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Renovations begin on City Auditorium
Leachate treatment project moves forward
Trial suspended for man accused of stabbing stepgrandmother
Willmar man dies in Renville County accident
DHS to host meeting on mental health services Friday in Willmar
Girls tennis roundup: Rocori nudges Willmar
Girls Tennis: Knisley’s point beats Panthers
Girls Tennis: Rocori nudges Willmar on courts
Prep cross country: Tuesday's results
Girls swimming & diving: Cards sink Fergus
Joan Rivers, queen of acid put-downs, dies at age 81
Kosak of Olivia receives Guard honor
George Nicholas Novak
Marian D. Jones
Damrongnawin — Lundstrum
Leadens — Jans
Schmidt — Hagen
Stadem — Cuevas
Ciminski — Twist
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January 2, 2014
Faith leaders oppose cuts to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
WILLMAR — More than 150 Minnesota clergy and religious leaders including a priest from Fairfax are urging U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar to oppose cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — formerly known as food stamps — in the farm bill being negotiated in Congress. The...
news / nation
January 2, 2014 - 11:24pm
July 30, 2013
Catholic clergy, faithful digest Pope Francis' Brazil message (with video)
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- In word and deed during his trip to Brazil, Pope Francis put clergy and faithful alike on notice: Get energized, go out...
news / world
July 30, 2013 - 7:34am
December 17, 2010
A matter of faith might ultimately split rural parishes
ROCK VALLE -- A matter of faith is splitting the congregations of some Lutheran churches affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Ch-urch in America. Just over two years ago, the ELCA voted to open the ministry of the church to gay and lesbian pastors in committed relationships....
news / region
December 17, 2010 - 12:00am
December 22, 2009
Prompted by pastors' pleas, NLS takes aim at underage drinking
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School District is stepping up its efforts to combat what some observers describe as a climate that condones and facilitates underage alcohol use. School officials say it's an issue they intend to take seriously. "It's something that we need to...
news / local
December 22, 2009 - 12:00am
December 21, 2009
NLS holds special meeting to address underage drinking concerns
NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer School Board intends to step efforts to address underage drinking following a special meeting today to discuss community concerns. Some observers claim there is a climate that condones and facilitates underage alcohol use in the school district's communities. School...
news / local
December 21, 2009 - 6:54pm
August 31, 2009
Walking away from the church
In your reprint of the Fargo Forum article, "ELCA votes to allow non-celibate homosexuals to serve in the clergy" (Page 1, Aug. 23), presiding Bishop Mark Hanson is quoted as saying in a press conference: "It would be tragic if we walked away from one another" (i.e., separated). It's...
opinion / letters
August 31, 2009 - 12:00am
August 22, 2009
ELCA votes to allow non-celibate homosexuals to serve in the clergy
MINNEAPOLIS -- It was a doubly historic day for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on Friday as the Churchside Assembly voted to open the rosters of the clergy to non-celibate gays and moved to find ways for congregations that so choose to "recognize" and "support" homosexual...
news / nation
August 22, 2009 - 12:00am
February 19, 2009
ELCA panel urges church to allow clergy to live in gay, lesbian relationships
In what promises to be a controversial move unprecedented in the history of Lutheranism in the United States, a national task force of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America recommends that the nation's largest Lutheran denomination change its policy and allow homosexual clergy...
news / nation
February 19, 2009 - 2:25pm