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Detail-loving, behind-the-scenes organizer helps Honor Flights cruise smoothly
Placing the flags
Seeking an outdoor oasis: Pergolas create room-like space
Declutter: Tips to tidy up your home, inbox
Manitoba's spectacle of snakes draws tourists from around the world
Always in Season: The sora surprises again and again
Ramirez goal lifts Minnesota United FC over Orlando City SC
Strikeouts mount for struggling Sano
Dozier's homer leads Twins past Rays
Durant, favored Warriors shrug off parity talk
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 2017: Willmar, area communities plan cemetery services and more
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!'
Mary Ann Nagel
Marlyn W. Wacholz
Roger Herbert Holm
Laura Ione Rasmussen
Column: Lessons from a great leader
25 ways to slow down and enjoy the summer
POW! BAM! WHAM! How to put the ARRRRR back in America.
Bursack: Dad needs help taking care of Mom but he won't allow it
Commentary: Health care for the future in our community
March 1, 2013
Vatican takes first steps running pope-less church
The Vatican took the first steps of governing a Catholic Church without a pope on Friday, making some ceremonial and practical moves to formalize...
March 1, 2013 - 10:04am
February 28, 2013
Pope, in final message, says he's a simple pilgrim
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (AP) -- Benedict XVI greeted the faithful for the last time as pope on Thursday, telling tearful well-wishers that he...
February 28, 2013 - 12:51pm
Benedict promises obedience to successor
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI promised his "unconditional reverence and obedience" to his successor in his final words to cardinals Thursday, a poignant and powerful farewell delivered hours before he becomes the first pope in 600 years to resign. By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated...
February 28, 2013 - 7:15am
February 27, 2013
Pope recalls 'joy' of papacy, and difficulties
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI basked in an emotional sendoff Wednesday from a massive crowd at his final general audience in St. Peter's...
February 27, 2013 - 6:57am
February 26, 2013
Pope to be called 'emeritus pope,' will wear white
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican has answered some of the outstanding questions about Pope Benedict XVI's future once he's retired, saying he'll be known as "emeritus pope," and continue to wear a white cassock. The Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said Tuesday that Benedict...
February 26, 2013 - 7:02am
February 25, 2013
Pope changes conclave rules, allows earlier start
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI has changed the rules of the conclave that will elect his successor, allowing cardinals to move up the start date if all of them arrive in Rome before the usual 15-day transition between pontificates. Benedict signed a legal document, issued...
February 25, 2013 - 7:31am
February 14, 2013
Litany of secrets after papal retirement bombshell
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- For an institution devoted to eternal light, the Vatican has shown itself to be a master of smokescreens since Pope Benedict...
February 14, 2013 - 3:39pm
February 12, 2013
Retiring Pope Benedict XVI in uncharted territory
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- For months, construction crews have been renovating a four-story building attached to a monastery on the northern edge of...
February 12, 2013 - 10:32am
February 11, 2013
Vatican: Pope too weary at his age for the job
LONDON (AP) -- When he became pope at age 78, Benedict XVI was already the oldest pontiff elected in nearly 300 years. He's now 85, and in recent years he has slowed down significantly, cutting back his foreign travel and limiting his audiences. The pope travels to the altar in St....
February 11, 2013 - 1:11pm
Pope's mission to revive faith clouded by scandal
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Benedict XVI always cast himself as the reluctant pope, a shy bookworm who preferred solitary walks in the Alps to the public glare and the majesty of Vatican pageantry. And on Monday, the Vatican announced that the leader of the world's billion Roman Catholics...
February 11, 2013 - 10:09am
Text of pope's announcement he will resign Feb. 28
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he would resign Feb. 28 because he is simply too old to carry on. Here is the text of his announcement, delivered to cardinals gathered for a ceremony to name three new saints. "Dear Brothers, I have convoked you to this Consistory,...
February 11, 2013 - 6:30am
Pope resigning on Feb. 28, conclave in March
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign Feb. 28 - the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision...
February 11, 2013 - 5:53am
December 12, 2012
Pope hits 1M mark as he tweets: 'Dear Friends... '
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI hit the 1 million Twitter follower mark on Wednesday as he sent his first tweet from his new account....
December 12, 2012 - 6:58am
December 25, 2010
Pope urges courage for Catholics in China, Iraq
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Iraqi Christians celebrated a somber Christmas in a Baghdad cathedral stained with dried blood, while Pope Benedict XVI...
December 25, 2010 - 3:13pm
July 15, 2010
Vatican issues new sex abuse guidelines after crisis
VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican issued a revised set of in-house rules Thursday to respond to clerical sex abuse, targeting priests who molest the mentally disabled as well as children and priests who use child pornography, but making few substantive changes to existing practice. The...
July 15, 2010 - 2:58pm