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Minnesota legislature and Gov. Dayton grind out compromise on $46 billion in spending
Summer blood drive helps save lives
Volunteers needed in Otter Tail and Becker counties for DNR loon survey
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Frazee wrestlers aid VFW with holiday flags at Oak Grove
Parsons, Lormis repeat all-conference performances
Foster 29th at NCAA Outdoor West Prelims
Titans end Raiders’ baseball season
Prowler pitching stymies Detroit Lakes
Column: Big winners, big losers
Turning back the pages
Ehnerts celebrate 50 years together
Yliniemi is UMC's Student Volunteer of the Year
DL's Weber graduates from NSU
Friends & Neighbors
Okeson named Director of Nursing for Emmanuel Nursing Home
Food waste is money down the drain
MN gas prices up two cents
DL Public Utilities earns Reliable Public Power Provider designation
Outlet Graphics has new graphic designer
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, other acts headed to Fargo later this year
Local chef publishes culinary memoir
Column: There's nothing quite like a fresh-grilled burger...
Country singers Dwight Yoakam, Mary Chapin Carpenter add Fargo Theatre shows
Gabriel Nephi Megran
Dale W. Fagerlie
Ronald D. Lanoue Sr.
Victor M. Lindstrom
Remember to look around at the hurting heros among us
Lynn Hummel column: Everybody needs a Bud
Letter: Bad time to cut opioid drug prevention program
Letter: More than just a three-day weekend
Rural Minnesota leader: Lawmakers, please support County Program Aid
Getting squirrely: Be creative in keeping critters out of bird feeders
Walleye opener dubbed a 'big success'
Blane Klemek column: Minnesota wouldn't be the same without haunting call of the loon
Preparing to slay? Suggestions for opening weekend
MN CREP sign-up begins May 15, 2017
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
Pine to Palm
May 24, 2017
Cheers to the class of 2017: Unique grad gifts that keep on giving
FARGO — Ditch the cliche card and personalized mug. Save money on the flowers. When your grad walks across the podium to accept their diploma,...
May 24, 2017 - 10:33am
July 7, 2016
Five steps to financial independence
The ability to take care of yourself and your loved ones throughout life is a great source of happiness and a way to avoid stress and worry. And never forget that greater financial freedom isn’t just good news for you—financially healthy households make us all stronger as a country....
July 7, 2016 - 5:20am
June 17, 2016
Shine a light on elder abuse
Instead of enjoying their golden years by living on retirement savings they’ve spent their whole lives building up, too many senior citizens are shocked to find out that their nest egg is gone. They’ve become victims of identity theft, scams or shady investments. Even worse, they...
June 17, 2016 - 5:25am
February 4, 2016
How to tell the kids about money problems
Kids are surprisingly resilient in the face of a crisis. But even so, serious family money troubles can potentially affect a young person’s home life, education and outlook on money management down the road. While my wife and I don’t have kids, children under the age of 10 who...
February 4, 2016 - 5:10am
January 24, 2016
Beating the bear market
The stock market headlines appeared particularly red and alarming this week after the Dow took a free-fall down 550 points by early afternoon...
January 24, 2016 - 5:00am
December 3, 2015
Talk finances with aging parents
This holiday season set aside a few minutes to talk about something that too many families shy away from talking about until it’s too late — the financial well-being and long-term care wishes of aging parents. While this may be an uncomfortable topic, it’s important that adult...
December 3, 2015 - 5:10am
August 8, 2015
Eleanor Roosevelt on the new $10
Poor Alexander Hamilton. The founder of America’s financial system, Hamilton died in 1804 never knowing that his image would grace our $10 bill for nearly a century, starting in 1929. He was the first secretary of the treasury and a founding father. It’s likely his portrait...
August 8, 2015 - 5:45am
July 19, 2015
Don’t let money doom your relationship
Money and love. Unfortunately, they clash all too often. It would be sad to add up how many promising relationships went down the tubes because of arguments over money. According to a Harris Interactive survey, money is the top reason for marital spats. So, how can couples avoid...
July 19, 2015 - 5:25am
April 30, 2015
Managing money in step-families
Roughly 1,300 new stepfamilies are created every day, and 41 percent of all Americans have at least one step relative,. These blended families have an opportunity to launch new relationships and traditions, but they often face pitfalls where finances are concerned. Many remarrying...
April 30, 2015 - 5:30am
March 12, 2015
Senior abuse, fraud at tax time
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman is asking certified public accountants to be on the lookout for signs of senior financial abuse among their clientele. Rothman urged CPAs preparing tax returns for their senior clients to use their expertise to help spot elder fraud...
March 12, 2015 - 5:55am
February 26, 2015
Helping loved ones retire
What if a sudden, debilitating illness, fraud or economic downturn affected your senior family member’s retirement, estate or long-term care issues? Would you be prepared to take over? If the answer is no, you’re not alone. According to 2013 research from the Pew Research...
February 26, 2015 - 5:15am
February 12, 2015
Starting Roth IRA’s for the grandkids? Here are tips
Many grandparents go above and beyond to offer financial help to adult children and grandchildren. If you’re seeking to contribute to your grandkids’ financial future, one option might involve opening a custodial Roth IRA on your grandchild’s behalf as soon as he or she starts...
February 12, 2015 - 5:35am
January 29, 2015
Global study released on U.S. teens’ financial literacy, keys to success
A first-time global financial literacy study shows that the keys to successful personal finance education are student perseverance and an openness to problem solving. That’s one of the main findings in the inaugural financial literacy portion of the Program of International Student...
January 29, 2015 - 8:30am
January 21, 2015
Mixing money and marriage
Michael and Jill Donahue of Tolna, N.D., have separate checking, saving and investment accounts. They also split household expenses equally, paying for them out of an account to which each contributes the same amount. They’ve been managing their money this way for 30 years. “We...
January 21, 2015 - 11:30am