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Dayton, GOP cut last-minute budget deal to set up special session Tuesday
UPDATE: At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Curry hits 36 as Golden State advances to NBA finals
Richard Pitino's message to Minnesota: 'We can really take the next step'
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
November 2, 2012
YMCA Capital Campaign receives major gift from ACMC
WILLMAR -- Affiliated Community Medical Centers has announced a five-year, $175,000 donation to the Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA "Commitment to Community'' Capital Campaign. The funds will help provide needed expansion space at the YMCA for youth and teens, special needs classes,...
November 2, 2012 - 12:00am
Schwanke, farmer from Willmar, Minn., leaves $1M estate to Nature Conservancy
WILLMAR -- A Willmar man who farmed in Swift and Kandiyohi counties has left his $1 million estate to The Nature Conservancy. The Nature Conservancy...
July 2, 2012 - 9:44am
January 3, 2012
Gift of choice can come with restrictions: Tips to get the most out of your gift card
It was the most requested item on people's Christmas lists this year -- and no, it wasn't an iPad, a Kindle or any piece of technology with a touch screen. According to the National Retail Federation, gift cards topped people's wish lists for the fifth year in a row, with eight out...
January 3, 2012 - 12:00am
December 24, 2011
Areavoices.com: Give the gift of presence
In a quote from her 1902 book about gardens and sundials, Alice Morse Earle wrote, "The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits...
December 24, 2011 - 12:06am
December 17, 2011
Holiday Gift Guide for folks in Willmar and West Central Minnesota
If it's looking a little, well, empty under your tree this year, don't panic yet.
December 17, 2011 - 12:10am
Give more meaningful gifts this holiday
At this time of year, we often hear a lot about Americans' collective spending. While those statistics are economically interesting, our focus should really be on giving instead. This may be a little late for many of you, but for those of us who still have shopping to do, here are...
December 17, 2011 - 12:00am
December 15, 2011
Areavoices.com: Creative gift wrapping can help environment
I can remember many pre-Christmas evenings spent by the fireplace in my parents' house with my sisters, watching "White Christmas" and wrapping...
December 15, 2011 - 8:54am
July 26, 2011
On The Avenue open four months, already planning expansion in Willmar
WILLMAR -- On The Avenue floral and gift shop has been open in Willmar just four months and is already ready to expand. Owners and sisters Kristin...
July 26, 2011 - 12:00am
December 13, 2010
A saucy gift from the kitchen
This time of year many of us are up to our ears in butter, flour and sugar as we mix and pat and roll and bake. Many holiday bakers will wrap...
December 13, 2010 - 12:00am
March 15, 2010
Cabinetmaker leaves gift for waterpark in Litchfield
LITCHFIELD -- Litchfield's dream of its own waterpark is on its way to becoming a reality thanks to the gift of a late cabinetmaker and his wife. Gordon Crider, former Litchfield resident and owner of Crider Cabinet Shop, died in October, but not before updating his will to include...
March 15, 2010 - 12:00am
December 18, 2009
Commentary: The perfect gift for a single goat
Most people who haven't finished (or even begun) their shopping are starting to worry about what gifts to give a friend, relative or spouse. Quick, what did you give or receive last year? How about two years ago? Most of us can't remember, unless it was a big-ticket item. What if...
December 18, 2009 - 12:00am
December 12, 2009
A guide along the way
December 12, 2009 - 12:00am
October 31, 2009
Woman charged with allegedly stealing $39K from Lutheran Social Service
WILLMAR -- A 28-year-old Litchfield woman made her first court appearance Thursday on a single felony theft charge for allegedly stealing $39,516.99 intended to help students pay school expenses. Jessica Beth Kruger is charged in Kandiyohi County District Court with stealing the...
October 31, 2009 - 12:00am
December 24, 2008
Commentary: The ultimate gift remains in our faith
Examples of faith abound at this time of year. There is the faith children put in Santa Claus to bring them stuff that magically no one seems to have paid for.
December 24, 2008 - 12:00am