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Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote
Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal
Bill O'Reilly to Return With Podcast on Monday
North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
North Korea detains third U.S. citizen
All about the details: Awards mount for Minnesota taxidermist
Superior Hiking Trail Association hires new leader
The Wild didn't get the job done
Wild couldn't produce in playoffs
Blues oust Wild on Paajarvi OT goal
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
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
New citizens ready to cast their first ballots in Willmar
WILLMAR — Halima Wehlie arrived in the United States from Yemen on Sept. 19, 2008, a widow with eight children. "I was very excited," she...
November 4, 2016 - 6:30am
November 3, 2016
Court denies Republican poll monitor request
WASHINGTON—In a blow to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a U.S. judge on Thursday upheld a Pennsylvania state law that could...
November 3, 2016 - 9:31pm
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