge." AT&T Inc, Google parent Alphabet Inc, Apple Inc, Verizon Communications Inc and Comcast Corp are...
August 19, 2016 - 3:40pm
Two U.S. swimmers land in Miami after Olympic Committee apology
MIAMI/RIO DE JANEIRO—Two U.S. swimmers accused of fabricating a story about being robbed at gunpoint during the Rio Games landed in Miami...
August 19, 2016 - 1:00pm
Olympic swinner Ryan Lochte apologizes for behavior in Rio
LOS ANGELES—Ryan Lochte has finally broken his silence, apologizing for his "behavior" in Rio following police claims that he and fellow...
August 19, 2016 - 12:59pm
August 18, 2016
Twitter suspends 235,000 more terrorism-related accounts
LOS ANGELES—Twitter said it has shut down 235,000 accounts in the last six months for violating its policies prohibiting the promotion...
August 18, 2016 - 4:03pm
August 16, 2016
Flooding disaster that killed seven in Louisiana, now menaces Texas
LIVINGSTON, La.—Overwhelmed rivers in much of southern Louisiana receded slowly from record levels on Monday while crews in boats searched...
August 16, 2016 - 5:00am
August 4, 2016
Phelps thrilled to be U.S. flag bearer
RIO DE JANEIRO—Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time with 18 gold medals among his career haul of 22, said it was a dream come true to be chosen to carry the U.S. flag in Friday's opening ceremony at the Rio Games. "To lead our country into this Olympics is...
August 4, 2016 - 11:08pm
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