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Increased demand driving growth: Willmar Area Food Shelf launches capital campaign
Tribune’s 2-pounder hits the street Wednesday
VFW Men’s Auxiliary assemble Thanksgiving meal packages for vets
Semi collides with tractor hauling farm equipment in U.S. Highway 71 accident
Dawson-Boyd falls to Minneota rush
Prep Football: Big plays doom NLS title hopes
Powers: Passive decision making dooms Vikings
College football: Gophers will play Wisconsin for Big Ten West crown
Source: Twins hire Neil Allen as pitching coach
'West Side Story' musical production opens tonight at Willmar, Minnesota, High School
Taylor Swift to return to Fargodome; tickets on sale next month
BNSF Railway derailment in N.D. snarls train traffic
Target U.S. sales beat expectations; Canada unit faces review due to losses
Vikings can’t maintain early lead; fall 21-13 to Bears
Suspicions, speculation grow amid FBI’s MN terror probe
Records published Nov. 13
Loretta E. Gardner
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Clinton G. Anderson
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Rickert — Rozendaal
Link — Nelson
Johnson — Fontaine
Editorial: It’s time to vote today
Explaining my own quote
Editorial: A review of our 2014 endorsements
Letter: Still searching for Danny
Letter: An honor to serve veterans
May 26, 2014
Jennie-O names Meehan retail product manager
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store announces that Dionne Meehan has been promoted to the position of product manager for the retail business team at Jennie-O Turkey Store at the Willmar corporate office location. Meehan has been with Jennie-O Turkey Store/Hormel for almost six years,...
May 26, 2014 - 11:44pm
Lakeview Ranch names Marco referral liaison
DASSEL — Lakeview Ranch announces Susan Marco of Dassel is the company’s referral liaison. Marco will manage existing and new relationships, build a network of providers to promote the best access to care for specialty dementia care services, and design and implement programs...
May 26, 2014 - 11:43pm
Solbreken joins United FCS
WILLMAR — Donovan Solbreken recently joined United FCS as a chattel evaluator. He will complete chattel appraisals primarily in the 10-county area served by the Minnesota retail marketplace of United FCS. Solbreken graduated from St. Cloud Technical College with a degree in machine...
May 26, 2014 - 11:42pm
Jennie-O Turkey Store names Simes to replace Freeland, Hoover promoted
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store announces that Ed Simes is being promoted to replace Jim Freeland as the plant manager at the Benson Avenue Plant. Simes has been with Hormel for 19 years and has been director of further processing-raw at Jennie-O Turkey Store since November 2012....
May 26, 2014 - 11:42pm
Local interpreting business expands services to offer instruction in cultural understanding
WILLMAR — An interpreting business in Willmar has expanded its services to include cultural competency training. Members of the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce participated in cultural training last week from the owners of West Central Interpreting Services. Over two hours,...
May 26, 2014 - 11:18pm
May 12, 2014
Chef/owner brings Italian menu to Spicer with his fourth Bello Cucina restaurant
SPICER –– When Jason Mueller opened an Italian restaurant in Morris eight years ago, he was chided for thinking that dishes he made — like...
May 12, 2014 - 11:36pm
May 11, 2014
Elmquist Jewelers ready to build new store in Willmar
WILLMAR — Longtime downtown Willmar business Elmquist Jewelers will break ground at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the store’s new location at 101 28th Avenue S.E. The public is invited. Elmquist will construct a new 3,838-square-foot store on one level at the site owned by the store for...
May 11, 2014 - 11:15pm
May 7, 2014
Hardee’s restaurant returning to Willmar
WILLMAR — A Marshall company is bringing Hardee’s restaurant back to Willmar. Har-Mar Foods Inc. has purchased the land and building of the former Wendy’s restaurant and former Hoja Asian restaurant and is remodeling the exterior and interior of the structure at 1704 First...
May 7, 2014 - 11:13pm
May 5, 2014
Radio with roots: In Benson, the more things change on air, the more they stay the same
BENSON — The proverbial saying “the more things change, the more they stay the same’’ could also be the business mantra in Benson, where radio station KSCR-FM/KBMO-AM is under new ownership. Justin Klinghagen and John Jennings, owners of KKLN 94.1 The Loon in Willmar, are...
May 5, 2014 - 11:16pm
April 28, 2014
Respect, dedication among values that helped North American State Bank reach 125th
WILLMAR — Christopher Borgerding decided he wanted to go into business for himself rather than work in his family’s bank in Melrose. The young German arrived in Belgrade to open a new bank on May 17, 1889. Next month, the bank he founded, North American State Bank, will celebrate...
April 28, 2014 - 11:40pm
April 21, 2014
Best Western Plus opening marks end of 3rd phase of reconstruction
WILLMAR — The opening earlier this month of the new Best Western Plus in Willmar marked completion of the third phase of a multimillion-dollar major reconstruction project undertaken by TPI Hospitality. Completion of Best Western Plus, formerly the Holiday Inn Willmar, is part...
April 21, 2014 - 11:18pm
April 10, 2014
Family Dollar to cuts jobs, plans to close about 350 stores
Family Dollar Stores Inc, seeking to reverse declining sales and profit, said on Thursday it would it would cut jobs, shut hundreds of underperforming...
April 10, 2014 - 10:00am
April 6, 2014
Green Mill reopens after extensive remodel
WILLMAR — The Green Mill Restaurant reopened this week to rave reviews, according to its general manager. “People love it,” Tim Mattern said. “We’ve gotten great reviews as far as the overall look of the restaurant. … We try to talk to every guest, and we’ve been getting...
April 6, 2014 - 10:53pm
April 2, 2014
BlackBerry severs sales ties with T-Mobile
TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd. said it would not renew a deal allowing T-Mobile US Inc to sell its products, a gamble by the smartphone maker as it struggles to stabilize its business under an aggressive new chief executive officer. The move comes just six weeks after a public...
April 2, 2014 - 9:54am
April 1, 2014
Nominatinations sought for B2B’s ‘5 Over 40’ issue in west central Minnesota
WILLMAR, Minn. — Career professionals make a huge impact on this area’s business community, and Business2Business would like to recognize...
April 1, 2014 - 9:55am