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Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
May 23, 2016
A look at Minnesota legislative results
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators introduced 7,763 bills in the 2015-2016 legislative period, most of which went nowhere. Here is a look at some...
May 23, 2016 - 6:18pm
May 20, 2015
Legislation results from A to Z
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature adjourned Monday, but potential vetoes and a looming special session could change some of what they accomplished. The following list includes the latest information about key issues. Avian flu: About $19 million was approved for low-interest...
May 20, 2015 - 11:11pm
September 6, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Police, area law, feds investigating counterfeit bills
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Police Chief is asking all businesses and restaurants to take necessary measures and precautions to determine the authenticity of the cash accepted at their establishments. Multiple counterfeit bills have been reported by businesses and financial institutions...
September 6, 2012 - 3:23pm
August 31, 2012
November opponents Klobuchar, Bills hold little back during fiery debate at State Fair
FALCON HEIGHTS -- Amy Klobuchar and Kurt Bills shared broad smiles and agreed it was hot. But then the two U.S. Senate candidates took to a Minnesota...
August 31, 2012 - 12:00am
July 9, 2012
MN/ND Better Business Bureau: Obama isn't going to pay your bills, it's a scam
BURNSVILLE -- The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota warns businesses and consumers that an offer to have President Obama pay their utility bills through a new federal program is a scam. The bogus offer has been reported nationwide and is now making its way into...
July 9, 2012 - 3:28pm
February 13, 2012
Rice Hospital in Willmar, Minn., offers 'amnesty' to pay off old patient bills
WILLMAR -- Got an old unpaid bill at Rice Memorial Hospital? The hospital recently began offering "amnesty" in the form of a 25 percent discount to patients who pay off the entire balance for care they received Jan. 31 or earlier. It's the first time Rice has done so, and hospital...
February 13, 2012 - 12:00am
January 18, 2012
Areavoices.com: Don't buy into debt myths
After working in banking and financial counseling for many years, I've noticed some recurring themes about debt. When we are looking at our finances...
January 18, 2012 - 9:25am
August 1, 2011
ACMC recognized as financial advocate for patients, employees
WILLMAR -- Support for patients and employees dealing with financial difficulties helped earn Affiliated Community Medical Centers a financial advocacy award from Lutheran Social Service. The awards were recently announced by LSS Financial Counseling Service. Other recipients included...
August 1, 2011 - 12:00am
May 28, 2011
How issues fared in 2011 Minnesota legislative session
ST. PAUL -- A special legislative session will be needed to pass the Minnesota budget, but other work was finished during the regular 2011 legislative session with 117 bills sent to Gov. Mark Dayton for his signature or veto out of more than 3,000 that senators and representatives...
May 28, 2011 - 12:00am
January 11, 2011
Energy conservation is good business
MONTEVIDEO -- Just as the heating season got underway in earnest, Bill Pauling spotted a guy looking over the natural gas meter at his downtown,...
January 11, 2011 - 12:00am
November 15, 2010
Rice Memorial Hospital announces new patient payment procedures
Planning to be a patient at Rice Memorial Hospital in the near future? Starting Dec.
November 15, 2010 - 12:00am
October 6, 2010
American Opinion - On federal appropriations bills:
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On federal appropriations bills: Each January when Congress returns to Washington it really has only one duty: Pass the 12 appropriations bills that fund the federal government for the...
October 6, 2010 - 12:00am
August 10, 2010
While the humidity keeps rising, there are ways to crank the AC without paying through the roof
As temperatures continue to inch closer to the 90-degree mark, the sweltering heat has many people praying for an end to summer and the cool,...
August 10, 2010 - 12:00am
Rice Memorial Hospital renews its bill-collection policy with AG office
WILLMAR -- An agreement to abide by reasonable and civil bill-collection policies has been renewed between Rice Memorial Hospital and the Minnesota Attorney General's office. Board members of the city-owned hospital reviewed the agreement at their meeting Wednesday. Rice is in compliance...
June 10, 2010 - 12:00am
May 7, 2009
Speaker of House says lawmakers will not be able to work out bills by tonight's deadline
May 7, 2009 - 12:00am