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ABC’s new ‘In An Instant’ re-creates the I-35W disaster
Man found dead on Mille Lacs reservation
Dayton plans Target meeting
Nuclear plant unit shut down
Dayton, Zelle visit Willmar today
Girls basketball: Dragons torch Bulldogs
Boys Basketball: Bluejays soar into state tournament
Women's Basketball: Gophers survive scare to reach Big Ten quarterfinals
The Insider: NDSU freshman Thunstedt named to Summit League’s All-Newcomer Team
Girls basketball roundup: MCA tops Lakers
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Harland A. Jeseritz
Birdie L. Swenson
Gloria J. Wiese
LuAnn V. Holtz
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
Krueger — Lingle
Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Editorial: Distracted driving is a risk that does kill
Editorial: It is time to fund Homeland Security
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
Boys Basketball: Bluejays soar into state tournament
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
March 25, 2014
GlenOaks expands services offered at Village Apartments in New London
NEW LONDON — Grace Living Community of GlenOaks of New London launched an expansion of services to the Village Apartments Feb. 1. A nurse and staff are now available whenever needed, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It was also decided to expand dining services to include...
March 25, 2014 - 12:44pm
Kramer is Grace Place program director
WILLMAR — Janine Kramer has been named program director of Grace Place of Willmar, a nonprofit, faith-based supportive Christian residential facility for women facing difficult life situations. Grace Place welcomes adult women without dependents with living skills and a safe...
March 25, 2014 - 9:26am
EDC names Schmoll business development specialist
WILLMAR — Connie Schmoll has joined the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission as the business development specialist. In this position, Schmoll will focus on EDC work in agriculture and renewable energy development throughout Kandiyohi County....
March 25, 2014 - 9:24am
March 20, 2014
April Business2Business: Inspiring, ecouraging and recognizing people who step up in their communities
Read the April issue of Business2Business here
March 20, 2014 - 2:51pm
Benefits of company volunteerism
Companies reap numerous benefits from employee volunteerism efforts, including: - Leveraging grant dollars Directing both a company’s contributions dollars and its employees’ time and talent to the same causes can sometimes produce results far greater than either could do...
March 20, 2014 - 10:04am
Tips on business volunteer programs
According to the Minnesota Council on Foundations, volunteerism is a key component of many companies' philanthropic and community affairs programs, including giving dollars to charity and giving of time. Nonprofit and community groups and organizations are in great need of capable,...
March 20, 2014 - 10:01am
Volunteering on the job
Every year Minnesota employees spend thousands of hours building homes with Habitat for Humanity, ringing Salvation Army bells, serving on boards of community organizations and collecting food for food shelves and raising funds for numerous nonprofit entities. Many of those volunteer...
March 20, 2014 - 9:52am
March 14, 2014
Quiznos files for bankruptcy protection
Sandwich chain Quiznos Corp filed for pre-packaged bankruptcy protection on Friday after struggling with high debt and stiff competition for years. The chain, known for pioneering the concept of toasted subs, said the restructuring would cut its debt by more than $400 million. ...
March 14, 2014 - 12:30pm
March 13, 2014
J.C. Penney turnaround faces big test with home goods relaunch
(Reuters) - J.C. Penney Co Inc (JCP.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is about to undo the centerpiece of former Chief Executive Officer Ron Johnson's failed vision to take the retailer upmarket.
March 13, 2014 - 7:29am
March 6, 2014
GM ratchets up truck discounts as U.S. sales skid
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) ratcheted up discounts in February on its full-size pickups, but it is telling Wall Street analysts that it intends to maintain premium pricing and margins on the trucks despite a drop in volume and...
March 6, 2014 - 6:58am