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Great Indoors: Dessert imposters make April Fools fun
75-year history of Grove City business ends
Full circle return for versatile trumpeter from Lac qui Parle Valley
At last, Minnesota native Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm
Federal judge extends order blocking Trump's travel ban from six Muslim countries
UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
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
'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
Evonne C. Frost
Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
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
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. Federal Reserve winding down a major economic stimulus program. Retail sales outside of cars,...
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