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Feared iPhone, iPad hacking software is now a reality
Minnesota men face felony charges after shoplifting sunglasses, possessing heroin
Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
Italy quake death toll hits 250 as rescuers search demolished towns
Trump, Clinton spar over who is best for minority voters
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
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
Carol J. Hansen
Alan Lee Midby
Paul J. Willems
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
November 4, 2013
Farmers take in 25 percent of corn in a week
WILLMAR — Minnesota’s farmers harvested 25 percent of the corn crop last week, pushing the total percentage of the crop harvested to 73 percent. According to the weekly U.S. Department of Agriculture crop/weather report, there were five days suitable for fieldwork last week,...
November 4, 2013 - 11:28pm
September 26, 2013
Editorial: Farmers need to be part of solution
Here in west central Minnesota lies some of the richest and most productive farmland in America. The Minnesota River and other rivers flow through it into the Mississippi River basin. At the southern end of the Mississippi River is the Gulf of Mexico. At that point, there is a growing...
September 26, 2013 - 4:00am
January 14, 2013
Gains allow more farmers to pay off govt. loans, seek other lending sources
WILLMAR — Higher grain prices and resulting increased income are enabling more crop farmers to pay off their government loans from the Farm...
January 14, 2013 - 11:03pm
January 2, 2013
Budget resolution deal leaves farmers with a few answers but more questions
ST. PAUL — America’s farmers and ranchers are digesting a mixed signal that came from the last-minute extension of federal farm legislation...
January 2, 2013 - 11:00pm
August 13, 2012
Farmers' message to politicians
REDWOOD FALLS -- Gene Stengel and Roger Dale sprinkled seasoning on pork chops, then grilled them to just the right temperature to serve to hungry Farmfest visitors. But they cranked up the heat while roasting politicians of all stripes, in Washington and St. Paul, because they cannot...
August 13, 2012 - 12:00am
August 9, 2012
Klobuchar, Bills show ag policy differences
REDWOOD FALLS -- Minnesota's endorsed Republican U.S. Senate candidate says American farmers should be left alone, with less federal support,...
August 9, 2012 - 12:00am
April 14, 2012
Woman pleads to assault charge for machete at farmers market
WILLMAR -- Betty Denice Reveles, 50, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Friday to a second-degree assault charge for threatening a woman with a machete...
April 14, 2012 - 12:00am
March 12, 2012
Peterson re-elected secretary of National Farmers Union board
ST. PAUL -- Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President, was re-elected by state presidents as secretary of the National Farmers Union Board of Directors at the NFU Convention recently in Omaha, Neb. This will be Peterson's third term as secretary. "It is an honor to be re-elected...
March 12, 2012 - 11:44am
December 29, 2011
Woman who brought machete to Willmar, Minn., farmers market fails to show for court hearing
WILLMAR -- An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for a Willmar woman after she failed to appear for a court hearing on charges that she threatened...
December 29, 2011 - 12:00am
November 25, 2011
Renville woman wins in grocery giveaway
RENVILLE -- Crystal Nelson of Renville was one of three people who were winners in the recent Minnesota Farmers Feed US grocery giveaway program. Winners were drawn at random from almost 50,000 entries made during visits to farmersfeedus.org. Nelson received a $1,000 prize on Wednesday...
November 25, 2011 - 11:41am
August 6, 2011
Summer camp at Sibley State Park, New London, Minn.
NEW LONDON - Without a doubt, tears were shed at Sibley State Park on Friday morning. It's a ritual that goes back a few decades. Since possibly...
August 6, 2011 - 12:00am
July 11, 2011
Willmar, Minn., farmers market
July 11, 2011 - 12:00am
July 9, 2011
Local vendors open Willmar Farmers Market today
As the sun came up today, so did the tents and vendors at the Willmar Farmers Market. For 15 weeks, from 6:30 a.m. to "whenever the vendors...
July 9, 2011 - 12:05am
December 21, 2010
Pawlenty seeks ag disaster in four counties
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants federal aid for farmers in four Minnesota counties after a rough weather year. In a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Pawlenty on Monday sought a disaster declaration for Chippewa, Renville, Wright and Freeborn counties. "A secretarial...
December 21, 2010 - 12:00am
Granite Falls woman wins free groceries, one of two winners in Farmers Feed US sweepstakes
RENVILLE -- Carolyn Lindquist says she was amazed and shocked when she was notified in early November that she had won $5,000 in grocery gift...
December 21, 2010 - 12:00am