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UPDATE: Man's decapitation apparently in retaliation for alleged rape
Family of rural New London man restores his classic muscle car
Landmark Minnesota restaurant reduced to ashes
Girls pleaded for their lives in Texas before being gunned down by mother
Burial to take place at 2 p.m. for Willmar boys who drowned in Foot Lake
Willmar's Ditmarson wins pitchers' duel
NWL Baseball: Stingers can't solve Rox pitchers
Women's Basketball: Remembering Pat Summitt
Flustered Williams advances in straight sets at Wimbledon
NBA: High school coach remembers Timberwolves’ Dunn’s accomplishments
Children’s production on stage at The Barn this weekend
Comedy production opens Thursday in New London
Little Crow Skiers All-School Reunion at Willmar Fests
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Foot Lake 4 registrations totaled 669 Saturday
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
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
Arthur Wayne Osmundson
Albert L. Wheeler, Jr.
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
May 14, 2012
Hooray for hummus: Middle Eastern dip is colorful, healthful
On our way to Hackensack, Minn., to do some last-minute shopping for bee supplies a couple of weeks ago, my beekeeping buddy, Bobbie, and I made...
May 14, 2012 - 12:00am
May 7, 2012
Chocolate-Banana Chia Pudding: It's super easy
When a friend of mine told me her husband was at the grocery store picking up some chia seeds, I did what anyone who watched television in the...
May 7, 2012 - 12:00am
April 30, 2012
Don't chuck the celery ... make some tasty soup
Any other time, I wouldn't give a second glance to a recipe for celery soup. I use celery when I make a pot of stock, and sometimes I add it...
April 30, 2012 - 12:00am
April 23, 2012
Scones made with a baker's gentle touch
I watched intently as Katie Novotny, owner of St. Paul Classic Cookie Co., dumped dry ingredients into a large metal mixing bowl. She used a...
April 23, 2012 - 12:00am
April 16, 2012
Asparagus with Creamy Chive Drizzle celebrates early spring
When the guy at the checkout asked me if asparagus could hold up to freezing temperatures, I thought he was referring to a malfunctioning refrigerator....
April 16, 2012 - 12:00am
April 9, 2012
Go straight for the Avocado Smoothie
I recently attended the annual conference for the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), held in New York this year. Breakfast...
April 9, 2012 - 12:00am
April 2, 2012
Kiwi packs a punch
I watched with intrigue as a young woman at the next table picked up her teaspoon and expertly slid the edge of it between the emerald green...
April 2, 2012 - 12:00am
March 26, 2012
I'm on a (spring) roll
Four adults lined both sides of the island in my kitchen on a recent Sunday afternoon. Picking and choosing from an array of brightly colored...
March 26, 2012 - 12:00am
March 19, 2012
Bowl your guests over with Watercress Salad in The Flatbread Bowl
First there was fire. Then there was flatbread. The first hard mixture of hand-ground flour and water was baked in hot ashes or on a stone over...
March 19, 2012 - 12:00am
March 12, 2012
Winter meets spring: Pumpkin-Mango Upside-Down Baby Cakes
The month of March is one that always keeps me guessing - is it spring or is it still winter? One day the thermometer may read 2 degrees below...
March 12, 2012 - 12:00am
March 5, 2012
Watercress takes center stage in colorful, flavorful soup
Whether Irish or not, as March 17 approaches, many home cooks start thinking green. Food coloring and sprinkles turn cookies and cupcakes into...
March 5, 2012 - 12:00am
February 27, 2012
For the love of broccoli: Stir-fry dish satisfies
I've always enjoyed eating broccoli. One of my favorite ways to prepare the green cruciferous vegetable is to steam it until it's still a little...
February 27, 2012 - 12:00am
February 20, 2012
No matter how you say it, Belgian endive is good for you
"I'll have the endive salad," I said to the self-assured, curly-haired server. I felt confident in my pronunciation (ON-deev) of the pale-colored...
February 20, 2012 - 12:00am
February 13, 2012
Honey-Glazed Roasted Pears delicious and eye-appealing (video)
This time of year, you'll usually find pears in the fruit drawer of my refrigerator. A crisp and juicy pear is a welcome midday snack eaten out...
February 13, 2012 - 12:00am
February 6, 2012
Give Brussels sprouts a chance
On a recent dinner outing with friends, I was pleasantly surprised to see Brussels sprouts on the restaurant menu. I gave the chef points for...
February 6, 2012 - 12:00am