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Update: Mega Millions winning tickets sold in California, Georgia, lottery officials say
Industry group says mortgage applications fall in latest week
Winning ticket sold in California for Mega Millions lottery: official
City Council gives conditional approval to KEC liquor license
Positive review for Kandiyohi County Administrator
Girls Hockey: Willmar rallies to snap Mankato West's win streak
Boys Hockey: Sauk Rapids scores with 5 seconds left to beat Cardinals
Boys Basketball: Benson slips past BOLD in key WCS battle
Girls Basketball: Cardinals throttle Brainerd
Wild cool off Canucks in shootout
‘Nuncrackers’ opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
‘Come, Lord Jesus’ theme of Calvary’s Advent Festival this year
Taylor Swift sweeps top prize at American Music Awards
Rebranding, renovation gives Rice Home Medical a whole new look
General Motors to invest $1.3 billion in five U.S. plants
Snowstorm unlikely to hurt holiday sales, analysts say
Auto sales rise in November, boosted by discounts
Chrysler's November sales rise 16 percent, top expectations
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Commentary: A 90th birthday is a day to celebrate a lot of living
Letter: The echo chamber of opinion
Letter: Ella Avenue needs guard rails
Hats Off from Redeemer
Letter: Did anyone go outside except to shop over holiday weekend?
October 10, 2013
Editorial: Congress is failing military families
The federal government shutdown continues into its second week as Congress fails to act and fulfill its job. The latest fallout is impacting the military and veterans affairs benefits across the country. So while the U.S. Army’s Delta Force and the U.S. Navy Seal teams carried...
opinion / editorials
October 10, 2013 - 4:00am
March 27, 2013
High court skeptical of federal marriage law
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is indicating it could strike down the law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of federal benefits that go to married people. By Mark Sherman Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is indicating it...
news / nation
March 27, 2013 - 11:57am
High court hears case today on federal benefits for gays
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the second of back-to-back gay marriage cases, the Supreme Court is turning to a constitutional challenge to the law that prevents legally married gay Americans from collecting federal benefits generally available to straight married couples. WASHINGTON (AP)...
news / nation
March 27, 2013 - 6:26am
March 5, 2011
Letter: Benefits for the politicians?
The new federal health care law took another hit from a federal judge saying government cannot require Americans to have health insurance. I don't know if the new law is good, bad, some of each, or all of the above. This same judge is probably getting free health insurance and does...
opinion / letters
March 5, 2011 - 12:00am
January 15, 2011
Blessings are sought prior to vital review of ditch systems proceeds
WILLMAR -- The county is seeking the blessing of nearly 300 landowners to conduct a redetermination of benefits and assessments for two drainage...
news / local
January 15, 2011 - 12:00am
November 17, 2010
Redetermination of county ditch benefits under way on eight systems
WILLMAR -- A process to figure out how much certain landowners should pay to maintain public drainage ditch systems is under way in Kandiyohi County. The redetermination of benefits of 11 public ditch systems began this year. The process is nearly completed on eight systems that...
news / local
November 17, 2010 - 12:00am
November 2, 2010
Website helps families see if they qualify for assistance
WILLMAR -- Forty percent of Minnesota families that would be eligible for food support have not applied for it. Seventy percent of those eligible for energy assistance aren't receiving it. One-fifth of eligible families aren't claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or Working Family...
news / local
November 2, 2010 - 12:00am
July 22, 2010
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
opinion / cartoons
July 22, 2010 - 12:00am
March 3, 2010
GOP holdout gives in, Senate OKs jobless benefits
WASHINGTON (AP) - Putting a lone senator's cantankerous challenge behind it, the Senate is back to work on a $100 billion-plus bill reviving popular tax breaks and extending longer and more generous jobless benefits through the end of the year. Kentucky Republican Jim Bunning relented...
news / nation
March 3, 2010 - 10:45am
October 15, 2009
Rice Memorial Hospital reports its provided $18.5M in community benefits last year
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital provided $18.5 million worth of community benefits in 2008 -- more than 20 percent of the city-owned hospital's operating costs. The total includes benefits such as charity care, health fairs and free support groups for patients. The biggest chunk...
news / local / community
October 15, 2009 - 12:00am
August 11, 2009
Jobless complain about shabby state treatment
news / state
August 11, 2009 - 12:00am
Rice issues annual community benefit report
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital provided $17.8 million worth of community benefits -- ranging from charity care to free support groups and health fairs -- in 2006, according to a report released Wednesday to the hospital board of directors. The amount represents 20.9 percent of...
local / community
December 11, 2008 - 12:00am