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With few races, Minnesota primary turnout in August likely small
High court race is a Minnesota question
Eden Valley farmer elected to National Corn Growers Board
Poll: Trump trails by 6 points after DNC
Vikings & fine art come together in new stadium
UPDATE: Glenwood/Lowry reaches state title game
Stanley Cup to meet Stanley car in Minnesota
G/L Legion marches ahead at state
Getting it right
Stingers rebound to clobber Bucks
Judge dismisses 29 claims to late musician Prince's estate
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
ASTRO BOB: Getting stung by a 'scorpion' can be a beautiful thing
The search for a world-record lake trout
Johnson -- Haverly
Quisberg -- Larson
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
David L. Lake
Joan M. Caspers
Esther Helen Iverson
Parker: Are we all Democrats this year?
Dionne: Hillary takes the fight to Trump
Thomas: Hillary's recycled speech
Obama: Continuity we can believe in
Will: Mike Pence the pliable
June 21, 2010
Health care co-op agrees to antitrust settlement with FTC
A group of doctors and hospitals in southwestern Minnesota has agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that prohibits anticompetitive tactics the group allegedly used to increase health insurance reimbursement rates. Under a proposed settlement order, the Minnesota...
June 21, 2010 - 12:00am
June 15, 2010
Latest jobs bill has help for rural residents
MONTEVIDEO -- In terms of what it could mean for rural development, Sen.
June 15, 2010 - 12:00am
April 20, 2010
Minnesotans find prospects for Cuban agricultural trade if relations are normalized
WILLMAR -- A 90-mile flight from Miami, Fla., to Havana, Cuba, brought 36 rural Minnesotans on what seemed like a trip back in time, but left...
April 20, 2010 - 12:00am
April 6, 2010
Providing access to dotcom economy, one tower at a time
GRANITE FALLS -- Broadband connectivity is a "must have'' for economic growth. Yet in large swaths of rural west central and western Minnesota, that connectivity remains hard to have, or very expensive. That's changing fast, tower by tower. "We're getting this service to where...
April 6, 2010 - 12:00am
March 31, 2010
Health care reform bill debated by audience at local forum
WILLMAR -- Most of the people who attended a forum Tuesday in Willmar on rural health care coverage said they know someone who's struggling to...
March 31, 2010 - 12:00am
March 13, 2010
Willmar area ag leaders travel to Cuba
MARSHALL -- Ten people from west central Minnesota were part of the Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership Program international mission from Feb. 15 to 25 to Cuba. The participants included Roger Imdieke of New London, Jim Molenaar of New London, Joe Borgerding of Belgrade,...
March 13, 2010 - 12:00am
March 5, 2010
A plan for rural survival
It will soon be clear that our economy won't replace most of the good jobs shipped overseas. This may become even clearer at about the same time that the Chinese take our credit cards away. And, if the peak oil people are correct, then we will need a plan. I am proposing that we,...
March 5, 2010 - 12:00am
February 22, 2010
Fire destroys rural Paynesville home
PAYNESVILLE -- A home in rural Paynesville was destroyed in a fire Sunday despite the efforts of firefighters who were at the scene for nearly 15 hours. The Paynesville Fire Department responded to the fire at 1:23 a.m. at 19253 Rosemary Road in Eden Lake Township. They were on the...
February 22, 2010 - 12:00am
November 30, 2009
Speedy Internet could help provide a boost for areas of rural Minnesota, officials say
November 30, 2009 - 12:00am
September 25, 2009
Editorial: Transit funding is hit hard in rural MN
Rural transit services in west central Minnesota and around the state are facing growing funding problems just as rider demand is increasing. The demand is increasing for several reasons: - Rural Minnesota has an aging population. - Rural residents are learning to utilize transit...
September 25, 2009 - 12:00am
Zero percent levy hike isn't a sign of good times in LqP
MADISON -- The flat-line levy approved last week by the Lac qui Parle County Board of Commissioners isn't a sign of a flush economy for the county. Instead, the zero increase to the 2010 levy is a desperate attempt not to gouge farmers with a huge property tax increase cau-sed, in...
September 25, 2009 - 12:00am
August 26, 2009
Letter: More cuts to rural counties
Once again our southwest Minnesota rural counties get the short end of the stick! Not only will we be hit with the governor's unallotments but additional cuts! Why? Because of the state's County Program Aid formula which nobody fully understands. The reduction is due to the drastic...
August 26, 2009 - 12:00am
Letter: Bad news for rural Minnesota
With his unallotment announcement, Gov. Pawlenty made it official last week that Greater Minnesota will again have the honor of carrying a disproportionate portion of the burden in correcting the state budget deficit. Can we cope with this for the next few years? Of course we can,...
June 26, 2009 - 12:00am
May 5, 2009
Why a shortage?
- Most rural areas of the United States have fewer physicians per capita than urban or suburban areas, leading some experts to believe that physician shortages are due more to distribution than to actual numbers. According to a 2007 survey by the Minnesota Department of Health, 12.6...
May 5, 2009 - 12:00am
As rural physician shortage hits home, clinics try new recruitment strategies
Affiliated Community Medical Centers needs three family practice doctors, three internists, another neurologist and another oncologist -- and that's just at the clinic in Willmar. Dr. David Newcomer, medical director for ACMC, lists the needs at some of the regional multispecialty...
May 5, 2009 - 12:00am