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Willmar Public Library Children's Matinee
Grant application for Robbins Island playground raises questions on city role
Cameras could be the next weapon against aquatic invasive species
Kerkhoven pilot dies in Wisconsin plane crash
Two killed in Minnesota crash leave behind total of seven children
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
Judge dismisses 29 claims to late musician Prince's estate
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
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
Esther Helen Iverson
Helen M. Sorenson
David L. Lake
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
April 10, 2012
Willmar Food Shelf receives record donations during annual food drive
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Area Food Shelf finished its annual food drive last week with a record number of donations. The Food Shelf received 69,238 pounds of food and raised $103,976 in cash donations through the food drive, part of the statewide Minnesota FoodShare campaign. "We...
April 10, 2012 - 10:14am
Advice: Credit cards offer convenience but may cost more in the long run
Credit cards have an increasingly larger presence in our financial lives. But if we are working hard to avoid new debt or pay down current debt, it may be important to find alternative ways to manage our money. Credit cards are a convenience, but studies show that even if paid in...
April 10, 2012 - 12:00am
November 29, 2011
Coborn's names Cash Wise in Willmar Store of the Year
WILLMAR -- Coborn's Inc. of St. Cloud announces that the Cash Wise Foods store in Willmar has been named the company's Store of the Year for 2011. The Willmar store, led by manager Jim Polk and assistant manager Mary Bjornson, was selected for its operational excellence, financial...
November 29, 2011 - 12:00am
December 21, 2010
Bremer to consolidate Cash Wise branch into main location across the street
WILLMAR -- Bremer Bank Willmar has announced that it will consolidate its Cash Wise branch into the nearby, full-service bank on March 5, 2011. "This decision was driven by client preferences,'' explained MaryAnn Doyle, president of Bremer Bank Willmar. "Since opening a new, full-service...
December 21, 2010 - 12:00am
July 13, 2010
State prepares for loan to aid cash flow
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's finance leaders are ready to take out a $600 million loan if needed to fill gaps left by a state budget deficit. Gov. Tim Pawlenty's budget chief, Tom Hanson, told a legislative committee Monday that the state shuffled more than $1 billion from one account...
July 13, 2010 - 12:00am
July 12, 2010
Pawlenty administration prepares for borrowing to ease state cash crunch
Update 2 p.m.
July 12, 2010 - 2:00pm
February 11, 2010
Auto dealers: Cash for Clunkers program yielded mixed results
PARK RAPIDS -- Nine months after the Cash for Clunkers program ignited a frenzy in the auto sales market, the program's long-term effects are now being assessed. And Park Rapids auto dealers say it's a mixed picture. Sure, the short-term sales were good for the industry, but in...
February 11, 2010 - 12:00am
December 8, 2009
Two helping hands
December 8, 2009 - 12:00am
August 21, 2009
Cartoons by Mike Thompson
August 21, 2009 - 12:00am
August 12, 2009
American Opinion: On the Cash for Clunkers program
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: By The Associated Press On the Cash for Clunkers program: Rarely has a federal government program turned into such a big hit with the public as quickly as the "cash-for-clunkers" car-buying plan. No wonder....
August 12, 2009 - 12:00am
August 4, 2009
Cartoon by Dan Granlund
August 4, 2009 - 12:00am
July 31, 2009
Oodles of customers, but piles of paperwork bog down 'cash for clunkers'
Just a week after regulations for the federal Cash for Clunkers program were set last Friday, Mike Macik of Olivia Chrysler Center has reported the heaviest traffic he has ever seen. That's great, he said, but he has his concerns. Not one of the eight deals he's made under the program...
July 31, 2009 - 12:00am
February 18, 2009
Man faces theft charge for recoding ATM machine, taking $7,400
WILLMAR -- A 33-year-old Lake Lillian man made his first appearance Tuesday on a felony charge of theft for allegedly reprogramming the code in an automated teller machine and taking $7,400 from the machine. Unconditional bail was set at $5,000 for Sheldon Dee Peterson. Conditional...
February 18, 2009 - 12:00am
January 31, 2009
Are you ready for Super Bowl Sunday?
To be blunt, Super Bowl Sunday is football, TV commercials and a reason to throw a party. In most cases, it doesn't even matter who is playing in the big game. But for some, it's much more than a sporting event or a party.
January 31, 2009 - 12:00am
December 23, 2008
City snow plow operator sees green amidst the white
WILLMAR -- Curt Hein pushed tons of hard-packed snow over the weekend in his job as a snow plow operator for the City of Willmar. He also pushed one vehicle license plate and a wallet holding exactly $1,158 in cold, hard cash. There wasn't much to do about the snow but push it aside,...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am