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Man robbed outside Zorbaz by two men on skateboards
Man hits Minnesota as he looks to pull his home on wheels from Washington State to D.C.
Circus returns to Atwater today for twin shows
Litchfield woman hospitalized after being pinned between dump truck, forklift
Police arrest protesters outside governor’s home
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
Fern A. Heglund
Jervey C. Christiansen
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Will: 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
Police arrest protesters outside governor’s home
June 15, 2016
New Kandi Mall owners lose bid for tax break
WILLMAR — The new owners of the Kandi Mall lost a bid this week for a tax break while they try to redevelop the struggling regional shopping...
June 15, 2016 - 12:03am
May 23, 2016
Officials expect modest growth in west central Minnesota's economy
WILLMAR — Businesses in southwestern Minnesota expect modest growth in the year ahead, down from what they enjoyed in 2014 and the start of 2015. The slowdown in the world’s economy, low commodity prices and a strong U.S. dollar that makes it more difficult to sell goods overseas...
May 23, 2016 - 11:35pm
May 17, 2016
Minnesota manufacturing data to be presented May 20 in Willmar
WILLMAR — Enterprise Minnesota will discuss the state of Minnesota manufacturing in Willmar from 9 to 10:30 a.m. May 20 at Ridgewater College, in the Student Services Building, Room A240. The consulting organization conducted phone surveys with over 400 Minnesota manufacturing...
May 17, 2016 - 5:43am
May 10, 2016
U.S. infrastructure short $1.44 trillion through 2025
America will fall $1.44 trillion short of what it needs to spend on infrastructure through the next decade, a gap that could strip 2.5 million...
May 10, 2016 - 11:19pm
April 25, 2016
Low farm prices worry the Upper Midwest
LISMORE — About 30 years ago in the midst of one of the worst farming downturns in the Midwest since the Great Depression, Gene Metz of Lismore...
April 25, 2016 - 11:49pm
March 11, 2016
Minnesota's jobless rate hold steady
Minnesota’s jobless rate held steady at 3.7 percent in January, according to figures released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Employment...
March 11, 2016 - 11:58am
February 29, 2016
Report: 216,000 Minnesotans make less than $9 an hour
The 2015 Minnesota Minimum-wage Report is now available from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. The report presents trends about...
February 29, 2016 - 10:45am
January 4, 2016
The good and bad of Minnesota’s economy
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s economy is a study in contradictions. So much of the news looks good: near record-low unemployment, overall wage payments rising, few signs of the recession remain. But there also are warning signs: manufacturing, mining and farm economies lag; some parts...
January 4, 2016 - 12:36am
January 2, 2016
Dayton wants $100M for rural Minn. broadband
ST. PAUL — Jody Reisch lives just a mile outside of the southwestern Minnesota city of Luverne but rented an office in town to do his work.
January 2, 2016 - 12:35am
December 27, 2015
Capitol Chatter: Dayton thrilled with Minnesota’s economic progress
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton fared well in the first year of his second and final term. When asked about the past year, he immediately turned to the economy: “Overall, three and a half percent unemployment and projects being announced every day, we have made good progress.”...
December 27, 2015 - 10:55pm
November 9, 2015
Some Minnesotans still benefit from neighbor’s oil production
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans do not only look across the border into North Dakota and drool at the money being made to the west. Even during the...
November 9, 2015 - 11:45pm
August 25, 2015
Wall St posts biggest rally of the year
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks posted their sharpest rally of the year on Tuesday, as investors sought out bargains a day after Wall Street's worst...
August 25, 2015 - 10:26am
August 12, 2015
State commissioner : Economy going strong
WILLMAR — Minnesota’s economy is on a roll, according to a state official who visited Willmar Wednesday. “I’m frankly here as a cheerleader, because I think Minnesota is doing really, really well,” said Myron Frans, commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget. Frans...
August 12, 2015 - 11:15pm
July 20, 2015
Estimated toll of bird flu approaching $650 million
WORTHINGTON — The economic toll of avian flu on Minnesota’s poultry industry has climbed to nearly $650 million, according to new data from University of Minnesota Extension.
July 20, 2015 - 12:05am
July 14, 2015
Weak U.S. retail sales hint at slower economic growth
WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in June as households cut back on purchases of automobiles and a range of other goods, raising concerns the economy was slowing again. Tuesday’s weak retail sales report, together with signs of some softening of the labor market,...
July 14, 2015 - 10:34pm