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Hundreds gather to mourn U of M student from Lake Elmo who went missing, presumed dead
Mental health hospital opens apartment building
Rolling Stones to play in Minneapolis on June 3
University professor charged with smuggling ivory, rhinoceros horns
Expert: Welcome tomfoolery at work
NBA: Hot-shooting Raptors get best of Wolves
MLB: Twins set pitching staff
NHL: Wild on the brink of playoffs
Tom Powers: Vikings’ draft options remain wide open
Area golf courses in full swing
Apple Watch launches April 24 for up to $17,000 in rose gold
Phyllis J. (nee Hesse) Miller
Ardell E. Loven
Doris L. Knutson
Greg "Butch" Erickson
Maynard J. Chan
Post — Veldkamp
Gatewood — Moenkedick
Kohlman — Zahnow
Henry — Koch
Hoese — Klema
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Letter: Willmar school issues
Letter: Veterans, you are needed
Commentary: Harry Reid vs. the Smooth Deal
Commentary: Disability services in critical need of funding
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
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