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Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Docs facing more parents who refuse to vaccinate kids
Traffic deaths rise 7.2% in 2015; almost half involved no seat belt use
Relaxed Serena set to open quest for more history
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Berger gets his turn at center
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
August 25, 2010
Commentary: Heed your own advice, Dr. Laura
SAN DIEGO -- So now Dr.
August 25, 2010 - 12:00am
August 16, 2010
Commentary: Harry Reid must go
SAN DIEGO -- On behalf of all Hispanics, let me just say this: Muchas gracias, Harry Reid. These days, many Americans are pressed for time. So I was glad to hear that the Senate majority leader is willing to relieve me and every other Hispanic in the United States of the crushing...
August 16, 2010 - 12:00am
July 28, 2010
Commentary: The Latino-Obama quandary
SAN DIEGO -- In the November elections, and the 2012 contests to follow, Latinos are faced with a lose-lose situation. As a group that political analysts now label swing voters, they could support a party that doesn't care about them, uses them to score cheap political points and...
July 28, 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
Commentary: The path to immigration reform in the United States
SAN DIEGO -- Angry over my criticism of hateful legislative tantrums such as Arizona's new law to ferret out illegal immigrants, some readers have demanded to know my solution to America's immigration problem. I thought they'd never ask. The first thing we need to do is avoid making...
June 21, 2010 - 12:00am
June 14, 2010
Commentary: Everyone becomes a pundit in the twitter age
SAN DIEGO -- As a newspaperman in what some consider the twilight of the age of print, it feels as if I'm being "punked." In any case, I'm pretty sure that Ashton Kutcher is messing with me. More precisely, the movie star and the movement he represents are messing with my livelihood...
June 14, 2010 - 12:00am
June 10, 2010
Commentary: Arizona's declining image
SAN DIEGO -- Several weeks ago, after a column critical of President Obama, a woman wrote to say that she agreed with me.
June 10, 2010 - 12:00am
June 8, 2010
Commentary: Arizona's immigration law: A rebuttal to a bad law
June 8, 2010 - 12:00am
June 5, 2010
Commentary: Ariz. has a hornet's nest with new immigration law
SAN DIEGO -- A reader demands that the media stop pussyfooting around and call the new Arizona immigration law what it is: "The Mexican Removal Act." Too harsh? Not if you saw a recent story by a Phoenix television station that examined hundreds of e-mails exchanged between supporters...
June 5, 2010 - 12:00am
May 28, 2010
Commentary: There is far, far too much sermonizing on immigration
SAN DIEGO -- For many Americans, the only thing that makes them angrier than having illegal immigrants stream in from Mexico is getting a lecture from the President of Mexico about on how to treat the new arrivals. Of course, Americans feel differently when we're doing the lecturing....
May 28, 2010 - 12:00am
May 6, 2010
Commentary: Clueless on immigration in the U.S.
SAN DIEGO -- Just in time for Cinco de Mayo -- or as President Obama mistakenly referred to it at a White House reception last year marking the Mexican holiday, "Cinco de Cuatro" -- the chief executive is delivering a clear message to the nation's embattled Latino community: "You're...
May 6, 2010 - 12:00am
April 17, 2010
Commentary: A double standard when it comes to our heritage
SAN DIEGO -- As someone who writes often about immigration issues, I'm accustomed to hearing readers complain about those who insist on looking backward and obsessing over their heritage. They have little tolerance for those who seem intent on separating themselves from the rest of...
April 17, 2010 - 12:00am
April 10, 2010
Commentary: The U.S. lifeboat is leaking
SAN DIEGO -- Senate Republicans are once again going to extreme measures to force a national conversation about fiscal discipline. In a dramatic turnaround from the years where they were in the majority, when they gave a green light to tax cuts and war spending with no idea of how...
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am
April 6, 2010
Commentary: One for clarity and honesty
SAN DIEGO -- What's gotten into Lindsey Graham? The Republican senator from South Carolina has been working with New York Democrat Chuck Schumer to achieve what Graham calls the "tough heavy lift" of immigration reform. The two have spelled out the basic framework of the legislation,...
April 6, 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