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The boys of fall
Joint powers board names new regional transit system
Frailties of mental health system laid bare at local meeting
Beasts under the big top
Lane closure on Willmar Ave. S.E.
Prep Football: ACGC flattens Benson
NFL: Goodell promises changes to league's conduct policy
Tom Powers: Minnesota teaches the NFL a lesson
Prep Football: Zylstra, Wildcats upend Glencoe-SL
NFL: Zimmer knows how to deal with adversity
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Joan Rivers, queen of acid put-downs, dies at age 81
Kosak of Olivia receives Guard honor
Calvin LeRoy Isaacson
Gerald H. Olson
Kerry Lynn Schulz
Evelyn L. Reinke
Damrongnawin — Lundstrum
Leadens — Jans
Schmidt — Hagen
Stadem — Cuevas
Ciminski — Twist
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Commentary: When will Minnesota fix U.S. Highway 12?
Letter: A first-rate production
Letter: Spend political dollars locally
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
September 8, 2014
Kosak of Olivia receives Guard honor
Tony Kosak of Olivia received a 20-year service award from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for 20 plus years of dedicated volunteer service to ESGR. Kosak supported the Federal Service Employment and Reemployment Rights Act by providing guidance and direction to Guard...
September 8, 2014 - 12:01am
July 28, 2014
No arguing with WAM-BC’s numbers: Businesses who work with the center continue to find success
WILLMAR — Using solid business practices, one-on-one relationships and cultural understanding has translated into growing success for the Willmar Area Multicultural Business Center in downtown Willmar. When it comes to small business survival, the center has flipped national statistics...
July 28, 2014 - 11:15pm
July 8, 2014
Menk is financial analyst at United FCS
WILLMAR — Wendy Menk recently joined United FCS as a financial analyst in the Willmar office. As part of the underwriting function for the association, the financial analyst analyzes loan application requests for new or renewed loans and is an integral part of the credit delivery...
July 8, 2014 - 11:02am
CDS names Steinbeisser senior accountant
WILLMAR — The partners at Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing announce that Kari Steinbeisser has been promoted to senior accountant. Steinbeisser is a certified public accountant, certified fraud examiner and governmental auditor and has been with Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing PLLP...
July 8, 2014 - 11:01am
Jennie-O Turkey Store promotes Burgmeier to coordinator
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store announces that Marilla Burgmeier has been promoted to the position of special projects coordinator for the research and development team at the corporate office at Jennie-O Turkey Store. Burgmeier joined Jennie-O Turkey Store in August 2013 as a...
July 8, 2014 - 11:00am
UCare honors ACMC
WILLMAR — Affiliated Community Medical Centers was honored for delivering high-quality care to UCare’s Medicaid members and received a second award for delivering high-quality disability care to UCare’s members at UCare’s sixth annual “A Salute to Excellence!” event June...
July 8, 2014 - 10:57am
July 1, 2014
Hormel Foods to buy Muscle Milk products maker CytoSport Holdings
(Reuters) — Hormel Foods Corp. said it would buy CytoSport Holdings Inc. for about $450 million, to add Muscle Milk sports nutrition products to its portfolio of brands. Hormel Foods said it expects the deal to be neutral to earnings in 2014 and add about 5 cents to earnings by...
July 1, 2014 - 10:41pm
Lamecker's General Store puts it together in Kerkhoven
KERKHOVEN — Kerkhoven knows what its got, now that it’s back. Scott Lamecker opened the doors of Lamecker’s General Store on Monday, and in so doing returned two basic retail services to the community of just over 700 people in Swift County. Lamecker’s General Store...
July 1, 2014 - 9:47am
June 23, 2014
Jennie-O Turkey Store promotes Orbeck, Prentice accepts new position
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store announces that Berni Orbeck has been promoted to the position of production coordinator at the Melrose plant. Orbeck has been with Jennie-O Turkey Store since 2012. Before accepting this position, she was the company store and school outreach coordinator. Travis...
June 23, 2014 - 11:02pm
Job Service honors Willmar woman
WILLMAR — Marian Bloom of Willmar was recognized as the 2014 state Job Service employee of the year at the state Department of Employment and Economic Development’s 2014 joint counselor training in June in Rochester. Bloom has been a Job Service employee for 38 years. The award...
June 23, 2014 - 11:01pm
Honda and others recall nearly 3 million vehicles over air bag flaw
TOKYO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co and other Japanese automakers on Monday recalled almost 3 million cars with potentially explosive air...
June 23, 2014 - 11:11am
June 18, 2014
July issue of Business 2 Business features five professionals over 40 doing great things
We have many distinguished, longtime business leaders here who have helped make the Willmar area what it is today. That’s why, after a successful “5 Under 40” issue, we decided to publish a “5 Over 40” issue as well. We asked businesses and community members to nominate...
June 18, 2014 - 11:09am
June 16, 2014
From picking up a shovel to decades of success: Family-owned TerWisscha Construction celebrates 50 years
WILLMAR — John TerWisscha began his construction career in the summer of 1954 digging footings with a shovel for Mel Werder. Werder was building a hog barn 4 miles south of Willmar. “I asked if Mel had any work for a dude like me,’’ recalls TerWisscha who had returned in...
June 16, 2014 - 11:45pm
New London, Spicer EDAs launch business retention effort
NEW LONDON — Over the next several weeks, businesses in the New London and Spicer area will have an opportunity to help the New London and Spicer Economic Development Authorities better understand the issues facing area businesses. The two EDAs, assisted by the University of Minnesota...
June 16, 2014 - 11:40pm
Kurth staffs Strehlow office in Cosmos
COSMOS — Insurance by Strehlow of Willmar opened a branch office June 3 within Home State Bank in Cosmos to better serve the area with the delivery of auto, home, business, farm, truck, life and health insurance products. This office will primarily be staffed by Kelly Kurth, certified...
June 16, 2014 - 11:39pm