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Minnesota couple's garden draws tourists by the busload
Minnesotan may have tied record with 57-inch muskie
Veteran’s issues topic for town hall meeting Tuesday in Willmar
Watkins man charged with beating woman with baseball bat
Contract awarded for Peach Creek diversion
NWL Baseball: Bucks score four in 10th to best Stingers
Heat was on for Foot Lake 4
WNBA: Sparks put emphatic end to Lynx’ record win streak
Area Baseball: SH/M Legion splits two games at tourney
MLB: Yankees hand Twins 50th loss
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Little Crow Skiers All-School Reunion at Willmar Fests
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Willmar woman to audition for 'The Voice'
Netflix price hikes could lead to customers bailing
Here are the Willmar Fests Ambassador nominees
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
Willmar Fests Kiddie Parade marches on
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
Perry H. Smith
Larry D. Ellingson
Lois (Rheingans) Aasland
Edgar B. Zimmerman
Orrian W. Syverson
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
May 17, 2012
Commentary: Romney cannot make up his mind on Bill Clinton
WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney was against Bill Clinton before he was for him. There was Romney, campaigning Tuesday in Iowa, praising the nation's last Democratic president and casting him as far superior to the current incumbent. "Almost a generation ago, Bill Clinton announced that...
opinion / commentary
May 17, 2012 - 12:00am
May 4, 2012
Discussion on Minnesota bonding bill hits big roadblock
ST. PAUL -- A disagreement about how money should be divided between the state's two public college and university systems put the brakes on a public works funding bill minutes before Thursday night debate was to begin. Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker, said Gov. Mark Dayton threatened...
May 4, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
Tax leader wants hearing on stadium bill
ST. PAUL -- A key Minnesota state senator gave Vikings stadium supporters a dose of reality this morning in announcing she plans to slow the rapid movement of a bill to construct a new facility. Sen.
April 25, 2012 - 9:36am
New Plateaus blog: What's an attachment to the Vikings worth?
April 25, 2012 - 8:27am
April 17, 2012
Legislative committee defeats Vikings stadium bill
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota House committee voted 9-6 Monday night against a bill to build a Minnesota Vikings stadium. While a bill always can be resurrected, the vote makes it very difficult to approve a new stadium in the final days of the 2012 legislative session. Legislative leaders...
News / state
April 17, 2012 - 12:00am
March 29, 2012
Editorial: Bill on password sharing is needed
Conservatives and liberals in the Minnesota Legislature are co-sponsoring a bill to address the growing concern of the employer practice of requiring social media account passwords from potential employees. This is an important issue of privacy among potential employees, who are...
opinion / editorials
March 29, 2012 - 12:00am
March 22, 2012
HealthBeat blog: Avoiding the doctor's office
March 22, 2012 - 8:59am
March 9, 2012
Vikings stadium bill introduced
ST. PAUL - A decade-long wait ended this afternoon with the release of a bill to build a new Vikings stadium. The 70-page bill basically follows...
March 9, 2012 - 3:30pm
February 23, 2012
Letter: Misuse of the legacy fund
I applaud the West Central Tribune in its recent editorial on the misuse of legacy funds by the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton. I first learned about this tragic abuse of power by our elected officials in an article written by Doug Smith in the Star Tribune. His information...
opinion / letters
February 23, 2012 - 12:00am
January 14, 2012
Farm bill roundtable highlights budget woes
FARGO, N.D. -- Agricultural leaders are worried the safety net for farm income will be trampled by federal budget warriors in what one official described a "sprint that's turned into a marathon" in the political effort to replace the 2008 farm bill. A roundtable this week hosted...
January 14, 2012 - 12:00am
September 24, 2011
Letters: jobs bill another scandal?
When former Pres. Nixon's operatives were caught breaking into the Watergate complex in Washington, the scandal that followed (Watergate) eventually brought down his presidency. We are now witnessing a whole raft of scandals that involve the Obama administration. One, is the fast...
opinion / letters
September 24, 2011 - 12:00am
August 1, 2011
House approves federal debt bill, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords arrives to vote
WASHINGTON -- Emergency legislation to avoid an economy-rattling government default sped through the House tonight, a scant day before the deadline for action -- the dramatic vote made all the more memorable by Rep.
News / nation
August 1, 2011 - 6:57pm
April 15, 2011
Dayton signs first budget bill
ST. PAUL -- Agriculture led the way in Minnesota's budget debate. Gov. Mark Dayton today signed a bill spending $77 million on agriculture programs for the next two years making some cuts while increasing funding for programs such as food inspections. Democrat Dayton and Republican...
April 15, 2011 - 2:28pm
April 11, 2011
Vikings stadium bills introduced today
ST. PAUL -- Legislative bills to build a football stadium and keep the Minnesota Vikings in the state for the next 40 years are being introduced today. A bill by Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, was listed early today on the Senate's daily bill introduction list and an identical one...
April 11, 2011 - 10:45am
April 6, 2011
Republicans beat back DFL tax bill efforts
ST. PAUL -- Senate Democrats tried to turn a tax bill debate into a rich-vs.-poor debate, saying a Republican-written bill was crafted to help...
News / state
April 6, 2011 - 12:00am