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Held hostage by Fargo murder suspect, woman heard victim beg for his life
UPDATE: Dayton to decide whether to OK spending plan by Tuesday
Bemidji man accused of kidnapping, raping 5 year old sent to prison on child porn charges
1 prisoner remains at large after transport van carrying inmates is overtaken
Alexandria hopes customers come crawling
Vikings' Zimmer: 'I'll be back shortly with one eye or two'
Vikings sign two 2017 draft picks, but rookie contract disputes rage on
James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors
United's Venegas, front office don't see eye-to-eye
Wild's owner sees no need to rebuild
Watch: 'Price is Right' contestant loses his mind as he breaks Plinko record
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Mary Ann Nagel
Marlyn W. Wacholz
Marlys J. Mithun
Editiorial: Remembrance and safety are key for this weekend
Navarrrette: Welcome to the information crisis
Thomas: Saudi Arabia's duplicity
Commentary: Focus on victims reward terrorists
Manworld tried extra hard this week to tell women 'no.' We weren't listening.
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
December 28, 2014
Legislative notebook: Broadband answers vary broadly
ST. PAUL — Most accounts indicate that rural Minnesotans demand better high-speed Internet service, but lawmakers who represent them are split on the issue. Some rural lawmakers make it a priority for the state to help fund expanding high-speed Internet, known as broadband, to...
December 28, 2014 - 9:12pm
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