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State seeking Adopt a Highway volunteers, program saves state $6 million
Federal judge strikes down Minn. rules on out-of-state power plants
Willmar City Council to meet Monday evening
Willmar Schools realigning program for English Learners to serve greater number of students
Kandiyohi County formalizes advisory committee for AIS prevention efforts
NHL Playoffs: Minnesota’s net still belongs to Bryzgalov
Prep Softball: Tribune area previews
NFL: 49ers put Kaepernick contract talks on hold
College Athletics: Foss, Fragodt honored as UMAC’s top scholar-athletes
The Insider: More Boston Marathon entrants from area listed
Stephen Colbert named to takeover 'Late Show' on CBS
4-part harmony on stage Saturday at WEAC in Willmar, Minn.
Bemidji featured as FX posts first seven minutes of 'Fargo' series
Mickey Rooney, versatile actor and master showman, dies At 93
David Letterman to retire from CBS 'Late Show' In 2015
Family Dollar to cuts jobs, plans to close about 350 stores
Green Mill reopens after extensive remodel
BlackBerry severs sales ties with T-Mobile
Nominatinations sought for B2B’s ‘5 Over 40’ issue in west central Minnesota
GlenOaks expands services offered at Village Apartments in New London
Donna J. Alberts
Cornelius "Cornie" Zondervan
Michael W. Pelkey
For area Magic: The Gathering fans, it’s more than just a game
Twitter rolls out new look to user profile pages
Motorcycle safety: Training key to saving lives this riding season
Valle — Steinhaus
Monson — Wetterling
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Commentary: Irrigation helps U.S. farmers feed the world
Letter: A need to help homeless
Commentary: Supreme oligarchy
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
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
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