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Trump to sign order on Tuesday easing energy regulations
Lake Superior lighthouse to be restored
Faith, forgiveness help Minnesota parents deal with daughter's death at hands of drunk driver
Zoo in Minnesota to raise two more rare snow leopards
Girls on flight to Minneapolis barred for wearing leggings without dresses
Girls Basketball: Oman a Class AA All-State first-teamer
Local Roundup: Warrior softball team opens season in crossover
Inspired by grandfather, Taylor Rogers just keeps taking the ball for Minnesota Twins
NCAA Tournament: Maye lifts Tar Heels to Final Four
Among fresh faces, Tar Heels make it to Final Four in win over Kentucky
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Planning the spring garden calendar
Fielding Questions: Rabbit damage can ruin evergreens
Commentary: Minnesota needs transportation investment
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June 20, 2011
Elderly care givers ask for shutdown funds
ST. PAUL -- A group representing nursing homes and other health-care providers for Minnesota's elderly asked the courts today to keep state funding flowing in case of a government shutdown. Aging Services of Minnesota and Care Providers of Minnesota filed paperwork in Ramsey County...
June 20, 2011 - 12:15pm
March 11, 2011
Letter: Price of economic blunders
Congratulations to Mickey Rooney for speaking up in America about the abuse of our elderly. We thank him. Now would be a good time for all of us to join him and let our growing concerns be told and insist our government make its own citizens its No. 1 priority and spend its money...
March 11, 2011 - 12:00am
December 28, 2010
Volunteers needed for program
WILLMAR -- Every Tuesday Vicki Dew takes an early lunch hour from her job as an associate at Wal-Mart to deliver hot meals to elderly, ill or...
December 28, 2010 - 12:00am
October 22, 2010
Bethesda to unveil new digs
WILLMAR - Clustered in a bay lit by tall southeast-facing windows, the tables and chairs in the mini-café at the new Bethesda Wellness Center...
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
October 14, 2010
Rice delays awarding of bids for new addition at care center
WILLMAR -- Rice Me-morial Hospital's board of directors was set to award bids Wednesday for a $3 million addition to the Rice Care Center. But when bids were opened last week, the total came in about $400,000 higher than the construction estimate. Hospital officials, the bidders,...
October 14, 2010 - 12:00am
August 17, 2010
Democrat says GOP workers' presence is intimidating voters
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton says Republican workers who videotape almost his every move are getting so close that they intimidate voters trying to talk to the DFL governor candidate.
August 17, 2010 - 12:00am
July 16, 2010
For aging population, need for community services is outgrowing the funding
WILLMAR -- Despite all the transportation, nutrition, respite and other services in the region to serve the aging population, Lynn Buckley still...
July 16, 2010 - 12:00am
May 28, 2010
Letter: A grand memorial event
Everyone in our community was invited to join the residents of Copperleaf for their Memorial Day ball, grand march and dance on May 22 to honor our war veterans.
May 28, 2010 - 12:00am
May 11, 2010
Man escapes from custody, assaults elderly woman, attendant
LITCHFIELD -- A 20-year-old Minneapolis man has been returned to the Meeker County Jail and faces first-degree burglary, assault and escape from custody charges after he allegedly escaped from custody and assaulted an elderly woman and her caregiver Monday. According to Meeker County...
May 11, 2010 - 12:00am
April 28, 2010
Grand Forks man charged with raping 64-year-old woman
Robert James Rhode, 43, is being held at the Grand Forks County jail on a $10,000 bond, a jail spokeswoman said Tuesday. A police affidavit says the victim had known Rhode for several years. He came to her Grand Forks home intoxicated Nov.
April 28, 2010 - 11:04am
March 3, 2010
'Something to live for': Bethesda volunteer, 75, presented award from Aging Services of Minn.
WILLMAR -- Mary Jane Stredde was so busy greeting well-wishers Tuesday afternoon that she hardly had time to sip her coffee. Stredde, 75, shook...
March 3, 2010 - 12:00am
January 25, 2010
Elderly Minnesota man found dead in Iowa ditch
ALGONA, Iowa - Authorities say the body of an 86-year-old Minnesota man has been found in rural Kossuth County. Kossuth County Sheriff Steve Kollasch says the body of Kenneth Eldon Reed of Elmore, Minnesota was found lying in a ditch in a rural area near the Iowa-Minnesota state...
January 25, 2010 - 11:52am
November 19, 2009
A helping hand along the way
WILLMAR -- Not far into Kate Selseth's presentation on the ins and outs of Medicare and how to compare plans on the Medicare.gov Web site, someone...
November 19, 2009 - 12:00am
October 22, 2009
New regional network focuses on meeting a growing need
Ask just about anyone who works with or provides services for older adults, and they'll list dementia as one of the most pervasive needs. "It's...
October 22, 2009 - 12:00am
October 7, 2009
Carriers will take frozen meals on wheels to handful of county residents
WILLMAR -- There are some elderly or disabled residents who live so far off the beaten path in rural Kandiyohi County that volunteer drivers with the local meals-on-wheels program are unable to drive there. As a result, some of those vulnerable adults have gone without meals for...
October 7, 2009 - 12:00am