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Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
Italy quake death toll hits 250 as rescuers search demolished towns
Trump, Clinton spar over who is best for minority voters
Records published Aug. 26
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
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
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
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
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
May 10, 2016
Bank robbery reported in Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA — Alexandria police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a bank robbery suspect. The robbery was reported at US Bank, 701 Broadway, in Alexandria about 10:50 a.m. Monday, according to Police Chief Rick Wyffels. No one was injured. Alexandria police, FBI and...
May 10, 2016 - 12:20am
April 20, 2016
Bank robber formerly of Litchfield gets five-plus year sentence
FARGO, N.D. — A former Litchfield man who pleaded guilty to robbing a south Fargo bank was sentenced Monday to five years and three months in prison. Jeremy Craig Fahleen, 35, robbed Fargo’s Gate City Bank April 25, 2015, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in North Dakota....
April 20, 2016 - 9:40pm
April 27, 2015
Minnesota man arrested in Fargo bank robbery
FARGO — A Litchfield, Minnesota, man was arrested Sunday in St. Cloud, Minnesota, in connection to a Saturday bank robbery in Fargo. Jeremy Craig Fahleen, 34, is being held on suspicion of robbery and an arrest warrant from Cass County is pending, Police Lt. Joel Vettel said in...
April 27, 2015 - 11:09pm
March 15, 2015
Blocked wire transfers may spark crisis in Somalia
Somali-Americans in Minnesota and across the United States are again facing problems sending money to relatives still living in east Africa. Last month, the bank that handled the majority of cash transfers from the United States to east Africa stopped providing the service. Aid organizations...
March 15, 2015 - 11:23pm
November 6, 2014
Meeker and Stearns County Sheriffs warn of scam
Both the Meeker County and Stearns County sheriff’s offices on Thursday issued warnings of a phone scam in which the caller pretends to represent the Internal Revenue Service. Local law enforcement received numerous complaints Thursday regarding the scam, according to news releases...
November 6, 2014 - 11:25pm
November 12, 2013
Rock painted with hearts used in Cloquet burglary
CLOQUET, Minn. -- A rock painted with hearts and the name “Christen” with pink lettering was thrown through the window of a Cloquet bank...
November 12, 2013 - 10:00am
August 23, 2013
Woman robs bank in Stacy
STACY, Minn. - A female bank robber may have struck again in Minnesota.
August 23, 2013 - 6:00am
March 15, 2013
Man gets 18 months in prison for ring theft
WILLMAR — Thomas Scott Wright, 55, who is already in federal custody for bank robbery, was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison and a $50 fine on a felony charge of theft for taking a diamond ring from a Willmar jewelry store in November 2011. As part of his sentence handed down...
March 15, 2013 - 10:15pm
February 20, 2012
Area Voices: Life lessons from man's best friend
People and dogs have been living together for what experts have discovered to be 15,000 years now. Back then, food was precious, as was time,...
February 20, 2012 - 12:00am
January 9, 2012
Areavoices.com: Be prepared for inevitable expenses
For my family, 2011 was the year of unexpected expenses. The clothes dryer broke in January. The water heater started leaking in November. Our...
January 9, 2012 - 8:48am
October 25, 2011
Tracy Lundy joins Lake Region Bank
WILLMAR -- Tracy Lundy recently joined Lake Region Bank in Willmar as mortgage loan officer. She will be responsible for originating secondary market and in-house real estate and construction loans. She has over 15 years of experience in real estate lending in the region. She is...
October 25, 2011 - 12:00am
September 6, 2011
F&M Bank of Olivia to remodel
OLIVIA -- F&M Bank Minnesota of Olivia announces it will remodel the banking facility located in downtown Olivia. The original bank building...
September 6, 2011 - 12:00am
January 12, 2011
Banker offers CCS students data on financial security
It's easy to use a debit or check card for everyday expenses, but you need to stay on top of it. "You've got to make sure, if you're using a...
January 12, 2011 - 1:00pm
October 14, 2010
Arden Hills company buys Bird Island bank
BIRD ISLAND -- Island Financial Corporation of Bird Island announces an agreement has been signed for Island Financial and its sole operating subsidiary, the State Bank of Bird Island, to be purchased by Frandsen Financial Corporation of Arden Hills. State Bank of Bird Island has...
October 14, 2010 - 12:00am
October 12, 2010
Only the name is being changed - Citizens Alliance Bank
CLARA CITY -- Citizens State Bank of Clara City is now the Citizens Alliance Bank, but only the name and logo are changed, according to Jeff Berghuis, president. "Our ownership, employees, branch locations and commitment to our customers and communities will not be changing,'' he...
October 12, 2010 - 12:00am