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Two killed in Minnesota crash leave behind total of seven children
Minnesotan charged with passing fake $20 bill at Kool-Aid stand
14-year-old girl charged with hours-long assault of another teen, slitting her throat
Records published July 29
Work continues on Willmar's Minnesota Avenue
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
Zimmer grateful for contract extension
Vikings expectations as high as a clear sky
Greenway enters his 11th and final training camp
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Chris H. Nissen
Anita "Ricky" G. Hoyt
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
May 21, 2014
Mixed grades on Greater Minnesota’s legislative issues
ST. PAUL — Minnesota farmers are happy that lawmakers lowered some farm property taxes, but small businesses complain that a higher minimum...
May 21, 2014 - 10:40pm
May 18, 2014
Demand for Rice trust fund grants still strong
WILLMAR — The need for Rice trust funds to help pay the bill for needy patients at Rice Memorial Hospital continues to outpace the money available. According to an annual report presented this month to the hospital board’s finance committee, the Rice trust awarded $53,000 in...
May 18, 2014 - 11:09pm
Plan review for Jennie-O office project approved by commission
WILLMAR — The Willmar Planning Commission has approved a plan review for the proposed Jennie-O Turkey Store corporate office expansion project. Work on the project, which could cost up to $7 million, is anticipated to begin in June and end next year. The project will add 35,391...
May 18, 2014 - 10:50pm
May 6, 2014
Office Depot plans to close at least 400 stores
Office Depot Inc raised its forecast for full-year adjusted operating income and said it would close at least 400 stores in the United States...
May 6, 2014 - 10:00am
May 5, 2014
Target CEO Resigns After Last Year's Cyber Attack
BOSTON/BANGALORE (Reuters) - Target CorpChief Executive and Chairman Gregg Steinhafel is leaving in the wake of the devastating data breach late...
May 5, 2014 - 8:52am
April 25, 2014
Willmar Planning Commission OKs permit for transitional housing program for men
WILLMAR — The Willmar Planning Commission has approved a conditional use permit for LifeRight Outreach of Alexandria, a non-profit organization that plans to operate a faith-based, drug-free and alcohol-free transitional residential housing program for men in a former north side...
April 25, 2014 - 11:00pm
April 24, 2014
New London’s Roger ‘Tiger’ Hanson dies at 76: Well-known founder of marine business remembered for doing so much more
NEW LONDON — Roger “Tiger” Hanson, 76, is being remembered for operating a marine business in downtown New London that was known far and...
April 24, 2014 - 11:05pm
April 18, 2014
Bluegrass Proteins acquires Dawson plant, begins hiring workers
DAWSON — A “help wanted” sign has replaced the “for sale” sign on the former American Milk Producers Inc. facility in Dawson. Bluegrass Proteins Inc., of Kentucky, has finalized its purchase of the facility and is now hiring a work force to begin production there, according...
April 18, 2014 - 2:00am
April 8, 2014
Community-owned grocery announces selection of East Highway 12 site
WILLMAR — The Willmar Community-Owned Grocery announced its choice Tuesday of 1600 E. Highway 12 as the future home of the locally owned food...
April 8, 2014 - 10:53pm
April 7, 2014
‘Placemaking’: Helping downtown districts reclaim vitality
WILLMAR — For a low-income neighborhood in Queens, New York City, placemaking resulted in lively retail development that included the addition...
April 7, 2014 - 11:27pm
A new Casey's General Store
April 7, 2014 - 11:13am
April 2, 2014
GM avoided defective switch redesign linked to 13 deaths to save a dollar on each car
DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co in 2005 decided not to change an ignition switch eventually linked to the deaths of at least 13 people because it would have added about a dollar to the cost of each car, according to an internal GM document provided to U.S. congressional...
April 2, 2014 - 9:15am
March 31, 2014
West Central Sanitation expands to Mankato with a new contract
WILLMAR — Don Williamson graduated from Mankato State University in 1979 with a business degree, dreams of entrepreneurship and glamorous business...
March 31, 2014 - 7:30am
March 28, 2014
Spicer winery owners honored with state award from SBA
SPICER — Ron and Kim Wothe, owners of Glacial Ridge Winery of Spicer, have been named the Minnesota Encore Entrepreneurs of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. According to a news release from the Small Business Administration, the Encore Entrepreneur of the Year...
March 28, 2014 - 12:00am
March 22, 2014
Where old instruments never die … they just see the light
A stream of gaffes more than 30 years ago led to a unique and gainful business venture today for Mark Freitas. It was 1981, and Freitas, a student...
March 22, 2014 - 5:00am