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Former Watson mayor pleads guilty to burglary
Landfill fees to change Jan. 1
Public open house for roundabout set for Thursday
Minnesota potato salad thief pleads guilty
Negative tone of White House race sours young voters
WCT Sport Show: 5A tournament filled with state contenders
WCT Sport Show: Willmar preps for TRF, four locals vie for 6AAA section
Roundup: Cardinals volleyball team 2-2 at Moorhead Invite
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Managers win measure of credit for World Series showdown
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Kathleen H. Diederich
Paul E. Biermann
Marlene M. Heipler
Arlene D. Rudy
Mervin LeRoy Speckman "Doc"
Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
John Gehrking letter: Sawatzky is a typical politician
Paul Hoffer letter: Lang is ready to serve his district
Dionne commentary: Trump is not a GOP aberration
Estrich commentary: Trump is the uncontrollable man
May 11, 2016
Inmate in Colorado claims to be Prince's son, makes claim for late singer's estate
A man serving time in federal prison in Colorado has come forward claiming he is the biological son and legal heir of the late pop star Prince,...
May 11, 2016 - 1:07pm
Minn. House committee backs allowing Prince’s heirs rights to profit
ST. PAUL — Prince’s likeness and name should belong to his heirs, whoever the courts decide they are, an attorney for his estate told Minnesota lawmakers Tuesday. “What this law would do, it would clarify that this right of publicity would continue after death and it would...
May 11, 2016 - 12:15am
April 26, 2016
Prince left no will, potentially complicating matters regarding estate
Music superstar Prince left no will when he died last week, his sister said in court documents filed Tuesday. The sister, Tyka Nelson, asked...
April 26, 2016 - 1:38pm
February 17, 2016
MnSure officials respond to critics of liens
ST. PAUL — MNsure leaders defended the health insurance exchange from criticism over liens filed against the estates of some Medicaid recipients — but acknowledged they could have done better. Minnesota has for years filed claims against the estates of some older Medicaid recipients...
February 17, 2016 - 11:52pm
January 20, 2016
Couple faces charges after failing to pay for Clarkfield woman's care
MONTEVIDEO — When a Chippewa County man died in May 2010, his son was appointed conservator of his estate, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Court documents say the money was meant solely to provide for the care of the dead man’s widow. But an investigation by the Medicaid...
January 20, 2016 - 8:32am
September 11, 2012
Internet brings transformation to real estate industry
By the time a client contacts Paul Ryan about a house for sale, he or she has probably already researched the property online, knows what the...
September 11, 2012 - 12:00am
July 2, 2012
Schwanke, farmer from Willmar, Minn., leaves $1M estate to Nature Conservancy
WILLMAR -- A Willmar man who farmed in Swift and Kandiyohi counties has left his $1 million estate to The Nature Conservancy. The Nature Conservancy...
July 2, 2012 - 9:44am
January 14, 2012
Soaring farmland values make proper estate planning even more important
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- Now more than ever, area farmers need a plan to pass on their farm to the next generation, according to a farm estate planner. Even farmers with an estate plan may need to update it because of soaring land values, said Mike Baron, owner/manager of Great Plains...
January 14, 2012 - 12:00am
January 10, 2012
West central Minn. home builders look forward to a stronger year
WILLMAR -- The recession led to some bleak years for local home builders but there are signs they may have weathered the worst of it. Tim Carlson,...
January 10, 2012 - 12:00am
November 16, 2011
Key Minn. Republican: Counties should not have to collect state business property tax
WILLMAR -- The chairman of the House Taxes Committee says proposed repeal of the statewide business property tax is a top-tier tax relief priority...
November 16, 2011 - 12:00am
November 9, 2010
Foreclosures rise, housing market remains lackluster
WILLMAR -- Among the recent new listings of Willmar homes for sale is one with a swimming pool and a location in what Realtor Mary Peterson describes...
November 9, 2010 - 12:00am
August 24, 2010
Home sales plunge 27 percent to lowest in 15 years
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of previously occupied homes plunged last month to the lowest level in 15 years, despite the lowest mortgage rates in decades and bargain prices in many areas. July's sales fell by more than 27 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.83 million,...
August 24, 2010 - 12:49pm
August 19, 2010
A horse lover's passion, memories for sale
WILLMAR -- Obsessions come naturally in this family, and Dr. David Harder was only carrying on a family tradition when one day he announced his:...
August 19, 2010 - 12:00am
November 6, 2009
Another big opportunity for first-time homebuyers is on its way
WILLMAR -- Area real estate agents say a bill that would extend and expand the first-time homebuyer federal tax credit would definitely help the housing market. As part of the government's efforts to encourage people to spend money to help revive the economy, the House voted 403-12...
November 6, 2009 - 12:00am
September 25, 2009
Deadline looms for tax credit
The credit of up to $8,000 is generally available to homebuyers with qualifying income levels who have never owned a home or have not owned one in the past three years. Because the credit is only in effect for a limited time, those considering buying a home must act soon to qualify....
September 25, 2009 - 11:22pm