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Court-ordered mediation between Dayton, Legislature falls apart
Russian hackers targeted Minnesota's elections website
Twin Cities homeowner fights off intruder using his rifle
Walmart wants to send people into your house to stock the fridge - even when you're not home
Hudson, Wis., says pink paint job on downtown beauty shop has to go
Minnesota United's Ibson near the top in many league categories
Three MLB teams to extend netting following Yankee Stadium incident
NFL vows 'vigorous' fight against Aaron Hernandez CTE lawsuit
Vikings QB Bradford to miss second straight game
Injured Vikings QB Sam Bradford expected to miss second straight game
Minnesota and North Dakota share the most popular wedding song, but can you guess what it is?
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
'It's important to stand up to bullies': Actress Rebel Wilson wins record amount in defamation case
Printer Andy Kahmann of Montevideo named 2017 Prairie Disciple
Country Quilters show is this weekend in Willmar
'Almost Saved, But Lost' details snowstorm: New London native publishes book on 1873 blizzard that killed 12 people in Kandiyohi County
'Idiots' worth a visit at The Barn Theatre in Willmar
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Tribune Editorial: TIF proposal for First Street block is a good idea
Watching "Vietnam," rethinking one's own youth
Commentary: Supporting Trump is perfectly normal behavior
Finders keepers doesn't apply to kindness
GREAT INDOORS: Oozing with fall flavors, spiced rum adds richness to pumpkin cobbler
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball is back in full force
WCT Sports Show: Week One Pigskin Picks
Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
October 2, 2013
Bank of America, Wells Fargo to improve mortgage servicing plans
WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Bank of America and Wells Fargo once again agreed to improve their mortgage servicing processes, after state and federal authorities said the banks were still not properly handling requests from struggling borrowers.
October 2, 2013 - 2:27pm
September 12, 2013
U.S. consumer bureau warns employers, banks on payroll cards
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. consumer watchdog warned on Thursday that employers cannot require workers to be paid using prepaid payroll cards, which are used as an alternative to traditional paychecks or directly depositing wages.
September 12, 2013 - 2:49pm
August 27, 2013
United Prairie Bank in Spicer, Minn., promotes McDonnell
SPICER — United Prairie Bank of Spicer announces the recent promotion of longtime team member Ruth McDonnell. She has been serving customers in the deposit area for a number of years and will now be adding lending to her duties. “Ruth will continue to exceed our customers’...
August 27, 2013 - 8:06am
August 12, 2013
Central Minnesota Credit Union honored
Central Minnesota Credit Union, with offices in Belgrade, Paynesville and several other locations, was recently ranked 22nd in the Top 50 credit unions in the nation in 2012, according to SNL Financial. SNL graded the best-performing credit unions using five core financial performance...
August 12, 2013 - 7:23am
July 9, 2013
United Prairie in Spicer, Minn., promotes McDonnell
SPICER — United Prairie Bank of Spicer announces the recent promotion of longtime team member Ruth McDonnell. McDonnell has been serving customers in the deposit area of the bank for a number of years and will now be adding lending to her duties. McDonnell has been with...
July 9, 2013 - 8:00am
May 29, 2013
U.S. banks report record earnings of $40.3B for Q1
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. banks earned more from January through March than during any quarter on record, buoyed by greater income from fees and fewer losses from bad loans.
May 29, 2013 - 10:05am
November 13, 2012
Bebler joins North American State Bank in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Sandy Bebler has joined North American State Bank as a mortgage lender. Bank president Dean Perry said Bebler brings solid mortgage lending expertise to the position. She will work from the bank's Willmar office, 2800 South First Street, and can be reached at 320-441-6251....
November 13, 2012 - 12:00am
February 8, 2011
Despite other options, savings account remains an essential for consumers
WILLMAR -- Heritage Bank does most of its business at the community banks it owns in rural Minnesota towns such as Willmar and Pennock. But when...
February 8, 2011 - 12:00am
June 9, 2009
Recession put banks at forefront, but despite tough times, local community banks are still faring well
WILLMAR -- When the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. issued its first-quarter report last month on bank performance, some of the news was concerning. The number of banks in distress is on the rise, and some analysts predict that a handful of community banks in Minnesota might fail...
June 9, 2009 - 12:00am
May 20, 2009
Minneapolis Fed boss says lessons need to be learned on economy
WILLMAR -- The recession is likely to persist for several more months, but there are signs that recovery is "not too far off," a Federal Reserve...
May 20, 2009 - 12:00am
May 9, 2009
Federal Reserve Bank official to speak in Willmar
WILLMAR -- Gary Stern, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, will speak in Willmar this month at an event hosted by the Young Professionals group of the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. Stern's talk, on "Financial Conditions and...
May 9, 2009 - 12:00am
March 5, 2009
Letter: Power of household spending
If the economy is 80 percent dependent on household spending, what if the government gave the money to people instead of the very banks that drove the world economy into the dirt? About two trillion dollars ($2,000,000,000,000) have been committed to saving the economy. The March...
March 5, 2009 - 12:00am
October 11, 2008
A lesson in banking history
It is true as John H. Burns (Public Forum, Oct. 7) states, Judgment Day is at hand. He needs to go back and read a little banking history. Our independent banks were quite adequate until 1938, when government stuck itself into the banking industry by establishing Fannie Mae. They...
October 11, 2008 - 12:00am
October 7, 2008
Community banks still safe
In these times of financial crisis and billion-dollar rescue plans, there's one financial institution that you can still count on -- your independently owned community bank. Economic conditions and business cycles constantly change, but independent community banks have proven to...
October 7, 2008 - 12:00am