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Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Relay for Life Kandiyohi County
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
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
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
Lippert -- Marcus
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
Robert J. Swanberg
Evelyn "Evie" M. Mulder
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
October 5, 2010
Battlefield gains national designation
GRANITE FALLS -- The land where warriors and soldiers fought the final battle of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 will be recognized as a national historic site. Wood Lake Battlefield has been approved to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Tom Hosier, founder of the...
October 5, 2010 - 12:00am
October 1, 2010
Area veterans heading to D.C. for tour of war monuments
WILLMAR -- Chet Curtis had only one thing to remember as he packed for an overnight trip to Washington, D.C. "When I talked to my daughter about...
October 1, 2010 - 12:00am
September 16, 2010
Letter: Remember our POW/MIAs
We all need to take a minute on Sept. 17 to remember those who are still POWs and MIAs. We also need to remember the families of these unfortunate comrades as the Department of Defense could not locate these servicemen or their remains. That is sad. On this issue, as with most other...
September 16, 2010 - 12:00am
September 15, 2010
American Opinion: On casualties of war
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On casualties of war: The difficulties of fighting wars from Vietnam to Iraq to Afghanistan became evident again recently when NATO claimed an airstrike killed at least 12 insurgents...
September 15, 2010 - 12:00am
July 29, 2010
Commentary: Telling us all the obvious
The news in that massive data dump provided by the dauntingly mysterious Wikileaks (who? what?) to one American and two European publications is that there is no news at all. We already knew that the war in Afghanistan was not going well. We already knew -- or, in the words of The...
July 29, 2010 - 12:00am
July 21, 2010
Commentary: A rhetorical border war
SAN DIEGO -- Because of Arizona's spiteful new immigration law, a border conference meant to bring people together is having the opposite effect. The last time there was this much heated rhetoric flying across the U.S.-Mexico border, James K. Polk was president, American foreign...
July 21, 2010 - 12:00am
June 18, 2010
'It's like a war zone': Public urged to stay out of heavily hit areas of Wadena
WADENA, Minn. - As cleanup continues in the aftermath of Thursday's tornado, officials urge the public to stay out of the most heavily hit areas...
June 18, 2010 - 12:17pm
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 30, 2010
Commentary: Second guessing concerning Calderon's war in Mexico
SAN DIEGO -- The dust-up with Israel has some folks wondering if the Obama administration is going out of its way to be unfriendly to America's friends. Add Mexico to the list. How galling it must be for Mexican President Felipe Calderon -- who is locked in a bloody war with drug...
March 30, 2010 - 12:00am
March 20, 2010
Commentary: Catholic wars where nuns are very right
The nuns are right. The bishops are wrong. I know what you're thinking: Who am I, a nice Jewish girl from Lynn, to be telling bishops and nuns who is right? If this were a theological question, I'd agree; I wouldn't go near it. But the current war raging inside the Catholic establishment...
March 20, 2010 - 12:00am
February 5, 2010
Veteran spent most of WWII training: Gunner in training
SLAYTON -- The year was 1943. Jim Meaden was in his senior year of high school at Slayton and working alongside his dad, Otto, in the family-owned...
February 5, 2010 - 12:00am
October 29, 2009
Preservation association is hopeful battlefield site is closer to designtation as national historic site
GRANITE FALLS -- Union soldiers and Dakota warriors who clashed in a violent conflict 147 years ago may be remembered on the western Minnesota prairie where they gave their lives, and where the bodies of some still lie. Gene Flaten, representing the Wood Lake Battlefield Preservation...
October 29, 2009 - 12:00am
Man enters plea in Swift County drive-by shooting
BENSON -- Charles Elmer Hoberg, 39, of Benson, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of dangerous weapons/drive-by shooting toward a motor vehicle or building for his role in shooting up a rural Benson man's home and attempting to run the man over with a vehicle. As part of a...
October 29, 2009 - 12:00am
October 24, 2009
Iraqi peacemaker wants friendship to follow violence
MONTEVIDEO -- While hundreds of National Guard troops from west central Minnesota are deployed in Iraq, an Iraqi-American came calling to introduce children to the country. Sami Rasouli, director of the Muslim Peacemaker Teams, told a small gathering Monday in Montevideo how he is...
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
October 14, 2009
World Opinion: On the anniversary of the war in Afghanistan
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States . By The Associated Press On the anniversary of the war in Afghanistan: This week marks the eighth anniversary of the U.S.-led war against the Taliban in Afghanistan, and although the situation there is more pressing...
October 14, 2009 - 12:00am