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Report: Boundary Waters nets $77 million from summer visitors
Soon, some will get through Twin Cities airport security with a fingerprint or iris scan
Pickups falling through lake ice as officials put out warnings
Fire kills 8,300 turkeys at Meeker County farm
High speed chase ends in Willmar with arrest of juvenile
Twin Cities broadcaster dies in Florida
Vote for the WCT Game of the Week
Girls Basketball: Tigers cruise to win over West Central
Local roundup: Eagles win Camden title
Girls Basketball: Dreier vs. Dreier
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
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
Limit teens' Saturday-night driving, experts suggest
Marlow W. Hanson
Irene Carol Nelson
Marlyn K. Sandry
Anna Mae Hawley
George Herbert Rechkemmer
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
Letters: Principles to guide our lives
Cohen commentary: Face Trump unfitness sooner, not later
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
January 27, 2017
Dayton proposal includes extra $371 million for public schools
ST. PAUL — New funding for education makes up a weighty portion of the more than $1.9 billion in new spending Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton...
January 27, 2017 - 8:14pm
January 24, 2017
Dayton wants 10 percent budget hike
ST. PAUL — Raising Minnesota's next two-year budget nearly 10 percent is Gov. Mark Dayton's ask. "We must wisely invest and use our resources,"...
January 24, 2017 - 10:55pm
Dayton budget plan highlights
ST. PAUL — Here are some key areas of increased spending Gov. Mark Dayton wants in Minnesota's two-year budget that begins July 1: • $609 million for kindergarten-through-high school education programs. • $75 million to expand voluntary pre-kindergarten classes. • $84...
January 24, 2017 - 10:35pm
January 2, 2017
MN Legislative forecast: Cloudy with a chance of disputes
ST. PAUL—2017 dawned on the Minnesota Capitol with bright sun Sunday, illuminating the newly renovated building. But the sparkle dimmed...
January 2, 2017 - 9:59pm
December 6, 2016
Final Willmar levy and budget approved
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council on Monday approved the final tax levy and budget for 2017. "It is a culmination of a long budget process...
December 6, 2016 - 6:48am
December 3, 2016
Deal nears on special session
ST. PAUL — On Friday morning, state officials predicted Minnesota would have a $1.4 billion budget surplus. By the afternoon, Gov. Mark...
December 3, 2016 - 4:38am
December 2, 2016
$1.4 billion budget surplus expected in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Minnesota policymakers should have a $1.4 billion available when they start to draw up a two-year state budget in a month, state...
December 2, 2016 - 9:41am
November 19, 2016
Council discusses value of investing in downtown Willmar
WILLMAR — Members of the Willmar City Council gave opposing views on whether the city should continue to support the Willmar Downtown Development...
November 19, 2016 - 5:30am
November 16, 2016
Future of Rice Park project in Willmar is uncertain
WILLMAR — Whether updates at Rice Park will go forward is now in question as the Willmar City Council voted Tuesday to reject all bids...
November 16, 2016 - 10:14pm
October 27, 2016
NLS approves additional help in kindergarten classrooms
NEW LONDON — In an unusual move that was cheered by New London-Spicer's kindergarten teachers, the NLS School Board agreed Monday to provide...
October 27, 2016 - 10:24pm
October 15, 2016
Council approves capital and vehicle budget requests
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council approved all the capital improvement and vehicle replacement requests in the 2017 budget Wednesday during...
October 15, 2016 - 9:09am
September 27, 2016
Stopgap bill to avoid government shutdown fails Senate procedural vote
WASHINGTON—A stopgap funding bill to avoid a federal government shutdown later this week failed to garner enough votes to move forward in the Senate on Tuesday, with Democrats and Republicans both opposing the measure. The must-pass continuing resolution, which would keep federal...
September 27, 2016 - 4:45pm
September 15, 2016
Levy approval goes forward, but questions on Willmar city budget remain
WILLMAR—The Willmar Finance Committee this week recommended setting the 2017 preliminary tax levy at the mayor's recommended amount of...
September 15, 2016 - 7:27am
August 31, 2016
Mayor's budget includes increase in Willmar tax levy
WILLMAR—Mayor Marv Calvin presented his proposed 2017 budget for the city of Willmar on Wednesday, including an 8.5 percent increase in...
August 31, 2016 - 11:50pm
June 19, 2016
Willmar City departments submit 2017 wish lists
WILLMAR — The first draft of the city of Willmar’s 2017 capital improvement and vehicle replacement requests was discussed this week. The...
June 19, 2016 - 11:14pm