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Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
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Vernon "Bud" Blindt
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Cartoon by Bruce Plante
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April 14, 2013
Likely tax cheats flock South, West
WASHINGTON — Worried the Internal Revenue Service might target you for an audit? You probably should be if you own a small business in one of the wealthy suburbs of Los Angeles. By Stephen Ohlemacher Associated Press WASHINGTON — Worried the Internal Revenue Service might target...
April 14, 2013 - 10:42pm
April 12, 2012
Willmar, Minn., hospital reports 6% profit in '11 but seeing gains erode this year
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital had the best financial performance in 2011 in at least five years, earning a 6 percent overall return on total revenue of more than $100 million. That translates into a $6 million profit that can be plowed back into services, improvements and new...
April 12, 2012 - 12:00am
April 9, 2011
Audit: Rice Hospital sees gains in cash flow, balance sheet
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital fared slightly better than the financial break-even point last year, its best performance since 2007. The gains weren't large.
April 9, 2011 - 12:00am
NLS takes look at its AYP plans, report on audit, too
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School Board on Monday reviewed district and site improvement plans required by No Child Left Behind. Both plans are required because the district and Prairie Woods Elementary School are not making adequate yearly progress toward having 100 percent...
November 9, 2010 - 12:00am
November 6, 2010
Willmar School Board meets Monday
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the board room on the first floor of the Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W. The board is scheduled to discuss the audit of fiscal year 2010. They will meet with representatives of from Conway,...
November 6, 2010 - 12:00am
October 27, 2010
ACGC audit shows decrease in district's expenses, but slow stabilization overall
COSMOS -- An audit of the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District shows reductions in expenses has resulted in an increase in the net assets and reserve fund for the 2009-10 school year. But the state's delayed aid payment has weakened the district's cash fund. In a report to the...
October 27, 2010 - 12:00am
July 7, 2010
County task force to begin studying landfill's future
A new task force is about to begin studying the future of the Kandiyohi County Landfill. The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners appointed...
July 7, 2010 - 12:00am
March 23, 2010
Despite $1.5M loss on failed Big Stone plan, MUC ends year with nearly $600K in assets
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities finished 2009 with net assets of almost $600,000 after all revenues and operating expenses and other costs were calculated, according to the annual audit presented Monday to the Municipal Utilities Commission. The audit, presented by Larry...
March 23, 2010 - 12:00am
February 9, 2010
Voters in Watson to decide governance; special election may settle town dispute
WATSON -- Voters in Watson will soon have a say in one of the disputes that has divided the community. A special election will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb.
February 9, 2010 - 12:00am
April 4, 2009
Rice finances break even for 2008
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital's finances were just above the break-even point in 2008, according to the city-owned hospital's official audit that was released Friday. The hospital and its associated entities -- Rice Home Medical and the Rice Care Center -- earned a $200,000 profit...
April 4, 2009 - 12:00am
January 22, 2009
County hears audit report
WILLMAR -- A state audit of Kandiyohi County's 2007 finances uncovered some deficiencies in internal control and how some items were reported, but there were no instances of noncompliance with the financial statement. Chuck Knandel, from the state auditor's office, presented a brief...
January 22, 2009 - 12:00am
November 19, 2008
Audit for Benson Schools shows numbers in the black
BENSON -- Independent auditors for Benson Public Schools said Monday the district will boast positive numbers for its 2008 budget and general fund. According to Superintendent Lee Westrum, the district will have a budget surplus of $120,966 by the end of the year. Westrum said Tuesday...
November 19, 2008 - 12:00am
November 11, 2008
Audit shows $100,000 increase in New London- Spicer's general fund
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School Board has approved a fiscal 2008 audit that shows the district gained more than $100,000 in its general fund since last year. Figures were presented by Jim Gilman and Darrin Ogdahl of Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing, PLLP during Monday's board...
November 11, 2008 - 12:00am
October 28, 2008
Audit shows Willmar Schools has shrinking fund balance
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School District has seen its enrollment and its unreserved fund balance shrink in recent years, but it ended the 2008 fiscal year with a balance equal to 10 percent of expenditures, according to information from the district's annual audit. Paul Harvego, an...
October 28, 2008 - 12:00am
September 9, 2008
Advanced Placement courses at NLS pass national audit
NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer High School's six Advanced Placement courses have passed a national audit completed by college and university professors. During Monday's NLS School Board meeting, Principal Kevin Acquard reported the curriculum of work provided to students of the...
September 9, 2008 - 12:00am