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Driver, 34, flees Minn. troopers then shoots himself in car
A man wrestled a rattlesnake to show off. He was bitten in the face and nearly died.
Hospital employees removed after photos show them giving newborn babies middle finger, calling them 'mini Satans'
Buildings topple as 7.2 magnitude quake hits Mexico
A university president held a dinner for black students - and set the table with cotton stalks and collard greens
Local Roundup: Cardinals tennis team rolls by Marshall in straight sets
Schultz Column: Prep football by the numbers
Yankees closer comes in to shut down Twins in tight game
Wild captain Mikko Koivu re-ups with Wild for two years
Twins' Max Kepler after sitting again: 'I'm not scared to face lefties'
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
'It's important to stand up to bullies': Actress Rebel Wilson wins record amount in defamation case
In loss for Netflix, 'Star Wars' and Marvel films will move to Disney's new streaming service
What's coming to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime in September 2017
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
Fall Home Improvement 2017 now available online
LOST ITALIAN: Say goodbye to summer with two favorite flavors: grilled steaks and fresh tomatoes
Retired nuclear physicist from Park River makes, sells thousands of jars of chokecherry jelly for charity
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Sylvia M. Gunderson
Gerald "Jerry" Asche
Commentary: Why Trump's threat to 'totally destroy' North Korea is extraordinary - even for him
Analysis: Running for Miss America now looks a lot like running for office
How reading can make you healthier and happier
Bygone staples and technology of the 1970s
Mystery plant has edible berries
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball is back in full force
WCT Sports Show: Week One Pigskin Picks
Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
September 26, 2013
Fed's Lacker says hard to start tapering in Oct. without losing face
WASHINGTON/STOCKHOLM, Sept 26 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve will find it hard to rein in monetary policy next month without losing face after it surprised markets by holding fire last week, a top Fed official said on Thursday.
September 26, 2013 - 7:31am
September 25, 2013
U.S. durable goods edge higher, boosted by car demand
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods edged higher in August and gave a signal that the factory sector gained...
September 25, 2013 - 8:58am
September 24, 2013
U.S. home prices up, but slip in confidence could be a concern
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. home prices slowed their rate of gains in July and a dip in consumer confidence this month underscored the potential for higher borrowing costs and a sluggish economy to dent a housing market recovery. The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan...
September 24, 2013 - 11:44am
September 20, 2013
U.S. economic growth gauge holds at more than three-year high
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A measure of future U.S. economic growth held steady at its highest level in more than three years while the annualized growth rate hit a four-week high, a research group said on Friday. The Economic Cycle Research Institute, a New York-based independent forecasting...
September 20, 2013 - 10:25am
September 17, 2013
U.S. poverty rate flat, 48 million people uninsured: Census
(Reuters) - The number of Americans living in poverty remained steady last year at 15 percent after rising for several years in the wake of the recession, while the number of people without health insurance fell slightly to 48 million, U.S. government data released on Tuesday showed. The...
September 17, 2013 - 10:43am
August 30, 2013
Weak spending, inflation data underscore soft U.S. economy
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending barely rose and inflation was tame in July, offering a cautionary note on the economy as the Federal...
August 30, 2013 - 11:55am
U.S. consumer spending up weak 0.1 percent in July
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumers barely increased their spending in July after their income grew more slowly, held back by steep government spending cuts that reduced federal workers' salaries.
August 30, 2013 - 8:06am
August 22, 2013
U.S. unemployment aid applications rise to 336,000
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week after reaching the lowest level in 5 1/2 years....
August 22, 2013 - 2:44pm
August 13, 2013
Gauge of U.S. consumer spending posts biggest gain in seven months
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose in July at its fastest pace in seven months, a sign of quicker economic growth that could strengthen the case for the U.S.
August 13, 2013 - 7:45am
U.S. small business confidence rises in July
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small business optimism rose in July, with owners anticipating an improvement in sales and earnings, which could...
August 13, 2013 - 7:18am
August 9, 2013
Letter: Tim Miller’s twisting the facts
I read Tim Miller’s letter in the July 18 edition, and if it wasn’t so scary it would be funny. He is typical Tea Party who twists the facts to fit his own agenda. He reminds me of Ron Paul who has said he would bankrupt the U.S. and close it down before he would allow food...
August 9, 2013 - 2:00am
July 31, 2013
U.S. economy grows at 1.7 percent pace in 2nd quarter
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. economic growth accelerated in the April-June quarter to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.7 percent, as businesses spent more and the federal government cut less. The Commerce Department says growth improved from a sluggish 1.1 percent rate in the...
July 31, 2013 - 7:00am
July 25, 2013
U.S. unemployment aid applications rise
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose by 7,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 343,000.
July 25, 2013 - 8:02am
July 24, 2013
Vision 2040 meeting in New London, Minn., focuses on well-being, economic vibrancy
NEW LONDON – The task of increasing the “well-being” of the Willmar area was voted the top issue to discuss during a Vision 2040 session...
July 24, 2013 - 11:17pm
Obama to try to focus public attention on economy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seeking to focus public attention on the problem he was sent to the White House to solve, President Barack Obama is making...
July 24, 2013 - 8:11am