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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
June 21, 2016
Feds allege Jennie-O discriminated against Willmar women
WILLMAR – Jennie-O Turkey Store will hire 53 women and pay nearly a half-million dollars in back wages to 339 female job applicants who were...
June 21, 2016 - 11:44pm
Feds allege Jennie-O discriminated against women at Willmar site
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store will hire 53 women and pay nearly a half-million dollars in back wages to 339 female job applicants who were denied entry-level jobs at its Willmar turkey-processing facility. The action settles a U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit alleging Jennie-O...
June 21, 2016 - 5:50pm
May 20, 2016
Apartment owners, sheriff's deputy agree to dismissal of housing discrimination lawsuit
OLIVIA — A Renville County sheriff’s deputy’s discrimination lawsuit against his former Bird Island apartment complex, which he said evicted him because he is gay, was dismissed Tuesday in Renville County District Court after both parties agreed to end the proceeding. The...
May 20, 2016 - 10:47pm
November 1, 2015
Reinstated East Grand Forks teacher speaks out
EAST GRAND FORKS — An East Grand Forks teacher is telling his side in a controversy over the school district’s decision to place him on temporary leave. High school social studies teacher Bryan Perkins was placed on paid administrative leave for two weeks after he sent an email...
November 1, 2015 - 10:09pm
April 4, 2015
Benson company denies claims of discrimination, unlawful practices
BENSON — A Benson business has denied a Willmar woman’s allegations of discrimination and unlawful practices at the business, arguing also that the case should be dismissed because she has no basis to bring forth the lawsuit. Carey Hodapp, who formerly worked on-site at CNH...
April 4, 2015 - 1:15am
April 1, 2015
Cartoon by Chris Britt
April 1, 2015 - 12:01am
March 4, 2015
Gaylord to pay immigrant detained by officers
GAYLORD — After years of disputing allegations that police officers heavily targeted Latinos for traffic and other stops, town officials here...
March 4, 2015 - 8:00am
September 3, 2014
City Council approves discrimination settlement, Nefi Ibarra
WILLMAR — The $115,000 settlement of the discrimination lawsuit filed by former coal handler Nefi Ibarra against the Willmar Municipal Utilities has been approved. The Willmar City Council during its Tuesday meeting approved the minutes of the August 25 meeting of the Municipal...
September 3, 2014 - 11:13pm
July 1, 2014
Letter: A stunning local performance
If you build it, they will come. This is a line from a movie about baseball, but it can mean so much more. In this instance, it pertains to the stunning performances of late in downtown Willmar. Who thought that producing a play that dealt with the aftermath of a hate crime, the...
July 1, 2014 - 5:00am
May 7, 2014
Minnesota House passes Women’s Economic Security Act
ST. PAUL — New Minnesota mothers would more likely keep their jobs under the Women’s Economic Security Act, its supporters say.
May 7, 2014 - 11:10pm
February 27, 2014
Arizona governor vetoes bill widely criticized as anti-gay
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill on Wednesday derided by critics as a license to discriminate against gays in the...
February 27, 2014 - 6:51am
May 25, 2013
Judge: Ariz. sheriff's office profiles Latinos, victimizes citizens
PHOENIX (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled that the office of America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically singled out Latinos in...
May 25, 2013 - 7:33am
May 10, 2013
Willmar woman wins marital discrimination case against Auto Value Parts
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — State officials say a St. Cloud auto parts company has paid $50,000 to a former employee who claimed her firing amounted to marriage discrimination. The Minnesota Department of Human Rights says Auto Value Parts terminated JoDee Goblirsch when her husband...
May 10, 2013 - 7:28am
February 27, 2013
Voting rights law gets Supreme Court challenge
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The most potent weapon in fighting discrimination at the ballot box was before the Supreme Court on Wednesday in a case that weighs the nation's enormous progress in civil rights against the need to continue to protect minority voters. By MARK SHERMAN Associated...
February 27, 2013 - 10:57am
December 21, 2012
Milbank, S.D., cheese company settles discrimination charge
A South Dakota cheese making company has agreed to pay $85,000 to settle a sex discrimination charge. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Milbank-based Valley Queen Cheese Factory has agreed to pay the settlement to two female applicants rejected for the position...
December 21, 2012 - 7:40am