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North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
White House official: deal to avoid government shutdown could come today
'Happy Days' Star Erin Moran Dies at 56
Willmar School Board to have special meeting, workshop Monday
Minnesota's 2014 top teacher uses experience to help other educators -- and parents
Superior Hiking Trail Association hires new leader
The Wild didn't get the job done
Wild couldn't produce in playoffs
Blues oust Wild on Paajarvi OT goal
Local Roundup: Cards tennis team clips Litchfield
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
December 17, 2016
U.S. proposes requiring vehicles to 'talk' to each other to avoid crashes
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Transportation Department this week proposed requiring all new cars and trucks to be able to "talk" to one another using short-range wireless technology to potentially avoid tens of thousands of crashes annually. Regulators, which first announced plans...
December 17, 2016 - 6:27am
May 12, 2016
Longtime auto seller joins Yarmon Ford
PAYNESVILLE — Rick Schroeder, who has 20 years in the automotive business, is now part of the Yarmon Ford team in Paynesville. Schroeder previously worked with Don and Vern’s and with Mills Ford, both of Willmar, before going to Paynesville. Schroeder lives in Raymond with his...
May 12, 2016 - 5:17am
January 2, 2014
U.S. December auto sales seen up 4 percent
DETROIT (Reuters) - December U.S. auto sales, spurred by end-of-the-year bargains, likely rose about 4 percent from a year earlier, industry analysts said.
January 2, 2014 - 7:56am
April 24, 2013
Ford first quarter profit rises 15 percent to $1.6B
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford says net income rose 15 percent in the first quarter to $1.6 billion as record North American profits overcame weakness...
April 24, 2013 - 6:34am
April 15, 2013
Ford, GM to collaborate on new transmissions
DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors and Ford are putting aside their longstanding rivalry to work together to develop a new generation of fuel-efficient...
April 15, 2013 - 1:12pm
April 2, 2013
Chrysler US sales up 5 percent in March
DETROIT (AP) -- Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 5 percent last month from a year ago. The automaker says it sold almost 172,000 cars and trucks in March. It was the company's best sales month since December 2007. The increase is another sign that U.S. auto sales continue to be a...
April 2, 2013 - 7:50am
March 15, 2013
Strong auto output boosts US factory production
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A strong increase in auto output boosted U.S. factory production last month, the latest sign that manufacturing is helping drive economic growth after lagging for much of 2012. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- A strong increase...
March 15, 2013 - 12:29pm
March 6, 2013
Fed survey: US economy growing moderately
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Federal Reserve survey showed the U.S. economy expanded in all parts of the country in January and February, helped by strong auto sales, a continued recovery in housing and improved job prospects. By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) --...
March 6, 2013 - 1:13pm
February 17, 2013
Danica Patrick wins pole for NASCAR's Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Danica Patrick has won the Daytona 500 pole, becoming the first woman to secure the top spot for any Sprint Cup race. It was the biggest achievement of her four-year NASCAR career. Patrick went out eighth in the qualifying session Sunday and covered the...
February 17, 2013 - 2:47pm
January 30, 2013
Chrysler profit jumps on higher sales
DETROIT (AP) -- Just three years out of bankruptcy, Chrysler posted a $1.7 billion profit in 2012 and said it expects to earn more than $2 billion this year. Improving U.S. auto sales - and better products at Chrysler - were the big reasons for the vast improvement over 2011's profit...
January 30, 2013 - 8:16am
January 3, 2013
US auto sales end 2012 on strong note
DETROIT (AP) -- Strong U.S. sales in December capped a remarkable year for the auto industry - especially Japanese brands - and 2013 should be even better. Sales of new cars and trucks are expected to total 14.5 million after all carmakers announce figures on Thursday. That is 13...
January 3, 2013 - 1:49pm
October 1, 2012
Ridgewater College auto programs need more cars
WILLMAR -- In order to learn how to fix car engines, transmissions, bodies and bumpers, the students at Ridgewater College's auto repair programs...
October 1, 2012 - 12:00am
September 4, 2012
Some cool cars in Sunburg, Minn.
September 4, 2012 - 12:00am
September 1, 2012
Motorsports: KRA Speedway results
KRA Speedway Thursday at Willmar (Wissota) MIDWEST MODIFIEDS -- Feature: 1. Brian Haben, Holloway 2. Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls 3. Shane Sabraski, Rice 4. Ryan Buer, Atwater 5. Dustin Auld, Greenfield 6. Peewee Kuhnau, Litchfield 7. Jon Olmscheid, Elrosa 8. Ryan Bratz, Litchfield...
September 1, 2012 - 12:15am
August 28, 2012
NASCAR needs Kyle Busch to be himself
By Jenna Fryer An Associated Press Column Kyle Busch seems awfully unhappy these days. That's unfortunate for Busch, and it's bad for NASCAR. It's...
August 28, 2012 - 12:00am