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Community steps forward to help as water recedes
From digging to grain bins, farmers face varied dangers
Tractor roll bars help save lives in most common farm accidents
Milan dedicates new Liberty Bell
Video: Moving history down the road
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Harris P. Hinderaker
William "Bill" Bradford
William R. Heitke
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Minnesota Opinion: The long wait for mental health care needs fixing
Thomas: Abolishing 'man' at Princeton
Klinger: Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Willmar dog park anniversary celebration cancelled due to high number of mosquitoes
October 15, 2011
Governor, pheasant hunters take to Monte area fields today
MONTEVIDEO -- Gov. Mark Dayton will open Minnesota's pheasant season today with all of the fanfare previously reserved only for the start of...
October 15, 2011 - 12:00am
October 14, 2011
Montevideo, Minn., ready to roll out a grass carpet for Governor's Pheasant Opener
MONTEVIDEO -- Mayor Debra Lee Fader has lots of experience at welcoming hunters to Montevideo. She and her husband, Brad, own the Sportsmen...
October 14, 2011 - 9:00am
October 11, 2011
N.W. Minnesota towns need people to fill jobs
October 11, 2011 - 11:02am
September 19, 2011
Forest fire fighters temporarily boost Ely, Minn., economy
ELY, Minn. (AP) -- The forest fire that has burned more than 147 square miles in northeastern Minnesota has given a not entirely welcome boost to the economy in the Ely area. The roughly 600 firefighters fighting the Pagami Creek wildfire in and near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area...
September 19, 2011 - 11:17am
U.S. stocks slide as Greek debt worries grow
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are tumbling as investors worry that Greece won't qualify for a new installment of emergency funds in time to avoid defaulting on its debt. Investors also appear pessimistic about a Federal Reserve policy decision expected Wednesday. The Fed has hinted it...
September 19, 2011 - 10:30am
August 10, 2011
Details sketchy, but Obama planning trip to Minn. next week
ST. PAUL -- President Obama plans a southern Minnesota visit next week to start a three-state rural Midwestern tour. The White House late Tuesday...
August 10, 2011 - 12:00am
July 27, 2011
Worried residents hit streets over U.S. debt talks
WILLMAR -- With less than a week until the U.S.
July 27, 2011 - 12:00am
June 10, 2011
Editorial: Gas cost is factor in slow economy
The U.S. economy slowed in May due to rising energy costs and continued employment challenges, but the Upper Midwest followed the national trend to a lesser extent. The same holds true in west central Minnesota. When gasoline at the local gas pumps drew near $4 per gallon at the...
June 10, 2011 - 12:00am
May 7, 2011
Fed economist optimistic about Minn. economy
WILLMAR -- Employment is expected to increase in Minnesota this year, and that should contribute to a healthier economy, a Federal Reserve economist...
May 7, 2011 - 12:00am
May 3, 2011
Federal Reserve economist to speak in Willmar Friday
WILLMAR -- Toby Madden, a regional economist at the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, will speak Friday in Willmar. Madden will speak at...
May 3, 2011 - 12:00am
April 30, 2011
HUD grants allow Heartland Community Action Agency to expand programs for homeless families
WILLMAR -- Heartland Community Action received $152,442 in two separate grants from U.S. Housing and Urban Development to provide housing and supportive services to homeless families. The funding will allow Heartland to expand its existing services to help high-need homeless individuals...
April 30, 2011 - 12:00am
March 31, 2011
Fewer people sought unemployment aid last week
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that layoffs are dropping and companies may be stepping up hiring. The Labor Department said today that the number of people seeking benefits dipped by 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 388,000 for the...
March 31, 2011 - 8:41am
March 18, 2011
Libya cease-fire, yen plan pulls stocks higher
NEW YORK (AP) -- A cease-fire in Libya and an international plan to bring the yen down from historic highs are pushing stocks broadly higher. Japan's currency has soared since an earthquake and devastating tsunami struck the country a week ago, killing thousands and damaging several...
March 18, 2011 - 11:03am
March 11, 2011
Letter: Price of economic blunders
Congratulations to Mickey Rooney for speaking up in America about the abuse of our elderly. We thank him. Now would be a good time for all of us to join him and let our growing concerns be told and insist our government make its own citizens its No. 1 priority and spend its money...
March 11, 2011 - 12:00am
March 10, 2011
More people sought unemployment aid last week
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week. But the rise comes after applications hit their lowest level in nearly three years, and economists expect further declines as the economy improves. Applications increased by 26,000 to a seasonally...
March 10, 2011 - 9:59am