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Concordia to allow 'of age' students to drink 'limited quantities' of alcohol on campus
Ely named one of 'World's Best Towns for Outdoor Thrills'
Willmar man charged after officer concussed
Huber to appear Friday
Faith community to conduct candidate forum Saturday
WCT Sports Show: Wildcats crush St. Cloud Cathedral
Ryder Cup: Hazeltine pedigree planned from the start
Facing former coach an intriguing subplot to Gophers' Big Ten opener
Volleyball: Willmar eases past Alexandria
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
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Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
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
William "Bill" D. Latham
Donald R. Holmgren
Helen M. Miller
Joe Raines letter: Trump is wrong for America
Ted Storck letter: When a good guy has a gun...
Ken Warner letter: Dave Baker gets results for 17A
John H. Burns letter: Do GOP candidates support Trump?
Kathleen Parker: Sniffles and The Cyber go to town
October 21, 2015
Vatican denies report Pope Francis has benign brain tumor
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican denied an Italian newspaper report on Wednesday that Pope Francis has a benign brain tumor, saying the 78-year-old...
October 21, 2015 - 12:04pm
October 2, 2015
'Sense of regret' in Vatican over Pope meeting with gay marriage opponent
Pope Francis' meeting last week with an American woman at the center of a row over gay marriage was not something he had sought and should not...
October 2, 2015 - 2:21pm
December 25, 2013
Be peacemakers all, Pope says in first Christmas message
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, celebrating his first Christmas as Roman Catholic leader, on Wednesday called for dialogue to end the...
December 25, 2013 - 9:00am
December 11, 2013
Pope Francis named Time's Person of the Year
(Reuters) - Time magazine named Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, crediting him with shifting the message of the Catholic Church while capturing the "imaginations of millions" who had become disillusioned with the Vatican.
December 11, 2013 - 7:49am
October 1, 2013
Pope urges reform, wants church with modern spirit
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis says he doesn't want a "Vatican-centric" church concerned about itself but a missionary church that reaches...
October 1, 2013 - 1:06pm
July 28, 2013
Pope draws 3M in Rio, one of largest papal Masses
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- An estimated 3 million people poured onto Rio's Copacabana beach on Sunday for the final Mass of Pope Francis' historic...
July 28, 2013 - 2:20pm
July 22, 2013
Brazil buzzing with anticipation for Pope Francis
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Pope Francis began his first international trip Monday, flying toward the warm embrace of his home continent...
July 22, 2013 - 12:39pm
Brazil buzzing with anticipation for Pope Francis
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Pope Francis lands Monday in a Brazil electric with anticipation for the pontiff's first international trip, heading into...
July 22, 2013 - 6:44am
July 5, 2013
Pope John Paul II cleared for sainthood
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis on Friday cleared Pope John Paul II for sainthood, approving a miracle attributed to his intercession and setting...
July 5, 2013 - 7:38am
May 2, 2013
Benedict XVI returns to Vatican for first time
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI came home to the Vatican on Thursday for the first time since he resigned Feb. 28, beginning...
May 2, 2013 - 11:48am
April 13, 2013
Pope taps cardinals to advise on governing, reform
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis marked his first month as pontiff on Saturday by naming eight cardinals from around the globe to a permanent advisory group to counsel him on running the Catholic Church and reforming the Vatican bureaucracy - a bombshell announcement that indicates...
April 13, 2013 - 8:22am
April 5, 2013
Pope seeks decisive action against sex abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis indicated Friday that he will seek to have the church act `'with determination" against clergy sex abuse cases. The pope pushed for decisive action during a meeting with the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, Bishop Gerhard Ludwig...
April 5, 2013 - 8:21am
March 19, 2013
Pope Francis urges protection of nature, weak
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis urged princes, presidents, sheiks and thousands of ordinary people gathered for his installation Mass on Tuesday...
March 19, 2013 - 7:16am
March 15, 2013
US clergy sex victims want change from new pope
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The election of a new pope could help heal the wounds left by a Roman Catholic sex abuse crisis that has savaged the church's reputation worldwide. For alleged victims, much depends on whether Pope Francis disciplines the priests and the hierarchy that protected...
March 15, 2013 - 11:54am
Francis pays tribute to Benedict, reflects on age
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis paid a heartfelt tribute Friday to his predecessor Benedict XVI, saying his faith and teaching had "enriched and invigorated" the Catholic Church and would remain its spiritual patrimony forever. By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press VATICAN CITY...
March 15, 2013 - 7:08am