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Willmar lays drowned boys to rest
UPDATE: Man's decapitation apparently in retaliation for alleged rape
Family of rural New London man restores his classic muscle car
Landmark Minnesota restaurant reduced to ashes
Girls pleaded for their lives in Texas before being gunned down by mother
Willmar's Ditmarson wins pitchers' duel
NWL Baseball: Stingers can't solve Rox pitchers
Women's Basketball: Remembering Pat Summitt
Flustered Williams advances in straight sets at Wimbledon
NBA: High school coach remembers Timberwolves’ Dunn’s accomplishments
Children’s production on stage at The Barn this weekend
Comedy production opens Thursday in New London
Little Crow Skiers All-School Reunion at Willmar Fests
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Foot Lake 4 registrations totaled 669 Saturday
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Cornelia B. Fredrick
David J. Bingham
Donald D. Coleman
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
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...
News / state
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....
News / region
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...
News / region
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...
News / world
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...
News / local
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...
News / state
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.
News / state
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...
News / local
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...
Business / region
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...
News / Business
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...
News / local / education / community
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...
News / region / Business
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