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Survival of Sears and Kmart is in doubt
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Journey To The Tourney: Lake Park-Audubon returns to state
Otters' late charge falls short in state opener
Area gymnasts ready for state USAG
Mom's fight with cancer shaped the attitude of LP-A's Raaen
Good luck at State, Raiders!
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Planning will help you see green in retirement
An evening of music and storytelling: Chinese entertainer Gao Hong to perform Thursday in NYM
Wednesday matters: Everyday prayers
Column: Beware of "Can you hear me?" scam calls
Friends & Neighbors
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Back in business: Audubon Liquor Store purchased by brothers-in-law
Norby's recognized for 90 years of membership
L&M Fleet Supply earns honor from Cub Cadet as one of the top dealers in America
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Donna Mae Graffis
Lyle E. Donley
Jeffrey M. Webber
Irene Leona Johnson
Ronald "Sam" F. Samuelson
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
Now is the time for next Farm Bill
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
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'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
January 12, 2017
Health and wealth in one--how to make money while working out
The end of the year is a perennial period of self-reflection, and I enjoy partaking in setting a few New Year's resolutions. Unfortunately, I've (more than once) enthusiastically started a year with shiny optimism only to find myself falling short a few weeks later. I know I'm not...
January 12, 2017 - 6:00pm
December 1, 2016
Practical money matters: Focus on credit factors, not credit scores
You should want to know your credit score. After all, your credit can be incredibly important to your financial future. It could impact your likelihood of getting approved for a loan and the interest rate you'll get on new financial products. However, understanding the factors that...
December 1, 2016 - 4:00am
November 23, 2016
Year-end tax moves that could save you money
The end of the year is approaching and between visiting friends and family and celebrating the holidays, your taxes may be the last thing on your mind. However, putting off tax preparation until later could be a costly mistake. While tax season doesn't start until mid-January, if...
November 23, 2016 - 10:46am
November 9, 2016
Changes to the FAFSA make it easier to apply for student aid
Do you have a high school senior who is knee deep in the college admissions process? Writing essays and filling out forms can be a stressful process for students, just as covering the cost of college can be for parents. This year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)...
November 9, 2016 - 11:08am
November 2, 2016
How a little work could lead to over $1,000 in savings
How long would it take you to earn an extra $1,000? Contrary to what spam and internet ads tell us, after taking taxes and deductions into account, it's not an easy task. But you might be able to save over a thousand dollars with a little work. The key is to decrease or eliminate...
November 2, 2016 - 7:22am
October 27, 2016
Tackling the grocery bill
Food shopping can quickly take over your budget despite your best intentions. Perhaps it's due to impulse purchases, unplanned shopping trips, food going bad or a combination of all three. If you're looking for ways to save money while enjoying nutritious and delicious meals, consider...
October 27, 2016 - 9:07am
Spending and saving problems different side of the same coin
The January poll hosted on the National Foundation for Credit Counseling website asked consumers if they had a spending problem, savings problem, neither or both. The overwhelming majority, 62 percent, identified themselves as having problems related to both spending and saving. "The...
February 27, 2013 - 11:50am
January 16, 2013
Money Management - Tax filing, payment problems
Tax season is just around the corner.
January 16, 2013 - 10:59am
November 7, 2012
How to live well in retirement on fixed budget
Are you concerned about being able to pay for a secure and happy retirement? The good news is that there are many costs that retirees typically don't face, such as commuting to work, buying a business wardrobe or saving for their children's college tuition. Many other expenses...
November 7, 2012 - 10:37am
October 17, 2012
Tips for the new retirement
A recent study conducted by the Bankers Life and Casualty Company Center for a Secure Retirement found that 67 percent of middle-income baby boomers are expecting a retirement that is different from the one their parents enjoyed. For one thing, the study found that roughly three-quarters...
October 17, 2012 - 1:34pm
October 10, 2012
Social Security strategies
More than 55 million Americans receive Social Security benefits, and about one-quarter of retirees depend on Social Security as their sole source of income. Social Security payments are clearly essential to many people, which is why it's so important to understand what to expect from...
October 10, 2012 - 12:11pm
August 22, 2012
Saving on college textbooks
Buying college textbooks used to be simple: Professors told you what books to buy. You went to the college bookstore and bought them. At the end of the course, you had the option to sell them back. These days, it's a little different and a lot more expensive - the estimated cost to...
August 22, 2012 - 11:58am
July 25, 2012
Taking from college savings
Tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan assets are expected to balloon to $237 billion by the end of 2015, according to Financial Research Corporation. If you or someone in your family is planning to start college soon, it's likely you are poised to withdraw money from a 529.
July 25, 2012 - 11:50am
July 11, 2012
DIY or hire a contractor?
Do-it-yourself (DIY) home-improvement projects usually start out well. Then, you set something on fire or cause bodily harm with a power tool. So, should you hire a contractor? That depends on you and the project. It's always tempting to attempt home repair or improvement projects...
July 11, 2012 - 11:25am
April 4, 2012
Health care funding options
HRA. FSA. HSA. These "words" may seem like alphabet soup, but they could spell out savings for you when you are paying for health care. HRAs, FSAs and HSAs are some of the most popular health care funding options currently on the market, each offering different alternatives and...
April 4, 2012 - 1:22pm