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It's back: Minnesota Senate has plan to revive Real ID
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
State Fair doughnut fry leads to political fray
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
Keep or dump MNsure, or is there an alternative?
Berrios focused on claiming spot in Twins' rotation
Peterson's demands too pricy for some NFL teams
Florida offers SD native, Spurs assistant Hammon its head coaching job
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Ruth O. Jones
John E. Vold
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
Dave & Vivian Swanson
Ms. Simplicity: Gift-giving during a health crisis
I have written about giving gifts that won't clutter and how to give the gifts of experiences instead of objects. But what about gift-giving...
11 hours 38 min ago
March 16, 2017
MS. SIMPLICITY: The art of living a cozy life
FARGO — Have you heard the Danish word "hygge"? Up until last week, I had not. But then I mentioned it to a friend and she had heard of...
March 16, 2017 - 8:08pm
March 11, 2017
Clean slate: Emergence of matte finishes dulls stainless steel appliance market
FARGO — For years stainless steel has been the shining star in appliance finishes, but lately, buyers have been looking for something,...
March 11, 2017 - 5:00pm
March 9, 2017
How to deal with sentimental clutter after a loss
A common question I receive is the problem of dealing with sentimental clutter. Sentimental clutter includes those things you hold onto for no...
March 9, 2017 - 7:45pm
February 26, 2017
Remodel or move? How to make a decision about your home
When individuals, couples and families finally outgrow their homes, they put the "for sale" sign in the yard and start their search for the next...
February 26, 2017 - 11:27am
February 17, 2017
MS. SIMPLICITY: Life lessons from a veteran mom to the newbies
FARGO — I have become that woman. You know, the one who comes up to you at the store when you are pushing a grocery cart full of screaming...
February 17, 2017 - 12:22pm
February 10, 2017
Ms. Simplicity: How to organize after the death of a parent
Last week I had two conversations with people who were wondering where I come up with my topics each week. And I can honestly say it is through...
February 10, 2017 - 11:10am
February 3, 2017
Ms. Simplicity: 10 things to get rid of right now
Sometime we just need a win towards our organizing resolutions. I am here to help you get a few things out of your home and just simply feel...
February 3, 2017 - 11:12am
January 29, 2017
How to make a fresh herb garden on your fridge
Herbs have been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times, but they also play an important part in culinary dishes. Herbs not only add...
January 29, 2017 - 11:26am
January 27, 2017
Bullet fired through window of Willmar home
WILLMAR – Police are investigating after a bullet traveled through the upstairs window of a Willmar home early Thursday morning. No one was...
January 27, 2017 - 4:43pm
December 10, 2016
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Man found dead under television at homeBROOKLYN PARK, Minn. -- Police do not suspect foul play in the case of a man who was found dead in his home Thursday in Brooklyn Park with a television lying on him. Brooklyn Park Deputy Police Chief Mark Bruley said police found the 41-year-old...
December 10, 2016 - 10:14am
September 13, 2016
Flowers, fuel pumps create landscape of Minnesota home
MOORHEAD — Mark Cossette doesn't have to mow much of his front lawn. But neighbors need not worry — it's far from unkempt. In fact, his entire...
September 13, 2016 - 11:46am
August 20, 2016
Minnesota couple's backyard perhaps unlike anything you've seen
Corie Murray Floding’s backyard is the perfect example of a garden “on a shoestring budget,” and she is quite proud of that. “It just...
August 20, 2016 - 10:13am
August 8, 2016
Midwest Opinion: Time has come for permanent home for future Olympics
Hosting the Olympics is a boondoggle no city should want. Over the course of two and a half weeks, the Olympics lure hundreds of thousands of tourists to the host cities, supposedly resulting in billions of dollars of tourism revenue and economic impact. Is it worth it? Will the cities...
August 8, 2016 - 1:30am
June 6, 2016
Willmar City Council approves residency restrictions for sex offenders
WILLMAR—With very little discussion the Willmar City Council approved an ordinance which restricts where registered sex offenders can live...
June 6, 2016 - 8:42pm