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With more budget vetoes, shutdown preparations begin
A flag for every veteran
Composting only option for disposal poultry affected by bird flu
Renville begins bird flu cleanup
ALC grads hurdle obstacles to get their diplomas
Prep Baseball: KMS advances in 5A-West
Reminder to coaches and statisticians
Update: Area Prep Baseball Section Pairings
Update: Area Prep Softball Section Pairings
Prep Baseball: Paynesville clips Zimmerman to advance
Jon Leuze’s work wins People’s Choice Award in Willmar, Minn.
New London, Minn., native Brady Toops on (off) ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’
Norway Lake Township’s oldest living man, 91, to star in Sunburg, Minnesota, Syttende Mai parade
Syttende Mai celebrations in west central Minnesota
Artaria String Quartet performs in Dawson, Minn.
Abrams joins ACMC urgent care department
American Family agent Hern earns certification
State electrical group honors Gatewood for industry service
Two from Whitcomb Brothers Grain attend conference
Rice Hospital nurses honored for making a difference in patient lives
Paul M. Grannes
James "Jim" Loren Vander Voort
Darrell "Stubby" Streed
Aurand — Elfritz
Boike — Williamson
Hennes — Tepfer
Gregory — McDonald
Video: Rain, thunder halt Area 6 Special Olympics track
Editorial: Memorial Day has a very real purpose
Commentary: Remembering their service
Editorial: Kudos on Willmar schools support
Editorial: Willmar’s dealing with pure democracy
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
February 28, 2012
A Minnesotan in China blog: The four stages of living abroad
February 28, 2012 - 8:57am
January 30, 2012
Areavoices.com: Low-cost ways to make your home energy efficient
A common perception of "going green" is that it requires a big investment: either you have to spend a lot of money on something like an energy...
January 30, 2012 - 8:31am
January 10, 2012
Areavoices.com: Ridgewater College goes green
"Going green" on college campuses has been grabbing headlines for the past few years, and for good reason. New technologies and products are allowing college administrators and facilities managers to not only reduce their impact on the environment, but also to realize tremendous cost...
January 10, 2012 - 8:47am
January 5, 2012
Areavoices.com: Five tips for going green
Everywhere you turn, people are talking about New Year's resolutions. Personally, I'm one of those well-intentioned resolvers who has had trouble...
January 5, 2012 - 8:44am
February 17, 2011
Letter: Bad decisions at 700 Stearns
Plato said, "A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers." Is a good decision being made at 700 Stearns? Is it based on knowledge or numbers? It appears to me the decision is predicated on money and not one that addresses community needs. Eliminating independent living...
opinion / letters
February 17, 2011 - 12:00am
December 31, 2010
Paynesville senior housing to be converted to assisted living
PAYNESVILLE -- Paynesville Area Health Care System will soon begin the transition of 700 Stearns Place from independent living for older adults to assisted living. The transition is expected to be complete by Feb.
news / region
December 31, 2010 - 12:00am
November 9, 2010
Pawlenty appoints Spicer man to Independent Living Council
ST. PAUL -- A Spicer man has been appointed to the Statewide Independent Living Council. Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Monday the appointment of five people, including Mark E. Mertens of Spicer, to serve on the council which advises state agencies on issues related to independent living...
news / local / state
November 9, 2010 - 12:00am
September 27, 2010
Minnesota Opinion - On living within our means can be costly:
Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials From The Associated Press On living within our means can be costly: As November nears, we're beginning to hear a common refrain, "living within our means." It's usually said as a precursor to a rant about out-of-control government spending...
opinion / editorials
September 27, 2010 - 12:00am
August 17, 2010
Democrat says GOP workers' presence is intimidating voters
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton says Republican workers who videotape almost his every move are getting so close that they intimidate voters trying to talk to the DFL governor candidate.
news / local
August 17, 2010 - 12:00am
May 15, 2010
Benson seniors get dressed up for the time-honored tradition
No different than when he first started courting her 58 years ago, Stan Vollan knows that live music and an opportunity to dance are what his...
news / region
May 15, 2010 - 12:00am
January 23, 2010
Windbreaks a tough sell, but still key
WILLMAR -- Like a door-to-door salesman, Rick Reimer is doing a lot of cold calling these days. He believes the frigid January temperatures...
news / local / region
January 23, 2010 - 12:00am