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Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
Hundreds challenge human pyramid limits at Indian Hindu festival
Assange says WikiLeaks to release 'significant' Clinton campaign data
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
October 17, 2015
Letter: The time is now to support YME
I feel our school district is in trouble. Growing up in Clarkfield, even as a young girl, I could always see the animosity between Granite Falls and Clarkfield. There has always been this unnecessary hatred between the two cities that goes back many years. I feel it...
October 17, 2015 - 1:00am
October 15, 2015
Letter: YME students deserve good schools
Our children are our future. I think everyone agrees with this statement, no matter what side of the school issue you are on. I did not grow up in this school district so maybe I do not completely understand the animosity, but I have lived in the Yellow Medicine/Chippewa County...
October 15, 2015 - 1:00am
May 7, 2015
It starts with art in west central Minnesota
Jade Roszak wants to study graphic arts in college. She’s narrowed her schools of choice to Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall...
May 7, 2015 - 9:20am
March 12, 2015
Girls basketball: Fairmont blasts YME in Section 3AA final
MARSHALL — Fairmont’s defense was too much for Yellow Medicine East Thursday as the Cardinals upended YME 73-45 in the Section 3AA championship...
March 12, 2015 - 11:17pm
August 27, 2013
Yellow Medicine County, Minn., mulling major project at aged courthouse
GRANITE FALLS — Black mold is a chronic problem in the offices for Countryside Public Health, where tight quarters in the basement of the Yellow...
August 27, 2013 - 11:26pm
June 10, 2013
YME prevails in lawsuit over health and safety work
GRANITE FALLS -- The Court of Appeals provided the Yellow Medicine East School District a complete victory in a lawsuit filed by two taxpayers over $10 million worth of health and safety improvements the district made. District taxpayers Scott Wintz and Patrick McCoy had challenged...
June 10, 2013 - 11:36pm
November 29, 2012
Instrumental music instructor at YME gets by with a little help from her online friends
GRANITE FALLS -- High school music instructors are not on the endangered species list, but tight budgets and declining enrollments have reduced...
November 29, 2012 - 12:00am
June 20, 2012
Judgment in taxpayer suit spares YME School Dist. from worst
GRANITE FALLS -- A judgment in a taxpayers' lawsuit against the Yellow Medicine East School District spares it the costly and complicated task of unraveling more than $2.8 million worth of facilities improvements found to have been improperly funded. But the judgment issued June...
June 20, 2012 - 12:00am
January 22, 2011
Letter: A waste of school money
I have read with interest the article regarding the lawsuit against Yellow Medicine East. The only facts I have are those written in this article. I would believe Mr. McCoy and Mr. Wintz should file for the school board and hope to get elected rather than spending their money and...
January 22, 2011 - 9:00am
January 20, 2011
Schools closing west and south of Willmar due to weather
WILLMAR -- Schools to the west and south of the Willmar area are closing as blowing and drifting snow makes travel dangerous this morning. The BOLD schools announced a 9 a.m. closing, followed by 10:30 a.m. closings posted for the Dawson-Boyd, Lac qui Parle Valley, RCW, Montevideo,...
January 20, 2011 - 9:58am
January 18, 2011
Unique mental health program will expire unless Legislature extends grant
For a rural student who has mental health issues, just getting to appointments with a mental health professional whose office is miles away can...
January 18, 2011 - 12:00am
November 3, 2010
YME, BBE and KMS approve school operating levies
WILLMAR -- Voters appear to have approved operating levies in the Yellow Medicine East, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg school districts. According to unofficial results from the Secretary of State's website, voters in YME approved the levy by a 1,554 to 1,092...
November 3, 2010 - 9:33am
September 27, 2010
Reconfiguration of buildings may result from YME upgrades
GRANITE FALLS -- The two-year project to upgrade and renovate the Yellow Medicine East school buildings could lead to a reconfiguration of grades in the district, according to Superintendent Al Stoeckman. He said the district is studying the possibility of adopting the middle school...
September 27, 2010 - 12:00am
August 31, 2010
'Silver for soldiers' challenge seeks to benefit troops from the region
OLIVIA -- There's no place like home, especially when it comes wrapped in a package and reaches you in a faraway land. "It's a real morale booster,''...
August 31, 2010 - 12:00am
December 16, 2009
Yellow Medicine East adopts levy of more than $1.7M for the upcoming school year
GRANITE FALLS -- School board members adopted on Monday a levy of $1,736,241.36 for the Yellow Medicine East Schools in the coming fiscal year. The new budget represents an increase of $297,735.11 -- or 20.6 percent -- over last year. The biggest factors in the increase are the new...
December 16, 2009 - 12:00am