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Missing Minnesota girl found alive; man charged with kidnapping
Pollinator issue like staring at the barrel of a crisis
Spicer family business turns 70
Senior citizens near finish line of 4,600-mile hike across Minnesota, six other states
19-year-old Minnesotan with terminal illness wants to celebrate her remaining days
Peterson, Johnson heading to state trap championship
MLB Notebook: Mets stars avoid disabled list
NBA: Magic land Ibaka in trade with Thunder
Wild maybe won't be in trading mood before draft
Blaine prep hockey leader stays in own high school, own state for college
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Willmar woman to audition for 'The Voice'
Netflix price hikes could lead to customers bailing
Review: Hats off to 'Mary Poppins'
Here are the Willmar Fests Ambassador nominees
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
Willmar Fests Kiddie Parade marches on
Willmar Fests new Junior Ambassadors picked
Spicer Graffiti: 'I was a Teenage Carhop'
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Orrian W. Syverson
Perry H. Smith
Madelyn V. Knutson
Ruth L. Randleman
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
Global markets dive, Prime Minister David Cameron to resign after British vote to leave EU
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...
News / local
June 6, 2016 - 8:42pm
Willmar City Council to continue discussing restrictions for sex offenders
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council for now has delayed discussion of an ordinance to restrict where sex offenders could live. The council decided...
News / local
April 6, 2016 - 10:52pm
February 12, 2016
Local group discusses sex offender housing restrictions
WILLMAR — The Willmar Community Development Committee wants to begin looking into the possibility of a city zoning ordinance which would restrict where registered sexual offenders could live within the city. “It comes from concerns from the community,” said Bruce Peterson,...
News / local
February 12, 2016 - 11:18pm
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...
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