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New London, Spicer communities share food and fellowship during annual Thanksgiving meal
Franken says he'll work to regain Minnesotans' trust as US senator
Four injured in Meeker County crash
Skol, Super Bowl
First graduates emerge from Minnesota's 'hybrid' law school
Larson Column: Golf vs. Tom: Golf makes its case and it's a strong one
Larson Column: To golf or not to golf
Washington gains ground with win vs. Giants
NFC North is Vikings' to lose
NFC North is the Vikings' to lose
David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol who starred on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Keith Cleo Moist
Catherine A. Brainard
Jeanne M. Poage
Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate all our blessings
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
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Emma Anne Williams
April 13, 2016
Small-town Minnesota grocers look to state for help
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s small-town grocery stores are closing at a rate that is expected to speed up as their owners age. In most cases, owners have no plans to transfer ownership, leaving communities without local stores. State Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, is seeking $10...
April 13, 2016 - 11:00pm
April 7, 2016
Swift County to sell $7.8 million in bonds for broadband internet project
BENSON — The Swift County Commissioners took the next step to secure a $7.8 million general obligation bond that will provide up-front money to expand broadband internet to rural homes and businesses in the eastern half of the county. At the meeting Tuesday, the Board of Commissioners...
April 7, 2016 - 11:34pm
March 15, 2016
Kandiyohi County awards contract for broadband feasibility study
WILLMAR — Work will start soon on a feasibility study intended to help Kandiyohi County move forward with better broadband access. The County Board of Commissioners awarded a consulting contract Tuesday to Communication Network Engineering of Fargo, North Dakota, to carry out the...
March 15, 2016 - 11:42pm
March 4, 2016
Rural Minnesota to dominate another legislative session
ST. PAUL — Greater Minnesota issues dominated much of the legislative debate in 2015 and likely will again this year as control of next year’s Legislature could be decided in rural areas. Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders fielded a question about what a successful rural...
March 4, 2016 - 11:45pm
February 18, 2016
Rural childcare access to be discussed at meeting Wednesday
WILLMAR — The availability of affordable childcare in rural Minnesota is the topic of a legislative listening session that will be held Wednesday in Willmar. The meeting will be 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society, 610 NE Highway 71 in Willmar. Hosted by local...
February 18, 2016 - 11:03pm
February 16, 2016
County considers proposal for public Wi-Fi hotspots
WILLMAR — A proposed partnership between Kandiyohi County and MVTV Wireless could bring free Wi-Fi “hotspots” to rural areas of the county that lack Internet access. It won’t solve the county’s most pressing issues with broadband but it would help fill some of the immediate...
February 16, 2016 - 11:49pm
February 11, 2016
Rural sex assault victims often receive less care
ST. PAUL — Greater Minnesota sexual assault victims are less likely to receive adequate care, a new study shows. “Our current response is...
February 11, 2016 - 11:20pm
Mental health care concerns providers, policy makers
WILLMAR — A roundtable discussion with lawmakers Thursday at Rice Memorial Hospital centered around mental health and the challenges facing...
February 11, 2016 - 11:07pm
January 29, 2016
Legislators continue support for Appleton prison
GRANITE FALLS — A Swift County task force working to reopen the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton has remained optimistic despite Governor...
January 29, 2016 - 12:09am
January 19, 2016
State Democrats, Republicans agree on rural goals, but not the means
ST. PAUL — Democratic and Republican legislators agree on many goals for rural Minnesota, but often differ on how to reach them. House Democrats...
January 19, 2016 - 11:49pm
September 8, 2015
Rural counties lack child abuse aid
ST. PAUL — Rural Minnesota counties are struggling to meet new state requirements aimed at quicker response to child abuse allegations. At times, rural law enforcement personnel are called into service at nights and on weekends to screen reported child abuse cases. They often are...
September 8, 2015 - 11:11pm
July 28, 2015
Dayton appoints new members to task force to expand high-speed Internet
ST. PAUL (Forum News Service) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has named seven new members to the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband, which is working to expand high-speed Internet in the state. The group will next meet Aug.
July 28, 2015 - 11:18pm
July 20, 2015
Oral health program targets Willmar region
WILLMAR — West central Minnesota is one of three rural regions targeted for a new five-year program known as the Minnesota Collaborative Rural Oral Health Project. The project is funded by a grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of...
July 20, 2015 - 11:43pm
June 16, 2015
Frontier Communications to improve rural Internet
WILLMAR — Frontier Communications Corp. accepted $27.5 million from the Connect America Fund to expand and support broadband to more than 40,000 rural Minnesotans. Kandiyohi County is projected to receive $114,635 of the support for expanded broadband deployment by Frontier. Yellow...
June 16, 2015 - 11:56pm
March 25, 2015
Food Charter group: Feed communities first
GRANITE FALLS — There is a bounty of healthy vegetables, fruits and meats raised on small farms in western Minnesota, but they are more often...
March 25, 2015 - 11:03pm