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Kandiyohi County honored as MCIT County of the Year
Verizon to sell data centers to Equinix for $3.6 billion
OPEC oil output hits record high
Kandiyohi man, 83, injured in New London crash
Who's winning and losing in Minnesota's 2016 economy?
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Bernice A. Benson
Belmer "Red" Fostvedt
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 19, 2013
Yanish walks out of finance meeting; panel approves 2014 levy and budget for city of Willmar
WILLMAR — Mayor Frank Yanish walked out of the Willmar City Council’s Finance Committee meeting Tuesday night after he and committee member...
November 19, 2013 - 11:15pm
November 18, 2013
Willmar piano tuner plays ‘key’ role in an artist’s performance
WILLMAR — If a pianist has a wonderful concert, longtime piano tuner Dennis Benson of Willmar can take some of the credit. His job is to make...
November 18, 2013 - 11:38pm
Report on Vision 2040 study revealed to community this week
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County residents will get a glimpse Wednesday of what the community could look like in the future when the Vision 2040 study is presented during two different public events. A consultant spent this past summer analyzing data, conducting surveys and meeting with...
November 18, 2013 - 11:24pm
November 17, 2013
Historic church in New London may be razed if buyer not found
NEW LONDON — Built by Swedish immigrants 140 years ago, a white steepled church perched on a rise overlooking New London’s Mill Pond may...
November 17, 2013 - 11:28pm
November 15, 2013
Rice Hospital projects stagnant finances for 2014
WILLMAR — Rice Memorial Hospital has proposed a tightly constrained budget for 2014 that aims for a conservative 2 percent margin and projects little or no change in revenue and expenses. Look for the hospital to continue focusing on its cost structure next year, Bill Fenske, chief...
November 15, 2013 - 11:39pm
Upgrade begins on Community Center wood shop; volunteers sought
WILLMAR — New power tools will replace old equipment when volunteers complete upgrading the wood shop at the Willmar Community Center. Ever...
November 15, 2013 - 11:32pm
November 14, 2013
EDC director responds to criticism of the agency
WILLMAR — The executive director of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission came to the organization’s defense this week, issuing a formal response to allegations by a board member that the EDC is falling short. “It was a situation that I felt...
November 14, 2013 - 11:30pm
November 13, 2013
Forums will assist local residents in enrolling in Obamacare
WILLMAR — A pair of forums, one for the public and one for area nonprofits and their staff, will be held next week on the impact of the Affordable Care Act and the new MNsure health insurance exchange. The two forums, hosted by Heartland Community Action Agency, are part of a broader...
November 13, 2013 - 11:36pm
November 12, 2013
NLS has negative unassigned fund balance of $787,084
NEW LONDON — The New London-Spicer School Board approved a resolution accepting the audit of the district’s finances by the accounting firm of Abdo, Eick and Meyers at the regular meeting Tuesday. The audit, which the board previewed at its Oct. 28 meeting, showed the district...
November 12, 2013 - 11:48pm
Government shutdown erodes U.S. small business confidence
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small business sentiment fell to a seven-month low in October as business owners worried a partial shutdown of the government would weigh on sales and cause merchandise to pile up in warehouses. The National Federation of Independent Business said on...
November 12, 2013 - 7:51am
November 11, 2013
Farm Bill negotiations continue
WASHINGTON — The four principal negotiators on the farm bill appear to have made some progress at one meeting last week and seem likely to be engaged in intensive negotiations during the two weeks before Congress is scheduled to break for Thanksgiving. A new farm bill has passed...
November 11, 2013 - 11:41pm
Groups look for answers as changing economy, demographics leave empty storefronts across area communities
APPLETON — From artists to bulldozers to the long arm of the law and volunteers with lots of zeal. Communities in the Upper Minnesota River...
November 11, 2013 - 11:37pm
November 7, 2013
Granite Falls awards hydroelectric financing
GRANITE FALLS — City Council members in Granite Falls awarded $1,890,000 in financing for projects to replace two hydroelectric turbines in the city’s dam and install a new control system. Northland Securities Inc. offered the awarded financing package. The 15-year issue offers...
November 7, 2013 - 12:04am
November 6, 2013
Interest in Obamacare continues to rise despite website woes
Uninsured Americans are showing more interest in the coverage offered under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law despite technical problems...
November 6, 2013 - 11:50pm
Turnout is small as YM Co. mulls big question
GRANITE FALLS — The public turnout at a series of open house meetings was small, although the question they addressed is big. Should Yellow...
November 6, 2013 - 11:28pm