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Pickups falling through lake ice as officials put out warnings
Fire kills 8,300 turkeys at Meeker County farm
High speed chase ends in Willmar with arrest of juvenile
BANDA: Reshaping soul food's identity
Shut Enbridge pipeline to be drained for several days after leak
Twin Cities broadcaster dies in Florida
Vote for the WCT Game of the Week
Girls Basketball: Tigers cruise to win over West Central
Local roundup: Eagles win Camden title
Girls Basketball: Dreier vs. Dreier
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Limit teens' Saturday-night driving, experts suggest
Marlow W. Hanson
Irene Carol Nelson
Marlyn K. Sandry
Anna Mae Hawley
George Herbert Rechkemmer
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
Letters: Principles to guide our lives
Cohen commentary: Face Trump unfitness sooner, not later
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
April 22, 2013
Long-distance woes plague phone calls to rural Minnesota
BEMIDJI, Minn. - At Up North Sports, about 20 percent of business comes over the phone. But that crucial tie to customers from across the nation...
April 22, 2013 - 7:50am
April 3, 2013
Greater Minnesota could find its voice through collaboration
Willmar Municipal Utilities Commissioner Carol Laumer says the topic of a speaker at a recent state utilities association conference was timely. The speaker from the Center for Rural Policy and Development of St. Peter discussed seeking solutions for Greater Minnesota’s future....
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
January 18, 2013
Midwest bankers survey suggests continued growth
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new survey of rural bankers suggests that growth in farmland prices, cash rents and farm equipment sales remain strong despite the continuing threat of drought in 10 Midwestern and northern Plains states. A report on the Rural Mainstreet Index released Thursday...
January 18, 2013 - 8:15am
HealthBeat blog: Need health care, will travel
October 18, 2012 - 8:49am
October 17, 2012
From NY Life to Farmer's Wife blog: City girl adjusts to Minnesota winters
October 17, 2012 - 8:49am
October 8, 2012
Rural issue talks rare in presidential campaigns
ST. PAUL -- As they campaign, presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney pretty much ignore rural-specific issues. It is not that...
October 8, 2012 - 12:00am
October 3, 2012
From NY Life to Farmer's Wife blog: Take time to meet new people
October 3, 2012 - 8:48am
February 7, 2012
Letter: Stadium vs. rural Minnesota
This is in regards to the "Wadena asks Legislature to make it whole" by Don Davis in the Feb. 1 issue. In the ninth paragraph Rep. Joe Mullery asked, "Is this going to be a palace?" Let's back up for a minute. Wadena isn't asking for a palace (your words). They didn't ask God to...
February 7, 2012 - 12:00am
January 9, 2012
Nonprofit business assistance group based in Montevideo, Minn., needs help of its own with funding
MONTEVIDEO -- Roughly one-half of all new businesses fail within the first five years, according to the Small Business Administration. A nonprofit...
January 9, 2012 - 12:00am
November 28, 2011
Declining volume leads to closing of post offices
WATSON -- There are nearly 3,600 post offices under review across the country for possible closure. It's not clear how many will actually be closed in the months ahead, but post office closings in both rural and urban areas will be a fact of life. The volume of postal activity...
November 28, 2011 - 12:00am
September 24, 2011
Touring Ride In Rural Indiana September Escapade offers local cyclists challenges, rewards aplenty
Indiana's supposed to be flat. Right? I thought it was. And I lived there for more than three years. Boy was my memory off. My friend Bob...
September 24, 2011 - 12:00am
April 11, 2011
We're getting too old for this': Flooding puts retired rural Ada couple in same boat year after year
ADA, Minn. - Eugene and Marijo Vik commute with the ducks when they venture from their farmhouse by boat across two miles of water spilling out...
April 11, 2011 - 11:02am
N.D.governor says flood-fighting focus will be on rural areas west and north of Fargo
FARGO - A prolonged flood fight will be in store for the communities and rural homesteads north and west of Fargo as the Red River slowly retreats. Officials...
April 11, 2011 - 9:49am
March 28, 2011
Man taken to crisis center after standoff in rural Watkins
LITCHFIELD -- A rural Watkins man was taken to Woodland Crisis Center in Willmar after a two-hour standoff with police Saturday afternoon. According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, deputies attempted to serve civil process, divorce papers, around 3:25 p.m. Saturday at a residence...
March 28, 2011 - 8:43am
February 10, 2011
Editorial: Rural access plan overhaul is needed
The Federal Communications Commission chairman Monday released an overhaul plan for the long-criticized program that helps bring telephone service to remote rural areas. The primary purpose of Chairman Julius Genachowski's proposed overhaul is to focus on expansion of high-speed...
February 10, 2011 - 12:00am