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Coteau des Prairies Lodge to showcase ND ag products
Amtrak train derails in Chicago, no injuries reported
London attacker interested in jihad but no evidence of IS link
SDSU study analyzes East River native grasslands
Minn. college student remains missing
ND native who once made 2,750 consecutive free throws dies
Costco tees off on Titleist over golf balls
Girls Basketball: Oman a Class AA All-State first-teamer
Local Roundup: Warrior softball team opens season in crossover
Inspired by grandfather, Taylor Rogers just keeps taking the ball for Minnesota Twins
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
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'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
Msgr. Joseph R. Huebsch
David "Doc" Halliday
Shirley Mae Ehrlich
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
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Planning the spring garden calendar
Dave & Vivian Swanson
February 24, 2011
Editorial: Energy costs may hit our economy
What difference does a few days make in the price of gasoline?
February 24, 2011 - 12:00am
February 22, 2011
Update: Libya unrest rattles markets; oil prices jump
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks fell sharply and oil prices spiked to their highest level in two years today as the unrest in Libya worsened. Oil prices jumped 5 percent to $95 a barrel today. The fight between protesters and forces loyal to the Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi threatens the...
February 22, 2011 - 12:48pm
February 21, 2011
Commentary: Budget cutting is too small of an agenda
WASHINGTON -- Take five steps back and consider the nature of the political conversation in our nation's capital.
February 21, 2011 - 1:28am
February 18, 2011
Dow notches third straight week of gains
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Dow Jones industrial average continued climbing on today, notching its third straight week of gains. The Dow has lost ground only three days in February. The average of 30 large companies rose 1 percent this week and 4.2 percent for the month. The broader...
February 18, 2011 - 4:30pm
Stocks on path for third straight week of gains
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks were trading mixed early today ahead of the long holiday weekend. Major indexes have risen steadily this month and are headed for their third straight week of gains. The Dow Jones industrial average has fallen on only three days in February. The index is...
February 18, 2011 - 9:18am
January 27, 2011
Stocks edge higher after mixed earnings reports
NEW YORK (AP) -- A surprise jump in applications for unemployment benefits and mixed earnings from large U.S. companies kept stocks on a short leash today. Indexes ended slightly higher, with the Standard & Poor's 500 closing a half point below 1,300. The Dow Jones industrial average...
January 27, 2011 - 4:47pm
Dow above 12,000 after strong earnings reports
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stock indexes touched two and a half year highs for the third time this week after several large companies reported strong earnings reports. Caterpillar Inc. rose 1 percent after its fourth-quarter profit quadrupled on strong global demand for mining and construction...
January 27, 2011 - 10:15am
AP survey: Outlook for 2011 economy is brightening
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Employers will hire more workers this year, and the economy will grow faster than envisioned three months ago, according to an Associated Press survey that found growing optimism among leading economists. But unemployment will stay chronically high -- nearly 9...
January 27, 2011 - 9:54am
Stock futures dip after jobless applications rise
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stock indexes were headed for a flat opening today after the government said that more people applied for unemployment benefits last week. First-time applications for unemployment rose to 454,000, the highest level since late October. Economists had expected the...
January 27, 2011 - 8:37am
January 14, 2011
Commentary: Losing ground in an up economy
In the typical economic downturn, Americans thrown out of work make a deal with Euthenia, the Greek goddess of prosperity. They say (in their heads): We will get through this. We'll move in with family, find any part-time job. All we want is an assurance that good times will eventually...
January 14, 2011 - 7:04am
December 31, 2010
10 stories that made 2010 history
While a number of stories played a part in shaping the region during 2010, the No. 1 news story of the year is the number of local elected officials...
December 31, 2010 - 12:03pm
December 9, 2010
Montevideo council OKs contracts to include pay hike for staff
MONTEVIDEO -- The City Council has approved wage and salary increases in the coming year for most Montevideo city employees. At the regular meeting Monday, council members approved a contract with union employees represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal...
December 9, 2010 - 12:00am
December 8, 2010
Willmar will be part of a statewide gathering to discuss ending poverty
WILLMAR -- Willmar will be host to one of five meetings Thursday evening called a Statewide Gathering to End Poverty by 2020. The meeting is open to the public. It will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building, 2200 23rd St. N.E., Wi...
December 8, 2010 - 12:00am
Minnesota's economy ahead of U.S., but still has steep hill to climb
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's economy is improving, but don't look for it to be back at full strength any time soon. State Economist Tom Stinson predicts that the economy will not rise back to pre-recession levels for at least two more years. There has been good news for agriculture, health...
December 8, 2010 - 12:00am
December 4, 2010
Hunting Works in rural Minnesota
WILLMAR -- A hunter's heart can be found in the great outdoors, usually right after he or she has left lots of greenbacks in the great indoors. The...
December 4, 2010 - 12:00am