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Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
On national stage, Franken highlights diversity in Willmar
NLS opens bids for $20.6M construction project
Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
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
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
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
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
June 23, 2016
Early voting starts today for primary election
WILLMAR — There’s still more than a month to go before the primary election but Minnesota voters can start voting early today. Absentee ballots for the Aug. 9 primary can be obtained from local elections offices — typically the county auditor’s office — by mail or in person....
June 23, 2016 - 9:46pm
June 4, 2016
Secretary of State Steve Simon visits Willmar
Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify when absentee voters may deposit their ballot directly. WILLMAR — As the presidential...
June 4, 2016 - 12:07am
May 18, 2016
For a third time, voters in one Minnesota school district say 'no' to bond referendum
After gathering around the polls all day, Detroit Lakes voters have rejected the school bond referendum for the third time. With 5,023 ballots...
May 18, 2016 - 9:06am
May 14, 2016
Commentary: GOP may need better voting plan
It should be obvious to all by now that Donald Trump knows nothing of what he speaks. His disastrous economic ideas are but the latest in a litany...
May 14, 2016 - 4:00am
April 21, 2015
Letter: Don't vote unless you're informed
In reference to the headline of April 15, "Secretary of State urges people to vote", I would just add if one does not know the issues, please do not vote. Everyone should agree our country needs an informed electorate, especially in these critical times that lie ahead. Bruce...
April 21, 2015 - 4:00am
August 12, 2014
Casting ballots in Willmar primary race
Early morning voters at Vinje Church in Willmar on Tuesday: By 8:30 a.m., 22 had voted, according to workers, in Ward 2/Precinct 2 which...
August 12, 2014 - 2:16pm
June 7, 2014
Commentary: Voting for judges
It happened again this year. At first, I was embarrassed, but now I just laugh. “Who should I vote for?” friends ask. At first, as a lawyer and a law professor, I felt like I should know the answer to that. But I didn’t — and still don’t. In Massachusetts, where I come from,...
June 7, 2014 - 1:00am
Editorial: Willmar politics have been evolving
Our city and state’s politics are evolving as Minnesota’s new immigrants become citizens, exercise their basic right to vote and later begin running for political office. Abdi Warsame made history Tuesday as he was elected to a seat on the Minneapolis City Council. He will be...
November 7, 2013 - 5:00am
November 4, 2013
Conservatives, Republicans sue Ritchie over online voter registration
ST. PAUL -- Conservative groups and Republican legislators are taking Minnesota Democratic Secretary of State Mark Ritchie to court over an online...
November 4, 2013 - 11:51am
October 29, 2013
Most U.S. libertarians do not identify with Tea Party: survey
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Most American libertarians do not consider themselves part of the conservative Tea Party movement despite a public perception that the two political groups are linked, according to a national survey released on Tuesday.
October 29, 2013 - 8:54am
June 26, 2013
States promise quick action on election laws
ATLANTA (AP) -- Across the South, Republicans are working to take advantage of a new political landscape after a divided U.S. Supreme Court freed all or part of 15 states, many of them in the old Confederacy, from having to ask Washington's permission before changing election procedures...
June 26, 2013 - 7:19am
June 25, 2013
High court voids key part of Voting Rights Act
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced unless Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require federal monitoring of elections.
June 25, 2013 - 9:31am
June 17, 2013
Court: Ariz. citizenship proof law illegal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states cannot on their own require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier.
June 17, 2013 - 10:49am
February 27, 2013
Voting rights law gets Supreme Court challenge
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The most potent weapon in fighting discrimination at the ballot box was before the Supreme Court on Wednesday in a case that weighs the nation's enormous progress in civil rights against the need to continue to protect minority voters. By MARK SHERMAN Associated...
February 27, 2013 - 10:57am
February 12, 2013
Vote for your favorite Tribune comics
February 12, 2013 - 10:38am