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Radar data suggests missing Malaysia plane deliberately flown way off course
Funeral for high school senior Tuesday at ACGC gym
'Into The Wild' hunter fatally shot by police in Alaska
Train spills small amount of fuel in central Minnesota
Massive car pileup in Ohio kills three, injures state trooper
Wild edge Rangers
Vikings sign former Panthers corner Munnerlyn, bring Fred Evans back
Girls Basketball: NLS-Sauk Centre tickets on sale until noon Friday
Powers: Perk conquers Perry’s Peak; more to come?
Girls basketball: NLS can dead-end ’Streeters’ 6AA run
Willmar, Minn., native rolls out second book in series; third book in the works
Music Matters: West Central Tribune music aficionados take a look at the songs of 2013
Cardettes Dance Show is tonight at Kennedy Elementary in Willmar, Minn.
Willmar, Minn., Middle School stage production 'Alice in Wonderland Jr.' opens run tonight
Harold Ramis remembered as 'Buddha of Comedy'
Target warns data breach could hurt future profit
Quiznos files for bankruptcy protection
J.C. Penney turnaround faces big test with home goods relaunch
GM ratchets up truck discounts as U.S. sales skid
U.S. auto sales beat expectations, setting up strong March
AG Church opens Kidsworld to public in Willmar, Minn.
W.C. Minn. YES! students enjoy ground-floor look at emerging economy based on passive solar technology (with video)
Mix it up with some quinoa
Willmar, Minn., curling officials headed to Switzerland for world competition
Staley — Coleman
Kenneth "Ken" L. Johnson
Robert "Bob" Terhell
Louis R. Steffens
Zachary J. Junkermeier
Letter: Conventional wisdom vs. truth
Letter: Anti-bully rules help innocent
Letter: Conventional wisdom vs. truth
Editorial: D-B and ACGC schools suffer tragic loss
Letter: Wolf hunt is unnecessary
February 6, 2014
GM quarterly profit misses estimate, shares drop
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co posted a weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter profit on Thursday as results in North America, Asia and South America disappointed, sending shares down more than 3 percent in premarket trading.
February 6, 2014 - 8:16am
February 4, 2014
Microsoft names Nadella as CEO, Thompson as chairman
SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp named 22-year company veteran Satya Nadella as its next chief executive officer on Tuesday and said co-founder Bill Gates would step down as chairman and advise the new CEO on technology, marking an epochal change of control at the company that drove the PC...
February 4, 2014 - 11:58am
Wal-Mart to invest $500 million in Canada, create 7,500 jobs
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Tuesday it would invest about $500 million this year to strengthen its presence in Canada, creating more than 7,500 jobs including construction. The investments include more than $376 million for store projects, $91 million for distribution...
February 4, 2014 - 9:00am
February 2, 2014
Budweiser's 'Puppy Love' scores buzz in Super Bowl ad battle (with videos)
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES - Budweiser commercials about a returning soldier and a love-struck puppy emerged as winners in the high-stakes brand battle during football's Super Bowl, as advertisers used Hollywood stars and slick cars to woo consumers.
February 2, 2014 - 8:30am
January 31, 2014
Help wanted: Obama calls on CEOs to take on long-term jobless
WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet on Friday with the leaders of more than 20 big companies which have agreed not to discriminate against the long-term unemployed, part of his initiatives to get the jobless back to work.
January 31, 2014 - 10:42am
January 29, 2014
Nominate a ‘behind-the-scenes’ employee for Tribune special section
Do you have an employee at your office who works diligently behind the scenes, keeping everyone on track but never receiving credit for their skills and efforts? In the West Central Tribune’s upcoming Focus section, publishing in April, we would like to highlight the people in...
January 29, 2014 - 12:04am
January 23, 2014
Toyota retains global auto crown in 2013, sees strong 2014
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp retained its rank as the world's best-selling automaker last year, beating out rivals General Motors Co. and Volkswagen AG for the second year in a row as the weak yen underpinned sales overseas. Toyota sales rose 2 percent in 2013 to 9.98 million...
January 23, 2014 - 1:40pm
McDonald's sales miss as fewer customers visit its restaurants
(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp (MCD.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) reported weaker-than-expected quarterly revenue as fewer customers ate at its restaurants, partly due to severe winter weather in the United States. The fast-food chain also reported a 0.1 percent decline...
January 23, 2014 - 12:02pm
February Business2Business: Corporate wellness programs, snow removal and more
Read the February issue of Business2Business here.
January 23, 2014 - 10:15am
Companies invest in employees’ health through corporate wellness programs
Last winter, TerWisscha Construction divided its 12 office employees into two teams and pitted them against each other in a friendly weight loss competition. Over the course of seven months, TerWisscha employees tracked their physical activity, which could include anything from...
January 23, 2014 - 12:06am
5 tips for creating a healthier office
If you’d like to promote a healthier culture within your business but have no idea where to begin, Kelly Tauber, ReYou wellness coordinator at Rice Memorial Hospital, and Britney Lingl, health and wellness director at the Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA, offer these tips. Get...
January 23, 2014 - 12:05am
Getting rid of the white stuff
By Carlienne A. Frisch, B2B freelance writer At this time of year we try to move quickly from our car to our destination. As we cross a parking lot, we probably don’t give a thought to the people who cleared the recent snowfall to provide us with sure footing and easy access...
January 23, 2014 - 12:03am
Snow removal tips for DIY’ers
Gary Hillenbrand, owner of Hillenbrand Lawn Service in Willmar, offers these snow removal safety tips for do-it-yourself’ers The older you are, the more careful you need to be if you shovel your own sidewalk. Regardless of age, the following safety tips apply: Lift with...
January 23, 2014 - 12:02am
January 22, 2014
Target cuts 475 jobs in Minnesota offices, spokeswoman says
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Target Corp (TGT.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is cutting 475 jobs at its offices in Minnesota, where it is based, a spokeswoman for the third-largest U.S. retailer said on Wednesday.
January 22, 2014 - 2:26pm
Target to stop healthcare coverage for part-time workers
(Reuters) - Target Corp said it will stop offering health coverage to part-time workers, citing new public insurance exchanges floated by the U.S. government. Less than 10 percent of the company's 361,000 employees currently participate in the insurance plan that is...
January 22, 2014 - 10:36am