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Four vie to lead Minn. GOP
Fergus Falls dealership overcharged hundreds of Minnesota police agencies for vehicle extras
Teen girls wanted after man’s stabbing in northern Minnesota
One of Minnesota 8, Willmar man awaits possible deportation as his son is born
Livestock advocates worry about appeals court ruling on feedlot operators
Softball: NOlivia strikes again for NLS
Twins send Royals to eighth straight loss
Baseball: Bangen gem leads Willmar to win
Local Roundup: Card tennis team drops CLC match
UPDATE: Vikings select running back, offensive lineman in second, third rounds
Minnesota offers filmmakers varied landscapes and cultural activity
Khloe Kardashian sued after sharing photo of herself on Instagram
ESPN layoffs: A list of which employees have been fired
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Young Artist's Concerts this weekend in Willmar, Paynesville
'King Ed' comedy on stage at Ridgewater College
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
Harriet "Leona" Madison
Karen J. Edwards-Ulanowski
Marcie I. Garner Stone
Marion LaVerne Haug
Phillips: Kindness fills the memory of flood survivor
Tribune Opinion: Destination Playground: We can build it if you help volunteer
Quam: My promotion coincided with the death of my 16-year-old nephew
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
September 26, 2016
'PLUS' college loans can be a big minus for parents
LOS ANGELES — Student loan debt is out of control, but really it is the parents we should be most worried about. There is only one type of educational loan available to families that has no restriction on how much can be borrowed and no formula for testing whether the borrower...
September 26, 2016 - 9:31am
January 4, 2016
Spicer woman co-founds organization to help widows in Uganda
WILLMAR — Every time she travels to Uganda, Tonya Thimons sees women who once seemed without hope transformed in just a few months into people...
January 4, 2016 - 11:44pm
June 17, 2015
Baker: Farmers should consider relief loans
WILLMAR — Farmers whose flocks have been impacted by avian influenza should consider accepting disaster relief funds, according to Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar. During last week’s special session, the Minnesota Legislature approved $10 million in funds for the Minnesota Rural Finance...
June 17, 2015 - 11:21pm
July 8, 2014
Menk is financial analyst at United FCS
WILLMAR — Wendy Menk recently joined United FCS as a financial analyst in the Willmar office. As part of the underwriting function for the association, the financial analyst analyzes loan application requests for new or renewed loans and is an integral part of the credit delivery...
July 8, 2014 - 11:02am
January 14, 2013
Gains allow more farmers to pay off govt. loans, seek other lending sources
WILLMAR — Higher grain prices and resulting increased income are enabling more crop farmers to pay off their government loans from the Farm...
January 14, 2013 - 11:03pm
October 2, 2012
Ridgewater College blog: Rethinking student debt
October 2, 2012 - 9:40am
January 18, 2012
Areavoices.com: Don't buy into debt myths
After working in banking and financial counseling for many years, I've noticed some recurring themes about debt. When we are looking at our finances...
January 18, 2012 - 9:25am
September 23, 2011
Parent co. of local bank receives funds for small business loans
WILLMAR -- Heritage Bancshares Group Inc., the parent company of Heritage Bank NA, announced Thursday it received $11 million through the Small Business Lending Fund of the U.S. Treasury Department. The funding will provide up to $110 million in additional loans to local businesses...
September 23, 2011 - 12:00am
May 28, 2009
Farmers may seek low-interest disaster loans
ST. PAUL -- Low-interest loans are available to farmers affected by floods and other severe weather in 28 Minnesota counties. The Minnesota Rural Finance Authority announced the loan availability Wednesday, following a presidential disaster declaration in April. Weather-related...
May 28, 2009 - 12:00am
October 1, 2008
Letter: How the meltdown started
What a financial mess this country is in! How did we get here? Barack Obama, as usual, blames the Bush administration and conservative fiscal policies of less regulation. The truth is that this comes down to the problems with quasi-government agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. They...
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am