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Kids give the Destination Playground their seal of approval
Officials: Diversion Authority close to agreement with DNR before contact was cut
From passion to profession: Minnesota DIYer brings workshops 'up north'
Digging in to stand out
Trail of clues, legal twists kept Glensheen murder case going for years
Red Lake fishing trip offers mixed bag of fish from shore on the Red Lake River
Brad Dokken: Fishing a game of expectations
Good fishing is just part of the package in this Quetico adventure
Ailing Sano out for second day
Jets draft Samberg in second round
Sandy Hook families urge NBC to drop Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview
20 new and returning TV shows that you should check out this summer
'Bachelor in Paradise' production halted, show in question after alleged 'misconduct' on set
'Big Fish' a lovely piece of Americana at The Barn in Willmar
Sam Hunt, the R&B-loving country star, is challenging Nashville rules - and winning
Pedal for Project Impact 2017: Local cyclists ride for a reason
Exhibit documents Willmar festival
Studio Hop 2017 continues today
'Sweet Land the Musical': Rural debut is tonight where movie was made
'Red, White and Tuna': Comedy opens tonight at Little Theatre in New London
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Ervin M. Mithun
Charlotte Adella McChesney
Jean Ann Sordahl
Bradley Gordon Westby
Lois Joan Aalderks
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
Faith Conversations: Wife moving forward after sudden death ministry partner
Column: 4-H speaking inspires, prompts memories of grandfather
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
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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
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...
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,...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
January 23, 2010 - 12:00am