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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
Prep Baseball & Softball: Card baseball team falls to Big Lake
Local Roundup: CCS' Reid edges Cards' Hauser
Ibarra scores in Minnesota's win over Colorado
Hicks' five RBIs help power Tigers past Twins
Chappell birdies final hole to take Texas Open
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
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Jackalee 'Jackie' Peterson
Dennis R. Erdman
Marvin I. Braegelman
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
Cruz, fresh off Utah win, appeals for unity, gets Bush support
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz showed some fight on Wednesday after his win in Utah despite front-runner Donald Trump's victory in Arizona, giving hope to establishment Republicans who fear Trump will ruin the party in the race for the White...
March 23, 2016 - 9:17am
March 21, 2016
Editorial: The 2016 race remains wild and unpredictable
The political smoke of 2016 has cleared after Super Tuesday III as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump surged toward their delegate goals for their respective party nominations. Donald Trump thumped Marco Rubio in the Florida Republican primary, forcing the U.S. senator to withdraw shortly...
March 21, 2016 - 10:22am
March 15, 2016
SBHE tabs Kennedy as next UND president
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Mark Kennedy has been selected to serve as the University of North Dakota’s next president. At a meeting Tuesday, the State Board of Higher Education selected Kennedy to replace Interim President Ed Schafer, whose contract stipulates he will continue working...
March 15, 2016 - 8:08pm
Update: Former congressman Mark Kennedy named next UND president
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Mark Kennedy, 58, has been selected to serve as the University of North Dakota’s next president. At a meeting Tuesday,...
March 15, 2016 - 1:53pm
March 10, 2016
President Obama welcomes Canadian PM Trudeau, celebrates thaw in relations
WASHINGTON - President Obama offered a red-carpet welcome for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House on Thursday, ending a...
March 10, 2016 - 1:41pm
February 3, 2016
Editorial: Iowa was just the first step in the 2016 campaign
The long political winter of 2015-16 has ended for Iowans as they caucused Monday night making the first votes in the race for the next president. The first result from the Iowa caucuses is the winnowing of the candidate pool. First was former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley dropping...
February 3, 2016 - 7:00am
January 25, 2016
Ridgewater College faculty continues campaign against president
WILLMAR — Ridgewater College President Douglas Allen said Monday that he is proud of the college’s success in recent years. However, Ridgewater...
January 25, 2016 - 11:37pm
December 18, 2015
Cruz promises a ‘different country’
ST. PAUL — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, a rising prospect among GOP voters, took to a St. Paul stage Thursday to pledge he would...
December 18, 2015 - 12:04am
October 21, 2015
Editorial: Will Vice President Biden run or won’t he?
Just say it Joe … that is what presidential politicians on both sides of the aisle are saying. While a congressional committee is waiting for Hillary Clinton’s testimony Thursday on the Benghazi situation, the political world is waiting for Joe Biden to come to his decision...
October 21, 2015 - 8:57am
July 6, 2015
ACMC selects new president, CEO
WILLMAR — Dr. Cindy Firkins Smith has been chosen as the new president and chief executive officer of Affiliated Community Medical Centers. Smith will assume her duties in January 2016, ACMC announced in a news release. Dr. Ronald Holmgren, who has been president and CEO of the...
July 6, 2015 - 11:26pm
May 20, 2015
MnSCU selects new community college president
ST. PAUL — The board of trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities on Wednesday appointed Terry Gaalswyk as president of Minnesota West Community and Technical College. His appointment becomes effective July 1. Minnesota West Community and Technical College has campuses...
May 20, 2015 - 11:18pm
April 15, 2015
Commentary: Hillary's role model: Bush 41
WASHINGTON—It's Hillary Clinton, not Jeb Bush, who will take former President George H. W. Bush as her role model. Her road to victory was blazed by Jeb's dad in 1988. It would help a great deal, of course, if events also flowed her way, as they did for Bush 41. In 1988,...
April 15, 2015 - 4:08am
March 31, 2015
Some Republicans see Obama as more of a threat to US than Putin
WASHINGTON – A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about...
March 31, 2015 - 6:10pm
February 28, 2015
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
February 28, 2015 - 12:00am
September 19, 2014
Letter: Before griping, check facts
For you who indulge in never-ending criticism of President Obama and for those of you who are just wondering, I have some facts here. They weren’t hard to find, so know that whoever told you wrong was too lazy to look it up or doesn’t know how to Google and/or meant to deceive...
September 19, 2014 - 3:00am