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Man fatally shot in head in Minnesota park
Crews respond to house fire in Redwood County
Ford to recall 91,000 vehicles in U.S. over stalling issues
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Tigers overpower Twins
Reloaded Cardinals look to make further strides
May may still return to Twins lineup
Bridgewater throwing in practice
Broken hand not stopping roster hopes for Vikings' Roberson
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
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August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
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Henry (Hank) Wiegmann
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Commentary: Trump's bitter Virginia cocktail
July 3, 2013
Montevideo, Minn., moving forward on fire hall
MONTEVIDEO -- City Council members in Montevideo are moving forward with plans to build a new fire hall, and expand the city police and administrative offices into the space that would be freed up. The city conducted a public hearing Monday night on the proposal to build a new fire...
July 3, 2013 - 7:07am
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
June 18, 2013
U.S. home construction rises 6.8 percent in May
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. builders began construction on more single-family homes and apartments in May, encouraged by more buyers and a scarcity of houses for sale.
June 18, 2013 - 8:09am
June 17, 2013
U.S. homebuilder confidence soars to 7-year high
For the first time in seven years, most U.S. homebuilders are optimistic about home sales, a sign that construction could help drive stronger economic growth in coming months.
June 17, 2013 - 10:30am
June 6, 2013
Central Minn. man killed in N.D. construction accident
MANVEL, N.D. - A 58-year-old worker from Clear Lake, Minn., was killed this morning in a construction zone accident on Interstate 29 in Grand Forks County. It happened about 8 a.m. on northbound I-29, just south of Manvel, said Grand Forks Sheriff's Lt. Gary Grove. The male...
June 6, 2013 - 2:53pm
June 3, 2013
U.S. construction spending up 0.4 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spending on U.S. construction projects rose in April despite weakness in residential projects and government spending.
June 3, 2013 - 2:54pm
May 28, 2013
U.S. home prices rise 10.9 percent, most since 2006
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home prices jumped 10.9 percent in March compared with a year ago, the most since April 2006. A growing number of buyers are bidding on a tight supply of homes, driving prices higher and helping the housing market recover.
May 28, 2013 - 8:25am
May 15, 2013
U.S. homebuilder confidence rises in May from April
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders rebounded this month, reflecting improved sales trends during the spring home-selling season and the strongest...
May 15, 2013 - 1:00pm
April 30, 2013
Volunteers putting up playground at park in Litchfield, Minn.
LITCHFIELD — The new Litchfield Community Built Playground project is entering its final days and people of all ages are invited to take part in Build Week activities. Volunteer shifts are still available on all days now through Sunday. Anyone interested in volunteering with...
April 30, 2013 - 11:34pm
April 23, 2013
Renville County moving forward with new medical center project
OLIVIA — Renville County is committed to building a new health care campus to replace the existing RC Hospital and Clinics facility in Olivia. The Renville County board of commissioners unanimously approved a resolution this morning moving the county-owned hospital forward on its...
April 23, 2013 - 12:27pm
April 22, 2013
MN Highway 4 detour in Cosmos begins today
WILLMAR, Minn. – The Highway 4 reconstruction project in Cosmos began today, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The detour follows Highway 4 north to Highway 7, then east to Meeker County Road 1, north to County Road 28, and west to Highway 4. Traffic on...
April 22, 2013 - 9:30am
April 2, 2013
Fannie's record profit a symbol of housing rebound
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Home prices are up. Foreclosures are down. Construction is up. And now comes the latest sign of the U.S. home market's revival:...
April 2, 2013 - 2:04pm
April 1, 2013
US construction up 1.2 percent in February
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spending on U.S. construction projects rebounded in February, helped by a surge in home construction, which rose to the highest level in more than four years. By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spending on U.S. construction projects rebounded...
April 1, 2013 - 12:54pm
February 24, 2013
Renville County Hospital reaching out for support
OLIVIA — Putting the brakes on plans to build a new Renville County Hospital and Clinic facility does not change the need to address the challenges...
February 24, 2013 - 11:38pm
February 13, 2013
Deere 1Q net income jumps 22 percent
MOLINE, Ill. (AP) -- Farm and construction equipment maker Deere & Co. said Wednesday that its first-quarter net income leaped 22 percent on growing sales of farm machinery at higher prices. The Moline, Ill., company's earnings soundly beat Wall Street expectations. In the quarter...
February 13, 2013 - 8:30am