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AgweekTV: Better grilling
Kandiyohi County ready for another summer of protecting lakes
Fielding Questions: Dwarf Colorado spruce no longer dwarf
Perennial Favorites: New varieties of our favorite plants
Records published May 27
Baseball: Workman-like Falcons take care of business
Local Roundup: Card tennis falls in 8AA semifinals
Homers back Archer as Rays topple Twins
Unbeaten Lynx crush winless Connecticut
United attendance above average
Watch: 'Price is Right' contestant loses his mind as he breaks Plinko record
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Memorial Day 2017: Willmar, area communities plan cemetery services and more
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Mary Ann Nagel
Marlyn W. Wacholz
Roger Herbert Holm
Laura Ione Rasmussen
Bursack: Dad needs help taking care of Mom but he won't allow it
Commentary: Health care for the future in our community
Letter: Playground is a community accomplishment
Cartoon by Dave Granlund for May 27
Minnesota Opinion: Not much to brag about in 2017
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