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Hockey fans will enjoy new bleacher seating next season at the Willmar Civic Center after the city on Monday approved new motorized, plastic bleachers to replace the 30-year-old wooden bleachers that can be seen in the background of this February 2018 file photo from a Willmar Warhawks game.
Willmar Civic Center to have new bleachers by fall
2 hours 5 min ago
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The newly formed Mid-Minnesota Regional Transportation Coordination Council aims to create a regional transportation plan. The goal is to build a network of options to meet the region’s needs, whether it’s a trip to a medical appointment or a ride to work.
New council tackles regional transportation gaps
2 hours 51 min ago
March 19, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, voiced his support for a proposal to offer state-subsidized opportunity scholarships for low- and middle-income students to attend private and parochial schools. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Republicans ready to reopen Minnesota school choice debate
17 hours 3 min ago
Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Donald Trump, testifies before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Washington Post photo by Matt McClain.
Mueller sought Michael Cohen's emails months before FBI raid, warrants show
19 hours 33 min ago
Robert Mueller, the special counsel, leaves after a meeting at the Capitol, in Washington, June 21, 2017. Mueller has referred three investigations into possible illicit foreign lobbying by Washington insiders to federal prosecutors in New York who are already handling a case against Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, the New York Times reported on August 1, 2018. (Doug Mills/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Analysis: Do Americans think Mueller's probe is witch hunt? Depends on how you ask
21 hours 19 min ago
March 18, 2019
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Council approves Willmar street projects for 2019
March 18, 2019 - 8:56pm
Vijay Dixit, whose daughter Shreya died in a distracted-driving crash in 2007, spoke in support of a bill that would outlaw holding a cell phone while driving in Minnesota on Monday, March 18, 2019. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota House advances 'hands-free' distracted driving bill
March 18, 2019 - 5:06pm
Minnesota opioid death, suicide rates rose in 2017. Now, state lawmakers want to do something about it
March 18, 2019 - 2:41pm
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar tells a Knoxville, Iowa, Sunday, Feb. 17, soup lunch crowd why she should be president. It came a week after she announced she was running. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Some Minnesota Democrats say Klobuchar isn't progressive enough
March 18, 2019 - 12:32pm
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Kansas state employee calls Trump a 'delusional communist' on official Twitter account
March 18, 2019 - 10:42am
Beto O'Rouke and wife Amy Hoover Sanders broadcast to Facebook live as they cooked dinner in El Paso, Texas, on Nov. 26, 2018. Photo courtesy of the Beto O'Rourke Campaign
How Beto O'Rourke decided to run for president
March 18, 2019 - 8:59am
March 17, 2019
The Circle of Life Academy was in the red by $1.3 million, according to a White Earth Nation statement, which meant the tribe had to transfer funds to keep it open. Forum News Service file photo
Circle of Life Academy in White Earth faced closure threat over test scores, budget deficit
March 17, 2019 - 6:13pm
Minnesota medical marijuana task force has ‘no real purpose’
March 17, 2019 - 4:47pm
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 30, 2018. Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer
Muslims and Jews in Ilhan Omar's district are united in frustration
March 17, 2019 - 3:13pm
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Groundwater usage has grown steadily since the early 1990s in Swift County, and groundwater levels have steadily declined since then as well. Increased irrigation, concentrated livestock operations, and industrial uses have placed more demand on the groundwater resource.
Swift County sees increasing groundwater demands
March 17, 2019 - 12:54pm