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Fire kills Brainerd man; building a complete loss
Gaylord to pay immigrant detained by officers
MnSCU chancellor, faculty call a truce
Leaner Target worries Minnesota
Sun pads blizzard’s punch
NHL: Wild beat Ottawa in shootout
Winter storm postpones 7 area postseason basketball games
Tom Powers: Guardado’s life was good, but Twins needed him
Girls Basketball: NLS spreading the wealth
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Donna M. Vigil
Dennis "Denny" Lee Schultz
Lola June Gay
Donna M. Vigil
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
Krueger — Lingle
Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Editorial: It is time to fund Homeland Security
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
February 19, 2014
Family-owned banks place emphasis on customer service, community involvement
As a sixth grader, Cara Mulder started working at PrinsBank in Prinsburg, scanning microfilm and doing other menial tasks. Years later, Cara now serves as vice president of the same bank, under her father and bank president Mike Mulder. Her brother, Kevin Mulder, also serves as...
February 19, 2014 - 1:05am
January 20, 2011
Caution urged when pulling up to intersections obstructed by snow; shoveling tips offered
Staff reports As residents in Willmar and other west central Minnesota towns continue removing snow from driveways, the height of snow banks is becoming hazardous. The following is a list of safety concerns to consider when shoveling and blowing snow. - Fire hydrant clearing --...
news / local
January 20, 2011 - 12:00am
August 16, 2010
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
opinion / cartoons
August 16, 2010 - 12:00am
January 12, 2010
AP source: Obama considers levy for rescued firms
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Targeting an industry whose political deafness has vexed his administration, President Barack Obama is weighing recovering tax dollars from government-rescued financial institutions with a levy. The proposed levy could put Obama on the popular side of public opinion...
news / nation
January 12, 2010 - 7:45am
October 7, 2009
71 Minnesota banks closely watched
ST. PAUL -- Regulators are working with 71 of 426 Minnesota-based banks to make sure they do not fail, but bank and credit union officials say...
news / state
October 7, 2009 - 12:00am
September 23, 2009
Local banks to host group blood drive Friday
WILLMAR -- Five local banks are hoping for community participation as they host an American Red Cross blood drive Friday in Willmar. "The banks have never done this before. This is new. We're rolling up our sleeves together here for a collaborative effort," said Deb Van Buren of...
news / local
September 23, 2009 - 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
March 25, 2009
Obama says his plan 'inseparable' from U.S. recovery
WASHINGTON -- President Obama said Tuesday his attempts to lead the nation out of economic turmoil are beginning to yield results, and toned...
news / nation
March 25, 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
January 22, 2009
Letter: Recovery is up to all of us
The news media tells us that the feds gave the large banks billions to rescue the housing industry. Instead of helping out "Joe the plumber" with the threatened home foreclosures, the big banks cannibalized smaller banks to make themselves bigger. Greed. Those responsible should...
January 22, 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