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Special election set Aug. 22
Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
Brainerd family says final goodbyes to man who was missing for more than 2 years
Man whose boat crashed on Minnesota river found alive
Local Roundup: Halvorson repeats
RU Game: Hanson, Rudie commit to D-I schools
Vote for the WCT Game of the Week
Local Roundup: Willmar softball team drops pair to Tech
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
April 11, 2017
Global surplus leads to grain piled on runways, parking lots and fields
Reluctant to sell his harvest at today's rock-bottom prices, he has stuffed storage bins at his property full and left more corn piled on the...
April 11, 2017 - 8:22am
April 7, 2017
Job growth slows as U.S. unemployment rate drops to 4.5 percent
WASHINGTON - U.S. employers added the fewest number of workers in 10 months in March, but a drop in the unemployment rate to a near 10-year low...
April 7, 2017 - 8:07am
March 20, 2017
Travel ban, strong dollar could put a damper on tourism
FRANKFURT - Travel and tourism's contribution to the U.S. economy will grow at a slower pace this year than in 2016 due to a strong U.S. dollar...
March 20, 2017 - 8:37am
March 10, 2017
Strong job growth, rising wages set stage for Fed rate hike
WASHINGTON - Employers hired workers at a robust pace in February, beating expectations, and wages grinded higher, which could give the Federal...
March 10, 2017 - 9:51am
March 7, 2017
Oil imports lift U.S. trade deficit to near five-year high
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit jumped to a near five-year high in January as rising oil prices helped to push up the import bill, pointing...
March 7, 2017 - 1:10pm
March 6, 2017
Focus on efficiency
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — If there's a silver bullet or magic pill to help farmers overcome poor crop prices, Andrew Swenson and Frayne Olson...
March 6, 2017 - 7:00pm
February 23, 2017
U.S. labor, housing markets data underscore economy's stamina
WASHINGTON—The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week but the four-week average of such claims, considered...
February 23, 2017 - 10:54am
February 22, 2017
Ag economy in reset: Speaker says period of high commodity prices was aberration
WILLMAR — The next 45 days could prove to be interesting as farmers secure operating loans for the 2017 planting season. Given the current...
February 22, 2017 - 9:05pm
Trump seeks jobs advice from some firms that offshore U.S. work
WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump, who has vowed to stop U.S. manufacturing from disappearing overseas, is seeking job-creation advice...
February 22, 2017 - 3:10pm
February 20, 2017
Study: Immigrants make up growing part of workforce, tax base of ND, Minnesota
FARGO—A new analysis is shedding some light on the growing economic impact of immigrants who live and work in North Dakota and Minnesota...
February 20, 2017 - 9:31pm
February 16, 2017
US housing starts drop; permits rise to one-year high
WASHINGTON—U.S. homebuilding fell in January as the construction of multi-family housing projects dropped, but upward revisions to the...
February 16, 2017 - 10:19am
February 15, 2017
Economist: New recession unlikely for now as America enters 'bunny market'
FARGO — Forget about bulls and bears because the country is in a "bunny" market, according to a nationally recognized economist. Jim Paulsen,...
February 15, 2017 - 5:44pm
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
February 7, 2017
2017 farm profitability projections mixed
WASHINGTON — Depending on how you cut the numbers, the U.S. farm economy could get a little weaker — or a little stronger —...
February 7, 2017 - 4:34pm
February 1, 2017
Fed leaves interest rates unchanged, remains upbeat on economy
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady on Wednesday, Feb. 1, in its first meeting since President Donald Trump took...
February 1, 2017 - 10:45pm