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Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote
Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal
Bill O'Reilly to Return With Podcast on Monday
North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
Prep Baseball & Softball: Card baseball team falls to Big Lake
Local Roundup: CCS' Reid edges Cards' Hauser
Ibarra scores in Minnesota's win over Colorado
Hicks' five RBIs help power Tigers past Twins
Chappell birdies final hole to take Texas Open
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Jackalee 'Jackie' Peterson
Dennis R. Erdman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
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