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Food, lodging inspections show improvement in Kandiyohi, Renville counties
Two injured in Renville County crash
Prairie protection to be part of Renville County park study
Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
Alaska man injured in morning rollover in New London Township
Girls Basketball: Cards streak by Alex
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wild with win in St. Paul
Boys Basketball: Montevideo overpowers YME
Boys Basketball: Dragons edge NLS
Boys Basketball: Eisenbacher's double-double leads ACGC
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Howard J. Powers
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
Harrop commentary: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
May 2, 2016
Willmar city staff see early retirement incentive as earned benefit they want to maintain
WILLMAR — The City Hall conference room was full of city staff Wednesday as the Willmar City Council discussed whether to sunset the early retirement incentive policy which grants qualifying employees a monthly stipend to help pay for health insurance if they retire early. Currently,...
May 2, 2016 - 12:05am
March 10, 2016
Senators pass Iron Range unemployment extension
ST. PAUL — Two Iron Range senators made emotional pleas Thursday to extend unemployment benefits for thousands of men and women who have lost...
March 10, 2016 - 10:42pm
January 5, 2016
Minnesota would not have to pay for miner unemployment benefits extension
ST. PAUL — Minnesota taxpayers would not pay if the state Legislature approves extending unemployment benefits for laid-off miners. Hundreds of miners will run out of unemployment benefits before the Legislature convenes in regular session March 8. Gov. Mark Dayton and Iron Range...
January 5, 2016 - 11:17pm
November 12, 2015
Dayton seeks special session to extend unemployment benefits for laid-off miners
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton wants Minnesota lawmakers to meet in a special legislative session to extend unemployment benefits for laid-off miners. The state projects that 596 miners will run out of regular unemployment payments before the Legislature is slated to return to work...
November 12, 2015 - 9:05pm
May 22, 2015
Kandiyohi County ranks eighth in state for veteran grant program
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County ranks in the top 10 in Minnesota for the amount of financial assistance that is provided to local veterans for basic...
May 22, 2015 - 11:28pm
April 4, 2015
Benson company denies claims of discrimination, unlawful practices
BENSON — A Benson business has denied a Willmar woman’s allegations of discrimination and unlawful practices at the business, arguing also that the case should be dismissed because she has no basis to bring forth the lawsuit. Carey Hodapp, who formerly worked on-site at CNH...
April 4, 2015 - 1:15am
August 17, 2014
Encouraging cycle therapy: Pedal and Roll coming to town to promote benefits of activity for Parkinson’s disease
WILLMAR — Going for a bicycle ride might be one of the last things that someone with Parkinson’s disease feels capable of doing. But there’s...
August 17, 2014 - 11:02pm
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...
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...
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)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
November 2, 2010 - 12:00am
July 22, 2010
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
July 22, 2010 - 12:00am