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Former Willmar man pleads not guilty to rape of teenager
MnDOT invites public to open house on Willmar wye project
Planning gets underway for complex reconstruction of County Road 5
History made as Clinton secures Democratic White House nomination
Man robbed outside Zorbaz by two men on skateboards
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Roundup: Raymond tunes up for 11C playoffs with win over Marshall
Stingers keep hot streak going
Willmar rides pitching to VFW playoff win
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
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
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
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
Mae L. Dahl
Chris "Doc" Nissen
Diane K. Rittenhouse
Charles "Jim" Syverson
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
History made as Clinton secures Democratic White House nomination
May 26, 2015
Man to be resentenced for murder, arson
REDWOOD FALLS — A man convicted of murder and arson stemming from a fatal fire at a Redwood Falls apartment building in January 2013 has successfully appealed part of his case and will be resentenced in Redwood County District Court. Peter William Warren, 50, of Redwood Falls,...
May 26, 2015 - 11:07pm
May 5, 2014
Commentary: The Hillary difference
WASHINGTON — There are two majorities in the country right now. One disapproves of President Obama. The other is still inclined to vote Democratic....
May 5, 2014 - 4:00am
January 10, 2014
Warren man wrestles deer out of his home
WARREN, Minn. -- Jon Linnell was sound asleep Tuesday morning when he heard what he says sounded like an earthquake. His wife woke him up and told him there was a deer in their northwest Minnesota home. Linnell found the doe leaping through his living room after crashing through...
January 10, 2014 - 10:00am
July 25, 2012
Letter: Are we wealthy or poor?
I've got to get new glasses so I can read the fine print again. Just reading the headlines can be very confusing and sometimes hilarious. There was one in the July 19 paper that read "So, just who can actually class themselves as middle class?" asked my wife Jan, are we middle...
July 25, 2012 - 12:58am
October 15, 2010
Letter: Scary, angry tax rhetoric
Referring to Tim Chermak's letter, Oct. 2: In my letter of Sept. 29, I simply said the Republicans were in charge when the stock market crashed in 1929 and I blamed their Congress (some might have been Democrats) for doing nothing to aid innocent victims of the disaster that followed....
October 15, 2010 - 12:00am
April 23, 2010
Letter: The mounting cost of war
On April 15, NBC newscaster Brian Williams listed, in percentages, the taxes the Tea Party members complain about. He also pointed out that 30 percent was covered by borrowed money. I was impressed until I realized his list had not included war-related expenditures. The following...
April 23, 2010 - 12:00am
March 4, 2010
Letter: Health summit was a failure
Referring to the health care summit on Feb. 25: I listened to most of it and I noticed the media seized on a "testy" exchange between Sen. John McCain and President Obama as the highlight of the discussion. I was struck by one Republican saying we want the President to succeed. "When...
March 4, 2010 - 12:00am
December 11, 2009
Letter: Are we patriots in name only?
Lee Paulson keeps being criticized for his letter Nov. 27 recommending gun collectors be allowed to keep their guns and join our troops fighting the terrorists in Afghanistan. I was once a gun collector and I didn't feel insulted by his letter. I saw it as a humorous suggestion that...
December 11, 2009 - 12:00am
September 15, 2009
Breckenridge interim superintendent addresses tuition flap
September 15, 2009 - 10:01am
September 7, 2009
Letter: Slow down deterioration
In 1926 our teacher persuaded my uncle to dress in his old uniform and come to our one room country school and tell about World War I. He came carrying his rifle. My grandparents had close relatives in Germany and I wondered if my uncle had shot any of them. As a sailor in the Pacific...
September 7, 2009 - 12:00am
July 8, 2009
Letter: A new national energy tax
The "cap and trade" bill that is now working its way through Congress has certainly been drawing its share of criticism. And well it should, because the reality of it is that it's nothing more than a huge tax increase on everyone, including the companies who generate our much-needed...
July 8, 2009 - 12:00am
April 20, 2009
Letter: The cost of borrowed money
It's rather ironic. The Democrats have no choice but to continue spending borrowed money to get us through another stock market crash that happened from spending borrowed money in the first place. The question is, are these Wall Street financiers and their institutions entitled to...
April 20, 2009 - 12:00am
December 24, 2008
Commentary: Obama took a risk worth taking in his Warren invite
WASHINGTON -- By inviting Pastor Rick Warren to give the inaugural invocation, President-elect Barack Obama has alienated some of his friends on the left.
December 24, 2008 - 12:00am
December 17, 2008
Editorial: City does right thing in settling on house
The Willmar City Council has settled a lawsuit filed by Warren and Jan Lee Jorgenson of Willmar over damage to the couple's home during a 2007 street flooding event. It was a right step for the city as well as the Jorgensons. The agreement originated during a recent meditation session. The...
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am
September 20, 2008
Letter: Oppose the Republican path
I was turned off by John McCain's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. McCain, smiling, promised he would hunt down the terrorists and destroy them all. Being a military man, he assured the cheering crowd he knew how and said he would win the war and bring victory...
September 20, 2008 - 12:00am