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It's time to play! Willmar Destination Playground is officially open
Block Party highlights Willmar Fests activities
Nevada's Heller is fifth GOP senator to oppose health-care bill
'Everything was a mess': A Minn. turkey farm is still picking up the pieces from a powerful storm
'Maybe it's time': actor Johnny Depp jokes about a Trump assassination
Devils tab Hischier with No. 1 pick in 2017 NHL draft
Rebuild-a-Bulls: Butler trade signals hard Chicago reset
Stingers: Wheels come off in Willmar's loss to St. Cloud
Wolves Jimmy a trade
Dreary day turns ugly for Twins in loss to White Sox
Sandy Hook families urge NBC to drop Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview
20 new and returning TV shows that you should check out this summer
'Bachelor in Paradise' production halted, show in question after alleged 'misconduct' on set
'Big Fish' a lovely piece of Americana at The Barn in Willmar
Sam Hunt, the R&B-loving country star, is challenging Nashville rules - and winning
Exhibit documents Willmar festival
Studio Hop 2017 continues today
'Sweet Land the Musical': Rural debut is tonight where movie was made
'Red, White and Tuna': Comedy opens tonight at Little Theatre in New London
Willmar Community Center: Art for and about the community
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Bradley Gordon Westby
Lois Joan Aalderks
Carl "Pee Wee" Manska
Are rhubarb and tomatoes fruits or vegetables?
Kindness is Contagious: Little black dresses bring joy during trials
From Russia With Love: A story of Facebook and frustration
Port: The NRA needs to speak out on Philando Castille
World of Wine: An introduction to the world of sherry wine
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
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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