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Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Lyla M. Porter
Charles "Chuck" Theodore Erickson
Don E. Miller
October 15, 2014
Editorial: Agreement is historic in nature and healing
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and sexual abuse victims took a major step toward healing Monday with the announcement of a historic lawsuit settlement and agreement on future child protection. At an emotional news conference Monday, church officials and sexual abuse...
October 15, 2014 - 5:00am
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
February 19, 2009 - 2:25pm