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New London, Spicer communities share food and fellowship during annual Thanksgiving meal
Franken says he'll work to regain Minnesotans' trust as US senator
Four injured in Meeker County crash
Skol, Super Bowl
First graduates emerge from Minnesota's 'hybrid' law school
Washington gains ground with win vs. Giants
NFC North is Vikings' to lose
NFC North is the Vikings' to lose
Wolves still not saving the best for last
Rivers, Chargers gobble up Cowboys 28-6
David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol who starred on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Keith Cleo Moist
Catherine A. Brainard
Jeanne M. Poage
Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate all our blessings
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
Card of Thanks
Emma Anne Williams
January 10, 2012
Coahran to lead Spicer fisheries office, New London hatchery
SPICER -- Dave Coahran will lead the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources's fisheries staff in Spicer as supervisor, according to an announcement...
January 10, 2012 - 2:19pm
Areavoices.com: Ridgewater College goes green
"Going green" on college campuses has been grabbing headlines for the past few years, and for good reason. New technologies and products are...
January 10, 2012 - 8:47am
January 7, 2012
Minn. DNR plans stout efforts against aquatic invasive species
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced plans Friday for a much more aggressive effort to control the spread of aquatic...
January 7, 2012 - 12:00am
January 6, 2012
Minnesota DNR plans aggressive effort against aquatic invasive species
SAINT PAUL - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced plans for a much more aggressive effort to control the spread of aquatic invasive species this year. For the first time in years, the DNR will use roadside check stations to enforce laws aimed at keeping boaters...
January 6, 2012 - 2:38pm
No issues reported after bleach leak at Prairie Island plant
January 6, 2012 - 12:00am
January 5, 2012
Areavoices.com: Five tips for going green
Everywhere you turn, people are talking about New Year's resolutions. Personally, I'm one of those well-intentioned resolvers who has had trouble...
January 5, 2012 - 8:44am
December 30, 2011
Fish houses, ATVs and drivers break through ice on west central Minn. lakes
WILLMAR -- Bystanders rescued a 66-year-old ice fisherman when his three-wheel vehicle went through the ice at 2:53 p.m.
December 30, 2011 - 12:00pm
December 27, 2011
Renville County board supports proposal for OHV Park on split vote
OLIVIA -- Renville County's board of commissioners approved moving ahead with possibly developing an off highway vehicle park. The commissioners...
December 27, 2011 - 2:48pm
December 22, 2011
Yellow Medicine County homesteader in remote Alaska turns to Facebook in emergency
FAIRBANKS, ALASKA -- A Yellow Medicine County native who lives in a remote and roadless area north of Fairbanks, Alaska, turned to social media...
December 22, 2011 - 4:15pm
Letter: OHV park is not a good fit
This letter is in response to an effort being undertaken by a small group of people to create an ATV amusement park in our beautiful and fragile Minnesota River valley. The proposed off-highway park would be located in Sections 22 and 23 of Sacred Heart Township.
December 22, 2011 - 12:00am
December 20, 2011
Renville County Board tours area proposed as Off Highway Vehicle Park one week before vote on it.
OLIVIA -- Renville County's board of commissioners toured the area proposed as an Off Highway Vehicle Park on Tuesday, one week before they will...
December 20, 2011 - 4:36pm
December 15, 2011
Areavoices.com: Creative gift wrapping can help environment
I can remember many pre-Christmas evenings spent by the fireplace in my parents' house with my sisters, watching "White Christmas" and wrapping...
December 15, 2011 - 8:54am
December 12, 2011
Western Minn. counties take varying views of coyote bounties
MONTEVIDEO -- A $10 price was placed on the head of coyotes in Chippewa County starting Dec. 1, and some bounty hunters are answering the call. One week after the start of the bounty program, Chippewa County had paid out $10 bounties for eight coyotes. All of the coyote bounties...
December 12, 2011 - 12:00am
December 9, 2011
Areavoices.com: Can a space heater save you money?
One of my favorite things about winter is sitting under a huge pile of blankets and quilts with a good book and a cup of homemade hot chocolate....
December 9, 2011 - 9:18am
November 30, 2011
Willmar, Minn., utility officials to discuss viability of solar project
WILLMAR -- Discussion will continue this week on whether or not a solar project is economically feasible for the Willmar Municipal Utilities. A report from Christianson and Associates of Willmar, which was hired as an independent en-tity to analyze expenses and returns and calculate...
November 30, 2011 - 12:00am