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Legislators drop increased penalties for highway protesters in exchange for ban on undocumented immigrant driver's licenses
UPDATE: At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Curry hits 36 as Golden State advances to NBA finals
Richard Pitino's message to Minnesota: 'We can really take the next step'
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
August 7, 2012
Mills Auto Group purchases Swenson Motors Co. of Willmar, MInn.
Swenson Motor Company of Willmar, which sells Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and GMC vehicles, has been sold to Mills Auto Group and will be relocated...
August 7, 2012 - 8:45am
April 23, 2012
Fire chief says Swenson Motors fire in Willmar, Minn., is not suspicious in nature
WILLMAR -- The early morning fire that damaged Swenson Motor Company on East Highway 12 in Willmar is not suspicious in origin, according to...
April 23, 2012 - 4:31pm
Swenson Motor employees wait to assess fire damage to Willmar, Minn., auto dealership
WILLMAR -- Employees of Swenson Motor Company at 1301 Highway 12 East in Willmar are waiting for approval to assess damage done to the showroom,...
April 23, 2012 - 10:00am
Photo gallery from Swenson Motor Co. fire scene
Photo gallery from Swenson Motor Co. fire scene
April 23, 2012 - 9:56am
December 6, 2011
Revier Cattle completing expansion near Olivia, Minn., after delay that led to revised plans
OLIVIA -- Just as they had everything lined up and ready to go, world financial markets erupted in turmoil with the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. Although...
December 6, 2011 - 12:00am
December 2, 2011
Pittsburg, Kan., company buys Milwaukee rail company
MILWAUKEE -- A Kansas-based company is buying controlling ownership in Milwaukee-based Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co. The financial terms involving Watco Transportation Services LLC, based in Pittsburg, Kan., were not disclosed. Watco is America's largest privately held short...
December 2, 2011 - 11:28am
May 13, 2011
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
May 13, 2011 - 12:00am
November 24, 2010
Video: HSUS report on abuse allegations at Willmar Poultry Co.
Here is the video report from the Humane Society of the United States on its allegations of routine abuse and cruelty at Willmar Poultry Com...
November 24, 2010 - 12:52am
Turkey abuse at Willmar hatchery is alleged by Humane Society
WILLMAR -- An undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States has documented what the organization alleges is routine abuse...
November 24, 2010 - 12:00am
June 30, 2010
Biofuels company Poet buys Indiana ethanol plant
Biofuels company Poet LLC has bought an Indiana ethanol plant. The 90 million-gallon-per-year plant in Cloverdale, Ind., was opened and operated under Altra Biofuels for a short time in 2008. Privately held Poet did not give a purchase price for the transaction, which closed Tuesday. The...
June 30, 2010 - 9:27am
April 28, 2010
With economic turnabround, Red Wing Shoe brings back second shift
RED WING - With an economic turnaround, Red Wing Shoe Co.
April 28, 2010 - 11:10am
April 14, 2010
Wis. company's longer T-shirts keep bare assets covered
MILWAUKEE - Tired of crouching plumbers showing you a side of themselves you'd rather not see? A Wisconsin apparel company says it's here to help. In an effort to protect men from being the butt of fashion jokes, Belleville-based Duluth Trading Co. has been selling T-shirts that...
April 14, 2010 - 9:34am
March 30, 2010
CVEC to pay $120,000 in penalties over allegations involving gasifier
BENSON -- Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company of Benson will be paying $120,000 in fines to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency as part of an agreement over alleged violations involving its first-of-a-kind gasifier system. The company reported Tuesday that the MPCA has accused it...
March 30, 2010 - 10:20am
December 14, 2009
CVEC farmers raising the bar with unique field research
This year's corn harvest was one of the most challenging in recent memory, but it didn't stop nearly a dozen farmers with the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company from accomplishing what few others have dared. For the second season in a row, they harvested corn cobs along with corn. The...
December 14, 2009 - 12:00am
October 27, 2009
CVEC qualified as biomass facility
BENSON -- The Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company in Benson has been accepted into the Biomass Crop Assistance Program as a qualified Biomass Conversion Facility. As part of the 2008 Farm Bill, BCAP is designed to assist agricultural and forest land owners and operators with matching...
October 27, 2009 - 12:00am