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Rising above the fire
In Trump/Clinton face-off on Monday, winning over women will be key
Records summary for Sept. 24
Report: Loaded gun found in N.C. had fingerprints matching victim
Police search for gunman who killed 5 at mall in Washington state
NLS turns back Crusaders
Prep Football: Minneota edges 'Jacks in OT
Roundup: Ridgewater recovers from deficit to head off national champs
Second-half stumbles derail Willmar
WCT Sports Show: Willmar and Morris volleyball play crucial matches; Willmar girls cross country rolls
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Likely world record elk shot by Montana archer
As baby leaves go gender-neutral, dads get time off
Choosing stronger sunscreen would reduce women's melanoma risk
Organic oats make these Monster Cookies scary good
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Don E. Miller
Jozy Lyn Saterbak
Pauline M. Chambers
Thomas: Just more terror, more denials
Harrop: Could Britain Become the Fourth Amigo?
Deepen Charleston's port, and the big ships will come
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Commentary: Table is set for special session
January 23, 2016
Willmar School Board to discuss budget cuts at Monday workshop
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the first-floor boardroom in the Willmar Arts and Education Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W. The meeting will be a workshop to discuss potential budget cuts to be made later this spring. Board members and administrators...
January 23, 2016 - 12:23am
January 13, 2016
Plan to cut $1.7M from Willmar's school budget set in motion
WILLMAR — Money was a big topic at Monday’s Willmar School Board meeting. The board voted 5-to-1 to begin planning for as much as $1.7 million in budget cuts in the spring. In a report on negotiations progress with the Willmar chapter of Education Minnesota, the board learned...
January 13, 2016 - 11:50pm
January 7, 2016
Willmar Public Schools seeks input on budget cuts
WILLMAR — Willmar Public Schools is seeking advice from the public as the school district prepares to make budget cuts this spring. School officials have said the district needs to reduce the 2016-17 school year budget by about $1.7 million, about 3.5 percent of current annual expenditures...
January 7, 2016 - 11:05pm
January 6, 2016
Willmar schools eye budget cuts
WILLMAR — Willmar Public Schools leaders are beginning the new year thinking about budget cuts for the 2016-17 school year. The Willmar School...
January 6, 2016 - 11:46pm
January 4, 2016
Live it!: Financial tips to take your child from diapers to a degree
If you’ve just had a new baby, your life is filled with more joy (but less sleep). You’re probably already aware of the time and effort you...
January 4, 2016 - 11:33am
December 30, 2015
State’s top bonding priority: Fix existing stuff
ST. PAUL — Don’t expect the Minnesota Legislature to spend a ton of money on glitzy new buildings next year. The leaders of the House and Senate bonding committees say it’s time to focus on meat-and-potatoes projects such as repairing sewer and water systems, fixing roads and...
December 30, 2015 - 10:52pm
December 21, 2015
Federal budget omits Marsh Lake project
WATSON — A project to restore Marsh Lake was part of the president’s budget and one of only four construction projects proposed as new starts...
December 21, 2015 - 11:53pm
December 11, 2015
Willmar City Council OKs 2016 budget
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council has approved the 2016 budget of $34,011,721 and approved the 2016 property tax levy of $4,451,028. The levy is unchanged from 2015, said Finance Director Steve Okins. The council approved the budget and levy Monday night after holding the annual...
December 11, 2015 - 11:16pm
December 5, 2015
Willmar City Council to take comments Monday on budget surplus, 2016 levy
WILLMAR — Citizens will have the opportunity to suggest how the Willmar City Council should spend a projected $67,347 surplus in the 2016 budget when the council holds the annual Truth in Taxation hearing Monday night. After considering suggestions from the public on how to spend...
December 5, 2015 - 12:13am
December 3, 2015
Minnesota's budget surplus approaches $1.9B
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s budget surplus has ballooned to $1.9 billion, state officials announced Thursday morning. The surplus, more than double...
December 3, 2015 - 11:12pm
Kandiyohi County holds Truth in Taxation hearing
WILLMAR — It took half an hour for Kandiyohi County to present its 2016 budget, answer questions and wrap up the annual Truth in Taxation hearing Thursday evening. The proposed $70.1 million budget will go before the County Board of Commissioners Dec. 15 for formal adoption. It...
December 3, 2015 - 9:22pm
Minnesota's budget surplus balloons to $1.9B
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's budget surplus has ballooned to $1.9 billion, state officials announced Thursday morning. The surplus, more than double what lawmakers had when they finished work in June, drops to $1.2 billion when $665 million is allocated to reserves and to make payments...
December 3, 2015 - 9:47am
November 16, 2015
Willmar's Rice Hospital expects few changes in 2016 finances
WILLMAR — Rice Memorial Hospital’s financial forecast for 2016 calls for another year of staying the course, with a modest net profit similar...
November 16, 2015 - 12:39am
October 30, 2015
Most Upper Midwest senators favor budget deal
Two Upper Midwest Republicans broke from their colleagues early Friday to oppose a budget deal that is headed to President Barack Obama’s desk. Sens. John Hoeven of North Dakota and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin opposed the bill that passed 64-35 after the House also approved the measure. Many...
October 30, 2015 - 11:02pm
October 21, 2015
MnSCU officials say $12.7M shortfall is no cause for alarm
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has revealed an unanticipated $12.7 million hit to its finances as enrollment continues to slip and contract talks prove costlier than expected. MnSCU had planned for a 1.8 percent drop in enrollment this fall, but...
October 21, 2015 - 9:20pm