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Refuge from the storm
LP-A suspended students after random inspection
Plenty of seasonal jobs in the area
DL grad develops new app for families on the go
Police arrest two in ‘Black Lives Matter’ shootings
Labat named to Big Sky second team
Laker swimmers return from state motivated
Girls Hockey: Lakers pick up third win
Boys Hockey: Davies defeats Lakers 5-2
Lakers roll over Nuggets in Hawley
Holy Rosary dishes up dinner for hundreds
Retiring early or late results in about the same benefits overall
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s births
Stevenson participating in Concordia College Christmas concerts
Friends & Neighbors
Lakeside owner to hold fundraiser Thursday night
New name for Rural Assistance Center
Gas below $2, may go lower
New physician ass’t joins St. Mary’s ER
Gardening calendars from Extension Office
Trees on parade: Lake Park festival opens Thursday
Savor Thanksgiving traditions
Give the gift of books this holiday season
Caravan du Nord stop in DL to include workshops
Holy Rosary holding pie sale this week
Esther M. Nelson
Otto "Fred" Fredrich Kratzke
Leroy "Trapper" Johnson
Leila Elizabeth Wokasch
Burn off turkey day calories at MN state parks
In Minnesota, we’re smart and taxed
Denying refugees is against Western values
To defeat ISIS, humiliate it first
Nobody knows you when you’re down and out
8-year-old lands 55-inch muskie during birthday trip
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Hard-water season approaching quickly
Solitude of a prairie bison exemplifies a huge injustice
DNR seeks comments on muskie lake management
How to Cook a Turkey... by a 3rd grader
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
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...
business / money management
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...
business / money management
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...
business / money management
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...
News / Frazee
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...
other opinions / opinion
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...
opinion / letters
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...
opinion / editorials
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
August 8, 2008
St. Mary's appoints Zreik
St. Mary's Innovis Health welcomes Khaled Zreik, MD. Zreik began his general surgery practice at St. Mary's Innovis Health on July 14. His areas of focus are laparoscopic colon surgeries, endoscopy, hernias and surgical oncology. Zreik is originally from Lebanon and came to...
August 8, 2008 - 12:00am