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Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote
Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal
Bill O'Reilly to Return With Podcast on Monday
North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
Ibarra scores in Minnesota's win over Colorado
Hicks' five RBIs help power Tigers past Twins
Chappell birdies final hole to take Texas Open
UMD's defensive corps, led by freshman Mikey Anderson, will be youthful next season
All about the details: Awards mount for Minnesota taxidermist
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Jackalee 'Jackie' Peterson
Dennis R. Erdman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
February 19, 2014
Darker U.S. homebuilder mood not just due to bad weather
(Reuters) - A plunge in U.S. homebuilder confidence reported on Tuesday reflects a range of problems facing the construction industry seven years after the housing crash, challenges that go deeper than the severe winter weather blamed for much of the gloom.
February 19, 2014 - 7:45am
January 28, 2014
MACCRAY mulls advisory committee to look at building issue anew
CLARA CITY –- Just weeks after voters rejected a $20 million bond proposal to build a central elementary school, MACCRAY School Board members...
January 28, 2014 - 11:28am
December 26, 2013
Possible savings on bond refinancing could push decision on Yellow Medicine courthouse project
GRANITE FALLS — An opportunity to refinance bonds could lead the Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners to make a decision sooner, rather than later, on whether to replace its aged courthouse. Michelle May, finance director, told the commissioners at their meeting on Thursday...
December 26, 2013 - 11:06pm
December 3, 2013
2013 construction in Willmar nearly triple from one year ago
WILLMAR — The value of new construction, expansion and refurbishing projects to date in Willmar has nearly tripled the value set in 2012, according...
December 3, 2013 - 11:37pm
Vikings break ground on new stadium
DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have broken ground on their new stadium. Team owners and officials were joined by hundreds of local politicians, business leaders and purple-clad fans Tuesday morning to commemorate the...
December 3, 2013 - 12:52pm
November 22, 2013
R&J Tours opens offices in new location
WILLMAR — R&J Tours opened its new location at 1408 Willmar Ave. S.E., between Independence Place and the Sara Lee Bakery, on Nov. 1. The...
November 22, 2013 - 12:07am
November 18, 2013
Association says U.S. home builder sentiment stabilizes in November
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilder confidence stabilized in November after falling for two straight months, though steady home demand was...
November 18, 2013 - 12:41pm
November 14, 2013
Highway 23 passing lanes from Willmar to I-90 is on list of road projects
ST. PAUL — The Dayton administration plans to construct 10 highway projects around Minnesota to improve commerce transportation. The projects are not part of the state’s 20-year transportation plan, but Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday that the projects will show Minnesotans...
November 14, 2013 - 11:26pm
November 12, 2013
Largest U.S. homebuilder sees orders fall 2 percent as housing demand slows
(Reuters) - D.R. Horton Inc, the largest U.S. homebuilder, reported a 2 percent fall in quarterly orders due to rising mortgage rates and policy uncertainty in Washington. Mortgage rates began rising in May and touched a two-year high in July after the Federal Reserve started talking...
November 12, 2013 - 6:52am
October 31, 2013
Ex-Minn. lawmaker files suit to stop Senate office building construction
ST. PAUL -- A former Minnesota House member who headed the public works committee is taking the state to court seeking to prevent construction of a new Senate office building.
October 31, 2013 - 11:19am
Letter: Inefficient road construction?
Do the contractors that do highway construction get more money for a job if they can drag it out over a period of time? Perhaps the contractor gets some special rental deal on the orange barrels. The project in mind is the Highway 71/23 north of Willmar. It has been under construction...
October 31, 2013 - 12:01am
October 25, 2013
Minnesota Vikings stadium construction almost a go
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With their eyes on the budget and tight construction schedule, key players behind the Minnesota Vikings stadium project said Friday they are entering a critical month that will determine what amenities they'll be able to afford.
October 25, 2013 - 2:16pm
October 23, 2013
Caterpillar posts lower results, cuts outlook on mining weakness
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Caterpillar Inc posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday and cut its full-year forecast yet again as weak demand from mining customers continued to bedevil the heavy equipment maker. The Peoria, Illinois-based company also provided its first...
October 23, 2013 - 8:14am
October 11, 2013
Rising number of U.S. homes at risk from wildfires, report says
(Reuters) - The number of homes at risk from wildfires in western U.S. states jumped 62 percent in the past year as more properties were developed...
October 11, 2013 - 7:55am
October 3, 2013
Season ticket holders will fund $100M of new Vikings stadium bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Vikings football season ticket holders will contribute $100 million toward a new stadium by purchasing seat licenses...
October 3, 2013 - 11:23pm