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Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
Keep or dump MNsure, or is there an alternative?
Grand jury indicts Allwine on first-degree murder
Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
Agriculture funding bills prioritize new Minnesota crops
Peterson's demands too pricy for some NFL teams
Florida offers SD native, Spurs assistant Hammon its head coaching job
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Ruth O. Jones
John E. Vold
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
August 4, 2014
Helping hands on the climb back up: When disaster strikes, veterinarian finds her solo practice is anything but
APPLETON — Dr. Rachel Bakeberg, D.V.M., made herself the exception when she graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary...
August 4, 2014 - 11:13pm
January 2, 2014
Rural churches offer traditional options with view of the outdoors
No matter how impressive an outdoor wedding ceremony may be, some couples just can’t imagine being married anywhere but inside a church. Fortunately,...
January 2, 2014 - 4:32pm
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