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Police open fire after driver strikes cruiser near U.S. Capitol
Repeal of internet privacy rules passes Congress, Trump likely to sign
Lost Italian: Let us all eat (orange chiffon) cake
BANDA: Recipes have deep roots for deep traditions
Willmar PD seeks use-of-force simulator
Zach Parise takes high stick to the face; prognosis unclear
Rubio's three FTs send Wolves past Pacers
Local Roundup: Jackson earns All-America honors
U.S. women's team settle pay dispute, avoid boycott
Gimenez hardest transition to Twins may be getting son on the bandwagon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Violet Gurtrude Swanson
Keith L. Sorenson
Delores A. Larson
Ethel L. Anderson
LeRoy H. Koenen
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
October 1, 2011
Union requests meeting with American Crystal growers
October 1, 2011 - 1:08pm
August 6, 2011
Summer camp at Sibley State Park, New London, Minn.
NEW LONDON - Without a doubt, tears were shed at Sibley State Park on Friday morning. It's a ritual that goes back a few decades. Since possibly...
August 6, 2011 - 12:00am
March 31, 2011
Wis. governor halts plans to implement union law
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin judge today did what thousands of pro-union protesters and boycotting Democratic lawmakers couldn't, forcing Republican Gov.
March 31, 2011 - 12:33pm
March 15, 2011
NFL players' lawsuit hearing set
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A request by NFL players to keep the league and its teams from locking them out will be heard by a federal judge on April 6 -- the first time the two sides will be in a courtroom since the labor pact fell apart. U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson scheduled...
March 15, 2011 - 12:00am
February 25, 2011
Wisconsin Assembly passes bill taking away union rights
MADISON, Wis. -- Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly took the first significant action on their plan to strip collective bargaining rights...
February 25, 2011 - 9:46am
February 23, 2011
Commentary: Coolidge to Reagan to Walker?
When three-fourths of the Boston police department went on strike in 1919, leading to broken shop windows and looting, then-Massachusetts Gov. Calvin Coolidge called out the state militia and broke the strike. Coolidge declared, "There is no right to strike against the public safety...
February 23, 2011 - 12:16am
February 22, 2011
Commentary: Pension obesity and a feeling
In New York City, the No. 2 guy in the Fire Department retired on a pension worth $242,000 a year. In New York State, a single official holding two jobs and one pension took in $641,000. A lieutenant with the Port Authority police retired with an annual pension of $196,767, and 738...
February 22, 2011 - 12:00am
February 21, 2011
For compromise in Wisconsin, 3 GOP senators are needed
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A handful of Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin seemed to hold one of few paths to a compromise that could end a high-stakes stalemate over union rights that has captured the nation's attention. Gov. Scott Walker made clear today he won't back off his proposal...
February 21, 2011 - 12:52pm
February 18, 2011
Update 11 a.m.: Wisconsin police hunt Dem. leader, protests continue
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin State Patrol was dispatched this morning to find a Democratic state senator who fled the Capitol to delay the near-certain passage of a bill to end a half-century of collective bargaining rights for public workers, a measure that's attracted thousands...
February 18, 2011 - 10:59am
Wisconsin protesters buoyed by delay on anti-union bill
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Swelling crowds of protesters who have descended on Wisconsin's Capitol in hopes of halting a Republican effort to end a half-century of collective bargaining rights for public workers steeled themselves for a long fight, buoyed by Democrats' decision to flee...
February 18, 2011 - 9:45am
January 21, 2011
Rice Hospital nurses hold rally as mediation talks begin today
WILLMAR -- Registered nurses at Rice Memorial Hospital wore red T-shirts and held handmade signs in a show of solidarity this morning as mediation got under way between hospital management and the nurses' bargaining unit. The 220 RNs represented by the local unit of the Minnesota...
January 21, 2011 - 11:48am
December 4, 2010
Koenen receives Farmers Union Torchbearer Award
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Farmers Union gave out its Torchbearer Award at its 69th annual state convention Nov. 21. The award winners included Levi Koenen of Clara City. "In order to receive the Torchbearers' Award, you have to show dedication to the Farmers Union cause and a commitment...
December 4, 2010 - 12:00am
Kloses receive MFU Lifetime Family Achievement Award
ST. PAUL -- Bessie and George Klose of Atwater recently received the Lifetime Family Achievement Award from Minnesota Farmers Union. "For as long as I can remember, Bessie and George Klose have been dedicated Farmers Union members who have done so much for this organization," said...
December 4, 2010 - 12:00am
November 13, 2010
Policy to lead the Farmers Union convention agenda
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Farmers Union is hosting the annual state convention on Nov.
November 13, 2010 - 12:00am
August 17, 2010
AFL-CIO gives full backing to Mark Dayton
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota's AFL-CIO has thrown its support behind Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton after the group sat out the primary. The union's board cited Dayton's background as economic development commissioner and state auditor and said he was the candidate...
August 17, 2010 - 10:02am