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Producing a connection: Lida Farm uses vegetables, herbs to connect with community members
Get it done: 5 free productivity apps that promote efficiency
Kindness changes the way you see
MN Commerce Department warns Minnesotans about unclaimed property scams
Frazee native walks away unscathed after vehicle slides off highway into Devils Lake
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Januszewski takes Fargo Marathon 10K
Six DL softball players receive Mid-State awards
Laker tennis ousted by Green Wave
Thielen teams up to reopen Oakdale training facility
Richards commits to Division I hockey at RPI
Yliniemi is UMC's Student Volunteer of the Year
DL's Weber graduates from NSU
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Older Americans Month 2017: Age Out Loud
Perlmutter presents research at Carthage College
Friends & Neighbors
Outlet Graphics has new graphic designer
MN gas prices up (almost) one cent
Detroit Lakes photographer earns master of photography
A different view: Sanford eye center remodels, adds optometrist
Nereson Chevrolet Cadillac has new sales and leasing consultant
Column: There's nothing quite like a fresh-grilled burger...
Country singers Dwight Yoakam, Mary Chapin Carpenter add Fargo Theatre shows
It's time to 'Leather Up for Lupus': DL Eagles Club to host 2nd annual charity ride this Saturday
Chris Young concert to kick off holiday weekend at Shooting Star
Lakes Area Farmer's Market opens Saturday: Peoples Park venue to offer variety of produce, slightly shortened hours
Charles G. Henrikson
Clarice Lucille Ernst
James O. Erickson
Clarice Lucille Ernst
Rural Minnesota leader: Lawmakers, please support County Program Aid
Advice to my son as he graduates high school
Hummel column: Graduation message for the 'first half' of the class
Guest Editorial: Positive changes for school lunches
Minnesota doctors say Republican health plan is a bad deal for patients and a bad deal for Minnesota
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
February 16, 2017
Marquart bill helps Becker, Wright pay legal defense bill
ST. PAUL — It is not fair that three counties are funding a fight to allow all 87 Minnesota counties to save money, a Becker County commissioner...
February 16, 2017 - 9:33am
September 3, 2015
Juggling kid costs and retirement
It costs parents an average of $245,340 to raise a child from birth to age 18. That figure from the U.S. Agriculture Department is just one reason why prospective parents are advised to consider parallel financial planning for child-based expenses and retirement. The key is...
September 3, 2015 - 5:30am
February 5, 2015
Getting ‘money’ serious?
Valentine’s Day is often a time to reflect on your relationship, and consider the next step. If your relationship is heading toward joint finances, it’s essential to talk about it first – openly and honestly. A 2014 survey by the National Endowment for Financial Education...
February 5, 2015 - 11:30am
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
August 14, 2009
Home loans available
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development may be able to assist low and very low-income applicants with financing the purchase or construction of a home. No down payment is required and subsidy may be made available to reduce the house payment amount. Call (218) 847-9392,...
August 14, 2009 - 2:38pm
July 13, 2009
Minnesota bankruptcies (July 12, 2009)
Chapter 7 is a petition to liquidate assets and discharge debts. Chapter 11 is a petition for protection from creditors and to reorganize. Chapter 12 is a petition for family farmers to reorganize. Chapter 13 is a petition for wage earners to readjust debts. Minnesota Bankruptcy...
July 13, 2009 - 12:05am
July 3, 2009
Break for schools: Law change means levies can't be taken away
School officials in Minnesota no longer have to worry that successful levy referendums will later be overturned by voters. In a case based largely on the Frazee-Vergas School District, the Legislature this year removed the option of so-called reverse referendums from state law. The...
July 3, 2009 - 12:21pm
One 'unallotment' Pawlenty got right
One of Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposed unallotments is creating a frenzy of activity ... He is calling for the elimination of the Political Contribution Refund. The program allows individuals to contribute up to $50 to a political candidate campaign, and be fully reimbursed by the state...
July 3, 2009 - 11:20am
Birkeland: Appoint Brenda Como to Frazee-Vergas School Board
I believe that it was at the May 11 meeting that Kathryn Kallis resigned from the Frazee-Vergas School Board. Here we are, almost two months later, and no one has been appointed to fill the vacant position. So I can't help but ask: "Why?" It would have seemed appropriate to...
July 3, 2009 - 11:19am
Kudos to Stender for helping end reverse referendums
Cheers to Frazee-Vergas Superintendent Deron Stender for his leadership in getting state law changed regarding reverse referendums. School districts are in dire financial straits --and because of the way state funding is set up these days, they need excess operating levies to survive. At...
July 3, 2009 - 11:17am
For many, student loan debt relief may be on the way
Two new government programs could save you some serious money and lower your monthly student loan payments. The first new program is Income-Based Repayment: a new repayment option for federal student loans, which became available on July 1. It caps monthly payments at an affordable...
July 3, 2009 - 11:16am
May 27, 2009
More money for the arts, history
State and local arts initiatives will soon get a big funding boost. Art, history and cultural initiatives expect to receive $93 million over the next two years as a result of a constitutional amendment passed last November that increased the statewide sales tax for outdoors and...
May 27, 2009 - 4:04pm
Financial rescue plan helps stabilize markets
Our global financial system is facing its biggest challenge since the Great Depression. The sheer magnitude of the crisis and the huge stakes that are involved required America to set aside partisan politics and come together on a plan to restore order and help revive confidence...
October 27, 2008 - 12:00am
October 15, 2008
A solution to the financial crisis
The only decent thing to do, I have decided, is to suspend my column until I can figure out a way to resolve this financial crisis. After much thought, I have a developed a solution that will help Main Street, stick it to Wall Street and provide 5 million new jobs to boot. So sit...
October 15, 2008 - 12:00am
September 22, 2008
Zogby Poll: Voters not sold on government bailout
As the national financial crisis gripping both Wall Street and Main Street moves into the halls of Congress this week, American voters are split on support for the sweeping government rescue plan that some say could cost as much at $1 trillion, a new Zogby Interactive survey shows. The...
September 22, 2008 - 12:00am