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Briefs: Former Obama aide calls Trump a 'psychopath'
Second case of switched babies shakes Canadian community
More bodies located beneath rubble in Italy quake zone
Wild about wine: Carlos Creek expands into Xcel Energy Center, other Twin Cities venues
National Guard soldiers return to Willmar after Kuwait deployment
Finally, the Wolves might give the Target Center two good teams
Roundup: Rockets advance in Class C state tournament
Anderson repeats in Match Play tourney
Vikings open new stadium with preseason win
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
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
Barbara A. Erickson
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Kenneth C. Hensch
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Dionne: Why Clinton Republicans matter
Parker: The GOP's Trumpian deflation
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Update: Shots fired outside Zorbaz in Spicer early Sunday
March 22, 2014
Commentary: Make wise investments in higher education
Do you know which public higher education system in Minnesota serves 420,000 students and has campuses in 47 communities (roughly 1/3 of the facility space in Minnesota)? If you guessed the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, you’d be correct.
March 22, 2014 - 1:00am
February 14, 2014
Mayors add voices for transportation
ST. PAUL -- Twenty-seven Minnesota mayors say that state lawmakers need to approve more money for transportation. Officials of 11 other cities...
February 14, 2014 - 11:24am
February 10, 2014
DFL wants to increase transportation taxes
ST. PAUL — Many northwest Minnesotans depend on volunteer bus drivers to get them around, a Crookston woman told a legislative committee hearing...
February 10, 2014 - 11:14pm
January 23, 2014
Coalition organizes to seek transportation money for Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Transportation advocates have compiled one of the largest coalitions ever to fight for state money, but they do not know how much they will seek or where they would get it. Move MN launched a campaign Thursday to persuade state legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton to boost...
January 23, 2014 - 10:46pm
EDC looking for swift end to conflicts, controversy over funding
WILLMAR — The joint powers board of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission sought to bring an end Thursday to controversies over the EDC’s reserve fund and allegations of conflicts of interest. “I hope we’re done having to defend the EDC,”...
January 23, 2014 - 10:35pm
September 13, 2013
Organizations request city funding in Willmar mayor's proposed 2014 budget
WILLMAR — Three organizations this week requested city funding in Mayor Frank Yanish's 2014 proposed budget. Representatives from the Willmar Design Center, Willmar Area Multicultural Business Center and West Central Integration Collaborative made requests during a workshop...
September 13, 2013 - 11:21pm
August 4, 2013
EDC in Willmar, Minn., votes to hold the line once again on tax levy
LAKE LILLIAN - A recommendation to hold the line on the property tax levy next year for the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission was upheld Thursday by the EDC governing board. Members of the joint powers board voted to keep the tax levy at $455,000...
August 4, 2013 - 11:27pm
May 23, 2013
Gov. Dayton vetoes two provisions in legacy funding bill
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed two provisions of a bill funding outdoors and arts projects, saying a House committee ignored a citizen advisory panel. The vetoes eliminated $3 million to fight aquatic invasive species that was destined for tribal and local governments and...
May 23, 2013 - 12:49pm
May 2, 2013
Minn. caregivers rally to get increase in funding
ST. PAUL — Maple Lawn Nursing Home administrator Arlan Swanson said his organization is the biggest employer in Fulda, but his staff is struggling because he cannot give them raises after years of cuts and freezes in state funding. “I’m really proud of my staff,” Swanson...
May 2, 2013 - 11:28pm
April 23, 2013
House considers $15.7 billion education plan
ST. PAUL -- Education funding, the largest single part of the Minnesota budget, would rise $550 million in the next two years under a House Democratic plan being debated this afternoon and tonight. Early-childhood education, including funding all-day kindergarten statewide, is...
April 23, 2013 - 12:11pm
April 19, 2013
Nearly $580K in grant funds handed out to Willmar, Minn., nonprofits
WILLMAR — The Willmar Area Community Foundation announced this week it has awarded $579,225 in grants to 17 nonprofit organizations in Kandiyohi County. The grants range in size from $3,000 to $250,000. “It is with great delight and a sense of privilege and duty that the Foundation...
April 19, 2013 - 11:23pm
April 18, 2013
Kandiyohi Co., Minn., YMCA campaign gets dollar-for-dollar pledge from mystery donor
WILLMAR — The $3 million capital campaign for the Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA has received a boost from an unnamed donor who has issued...
April 18, 2013 - 10:51pm
April 17, 2013
With 10 weeks left, United Way of west central Minnesota at 89% of goal
WILLMAR — The United Way of West Central Minnesota has reached 89 percent of its fundraising goal with 10 weeks to go until the June 30 deadline. The organization has several fundraising events scheduled before the deadline: Empower’s Power of the Purse; the United Way-Bremer...
April 17, 2013 - 10:58pm
Legislative Notebook: Senate approves funding for MnSCU, U of M
ST. PAUL — Minnesota senators easily approved a higher education budget bill Wednesday 46-18, but debate made it clear they want to hold the public schools accountable for spending. The bill would give about $1.2 billion each to the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges...
April 17, 2013 - 10:56pm
April 9, 2013
Maynard, Minn., looks to Legislature for funds to protect treatment plant
MAYNARD — The city of Maynard escaped serious problems after a sanitary sewer line collapsed on Easter Sunday, but city workers are keeping...
April 9, 2013 - 11:10pm