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Bemidji teen dies after collapsing at ballgame
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota Senate changes with the times
Hire or buy from Kandiyohi County CEO entrepreneurs
CEO program completes successful first year
Quilt of Valor
Prep Baseball: Wildcats pitch way into 3AA semifinals
Amateur Baseball: Sawatzky wins pitchers’ duel as Rockets down Bullfrogs
Prep Softball: KMS needs loser’s bracket run
MLB: Twins jump on Red Sox early, win third straight
Boys Tennis: Cards' Hovland, Corneil reach 2AA semifinals
Jon Leuze’s work wins People’s Choice Award in Willmar, Minn.
New London, Minn., native Brady Toops on (off) ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’
Norway Lake Township’s oldest living man, 91, to star in Sunburg, Minnesota, Syttende Mai parade
Syttende Mai celebrations in west central Minnesota
Artaria String Quartet performs in Dawson, Minn.
Abrams joins ACMC urgent care department
American Family agent Hern earns certification
State electrical group honors Gatewood for industry service
Two from Whitcomb Brothers Grain attend conference
Rice Hospital nurses honored for making a difference in patient lives
Pamela "Pam" Kay (Cooper) Soltis
Alma O. Lopez
Finnley M. Thomes
Craig "Slim" Schuler
Janice L. Bergquist
Aurand — Elfritz
Boike — Williamson
Hennes — Tepfer
Gregory — McDonald
Video: Rain, thunder halt Area 6 Special Olympics track
Editorial: Memorial Day has a very real purpose
Commentary: Remembering their service
Editorial: Kudos on Willmar schools support
Editorial: Willmar’s dealing with pure democracy
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
June 4, 2010
New aid ship heads to Gaza, Israel vows to stop it
ISTANBUL (AP) -- An aid ship trying to break the blockade of Gaza could reach Israel's 20-mile (32-kilometer) exclusion zone late today, an activist said, but Israel's prime minister has vowed the ship will not reach land. The dueling comments suggest a potential new clash over Israel's...
news / world
June 4, 2010 - 9:00am
March 11, 2010
Lawmaker: Disaster program should be established before flooding
ST. PAUL -- A state disaster assistance program should be established before flooding this year, a state lawmaker says. Rep. Terry Morrow, DFL-St. Peter, said the program is needed to help communities along the Red and Minnesota rivers that are not covered by a presidential disaster...
news / state
March 11, 2010 - 10:15am
March 1, 2010
Mid-sized cities holding off worst cuts as aid drops
FARIBAULT -- The little things went first: a few children's library programs and ice for the outdoor skating rinks. But police officers and firefighters...
news / state
March 1, 2010 - 12:00am
January 15, 2010
U.S. taking lead role in Haiti, with troops and rescue aid
WASHINGTON -- President Obama and the U.S. moved to take charge in earthquake-ravaged Haiti on Thursday, dispatching thousands of troops along...
news / nation
January 15, 2010 - 12:00am
January 14, 2010
Obama says US stands with Haiti, pledges $100M aid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said today that "one of the largest relief efforts in our recent history" is moving toward Haiti as he continued to mobilize the U.S. response to the island's devastating earthquake. Obama said the U.S. government is initially directing $100...
news / nation / world
January 14, 2010 - 11:07am
January 13, 2010
Minn. aid groups getting ready to help in Haiti
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota-based aid groups that work in Haiti say their people are safe, and they're getting ready to help in the earthquake relief effort. Coon Rapids-based Feed My Starving Children already distributes millions of prepackaged meals to children in Haiti. Spokeswoman...
news / state / world
January 13, 2010 - 12:40pm
December 31, 2009
Area city budgets go lean into the new year
MONTEVIDEO -- City employees in Montevideo voluntarily agreed to cut a previously negotiated pay increase by half. City council members in Olivia...
news / local / region
December 31, 2009 - 12:00am
October 5, 2009
Minnesota Opinion: On local government aid
An excerpt from recent editorials in Minnesota newspapers. On local government aid Mayors in Minnesota whose cities received Local Government Aid have issued a call for citizens to ask their gubernatorial candidates where they stand on the issue of LGA, which has been a target for...
opinion / editorials / local
October 5, 2009 - 12:00am
September 29, 2009
American Opinion: On college aid
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: By The Associated Press On college aid: Recent developments at public colleges and universities leave little doubt that there is a need for the major overhaul of college aid programs approved by the U.S. House...
opinion / editorials / college
September 29, 2009 - 12:00am
May 30, 2009
Minnesota, feds increase dollars for college grants
news / state / college / education
May 30, 2009 - 12:00am
Paynesville City Council discusses budget concerns related to state aid cuts
PAYNESVILLE -- Like many municipal governments in Minnesota, the Paynesville City Council is starting to discuss what projects can be financed over the next few years as cuts in state aid seem to be on the way. Mayor Jeff Thompson said Thursday that the council began discussing project...
region / local / news
January 30, 2009 - 12:00am
December 3, 2008
Possibility of federal aid has Pawlenty 'gravely' concerned
ST. PAUL -- The country's economy could worsen if the federal government sends aid to financially hurting states, Minnesota Gov.
December 3, 2008 - 12:00am