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Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural church near Sacred Heart destroyed by fire
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
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
Robert J. Swanberg
Evelyn "Evie" M. Mulder
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
April 20, 2012
Former auto dealership could become church in Granite Falls, Minn.
GRANITE FALLS -- City Council members in Granite Falls will consider amending a zoning ordinance so that a vacant commercial property along U.S. Highway 212 can be converted for use as a church. Members of the Rock Haven Church asked council members on Monday to amend the commercial...
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am
April 10, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Planning Commission to review mosque findings Wednesday at meeting
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Planning Commission will review on Wednesday night its findings of approval for a conditional use permit requested by the Islamic Society of Willmar to operate an Islamic mosque at the former Lafayette School, 1112 Lake Ave. N.W. Besides the mosque, the society...
April 10, 2012 - 7:00am
April 7, 2012
Easter and religion vs. Easter Bunny
Each year, in the days leading up to Easter, parents and young children flock to malls across the country to visit the Easter Bunny. At the Kandi...
April 7, 2012 - 6:00am
March 29, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Planning Commission approves conditional use for mosque at former school
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Planning Commission Wednesday night approved a conditional use permit requested by the Islamic Society of Willmar to allow...
March 29, 2012 - 12:00am
March 14, 2012
Fundamentalist Mormon church inundates west central Minn. counties with mailings
WILLMAR -- County officials in west central Minnesota are scratching their heads trying to figure out why they've been receiving large packets...
March 14, 2012 - 8:00am
December 23, 2011
Areavoices.com: Remember to give thanks this Christmas
It's been a rich Advent for me, an Advent that will end very soon now as we make way for the illuminating Christ. To read the rest of this story...
December 23, 2011 - 9:03am
November 18, 2011
Lutheran youth planning to gather this weekend in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- About 1,200 young people and adults will gather this weekend at the Willmar Conference Center for an event planned and coordinated by the Southwest Minnesota Synod Lutheran Youth Organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The Southwest Minnesota Synod...
November 18, 2011 - 12:00am
October 5, 2011
Palestinian couple to address Willmar audience on Middle Eastern Christianity
WILLMAR -- Michael Zoughbi, a Palestinian, proudly traces his Christian heritage back 1,000 years. He was born and raised in Bethlehem but considers...
October 5, 2011 - 12:00am
September 12, 2011
Willmar, Minn., community remembers in prayer, unity
WILLMAR -- Willmar area residents commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Sept.
September 12, 2011 - 12:00am
June 10, 2011
A party to wrap it all up
June 10, 2011 - 12:00am
June 6, 2011
Letter: The war hawks of Christianity
My chief argument with present-day fundamentalists (so far removed from those with whom I grew up) is that they are the chief faction in our society which is most militant and supportive of the Pentagon. Indeed they have transformed the Christian dove of peace into a war hawk with...
June 6, 2011 - 12:00am
June 4, 2011
Letter: Keep church, state separate
A couple weeks back Lavonne Van Zee said I was full of hate. Is it because I believe all people, green, yellow or orange, are equal or because I believe that women should receive equal pay for equal work, or is it because I believe a woman has the right to choose how she wants to...
June 4, 2011 - 12:00am
January 23, 2011
Pope: Care needed in pre-marriage counseling, says marriage is not an absolute right
Pope Benedict XVI told priests Saturday to do a better job counseling would-be spouses to ensure their marriages last and said no one has an...
January 23, 2011 - 7:28am
December 24, 2010
Generosity shines right through
An annual choir of bell ringers began making music weeks ago in Kandiyohi County, the steady tinkle of their bells bringing the jingle of coins...
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
December 17, 2010
A matter of faith might ultimately split rural parishes
ROCK VALLE -- A matter of faith is splitting the congregations of some Lutheran churches affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Ch-urch in...
December 17, 2010 - 12:00am