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Rep. Collin Peterson to announce Monday whether he’ll seek re-election
Video: Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is held in Benson
Hearing Tuesday on appointing or electing Kandiyohi County officers
Judge orders change, Minn. sex offender program remains same
Collin Peterson to announce Monday whether he’ll seek re-election
Boys Basketball: BBE rallies in 2nd half to win Class A title
College Baseball: Ridgewater nearly beats top-ranked Iowa Western
Men's basketball: Badgers knock Gophers out of tournament
Girls basketball: NLS tops Sauk in OT to earn spot at state
Twins extend contract for closer Perkins
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
‘Chairs Gone Wild’ hits Spicer, Minn.
Bach — Smith
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
Louis Ronald Steffens
Robert "Bob" Terhell
Editorial: Dayton’s reasoning wrong on this issue
Letter: Stop the Keystone Pipeline
Letter: Recycle at school sports events
Letter: Misconceptions about wolves
Letter: Conventional wisdom vs. truth
December 27, 2013
Delta website glitch offers up tickets at rock-bottom rates
(Reuters) - A website glitch on Thursday morning caused some Delta Airlines fares to be offered at deep discounts to normal prices, including a reported roundtrip between New York and Los Angeles for $40. Delta on Thursday afternoon said the problem had been fixed, while saying...
December 27, 2013 - 7:59am
UPS glitches could boost U.S. delivery competition
NEW YORK (Reuters) - UPS (UPS.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) scrambled on Thursday to deliver packages that had failed to arrive in time for Christmas as the No. 1 U.S. ground delivery service sought to limit the fallout from the delays.
December 27, 2013 - 7:25am
December 26, 2013
U.S. holiday sales better than last year: MasterCard Advisors
(Reuters) - Sales during the 2013 U.S. holiday season grew from a year earlier as retailers used higher discounts and promotions to attract customers in a season with fewer shopping days, according to MasterCard Advisors. Holiday sales between November 1 and December 24 rose 2.3...
December 26, 2013 - 2:31pm
December 24, 2013
Shoppers in last-minute rush at area retailers
WILLMAR — Monday, the panic began to set in for last-minute Christmas shoppers. And though it’s a cliché to say men wait until the last minute, retailers in the area said they were indeed seeing a lot of male customers on Monday. Many said their last-minute sales would be topping...
December 24, 2013 - 7:00am
December 20, 2013
Video: Target's holiday hijacked by hack
Target's security breach came at the worst possible time- taking its focus away from the final holiday sales push- and into a damage control mode. Bobbi Rebell reports.
December 20, 2013 - 11:51am
December 18, 2013
January Business2Business: Meet the 5 Under 40 winners
We have many distinguished, longtime business leaders here who have made the Willmar area what it is today. But in looking forward, it’s important to acknowledge the future leaders we have here as well. That’s why we decided to start an annual “5 Under 40” issue. Read...
December 18, 2013 - 10:41am
FedEx posts higher second-quarter profit
(Reuters) - FedEx Corp (FDX.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) posted higher quarterly profit on Wednesday as the shipping company cut costs and its express delivery segment, its biggest business, made more money. FedEx earned $500 million, or $1.57 a share, in the second...
December 18, 2013 - 7:55am
Heather Thompson uses her talents, experiences to help others
Whether in her job at Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing, as a volunteer with the United Way or in her most important role as mom to two young children, Heather Thompson makes it a goal to positively impact everyone around her. As the firm administrator at CDS, Thompson, 37, works...
December 18, 2013 - 12:05am
Zack Liebl: As a part of the community, he wants to make a difference wherever he can
Juggling four jobs, several volunteer commitments and an upcoming political campaign might seem daunting to some people. But 25-year-old Zack Liebl makes it a point to be involved wherever and however he can, even if that means having a to-do list that never stops growing. A native...
December 18, 2013 - 12:04am
Kari Hickman rises to the challenge without sweating the small stuff
Twenty-nine-year-old Kari Hickman has learned to handle the stress in her life, no matter what challenge comes her way. Take all four of her CPA exams at once during tax season and pass on the first try? Check. Become a national expert and consultant in renewable identification...
December 18, 2013 - 12:03am
Nate Bork: A student of the world, there’s still no place like home
As an entrepreneur and small business owner, Nate Bork doesn’t have the luxury of three weeks’ vacation every year. Last year, he took a four-day vacation to Jamaica — not because he didn’t want to stay longer, but because that was all the time he could take away from work. The...
December 18, 2013 - 12:02am
Andrew Bjur uses his design-oriented mind to envision a better community
As an architect, Andrew Bjur has the opportunity to plan and create beautiful, efficient buildings for a variety of uses. In both his professional work and his community involvement, he has one goal with his designs: to make the Willmar community a better place to live and work. Born...
December 18, 2013 - 12:01am
Willmar Area Chamber to honor community leaders with three awards in February
When Lynn Johnson eventually retires, she will make room in her home for two prized possessions currently displayed in her Ridgewater College office: her Boston Marathon medal, and her Exemplary Leadership Award from the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. “It’s the biggest...
December 18, 2013 - 12:00am
December 16, 2013
General Motors to invest $1.3 billion in five U.S. plants
FLINT, Mich (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Monday it will invest nearly $1.3 billion at five U.S. plants to make a new transmission and boost output for a planned new engine as well as add a vehicle paint shop. GM, the No. 1 U.S. automaker, said the investment at the plants...
December 16, 2013 - 11:55am
Snowstorm unlikely to hurt holiday sales, analysts say
(Reuters) - The snowstorm that hit the Northeast and Midwest this past weekend is unlikely to hurt overall holiday sales, analysts say, even as the shorter shopping season makes every day crucial for retailers. The season, which has six fewer days than last year because of a late...
December 16, 2013 - 7:59am