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Offensive woes continue for Laker girls
Pelican Rapids completes sweep at Frazee
Viking girls hold on for win at Frazee
Wrestlers looking to jump back in section mix
Wittner takes over Hornet basketball program
Want to be a snowbird?: Here’s what you should know before ‘taking flight’
In search of cultural identity in a new country
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Friends & Neighbors
Average MN gas prices up 5 cents
Styles on Willow has a new hair stylist
Essentia Health welcomes family medicine physician in Park Rapids
Is your sewer skewered?: Local man designs system to prevent frozen sewer vents
Essentia Health welcomes orthopedic surgeon in Detroit Lakes
Grace Lutheran to host Holiday Vendor Fair
'World's best tribute to young Elvis' comes to Detroit Lakes Saturday
Area students participating in Concordia Christmas Concerts
Award-winning country artist Phil Vassar coming to Shooting Star Friday
Great American Think-Off solicits questions for anniversary debate
Diana Lynn Aker
Helen C. Erickson
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Melvin Martin Goodman
Jeffrey Lee Olds
Mourning a friend who survived Pearl Harbor--and helped win WWII
Guest editorial: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
Does penalizing airlines for customer service infractions do any good?
Don't curse the clouds, they have surprising benefits
Editorial: Becker County scams - why can't we stop them?
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
This is the time to go after trophy muskies
Wanted: More deer hunters in Minnesota
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
An explosion of everything Christmas: Detroit Lakes woman creates holiday wonderland in her home
'In Spite of Heroin': Area mom pens book about surviving twin sons’ addiction
MN children's book author coming to DLCCC Thursday
Tuxes & Tails: Rescued dogs, tuxedo’d handlers to strut their stuff on the runway this coming Friday
'An Andy and Bing Christmas': Former NFL player to bring classic Christmas show to DL
Pine to Palm
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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
March 14, 2012
Mastering small biz finances
Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy, but small-business owners often struggle to keep their finances in order while managing the day-to-day operations. Smart financial management plays a critical role in a business' success or failure and it doesn't have to be...
March 14, 2012 - 11:54am