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Americans eat out less as higher menu prices take a bite from restaurant visits
WI man sentenced for cutting off woman's pinky in 'ritualistic memorial'
Index funds always better than picking stocks, Warren Buffett says
Defying the odds: Minnesota woman delivers baby that wasn't expected to live
As new wood materials become stronger, 'plyscrapers' challenge concrete and steel
Five Vancouver Canucks quarantined with mumps
How old are Minnesota cabin owners? The answer might surprise you
DNR staff highlight need for Minn. license fee increase
Bemidji coach issues apology for prep hockey brawl with Brainerd
Boys Basketball: 'Jacks top MACCRAY
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Keith L. Kendall
Lawrence "Junior" Johnson, Jr.
Phillips: A well-timed letter reminded me to look for kindness
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Little things make a big difference with gardening
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
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
June 13, 2014
Obama lands in North Dakota
BISMARCK -- The president has landed in North Dakota enroute to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. President Barack Obama and first lady...
June 13, 2014 - 3:06pm
Group protests Keystone XL pipeline in advance of Obama’s visit
CANNON BALL, N.D. – American Indians opposed to the Keystone XL oil pipeline erected a tepee and held up signs against a fierce wind to protest...
June 13, 2014 - 2:21pm
June 9, 2014
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
June 9, 2014 - 5:30am
Commentary: When a president goes rogue
WASHINGTON — What Winston Churchill said of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles — that he was a bull who carried his own china shop around with him — is true of Susan Rice, who is, to be polite, accident prone. When in September 2012 she was deputed to sell to the public the...
June 9, 2014 - 1:00am