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Minnesota Senate Democrats take middle ground on budget plan
Here’s help for cash-strapped governments — if it passes
General Mills changes to suit changing consumer tastes
Rape sentence prompts outcry
Longtime bush pilot and mail carrier Don Hanson dies
NFL: Have Vikings finally replaced Moss?
Men's basketball: Badgers escape with win
NHL: Wild’s playoff push hinges on homestand
Tom Powers: MLS guys are kidding about the stadium, right?
Prep football: Solem patriarch of BOLD football family
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
Apple Watch launches April 24 for up to $17,000 in rose gold
Lucille "Tweet" Violet Corneil
Verna E. Thomsen
Richard "Ric" T. McGinty
Paul T. Quisberg
Viola M. Kittelson
Gatewood — Moenkedick
Kohlman — Zahnow
Henry — Koch
Hoese — Klema
Hartog — Geske
Letter: Where was Rep. Baker?
Letter: A misuse of Robert’s Rules
Letter: Ill-advised talks with Iran
Letter: Did voters make a mistake?
Letter: Don’t rush to judgment
February 1, 2013
Editorial: Game of football not always ‘super’
This is the weekend of the Super Bowl, the championship game of the National Football League. It is the “game,” the biggest athletic event of the year with millions tuning in via television around the world. This year’s big game has an intriguing spin with the Harbaugh brothers,...
opinion / editorials
February 1, 2013 - 12:00am
January 10, 2013
NFL player Junior Seau had brain disease
Junior Seau, one of the NFL's best and fiercest players for nearly two decades, had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press on Thursday. Results of an NIH study of Seau's brain revealed abnormalities...
news / nation
January 10, 2013 - 7:40am
November 17, 2012
Parents need to warn children about potential dangers of social media
WILLMAR -- It's OK for parents to set limits on how much their teenagers use technology. For instance, phones can be turned off at 10 p.m. or kept out of bedrooms.
news / local / region
November 17, 2012 - 12:00am
December 30, 2011
Areavoices.com: New year, new you
As 2011 winds down, I reflect on the past year and its lessons, and then look forward to the new one, a clean slate. Will 2012 be my year to...
December 30, 2011 - 12:05am
December 26, 2011
Areavoices.com: Adopt a curious approach to conflict
Let's be honest. Most women are fantastic conflict avoiders. To read the rest of this story from She Leads, visit sheleads.areavoices.com.
December 26, 2011 - 12:20am
March 16, 2010
Bail set at $80K for Travis Ryks accused of shaking baby
WILLMAR -- Travis Dean Ryks, 25, of Willmar, made his first court appearance Monday on a first-degree assault charge for allegedly shaking a 2-month-old baby and causing him life-threatening traumatic brain injury. Unconditional bail was set at $80,000 in Kandiyohi County District...
news / local
March 16, 2010 - 12:00am
March 13, 2010
Man wanted on assault charge in shaken baby case
WILLMAR -- An arrest warrant has been issued for Travis Dean Ryks, 25, of Willmar, on a first-degree assault charge for allegedly shaking an infant and causing what doctors said is a life-threatening injury attributable to child abuse. The complaint against Ryks was filed -- and...
news / local
March 13, 2010 - 12:00am
November 5, 2009
Doctor, author: Stress weakens people's immune systems
WILLMAR -- It turns out your grandma was right: you really can worry yourself sick. Just ask Esther Sternberg, M.D., author of "Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being" and one of the world's leading experts on the brain. She is this year's keynote speaker at PACT 4's...
news / local
November 5, 2009 - 12:00am
November 15, 2008
Clichés associated with teen brain are true
WILLMAR -- Figuring out why teenagers do the things they do can be perplexing to parents. Toss in alcohol and a teen's brain can be "hijacked," said Dr.
November 15, 2008 - 12:00am
October 4, 2008
New program helps screen young athletes for head injury
WILLMAR -- The player on the Willmar High School girls' soccer team never saw the ball coming. It hit her hard in the head but she kept on playing. Jeff Winter, the team's coach, still winces when he describes what happened next, right before halftime at a game last fall. The girl...
local / sports / community
October 4, 2008 - 12:00am