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Rising above the fire
In Trump/Clinton face-off on Monday, winning over women will be key
Records summary for Sept. 24
Report: Loaded gun found in N.C. had fingerprints matching victim
Police search for gunman who killed 5 at mall in Washington state
NLS turns back Crusaders
Prep Football: Minneota edges 'Jacks in OT
Roundup: Ridgewater recovers from deficit to head off national champs
Second-half stumbles derail Willmar
WCT Sports Show: Willmar and Morris volleyball play crucial matches; Willmar girls cross country rolls
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Likely world record elk shot by Montana archer
As baby leaves go gender-neutral, dads get time off
Choosing stronger sunscreen would reduce women's melanoma risk
Organic oats make these Monster Cookies scary good
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Don E. Miller
Jozy Lyn Saterbak
Pauline M. Chambers
Thomas: Just more terror, more denials
Harrop: Could Britain Become the Fourth Amigo?
Deepen Charleston's port, and the big ships will come
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Commentary: Table is set for special session
August 29, 2016
Docs facing more parents who refuse to vaccinate kids
Pediatricians are increasingly encountering parents who don't want their children immunized against infectious diseases, and a leading medical...
August 29, 2016 - 4:24pm
March 12, 2016
Family Night at Willmar school imparts on parents the importance of reading
WILLMAR — Parents reading to their children was the theme Friday of EL Family Night at Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar. At the event,...
March 12, 2016 - 11:25am
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
April 9, 2015
Conference on children with disabilities slated for April 18 in Willmar
WILLMAR — U-Empowered, a regional conference for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities, will be April 18 at Evangelical Free Church in Willmar. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 18 and will feature a keynote educational presentation, breakout sessions...
April 9, 2015 - 11:00pm
February 22, 2014
Letter: Parents, be part of the solution
Parenting is an awesome responsibility. After reviewing and reflecting on the recent articles and editorials regarding school lunch issues, I feel challenged to write this letter. It is with a compassionate heart I am encouraging parents (myself included) to reflect on modeling. Parents,...
February 22, 2014 - 5:00am
December 8, 2013
Elderly couple slain in NW Wisc.; son a suspect
IRON RIVER, Wis. – This northwestern Wisconsin community was reeling Sunday on news that an elderly couple had been killed in a violent attack in their apartment the previous evening, allegedly carried out by one of their grown children. Officials identified the victims as Jim...
December 8, 2013 - 11:00am
October 29, 2012
Let's Talk Kids blog: Put safety first this Halloween
October 29, 2012 - 8:46am
August 13, 2012
Four ways to reduce back-to-school stress
Whether it's the first full day of kindergarten, the start of senior year or time to leave for college, getting back into the routine of school is a transition. And let's be honest: Transitioning back to school in the fall can be stressful.
August 13, 2012 - 12:00am
May 11, 2012
Color Me Green blog: What it's really like to be a mom
May 11, 2012 - 8:41am
February 14, 2012
Commentary: A French model for American parents: Opinion
One item in the annals of American exceptionalism is how exceptionally badly behaved American children are. We who hang around international airports often marvel at how European toddlers wait calmly while their American cohorts run down the halls or lie sprawled on the floor in a...
February 14, 2012 - 12:00am
April 29, 2011
Letter: The failure of parenting
Why are people so aghast at the results of bullying? We, the adults, are the ones at fault. Do we teach respect and consideration of others? Do we give our children a strong foundation in the Christian faith that will give them something to hang on to when the dark days come? And...
April 29, 2011 - 12:00am
May 27, 2010
Bagley parents of baby born in car now dealing with media limelight
When the phone rang Wednesday morning, Amanda (Norgaard) McBride all but groaned. "Now who's calling?" she wondered. McBride has given countless...
May 27, 2010 - 1:21pm
April 6, 2010
Commentary: Where are parents of bullies?
It is either significant or merely interesting that William Golding dedicated his classic, "Lord of the Flies," to his mother and father. It is precisely the absence of parents, or any adult actually, that enables the boys of the island to descend into savagery, and it is the sudden...
April 6, 2010 - 12:00am
February 27, 2010
Coalition works to give parents tools for talking with their teens about sex
WILLMAR -- It's not easy to discuss sexuality with youth. It may come as a surprise, but youth want their parents -- not their peers or school...
February 27, 2010 - 12:00am
August 15, 2009
Even after divorce, parents are 'Parents Forever'
The "best thing" Bob Pomerleau said he ever did for his children was to attend a mandatory five-week Parents Forever class after he and his wife...
August 15, 2009 - 8:00am