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Records published Sept. 28
Swift County hires interim administrator
Sacred Heart man sentenced for killing puppy
Mealworms found in school fundraiser candy bars
Ryder Cup: Hazeltine pedigree planned from the start
Facing former coach an intriguing subplot to Gophers' Big Ten opener
Volleyball: Willmar eases past Alexandria
Royals outlast Twins in 11 innings
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
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Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
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
Helen M. Miller
William "Bill" D. Latham
Donald R. Holmgren
Joe Raines letter: Trump is wrong for America
Ted Storck letter: When a good guy has a gun...
Ken Warner letter: Dave Baker gets results for 17A
John H. Burns letter: Do GOP candidates support Trump?
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
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
March 23, 2012
Real Money blog: 'No dollar days' add up over time
March 23, 2012 - 8:28am
March 14, 2012
MS. Simplicity blog: Buy what you need with money you have
March 14, 2012 - 9:08am