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Bargain hunters begin the hunt for deals Thanksgiving evening
Thanksgiving dinner at Redeemer Lutheran Church
Renville County launches study of OHV park that some neighbors oppose
Minnesota tax collections and spending appear likely to stay steady
Younger Hexum to serve probation for fleeing police after shooting near Granite Falls
Bridgewater’s growth Vikings' top priority during stretch run
Tate looking to impress Zimmer a 2nd time in crowded Vikings' backfield
Vikings, Panthers ready for the cold
NFL: High-octane Eagles blister Cowboys in Big D
College Basketball: Gophers look to clean up act against Georgia
'West Side Story' musical production opens tonight at Willmar, Minnesota, High School
Taylor Swift to return to Fargodome; tickets on sale next month
Latest issue of Business 2 Business is available online
Trying something new: City’s former tech coordinator starts his own business
Target U.S. sales beat expectations; Canada unit faces review due to losses
Vikings can’t maintain early lead; fall 21-13 to Bears
BNSF Railway derailment in N.D. snarls train traffic
Sherry "Speedy" Calley
LeRoy "Jake" Jacobson
Bernice "Bernie" Helene Kopel
James C. Walerius
Enter your Big Game photo in our photo contest
Thein — Hillenbrand
Rickert — Rozendaal
Link — Nelson
Johnson — Fontaine
Editorial: Giving thanks is the key for Thursday
Letter: Enos' comments were a disservice to Somalis and to Willmar
Letter: Explaining my own quote
Editorial: It’s time to vote today
Editorial: A review of our 2014 endorsements
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