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Special election set Aug. 22
Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
Brainerd family says final goodbyes to man who was missing for more than 2 years
Man whose boat crashed on Minnesota river found alive
UPDATE: Twins to appeal Sano's one game for 'aggressive actions'
SHIPLEY: 'It' factor is no mystery, but the Wild need to find it
China's Shao Ting getting acclimated to Lynx and hoping to make roster
Vikings likely to select a guard earlier than usual in the draft
Former Vikings RB Adrian Peterson 'closing in' on contract with Saints
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
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'
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
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
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
April 18, 2017
Parenting Perspectives: Mother and daughter share love of libraries, books
If I had to sum up my childhood in one word, that word would be "books." Yes, I had friends, family, school, parties, playtime and more, but...
April 18, 2017 - 10:43am
March 27, 2017
Daughters often get first tanning salon experience with mom
Many girls who begin going to tanning salons before they turn 16 don’t bring along friends or go alone. Instead, they tan with their mothers,...
March 27, 2017 - 2:52pm
March 14, 2017
Parenting Perspectives: When family's away, Dad will... clean, apparently
Before the snow started flying on Sunday, I found myself home alone for the first time in about a year. Totally alone. My wife, Emily, was in...
March 14, 2017 - 10:52am
February 28, 2017
Parenting Perspective: Lessons in parenting a toddler come from the bigliest of places
If you're like us, your household has recently had issues with a petulant crybaby who erupts in anger when he doesn't get his way, assumes everyone...
February 28, 2017 - 11:37am
November 26, 2016
Parenting Perspectives: Becoming a parent a weird responsibility
Becoming a parent is weird. It hasn't been bad, really. In fact, I like being a mom considerably more than I thought I would. But the transition...
November 26, 2016 - 12:41pm
September 16, 2016
As baby leaves go gender-neutral, dads get time off
• • NEW YORK—When Brian Cooksey joined a tech startup as a software developer in 2011, he was not thinking about the benefits package,...
September 16, 2016 - 8:53am
December 21, 2015
Young mother praises nurse partnership that mentored her in parenting
WILLMAR — In the 2½ years since Lois Peters has known her, Alexis Buehler has grown from being an unsure, pregnant 18-year-old to a confident...
December 21, 2015 - 12:10am
April 20, 2015
Commentary: Let's just parent!
SAN DIEGO—Michelle Obama is a good mother. When raising her daughters, 13-year-old Sasha and 16-year-old Malia, the first lady means business. She takes the job very seriously. Even when the girls were younger, she didn't pass off her parental duty to nannies or baby sitters. Obama...
April 20, 2015 - 2:18am
March 21, 2013
Exercise provides Willmar, Minn., teens with a sense of the responsibilities involved in being a parent
WILLMAR — Like real babies, there were eggs first. That’s what students were given to care for during last year’s child development class at Willmar Senior High School. While caring for a hen’s egg may not be the same as tending to the needs of a human infant, the exercise...
March 21, 2013 - 11:35pm
January 9, 2013
Let's Talk Kids blog: Raising happy, healthy children starts at home
By Candi Walz Http://letstalkkids.areavoices.com
January 9, 2013 - 8:55am
May 11, 2012
Color Me Green blog: What it's really like to be a mom
May 11, 2012 - 8:41am
January 26, 2012
$30,000 grant will boost parenting classes in 5-county area
WILLMAR - A $30,000 grant announced today will help increase the number of parenting classes offered to families in the five-county area. The PACT for Families Collaborative said it has received a Medica Foundation grant that will support and expand Incredible Years parenting classes...
January 26, 2012 - 11:22am
January 3, 2012
Areavoices.com: Good teenagers are parented
I have two teenagers - the girl and the boy. They are a year and two weeks apart (that's another blog for another day), and I love them. No -...
January 3, 2012 - 9:09am