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Paul Gazelka: The Brainerd man for the statewide Republican moment
As Nolan votes, challengers hit back on taxes
Minnesota voters supported 82 percent of tax levies in November
Where and how to buy your turkey from a Minnesota turkey farmer
Divide dahlias in fall for winter storage
State Swimming & Diving: Schramm second in Class A 1-meter diving
NA3HL Hockey: WarHawks overcome Whalers in third period
'Dogs fit to be split: Miami rallies to down UMD and earn split of NCHC series
Oshie, Holtby guide Capitals past Wild
Experience will guide Twins as they weigh extensions for budding stars
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
'Marian' opens tonight on Ridgewater College stage in Willmar
Jimmy Fallon to host live Super Bowl edition of ‘The Tonight Show’ in Minneapolis
Garth Brooks lip-syncing controversy at the CMA Awards really hit a nerve
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
Protecting a special place: Thanks to Prairie Woods, Geer Island will remain a natural sanctuary
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Ruth A. Schmitt
Roland H. Severson
Gloria Leola Schauer
Sammy W. Brazzle, Jr.
LaVonne A. Welter
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
Tribune Editorial: County sales tax needed to invest in critical infrastructure
Letter: Do your part to keep roads safe
Letter: More truths are coming out
Commentary: Don't hold your breath for a 'reckoning' on Bill Clinton
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
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Emma Anne Williams
October 8, 2017
Swift: When planning get-togethers, friends are most important detail
When it comes to "party-planning," women have a much different perception of it than men do. A woman planning a party for her friends will clean...
October 8, 2017 - 8:12am
October 1, 2017
Swift: Sometimes we're a little too camera-ready
A photo used to be an event. You planned for it. ("Remember to bring Dad's Instamatic. Is there much film left? Did you bring new flashcubes?")...
October 1, 2017 - 9:34am
September 17, 2017
Bygone staples and technology of the 1970s
It wasn't so long ago. Nope. It wasn't as long as you might think that we did things that seem completely alien to today's kids. Think about...
September 17, 2017 - 8:44am
September 3, 2017
'Accidental' job in education yields many rewards
When I took a new job at Prairie Public Education Services three years ago, I didn't know what to expect. Of course, I was aware of the fine...
September 3, 2017 - 6:31am
August 20, 2017
You're only as strong as your weakest LinkedIn profile
Imagine that you're a kid again. You want to go hang out at the fun playground, where other kids are making each other laugh, adorable tots are...
August 20, 2017 - 9:09am
August 13, 2017
Swift: Nowadays, you can be convicted of disorganized crime
Organization is the new thin. Think about it. Organization is a 4 gobtrillion-dollar industry, what with professional organizers, thousands of...
August 13, 2017 - 8:32am
August 7, 2017
Under suspicion: Attack of the 51-year-old dog walker!
Cross that one off my bucket list. After 51 years on the planet, I have finally been reported as a suspicious person. Up to now, my career in...
August 7, 2017 - 9:22am
July 30, 2017
Despite workplace innovations, some (laughable) resistance exists
Some people go to yoga class to relax. I go to OfficeMax. I'm not really sure why, but a visit to the office supply store can be strangely soothing....
July 30, 2017 - 7:37am
July 23, 2017
Swift: Decorating project really takes the cake
It was going to be the perfect summertime confection. When I was invited to a summer potluck, I decided to bring something spectacular. After...
July 23, 2017 - 9:32am
July 16, 2017
Swift: Dad's sisters took us on storytelling adventures
We call them the "aunties." We always felt a special kinship with my Dad's three sisters, partly because our family structures were so similar:...
July 16, 2017 - 8:54am
July 9, 2017
4-H: The H's stand for helping hands and harming horrible little sisters
A lot of small-town weeklies seem to do it. Besides the locals ("Agnes had a nice coffee with Clara and her unmarried son, Dirk, last week")...
July 9, 2017 - 8:44am
July 2, 2017
Swift: It's a hard walk life for this dog owner
One of the more bizarre phenomena of dog ownership is when dogs start to look like their owners. Of course that stocky, brown-eyed man with the...
July 2, 2017 - 7:41am
June 25, 2017
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Have you monotasked today? Monotasking shouldn't be confused with monocle-tasking, which involves tasks you do while wearing a monocle, such...
June 25, 2017 - 8:45am
June 18, 2017
SWIFT: Leave it to Dad for bits of wisdom
Editor's note: This column was originally published June 12, 2005. In honor of Father's Day, I would like to address the issue of fatherly wisdom....
June 18, 2017 - 7:00am
June 4, 2017
Swift: When you're in need of new knees
While in college, I remember running full-speed up a flight of stairs, only to be stopped by a well-dressed, middle-aged gentleman. "Remember...
June 4, 2017 - 9:18am