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Crowds gather at Jennie-O Turkey Store anniversary celebration
Records published July 26
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
Willmar Utilities to test its network security
Former ag association treasurer to serve jail time for $50,000 theft
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
MLB notebook: Yankees send Chapman to Cubs
Vikings rookie Treadwell says he's finally healthy after 2014 injury
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Injury forces Loadholt to retire
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
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
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
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Linda Kay Larson
Fern A. Heglund
Commentary: 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
October 29, 2013
U.S. consumer spending measure rises, but auto sales tumble
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose in September as Americans likely snapped up Apple's new iPhone and bought leisure goods, but falling sales of automobiles pointed to sluggish economic growth during the third quarter.
October 29, 2013 - 10:56am
August 30, 2013
U.S. consumer spending up weak 0.1 percent in July
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumers barely increased their spending in July after their income grew more slowly, held back by steep government spending cuts that reduced federal workers' salaries.
August 30, 2013 - 8:06am
August 13, 2013
Gauge of U.S. consumer spending posts biggest gain in seven months
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose in July at its fastest pace in seven months, a sign of quicker economic growth that could strengthen the case for the U.S. Federal Reserve winding down a major economic stimulus program. Retail sales outside of cars,...
August 13, 2013 - 7:45am
July 15, 2013
Modest rise in retail sales offers cautionary note
By Lucia Mutikani Reuters Media WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retail sales rose less than expected in June, the latest sign of a slowdown in economic growth that could argue against the Federal Reserve's plan to start trimming its monetary stimulus later this year. While other...
July 15, 2013 - 11:14am
June 27, 2013
U.S. consumer spending up 0.3 percent in May
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumers spent more in May as their income increased, encouraging signs after a slow start to the year.
June 27, 2013 - 9:14am
June 26, 2013
U.S. economy grows at slower 1.8 percent rate in Q1
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 1.8 percent in the first three months of the year, significantly slower than first thought. The steep revision was mostly because consumers spent less than previously estimated, a sign that higher taxes could be having...
June 26, 2013 - 8:05am
June 25, 2013
U.S. new home sales hit fastest pace in 5 years
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of new homes rose in May to the fastest pace in five years, a solid gain that added to signs of a steadily improving housing market.
June 25, 2013 - 2:59pm
May 30, 2013
U.S. economy grew at modest 2.4 percent rate in Q1
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy grew at a modest 2.4 percent annual rate from January through March, slightly slower than initially estimated. Consumer spending was stronger than first thought, but businesses restocked more slowly and state and local government spending cuts were...
May 30, 2013 - 10:25am
April 29, 2013
U.S. consumers boost spending 0.2 percent last month
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans spent more last month and their income grew, the latest indication that tax increases have yet to hold back the consumer. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans spent more last month and their income...
April 29, 2013 - 8:19am
April 26, 2013
U.S. economy accelerates at 2.5 percent rate in Q1
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. economic growth accelerated to an annual rate of 2.5 percent from January through March, buoyed by the strongest consumer...
April 26, 2013 - 8:45am
February 13, 2013
US companies restocked at slower pace in December
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. companies restocked their store shelves and warehouses at a slower pace in December, a sign of caution as sales weakened. Slower restocking was a major drag on the economy in the final three months of last year. Business inventories ticked up 0.1 percent in...
February 13, 2013 - 10:49am
February 8, 2013
US growth in Q4 likely stronger on export gains
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. trade deficit narrowed sharply in December because exports rose while oil imports plummeted. The smaller trade gap means the economy almost surely grew in the October-December quarter - an improvement from the government's estimate last week that it shrank...
February 8, 2013 - 9:25am
April 20, 2012
Former auto dealership could become church in Granite Falls, Minn.
GRANITE FALLS -- City Council members in Granite Falls will consider amending a zoning ordinance so that a vacant commercial property along U.S. Highway 212 can be converted for use as a church. Members of the Rock Haven Church asked council members on Monday to amend the commercial...
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am
March 5, 2012
Commerce Department warns that radiant barriers not cost-effective in Minnesota
March 5, 2012 - 12:00am
February 17, 2012
Minnesota Commerce Department cracks down on debt collection company
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Commerce took action this week against 49 debt collection agencies nationwide that are owned and operated by NCO Financial Systems Inc. According to a news release from the department, an investigation revealed that the company allegedly employed...
February 17, 2012 - 11:45am