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At least 12 killed after Texas church bus crash
Muslims tell Minnesota Capitol gathering they feel more misunderstood now than ever before
Prosecutors: 'Uber' of sex trafficking rings busted in Twin Cities; also stretched into ND
Ivanka Trump becomes unpaid White House employee
'I will ... become a chicken': French artist who spent a week inside a rock is now hatching eggs
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
Mauer's spot in batting order will vary, but don't expect him near top
UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Vikings S Smith undergoes ankle surgery
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Violet Gurtrude Swanson
Keith L. Sorenson
Delores A. Larson
Ethel L. Anderson
LeRoy H. Koenen
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
February 11, 2017
U.S. consumer sentiment falls as election euphoria fizzles
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer sentiment eased off a 13-year high in early February likely as some of the jubilation over Donald Trump's election...
February 11, 2017 - 5:02am
December 2, 2016
Dine in on Saturday
WILLMAR — For many families, having a home-cooked meal together is a rare event. Given busy work schedules — plus getting kids to...
December 2, 2016 - 7:49am
April 30, 2014
Consumer pork prices could rise 12 percent due to PEDv cases
U.S. hog prices could rise by 15 to 25 percent and consumer prices for pork by 10 to 12 percent as a result of a virus that has killed some 7 million piglets in the United States, the National Pork Producers Council said on Wednesday. Hog slaughter this summer could fall by more...
April 30, 2014 - 10:11am
August 7, 2013
U.S. consumer borrowing rose $13.8 billion in June
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans borrowed more in June to buy cars and attend schools. But they were frugal again with their credit cards, indicating many remain wary of taking on high-interest debt.
August 7, 2013 - 3:58pm
August 28, 2012
New Consumer Reports rankings: ACMC, Family Practice among top-ranked clinics in SW Minn.
Affiliated Community Medical Centers and Family Practice Medical Center of Willmar held the region's top rankings for diabetes and vascular care, according to a new Consumer Reports survey appearing in a special edition of the magazine. Consumer Reports looked at 552 physician group...
August 28, 2012 - 1:50pm
January 6, 2012
MDA warns some Pepin apple cider may be contaminated
ST. PAUL -- State officials said today consumers should avoid drinking certain Pepin Heights brand Honeycrisp 100 percent fresh pressed apple cider after department laboratory tests found some product distributed in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin may be contaminated with a mycotoxin...
January 6, 2012 - 3:27pm
November 25, 2011
Scrimp or splurge: Financial counselors advise a consumer reality check
WILLMAR -- Scrimp or splurge? As shoppers flock to the stores today for the holiday opener, financial counselors urge a reality check. Consumers...
November 25, 2011 - 12:00am
July 21, 2010
American Opinion: On consumer spending
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On consumer spending: While it's popular to criticize Washington for spending insanely and refusing to live within a budget, the reality is that too many Americans aren't walking the...
July 21, 2010 - 12:00am
March 4, 2010
Letter; We all should buy American
Buy American. Buy American. Buy American. As we grow older it seems we develop an exasperating habit of repeating ourselves, and aren't aware of it until a friend reminds us. This time, however, I am well aware of the repetition and I'm going to put my money where my mouth is. I...
March 4, 2010 - 12:00am
October 7, 2009
Minnesota consumers warned of cell-phone 'do not call' scam
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota is warning consumers of a scam involving e-mails urging people to contact a "do not call" list for their cell-phone numbers. The e-mails tell consumers they must register their cell phone number with the National Do Not Call...
October 7, 2009 - 12:36pm