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Alexandria lifeguard credited following back-to-back emergencies
Search continues for victim after boat collision on Minnesota lake
Feared iPhone, iPad hacking software is now a reality
Minnesota men face felony charges after shoplifting sunglasses, possessing heroin
Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
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
Carol J. Hansen
Alan Lee Midby
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Paul J. Willems
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
December 4, 2013
Obamacare uncertainty harming economic rebound, CEOs say
(Reuters) - Uncertain corporate costs for President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law and other regulations continue to stymie U.S. employment and capital spending, business leaders said on Wednesday.
December 4, 2013 - 1:34pm
December 3, 2013
Vikings break ground on new stadium
MINNEAPOLIS — Zygi Wilf beamed in the middle of the sharp-dressed group, a gold-painted shovel in his hands, a purple Vikings hard hat on his...
December 3, 2013 - 11:45pm
2013 construction in Willmar nearly triple from one year ago
WILLMAR — The value of new construction, expansion and refurbishing projects to date in Willmar has nearly tripled the value set in 2012, according...
December 3, 2013 - 11:37pm
Kandiyohi County Commissioners to forgo raises in 2014
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Commissioners opted Tuesday against giving themselves a raise for 2014. Instead, they voted unanimously to keep their pay at the same level — $28,989.83 — next year. The county commissioners’ per diem of $70 for attending meetings also will...
December 3, 2013 - 11:17pm
December 2, 2013
‘Cyber Monday’ sales soar as mobile grows
By Phil Wahba and Dhanya Skariachan Reuters NEW YORK — U.S. online sales are expected to hit $2 billion for “Cyber Monday,” for the first...
December 2, 2013 - 11:50pm
Willmar becomes the first outstate community in Minn. to offer E15 as part of a service station’s lineup of fuels
WILLMAR — Most big changes in the marketplace start small, like when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak introduced the first personal computer in...
December 2, 2013 - 11:47pm
November 29, 2013
Editorial: Take time to shop small and local biz in your town
With the Thanksgiving table cleared and the Black Friday shopping in full tilt today, it is time to look to tomorrow’s Small Business Saturday....
November 29, 2013 - 7:00am
November 26, 2013
Working holidays comes with territory for many
WILLMAR — With more retail stores opening on Thanksgiving Day, many retail workers are seeing the erosion of one of their traditional holidays. In many occupations, however, working weekends and holidays just comes with the territory. It will be business as usual at Rice Memorial...
November 26, 2013 - 10:38pm
Stores, mall, cops and shoppers ramp up for start of key holiday shopping season
WILLMAR — Consumers are expected to spend 11 percent more this holiday season, which officially kicks off Thursday, and they are likely to...
November 26, 2013 - 10:26pm
New charter school in Willmar will be turning to area businesses for support, assistance
WILLMAR — Collaboration with area businesses will be a key to the success of a charter school planning to open next fall in Willmar, its organizers...
November 26, 2013 - 5:49am
November 25, 2013
Fiat says no Chrysler IPO in 2013
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) -- Chrysler won't be offering its stock for sale on the public markets this year. Italian automaker Fiat SpA, Chrysler's majority owner, said in a statement Monday that Chrysler's board has determined an initial public offering is "not practicable" in 2013. Instead,...
November 25, 2013 - 10:45am
November 23, 2013
St. Cloud-based GNP Co. formerly Gold’n Plump, getting new owner
LUVERNE, Minn. -- St. Cloud-based GNP Co. and its subsidiaries, formerly known as Gold’n Plump, are being acquired by The Maschhoffs LLC, the largest family-owned pork production company in North America. The agreement was signed Thursday and announced Friday. GNP Co. and...
November 23, 2013 - 7:17am
November 22, 2013
New Holiday Inn Express to open in December
WILLMAR — Torgerson Properties will be opening its new Holiday Inn Express and Suites in early December, the company announced on Friday. It will mark the completion of the first phase of a multimillion-dollar hotel and convention renovation at the site near the intersection of...
November 22, 2013 - 11:11pm
November 20, 2013
Vision 2040 provides a roadmap to future, but new leaders needed to make it happen
WILLMAR — If a community-driven plan that’s designed to carry the Willmar lakes area into the year 2040 is going to work, key leaders need...
November 20, 2013 - 11:25pm
November 19, 2013
Preliminary plat approval would allow commercial development at intersection
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council’s approval of a preliminary plat would allow commercial development to happen at the intersection of Fifth...
November 19, 2013 - 11:36pm