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Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
Hundreds challenge human pyramid limits at Indian Hindu festival
Assange says WikiLeaks to release 'significant' Clinton campaign data
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
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
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
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
April 7, 2009
Meetings tonight for middle school students, parents
WILLMAR -- Informational meetings will be held this evening for students and parents about the new Willmar Middle School next year. A meeting for next year's sixth-graders and their parents will be at 6 p.m. today in the Willmar Junior High gymnasium. A similar meeting for next year's...
April 7, 2009 - 12:00am