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Sturgis may hit 1 million visitors to mark 75 years of motorcycle rallies
Willmar’s 2016 capital spending proposal reviewed ahead of report to be given at Monday meeting
Records published Aug. 1
Clara City man dies when pontoon tips near Sunburg
Motorcycle safety training recommended for even the most seasoned riders
Tough schedule could make — or break — Gophers’ season
Stingers rally past Loggers
Legion Baseball: Steffel, BOLD pitch shutout in state opener
Twins get some bullpen help; acquire Jepsen from Rays
Mariners' Walker one-hits Twins
Grove City man hopes to find success in tough rap business
New London, Minn., to celebrate 150 years by remembering and enjoying its past
Through sewing, two people learn the gift of mentorship
Ahrenholz — Hellinga
Beseman — Palmer
McGuiggan — Wotzka
A fresh take on soup & salad
Gaile M. Edman
Judy Ann Olson
Sheryl A. Grindy
Gail Annette Poirier
Marvin M. Peterson
Letter: Take responsibility, Obama
Letter: The end of the American experiment
Editorial: Trump’s mouth will be his own undoing
Editorial: Thanks, Councilman Dokken, for your service
Editorial: Willmar District makes iPads successful
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....
business / local
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...
News / local
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...
opinion / letters / business
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...
letters / community
October 7, 2008 - 12:00am