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WILLMAR — First-time homeowners Jason and Melissa Baker moved into their 1977 split-level home exactly one month ago. They purchased the house for its potential, not necessarily for its interior...
For the 2013-14 year, the United Way of West Central Minnesota has set an ambitious fundraising goal: $1 million. Much of that effort will come from businesses throughout west central...
A new neXt program will give young professionals a chance to learn from and network with four leaders from the Willmar community. The 2013-14 neXt Mentorship Program will begin in...
ATWATER — This year's Atwater Threshing Days will feature a machine dating back to the turn of the century: a steam engine. A family from Buffalo, all licensed in running steam engines, will be demonstrating the engine at the 27th annual Atwater Threshing Days, which begins today and goes through Sunday. "The steam engine pulling a gang plow will be the real highlight of our show," said Sheila Bosch, a member of the Atwater Threshing Club, which hosts the festival each year. "It's over 100 years old and still running. It just brings back a real nostalgic feel."
ATWATER — This year’s Atwater Threshing Days will feature a machine dating back to the turn of the century: a steam engine. A family from Buffalo, all licensed in running...
Ready to harvest those fresh fruits and vegetables from your summer garden? This year, don't let any of your hard-earned produce go to waste: Freeze it so that you can enjoy the taste of summer during the bitter cold winter months — which, despite the current heat wave, will be here before we know it. Freezing is a popular, less-intensive alternative to canning produce. Almost every fruit and vegetable can be frozen to use at a later time, said David Helmuth of rural Atwater, who organizes the weekly Mid-Week Farmer's Market in Willmar.
GRANITE FALLS — Alcohol or drug dependency can change someone's personality, cause financial issues and sever personal relationships. It can also have a negative impact on a person's work performance — and cause employers thousands of dollars in lost productivity each year.
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NEW LONDON - With four brothers, 13-year-old Sara Thein has a little experience holding her own. It's not surprising that she's translated her take-no-nonsense attitude to one of her favorite sports: water skiing. Every Friday, Sara can be found topping pyramids, doing strap doubles and performing in ballet lines as part of the Little Crow Ski Team, based at New London's Neer Park.
Three months ago, Corn Capital Innovations had fewer than 100 likes on its Facebook page. Today, the business has 530 Facebook likes and counting. That growth can be attributed to a kilt, a red wig and a little outside-the-box thinking. In April, director of finance Summer O'Neill posted a picture on Facebook of her husband and CEO Steve O'Neill holding a sign that said, "I agree to wear a kilt and red-colored wig for (1) full day at the AgVenture Inc. summer meeting if we get over 500 'likes' to our page."