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Community steps forward to help as water recedes
From digging to grain bins, farmers face varied dangers
Tractor roll bars help save lives in most common farm accidents
Milan dedicates new Liberty Bell
Video: Moving history down the road
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
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
Harris P. Hinderaker
William "Bill" Bradford
William R. Heitke
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Minnesota Opinion: The long wait for mental health care needs fixing
Thomas: Abolishing 'man' at Princeton
Klinger: Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Willmar dog park anniversary celebration cancelled due to high number of mosquitoes
May 6, 2015
Fraud prevention saves Kandiyohi County money
WILLMAR –– Compared to the thousands of public assistance cases that are processed every year in Kandiyohi County for such things as cash support, food support or medical assistance, the number of people who fraudulently receive services is very small. But through rigorous investigations...
May 6, 2015 - 10:56pm
January 29, 2014
House passes long overdue Farm Bill
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a nearly $1 trillion farm bill on Wednesday that cuts food stamps and ends a direct subsidy to farmers, while expanding government-backed crop insurance programs.
January 29, 2014 - 10:39am
November 21, 2013
Key lawmakers meet ahead of deadline for new farm bill
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With a deadline looming, the four top agricultural negotiators in Congress met for nearly two hours late on Wednesday without reaching agreement on a $500 billion U.S. farm bill, and they will try again on Thursday morning, the lawmakers said. The...
November 21, 2013 - 7:23am
November 2, 2013
Peterson optimistic again for farm bill vote
WILLMAR — After months of stalemate over a new five-year extension of the farm bill, Seventh District Congressman Collin Peterson is optimistic...
November 2, 2013 - 1:48am
October 31, 2013
5,500-plus in Kandiyohi County to feel even more of a financial pinch
WILLMAR — Starting today, 5,533 Kandiyohi County residents will be getting less money to buy food than they did last month. The change in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — often still referred to as food stamps — is because a temporary increase in program funds,...
October 31, 2013 - 11:50pm
October 9, 2013
Food stamp recipients fret as stimulus boost coming to an end
By Rik Stevens, Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. — A temporary increase in food stamps expires Oct. 31, meaning for millions of Americans, the benefits that help put food on the table won’t stretch as far as they have for the past four years. Food stamps — actually...
October 9, 2013 - 11:25pm
October 3, 2013
Letter: A GOP assault on food stamps
I was disgusted while listening to the posturing members of the Millionaires’ Club — aka Congress. A Republican representative from Georgia complained that staff members would become rich by lobbying later but he would be restricted to a congressman’s salary of only $172,600! ...
October 3, 2013 - 3:00am
July 11, 2013
House passes farm bill after partisan debate
A sharply divided U.S. House passed a farm bill 216-208 today amid complaints that it is the first time federal farm programs have become embroiled in partisan politics.
July 11, 2013 - 3:08pm
Republicans drop food stamps from farm bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bruised from the defeat of a massive farm bill last month, Republicans are giving the legislation another chance by bringing a pared-down version to the House floor.
July 11, 2013 - 7:27am
June 20, 2013
Farm bill fails in House
The U.S. House this afternoon defeated 234-195 a farm bill that would have funded agriculture and nutrition programs for the next five years.
June 20, 2013 - 1:19pm
May 16, 2013
Deep divide in Congress over domestic food aid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House and Senate Agriculture Committees have laid the groundwork this week for reducing the size of the federal food stamp program, approving farm bills that would shrink the food aid and alter the way people qualify for it.
May 16, 2013 - 6:53am
May 15, 2013
House panel set to OK cut in food stamp program
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House Agriculture Committee is set to consider small cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program in an effort to appease conservatives who say the food aid has become too expensive.
May 15, 2013 - 6:44am