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Saving Rick's place: Friends rally to help keep Willmar man in his home
Chris Wallace to Reince Priebus: 'You Don't Get to Tell Us What to Do'
Box Office: 'Lego Batman' flies high over 'Great Wall,' 'Fist Fight'
Five injured in Pope County head-on crash with ambulance
Restarting out of bankruptcy, company revives former MN mining operation
Prep Wrestling: Willmar wins fourth-straight section crown
Zucker and linemates lead Wild past Predators
Berrios more comfortable, feels command improving
Vargas gets help from Manny Ramirez this time
For Towns and Wiggins, all-star selections will come with wins
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Driving a hard bargain for taxes
States' rights? Not so much, when it comes to retirement savings
Murder and Mayhem are hers to tell in Redwood County
Fagen Fighters Museum in Granite Falls listed as a top Minnesota attraction
The many meanings of Valentine's Day
Lorraine "Lolly" Marlys Thompson
Daniel P. Schaefbauer
Gloria A. Schroeder
Dwaine B. Weber
Marlow W. Hanson
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
Minding Our Elders: Recovery from double grief may require professional care
At crisis-hit Samsung, nerves jangle as annual review looms
SEOUL — The next few weeks are traditionally a tense time at Samsung Elec as executives wait to see if their work over the year is rewarded...
October 19, 2016 - 10:12am
October 7, 2016
Schwab 'robo adviser' more than doubled assets over the last year
Investments in Charles Schwab Corp's "robo adviser" service grew to surpass $10 billion in September, more than double the year-ago level, a spokeswoman said Thursday. The automated investment service, Schwab Intelligent Portfolios, allocates cash among exchange-traded funds according...
October 7, 2016 - 9:37am
September 1, 2016
'Super Grandparents' need to rescue themselves first
NEW YORK—Sharon Kotzen is a 73-year-old retiree, but she is hardly taking it easy. The former guidance counselor from Wallingford, Pennsylvania...
September 1, 2016 - 11:44am
January 30, 2016
Concordia to discontinue nine major programs; considering cuts to staff too
Under financial stress, Concordia College says it plans to discontinue nine majors and one concentration, including several languages. The cuts...
January 30, 2016 - 5:53pm
January 27, 2016
MnSCU feels financial pressure as enrollment drops
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s largest higher-education system is looking to make major changes as enrollment continues to fall and more institutions fail financial stress tests. The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system saw enrollment fall by 1.9 percent last year, to 138,973....
January 27, 2016 - 11:41pm
January 4, 2016
Live it!: Financial tips to take your child from diapers to a degree
If you’ve just had a new baby, your life is filled with more joy (but less sleep). You’re probably already aware of the time and effort you...
January 4, 2016 - 11:33am
October 13, 2014
Willmar Schools funds exceed expectations
WILLMAR — The Willmar Public Schools’ unassigned general fund balance increased during the 2013-14 fiscal year, but that may not be the case this year. The Willmar School Board received the audit report Monday afternoon and approved a two-year contract with the Education Minnesota-Willmar...
October 13, 2014 - 11:45pm
September 3, 2013
Preliminary Kandiyohi County, Minn., budget certified
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners certified the preliminary 2014 budget at its meeting Tuesday. The $58.9 million budget is a slight increase over 2013 and includes a net tax levy increase of 1.17 percent. It's the lowest levy increase in the last seven years....
September 3, 2013 - 11:23pm
December 31, 2012
Sense and Centsibility blog: New Year's resolutions to keep in 2013
By Cherrish Holland http://senseandcentsibility.areavoices.com
December 31, 2012 - 9:55am
August 4, 2012
Hospital finance panel supports 5-year plan
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital will aim for at least a 2 percent annual profit margin for the next five years and will continue to build up its debt capacity to take on new projects. These two goals are contained in a five-year financial plan that received an endorsement Friday...
August 4, 2012 - 12:00am
June 26, 2012
Take small steps toward solving money problems
Many people think there is a top secret solution to solving their money problems. Some think that if they could just discover this secret, it would put them on the road to riches. Ironically, people often spend money searching for this secret, either by buying books that promise...
June 26, 2012 - 12:00am
April 12, 2012
Willmar, Minn., hospital reports 6% profit in '11 but seeing gains erode this year
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital had the best financial performance in 2011 in at least five years, earning a 6 percent overall return on total revenue of more than $100 million. That translates into a $6 million profit that can be plowed back into services, improvements and new...
April 12, 2012 - 12:00am
April 11, 2012
Real Money blog: Family fun on a budget
April 11, 2012 - 8:44am
April 10, 2012
Advice: Credit cards offer convenience but may cost more in the long run
Credit cards have an increasingly larger presence in our financial lives. But if we are working hard to avoid new debt or pay down current debt, it may be important to find alternative ways to manage our money. Credit cards are a convenience, but studies show that even if paid in...
April 10, 2012 - 12:00am
April 9, 2012
Minnesota Republican Party finances were in 'precarious' shape
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The financial state of the Minnesota Republican Party has been so "precarious" this year that it went a couple months without paying rent on its St. Paul headquarters. That's according to a confidential memo from its treasurer that became public Monday.
April 9, 2012 - 2:46pm