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Excessive moisture taking a toll on some Minnesota crops
Food Hub begins to bear fruit and vegetables and hopefully more
Benson woman reflects on life after brain cancer
Baby loon rescued from Minnesota lawn
Appleton man’s design a finalist for state park license plate
Community Christian's Reid makes immediate splash
Kooista wins arms battle
NWL Baseball: Bats go silent in Stingers' loss at St. Cloud
NLS holds down Litchfield for Legion win
Area Golf: Gorans wins Lakeland at Eagle Creek
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Little Crow Skiers All-School Reunion at Willmar Fests
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Willmar woman to audition for 'The Voice'
Netflix price hikes could lead to customers bailing
Here are the Willmar Fests Ambassador nominees
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
Willmar Fests Kiddie Parade marches on
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Lauretta L. Theline
Gerald "Jerry" Koosmann
Norbert P. Anderson
Alvera A. Haugen
Velora "Val" Westerlund
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
August 29, 2014
Ramp-Up to Readiness: New program should help kids, families plan for life after high school
WILLMAR — Imagine being the first member of your family who’s ever gone to college, maybe even the first to graduate from high school. Would...
News / local
August 29, 2014 - 11:01pm
March 13, 2014
Editorial: Time to invest in outstate broadband, outstate families and businesses need it
The time has come for our Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton to step up and invest in broadband Internet across Greater Minnesota. The Legislature stated four years ago that every household within Minnesota should have access to high-speed broadband Internet by 2015. It is not...
opinion / editorials
March 13, 2014 - 7:00am
October 10, 2013
Editorial: Congress is failing military families
The federal government shutdown continues into its second week as Congress fails to act and fulfill its job. The latest fallout is impacting the military and veterans affairs benefits across the country. So while the U.S. Army’s Delta Force and the U.S. Navy Seal teams carried...
opinion / editorials
October 10, 2013 - 4:00am
April 12, 2013
Editorial: Support the efforts of Safe Avenues
Safe Avenues of Willmar provides safety, support and empowerment for victims of abuse and families in turmoil. This worthy and needed organization is holding its Hope for Tomorrow gala and auction tonight at the Willmar Conference Center. The excellent event is sold out. Children’s...
opinion / editorials
April 12, 2013 - 9:00am
January 26, 2012
$30,000 grant will boost parenting classes in 5-county area
WILLMAR - A $30,000 grant announced today will help increase the number of parenting classes offered to families in the five-county area. The PACT for Families Collaborative said it has received a Medica Foundation grant that will support and expand Incredible Years parenting classes...
News / local
January 26, 2012 - 11:22am
September 10, 2011
Connecting military families to their community
Volunteers in a local organization understand that the best support they can give deployed service members is to help their families back home. Whether it's delivering meals, mowing lawns or painting a house, the goal of HomeFront Connection is to meet the needs of families, connect...
September 10, 2011 - 12:00am
December 29, 2010
PACT for Families expands to McLeod Co. and gets new name
WILLMAR -- A fifth county is joining a local collaborative that has been helping children and families access services since 1993. Based in Willmar, PACT 4 Families Collaborative has been a vital resource in Kandiyohi, Meeker, Ren-ville and Yellow Medicine counties. Starting Ja...
News / local
December 29, 2010 - 12:00am
July 31, 2010
Farm families an important small business
ST. PAUL -- You will hear much about the importance of small businesses this summer. Candidates running for public office will talk about the role of small businesses in creating jobs, increasing production and contributing to our economy. When they hear the phrase "small business,"...
July 31, 2010 - 12:00am
July 17, 2010
U of M recognizes farm families of year
MINNEAPOLIS -- Seventy-three families from around the state, one from each participating county, have been named a "2010 Farm Family of the Year" by the University of Minnesota. The families will be officially recognized Aug. 5 at Farmfest near Redwood Falls. "Almost all Minnesota...
July 17, 2010 - 12:00am
April 19, 2010
Free oil change and check-up provided on vehicles owned by low-income families
Volunteer student mechanics and local businesses teamed up with public agencies Saturday to provide 30 low-income families with a free oil change...
News / local / Ridgewater
April 19, 2010 - 12:00am
December 29, 2009
Hats off from the child guides to the Ridgewater College students in Lori Park-Smith's Marriage and Family Living class for the bags and bags of wonderful toys and games they donated. The presents will be given to families attending classes at Jefferson Learning Center.
opinion / Ridgewater / college
December 29, 2009 - 12:00am
November 4, 2009
Program to coordinate assistance for vets, families kicks off Tuesday
When Kammy Nelson's son Jayme was deployed to Iraq in 2007, Nelson witnessed the toll it took on her new daughter-in-law, forced to juggle parenting and work without the aid of her husband. "It was an eye-opening experience," Nelson said of her son's deployment.
November 4, 2009 - 12:00am
May 2, 2009
Workshop on connecting with military families planned
WILLMAR -- Area churches and community organizations are invited to attend a Community Care Conference workshop on building relationships with military families and veterans on May 9. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Willmar Assembly of God. The workshop is...
News / local / region
May 2, 2009 - 12:00am
March 30, 2009
Commentary: O'Reilly at a benefit for rape
What's Bill O'Reilly doing at a benefit for rape victims and their families? Helping them raise money. Last time I checked, that's a good thing. I disagree with much of what Bill has to say on most subjects. I think he feels the same way about me. That's fine. But he happens to...
opinion / commentary
March 30, 2009 - 1:00am
January 10, 2009
Program expands for veterans, military families in rural Minn.
WILLMAR -- A new program that expands services to Minnesota veterans and their families has been launched in rural Minnesota. It brings case management, outreach and followup to veterans and military families to help them deal with issues ranging from depression to family dynamics...
January 10, 2009 - 12:00am