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Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Speed limits to increase on Highways 27, 114
One person injured in semi, SUV crash in Otter Tail County
Updated: Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Minnesota leaders look for ways to reduce health insurance premiums and 'reinsurance' may help
Boys basketball: Savageau's big day helps Osakis edge B-E
Basketball scores from Friday, Jan. 20
Wrestling: Braves get past Minnewaska in dual
Wrestling: Knights sweep three at KMS duals
Blizzard hockey: New Ulm rolls over Alex at the RCC
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
A peach of a show
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Hazel I. Kleven
Lisa M. Neubauer
Byron S. Gunderson
John Lawrence Davis
William "Bill" Bahe
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
LETTER: Give Trump a chance
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
hires and promotions
On The Street
January 4, 2017
Workshop to cover financial, retirement planning
Education Minnesota is hosting free financial and retirement planning workshops for members throughout Minnesota. A workshop will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with the workshop at 10 a.m. Topics include understanding...
January 4, 2017 - 7:00am
January 13, 2016
New Year's resolutions for consumers
The start of a new year is the perfect time to protect your personal and financial information. Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota offer some simple tips to help you prepare. 1. Check your credit report for free at AnnualCreditReport.com. Review it closely...
January 13, 2016 - 12:00am
August 30, 2013
Free educational health care and financial series offered
A free educational series sponsored by Thrivent Financial and Knute Nelson will prepare and educate participants on relevant health care and financial issues. Each free educational series is 60 minutes in length and will begin at 6 p.m. at Grand Arbor, 4403 Pioneer Road Southeast,...
August 30, 2013 - 9:17am
March 17, 2013
Getting income tax refund could be a mistake, say credit counselors
Millions of Americans celebrate receiving an income tax refund each year.
March 17, 2013 - 1:00pm
March 2, 2013
How financial savvy are you?
As part of America Saves Week 2013, scheduled for February 25 - March 2, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, in partnership with the University of Minnesota Extension, is spreading the saving message and urging Minnesotans to participate in America Saves Week. Financial literacy,...
March 2, 2013 - 2:30pm
February 9, 2013
Take this spending realty check
A January poll hosted on the National Foundation for Credit Counseling NFCC) 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. ...
February 9, 2013 - 2:19pm
February 4, 2013
Expert offers three retirement planning tips for Baby Boomers
The economy may be recovering, but some of the changes wrought by the Great Recession may be long-lasting.
February 4, 2013 - 1:52pm
September 22, 2012
Here's how to avoid family business conflicts
There are 5.5 million family-owned businesses in the United States, according to Family Enterprise USA. These companies often unite family members behind a common purpose, but conflicts can arise when professional and personal lives overlap. If you're involved in a family business,...
September 22, 2012 - 9:58am
August 18, 2012
BBB offers financial advice for college-bound students (and their parents)
Between packing for college, buying school supplies and recovering from sticker shock, parents may be too bogged down to remember to pass on some pointers regarding finances as their child leaves the nest. To help college-bound students build a foundation of sound financial habits,...
August 18, 2012 - 10:54am
August 12, 2012
BBB offers advice on choosing estate sale business
An estate sale is often held when a person is looking to liquidate and sell personal items within a home. Estate sales can take place during stressful or emotional situations such as a divorce, the death of a family member or the need to downsize before a move. The Better Business...
August 12, 2012 - 12:34pm
August 10, 2012
Village Financial counselors help consumers understand credit reports
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently announced that it would soon begin examining credit reporting agencies to confirm that they are producing accurate credit reports and that consumers have the ability to dispute errors on their reports. The purpose of a credit...
August 10, 2012 - 12:00am
June 30, 2012
Five financial tips for single people
Almost half of all adult Americans--or nearly 100 million people--either have never been married or are divorced or widowed. Many of these people incorrectly decide that financial planning is something that only married people do, but it's always advisable to make sound financial...
June 30, 2012 - 10:39am
April 27, 2012
A.M. Best affirms Thrivent Financial for Lutherans A++ rating with stable outlook
A.M. Best has affirmed Thrivent Financial for Lutherans A++ (superior) rating as well as its stable outlook. The A++ rating is the highest of the ratings agency's 16 ratings categories. A.M. Best cited Thrivent Financial's strong capitalization and earnings, positive operating results,...
April 27, 2012 - 12:00am
April 15, 2012
Small business advice for National Financial Literacy Month
Seventy-six percent of Americans are stressed about money, according to research by the American Psychological Association, and more than two-thirds of employers say that contributed to higher health costs, employee absences and lost productivity.
April 15, 2012 - 4:01pm
March 17, 2012
Have you noticed if your paycheck is larger?
Congress recently extended the payroll tax cut, so millions of Americans will continue to receive a fatter paycheck. However, a recent National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) poll revealed that 66 percent of workers did not realize that their paychecks were larger, in spite...
March 17, 2012 - 12:37pm