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German gummy bear maker Haribo plans to produce candy in U.S.
Top Senate Democrat vows to dig in heels on Gorsuch nomination
Couple escape house fire north of Willmar
Catholic leaders told to come down from pulpit to deal with sexual abuse
State Department to approve Keystone pipeline permit
United States celebrates first World Baseball Classic title
Injured Lavine, his upbeat attitude still part of Timberwolves
Minnesota-born Lundquist chose broadcasting over the ministry 50-plus years ago
Bluejays ready to roll
Phil Hughes recalls visiting pitching guru Tom House
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'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
Milton M. Hamann
Marian A. Hanson
Ruth O. Jones
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
Disc golf coming to a town near you
GRANITE FALLS -- At last count there were 198 disc golf courses in the state of Minnesota, making them easier to find than the restaurant with...
June 23, 2012 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
Survey: economy slows in 9 Midwest and Plains states
OMAHA, Neb. -- Economic growth appears to be slowing in nine Midwest and Plains states, but a monthly survey of business leaders released Friday suggests the region remains healthy overall. The report's overall economic index declined to 57.6 in May from April's 60, but remained...
June 1, 2012 - 9:06am
May 9, 2012
Letter: Blame the Republicans
Who am I describing in the following situations? Action may soon be taken to stop the doubling of the college loan interest rates. These people want to pay for it by cutting a plan that provides medical care such as mammograms and preventive care to lower classes, women and the elderly. These...
May 9, 2012 - 12:00am
March 12, 2012
United Way of West Central Minn. has record amount of funding requests
WILLMAR -- When community review panels for the United Way of West Central Minnesota sit down later this month to evaluate funding applications, they'll be working with a record number of requests. The agency has received 57 applications totaling $764,415 for its 2012-13 funding...
March 12, 2012 - 12:00am
March 2, 2012
Oil drops below $108; Saudi explosion report denied
Oil prices retreated to below $108 a barrel Friday after Saudi Arabia denied an Iranian media report of a Saudi pipeline explosion. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for April delivery was down 98 cents to $107.86 in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange....
March 2, 2012 - 8:12am
February 29, 2012
Projected Minn. state surplus already spent
February 29, 2012 - 12:38pm
January 27, 2012
Tribune Editorial: Fed move on interest is a good strategy
The Federal Reserve made a good decision this week when it announced it would likely keep its rates below 1 percent through late 2014 to help address the continuing weakness of the U.S. economy. This decision reassures consumers and businesses about the Fed's policy strategy over...
January 27, 2012 - 12:00am
January 26, 2012
Economic gauge rises 0.4 percent in December, giving cautious optimism for 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A gauge of future economic activity rose in December, providing evidence the economy was gaining strength as the year ended. The Conference Board said today that its index of leading economic indicators rose 0.4 percent last month following a revised 0.2 percent...
January 26, 2012 - 9:36am
January 25, 2012
Fed unlikely to raise rates until at least 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve went further than ever today to assure consumers and businesses that they'll be able to borrow cheaply well into the future. The Fed pushed back the date for any likely increase in its benchmark interest rate by at least a year and a half, until...
January 25, 2012 - 12:59pm
January 21, 2012
Clara City approves natural gas franchise
CLARA CITY -- City Council members in Clara City unanimously approved a franchise agreement that will bring natural gas service to the community by the end of the year. Council members held a special meeting Friday afternoon to approve the franchise for Dooley's Petroleum of Murdock,...
January 21, 2012 - 12:00am
January 20, 2012
Clara City approves natural gas franchise for Dooley's; company to develop system also serving large area south and west of Willmar
CLARA CITY -- City council members in Clara City unanimously approved a franchise agreement that will bring natural gas service to the community by the end of the year. Council members met in a special meeting Friday afternoon to approve the franchise for Dooley's Petroleum of Murdock,...
January 20, 2012 - 4:36pm
January 9, 2012
Nonprofit business assistance group based in Montevideo, Minn., needs help of its own with funding
MONTEVIDEO -- Roughly one-half of all new businesses fail within the first five years, according to the Small Business Administration. A nonprofit...
January 9, 2012 - 12:00am
December 30, 2011
Owner cites poor sales for eliminating stores nationwide
WILLMAR -- Willmar's Kmart store in the Kandi Mall is on a list of stores slated to be closed by Sears Holdings Corp., the parent company of...
December 30, 2011 - 12:00am
December 6, 2011
Revier Cattle completing expansion near Olivia, Minn., after delay that led to revised plans
OLIVIA -- Just as they had everything lined up and ready to go, world financial markets erupted in turmoil with the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. Although...
December 6, 2011 - 12:00am
November 29, 2011
Workers at Montevideo, Minn., nursing home ratify agreement, avert strike
MONTEVIDEO -- Workers at Luther Haven have ratified a new three-year labor contract that averts a possible strike at the skilled nursing facility in Montevideo. Workers approved the agreement in a vote Wednesday, according to Ryan Nagle with Service Employees International Union-Health...
November 29, 2011 - 12:00am