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With few races, Minnesota primary turnout in August likely small
High court race is a Minnesota question
Eden Valley farmer elected to National Corn Growers Board
Poll: Trump trails by 6 points after DNC
Vikings & fine art come together in new stadium
UPDATE: Glenwood/Lowry to play Pierz again at 7:30
Stanley Cup to meet Stanley car in Minnesota
G/L Legion marches ahead at state
Getting it right
Stingers rebound to clobber Bucks
Judge dismisses 29 claims to late musician Prince's estate
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
ASTRO BOB: Getting stung by a 'scorpion' can be a beautiful thing
The search for a world-record lake trout
Johnson -- Haverly
Quisberg -- Larson
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
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
David L. Lake
Joan M. Caspers
Esther Helen Iverson
Parker: Are we all Democrats this year?
Dionne: Hillary takes the fight to Trump
Thomas: Hillary's recycled speech
Obama: Continuity we can believe in
Will: Mike Pence the pliable
June 16, 2016
Clinton considering Warren for running mate
WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton is considering U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren for her running mate for the Democratic presidential ticket, the Wall...
June 16, 2016 - 9:58am
June 9, 2016
16 from west central Minnesota vie for Highway 23 funds in Washington, D.C.
WILLMAR — A group of 16 area business people, elected officials and public employees spent 24 hours in Washington, D.C., this week in a first-step effort to get new federal grant money for state Highway 23. If Highway 23 is designated as a Critical Rural Freight Corridor, there...
June 9, 2016 - 10:53pm
Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton for presidency
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has officially endorsed Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. "I'm with her," Obama said. "I'm fired up and I cannot wait to get out there and campaign with Hillary." Clinton's campaign sent out tweets to supporters saying that Obama "is on Team...
June 9, 2016 - 1:22pm
January 24, 2016
Panda at D.C.'s National Zoo frolics in snow
The giant panda at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. enjoys all the snow Satudrday that fell during a massive winter storm that hit the region. In...
January 24, 2016 - 1:18pm
December 16, 2015
U.S. on verge of lifting decades-old oil export ban
WASHINGTON – A provision to lift the U.S. ban on oil exports is included in a government spending bill, giving North Dakota’s congressional...
December 16, 2015 - 9:35am
December 6, 2015
Obama vows to defeat ‘new phase’ of terrorism
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama warned Americans Sunday the terrorist threat to the United States had evolved into a dangerous “new phase” in the aftermath of a deadly California shooting rampage, but vowed to destroy Islamic State and other militant groups.
December 6, 2015 - 11:44pm
Obama to make forceful pledge of U.S. power against Islamic State in address
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will pledge Sunday to use "every single aspect of American power" to destroy Islamic State during...
December 6, 2015 - 11:41am
Obama rejects Keystone XL
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada in a victory for environmentalists who campaigned against the project for more than seven years. “The pipeline would not make a meaningful long-term contribution to our economy,”...
November 6, 2015 - 11:17pm
October 21, 2015
Washington honors Fritz for transforming vice presidency
WASHINGTON — They held a symposium about the Walter Mondale vice presidency Tuesday and a lovefest broke out.
October 21, 2015 - 12:34am
October 20, 2015
Ryan to run for House Speaker if he can unify Republicans
WASHINGTON — A reluctant U.S. Representative Paul Ryan laid out a series of conditions Tuesday under which he would seek to become speaker of the House of Representatives, saying he will only serve if fractious Republicans unite behind him to replace retiring Speaker John Boehn...
October 20, 2015 - 10:34pm
July 24, 2015
Avian flu winds down: Ag secretary lobbies for insurance for poultry farmers
WASHINGTON — Minnesotans applauded U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack after he advocated for an insurance program for farmers affected...
July 24, 2015 - 10:48pm
April 28, 2015
U.S., Canada to have oil train safety plan Friday
WASHINGTON/OTTAWA, April 28 (Reuters) - The top U.S. and Canadian transportation officials will meet in Washington on Friday to outline a cross-border oil train safety plan, a sign the two governments may have harmonized efforts for tougher cars and other measures to curb fiery derailments,...
April 28, 2015 - 11:03pm
April 20, 2015
Cartoon by Steve Benson
April 20, 2015 - 12:33am
April 8, 2015
Local group travels to Washington to promote Willmar railroad bypass
WILLMAR –– During two intense days of meetings last week in Washington, a team of three local officials made the pitch for federal funding for a railroad bypass in Willmar. A $15 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation is being sought as part of a $50...
April 8, 2015 - 11:32pm
March 18, 2015
Peterson announces funds to control gray wolves
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Collin C. Peterson announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state of Minnesota will provide $220,000 for wolf management activities in Minnesota. The announcement follows an effort led by Peterson to seek resources for wolf depredation...
March 18, 2015 - 11:20pm