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New master plan addresses maintenance, repair issues at historic Willmar City Auditorium
Video: Bunnies and Chicks Featured at Library
RNs in midst of contract talks urge Willmar's Rice hospital to invest in its nurses
Master plan outlines upgrades to extend life of City Auditorium
Bluegrass Proteins acquires Dawson plant, begins hiring workers
NBA: Wolves, Adelman to part ways after three seasons
Prep Softball: Remaking the Saints
MLB: Vargas, Royals too much for Twins
NHL Playoffs: Wild blow late lead, lose to Avs
Twins walk past Blue Jays in Game 2 to sweep twin bill
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
Alice L. Shemon
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 Marshall Ramsey
Letter: Bill won’t end bullying
Editorial: Underage drinking is always dangerous
Editorial: Boston responds through strength, to reclaim it's
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
October 10, 2013
Editorial: Congress is failing military families
The federal government shutdown continues into its second week as Congress fails to act and fulfill its job. The latest fallout is impacting the military and veterans affairs benefits across the country. So while the U.S. Army’s Delta Force and the U.S. Navy Seal teams carried...
opinion / editorials
October 10, 2013 - 4:00am
March 27, 2013
High court skeptical of federal marriage law
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is indicating it could strike down the law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of federal benefits that go to married people. By Mark Sherman Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is indicating it...
news / nation
March 27, 2013 - 11:57am
High court hears case today on federal benefits for gays
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the second of back-to-back gay marriage cases, the Supreme Court is turning to a constitutional challenge to the law that prevents legally married gay Americans from collecting federal benefits generally available to straight married couples. WASHINGTON (AP)...
news / nation
March 27, 2013 - 6:26am
March 5, 2011
Letter: Benefits for the politicians?
The new federal health care law took another hit from a federal judge saying government cannot require Americans to have health insurance. I don't know if the new law is good, bad, some of each, or all of the above. This same judge is probably getting free health insurance and does...
opinion / letters
March 5, 2011 - 12:00am
January 15, 2011
Blessings are sought prior to vital review of ditch systems proceeds
WILLMAR -- The county is seeking the blessing of nearly 300 landowners to conduct a redetermination of benefits and assessments for two drainage...
news / local
January 15, 2011 - 12:00am
November 17, 2010
Redetermination of county ditch benefits under way on eight systems
WILLMAR -- A process to figure out how much certain landowners should pay to maintain public drainage ditch systems is under way in Kandiyohi County. The redetermination of benefits of 11 public ditch systems began this year. The process is nearly completed on eight systems that...
news / local
November 17, 2010 - 12:00am
November 2, 2010
Website helps families see if they qualify for assistance
WILLMAR -- Forty percent of Minnesota families that would be eligible for food support have not applied for it. Seventy percent of those eligible for energy assistance aren't receiving it. One-fifth of eligible families aren't claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or Working Family...
news / local
November 2, 2010 - 12:00am
July 22, 2010
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
opinion / cartoons
July 22, 2010 - 12:00am
March 3, 2010
GOP holdout gives in, Senate OKs jobless benefits
WASHINGTON (AP) - Putting a lone senator's cantankerous challenge behind it, the Senate is back to work on a $100 billion-plus bill reviving popular tax breaks and extending longer and more generous jobless benefits through the end of the year. Kentucky Republican Jim Bunning relented...
news / nation
March 3, 2010 - 10:45am
October 15, 2009
Rice Memorial Hospital reports its provided $18.5M in community benefits last year
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital provided $18.5 million worth of community benefits in 2008 -- more than 20 percent of the city-owned hospital's operating costs. The total includes benefits such as charity care, health fairs and free support groups for patients. The biggest chunk...
news / local / community
October 15, 2009 - 12:00am
August 11, 2009
Jobless complain about shabby state treatment
news / state
August 11, 2009 - 12:00am
Rice issues annual community benefit report
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital provided $17.8 million worth of community benefits -- ranging from charity care to free support groups and health fairs -- in 2006, according to a report released Wednesday to the hospital board of directors. The amount represents 20.9 percent of...
local / community
December 11, 2008 - 12:00am